And above all means, treat your employees fairly and with respect Don't short change them out of their wages. The greatest reasons for high worker turnover are employer and management abuse and having to work in a hostile environment. The same reason many students drop out of school.
Mr. Cook, these young men don't only need jobs, they need job skills where they can move up and earn a decent enough living to provide for their families. Chattanooga State offers a wide variety training in the fields of welding, brick mansory, truck drivin, construction and other vocational training that use to be taught in many local high schools. Some of the fields can be finished up within less than a year. Most students taking these classes are actually hired by employers while they're still in training. Many don't require a high school education either. Chattaooga State will help them earn their GED while the students are training for their line of work.
Please pass the information on to Mr. Eberhardt
Indian if you read more on the arrest instead of just counting the number of times the individual was arrested, you'll notice that many of those arrests were ridiculous, unnecessary and that's why they were dismissed. Likely made so the arresting officers could spend the rest of their shift playing footsies and spend time with their other family. ;)
Many of those the police prey on are poor and, therefore, do not know any dismissed charges can be expunged, but they have to take the initiative and get the record expunged themselves. That's where some of these local organziations like the NAACP and others could come in handy and reach out to these young men. Holding classes. Teaching and explaining to them how to go about such things as getting a record expunged. Records are not automatically expunged when a case is dismissed. Although, the courts will often tell the individual their record will be expunged. The individuals still have to go about getting the record expunged themselves.
Hopefully not, wildman. Not in our CIVILIZED society. Or is it really?
joecrash1, thankfully not everyone agrees with you and your gang. In fact, most don't agree and are sicken by you and these BOYCOTTING fanatics attitudes. You all have taken the tragic death of Sgt. Chapin and turned it into a sideshow at one of those cheap traveling circus. May God have mercy on you all!
Semper Fi, Marine Todd South. You did nothing wrong. We've known members of CPD and other media outlets to the same when the person was considered just an average and everday citizen. Then God forbid if the person or persons were considered "trash" or a "thug". Then they became fair game for all sorts of wisecracks and crude jokes by the aforementioned.
Stand Proud, Marine!!
qtree, why didn't or don't you go after him in the courts? That is if the statute of limitations hasn't run out. If the man is unable or not allowed to work due to a past criminal record, then maybe that's why you can't get your pay.
mrnicecat I disagree. Mr. Wisenhunt did the right thing by bringing his past history into the situation, since it plays a direct decision into the bases for the story. However, I'm disappointed in Beck because he's often sounded the drums that employers hire ex-felons to give them a new start in life, but then he runs and hide to save his own behind by pretending he wasn't aware? He should have showed he has some balls and said "Heck! The man builds good toilets or something to hell! With what the rest of you say! I hired the man for his good work, not what he's done in the past."
I'd think there would be other mitigating factors coming into play for an officer with a Master's degree to remain in a low salary range. If the officer choose to stay in patrol? How many substantiated complaints the officer may have received over the years? How often has the officer had to be reprimanded for conduct unbecoming? There's a host of other factors that come into play. An officer with a Master's degree and with 25 years of experience, there's usually something else going on.
The average — not starting — salary of a police officer in the city is $38,977.72
1.Actually, police salaries are like military salaries. They're based on level of education. An officer with a high school education or GED might start out at lower pay, but someone with at least two years of college will start out at a higher pay.
The problem is social and family breakdown that nurtures a culture of nililism and violence.
And what's the leading cause for that "social" and "family" breakdown? Among many things, mass incarceration? Breaking up the family unit like no time ever before? Not even during slavery were families so broken apart.
All of you here advocating division and possibly violence should be ashamed of yourselves. Especially you, tcrashfx. I know you're a law enforcement member. You disgrace the memory of this fallen officer with your hateful rhetoric and by encouraging others to follow you. That's sissyfied.
All of you know, or should know, it only takes one fruitcake like the Arizona nut to go on some vengeful spree on behalf of some other more powerful fruitcakes, parading as intellecutals, behind scenes sounding that march to violence louder and louder.
There were many invisible powerful fingers on the trigger of that gun that Arizona fool used that assassinated nine people and severely wounded a U.S. congresswoman.
tcrash, the ringleader_drum major, you of all people should know the likely outcome. I honestly don't think you have Sgt. Chapin's tragic death and his family in mind. I think what you're doing is selfish. You and others in law enforcement have had it in for times free press and a few other media outlets for quite sometime now.
You all should be ashamed for allowing yourselves to be a part of all this vicious hatefulness. Which does nothing to honor the memory of this officer, and is most disrespectful to his surviving family members.
Any members of LE thought to be involved should be suspended, investigated and possibly terminated. Chattanooga doesn't deserve this division, and those found to be involved,directly or even indirectly, don't deserve the privilege and honor of serving and protecting Chattanoogans.
wildman, actually the courts should decide on punishment, if any, once ALL of the facts are in with nothing being left out. No one is suggesting that no punishment of any kind is in order. But if it's true Strong, gay or straight, there would have to be other victims. If all what one of the accusers say is true then, with the exception of their taking the car and drawing money from his account, this could very well be a case of self defense where the accused may very well be the victims.