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Wednesday, 29 June 2011


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Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange

Updated by appending a more complete transcript by Gretchen. -jsq

An Outsider Looking In

Mr. Paulk appears to not support his shelter staff in the least - yet he claims he wants to now protect them from the dangers of "gratuity"?

If I were the shelter staff (the innocent ones), I'd go online and buy one - or two. Then give back the recorders - to the HUMANE SOCIETY - not to Mr. Paulk, as he did not pay for them, nor were they given to him. They were given to certain staff members - which would, to me, imply friendship - not "gratuity".

Mr. Paulk appears to think that if he gets his hands on those two recorders, there'll be no risk of capturing (any) more evidence. Like those are the only two recorders in Lowndes Co/the world.

And just fyi to Mr. Paulk, if the allegations are accurate that you called one of the shelter employees (who was allegedly, and possibly illegally, transferred after filing a complaint) a very filthy word (the "b" word), then you should apologize to that employee, and confess, and repent, to your Creator, Christ Jesus.

I would be embarrassed if this allegation is true - bringing shame and disrespect to my wife (who is a female), your children, and grandchildren.

When a county authority slings that kind of language out at a county employee, it may be time to re-visit that county authority's position in the county.

My two cents.

An Outsider Looking In

Bottom line, if any person/employee of that animal shelter is abusing animals - then that/those persons need their employment terminated - OR transfer those persons to another department in the county. With the economy being what it is, no one should have to lose their jobs - but as well, animals should also not be forced to subjected to cruelty that may include throwing them, injecting chemicals in their eyes, having surgery performed on them by an unlicensed Veterinarian, smothered to death..........

I "thought" the "good old boy" system in this state was being faded out - but I guess it's still in full force in some of our more rural counties.

I don't know any of the Lowndes Co residents personally - but I do know animals - and I stand up for them when mankind beats them down. Perhaps a "few" of us from Atlanta can get together and drive down to your county for a legal (oh yes, covered by state/federal law) protest on behalf of the alleged abused housed animals in the county funded animal shelter.

When a county commission board won't allow charges to be filed with law enforcement, I consider that to be Obstruction - straight up Obstruction of the law.

An Outsider Looking In

"It's a gratuity. You can't give a government employee something in order to get something in return. It's not legal."
Mr. Paulk,
What is the Humane Society getting "in return" for giving those recorders to the shelter employees?

Nothing. They are getting nothing in return. So how can that be illegal?

What IS illegal is Obstruction of the law, though.

Yall getting me all worked up over small town politics. (lol)

The solution is to allow law enforcement to do THEIR jobs - and stop playing musical chairs with employees who are righteous enough to stand up and speak for those that can't.

Susan Leavens

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Susan Leavens, I'm just saying...

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