Morehead City, N.C.

June 1, 2018

TO THE EDITOR:

Last week I read in the newspaper that someone stole the Onslow County Habitat for Humanity trailer, which was full of tools. My first thought was, “How can someone get so low to steal something that helps so many needy people?” My second thought was I hope they find the person responsible.

 Yesterday, I read that the Onslow County Sheriff’s Department arrested Edward Kemp, 53, of Hubert, who is accused of the theft. They recovered most of the tools. The trailer was used to construct a home for a mother of two children in Maysville.

 Edward Kemp has a long list of previous convictions. The newspaper article listed them and I was appalled! He was convicted of “assault on a female,” “possession of a controlled substance” three times, “assault on a policeman,” “assault on a public official,” “simple assault,” “felony breaking and entering,” “receiving stolen property” and “robbery with a dangerous weapon” three times.

Why was this man not in jail? Being convicted three times of robbery alone should have him put in prison for a long time. How long will it be before he is out on the street again? What does it take before our justice system protects us from people like Edward Kemp?

Criminals like this person are why us law abiding citizens keep guns in our homes. There are people who want our government to confiscate all of our guns. That would leave us vulnerable to criminals like him.

JOHN POLLARD

(32) comments

CARTERETISCORRUPT

The reason is that the courts are preoccupied with cases that pay money. There is no money in real crime. Too much time is spent on divorce cases, false domestic violence cases tied to divorce cases where money is an element, then we have dwi cases, and other cases that involve money. Perpetrators of real crime have no money, and no interest with the courts. We must come to realize that our courts are brimming with corrupt and lying officials, judges, magistrates, lawyers, and others. It isn't about justice, its about money. Wake up folks. One divorce case dragged on for four years, 50 some odd continuances, court appearances, arrests, all to end in dismissals, but not before the court stole and aided stealing of money. There was no time for real crime cases. I invite all to attend court and watch. It is a better comedy than any t.v. show. Pack a lunch and watch.

JusticeForAll

I agree, Mr. Pollard. Court systems are corrupt and for the most part, ineffective, including Carteret and surrounding counties They allow guilty people to walk out of their courthouses and could care less the threat they are to others. These court systems are lead by weak judges, who consider their personal safety and preferences, to override any deserved guilty conviction of said individuals, who constantly violate the law. They allow false witness and information, which is altered and/or misrepresented.

There are cases held everyday, in every court of this land, and the outcomes are far from correct or just. Having a plethora of incompetent attorneys furthers the problem.

But the bigger dilemma we face is the deterioration of morals and honor. Few men are capable of possessing these virtues in today's world. To advert attention of their own corruption and sins, they craft lies and deception, thus an unsuspecting persons are easily hoodwinked.

Most people do not verify or inquire to the other side, an unfortunate fault of human nature. But criminals know this and exploit it to their advantage. When these criminals decide to advocate and transmit false information, they are given free reign. All you can do is wait and hope justice finds them and serves their punishment. I have faith it will.


markbft

All I know is there is substantial felony convictions for some people I know...magistrates can see them when they are arrested and they set the bond low enough...they bail out, commit more crimes till their court date, usually postponed, sell drugs, people overdose, die...I know of some that have 10 + felonies, drugs sales , larceny , assault...you name it...There is no 3 strike serious felony convictions and your out in this county.

Petty felons are a different story. Habitual violent felons, do little time in prison. 1st I blame the magistrates, second, district attorney and Judges.

The small guy, non violent, non drug dealing make up most of the court cases and do time, Dealers "snitch" and get breaks and as far as I can tell the one they tell on dont get anything done to them...it has to be about money.

Mind boggling. No Justice. Maybe it's more profitable to get a bunch small felons then a few big fish,violent, death causing dealers that cause the problems

markbft

Unless our court system is corrupt...I have no idea why violent felons with many felonies are not doing 10 to 20 years.

Our Court System in the past in NC was corrupt...hire the right lawyer , Pay big money and it trickled down to The Judges.

Makes sense to me the way the world is now....."the love of money, is the root of All Evil"...

DeadBolt

Remember this , i learned it from an old fella, fairly smart guy,

"The main reason crimes are attractive to people of all types is because of the fact that they have been deemed 'ILLEGAL' in ANY GIVEN SOCIETY. "

This is an historical FACT WORLDWIDE.

Basically , any time you impose 'regulation/ restrictions ' on a vast majority of 'material' things, it makes it very seductive to a certain type of person.

Also, i'm not eluding to ALL CRIME LIKE SENSELESS MURDER, ETC...........

Also, for this note, look to the multitude of regions around the entire world at the extreme differences in the 'LAWS' , and their use. There are cultures that are typically 'non violent' throughout history, and ones that are.

Some cultural groups are more prone to different afflictions , and addictions, its science.

In closing, there IS NO OTHER COUNTRY IN HISTORY LIKE OURS.

Our COUNTRY has the most diverse cultural makeup in the history of mankind . (and , once again, it has lifted more folks out of poverty then ANY OTHER COUNTRY IN HISTORY, despite its faults getting here in a very short period of time based on evidence of cultures going back thousands of years).

I suppose, yes, there is going to be corruption in every system , however, capitalism has , if you want to class them all as failed , been the best of the worst.

David Collins

Deadbolt; yes my friend. You are quite correct. Some cultural groups are more prone to crime than others. Just watching the daily local news will confirm that. The list seems endless.

markbft

Keep this in mind...I go to many court cases, takes time to boot these charged felons to superior court and incitements.

.Last time I observed court cases in Superior a lot of them where drug related or crimes caused for obtaining drugs.

Just out of curiosity on my way to the bathroom.I asked a well known attorney in the hallway...how many court cases are caused by addiction-alcoholism side effects..

.he told me at least 60%

markbft

This is the link to finding a persons criminal charges in NC ...........https://webapps.doc.state.nc.us/opi/offendersearchhelp.do......


I have noticed years ago that many 1st offenses for these people is usually a DUI - DWI...then it gets worse...

00rolf

“The main reason crimes are attractive to people of all types is because of the fact that they have been deemed 'illegal' in any given society.;
This is an historical fact worldwide.”
What? Criminals are criminal because it is criminal to be a criminal?

It is impossible to be more wrong. It is dead wrong.
There are several reasons that people are doing things that are criminal; basically none of them are because the crime is a crime. Some does it out of necessity, steeling to have food on the table. The majority are criminals out of greed; steeling or embezzling to get things they cannot afford otherwise.

“In closing, there is no other country in history like ours.”
There is no other country in history like the British Empire.
So what?

00rolf

“Our country has the most diverse cultural makeup in the history of mankind…”
Actually, not. Top ten, probably. What’s worse; you have in several comments in several editorials claimed that there is an “American culture”.

DeadBolt

.... Now finish the quote you like, and because the ACTIVITY in question was regulated/ restricted, etc. You must like Criminal News Network. (editing statement's) Now, show me evidence of criminal behavior being related to being hungry vs basic human nature throughout history . The greatest scholars on these activities and evidence towards criminal behavior in general points towards mental condition. ps. here's your medicine for the day http://www.magapill.com/ tale with one large glass of liberal tears.............

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DeadBolt

Thomas Sowell - The Economics of Crime


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oLomNxp-m4


There ya go, and remember take your MAGA pill everyday for 6.5 more years.

David Collins

Sure, markbft; they get away with a slap on the wrist the first few times so they go on to bigger and better crimes. All the time expecting the same or similar adjudication. Guess what, some actually get yet another slap for what ever reason. With the Beast freshly fed with empowerment embarks on even more criminal endeavors and the rest is history. I’ll bet Sheriff Joe could get their attention but for the bed wetting liberals.

DeadBolt

Waiting for.....

It is time for you guys to stop baiting each other. It gets tiresome for the moderator.  :-)

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DeadBolt

Crime right in NC.

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article212522494.html


White collar.

This is where we our loose change that add's up is going locally.

00rolf

Criminals are not criminal because it is criminal to be a criminal. It is .... to claim that people are attracted to violating laws just because something is illegal to do. I can’t think of any culture where stealing has been legal. Are you suggesting that those who are stealing would quit stealing if we made stealing legal? If not, why? Making it legal would - by your.....claim - make it less attractive to people.

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DeadBolt

Reagan Warned Us About Obama

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3hY1eagq88

DeadBolt

Are People Born Good?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phwHEE-Zz_A

DeadBolt

Is Evil Rational?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryA8PafooQ4

DeadBolt

Milton Friedman - Incentives for Immoral Behavior


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-7oMOxPjNE

DeadBolt

Too Many Laws


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7V__q9hevM

00rolf

Ronald Reagan was a traitor.
He sold weapons to Iran despite an explicit ban by the Congress.
Who were one of his accomplices and the main fall guy?
The traitor Oliver North, now president of the NRA.

dc

A cap pistol compared to the Iranian deal lies of the previous admin.

dc

The far left lying Alinsky socialists really care about congressional bans or the Constitution. What was it he kept telling them it was preventing him from acting on immigration but he later did it anyway? But hey you were being led by a silver-tongued messiah ahead of his time. If you don't believe it ask HC. None of your anti-American far left Alinsky socialists would make a pimple on Ron's or Ollie's rear end.

CARTERETISCORRUPT

Real crime doesn't pay. Most don't have any money, so none for the lawyers or the court. Divorce (entailing the false domestic violence, child custody fights, property fight, restraining orders, and so on), civil fights, dwi cases, traffic cases, are rich in fines and fees. Real crime has none, unless the accused has a lot of money, resulting in many court appearances and continuances, and motions etc.
The court is all about money, not justice. If there is money to be made, or better yet, stolen, then the court is all ears. Otherwise, (yawn), next case.

David Collins

Is Oliver North really the president of the NRA? Reagan selling weapons to the Sha of Iran was what we did and still do whith our”Friends”. Hardly traitorous but it is a bit misguided. History has shown that those same weapons can and will be used against us in the blink of political change.

Stealing is legal? Let’s seeeeee. Steal from the rich, give to the poor. Robin Hood, Robin Hood. That was fed to us while we were in our formative years. Would appear that the dept of taxation got the message. Gotta love it!

Civil cases anywhere are a goldmine for the legal system. Not for the faint of heart or those with a light wallet so go there at your peril.

00rolf

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David Collins

Well, that pretty much sums it up.

00rolf

“Reagan selling weapons to the Sha of Iran was what we did and still do whith our’Friends’”.
The shah was overthrown February 11, 1979. He died July 27, 1980. The traitor Reagan took office January 20, 1981. Almost six months after the shah died…

The traitor Ronald Reagan sold weapons to the regime of ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, despite that the Congress had made any such transactions illegal, and highly traitorous. Not even close to be misguided.

DeadBolt

WOW, A PARROT IN THE ROOM!

Is this one of those jokes, like 'who's on first'???????????? [beam]


ps. its called 'FREE ENTERPRISE'.

DeadBolt

When you see things like this, i honestly do not think its the 'model' but the purveyors of the system.


http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article213032749.html#storylink=hpdigest


These are people whom trust is placed, and apparently, they have no problem taking public money, and abusing a system that virtually lets them off.

dc

No comparison to the damage done by BO and leftist cabal in the dark of night and in dim witted lights of fake news.

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