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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Winburn still promoting Rapid Purge

Former city councilman Charlie Winburn has become a one-man promotion machine for a proposal to start deleting old misdemeanor warrants.

Winburn (who insists he is not running for anything) teamed up with Municipal Court Judge Nadine Allen last month to draw up a proposal and present it to the judges, who have to approve it. Read the story here. The judges haven't given a green light yet, but that's not stopping Winburn. He's been out drumming up support for his Rapid Purge proposal with community leaders and churches.

He also sent a letter to Cincinnati's Interim City Solicitor Patricia King. The letter, which urges support of the proposal, also takes King and the city to task for letting the old warrant problem get so bad. Winburn said 60 percent of the old petty warrants were generated by Cincinnati police and that the city should have tried harder to serve them.

"Instead warrants now just sit in the computers and cruisers until a person is caught running a red light, for example," he said in the letter.

He also suggests that Cincinnati may be violating the constitutional right to a speedy trial by failing to serve the warrants in a timely manner.

"The city solicitor, police and judges should convene to solve this administrative nightmare," Winburn wrote. "I will support any proposal they develop which equivocates my Rapid Purge Process and accomplishes the same goals to stop the waste of taxpayer dollars, misuse of jail space and unjust policies."


9 Comments:

at 11:52 AM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

"He also suggests that Cincinnati may be violating the constitutional right to a speedy trial by failing to serve the warrants in a timely manner."

Does it occur to The Exorcist that perhaps the PERPETRATORS are violating the Constitution by failing to "man up" to their responsibilities and accept the consequences of their actions/crimes by TURNING THEMSELVES IN?

 
at 1:31 PM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

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"violating the Constitution by failing to "man up" to their responsibilities and accept the consequences of their actions/crimes by TURNING THEMSELVES IN? 11:52 AM, May 13, 2008"

What Constitutional Right would they be violating ?

Some may be without knowledge of charges ?

The authorities don't actually tell you ahead of time that they have a warrant for your arrest !

Get the picture, if you were told you may flee ? See the logic ?

The best suggestions would be to disassemble the G-roping O-ld P-edophiles and 'culture of corruption' !

Once again it's XXX judge Tryintofoolyou !

PATHETIC 'HypocRites' !

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE DEMOCRAT 2008 !

 
at 2:35 PM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

um, no. If you stole something, you know it.

If you drove without a valid license, you know it.

If you bounced a check, you know it.

Typical liberal diminished expectations.

The right to a speedy trial requires the accused appear. If you committed a crime you should own up to it and appear instead of waiting to be dragged in.

At least after election day; Democrats need all the voters they can get!

 
at 3:16 PM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

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"The right to a speedy trial requires the accused appear. If you committed a >rime you should own up to it and appear instead of waiting to be dragged in. 2:35 PM, May 13, 2008"

Typical wRong wingnut whacko spewing the elephant dung propaganda !

You make the assumption that all are guilty until proved innocent !

Just because a person is charged doesn't mean they are guilty or even know of the allegations ?

Just ask Cranley and the innocence project as they free people from death row after DNA confirms they are "NOT GUILTY' !

Perhaps, if the 'culture of corruption' would follow your logic then there would not have been a Tom Delay, Tom Noe, Bob Bennett, Bob Taft, etc. ?

PATHETIC 'family values' !

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE DEMOCRAT 2008 !

 
at 3:22 PM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous CincyCapell said...

Up yours Wingnut. Wingbag is a rethuglican, by the way.

 
at 4:13 PM, May 13, 2008 Blogger Donald said...

It's entirely possible to be accused of a crime and not know it.

If someone thinks that you've victimized them in some way (say, for instance, through telephone harassment or some other crime that a police officer wasn't present to witness), that person can go to the police and get a referral to file a charge. The clerk of muni court will then issue a warrant. Under those circumstances, unless and until the police serve the warrant, the only way the accused would know of the pending charge would be a) to look one's self up on the clerk's website; b) a criminal background check; or c) some contact with law enforcement where his/her record was checked (a traffic stop, for instance).

In those instances, the constitutional right to speedy trial could prevent prosecution, depending on the length of time that elapses before the accused is served with the warrant and/or complaint. (Ohio's statutory speedy trial right accrues only once an accused is served.)

 
at 9:26 PM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charlie Winburn, Sam Malone, and whole bunch of other Republicans belong in jail. They must be sensing that many of them or their fellow Repugnicants must be headed for slammer, since the GOP has suddenly gotten so much more lenient on crime issues.

 
at 4:26 PM, May 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charlie, Charlie, Charlie...

Please stop hanging out with deranged democrats and please stop advocating their pro-criminal positions.

What happened to you, Charlie Winburn? You used to be somebody worth paying attention to. Please change course and ditch the democrats before it's too late!

 
at 2:42 PM, May 19, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charlie, get your head out of your a$$ and quit sucking up to democrats.

 
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