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Man: I Would Not Arrest Drug Dealers, Prostitutes

A Cartersville man arrested and charged with disorderly conduct told police there's nothing officers can do to stop two problems.

A Cartersville man jailed on a disorderly conduct charge said if he were a police officer, he would not arrest drug dealers and prostitutes.

Actual Cartersville Police Department officers arrested Jeffefy Paul Wilkins, 52, of Hattie Street, at Crown Inn after responding to a 10:30 p.m. call Thursday about an intoxicated man who was irate and refused to leave, according to the incident report, attached.

Police say Wilkins walked away and tried to pretend police weren't asking him for his name and birth date.

"I know you gotta dance your dance, but I ain't willing to dance that dance," Wilkins said to police, before allegedly refusing to give his identity.

Police say he had trouble walking up the motel stairs.

"As I was speaking with Mr. Wilkins I further observed his intoxication as he was swaying wildly, drooling and spitting while speaking, and his words were extremely slurred," an officer reported. "I asked Mr. Wilkins for his name and date of birth approximately two more times before he finally stated, 'Go [expletive] yourself, that is my name.'"

After he was arrested, Wilkins allegedly became more uncooperative and said that if he were a police officer, he would not arrest drug dealers or prostitutes, because there is nothing police can do to stop those two problems.

"When I advised Mr. Wilkins that it is probably a good thing he is not a police officer, he became very irate and began yelling and cursing in the back seat of my patrol car," the officer reported.

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d1 March 02, 2013 at 01:37 AM
Our city and county law enforcement is underpaid to deal with these people
Laura Barnwell March 02, 2013 at 01:16 PM
As long as there is a demand there will be drug dealers and prostitutes. This has nothing to do with how much you pay law enforcement. It has been going on since biblical times!
CK March 02, 2013 at 01:34 PM
Theres prostitutes in Bartow?!?
mike turner March 02, 2013 at 06:22 PM
LMAO & CK try any of the truckstops at exit 296 cass white, bartow motel, howard Johnson, Americas best inn, the crown inn, park way north and many many more, oh yeah try the woods next to bartow co. Jail
Laura Barnwell March 02, 2013 at 06:35 PM
Man you hit the nail on the head. Somebody has turned a blind EYE!!!
mike turner March 02, 2013 at 06:56 PM
Not just somebody, I blame our government, I have talked to some of the girls and guy prostitutes (YES BOY AND GIRLS) and I hear pretty much the same story! After arrest where many lost their jobs, homes and their families and with out government help prostitutetion is the only job they can get! I was at the unemployment office and some man in his 60's had left crying because he made a mistake 50 years earlier that will forever haunt him and all he did was threw eggs at the police station when he was 17 / I ask you is it fair that 50 years later he can't work for SHAW INDUSTRY because he threw (RAW EGGS AT A BUILDING)?
Laura Barnwell March 02, 2013 at 07:28 PM
I am not their judge or jury, times have changed. As I was growing up I could have fell into the same situation, but I chose not to. It’s all about choices we make in our life. My Father or Mother never received any help from anyone. We were very poor, lucky to have bread. There is no excuse for not at least trying to better your life I am living proof. We have become a Nation dependent on someone to give us something. You can sit around and wait for our Government to give us something or get some back bone and do something.
Margie Murdock March 03, 2013 at 07:26 AM
L.B., I agree with everythng you said, but what would you be doing if you were this man that Mike was talking about? I commend you for making right choices while growing up, but everybody didn't make good choices. And sometimes, one stupid mistake follows you for the rest of your life. How can this man manage to live? How or where can he get a job that will support himself and possibly a family? Is this how the folks standing on the roadside holding a sign that says, "Homeless, will work for food" get started? There should be some kind of statue of limitations on "youthful stupidity acts". Unless, of course, he is still throwing eggs at police stations. It sounds like this guy was doing all he could do. He made the right choice of trying to get a job instead of stealing or a lot of other things that would not have been a right choice. Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of folks out there like you are talking about, that don't want to do anything productive for themselves. Who knows, maybe they threw eggs when they were 17 too Blessings,.
Elyse Greeson March 03, 2013 at 09:21 AM
I totally agree with you LB. TRUST ME, Ms. Murdock the man didn't not get a job because of some egg throwing incident in his childhood. Life is about choices and we are all where we are today because of our life choices. It's sad, but we each have choice. That's the difference between us and robots.
Laura Barnwell March 03, 2013 at 02:15 PM
.Never give up! I believe in prayer, through Christ all things are possible.
Margie Murdock March 04, 2013 at 05:25 AM
This question is directed at Mike. How accurate is your information concerning the man's refusal for a job? Is the egg throwing incident the real reason or only one of many reasons. Do you know if this man has continued to do stupid things that has kept him from job opportunities? Do you know the rest of the story?
Margie Murdock March 04, 2013 at 05:29 AM
I am not taking sides. I just know that people have a habit of giving a verdict on situations because they assume they know all the facts when they don't. And L.B., you are so right on, don't ever give up, KEEP PRAYING!

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