Thursday, July 17, 2014

Springfield will study loitering ordinance

An anti-loitering ordinance may be in Springfield’s future.
http://rutlandherald.com/article/20140717/NEWS02/707179961

23 comments :

  1. Let's create more laws that are completely unenforceable and continue to restrict and punish the law abiding citizens and put more stress on our law enforcement. Here's an idea, lets make it illegal to sell drugs in front of businesses in town? Oh,,,,sorry, there is a law against that!!!??? This loitering law better have more teeth then the felony of selling narcotics.

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    1. Springfield Town Leader7/18/14, 12:00 PM

      I can't hear you la-la-la-la, I can't hear you la-la-la-la....

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  2. I think that the old maxim of "Be careful of what you ask for, you may get it!" applies here. Ms. Bombria and her supporters may ultimately be disappointed based on the final wording of the ordinance and the Selectmen's willingness to fund and enforce it. I use the word "fund" because SPD will obviously need more resources to enforce the ordinance.

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  3. Next on the agenda CCTV...

    This citizen likes what freedoms I have left, thank you very much.

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  4. Basically, if this gets passed:

    If you're in your late teens to mid-twenties and low income, and standing on the sidewalk chatting with your friends, or sitting on a park bench, you'll be loitering.

    If your older, or middle or upper income, and doing the exact same thing, somehow it won't be loitering.

    There's a word for that, it's "discrimination".

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    1. Actually thats fine with me. Whatever it takes to get rid of the riff raff is fine with me.

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    2. Hahaha there aren't any older, or middle or upper income people left in this town to be loitering downtown.

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  5. I have no problem with the loitering ordinance, maybe instead of standing on the sidewalk chatting with your friends, you may actually have to go look for a job

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    1. Exactly. Better yet get the heck out of this town. Looks like a ghetto lately.

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  6. Spend the money this will wind up costing us on surveillance and quick action on the drug deals that many have observed going on downtown..an anti-loitering ordinance infringes on the rights of law abiding citizens.

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    1. I am a law abiding citizen and I am ok with my rights being infringed upon ifvutvhelps clean up downtown.

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    2. Well, so does restrictions on where you can smoke. That too infringes upon the rights of law abiding citizens

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    3. Hello,,,smoking is not a right.

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  7. I say frisk anyone who looks suspicious. Lets stop playing dumb and whining about discrimination. Its obvious who's unwanted in this town and I'm not talking about color relax. Frisk me anytime ya want now i don't look like a thug i wear a belt to help hold my pants up and i don't have the thug swagga but frisk away. I'm a good ol vt boy and don't do drugs but if i start i sure as hell wouldn't walk main st pockets full of it. call it discrimination, profiling who cares its plain to see frisk find drugs and throw these scum off the damn bridge for all i care. Wake up and grow a pair vt

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    1. Its called stop and search...NYC employed it and although they had scores of discrimination complaints it cleaned up the streets there from the 80's-90's and lowered their crime rate significantly

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  8. Doesn't someone need to do a survey first to determine whether the town should do a study on the need for an anti-loitering ordinance?

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  9. You guys are fools if you think this is going to clean up all of the towns problems. The friggin cops can't even enforce the laws we have on the books already. Are you going to step up to pay for the 1st lawsuit that comes from this? You know at some point the police will overstep themselves & we will end up with a huge lawsuit on our hands. Do a little research on how this effect other communities & how much this stuff ends up costing them.
    Make the cops do their frigging job with the laws on the books already.
    Start calling you representatives, write the paper anything to put pressure on the stupid judges who let these fool out of jail so easily.
    Also remember not every judge in Vermont was appointed by a liberal democrat - how many judges did Gov Douglas appoint?
    Also remember not all of the scum in town is black, there is just as much white trash also. Hel some of them may be your own kids or someone in your family!
    Get of you high horses & get real.

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  10. Hey 12:16 No one mentioned black in any of their posts only you but thanks for reminding us. Im the pro frisking good ol vt boy. And no it might not be my kids or family down there dealing drugs because I guess I'm high enough on my horse to raise them properly and be a responsible parent. Change the law so you can frisk people! Other towns/cities have done it hence no lawsuits they can try! Yes I realize laws in vt are made to screw hard working law abiding citizens just wishful common sense thinking.....

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  11. But by simply passing this law, it will make everyone feel so much better! Symbolism over substance! Get it? Maybe we can institute another ordinance that requires Springfield to buy all the world a Coke, too, and sing in perfect harmony.

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  12. don't worry about a loitering ordinance; the board of selectmen will do what they have always done--nothing!

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    1. Then I suggest you run for the position. But I imagine you'll have all the lame excuses in the world why you can't...

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  13. No i don't get it but i do like coke and harmony!

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    1. Obviously you're a recent SHS grad, eh?

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