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Kansas bills on body cameras get support, raise questions

Lastly what the article doesn't say about the article is that there is a provision in the law that in court if the officer's word conflicts with the suspect's word and there is a problem with the video or no video the weight goes to favor the suspect. That is every time. Do you really want judges/juries bound that they have to take the suspects word if it's not on video?

January 21, 2015 at 6:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas bills on body cameras get support, raise questions

Just so everyone knows there is more to this bill than just good intentions, but first about the costs.

Really make your local little cities purchase expensive equipment. If they don't then what? These are not just a few hundred dollars. Our dept just purchased 8 body cameras and 6 car cameras. Total price tag if they had not helped with the development and traded in old equipment. $48,000 And you can't really average that per camera because part of that cost is the software license and server to store and view ,and transfer the video. And guess what the life span of these are. Maybe 10 years or so. Then you are going to pony up more money again. That's more then some cities entire budget for police service.

January 21, 2015 at 6:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Baldwin City Council votes 2-1 to install mixed-use trail to BESIC

We only have 5 city council members and two of them are gone. Two out of three people (Yes I know it's a quorum) get to decide how things in the city go.

My only point is since there are only 5 members I think you should be at every meeting if you are on the board. Or how about since they deal with so many issues (sarcasm) they just postpone the meeting a week.or skip it till the next one which is only two weeks

Let me put that in prospective. 2 member of the council can meet in private and not violate the open meeting law in Kansas so if you know 2 members are gone the next meeting 2 of the others can meet and discuss in private how they will vote.

January 21, 2015 at 6:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Baldwin school board agrees to sell Vinland for high bid of $301,000

An they better apply this to the bond and make my mill levy go down , even if it is only $5.

January 21, 2015 at 5:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Baldwin school board agrees to sell Vinland for high bid of $301,000

Wow actually a win for the area. Sounds like he will bring employees or jobs to the area from out of state.

And kudos to the board for dropping special interest and just taking the biggest and non contingent bid.

January 21, 2015 at 5:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Baldwin City Council approves resolution stating its intent to issue industrial revenue bonds

You are spot on and a little research about Mike Bosch and his company you realize why he wants this. I quote from his blog.

'Within 12 months, we outgrew the office and the local internet infrastructure. We found ourselves asking the same question, “Wouldn’t it be better for us to move the business?” At the time, we were thinking of Kansas City because of Google fiber. That way, we could still live in a small town. But I thought “Isn’t that why we started this business in the first place? to work as geeks in the town we love?” So we’re building Dawn Fiber, an internet service company building the most advanced internet infrastructure right here in Baldwin City, Kansas'

You can find the whole thing at

This is all about his company and what they need to get bigger. He also mentions several failed ventures.

October 26, 2013 at 3:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Baldwin City Council approves resolution stating its intent to issue industrial revenue bonds

What happens when the company files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy?

We are left holding an expensive fiber optic cable that goes to nowhere.

5 million is about $3300 per household in the city. That's expensive internet.

October 23, 2013 at 6:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ticket leads to petition drive for crosswalk light

how do you get a ticket for failing to yield to a pedestrian in the crosswalk if the pedestrian is on the sidewalk? Seems to me the Pedestrian is in the wrong if he stepped off the curb when she was close to driving by. and note to the author the title of the law is pedestrian IN the crosswalk not waiting at the crosswalk. Cops don't seem to know the law in this town.


Sec. 64. Pedestrians' Right-of-Way in Crosswalks; Control Signals.

(a) When traffic-control signals are not in place or not in operation the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way, slowing down or stopping if need be to so yield, to a pedestrian entering or crossing the roadway within a crosswalk.

(b) No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard.

September 24, 2013 at 7:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Baldwin City police officer back on the job after mission in Afghanistan

I am glad he is back. Greg is good officer, but now we have a Chief, 2 sergeants and a corporal? All from 8 full time officers? Seems a bit overkill for a town of 4000.

September 24, 2013 at 7:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Baldwin board selects Kansas City, Mo., developer's proposal to purchase, redevelop Chapel Street properties

'Because of the property’s proximity to Baker, his proposal assumed the apartments would be market-driven rentals, Krsnich said '

I guess Krsnich didn't do his homework. Bakers students are required to live on campus or in a Greek house unless they file and get approved exemption (usually for married or living with parents). So that is pretty much out.

On to the low rent apartments. Yea just what we need. Don't we have enough with the Chicken coops and the trailer park?

Really East Lawrence isn't that great.

September 24, 2013 at 7:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )