Jamboree band lived up to Scout motto
The Boy Scout Jamboree Band left no doubt that they had lived up to the Scouts' motto, "Be prepared."
In spite of the adverse weather, the Scouts put on a memorable performance, improvising when the rains came while playing a delightful selection of music that brought the audience to its feet with a standing ovation after the final number.
The quality of the performance was remarkably polished and professional, especially considering that the members of the band had only a week of practicing together before coming to Charleston for their "Live on the Levee" concert.
Thank you, Boy Scouts and Venturers, for a wonderful musical experience. You definitely made our levee come alive. Welcome to West Virginia!
Far too many laws already exist
Police agencies and judges solemnly declare, "Ignorance of the law is no excuse!" That is almost laughably wrong and untrue. It's not funny because countless people have been convicted of breaking laws they did not know existed.
There is no uniformity among states, much less among counties and municipalities. There is a plethora of laws; tens of thousands. No one can be reasonably expected to know all of them. The assertion that it is a citizen's duty to know the laws before they do something is a cruel joke, except no one is laughing. It is utterly absurd.
Lives have been destroyed because of this.
Our elected officials call themselves "lawmakers," and therein lies the problem. Every time something unfortunate happens, they rush off to create new laws. There are already far too many laws and regulations.
Justin Bertrand Galen Skywatcher
Pettit's treatment not first time for Charleston P.D.