No To Electronic Tickets

Thursday, February 20, 2014

No to electronic tickets and here's why. 

1st - A ticket is a ticket. There's not a municipality in our county that has support for ticket cameras with their citizens. East Ridge businesses fought to keep the cameras out. Red Bank citizens made their feelings clear and voted new officials in that disconnected their cameras. As citizens we have the right to face our accuser. We've made it clear, we do not want traffic cameras or lasers.  

2nd - Politicians, like Sheriff Hammond, argue a patrol car sitting and operating a laser ticket machine would reduce speeders. I believe a patrol car sitting or patrolling that street will reduce speeders. Ask yourself a question. If you are speeding and pass a patrol car are you going to think 'is that officer running a laser machine?' Or are you going to think 'is that officer about to pull me over?' Either way, it is very likely you'll reduce your speed.

I've written tickets on Fairview Road attempting to make it safer. There are two lane roads that are dangerous. People do speed but a police presence greatly diminishes that.

3rd - Officers need more contact with citizens not less. A laser machine doesn't know you're speeding because your wife is in labor. It doesn't know you're trying to get to your children. An officer can speak to you and perhaps lend assistance to you and your family.

4th - Many criminals have been arrested due to a traffic stop.  Fugitives and drug smugglers aren't found by running a laser. Real police work produces real results. Traffic stops work. 

So, I disagree with the current sheriff. I disagree with laser produced tickets.

Only two candidates are running for sheriff; myself and the incumbent. We are running in the Republican primary and whichever candidate wins that race will be your sheriff.

If elected as your sheriff I, Chris Harvey, will not have these lasers as apart of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office. Vote in the Republican primary and vote for change. Vote Chris Harvey.

Chris Harvey

Some Get It Wrong On Christians, The Inquisition And The Crusades

Some in the media, along with our President, have recently been accusing those who led the Crusades of being the worst mass murderers in history.  Conservative estimates cite approximately 1.7 million who were killed in the Crusades over a period of 200 years.  That would be 6,000 deaths a year.  As for the Inquisition, a total of about 3,000 were judged and sentenced ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘Old Hickory’ Is Toast

There is a group of women in New York, all savvy and a bit stealthy, who are plotting to kick Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, to the curb. They claim “Old Hickory” is a lout and that he is personally responsible for the embarrassing T-shirts that read, “Sure, you can trust the government … just ask an Indian” ($14.99, Amazon) Their plan is to take ... (click for more)

New Attorneys Have Not Decided On Whether To Seek Mental Evaluation For Hixson Woman Facing Possible Death Penalty

New attorneys for a Hixson woman facing a possible death penalty in Catoosa County, Ga., said they have not decided whether to seek a mental evaluation of Catherine Joann Goins. Police said she lured a 30-year-old woman to a friend's house and killed her in order to steal her newborn. After District Attorney Herbert "Buzz" Franklin opted for the death penalty, two attorneys ... (click for more)

Mobile, Ala., Firm Alerted To Send Tug To Cart Off Eyesore Casey Barge

Bankruptcy Trustee Jerry Farinash said Thursday afternoon that a Mobile, Ala., firm has been told to start work on removing the Casey barge from the Tennessee River in downtown Chattanooga. He said Coast Guard officials inspected the barge earlier Thursday and "seemed pleased with the condition it is in." The attorney said the Coast Guard will make a re-inspection just before ... (click for more)

Hannah Wood Leads Red Bank To Two Tournament Wins

Friday was a pretty good day for the Red Bank Lionettes softball team. Hosting a six-team tournament, the Lionettes won two games on the opening day, holding off Lookout Valley by a 6-4 final in the first one before winning by a more comfortable 11-3 margin over Sequatchie County in the second one. Hannah Wood was the sparkplug in both as she had three hits twice and was the ... (click for more)

Manning Makes $3 Million Leadership Grant To UT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.  – Five-time National Football League Most Valuable Player   Peyton Manning   and his wife, Ashley, announced Friday a $3 million leadership commitment to the University of Tennessee. This gift commitment will benefit both the Tennessee football program and the   Peyton Manning   Scholarship Endowment. This commitment ... (click for more)