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XLFD replied to John notdead Streeter's discussion GRPD officer under investigation for decision to ticket assistant prosecutor
"Fully agree.  The officer had the discretion to administer the test, and waived it, but noted in the report that Kuipers had imbibed enough "De Kuyper's" to cloud his judgment.  Unless this is totally atypical of the…"
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Willy replied to John notdead Streeter's discussion GRPD officer under investigation for decision to ticket assistant prosecutor
"Thanks for the information John and for the video X. If the officer suspected alcohol was involved he should have given him the breathalyzer test. Judging from the picture in John's post it appears to be more than a fender bender. Kuipers seems…"
7 hours ago
XLFD replied to John notdead Streeter's discussion GRPD officer under investigation for decision to ticket assistant prosecutor
" Found a dash cam video.  He does pass the field sobriety tests, and doesn't appear to be too toasted, nor does the officer look as if he is favoring him because of his position, in my opinion."
14 hours ago
XLFD replied to John notdead Streeter's discussion GRPD officer under investigation for decision to ticket assistant prosecutor
"A dash cam video of the field sobriety tests done with Kuiper should be enough to gauge whether the officer acted appropriately, or deferred to do a Breathalyzer because of the official status of Kuiper.  Unfortunately, the GRPD does not have…"
18 hours ago
John notdead Streeter replied to John notdead Streeter's discussion GRPD officer under investigation for decision to ticket assistant prosecutor
"RAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A Grand Rapids man is grateful to be alive after a Kent County assistant prosecutor crashed into his parked car. The responding officer wrote in his report that alcohol was a factor in the crash, but never…"
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Willy replied to John notdead Streeter's discussion GRPD officer under investigation for decision to ticket assistant prosecutor
"If the driver was not given a breatalyzer test then how was determined that alchohol was involved."
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GRPD officer under investigation for decision to ticket assistant prosecutor

File photoGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —  An internal investigation is underway into how an officer handled a wrong-way crash involving a Kent County assistant prosecutor.It happened back on November 18th. That’s when police say Josh…See More
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Willy replied to XLFD's discussion MCC Principal Brad Jacobs: Inferior Job Nets Super Job
"Thanks for that report x. I have never heard or read anything about Focus schools. I have never heard of any news stories regarding this schools Focus designation. Parents should be furious about the lack of communication and lack of concern given…"
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Willy replied to XLFD's discussion Ludington City Council Meeting 11-28-2016: Whitewashing the Alarming
"I have never hauled a single leaf off my property. I have done just as x has suggested. A good mulching mower will make those leaves disappear. It is much easier and faster to mow them then it is to rake and bag them. My lawn is always thick and…"
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XLFD replied to XLFD's discussion The Lunatic Fringe Benefits of Ludington Officials
"Thanks, Willy, and as always since the inception of the Ludington Torch, my rate of fringe benefits and yours, still remain unchanged at 0.00% even though we provide the necessary public service of overseeing that our public servants are doing the…"
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XLFD replied to XLFD's discussion Ludington City Council Meeting 11-28-2016: Whitewashing the Alarming
" I recommend mulching/mowing the leaves while they're freshly fallen into your lawn.  I've done this twice over at my parent's house (I till the few leaves at my lakeside house into my small backyard garden) and the…"
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XLFD replied to XLFD's discussion Ludington City Council Meeting 11-28-2016: Whitewashing the Alarming
"It is a misdemeanor to block a bicycle lane with a vehicle, but Lakeshore Drive technically has no bike lane, just a shoulder that for all intents and purposes is a dedicated bike lane.  However MCL 257.676b states:  "1) A…"
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Willy replied to XLFD's discussion Ludington City Council Meeting 11-28-2016: Whitewashing the Alarming
"One of my concerns is on streets with bike paths and where there are no sidewalks which causes pedestrians and cyclists to walk/pedal further into the street. This is a real problem on Lake Shore Drive."
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stump replied to XLFD's discussion Ludington City Council Meeting 11-28-2016: Whitewashing the Alarming
"Willy, to my knowledge the only place the city vacuums up leaves on the on the grass is on the ave. all the rest of the streets they use their pay loader with a special bucket attachment which they just push them down the road till it gets full…"
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Willy replied to XLFD's discussion Ludington City Council Meeting 11-28-2016: Whitewashing the Alarming
"It won't be long until fringe benefits exceed salaries. One of my pet peeves is people raking their leaves into the street for pickup instead of leaving them off the road and next to the curb. It is a shame that the Badger's owners want a…"
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Ludington City Council Meeting 11-28-2016: Whitewashing the Alarming

Started by XLFD in Waving the Torch Around Our Area. Last reply by Willy yesterday. 6 Replies

The Ludington City Council meeting of November 28, 2016 offers the perfect example of how our local newspaper covers what actually happens at these meetings.  For surely, their normal representative,…Continue

The Lunatic Fringe Benefits of Ludington Officials

Started by XLFD in Waving the Torch Around Our Area. Last reply by XLFD on Friday. 6 Replies

You may be lucky enough to have a job that offers fringe benefits, whether it is a few paid vacation and sick days, retirement/pension, health insurance, dental insurance, etc.  Those benefits may…Continue

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    Over the last couple of months our members have swelled due to an advertising push by those who join, post an ad, provide a link, and possibly send messages to other members advocating some product or action.  While these are basically harmless if you ignore them, the Torch tech wizards cannot fully protect against the intruders.  I have eradicated about two dozen of these infidels, and will make it a practice to do so in the future. 

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    Want to download videos for a thread or just to add to our Videos library, but are having a hard time figuring it out?  It's not hard once you know how to do it.  First you will need the Video's "Embed" code; on a typical video site like Youtube they will have a "share" button you need to click, you will then see an "Embed" button you need to click.  You will see the code all in blue, you need to "copy" (as in copy and paste) this code by going to your copy command.

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