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Holly Springs Police Chief Responds to Sheriff's KKK Photo

Police Chief Ken Ball penned a letter to readers encouraging them to look at Sheriff Roger Garrison's 20-year record instead of the "dirty politics of an attempt at character assassination."

Click on the PDF attached to this story to read the letter in full. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Kerry Walker June 30, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Garrison is corrupt beyond just good 'ol boy corruption. He stood by and allowed Preston Peavy and other crooked cops to manufacture guilt for a crime they new I did not commit. Search Nightmare in Georgia. Also search Kerry Walker Story.
Rico June 30, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Well since our high ranking cops don't know to keep the sheets on the bed they will probably want to party with ya. By the way it's KLANSMAN not KLUXMAN.
Rico June 30, 2012 at 06:35 PM
I certainly feel like I have been trickled on.
KW June 30, 2012 at 07:34 PM
people tend to dress up as who they are or want to be. Roger= KKK you=hooker?
Michael Taylor June 30, 2012 at 10:29 PM
The chief law enforcement serves as the moral and ethical compass of every community in America. The Sheriff failed to disclose to the public this so-called indiscretion. If the public was previously aware of this type of behavior he would not have been elected. The Sheriff and should resign.
Lexi Bender June 30, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Oh know, You all need a LIFE. Really?? If you don't want to vote for the man DON'T, if you do, so be it.Guess what, nothing else really matters except your VOTE!!!!! I again, think it was a "Costume" bu,t you still have to pay for your stupit mistakes.
Michael Taylor July 01, 2012 at 01:45 AM
As for the letter written by the Chief of Police of Holly Springs, this is just another example of cronyism in the county. I love how when politicians get in trouble it is called a youthful indiscretion which is an excuse for their lack of ethical behavior. The ony person to blame is the Sheriff...so stopping making excuses for him.
Kary Sky 2 July 01, 2012 at 02:54 AM
I think you mean Hypocritical .
Kary Sky 2 July 01, 2012 at 03:02 AM
Michael I am still not sure what was unethical about it? Stupid and inconsiderate yes...unethical how so?
Rico July 01, 2012 at 03:14 AM
Are you suggesting that those of us who work, pay taxes, raise families and pay attention to the malfeasance of our elected officials don't have lives? And of course we vote or we wouldn't be posting here. The Issue isn't whether or not it was a costume but what the costume meant and the lack of judgement and moral concience required to wear it. Unfortunately some powerful life time elected officials don't have to pay for their stupid mistakes and that is what scares me.
Rico July 01, 2012 at 03:23 AM
I think you can say this was an insider political decision rather than an ethical one. You might question moral judgement in aligning yourself with certain people and morality is certainly the foundation upon which ethics is built. I think this is just good ole boys at work.
Kary Sky 2 July 01, 2012 at 03:42 AM
Rico I think he was referring to the photo as unethical. As far as professional ethics goes my concerns would be: 1. Was the photo taken on duty? 2. Does he have a professional history of treating "people of color" differently than white people? and 3. Was that photo ever used as leverage against him to obtain political favors?
Cindy July 01, 2012 at 04:15 AM
Urban Definition of Stud - basicly a badass. Everyone looks up to them and wants to"get We wants to ge with him.
Kary Sky 2 July 01, 2012 at 05:45 AM
lol at Cindy for the Urban Dictionary quote.
Kary Sky 2 July 01, 2012 at 05:51 AM
I do strongly agree that the police actually answering calls need better accommodations. If I had the money I would buy them all dinner and a cold beer. I think its a compliment to the police that serve us that they have suffered through no pay increases in years and still continue to be there for us. I think it shows they are in it for the right reasons. They provide a good impression on the department overall. Which leads me to wonder if just a few are disgruntled and the rest continue to do what they love no matter what.
Rico July 01, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Could be should probably ask him. I would think that since the photo was a personal/moral choice rather than a business/professional choice that ethics didn't apply. But in the legal/law enforcement community we like to us the term "Totality of circumstances" in speaking to his charge of "Cronyism" that does go to the core of ethical behavior. Mayor employed by Sheriff, Chief employed by Mayor, Chief writes letter. I also suggested that in the past holding two sworn offices was considered to be a conflict of interest. Thus my BOSS HAWG comment. The sheriff does have the reputation of an autocrat who has allowed the power and comfort of his 20 years in office to fill him with arrogance. If your judgement was questionable 20+ years ago, given the circumstances would it improve or deteriorate?
J C SMITH July 01, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Mad as Heck you are all over the place on your posts. It is very easy to sling your nasty talk behind a screen name instead of your real name. But reading thru your posts, and seeing some of your posts under your real name on another blog, you should probably add another d to the MADD part. But why don't you and some of your other Waters supporters post some answers why your choice is running a DUI school and using his deputies to teach in it after the DUI schools are mandated by a Forsyth County Judge? Seems they make the arrest, send them to court, fine them, and then make them pay big bucks to go to his school. Not just mere allegations look it up at www.operation21.com and see who is listed as the owners of this mandated school is and what they charge. And you want this kind of stuff in Cherokee County? Yes you probably do MADD.
KW July 01, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Roger=KKK fans want to talk about ethics, what about Roger=KKK having his house foreclosed on in Savannah. Yes times are tough and foreclosure are high but that is due to personal tragedy, job loss, loss of income etc. etc. Roger has not suffered that tragedy. His salary is the same, his wife’s the same in a questionable job and that Ponzi scheme so called charity he has is still active and sucking in money.
KW July 01, 2012 at 04:06 PM
JC Smith – you must be an idiot if you condone drinking and driving. Are you suggesting they not arrest people under the influence? The Police Dept does not force them to break the law, but pay for their consequences.
J C SMITH July 01, 2012 at 04:19 PM
NO Bo not ever advocating drinking and driving. Just see it as a conflict when a Lt is profiting and paying deputies in his school for those who are sentenced by a Forstyh Judge to a State mandated school as part of their sentence. You really don't see something "funny" about that?
J C SMITH July 01, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Well I can say Rico has his points and well articulated, not that I agree with him. But I respect his thoughts. Several others as well. We can go on and on but what will not change is our vote for who we wish to vote for on July 31st. So with that said I am finished with this topic just hate to see all the ANGER and as they say in some cases with posts here "You Can't Fix Stupid" and some folks will take what you say out of context or attempt to make a battle. Hope all have a Great 4th, Out of here.
Marci July 01, 2012 at 05:18 PM
That's a good point you wrote. I was wondering if Roger's supporters would vote for him regardless of what he does or is there anything he could do to lose their support. And you just answered my question. I feel sad to see somebody as articulate as you seem to be unable to objectively examine the sheriff's record.
Cindy July 01, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Court mandated classes...get it.driving drunk, court orders a class, fina and sometimes jailtime. Everybody should take that class !
NoMoreKimPlease July 02, 2012 at 12:31 AM
You misspelled embarrass.
Kary Sky 2 July 02, 2012 at 06:20 AM
Interesting JC I like when people "show me the money"
IgnoranceisBliss July 05, 2012 at 05:30 PM
Wow he runs a DUI school mandated by Forsyth County? Isn't he the he the head deputy in charge of stopping underage drinking? Doesn't he work for the sheriff who is an angry violent drunk?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmsTcBFWTMI and I thought the fact he stole evidence and was fired from CCSO was good enough not to vote for him.
IgnoranceisBliss July 05, 2012 at 05:31 PM
Hell hath no fury like a scorned Cindy but it also is irrational and not really based in fact it seems
KW July 05, 2012 at 10:35 PM
ignorance must be your middle name, oh wait it is your first.
Rico July 06, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Can you provide evidence that he was fired for theft or does this alligation therefore prove that as a point of fact ignorance is bliss?
Imperial Ghost December 11, 2012 at 05:03 AM
Good for you standing up for what you believe in and being honest with your people! The Klan has changed it's about White Pride the same as the Blacks and the Mexicans have and show there pride. I didn't own any slaves? My Daddy, grandaddy or my great Grandaddy didn't own any. Sow why can't we show pride in America as white Proud Men? I'm with The United Klans of America ( www.theuka.us ) Look at the website and see for yourself or call 1-855-311-1488 EXT 101 don't judge someone till you have walked in there boots.

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