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Sunday, April 09, 2017

More Proof, You Can Throw Tens Of Millions Of Dollars Into New Schools But You Can't Change Reality

Tens of millions of dollars went into building the new Bennett High School but in the end what do you get, THUGS that just want to destroy it anyway.

The Board of Education still hasn't put out what happened today at the school but from what we do know is that there was a massive gang fight that forced the deployment of every single police officer available to respond.

Parents are furious. One said, "that's it, I'm getting the hell out of Salisbury". Rapes, murders, gangs, drugs, shootings and now massive fights in local schools. 

Let me make myself very clear here. You cannot blame the educators. You can blame your Mayor and law enforcement for covering up CRIME. The public simply isn't aware of just how out of control things are any more. Elected officials come out bragging, saying crime is down. Well, are you people really that stupid? Will it take one of your kids ending up in the Hospital or even worse, killed before you stop listening to their brainwashing?

Salisbury Sucks, Period! Bring on the Section 8 Affordable Housing Boy Mayor. You people just wait and see how bad things get then! That school should've never been built! Someone said it best early on. Show me the grades have gone up on average. Building a new school isn't going to deliver better grades or behavior. 

122 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well said..

Anonymous said...

Its all due to the fact they keep letting these thugs back in school!! Expulsion is the only answer and some real juvie time or jail time for those of age!

Anonymous said...

it's hanlin and the school board that need to be held accountable. nothing but a bunch of democrat appointments ment to keep the status quo. Time's a changing should be zero tolerance for disrupting the school day, one and done! 18? you're gone, maybe since high school aint working for ya night school will!
However when you do vote for school board members please don't vote for anyone who gets paid by the local/state government for their current job. or for anyone who does not have kids in the local public schools.
Let's make our schools function they way they should, it's supposed to be about educating not coddling!!

Anonymous said...

With all due respect how do you expect any mayor to make an impact on kids who don't give a damn? Ever been to the neighborhoods around that school? Those kids grow up surrounded by crime and aren't taught any different. Lived there for years, we'd never see Salisbury City cars on patrol.

Anonymous said...

Just another day in the cesspool known as the DA'BURY!

Anonymous said...

12:44 - Very good point about police on patrol. A story that should be told is how many officers are on the street during each shift. I do not have personal knowledge, but there are always a lot of cars in the SPD parking lot when I go by daily - and it is not always during shift changes. This is not a complaint about the officers. I believe they do the best they can with what they are given.

JoeAlbero said...

12:44, Your damn right I expect your Mayor to make an incredible impact! This is exactly what I meant long ago about having someone in the Mayor's Office who has past business experience. Students need to be PROUD of their school and surroundings. Of course PARENTS play a HUGE role in raising their children, BUT, when you have the majority of inmates being released into Salisbury, when drugs, gangs and crime go through the roof, your Mayor needs to be held accountable.

A solid Mayor would go to the Governor immediately and have those inmates returned to where they came from, mainly Baltimore.

Keep in mind people, CRIME BRINGS IN MONEY FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT. The Sheriffs Office LOVES drugs! Heck, they're more addicted to drugs then the DEALERS themselves. They keep ALL of the drug money and buy themselves Harley's, Guns, Equipment, Urban Assault Vehicles. Don't think for a second they want the King Pins rounded up and removed from our local society. IF they do so, there goes all their TOYS!

Anonymous said...

The accusation is that the Mayor is hiding the crime and his freemasonic fiends in local media are aiding and abetting.

Anonymous said...

it's ignorance breeding ignorance. they will cry about they are not given the same opportunities, that they are being repressed and held back. But this is what you get, regardless of what is provided. it's 2017. there is no one to blame but yourself for what you have decided to do with your life. Cultures hold themselves back.

Shadow said...

Joe- 9 times out of 10 I agree with you but your comments about law enforcement not wanting to round up drug dealers is ridiculous. Proceeds from illicit drug sales going to fund assets like cars is a benefit to all of us tax payers. Better it paid for by drug dealer assets. LEOs can't buy guns with it. The Fed laws are very strict on how it can be spent.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to Salisbury--annex of Baltimore

Anonymous said...

I am a student that attends here and this is just more of the same...
Apparently over a girl wanting to keep getting child support... guy wants DNA test, girl dosen't..... their friends fought for them

Anonymous said...

Did SPD CHEF DUNCAN SHOW UP WITH THUG PIZZA ?

Anonymous said...

Adding more section 8 housing will only make it worse...then you will have more adults that don't have anything vested in their neighborhood breeding womb thugs that care even less.

Jim Kirk put it best - "Let them die!"

Anonymous said...

Maybe now you all will listen to me as I get to once again say I TOLD YOU SO... Everything is all about money, nothing more and nothing less... Why else do they keep build schools after schools, yet no change??? All for the money... They will tax it out of you if they have to...

Why do you think they build schools so small all the time, and in a years time, ooopps need a new school becasue we have to many kids here... But I guess you all are either that stupid, or you really just don't care... You all just sit back and keep paying and paying, all the while you complain about what you are paying for...

JoeAlbero said...

1:02, Shadow, I meant to say Kingpins, not dealers. If you call four Harley's an asset, well, OK. Everyone has the right to their opinion and I respect that. I think, however, you are missing the point. Drugs and crime are a BIG business. IF law enforcement wanted to shut down the drug trade here, all they'd have to do is the same they did with the Mafia years ago. However, they do NOT want it to go away or they'd start losing officers and perks like there's no tomorrow. When they finally get fed up they'll do something about it.

Anonymous said...

Why aren't Culver and the County Council being held accountable too? Salisbury is part of the County yet you'd think everything depends on Jake Day and Duncan. Culver has given up his power to him and I don't know what value the Council is at this point.

More and more people, even community "leaders", are buying property outside of Wicomico County and claiming they live elsewhere 6 months of the year to avoid paying taxes here. The County is in such serious trouble. Culver is over his head. There is a real crisis coming and NO ONE seems to have the b@lls to say it or try and fix it!

This blog is the ONLY source trying to expose some of the mess, but there is so much more.

Shadow said...

Oh I think LEOs are fed up and want to lock up as many drug dealers as they can. Unfortunately, LEOs have to play by the rules and liberals keep trying to take tools away from them adding more and more hoops to jump through to do their jobs. Bad guys have no rules to follow.

Anonymous said...

LOL The pt Mayor wont even lock up Beggers in the middle of the riad ACROSS from walmart and SPD LOL.

Anonymous said...

The biggest issue with dealing with school kids and crime is they get a slap on the wrist in court and poof back on the street. They REALLY have to do something terrible to face any sort of serious punishment and dependant on age it still isnt what an adult would face. This is what you get. Kids on house arrest that can go to public school. Kids with multiple charges can go to school. There is no cohesion between what happens outside school vs inside school. Kid sells dope gets in fights etc outside school it has no bearing on what goes on at the school. They do it in school they get suspended expelled etc. Its nothing like the real world for teens. The justice system hasnt reacted fast enough to the evolution of the teenage criminal so smack on the wrist and off you go. I dont hold an opinion on the school being built as it really has no influence on the culture of todays teenagers. Its a building they have to go to as society has structured itself.

Anonymous said...

Expel the punks then they can stay home with there welfare mommys.

Anonymous said...

It was a gang fight. The staff does the best they can do but they are not allowed to throw out the trash to protect the good students because the false cry of racism. We as tax payers in Wicomico county are being held hostage and are children are being victimized

Anonymous said...

Second School Fight at Choices! This is insane! EXPELL ALL STUDENTS INVOLVED!!!!!!

Shadow said...

Administrators need to expel those involved and allow those students invested in learning to study and participate in school activities without fear of violence. Some heads better roll.

Anonymous said...

That's the reason why I had my kids in private school during their elementary school years. I could no longer afford the tuition so I had no choice but to send them to public school which was regretful.
They had a better education and a better classroom environment and we had the respect of the educators, they were taught morals and values that seem to be lacking in the public schools.
Both my boys went to Bennett, and they both were very happy when they got out. I was told about daily fights, sex under the stairwells and the bleachers, fights on a daily basis, and a school that seemed to me and my sons as a prison. All glass and steel, but no warmth.
The schools are a failure, and all they do is dump more money at the problem, but there is a limit on how much people can pay in property tax increases.
Dumping more money into the problem is not the answer. These problem kids need to be taken out of school. Don't care what race they are. They are there to learn. If they don't want to learn or be there, get rid of them.
Most of them end up in prison anyway. Most don't graduate, but are given a blank folder so they won't have their feelings hurt because they failed. Kind of like a participation trophy! They system has failed, and there is no reason to keep dumping good money to bad until they fix this mess!
This goes for all the schools in the county. There are fights in all of them on a daily basis. I don't totally blame the teachers. I think the parents deserve a hugh amount of the blame for they way these punks have turned out! We voted for an elected school board. When is this going to happen? As a tax payer and property tax payer in this county, we all need to know!!!!

Anonymous said...

How do we have Briggs saying its a safety incident and yet every available officer deployed?

Anonymous said...

57 Million dollar BABY Welfare SITTING Prison.

Anonymous said...

Such wisdom.No wonder I read this site.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Maybe the kids will all like that hockey team coming to town! Another stupid idea which will be trouble.

Anonymous said...

It's a reflection of what our society is becoming under the tutelage of what education has become.
Schools, for too many, are just warehouses.

Anonymous said...

Nope want to see them go out 430 in the morning sitting trying to get a speeder or rofo getting that coffee.

Anonymous said...

I would say some teachers are to blame. Their liberal policies over the years have created this mess we have now, not only school, but the world. Not holding someone responsible for their actions is the name of their game. I feel sorry for the conservative teachers. You are stuck in a position were you have little say in what goes on. Changing the rules so your school doesn't get a bad grade is NOT the answer. Holding people accountable for their actions is what is needed. If that means the trouble makers sit in a jail cell all day because they can't behave so be it!

Anonymous said...

this is the reason I pulled my kids out of Salisbury schools, faked an address, and drove them to school everyday in Denton. Salisbury is going to hell quick, I hate that thug infested city!!!

Anonymous said...

BLAME Obama for this he took away EXPULTIONS for his little Thugs Trump needs to Reverse this ASAP and if the liberal BOE has issues with it FIRE THEM.

Anonymous said...

"Bad guys have no rules to follow."

No truer statement rings home - geez.

Anonymous said...

Parents will continue to do what they can to get their children an education - the rest will send their kids to schools in Salisbury.

Lather, rinse, repeat!

Sad...indeed!

Anonymous said...

My question is, if they public schools are so great, then why are so many teachers kids in the private schools? The Salisbury School, Saint Francis, and Salisbury christian have a lot of kids from BOE members! Can't blame them, but this speaks volumes!!! And yes a lot of teachers out there are conservative and christian, but due to fear for their jobs and the political climate, they keep this to themselves. They are told what to say and not to say and are told what to teach. I used to ride with the kids from Saint Peter and Paul on the bus from Cambridge to Easton when I first moved from Easton to Cambridge to finish out my 9th grade school year. A lot of the kids on the bus stop were Teachers kids. One of them was my English teacher in 10th grade. This was back in 1977.

Anonymous said...

I did the same x 2.

Anonymous said...

When will the Mayor see its a time for a change in SPD. It will be a little to late six months from the election. Barb's needs to resign her position regardless if the Mayor refuses "again" to take her resignation. A little respect for her that she was willing to see all the issues and get out of the way for positive change. But the Mayor refused resignation and we are left with things like today and officer's lives at stake as well as our community. I know this school is in the county, but these thugs are from the city. It will get worse people unless you demand a change. She is way to soft and he seems to think being a soft Chief will get him votes. This will backfire Jake. And I read before in a comment there is someone up and coming that will crush you in the elections. I sure hope so. You better start either making changes or start submitting resumes Jake.

Anonymous said...

City officials, Salisbury PD and WCSO sure missed this one!! WOW

Anonymous said...

The fact that school-aged teens are arguing over child support and paternity tells you all you need to know about our public schools.No morals at home,no morals at school.Expel the little shits,let their parents pay for schooling.

Anonymous said...

"I am a student that attends here and this is just more of the same...
Apparently over a girl wanting to keep getting child support... guy wants DNA test, girl dosen't..... their friends fought for them"

Lets not lose sight of what this young person who claims to attend Bennett stated. They were fighting about child support issues. Let that marinate for a minute then step back and realize that the city of salisbury is a mess. However the best part of this is that this story will get national news. Do you think that will help or hurt salisbury. THIS TOWN IS DONE CRIME, CORRUPTION, DRUG ABUSE, SALISBURY IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF THE WELFARE STATE. THIS TOWN WILL NEVER GET BETTER. IF YOU CAN MOVE MOVE YOUR HOME MOVE YOUR BUSINESS BUT DO IT NOW. I CAN TELL YOU FOR A FACT YOU WILL NEVER GET THIS CITY BACK. HURT THE TOWN HOW YOU CAN MOVE YOUR SELF YOUR BUSSINESS MOVE YOUR FAMILIES AND LETS FLUSH THIS TURD.

Anonymous said...

The administrators can't do a thing. The Maryland State Board of Education (mostly lazy left wingers) makes their own set of rules. I have a family member who is a principal in another county and their hands are tied. They are not allowed to expel students for behavior problems including fighting. The worst that will happen is they will get transferred to another school and we will pay for the taxi to drive them to a new school outside of the bus line.

Anonymous said...

2:30 you said it perfectly - LET'S FLUSH THIS TURD!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
With all due respect how do you expect any mayor to make an impact on kids who don't give a damn? Ever been to the neighborhoods around that school? Those kids grow up surrounded by crime and aren't taught any different. Lived there for years, we'd never see Salisbury City cars on patrol.

April 5, 2017 at 12:44 PM

Quit defending Jake Day, Boi Mare. He is the problem.

Anonymous said...

Maybe putting the state's largest prison near Salisbury wasn't a good idea

Anonymous said...

Blogger JoeAlbero said...
12:44, Your damn right I expect your Mayor to make an incredible impact! This is exactly what I meant long ago about having someone in the Mayor's Office who has past business experience. Students need to be PROUD of their school and surroundings. Of course PARENTS play a HUGE role in raising their children, BUT, when you have the majority of inmates being released into Salisbury, when drugs, gangs and crime go through the roof, your Mayor needs to be held accountable.

A solid Mayor would go to the Governor immediately and have those inmates returned to where they came from, mainly Baltimore.

Keep in mind people, CRIME BRINGS IN MONEY FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT. The Sheriffs Office LOVES drugs! Heck, they're more addicted to drugs then the DEALERS themselves. They keep ALL of the drug money and buy themselves Harley's, Guns, Equipment, Urban Assault Vehicles. Don't think for a second they want the King Pins rounded up and removed from our local society. IF they do so, there goes all their TOYS!

April 5, 2017 at 12:52 PM

That's right Joe, all of these Democrat Mayors are responsible for crime in our schools. They are the ones lying about gangs and crime being down in Salisbury. Only an idiot will keep voting for a Democrat!

Anonymous said...

Finally, someone with a modicum of intelligence.
Do the other posters on here blaming the teachers and admin for not expelling this element not realize....if they would they could!! They're not legally allowed to. It's not their fault it's the state. Stop throwing insults at the people that have to deal with this scum everyday and complain further up the chain of command.
Discipline a kid...lawsuit.
Break up a fight and lay your hands on a kid...get sued.
Expel a kid...get sued.
You all have every right to be angry, just focus that anger in the right direction.

Anonymous said...

I Agree

Anonymous said...

time off for good behavior?

Anonymous said...

Wow, isn't crazy that you never here anything come out wicomico high and Mardela but always been parkside and Bennett...

Anonymous said...

The only one to blame is Obama and the DOJ. The sent out a memo about 2 years ago saying that they can't discipline African American Students due to they are being discipline at a higher percentage than other students!!!! Need I say more!!! The amazing thing is that today we have all of this high tech equipment in schools and we don't use it as we need too. I am we should show the videos of the little thugs and thugets acting up in the halls and the class rooms on a the school website and by other mean as needed. So them to the parents and if they don't get them in line then they are not allowed back in school!!!!

If they can't control them then we build special schools that resemble prisons for them to go to and they are they 24/7 where they will learn respect and how to act in society. The parents will loose all of the government benefits and will work to put them through the prison school. If they don't like it then they can go to Africa since they always refer to themselves as African American!!! Then they can really find out what poor is!! Joe it have been through schools during the day and it is disgusting the way they act!! They know that know one can touch them and they sure do take advantage of it. I feel sorry for the adminstrators and the teachers due to there hands are tied!!! One of these days a teacher or an administrator is going to be killed or severely disabled!!

I am sure that people are going to call me racist and that is there OPINION!!! I am simply going off life experiences in dealing with the African American community! I am tired of seeing white kids being bullied in school and on the streets and as usual if they have an issue it has to be a gang jumping one person!! They can't fight one on one!! The one thing I hope President Trump does is bring law and order back to our schools!!!! Joe I hope publish this and would like to know how many people agree with me!!

Thank you

Anonymous said...

It used to always be WIHI did they change the districts ???

Anonymous said...

Absolutely correct!! Thank you!
The minute the politically correct police got involved in education was the beginning of the end for discipline in schools. I'm not condoning child abuse but it's time to bring back corporal punishment in schools. Action = Consequence.
It'll never happen. These animals are dumped on the schools to babysit but it's always the school/staff/school board that are to blame when incidents like today happen.
A teacher was hospitalized today after being assaulted by a student but yeah....it's the school systems fault.

Anonymous said...

3:01 PM BS - I lived in a dual town with 2 jails and we didn't have these problems.

Anonymous said...

Do you honestly think I am told what to say and what to teach? Wow! Not the case. Get in the schools and see what u think. Discipline has gone to hell in a hand basket the last 2-3 years after the DOJ said Wicomico was racist for suspending too many minority's.

Anonymous said...

Get out folks! Let the animals have it and then they will be in one spot and easy targets. Just roll through with a bus and load them up and take them straight to jail or cemetary. You cannot appease them. They will never accept responsibility. They will always blame others for their plight that most times they bring on themselves TO THEMSELVES.

The last several mayors and police chiefs in that bury have not helped matters either. I'm not sure if you can totally blame the rank and file police officers since they have to do what they are told or else.

Regardless, the leadership there sucks and until that improves you will always have what you have always gotten.

It is past time to only complain. Action is needed on each ones part to improve your community, or it will never come. Not vigilantism but standing your ground and letting undesirables know that their behavior is no longer going to be tolerated. Political Correctness be damned.

Anonymous said...

I do believe that teachers are to blame through their support and membership in the teachers union. I am a Wicomico County teacher who refuses to join the union. The union has lobbied Annapolis for these liberal policies such as no suspensions and less disciplinary actions for unacceptable behavior. The teachers who support the union are actually supporting these liberal policies that have made their lives a living hell.

Anonymous said...

Let's fix this mess first and then assign blame after

Anonymous said...

I am waiting for the day that we can afford to move further away from Salisbury.

Anonymous said...

OK nobody has said it so here it is,it is a black students problem and that goes back to the parents who have an attitude against any type of authority. The parents need to realize if their kids are going to succeede in this world they have to live by standards that are expected by all successful citizens and it up to the parents to set the example and insist their children to the same.

Anonymous said...

6:12 PM - painted with a broad brush, but not without valid points. How would these parents be reached to help them understand, and how many would tell you to take a walk?

Anonymous said...

7:47 maybe the judges of juvenile courts could hold the parents responsible for their childrens actions and have the parents attend special parenting and citizenship classes. It wouldn't happen over night but you have to start somewhere.

Anonymous said...

its gonna get worse. just wait till Md turns into a sanctuary state. The criminals will flock to Md to be in a safe haven. Leo's wont be able to do a thing with them. The laws will tie their hands. These 20 year old kids will be in the classrooms with your children. Look at whats going on across the bridge. It's coming to the bury to. stay tuned, get your kids out of those schools while you still can. If it passes its gonna get worse!

Anonymous said...

Okay expulsion then what ? then when they get older and don't have an education they'll turn to dealing and drugs. Then you'll complain because your precious family members are overdosing or your tax money is taking care of them in prison.

Anonymous said...

6:12 Their parents are the example. Where do you think it comes from?

Anonymous said...

This type of behavior or lack there of is why I am sending my child to private school next year. I know that there are always problems in all types of schools but private school will NOT put up with unruly disrespectful little thugs. They will kick their ass out with no questions asked. It will be well worth my money for private school. My child will be given the opportunity to have a good education in a safe environment....

Anonymous said...

You are then setting them up for failure by giving up on them. If they go to jail then they will have a record and when they finally get out they can't get a job. Vicious cycle. The old Bennett was falling apart and frankly a hazardous to one's health. Incidents happen everywhere. You just don't want it to be your city.

Anonymous said...

Their is no mason working to cover up anything find another scapegoat

Anonymous said...

well said and just why has he acquiessed?

Anonymous said...

Wonder why

Anonymous said...

better management

Anonymous said...

VOTE!

Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter if they have an education or not. They are going to sell drugs of they want to. They need to locked up and keys thrown away. You can't blame no,one but the parents for letting their kids do what they want.

Anonymous said...

Districting is for lazy parents, just look at Parkside. A lot of kids do not belong there !

Anonymous said...

Wow. Did you just really blame a teacher for this?

Anonymous said...

Yep, Just be there one day

Anonymous said...

My comment is brief, things are out of control, it was a gang fight BUT it wasn't racially motivated as in "black thug" only this was started by a white girl who has a baby with a mixed boy, who is now dating a black boy. It was motivated by the white girl who instigated the whole ordeal. So she should be accountable for her actions as well.

Anonymous said...

Still has to be a race thing..... The white girl...the black boy...

So simple-minded.....keep this up and we'll be in the 1960's soon!

Anonymous said...

You can't blame mayor and police. You need to blame parents for lack of parenting and juvenile services for never making these thugs accountable until they kill someone or seriously injure someone. Juvenile services are a bunch of lazy ass people who give these kids a slap on the wrist. Police do their job and file charges and they do nothing. Start making kids and parents a
Accountable for bad behavior. You will have gang fights in any school so stop blaming schools and government. I'm sure those blaming them are parents of these thugs and not make it a race thing. A thug is a thug no matter the color.

Anonymous said...

If the cops weren't too busy trying to squeeze citation money out of the college students, then they would be able to arrest the actual criminals.

Anonymous said...

IMO, the biggest problem is WBOE will not get rid of the bad apples. They are not doing their job. Expel the kids who are crimals.ASAP

Anonymous said...

Well ,things happen in life simple as that

Sid Douglas said...

Only if you go first. I'd love to hear you say that in public. Have about ten seats. Your ignorant ass is showing. And unlike you, I have the temerity to put my name on what I say.

Anonymous said...

8:07 They can't. The Department of Justice won't let them. One more thing you can thank Obama for.

Anonymous said...

@ 7:58 You can thank Obama for bringing back racism.

Anonymous said...

Hail JOE rogan you are our only hope

Anonymous said...

You must be a great person if your main concern is jailing the homeless.

Anonymous said...

Hoops? Like actually making sure arrests are lawful so police aren't just roaming the streets acting like thugs?

Anonymous said...

Did you get expelled because your spelling is atrocious

Anonymous said...

I really don't know what any of yall are talking about. After so many suspensions you get sent to alternative school. Isn't that what yall say you wanted? Take out the trouble makers. Well it's already happening so what are you complaining about?

Anonymous said...

It's called being sent to alternative school. That's what happens when you get into enough trouble. Yall act like nothing is ever done.

Unknown said...

That's atrocious!

Anonymous said...

I was working it from the inside as the nurse. Everything was very controlled, proactive, and hands down this school has the best administrators! First responder time was under two minutes! With fire dept down the street its amazing how fast we received help!! There are 1500 students here and almost all of them are great kids.. From Hebron, Quantico, Salisbury, and other surrounding areas. Unfortunately in today's time there are many children with absent parent(s) and no discipline or accountability. I encourage ALL PARENTS to raise their voice and call the board of ed also regarding the change in cell phone policy. They are now allowed to openly carry them and drama thru Snapchat spreads like wildfire! It is ridiculius. Social media overuse by these millennials is really causing them so much stress, anxiety, aggression and overall worsening the social health of these kids!!

Anonymous said...

10:41 that is what happened at the alternative school yesterday (CHOICES) 2 or 3 fights there too. So now what???

Anonymous said...

You really don't know how schools work, do you? You are everything wrong with this country. Shame on you for attacking teachers and education in general, although that's what i've come to expect from people like you who reduce every argument down to liberal vs conservative. Teachers do not have control over who gets expelled or the rules of the school. That's the administration and ultimately the school board. Dumbass. Don't speak on that which you do not understand.

Anonymous said...

Dummies, it's easy to say, until it's one of your kids that's being expelled. It's white prejudice, bigots like y'all, is the reason why this country is going to hell.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

It's called being sent to alternative school. That's what happens when you get into enough trouble. Yall act like nothing is ever done.
April 6, 2017 at 10:41 AM

Send them to Alternative school? Do you mean like the boy from Bennett that attempted to rape that girl and was sent to Alternative School last year? This year he is right back in regular school at Parkside. Bet you didn't know that. He should have been sent to prison for attempted rape not alternative school.

Unknown said...

I have no doubt that everyone wants a remedies for these kinds of problems, but it is amazing in a very sad way how many of the commenters don't even realize their own part of the problem. The problems won't resolve when you have parents, teachers, students, admins, alumni... lashing out, name-calling, doing their own bullying of sorts. Just because maybe you come from an affluent home and are white doesn't mean that your choice of ill-mannered words isn't immature or bullying or a poor example to children. We all live in glass houses. It's just that some have varying degrees of tint. The only way to start resolving problems is by communication. If I sat in a room with people shouting and swearing it would NOT end up resolving anything. Sure, your rant MAY end up making you feel better since you vented for a moment, but true change isn't about a moments venting- it's about COMMUNICATION, coming to understand other people's PERSPECTIVE & needs, realizing the deficiencies in families and trying to brainstorm how to come together as a community. This isn't going to happen overnight. These issues didn't get to where they are overnight, either. And our own self-indulgent society/country is sliding down a slippery slope. We are locking up our own freedom as we take advantage of it. Angering the badger isn't the way to avoid the fight.
Also, I think the cell phone thing is getting out of hand too (again, taking advantage of the freedom) as our students should be at school for their education, not for Snapchat and Kik, but I do like that sometimes the videos that are recorded can provide proof of what happened. There can be problems though when it's not ALL recorded or not ALL shared and things are then taken out of context. Sometimes it's not bad parenting, folks, but sometimes it is. So many parents are absent from the home too many hours out of the day in today's society. We are not comprised of two parent, nuclear families with one working parent and one "homemaker/domestic engineer" (old terms, ay?). We are busy, busy families with both parents working, single-parent families, and sometimes the children are working to help pay the bills too. Everyone is tired.
The easy-access, cheap drugs are a problem that's growing at light speed and affecting all people, every race, age, income level, etc. Don't think that it's not your neighbor, friend, postal carrier, lawyer, your child, your parent, a sibling, person at the grocery store in an upscale neighborhood... it can be anyone. And that changes dynamics very quickly and intensely.
It also sounds like this particular event was an example of a child that had a child. THAT is no easy feat to take on. I've never been in those shoes, but I don't envy that young female. And I also don't expect ANY of these CHILDREN, with their underdeveloped brains to fully understand things or to always make the right choices. That is WHY, as humans we PARENT our kids. We should be parenting them into their mid-20's when their brains have finally matured (not necessarily their behavior- that's a separate thing). We need to find better ways to be involved in the lives of our youth.
Good luck to all of you. We only lived in the community for three years and have only been away for about 2.5 years now, but we enjoyed the small town feel of the Salisbury area. We definitely didn't like the fighting, though. We used to watch the kids in our little townhouse community "play" punching and kicking "games". It tore me UP. I used to go outside and tell them to quit and go find something else to do. I could have been assaulted -or worse- but they did disperse. I also spoke to them like human beings- but like they were kids and I was the adult, as that was the case.
I don't know, people. I don't have the answers. We now live just outside of Baltimore and it is NOT any better here.
Take a deep breath, let it out slowly and hold on for the ride.

Anonymous said...

please comment Joe, once upon a time i seem to remember reading, perhaps even on your site(whether in an article or a readers' comment, i can't remember), that worcester county has some regulation that does not allow parolees to be released from ECI into worcester county so they are bussed to and released in sby. does that sound familiar?

JoeAlbero said...

4:32, From all that I know, they are only released into Wicomico County/Salisbury.

Anonymous2 said...

The police that supported me in my former job bent over backward to help clean up and get drug dealers behind bars. Roaming the streets and acting like thugs? What are you talking about?

Anonymous said...

They pour tons of dough into state and federal penitentiaries but at the end of the day, it doesn't change the thugs inhabiting them. Thugs are thugs, so why bother decorating their surroundings with unnecessary creature comforts they don't appreciate anyway? Waste of taxpayer money in every way.

Anonymous said...

@ 4 04 My kids don't act like animals.

Anonymous said...

My wife is a teacher and i understand what this person is saying. Are many teachers liberals? Yes. do they belong to the liberal union? Yes. Do the liberal unions help make policy? Yes. Do the liberal policy makers make the stupid rules that affect all employees and students yes. Now lets be honist if YOU had the power to make all the changes would you change what the liberals put in place?

Anonymous said...

742 for starters the word is honest not honist. Even my spell checker caught this snafu! Second the appropriate word is effect not affect. Effecting others is different from affecting change. For a school teacher's husband or wife, your literacy level is disturbing.

Third, to answer your question: YES! I would change the policies quickly, instantly. You gave all the reasons for them to be changed in your badly written verb.

Anonymous said...

4:04 PM Kate Seth. I get the impression by her long lecture that she is self important and thinks her opinion matters, a lot. Either that or she had nothing better to do with her work time than lecture us on a blog.

Since she thinks she has all the answers, then why isn't she initiating them and solving all our problems for us?

And the best part is she doesn't even live here anymore.

Anonymous said...

If you have 5 bullies out of 100 kids do we get rid of the bullies or let them stomp on the necks of the other 95 ? i say stomç on the 5 bullie but we had 8 yrs of a Obama thug stomping on 95 % of Americans.

Anonymous said...

Students that create violence or disrupt the academic environment for others should be permanently suspended.

Anonymous said...

It's like sending your kids to County Jail !!!

Anonymous said...

My son Brett is the best baseball player to ever walk the halls of Bennett High School. He has already got colleges and even the Houston Astros looking at him. I Love that my son is batting .636 this season and came down to ask me to throw BP in the cage because he wants to work on the pitch to the outer half. No one has ever came close to topping his batting averages where ever he plays. Kid works hard never satisfied. I've got a feeling they will be retiring his jersey on graduation night. We need more kids like him because it's difficult for him to carry the team every year. I didn't let him play little league because he would have hurt someone. Every year in Travel Ball they made him play up because he was much better than everyone in his division. They asked me to be the next coach Varsity at Bennett and I told them that I would have to think about it. With Brett playing short stop, batting clean up and me coaching we would be unstoppable.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...
Expel the punks then they can stay home with there welfare mommys.

April 5, 2017 at 1:36 PM

Little do you know, the School Board is required by LAW to educate these little thugs even if they are expelled. That's right, a school teacher has to go to the welfare mommies home and give that child an education by teaching him one on one. So tell me why it's a good idea to expel them?

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Anonymous said...
How do we have Briggs saying its a safety incident and yet every available officer deployed?

April 5, 2017 at 1:47 PM

Because that is what he is trained to say. Ask Mark Thompson!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
57 Million dollar BABY Welfare SITTING Prison.

April 5, 2017 at 1:47 PM

More like $80 Million Dollars.

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Anonymous said...
It's a reflection of what our society is becoming under the tutelage of what education has become.
Schools, for too many, are just warehouses.

April 5, 2017 at 1:53 PM

All of these problems are because of one common denominator..... Democrats!

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Anonymous said...
My question is, if they public schools are so great, then why are so many teachers kids in the private schools? The Salisbury School, Saint Francis, and Salisbury christian have a lot of kids from BOE members! Can't blame them, but this speaks volumes!!! And yes a lot of teachers out there are conservative and christian, but due to fear for their jobs and the political climate, they keep this to themselves. They are told what to say and not to say and are told what to teach. I used to ride with the kids from Saint Peter and Paul on the bus from Cambridge to Easton when I first moved from Easton to Cambridge to finish out my 9th grade school year. A lot of the kids on the bus stop were Teachers kids. One of them was my English teacher in 10th grade. This was back in 1977.

April 5, 2017 at 2:19 PM

You are correct. The Phys Ed teacher and field hockey coach at Parkside sends her daughter to a private school. Can't say I blame her.

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Anonymous said...
When will the Mayor see its a time for a change in SPD. It will be a little to late six months from the election. Barb's needs to resign her position regardless if the Mayor refuses "again" to take her resignation. A little respect for her that she was willing to see all the issues and get out of the way for positive change. But the Mayor refused resignation and we are left with things like today and officer's lives at stake as well as our community. I know this school is in the county, but these thugs are from the city. It will get worse people unless you demand a change. She is way to soft and he seems to think being a soft Chief will get him votes. This will backfire Jake. And I read before in a comment there is someone up and coming that will crush you in the elections. I sure hope so. You better start either making changes or start submitting resumes Jake.

April 5, 2017 at 2:25 PM

What do you think is going on over at the fire department. Hoppes is buying more and more equipment and now hiring more and more paid firemen. Funny fires are going way down and crime is going way up, but Jake Day is too stupid to know where his priorities are.

Zorro said...

ECI INMATES ARE TAKEN to the bus station in Salisbury and dropped off with money for a bus ticket.....they buy some beer, and party on here

Anonymous said...

My child is special permission. It took me THREE MONTHS and tons of paperwork (medical). I have to reapply every year. I hope what you are referring to are those who fake addresses or school staff who pull strings without going through the process.

Anonymous said...

True.

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Anonymous said...
We voted for an elected school board. When is this going to happen? As a tax payer and property tax payer in this county, we all need to know!!!!

April 5, 2017 at 1:46 PM

Are you really that dumb??? If you voted for an elected school board then you should know when it is going to happen. You proved that you are too dumb to vote!

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JoeAlbero said...
12:44, Your damn right I expect your Mayor to make an incredible impact! This is exactly what I meant long ago about having someone in the Mayor's Office who has past business experience. Students need to be PROUD of their school and surroundings. Of course PARENTS play a HUGE role in raising their children, BUT, when you have the majority of inmates being released into Salisbury, when drugs, gangs and crime go through the roof, your Mayor needs to be held accountable.

A solid Mayor would go to the Governor immediately and have those inmates returned to where they came from, mainly Baltimore.

April 5, 2017 at 12:52 PM

I agree with you Joe. This city needs a strong mayor and it can't be a pansy like Jake Day, a homo like Jim Ireton or a wench like Barrie Tilghman. You should have ran again. If you don't run again do you have any ideas of who could it be. Remember NO DEMOCRATS!