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Basehor officer unscathed after suspect fires shots

Aw, gee, don't start with the victim thing again. MzR is obviously pointing out the facts, that it was an ALL-out effort of involvement, not just about 2 people, and you obviously agreed because you pointed it out twice in your own post, so give it a rest, will ya!

Way to go to ALL those who were involved and did their job!

May 29, 2013 at 9:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Basehor officer still on duty after DUI arrest

Well, here's an update - Gardner Courthouse confirmed the DUI officer's trial date was set for May 14, 2013.

We residents, who are also taxpayers paying the City Hall's salaries, have the right to be told what's going on, so we agree with the above neighbor's comment. Thanks, Basehor Sentinel, for having the courage to write about this. Too many deep, dark secrets going on down there at City Hall.

We've read that some officers elsewhere have got their DUI charges cleared because they've had training on how to work with DUIs and know how to work the system. That's why this article IS critical for the taxpayers because we also deserve to know how the Chief decides to deal with something like this here in Basehor, and the above interview is very revealing and shows a lack of ethics.

And speaking of deep, dark secrets going on down there at City Hall, what ever happened to the federal lawsuit and any OTHER questionable actions that have been withheld from us? This DUI is obviously just one small part of a bigger problem that needs to be addressed publicly by our elected officials.

April 13, 2013 at 7:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Breuer elected as Basehor mayor

Bingo, you took the bait "Rong" was a planned 'mistake'. When someone makes a "mistake" at city hall, all is forgiven and they still have 'credibility', and they retain their job, but anyone else making a 'mistake,' their credibility is called into question. 11.9%, or almost 12% is the correct math, and whether it is 11 percent or less than one percent, this pathetic percentage would still not give bragging rights in an election to the so called 'winner.' The voting public's with-holding of votes is still deafening, and it still brings into question the almost total lack of legitimacy of the municipal government in general. My 'arguments for changing things' still stand and do have credibility. City Hall has been given a second chance, so, what is plan 'B'? So again, what is plan 'B?'

April 8, 2013 at 2:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Basehor officer still on duty after DUI arrest

Question to Basehor Sentinel - Tomorrow is the court date (April 9th) on this DUI case. Are you going to be in the courtroom to get the story, first hand, on what the judge says and report on it here?

Or is this going to be treated like everything else - "we've moved on" and/or "love it or leave it"

It's nothing against the young man himself - get cleaned up and start over. It's about this and the abusive power trips and cover-ups of everything else down at City Hall. It's a revolving door of scammers and political opportunists who then become entrenched, passing the baton to their fellow-scammers. There must be consequences so that this can end in order for us to truly "move on" and "go forward."

April 8, 2013 at 11:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Breuer elected as Basehor mayor

Aside from the above "usage agreement," sure would like to know what Mr_Corruption Monkey said. Can you retype it for us, less the "usage?"

Now, let's see, 3000 registered voters and 357 votes, which is .119%, that means 12-hundredths of a single percent, meaning not even a full 1% of Basehor voted for the "winner."

The silence of the rest of the disgusted non-voters, who were withholding their votes to make a statement against the status-quo that keeps repeating itself, is deafening. Kudos to them!

So much for Plan A, what's Plan B? More of the same, right?

April 7, 2013 at 8:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Basehor VFW's future is up in the air

Please don't correlate: that Concern for Vets/VFW = Accusing a mayor candidate that he can't count money, can't sustain a business plan, or can't stay on the job (especially one with the moral fortitude to take a stand against corruption, publicly called it what it is, and is going back in to represent us residents to fight it!)

The Breuer temper tantrum and throwing things, referred to above, was never perceived by the rest of us as being about the litigation and/or expenses, it was more like the bully-network didn't get their own way by sneaking through a changed contract, and what does a bully-network do when they don't get their own way? They throw more temper tantrums, and they use this article about a VFW asking for donation support as their diversionary campaign smearing.

March 31, 2013 at 11:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Basehor officer still on duty after DUI arrest

"Diversion Program
Kansas is one of the few states that allow an offender to participate in a DUI conversion program if they meet the requirements. If an offender has never been convicted of a DUI offense, has never contracted to participate in a diversion program, and the offense did not result in an accident causing injury or death, he or she may be eligible for a conversion program. This is a contract between the offender and the county where the offender gives up his or her right to a fair and speedy trial in exchange for not receiving a conviction on their record. The offender must pay a fine, stop using any alcohol or drugs, participate in alcohol and drug education or treatment, and fulfill any other required elements. If you carry out all of the requirements, your conviction will be dismissed after one year. If you do not carry out these requirements, your case will be reopened and come up for trial in the criminal court system...."

1. The officer is 21. Was he already 21 last October when he was arrested?
2. Nothing has been said if it's only his first offense. We're to assume that it is his first DUI.
3. He can't be on a diversion program, as implied in the articles quotes, because it plainly says he did not waive anything, that he was arrested and his court case is continued until April 9.

Since the Chief/Acting City Administrator finally learned that identity theft and forgery is a crime, perhaps he (and maybe the mayor/city council?) needs to be taught what the Kansas laws are for a DUI case, too? Tsk, Tsk.

March 31, 2013 at 10:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Basehor officer still on duty after DUI arrest

"Infractions (at lawinfodotcom)
Infractions are violations of law or ordinances that are typically pretty minor, including traffic infractions. An infraction is less serious than a misdemeanor and may not technically be considered a crime, depending on the circumstances. A person who commits an infraction will usually get a ticket or citation - not jail time or other heftier punishments..."

"Kansas DUI Law (at duidashattorneydashsearchdotcom)
In the state of Kansas, driving under the influence is a criminal offense. This criminal offense will result in criminal charges being brought against you and administrative penalties that will revoke or restrict your driving privileges...

"Kansas DUI Cases
In Kansas, a DUI offense must be prosecuted like any other crime...

"Administrative Driving Penalties
...A first conviction for driving under the influence is categorized as a class B misdemeanor. The penalties can include jail time, alcohol evaluation, license suspension, and fines. The offender must complete 48 hours of jail time, or, the court may sentence the offender to 100 hours of community service instead. The fines for a first offense are between $500 and $1,000 and the license suspension period is 30 days with 330 days of restrictions. Drug and alcohol evaluation is also required and you will be required to comply with any recommendations made by the evaluator...

"Juvenile DUI and Under 21 DUI in Kansas
...For 18-21 year olds, driving under the influence is also against the law. For a BAC of .02-.079, driving privileges may be suspended for 30 days for a first offense and one year for second and subsequent offenses. A blood alcohol of 0.08 or greater results in a one year suspension. The offender has ten days to request a hearing into the validity of the administrative suspension.

March 31, 2013 at 10:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Basehor officer still on duty after DUI arrest

Major story here, but not on facebook page with all the other articles. Why keep it off FB? Brings up more questions...

Yes, "better standards" for both police AND city administrator (same guy for over a year, paying what he wants, doing what he wants, acting how he wants) begs the question what ELSE are they hiding besides this DUI? What we're seeing is the "iceberg effect." Only 10% is visible, hence the need for what looks like continual cover-ups.

Plus, our current mayor (and city council -- did they know, or was this kept from them, too?--but if they knew....) appears to be going along with the cover-ups. Where's the checks and balances, and where's the moral leadership?

March 30, 2013 at 3:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Identify theft on the rise in Basehor

It seems to us that our comments reflecting our concerns with the "city and city officials" are directly related to the primary election since "city and city officials" don't listen to us in person. Yes, the truth hurts, and when city hall quits seeking negative attention with criminal-like and abusive behavior, then there won't be anything to talk about, will there? But thanks for the compliment because when we're getting flack, it means we're over the target. :-)

Not sure how you'd be able to do anything with "mishandling of city business" when you work for the paper and not the city, but appreciate your offer. City hall isn't listening to you any more than they are to us.

And many of the comments are direct quotes from either the paper's articles or from resources cited within the articles themselves. Therefore, it hardly seems to be "speculation," but like I said earlier, who cares if everybody's apathetic?

March 19, 2013 at 10:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )