"In South Carolina, bike theft is treated as a misdemeanor, and when the value of the bike is less than $2,000, penalties are capped at $1,000 or 30 days in jail."
The reality, punishment is negligible. I've had multiple bikes stolen over the years, if & when the thief is caught, the consequences are geared towards funding the court system with fine money not compensating the victim.
I have yet to be reimbursed for a stolen bike. One thief had charges dismissed even though his DL was on file with Money Man Pawn as the seller/owner the day of the theft. NOTE: The bike was never identified by police in the pawn records during the course of regular investigations.
Another more recent theft (2 bikes) caught on video resulted in the thief's apprehension, and a short incarceration with personal recognizance release(twice) even with unrelated felony charges pending trial. He was never interviewed by police, bikes were never recovered, he was found guilty on both a misdemeanor & a felony charge but released with 'time served' and 2 yrs. probation. The courts have ordered restitution, but to date no funds have been received. The City court has issued a bench warrant for his arrest but the probation office will not enforce said order.
I've tried for years to have the Charleston police co-ordinate a bike registering event with the Neighborhood Association to no avail. Special thanks to Daniel for taking the time to see that bikes are registered and serial #'s recorded.
Registering your bike is a first step, but until the courts take theft seriously, expect more stolen bikes.
Addlestone Library is in Harleston Village, not Radcliffeborough, but we appreciate the shout-out!
Just a few mistakes, but very nice job. Thank you
The 19th Amendment was passed by Republicans. Fortunately, women have the right to vote thanks to the Republican Party - the true political party of Civil Rights. Now give up your 2nd amendment right (because cops will protect you even though we hate cops and black lives matter targets them), your right to free speech (political correctness), your right to assembly (unless it is a black race riot), your right to privacy (NSA), and your sovereignty as a nation (open borders and multiculturalism). Women love their double standards. They want equality unless it comes to aborting a baby (the man gets no say) or unless it comes to divorce (courts are bias towards women) or dishing out alimony payments or child support payments (why don't men get custody when they make a good case to be guardian). Women want equality unless it means the Democrat party importing hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees who culturally marry underage girls, stone women for adultery, treat women like property, make them wear black sheets, throw acid in women's faces, worship a fake prophet who married a 6 year old girl according to their religion, all evidenced by dozens of mass rapes in Europe by Syrian refugees and hundreds of news reports ignored by the corporate conglomerate bias news media in USA. Worldwide the majority of abortions are performed on unborn girls. Yay feminism!
The Westside continues past King st to I-26. Also continues past Hagood to the Ashley River. Please- a little more research before posting.
You have mistakenly lumped in the French quarter with Ansonborough. But overall, a brief and fun overview
Love this article! I've been going to Cedar Creek some this summer, and I'm hoping to return, soon. It's a purifying experience for me!
Would that there were more articles like this one! Reading about the past leads to an understanding of who and what we are today --and why we are the way we are-- and it follows that we learn more about what we could be in the future. In short, reading history makes us better people and better citizens.
What a nice article. I love learning history of my adopted state.
"...I'm impartial, unbiased, and that's the way it's supposed to be. If people were doing what I am doing, maybe people would trust the media more."
Tupper, thanks for the apology. I do disagree with LGBT, however, I try not to make personal attacks. Too many side with you on the issue for me to believe I am the only person who is correct. I have an opinion on the topic, nothing more.
Keep marching to your own beat Quintin. Great work as always!
Love this story on Quintin - he is a special person who loves his life. Charleston is lucky to have him.
You may be surprised. As you wrote: The nude lifestyle is having a quiet boom. Be a part of it; share with your friends!
this is a test.
Spanish teacher update. http://southcarolina.arrests.org/Arrests/Caroline_Short_23487552/
Man it took a lot to get around the CCP censures.
"Step 1 - Say they are really Gay and do not want to admit it. If that fails..."
In the GOP, a large number of anti-gay pols have been caught with their "pants down" being gay, or worse. Sorry, but statistics brought that out.
Step 3 - Call them 'A Stupid Poopy Head.'
Sorry for the school-yard banter. When you have been attacked all your life, sometimes immaturity expresses itself in childish name-calling.
"Step - 2 - Say they have a small penis. if that fails....."
I never said that.....would make me a hypocrite. Lol!
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