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A Sandy Springs, GA sanitation worker has been ordered to spend his weekends in jail after doing his job too early. Kevin McGill has 14 weekends to spend in jail after starting his job at 5 a.m., which is a recurring problem according to Chief prosecutor Bill Riley.

From Atlanta Sun Times:

“Fines don’t seem to work,” Riley said. “The only thing that seems to stop the activity is actually going to jail.”

Riley says 911 lights up when trash haulers come before 7 a.m.

McGill, who didn’t have an attorney with him when he was sentenced, is serving his time on the weekend. His new attorney wonders why he’s being punished.

“Give him a warning,” attorney Kimberly Bandoh said. “I mean he’s the employee. He’s not the employer. Sentencing him to jail is doing what?”

First of all, who are these people calling in the a.m. complaining? Maybe they should spend some time in an  area where they either have to take their trash to the dump on their own, like I do. Or spend a hot muggy summer in NYC where trash is picked up whenever the sanitation works feel like doing it.

 

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  • noirluv45

    I agree with everyone’s comment. SMH. What they want to do is give the man a record in order to sabotage him. I swear our country has gone backwards! They arrested this man from doing his dang job. Unbelievable!

  • ALM247

    This is just ridiculous. This is one of the main problems with our justice system. There is way too much time spent on petty non-violent mess, and there is not enough time spent on actual violent crimes. This shouldn’t even be considered a crime.

  • Anthony

    White folks simply cannot let go of their overseer impulse. I remember giving my students a reading assignment a few months ago where they read just how angry whites were when they could no longer have slaves. They make up for that loss by finding any and every reason to lock black folks up. Remember this is Georgia, a state that was notorious for leading convict labor. To millions of those white folks, the only proper place for a black person is under someone white supervision.

  • Reina Benoir

    How the hell do these people who call 911 because the garbage is being picked up too early not having legal problems for calling the emergency line for a non-emergency.

    Just kidding I know why.

    Seriously though this is some nonsense. People don’t do their jobs at hours when they’re not supposed to be there. So if he’s too early that would be the fault of the employer. So putting the man in jail is some bullshit. Any excuse to put a Black man in jail.

    This did not warrant a conviction, this doesn’t warrant jail time, this shouldn’t be causing a man to have a criminal record, at most this should have been a summons and frankly, I don’t think it warranted that either. This should have been taken up with the employer who is in charge of the hours their employees work.

    The people complaining about their garbage being picked up too early need to STFU and have several seats.

  • Tubie

    I need to know what Penal Law this man broke? Like…this is considered a criminal offense. Where’s the law?