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Election 2012 Bell says private property damaged in circuit court race

Campaign signs have also been damaged

Posted: Monday, September 24, 2012 6:01 pm | Updated: 5:37 pm, Tue Sep 25, 2012.

DeKalb County Circuit Judge challenger Shaunathan Bell claims his private property was damaged and believes the reason could be related to the race between him and incumbent Judge David Rains.

Bell said the race “has not been as clean as I was hoping it would be.”

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  • Useyourbrain posted at 1:53 am on Tue, Oct 30, 2012.

    Useyourbrain Posts: 5

    To those of you who continually make political party references with respect to the race for Circuit Court Judge: however difficult it is for you to comprehend, the main and most important function of a Judge is to make fair and impartial decisions. Reference any and all statements put forth by Judge David Rains and I challenge you to ever find mention of political party rhetoric. Unfortunately, we currently must conform to the process in place for electing our Judiciary and this relegates us to having a candidate with a stated political party affiliation. Your continual reference to party politics displays both your inability to grasp the complexity and gravity of the position as well as your shallow understanding of the position of Circuit Court Judge. Stop spouting off about party politics and please look at the real facts pertaining to the candidates qualifications....this may be a challenge for you...but I am confident you want to make the best and most intelligent decision possible. How wonderful if each individual could think for themselves and not prop their lazy brains on a spoon-fed political party platform generalization.

     
  • rll1952 posted at 12:03 am on Fri, Sep 28, 2012.

    rll1952 Posts: 64

    Excuse me for not participating in this argument, er discussion, but I want to address the article. Mr. Bell responded to an email interview, he tells me that he did not accuse Judge Rains of being behind the vandalism of his property. His comment about lack of a clean race was not reported properly. I consider both men to be honorable, but they do represent two different choices as do their parties.

    CB you need to apologize and forgive t&p. He has started yelling and using Fear, Hate and Truth as arguments since he cannot think of anything else to say to support his assertions. We need to watch out for him! He might do himself some harm. Good night and God Bless.

     
  • freedomrings posted at 5:36 pm on Thu, Sep 27, 2012.

    freedomrings Posts: 206

    ClarkBarkley posted at 8:46 am on Thu, Sep 27, 2012.

    “freedomrings posted at 12:53 am on Thu, Sep 27, 2012.”

    “The FACT is people like you who seek to impose their Propaganda forcibly on others, because you don’t know how to discuss a subject properly and demand others VALIDATE your Prejudices, FEARS and HATES, reveals the TRUTH about you, doesn’t it ClarkBarkley?”

    “I don't know how to discuss a subject properly? By properly, do you mean using your method of taking everything someone else says, twisting it into the exact opposite of what they really said, and spewing it back out to fit your own agenda?”
    To have a discussion, it takes two opposing opinions, and you haven’t learned that have you ClarkBarkley?
    How foolish would you consider everybody, only posting things that VALIDATE Your Prejudices, FEARS and HATES, that would defeat the purpose of a Public Forum, wouldn’t it ClarkBarkley?
    “because that's exactly what you do.”
    With people like you, no wonder there is nothing progressive, Positive, happening in the State of Alabama, as you can only see the world through your Narrow-mind, and that’s pathetic, isn’t it ClarkBarkley?


     
  • ClarkBarkley posted at 8:46 am on Thu, Sep 27, 2012.

    ClarkBarkley Posts: 89

    freedomrings posted at 12:53 am on Thu, Sep 27, 2012.

    The FACT is people like you who seek to impose their Propaganda forcibly on others, because you don’t know how to discuss a subject properly and demand others VALIDATE your Prejudices, FEARS and HATES, reveals the TRUTH about you, doesn’t it ClarkBarkley?

    I don't know how to discuss a subject properly? By properly, do you mean using your method of taking everything someone else says, twisting it into the exact opposite of what they really said, and spewing it back out to fit your own agenda? Because that's exactly what you do. Of course, as many years as you spent with the media, I would expect nothing less, because that's what they do as well.

     
  • freedomrings posted at 12:53 am on Thu, Sep 27, 2012.

    freedomrings Posts: 206

    ClarkBarkley posted at 11:02 pm on Wed, Sep 26, 2012.

    “freedomrings posted at 3:10 pm on Wed, Sep 26, 2012.”

    “Since you have been posting to this FORUM, most of the day, perhaps your Employer isn’t receiving the Work they are paying you to perform, unless they are paying you to post to this FORUM, could that be the TRUTH ClarkBarkley?”

    “You post way more than I do, so if you are being paid to spew your garbage on here, the democratic party definitely isn't getting its money's worth.”
    I’m retired so I, don’t have an employer to pay me to post to this Forum, just want to let the people know, they are selling their Birthright and the Birthrights of their Children, Grandchildren and Future Generations, as they don’t deserve to live through another Great Depression, do they ClarkBarkley?
    “People like you make a perfect case to vote against democrats in any election.”

    The FACT is people like you who seek to impose their Propaganda forcibly on others, because you don’t know how to discuss a subject properly and demand others VALIDATE your Prejudices, FEARS and HATES, reveals the TRUTH about you, doesn’t it ClarkBarkley?

    I post the TRUTH, that you hate, and want me to post what will make you feel good isn’t that the TRUTH ClarkBarkley?

     
  • ClarkBarkley posted at 11:02 pm on Wed, Sep 26, 2012.

    ClarkBarkley Posts: 89

    freedomrings posted at 3:10 pm on Wed, Sep 26, 2012.

    Since you have been posting to this FORUM, most of the day, perhaps your Employer isn’t receiving the Work they are paying you to perform, unless they are paying you to post to this FORUM, could that be the TRUTH ClarkBarkley?

    You post way more than I do, so if you are being paid to spew your garbage on here, the democratic party definitely isn't getting its money's worth. People like you make a perfect case to vote against democrats in any election.

     
  • Sweet_Jiminy_Cricket posted at 5:20 pm on Wed, Sep 26, 2012.

    Sweet_Jiminy_Cricket Posts: 13

    “Arguing with anonymous strangers on the Internet is a sucker's game because they almost always turn out to be—or to be indistinguishable from—self-righteous sixteen-year-olds possessing infinite amounts of free time.”
    ― Neal Stephenson

     
  • freedomrings posted at 3:10 pm on Wed, Sep 26, 2012.

    freedomrings Posts: 206

    ClarkBarkley posted at 1:29 pm on Wed, Sep 26, 2012.

    “No sorrow and misery here. I have a great family, the bills are paid, and there's food on the table, so I really couldn't ask for much more.”

    Since you have been posting to this FORUM, most of the day, perhaps your Employer isn’t receiving the Work they are paying you to perform, unless they are paying you to post to this FORUM, could that be the TRUTH ClarkBarkley?

     
  • ClarkBarkley posted at 1:29 pm on Wed, Sep 26, 2012.

    ClarkBarkley Posts: 89

    freedomrings posted at 12:54 pm on Wed, Sep 26, 2012.

    You believe anything you want to believe but that doesn’t make it the TRUTH, does it ClarkBarkley?

    That's the same thing I say about the liberal garbage you spew on here on a daily basis.

    It’s wine and roses for me, as it has been for all of my life, too bad you have had such a rough time, of living your life of sorrow and misery, ClarkBarkley.

    No sorrow and misery here. I have a great family, the bills are paid, and there's food on the table, so I really couldn't ask for much more.

     
  • freedomrings posted at 12:54 pm on Wed, Sep 26, 2012.

    freedomrings Posts: 206

    ClarkBarkley posted at 11:51 am on Wed, Sep 26, 2012.

    “ freedomrings posted at 10:59 pm on Tue, Sep 25, 2012.”

    “You seem to be the expert “Kool-aid drinker, as you keep referring to Kool-aid, don’t you, I never was a Kool-Aid drinker, so tell us more about how you like to drink Kool-Aid, will you Chad4ALA?”

    “I can believe that. If your choice of drink is anything like your personality, I imagine what you drank was more old and bitter.”
    You believe anything you want to believe but that doesn’t make it the TRUTH, does it ClarkBarkley?

    “I understand perfectly why you and your comrades keep bringing up President Obama, and your reason isn’t very nice is it Chad4ALA?”

    “Well, it's because he's a terrible president, just like "W' was. But I'm sure you didn't mind everyone saying it about Bush. Politicians and diapers should be changed often, and for the same reason.”

    Why don’t you believe that about your Alabama Politicians you worship ClarkBarkley?

    “Don't worry, freedom. As soon as Obamacare is fully implemented, you can get your meds and then life will be all wine and roses for you.”

    It’s wine and roses for me, as it has been for all of my life, too bad you have had such a rough time, of living your life of sorrow and misery, ClarkBarkley.

    Hint, Hate Corrodes the vessel that carries it!

     
  • ClarkBarkley posted at 11:51 am on Wed, Sep 26, 2012.

    ClarkBarkley Posts: 89

    freedomrings posted at 10:59 pm on Tue, Sep 25, 2012.

    You seem to be the expert “Kool-aid drinker, as you keep referring to Kool-aid, don’t you, I never was a Kool-Aid drinker, so tell us more about how you like to drink Kool-Aid, will you Chad4ALA?

    I can believe that. If your choice of drink is anything like your personality, I imagine what you drank was more old and bitter.

    I understand perfectly why you and your comrades keep bringing up President Obama, and your reason isn’t very nice is it Chad4ALA?

    Well, it's because he's a terrible president, just like "W' was. But I'm sure you didn't mind everyone saying it about Bush. Politicians and diapers should be changed often, and for the same reason.

    Don't worry, freedom. As soon as Obamacare is fully implemented, you can get your meds and then life will be all wine and roses for you.

     
  • freedomrings posted at 10:59 pm on Tue, Sep 25, 2012.

    freedomrings Posts: 206

    Chad4ALA posted at 9:31 pm on Tue, Sep 25, 2012.
    “freedomrings, Man your just alittle angry” , aren't you.
    I’m not angry but you seem to be a lot angry, telling your LIES and DECEPTIONS, must give you a superiority Complex, but that’s not reality is it Chad4ALA?
    “You need to take some time off before you explode. Trying reading some of our post and maybe you'll begin to see all the cool-aid on your face you've been drinking all these years, jezzz.”
    You seem to be the expert “Kool-aid drinker, as you keep referring to Kool-aid, don’t you, I never was a Kool-Aid drinker, so tell us more about how you like to drink Kool-Aid, will you Chad4ALA?

    “Go outside and see for yourself. Today's Republican Party and Today's Democrat Party anit the same party of the half-century ago.”
    You’re correct the Former members of the Democrat Party of a few years ago, now compose the Republican Party, and it’s unfortunate you aren’t aware of that FACT, isn’t it Chad4ALA?
    The former members of the Democrat Party supported the Social Conservative Policies of George Wallace and the members of the Present Republican Party support the Social Conservative Policies of George Wallace, so the old Democrat Party is now the New Republican Party, isn’t that the TRUTH Chad4ALA?
    “Also, nice name calling, real mature, of man your age.”
    You are showing your Juvenile Delinquent tendencies aren’t you Chad4ALA?
    “And finally, you cant uderstand why anyone would keep bringing up Democrat President Barrack Obama”
    I understand perfectly why you and your comrades keep bringing up President Obama, and your reason isn’t very nice is it Chad4ALA?
    “(and you forgot the part about the Democrat Party kicking God out of their party)”
    If you will read the Democrat Platform you will see God is in their Platform, unlike your Coward, Mitt Romney, who refused to put what his real feelings are in the Republican Platform, because he FEARED the repercussion from the “Tea PARTY” wing of the Republican Party, but you keep blathering about the Democrat Party, which you seem ot know nothing about, as it seems as though you allow others, you consider smarter, or more intelligent than you to do your thinking for you and that says a lot about you doesn’t it Chad4ALA??
    “into the local discussion.”
    You were the poster that stated ALL POLITICS are Local, and now you seek to disown your statement, don’t you Chad4ALA?
    “DUH. OBAMA is the LEADER of the DEMOCRAT PARTY! HELLO.. knock knock - anybody home?”
    At least you know where President Obama stands on the issue, too bad you can’t say the same thing about Willard Mitt Romney TRUTHFULLY, isn’t it Chad4ALA?
    “Are you that disassociated with reality?”
    To see an image of the person who has disassociated themself, from reality, look in the nearest mirror there you will see the image of that person, won’t you Chad4ALA?
    “It affects every citizen, everywhere and YES even here in NE AL.”
    When you grow up and learn the TRUTH you will probably be the Slave of your Heroes and “gods” won’t you be Chad4ALA?
    “You may know how to spell hypocrisy, but you dont know what it means.”

    Sure I know what it means, as in the Dictionary I have, I have drawn a picture that depicts you next to the definition of hypocrite and hypocrisy, doesn’t that define you correctly Chad4ALA?

     
  • Chad4ALA posted at 9:31 pm on Tue, Sep 25, 2012.

    Chad4ALA Posts: 37

    freedomrings, Man your just alittle angry, aren't you. You need to take some time off before you explode. Trying reading some of our post and maybe you'll begin to see all the cool-aid on your face you've been drinking all these years, jezzz.

    Blame Bush -- Blame Bush -- Blame Bush. Is that really your thinking?
    And then there's -- Blame the Republican Party from 60 years ago. Really? Hey man, its 2012 (almost 2013). Go outside and see for yourself. Today's Republican Party and Today's Democrat Party anit the same party of the half-century ago. Also, nice name calling, real mature, of man your age.

    And finally, you cant uderstand why anyone would keep bringing up Democrat President Barrack Obama (and you forgot the part about the Democrat Party kicking God out of their party) into the local discussion. DUH. OBAMA is the LEADER of the DEMOCRAT PARTY! HELLO.. knock knock - anybody home? Are you that disassociated with reality? It affects every citizen, everywhere and YES even here in NE AL. You may know how to spell hypocrisy, but you dont know what it means.

     
  • freedomrings posted at 8:38 pm on Tue, Sep 25, 2012.

    freedomrings Posts: 206

    Chad4ALA posted at 5:44 pm on Tue, Sep 25, 2012.

    “If ANY candidate (Democrat or Republican) cant support their own Party and their own candidates, clearly there is a BIG problem. Find out for yourselves who is proud to be part of their own belief system and who wishes everyone would just "shut-up".

    Mitt Romney FEARED to have the Republican Platform to match his Polices, FEARIHIING he would lose the support of the “Tea Party” wing of the Republican Party and you have the audacity to make your inane, insane statement, reveals what about you, Chad4ALA?
    When you and your comrades admit you support the Clone of the Bush/Cheney administration, Plus he wants to give his Corporate Campaign Contributors, $5 TRILLON in TAX CUTS and Corporate Welfare over the next 10 years, whereas the Bush/Cheney administration only gave their Corporate Campaign Contributors $4 TRILLION over the last 11 years, promising with those TAX CUTS, they would Create Millions of Jobs in the United States of America, but in reality those Millions of Jobs were created in China, India and other Asian Countries that pay about $1 per hour for their SLAVE LABOR, are you willing to work a job for $1 per hour Chad4ALA? Not if you are sane, would you Chad4ALA?

    “Think for yourself. Decide for yourself.”
    Good sound advice, why don’t you practice what you preach Chad4ALA?
    “Don't close your eyes and just hope for the best.”
    I have observed Politics in the State of Alabama for more than 60 years and know the history of the Alabama Republican Party, that chose their Candidates in their Caucuses, as they didn’t have enough Republicans in the State of Alabama to have a Convention, as most all of the Republicans wouldn’t fill a Telephone Booth, until the mid - 1980s, and then Republicans plagerized the Social Conservative Policies of Alabama Governor George Wallace and every Republican President after President Eisenhower has plagiarized those Social Conservative Policies of George Wallace, to win the White House for them, but while George Wallace was using his Social Conservative Policies the Conservative Main Stream Media called those Social Conservative Policies RACIST, FASCIST, NAZIST, and that was only the names they could print in their family newspapers, wasn’t it Chad4ALA?
    “ALL politics is local.”

    Since all Politics are Local why do you and your comrades keep bringing up President Obama, doesn’t that show your hypocrisy Chad4ALA?

     
  • Chad4ALA posted at 5:44 pm on Tue, Sep 25, 2012.

    Chad4ALA Posts: 37

    freedomrings... you are sooo funny. How about this everyone. Lets ALL go to the fair this week and spend some cash. Lets ALL take a look at both the Democrats booth and the Republican booths. Ask the Democrats who is their President candidate, ask the Republicans who is their President candidate. Ask them both if they support the beliefs and platforms of their own parties. Ask them ALL why they support those beliefs and who they plan to vote for. If ANY candidate (Democrat or Republican) cant support their own Party and their own candidates, clearly there is a BIG problem. Find out for yourselves who is proud to be part of their own belief system and who wishes everyone would just "shut-up".

    Think for yourself. Decide for yourself. Don't close your eyes and just hope for the best. ALL politics is local.

     
  • River_Rat posted at 5:10 pm on Tue, Sep 25, 2012.

    River_Rat Posts: 216

    @ freedomrings,
    Ah, ok, missed that part... it would be nice to see the whole email to see what else was said...

    @thejudge
    >Has anyone noticed that the local Democrats aren't supporting our President? <
    Didn't Obama receive just under 25% of the vote in Dekalb county in the last election? That 25%, in my opinion, are the true yellow/blue dogs of the county.

     
  • freedomrings posted at 5:06 pm on Tue, Sep 25, 2012.

    freedomrings Posts: 206

    thejudge posted at 4:45 pm on Tue, Sep 25, 2012.

    “Has anyone noticed that the local Democrats aren't supporting our President? I was at the VFW Fair last night and noticed that there wasn't the first OBAMA sign at the DeKalb County Democrat booth. Interesting. What's wrong with the Democrats?”

    Did you see any signs supporting the Clone of President George W. Bush, or are the Republicans so ashamed of President George W. Bush, that was the reason he wasn’t even invited to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, thejudge?
    Hopefully you truly aren’t an elected Judge, as you have shown you are nothing more than a Partisan Politician, haven’t you thejudge?

     
  • freedomrings posted at 5:03 pm on Tue, Sep 25, 2012.

    freedomrings Posts: 206

    Chad4ALA posted at 3:10 pm on Tue, Sep 25, 2012.

    “WOW!!! It never ceases to amaze me how some "die hard liberals'", like others who regularly post to the TJ, are so brain washed. Why cant you all think for yourselves?”

    You reveal yourself to be what the Southern Philosopher, Mark Twain described as a “Patriot,” don’t you, Chad4ALA?

    Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about. Mark Twain
    Have a Nice Wednesday!

     
  • freedomrings posted at 4:56 pm on Tue, Sep 25, 2012.

    freedomrings Posts: 206

    River_Rat posted at 3:28 pm on Tue, Sep 25, 2012.

    “Third, we do not know how Mr. Bell's comments ended up in the Times Journal. The reporter could have been interviewing Mr. Bell about something else and Mr. Bell made these comments not knowing they would be published. I have seen reporters many times publish comments and make stories the interviewer never expected. I believe it wise to only give written statements to reporters as one can never know what context their words will be put. If it is in writing you can at least publish the entire statement so people can see the full narrative of what was given.”

    Below is what the article stated in the Times-Journal, isn’t it River_Rat?

    “What I didn’t expect was for someone to come to my home and vandalize my private property,” BELL SAID IN AN EMAIL TO THE TIMES-JOURNAL. “I’ll say it here in the paper that I’m not going to do anything like that, and I’ve told all of my supporters not to retaliate or do anything like that. Theft, vandalism and harassment have no place in a judicial campaign.”

     
  • thejudge posted at 4:45 pm on Tue, Sep 25, 2012.

    thejudge Posts: 4

    Has anyone noticed that the local Democrats aren't supporting our President? I was at the VFW Fair last night and noticed that there wasn't the first OBAMA sign at the DeKalb County Democrat booth. Interesting. What's wrong with the Democrats?

     
  • PubliusIX posted at 4:11 pm on Tue, Sep 25, 2012.

    PubliusIX Posts: 11

    If the person(s) who vandalized Bell's signs were caught, prosecuted, and came before Judge Rains, he would, of course, recuse himself. Which would be the most lucky thing that could happen to the vandal. But am I the only one who's noticed that this is the second straight election cycle where "vandalism" of DeKalb County Republican signs has been brought to the attention of the media, without formal complaint being made to law enforcement authorities? It's like the Reichstag, in small print.[sleeping]

     
  • River_Rat posted at 3:28 pm on Tue, Sep 25, 2012.

    River_Rat Posts: 216

    First, these incidents happen in every election. Vandalism of signs, property and whatever... I will never understand why in a democracy people become mad enough at candidates to hurt their property but this appears to be a common event across the nation.

    Second, I do not blame Mr. Bell for not calling the police as I have found doing so is a waste for petty crimes. I respect our law enforcement officers but have come to realize first hand the difficulty in tracking down an unknown thief to find property that is likely pawned or passed off within 24 hours of being stolen. Tracing down vandalism is even harder because there is no property on the suspect to tie them to. In my experience, and I am sure someone has had their items recovered, you never see your things again, you waste a good part of a day with the police inspecting the crime scene of your home and you run the risk of your homeowners insurance going up. Why bother unless it is something really, really expensive?

    Third, we do not know how Mr. Bell's comments ended up in the Times Journal. The reporter could have been interviewing Mr. Bell about something else and Mr. Bell made these comments not knowing they would be published. I have seen reporters many times publish comments and make stories the interviewer never expected. I believe it wise to only give written statements to reporters as one can never know what context their words will be put. If it is in writing you can at least publish the entire statement so people can see the full narrative of what was given.

    Hate the property damage but hang in there and it is good to see people making the democratic process work.

     
  • Chad4ALA posted at 3:10 pm on Tue, Sep 25, 2012.

    Chad4ALA Posts: 37

    WOW!!! It never ceases to amaze me how some "die hard liberals'", like others who regularly post to the TJ, are so brain washed. Why cant you all think for yourselves? Have you never studied the issues facing our nation, state or local communities? And how they are all tied together? You fail to understand who the "4th Branch of govt" is and the very, very important role they play. That "4th branch" is the media and the responsiblity they have to FULLY report on Real Issues that our communities face. Who are the candidates? What is their political feelings about the direction we are headed? Do they support the same values, ideas and beliefs as we the people believe. When the media "pushes" the story in such a way to "spin" the facts, they have failed in their duty. Today - Pres Barrack Obama went to the United Nations and declared "the future does not belong to practicing Christains" and the Democrat Party faithfuls, all the way down to small town Alabama, have already "sold-out" to the idea that individual rights don't come from GOD but rather from a large central govt that is smarter and better than its citizens.

     
  • freedomrings posted at 2:12 pm on Tue, Sep 25, 2012.

    freedomrings Posts: 206

    Chad4ALA posted at 1:28 pm on Tue, Sep 25, 2012.

    “Here's an example of information the media is not reporting, Shaunathan Bell:
    Has Not, Does Not and Is Not supporting or voting for Barrack Obama. Bell is not a member of the Democrat party that kicked GOD out of their platform. Bell strongly supports marriage between a man and woman and understands homosexuality is clearly wrong. Bell knows that just because the govt hasn't issued a social security number to a human being, yet, doesn't mean that they don't have GOD given rights, namely, the Right to Life. Sure women have rights, but so does the not yet born.”

    Typical of the COWARD who chooses to attack the Messengers rather than address the issue of a Judge making frivolous allegations, rather than doing what Honest Judges do on a regular basis, deal with the TRUTH, but you and Mr. Bell, seems to have a CORRUPTED Political Agenda, rather than being interested in the TRUTH, don’t y’all Chad4ALA?

    “Issues like these define the charater of a candidate.”
    The issue that defines Mr. Bell is he chose to make his reckless, frivolous allegations, rather than show he has enough Character to be a Judge, as a person wishing to be a Judge should deal with the TRUTH, rather than his frivolous allegations, intimating his opponent has damaged his private property, with no proof that is the case, your Moral Compass is off the mark, isn’t it Chad4ALA?
    “The TJ writes their articles not Bell. They print what they want, how they want it and when they want it. Anyone with half sense can clearly see the TJ decided to create focus on Bell.”
    Are you intimating the TIMES-Journal is making up the quotations, they attribute to Mr. Bell, Chad4ALA?
    If that’s the case, Mr. Bell wanting to become a Judge should sue the T-J for slander and Label, instead of making his malicious, frivolous claims, insinuating his opponent has damaged hi private property, but it seems you aren’t interested in the TRUTH, only your CORRUPTED Political Agenda, aren’t you Chad4ALA?
    “The article also stated Rains himself was saying simuliar things and even took pictures. Looks like the TJ wants this to sound one sided but it never is.”

    From what you’ve posted and the allegations of Mr. Bell, it seems there is a little “dirty” Politics being used to make Mr. Bell seem like a Saint, and his opponent seem like Satan, doesn’t it Chad4ALA?


    Shouldn't a person wanting to become a Judge, have more integrity than makiing allegations, rather than allowing the law to take care of his complaints Chad4ALA?

     
  • concerned4ala posted at 2:01 pm on Tue, Sep 25, 2012.

    concerned4ala Posts: 6

    From my understanding Mr.Bell told TJ staff that he did not want This to turn into him accusing Mr. Rains of any of these accusations and went on to say he in fact did not think Mr.Rains was a part of it. Even compared it to Alabama fans vs Auburn fans in saying that sometimes the fans take things more seriously than the players. Sounds to me he is referring to those few people who think running for office is not hard or exciting enough that they feel the need to spice it up by creating problems. I think if we want answers, then we should ask the candidates themselves instead of the media. Mr. Bell seems to be a honest man and I have never heard anything different.

     
  • Chad4ALA posted at 1:28 pm on Tue, Sep 25, 2012.

    Chad4ALA Posts: 37

    Here's an example of information the media is not reporting, Shaunathan Bell:
    Has Not, Does Not and Is Not supporting or voting for Barrack Obama. Bell is not a member of the Democrat party that kicked GOD out of their platform. Bell strongly supports marriage between a man and woman and understands homosexuality is clearly wrong. Bell knows that just because the govt hasn't issued a social security number to a human being, yet, doesn't mean that they don't have GOD given rights, namely, the Right to Life. Sure women have rights, but so does the not yet born.

    Issues like these define the charater of a candidate. The TJ writes their articles not Bell. They print what they want, how they want it and when they want it. Anyone with half sense can clearly see the TJ decided to create focus on Bell. The article also stated Rains himself was saying simuliar things and even took pictures. Looks like the TJ wants this to sound one sided but it never is.

     
  • concerned4ala posted at 12:25 pm on Tue, Sep 25, 2012.

    concerned4ala Posts: 6

    I am just wondering if Mr.Bell in fact did call the paper and ask for this to be addressed or did they call him? In reading this article one could assume ( as I did in reading it) that he did in fact call the TJ and ask for this to be published.

     
  • Disgruntled Voter posted at 11:54 am on Tue, Sep 25, 2012.

    Disgruntled Voter Posts: 7

    Since Mr. Bell did not file a report to law enforcement agencies, he has no right to bring charges by e-mail trying to "make" things look like Judge Rains did anything. Perhaps Mr. Bell's backers led him astray on this one. It only makes him look immature, which he is.

     
  • freedomrings posted at 11:27 am on Tue, Sep 25, 2012.

    freedomrings Posts: 206

    “DeKalb County Circuit Judge challenger Shaunathan Bell claims his private property was damaged and believes the reason could be related to the race between him and incumbent Judge David Rains.”

    “Bell said the race “has not been as clean as I was hoping it would be.”

    “Although Bell said his private property was vandalized, he did not go on the record about what exactly happened.”

    As that great Southern philosopher, Mark Twain stated so succinctly,

    Martyrdom covers a multitude of sins. Mark Twain
    If, there was damage done to Mr. Bell’s private property let him have it investigated and then prosecute whoever damaged his property, rather than make his wild statements, he intimates was done by his opponent, isn’t that what a TRUTHFUL person who is seeking a Judgeship would do rather than make wild allegations?
    I certainly wouldn’t vote for a person especially for a Judge, who tries to DECEIVE his constituents with such allegations.
    BTW, aren’t Judges charged with making their Decision on the TRUTH?

     
  • Chad4ALA posted at 9:56 am on Tue, Sep 25, 2012.

    Chad4ALA Posts: 37

    We all hear these type of stories every election. No candidate (Dem or Rep) seems to be any differant from the other when it comes to someone damaging their signs. The media seems to always want to make some huge conspiracy about tearing down signs. However, they never seem to want to print information that might actually be helpful to the voters in learning more about these candidates. For Example: The TJ stated they would print campaign finance reports of county candidates (where the big bucks come from and where they are spent) BUT they haven't. The TJ claims to interview candidates but seem to never ask questions (or at least they dont print the answers) that would help us better understand the candidates personal beliefs. We seem to be never told the rest of the story, only the same old song with the names changed.

     
  • Shamrock posted at 6:18 am on Tue, Sep 25, 2012.

    Shamrock Posts: 27

    Why is this unsubstantiated, he said she said story even being reported in the newspaper, if not an attempt to hang a dark cloud over a candidate? If Mr. Bell was so concerned about the alleged incident why did he not file a incident report with law enforcement rather than running to the newspaper to complain? I have known David Rains near 50 years, an honorable man, who would never authorize nor condone such acts of vandalism.

     
  • ginah posted at 8:58 pm on Mon, Sep 24, 2012.

    ginah Posts: 8

    I do not know Mr. Bell personally but I do know Judge Rains and have for more than twenty years and he would no more damage or condone damage to someone else's property than he would fly to the moon. This was either a random act done by a random person or possibly one of your own supporters perhaps without your knowledge tryiing to draw negative attention to Judge Rains' otherwise untarnished 40 year reputation as our judge. I suggest you look within your own camp or mark it up to juvenile mischief. You might consult Lamar Bray because the same thing happened to one of his signs but we just took that as a message from God.

     
  • littlesouthernguy posted at 8:56 pm on Mon, Sep 24, 2012.

    littlesouthernguy Posts: 3

    I have known both of these gentlemen for a very long time and Judge Rains for 20+ years. I also worked for Shaunathan's father, Charles Bell and supported him in his election. I have to say that "Party" has nothing to do with me in this race. I have and will continue to support Judge Rains as Experience needs to remain in our court systems for both the accused and the innocent. Shaunathan should have used the Legal System that he's running for Judgeship in, including making us aware of it by filing an "Official Report", if in fact, he had this to happen to his property.

     

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