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Ga Sanitation Worker Gets 30 Days In Jail For Picking Up Trash Too Early

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posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 09:10 AM
Sanitation worker, Kevin McGill, a new employee for the company contracted for garbage collection by the city of Sandy Springs, Ga, was cited for starting his job too early. Local ordinance in Sandy Springs, Ga, limits garbage collection to the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Mr. McGill was found to be collecting the garbage at 5 a.m. one morning.

From Yahoo News:

A city ordinance limits trash pickup to between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. in order to allow the wealthy suburbans there to sleep peacefully.

One of the fundamental questions raised by this case is whether an employee or the employer should be punished for a violation of the law. Typically, prosecutors go after the company.

But Sandy Springs prosecutor Bill Riley told local media that he’s tried citing companies with little result and so has chosen to go after the individual employees instead. “Fines don't seem to work,” Riley said, according to WSB-TV in Atlanta. "The only thing that seems to stop the activity is actually going to jail.”

Mr. Riley sought the maximum punishment of 30 days in jail – and the judge agreed. This is the second sanitation worker he has prosecuted for the same infraction.

Neither Mr. Riley nor the city spokesperson returned requests for comment.

Let me get this straight. The city has a contract with a company to do garbage collection. The company they contract has their drivers starting too early. Not getting the results they want from fining the company, the prosecutor instead goes after the lowest man on the totem pole and the judge sentences him to 30 days in jail?


posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 09:17 AM
Already posted

posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 09:23 AM
ok this source says the charges were dropped, so SOME sanity is left in the world
mail online
so a happy ending, but the idea that this was even an option is scary, all because the poor wealthy people need their beauty sleep. Bleah
and there is something funny, (in a cynical way i admit) about a black guy in america going to jail for actually having a job and going early to it.

it's like a default thing by the legal system isn't it?
"We need to send a clear message to this company so they change their attitude!"
"jail the black dude, gotcha!"

posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 09:29 AM
a reply to: stosh64

Thanks for the heads up!

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