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New Clayton sheriff takes office

Governor’s office monitors Hill case

JONESBORO — Victor Hill returned to office as sheriff of Clayton County Wednesday.

Hill was unavailable to talk with the press, though reporters camped out for hours waiting to get a glimpse of him.

Clayton County sheriff's Assistant Chief Shawn Sutherland said Hill was in and out of the office.

“He is at work dealing with sheriff’s issues,” said Sutherland said. “He is out in the field, talking with constituents and supporters.”

Gov. Nathan Deal's spokesman Brian Robinson said the governor wouldn't be making any comments about the Hill case.

“There’s tremendous interest in the Sheriff Victor Hill case now that he has taken office,” he said. “The governor plans to take a close look at this particular case, as it is unique in its circumstances. The office will not be making any news on this issue today.”

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DE 1 year, 8 months ago

It's a sad day for Clayton County. How long will it be before there are more criminals roaming our county streets then are in jail like it was during his last tenure as sheriff? What were the voters of Clayton County thinking when the elected him back in? How much will it cost the taxpayers of this county when Victor Hill starts his shenanigans again? But dare I say that it's most likely the voters who reelected Victor don't pay taxes, and are a economic drain on our society. Meanwhile, the rest of us are going to have to bare the cost of his actions and foolishness. As the old saying goes, "Trick me once, shame on you, trick me twice, shame on me."

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nettra73 1 year, 8 months ago

The people have spoken-including those "people" you mentioned that don't pay taxes..blah, blah, blah...That's what you get when you have a democratic government which is defined as: a form of government in which all eligible citizens have an equal say in the decisions that affect their lives. Democracy allows eligible citizens to participate equally—either directly or through elected representatives—in the proposal, development, and creation of laws. It encompasses social, economic and cultural conditions that enable the free and equal practice of political self-determination.

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OscarKnight 1 year, 8 months ago

..."blah, blah, blah" ?....Ha, Ha........Please Go There With Me...Ha, Ha

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OscarKnight 1 year, 8 months ago

..nettra73; Many of us are here because we care a lot about our county; For some of us, we call Clayton County, Georgia Our Home. The people that you are probably talking about, "Stays In This County".....Much Different than working your entire lifetime, building a place, that you would proudly call your Home. ...Riddle Me With This :

.....Where Do You Stay ?....Ha. Ha

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OscarKnight 1 year, 8 months ago

...By the way; Victor Hill Voters :

..CRIME FIGHTER VICTOR HILL ?....Ha, Ha !!! ....Riddle me with this Puzzle : ...What Laws has Victor been enforcing, since the year 2009 ? ....Another Puzzle; What has Victor been doing since 2009 ? .....Which Law Enforcement Agency as Victor been employed with, since 2009 ?...Ha, Ha !!

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DE 1 year, 8 months ago

I didn't state anywhere that he wasn't elected in a fair and equal manner. The people of this county made their choice and Victor won. But that doesn't mean that they voted with a clear knowledge of his past representation of this county, or the understanding of the financial burden he placed on the taxpayers of this county. They either didn't care or realize what the taxpayers of this county had to pay for his indiscretions while he was in office. Those tax dollars could have been spent better elsewhere. Maybe even been spent on them!!! If they actually paid taxes, they might be a little more concerned how their money is being spent. But seeing how they have "No dog in that fight" , they simply cast a ballot without doing any research on the candidates past.

And as you stated, those who voted for Victor voted for him because it probably does effect their lives. They were probably some of the same people that Victor failed to arrest and lock up when he was previously Sheriff.

With Victor as Sheriff, we may as well put up billboards across the state inviting all thugs to the county. And instead of "Crime Free Neighborhoods" I can foresee "Enforcement Free Neighborhoods".

"Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education."

A quote from Franklin D. Roosevelt

I think that says it all.

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DE 1 year, 8 months ago

And dare I say that it's most likely that the vast majority of the people that voted for Victor don't even know who Franklin D Roosevelt was. They probably don't know that he was our 32nd president and a Democrat. But the uneducated are allowed to vote, aren't they...

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OscarKnight 1 year, 8 months ago

........It's not over; If Kimbrough had been elected, we would be stuck on stupid for the next four years. Although we are still stuck on stupid with Walkin Small, we still have a fighting chance to turn the curve and go straight ahead. Let us hope that the prosecutors has their stuff in order.

........With Victor out of the picture, with another election, maybe we can have a chance to choose another Sheriff.

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OscarKnight 1 year, 8 months ago

....For anyone that hasn't had the time to be keeping up, with the Victor Hill News :

Quote : (( "When Hill is sworn in Jan. 1, he will become the county’s first sheriff to take office under felony indictment. Georgia Peace Officers and Standards Training Council suspended Hill’s law enforcement certification when he was indicted. Under law, a Georgia sheriff has six months to become certified or he becomes ineligible to hold office. It is unlikely that Hill’s trial will be held before that deadline because of the pending appeals." ))

http://www.news-daily.com/news/2012/nov/29/delegates-oppose-recommendation-remove-hill/?c=88627

....."Six Months".....The Clock is ticking on Victor.

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OscarKnight 1 year, 8 months ago

........The Wheels Justice :

......Tick Clock, Tick Clock, Tick Clock.........Minus Six Months

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MD 1 year, 8 months ago

Hill will do himself in. Just give him time.

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Robert 1 year, 8 months ago

nettra73

The people have spoken-including those "people" you mentioned that don't pay taxes..blah, blah, blah...That's what you get when you have a democratic government which is defined as: a form of government in which all eligible citizens have an equal say in the decisions that affect their lives. Democracy allows eligible citizens to participate equally—either directly or through elected representatives—in the proposal, development, and creation of laws. It encompasses social, economic and cultural conditions that enable the free and equal practice of political self-determination.

Detroit county.

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OscarKnight 1 year, 8 months ago

..CRIME FIGHTER VICTOR HILL ? ....Riddle me with this Puzzle : ...What Laws has Victor been enforcing, since the year 2009 ?

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OscarKnight 1 year, 8 months ago

....For The Victor Hill supporters :

...Read; If You Know How Comprehend The English Language :

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OscarKnight 1 year, 8 months ago

....It seems to me, with the fruit that Victor was picking in Clayton Couinty, was the fruit that had already fallen from tree.

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NovemberRose 1 year, 8 months ago

We welcome you Victor Hill with open arms!!! Been living in Clayton County since early 80's and I've never seen so much crime in this county. Business is down murder is up, violence against officers. If Hill is for cleaning up our streets and making our enviroment cleaner and safer then I'm all in!

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OscarKnight 1 year, 8 months ago

....I hope that Robert didn't mind me borrowing his photo....

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Robert 1 year, 8 months ago

I don't mind spreading the truth. LOL.

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OscarKnight 1 year, 8 months ago

....It saddens me to say this, but, Our chances to disenfranchise the stupidity in this county is slim to none..What's more Sad; We are also out numbered by dumb voters.

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OscarKnight 1 year, 7 months ago

......For those of us, that has equity in this county, I seriously doubt that Victor Hill would be the likely choice as our Sheriff !!!

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