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Police arrest tape requested

September 25, 2013

STEUBENVILLE — The former president of the Steubenville Branch of the National Association of Colored People filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the city mayor, law director and police......

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Rsimpson43952

Sep-26-13 10:20 PM

I didn't know the suspect had led police on a chase through Steubenville but that's exactly what I mean about conveniently leaving out what precipitated the officer's reaction. I've been pulled over for speeding, seat belt, and an out tail-light yet the thought of running has never as much as entered my mind. I don't get why they run anyway but time the police have their lights on they already have the license plate and can track the driver through the Ohio BMV system.

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exhausted

Sep-26-13 10:07 AM

What Mr. Mayo failed to report was that the person in question had just taken the police officer on a chase through town and across both hilltops before he finally stopped. Why was he running from the police? That would certainly cause me to tell someone let me see your hands or I'll shoot you. No? Black, white, red or green; if you run from me I think I might feel like I have a reason to be concerned enough to shoot you!

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Rsimpson43952

Sep-26-13 9:49 AM

I challenge you, Mayo, to stop criticizing city officials and the police department for the parental failures of these street thugs. Help parents to understand that they're the ones who decided to have children, not the city, therefor it is NOT, and I stress NOT, the responsibility of the city to entertain their children nor is it to teach them valuable life lessons. Stop making excuses for criminals, point blank, that's why they continue to break the law, because they feel they can cry racism and that somehow erases their criminal actions when it doesn't. It's b.s. and I'm sick of it. Mayo was the same one making excuses for the two rapists who were convicted. They carried a girl around by her wrists and ankles and raped her while others were standing around, watching,laughing, and taking pictures. Mayo tried to turn it into a racial issue and make excuses for Richmond. Two boys were arrested, one black and one white. Race was clearly not an issue.

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Rsimpson43952

Sep-26-13 9:39 AM

What Royal Mayo should spend his time doing is talking to these gang members who are committing these violent crimes instead of criticizing the police for doing their job. Steubenville police officers have a hard job as it is without adding extra nonsense on top of it. Mayo can explain to the youth how important it is to further their education so they can get a job or talk to adults in the city and explain to them that welfare assistance is meant to be temporary, hence the name TANF, not a lifetime career choice. Help them understand that having children out of wedlock significantly reduces their chances of graduating successfully from college not to mention the likely-hood of the child graduating from college is significantly reduced as well when not raised in a two-parent household. Mayo could spend his time making sure parents understand the importance of teaching their children accountability and responsibility for their actions.

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Rsimpson43952

Sep-26-13 9:31 AM

How typical of Royal Mayo to conveniently leave out what happened prior to the officer threatening to shoot the suspect, if that in fact actually happened. I've found that people at times distort what really happens in an effort to get themselves out of trouble. The Steubenville Police department is also conveniently an easy target being they have a history of allegations being made about civil right's violations coupled with the DOJ intervention. Did this happen in a neighborhood where there is a history of shootings, violent crime, and/or drug activity? If so, the officers can't afford to take any chances and have to neutralize the situation. Violent crime across Steubenville is out of control, what does Royal Mayo expect the officers to do, say please? It wasn't that long ago an officer was shot at when responding to a complaint about noise and children in the street in the early morning hours. Officers have to be in control of the situation, end of story.

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