September 30, 2015 at 4:49pm
In response to Dr. Spot.....Another one of your comments that lack any basis in fact, i.e. 'diversion do not work'
I am a rather large landowner, and just like you may own a home and would not want people trespassing unlawfully in your backyard, I feel the same way about my property.
The facts you fail to mention: For years, most, if not all, landowners allowed entry onto their property. Then when the owners started getting sued, starting finding trash, started getting citations from goverment agencis for having batteries and tires on their property, the access was stopped.
So not only do we now have a tax bill, us landowners have to have security cost and insurance cost, to keep people from doing illegal activity on our property.
Landowners are not required to post their property lines. It is the responsiblity of each individual who must know his whereabouts. If you do not like that, then get the law changed. Do you have any idea what it would cost to signage large properties in the marsh with so much access?
Yes, the good must suffer for the bad, but understand the landowners positon before you make a completely factually void statement.
As to your speed trap. First, many suits have been filed against the Golden Meadow P.D. claiming 'speed traps' exist. None have ever been successful. Admittedly, if you are one mile over the spped limit you might get a ticket, but never have there been any proof of entrapments. Just another statement you make without any factual support.
The reason, which many local people know, that the speed limit is so strict is as follows: Many years ago, the only road into and through Golden Meadow was Highway 1. The road had no shoulder on one side and Bayou Lafourche on the other.
As a result of several fatal car wrecks, some involving kids playing in their own yards, the speed limit was strictly enforced.
So, just remember if you going over the clearly posted speed limit you are committing a crime. If you are private property without permission you are committing a crime.
I guess it is your opinion that it is fine to commit crimes.
The biggest problem in our country today is self entitlement and a reluctance to accept personal responsibility.