Fire chief shot by cop in Ark. court over tickets're readin it right!

By JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press Writer Jon Gambrell, Associated Press Writer – Thu Sep 3, 7:41 pm ET

JERICHO, Ark. – It was just too much, having to return to court twice on the same day to contest yet another traffic ticket, and Fire Chief Don Payne didn't hesitate to tell the judge what he thought of the police and their speed traps.

The response from cops? They shot him. Right there in court.

Payne ended up in the hospital, but his shooting last week brought to a boil simmering tensions between residents of this tiny former cotton city and their police force. Drivers quickly learn to slow to a crawl along the gravel roads and the two-lane highway that run through Jericho, but they say sometimes that isn't enough to fend off the city ticketing machine.

"You can't even get them to answer a call because normally they're writing tickets," said Thomas Martin, chief investigator for the Crittenden County Sheriff's Department. "They're not providing a service to the citizens."

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The citizen will be charged with battery on a police officer! You can't make this sh*t up folks!


T. Paine said...

Of course they're not providing a service to the citizens - that stopped being their job a long time ago. Its simply a revenue generating position.

As far as stopping crime goes, they only show up after the crime has been committed and clean up the mess!

GunRights4US said...

This particular police department looks like a bunch of criminals - with badges and guns!

They go way beyond just revenue generation!