I read the article three times and did not see any reference to "businesses from other states...." And to date, no state requires a living wage. There are some cities that require it for government contracting, but that's all. If you want to advocate for a living wage, at least use facts, reasoning and logic.
While this is certainly tragic to all of the near and distant family members, the responsibility of law enforcement ends after notifying at least one direct next-of-kin. Police officials have no idea how long it would take to notify all of the family members, and rely on that next-of-kin to handle it. In today's social media world, these things happen.
I'm an Auburn native, but now live in central Illinois. The same thing is being done here . The bus drivers unionized two years ago, and now the school district is out-sourcing the service. The district and the drivers could not come to a contract agreement, and there will be substantial savings to the taxpayers. Auburn is not alone in these issues.
One issue the average homeowner doesn't realize is that your insurance bill is based -- in part -- on the ISO fire rating for your city. If Auburn had continued with the brownouts, the ISO calculation would have been worse, and your insurance bill would have increased.
Since the first investigation said he acted appropriately, then he's not "trigger-happy."
Actually Chris, he may have spent his CG career on inland waterways. I now live in the Midwest, and I'm always surprised at the amount of USCG there is on the Mississippi, Illinois, Ohio, and other rivers. I used to think they were only around the coast line of our country.
In earlier articles, he struck me as very confrontational. He didn't get his way, so now he's storming off the playground. How immature; you can either be part of the solution, or part of the problem.
Based on the fact it only had a "driver," and no other company members were identified, it was probably a non-emergency wheelchair van operated by the ambulance company. A licensed ambulance would have to have at least two staff members, one of which is an EMT.
Nice picture! Isn't that the old ELHS in the background?? The one that wasn't renovated?
Yet another frivolous lawsuit, especially when I got to this part of the article: "Trooper Brown was not properly trained or supervised in a manner to prevent the unlawful use of deadly force,” states the notice of claim."
Not properly trained??? Most law enforcement officers never pull their gun out of the holster and/or fire it in a 25-year career. That's a result of how much training they get!