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Old 04-13-2007, 08:52 PM
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I'm surprised they didn't tazer her as well!

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Carelton student Cheryl Kuehn.

OTTAWA - U.S. authorities are trying to determine why an Ottawa woman spent more than nine hours in a Georgia detention centre after being stopped for a pair of minor traffic violations.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency told CanWest News Service Tuesday the Glynn County detention centre contacted them at 7:26 p.m. Saturday inquiring if Cheryl Kuehn was legally in the United States following her arrest for speeding and failing to stop at a stop sign.

Even though the agency had informed the detention centre by 7:37 p.m. there was no reason for the 23-year-old Carleton University student to be detained, she was locked up until 5 a.m. the following day.

Kuehn was travelling to Florida with her husband Scott Kuehn, brother-in-law Michael Kuehn and friend Dam-Que Pham. After her arrest, she had her mugshot and fingerprints taken and was forced to strip and shower before being put in a cell with other inmates while her husband waited in the jail's lobby attempting to post the $222 US bond that would secure his wife's release.

Scott Kuehn said he had the money to cover his wife's bond by 8 p.m. but was repeatedly told he couldn't pay it until after the immigration check was complete.

Tuesday, senior Georgia politicians and law enforcement officials were scrambling to control the damage caused from the incident.

"Evidently something went wrong for her to be here eleven-and-a-half hours," said Glynn County Sheriff Wayne Bennett, who has now ordered an internal investigation into why Kuehn was held overnight.

The political fallout from the incident also reached the state capital, where Gov. Sonny Perdue has asked for an investigation to determine if mistakes were made following the alleged traffic violations along the I-95.

"We are absolutely checking into it to determine if what was done was done correctly or incorrectly," said Perdue's press secretary Bert Brantley, who labelled the investigation a "top priority."

Canada's department of foreign affairs said they are aware of the "alleged mistreatment" of a Canadian citizen in Georgia and are in contact with local officials, but would not comment further.

Liberal MP and opposition critic for consular affairs, Dan McTeague, said he has never encountered anything as "obvious or aggrevious" as the Kuehn situation.

"Consular officials will certainly be pressed to clarify this is not standard procedure in Georgia, and if it is standard procedure in Georgia, Canadians should be warned it is not a good idea to travel to Georgia anytime soon."


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Old 04-13-2007, 09:13 PM
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Doesn't surprise me one bit. I have a buddy that just sat in Gwinnett County jail for 2 1/2 months for sending his ex a text message. She had a restraining order on him. All because she would not let him see his daughter on Christmas day. Ya gotta love it
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Sounds like everybody is assuming guilty until proven innocent on both sides of the fence.

I figure there is more to this story than is being reported in what was printed, maybe not. It's hard to be too harsh on law enforcement with all they have on their hands these days. We can all sit in our nice warm homes and bitch about things like this, but nobody is going to try to kill us tonight over a routine traffic stop.

Routine traffic stops work both ways boys and girls.
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Menzies - 4/13/2007 8:52 PM
"Consular officials will certainly be pressed to clarify this is not standard procedure in Georgia, and if it is standard procedure in Georgia, Canadians should be warned it is not a good idea to travel to Georgia anytime soon."

Now that will be a heck of a long drive to Florida if they are going to bypass GA........but at their absence will lessen the traffic on I95 and I75. Why do I think there is more to this story?
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Old 04-13-2007, 10:16 PM
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Trust me, I live in Southern Georgia. There's no more to this story that the bumbling stupidity of a rural police department who thought they could stick it to some toursits for fun without any one knowing. The real world of global communications hadn't caught up to them - but it sure has now!
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Menzies - 4/13/2007 10:16 PM

Trust me, I live in Southern Georgia. There's no more to this story that the bumbling stupidity of a rural police department who thought they could stick it to some toursits for fun without any one knowing. The real world of global communications hadn't caught up to them - but it sure has now!
I didn't know Jacksonville had been annexed into Georgia.

Exactly what did these Georgia boys expect to gain by detaining these fine citizens who broke the law?
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Let me just say this. I was attending a gun show in Gainesville, GA a few years ago selling gun safes as I do for a living. There were a couple of local deputies working security for the show, one white, one black.

Gainesville has a very high hispanic population, and there had been several cases of gun theft at shows there lately. The topic came up where one of their officers was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop where no arrests would have been made based on the stop itself.

When video and audio was replayed through the officer's patrol car, the three hispanic males could be heard planning their attack on the unsuspecting officer who did not speak Spanish.

Now, were these Canadians speaking Spanish? I sincerely doubt it, but it just goes to show what our law enforcement agencies are up against on our nation's highways, especially I-75 and I-95 with all the trafficking of drugs. You can bet your a$$ there was more to this story than just a couple of good ole' boy Barney Fife's looking to cause problems for tourists.

Let's wait for all the facts to come out before we start making stupid accusations against those who are protecting our lives on the highways, shall we?
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There's no more to this story that the bumbling stupidity of a rural police department who thought they could stick it to some toursits for fun without any one knowing.

What a stupid statement from someone without a clue! Some folks go out of their way to flaunt their ignorance ....
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Curmudgeon - 4/13/2007 11:56 PM

There's no more to this story that the bumbling stupidity of a rural police department who thought they could stick it to some toursits for fun without any one knowing.

What a stupid statement from someone without a clue! Some folks go out of their way to flaunt their ignorance ....
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Curmudgeon - 4/13/2007 11:56 PM

There's no more to this story that the bumbling stupidity of a rural police department who thought they could stick it to some toursits for fun without any one knowing.

What a stupid statement from someone without a clue! Some folks go out of their way to flaunt their ignorance ....
What I find interesting is the fact she was locked up for a speeding ticket.......how friggin fast was she going? Did she have a drivers license? Where was she speeding? What else happened to cause this incarceration in the first place? Heaven help her if she was talking smack in French!
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Glynn county is NOT someplace you want to mess around in....PERIOD!!!!!! I'm ex GSP and can tell you that some of those guys are not exactly screwed on straight. There is this "attitude" in Glynn county concerning I-95 that is a little outside of reality......... You'd be better off to swing over to 75 and go around it than to go through it..... Kinda like an inlet with an outgoing tide and an on-shore wind...... stay home.....
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Bailey Boat - 4/14/2007 7:58 AM

Glynn county is NOT someplace you want to mess around in....PERIOD!!!!!! I'm ex GSP and can tell you that some of those guys are not exactly screwed on straight. There is this "attitude" in Glynn county concerning I-95 that is a little outside of reality......... You'd be better off to swing over to 75 and go around it than to go through it..... Kinda like an inlet with an outgoing tide and an on-shore wind...... stay home.....
Oh now you've done it - watch how they'll flay your ignorance on that statement! Especially those that have never been there!!
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Glynn county (Brunswick) is notorious for being a speed trap. I've been driving 'tween Florida and Savannah for almost 40 years, and it has been in existence ever since I95 opened. Same for the one just south of Savannah, near the paper mill (Riceboro?) to the west of the interstate.
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Bill, what's your first thought when you see one of those guys outside of his cruiser!
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Menzies - 4/14/2007 8:35 AM

Bill, what's your first thought when you see one of those guys outside of his cruiser!
Which "guys"..?????? If you mean Glynn county, over weight and looking for trouble.... If you mean GSP..... Professional, courteous, fit and by the book.......
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By the stories I've seen, including the one above, it was County after she got lost and wandered off I95.
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You're correct it was the county and it was off I-95. In my experience, whenever a county or a city allow their officers to patrol the interstate it's only a matter of time until they either get shot from doing a stop incorrectly or you have a lawsuit filed by someone from out of state for a multitude of reasons.
Dealing with transients (almost everyone is on an interstate) is totally different than making a stop on someone that lives in the area. Drugs move on the interstates, not the county or state roads and that alone brings a different set of problems into the equation. The other big thing is diplomacy, you don't know that the lady that you have just stopped is married to the governor of whatever state she may be from.
The difference in training between a state officer and a city or county officer is daylight and dark. I'm not knocking all city and county officers but it seems that those with better common sense will leave the interstates to those better trained to handle the situations that arise there......
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Just do the speed limit and don't run stop signs in Georgia and we won't have to throw your arse in jail for the $200 bail.
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