Confrontation at Augusta Youth Detention Center

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 11:25 PM
Last updated Thursday, April 7, 2011 12:28 PM
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Three young men have been charged this morning after deputies were sent to the Augusta Regional Youth Detention Center Wednesday night after a confrontation between inmates and employees.

The three booked into the Richmond County Jail were Arthur Drummond, 17, charged with two felony offenses: obstruction of a law enforcement officer and interference with government property.  Also, Elander Johnson, 18, and Bilal Ramiek Maxey, 18, were both charged with felony obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

“Initially some youth refused to comply with verbal commands given by juvenile correctional officers,” said Scheree Moore, director of communications for the Department of Juvenile Justice. “Local law enforcement was called in to assist in returning the youth to their housing units.”

 

The confrontation began around 9:20 p.m. at the detention center, 3481 Mike Padgett Highway. No one was injured.

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catfish369
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catfish369 04/07/11 - 01:28 am
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Maybe if they hired some

Maybe if they hired some adults at that place it wouldn't have to get as bad as this. Most of the employees there are just above the age of the detainees. I've interviewed with them 3 times in the last year and have more experience than any 3 people combined that actually got hired.

Ole School
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Ole School 04/07/11 - 05:04 am
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I think GDC should send a

I think GDC should send a tactical Squad over for a visit , I KNOW all they would have to do is show up , those kids would straighten the heck up at the sight of them !

copperhead
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copperhead 04/07/11 - 05:43 am
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I wonder why they don't use a

I wonder why they don't use a tazer on the "confrontational"detainees. THAT will get their undivided attention.

bclicious
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bclicious 04/07/11 - 05:47 am
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YDC is the worst job ever.

YDC is the worst job ever. The system is literally stacked against the employees. The juveniles cannot be punished, they can only be rehabilitated.

If someone were to literally offer me $200,000.00 a year to be a DJJ officer; I would flat out refuse!

corgimom
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corgimom 04/07/11 - 07:45 am
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Me either. There isn't enough

Me either. There isn't enough money in the world.

What-r-u
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What-r-u 04/07/11 - 07:49 am
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After reading each of your

After reading each of your comments, it caused me to ponder, Is that the way you were treated when you did something wrong? OOOOOO that right you didn't get caught?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 04/07/11 - 07:51 am
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Not surprised....kids are

Not surprised....kids are running the zoo everywhere in todays world.

akmoose
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akmoose 04/07/11 - 08:19 am
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That's exactly why I gave

That's exactly why I gave applying there a second thought. I wouldn't let them bully me, but I'm only one person. I thought I'd be considered because I am older (40) but if I'm hearing there's no one in there that's close to that, than no...I'll have no support. Plus I'm female. Funny thing was, when I looked up the job requirements it didn't say anything about prior law enforcement experience...of which I have none, and why I even thought about being able to do it. But I'm rethinking it. I'd get fired for being too aggressive.

TheWorldisRound
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TheWorldisRound 04/07/11 - 08:25 am
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Akmoose, what you have run

Akmoose, what you have run into is age discrimination. It affects everyone over 40. Keep voting Republican for more of it.

corgimom
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corgimom 04/07/11 - 09:53 am
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What-r-u, no, I didn't commit

What-r-u, no, I didn't commit crimes. When I was a teenager, I was busy with school, church, and work. I didn't drink, I didn't do drugs.

And I still don't commit crimes.

It is amazing to me that so many people think that everyone commits crimes. No, they don't. What a odd, warped perspective.

shakingmyhead
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shakingmyhead 04/07/11 - 09:58 am
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uhhhh 200,000 dollars a year

uhhhh 200,000 dollars a year stop lying you would be there with bells on just like i would

bclicious
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bclicious 04/07/11 - 10:42 am
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Naw man, I wouldn't do it for

Naw man, I wouldn't do it for $400,000.00. Swear to God!

I would never put my self in a situation where I was destined to fail. Besides, I would never complete my first year to spend the money, because I would choke one of those kids out my first day.

What-r-u
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What-r-u 04/07/11 - 10:53 am
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Those of you who would hit,

Those of you who would hit, choke, tazer or do anything else to a youth (a child) would be just like many of the parents who's child is in the YDC'S

PWRSPD
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PWRSPD 04/07/11 - 11:18 am
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Sure, What-r-u, they just

Sure, What-r-u, they just need cuddling.

da-realist
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da-realist 04/07/11 - 12:01 pm
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I worked for a mainenance

I worked for a mainenance contractor at AYDC. I find it amazing that so many of you are uniformed . 400,000 dollars a year, please , you would be there early and stay late. The majority of the kids that i came into contact with were really good kids, with exception of a few bad apples just like anywhere else. Some kids can be reached and some cannot. The youth of today have no role models, moms and dads are barely grown. Instead of bashing the kids that have been incarcerated, why not volunteer and see what really goes on out there. The counselors that I have had the priveledge to get to know really care about those kids and thats what a lot of them are missing. Imagine growing up and trying to figure out life on your own, listening to your peers, thats how you end up in YDC. Not commenting everyday like corgi, I know from experience. How can someone who's never been in trouble, never done anything out of the box as you say, have so much input on a subject your are obviously clueless too. I made those mistakes and like some were lucky to not have been caught. Im raising two boys, 10, and 11. I will be their role model and I can speak from experience to let themknow there are opportunities other than the streets, and they can do anything with and education. Its so easy to sit back and judge, why not be a shoulder to cry on in time of need.

da-realist
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da-realist 04/07/11 - 12:03 pm
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OH YEAH, I WORK FOR THE GOVT,

OH YEAH, I WORK FOR THE GOVT, i KNOW THATs NEXT.Not some dead end job. lol

corgimom
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corgimom 04/07/11 - 12:13 pm
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Do you think that I didn't

Do you think that I didn't have the opportunity to do wrong things? Give me a break! I had the opportunity to do all sorts of bad things, but I didn't. I grew up in a very difficult situation. I was an at-risk child. I grew up in a low-income family with both parents struggling with severe problems. I didn't have good role models at home. I went to a high school that was saturated with drugs and alcohol. I had EVERY reason to do wrong.

I CHOSE not to do wrong. I wanted a better life, I wanted to get out of the family mess. I wanted to make something of myself.

You either want that, or you don't. You either do what it takes, or you don't.

And if you were working for a maintenance company, you weren't responsible for those kids, and you didn't have intense, direct contact. You weren't the one enforcing rules, putting structure in their lives, trying to educate them, telling them "no".

I repeat. You could not pay me enough.

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junkyardpig 04/07/11 - 12:17 pm
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I recently resigned there

I recently resigned there after 2 1/2 years. I'm 56 years old and did not have alot of problems with the kids. I recent comments about all that is hired is young people. There are quite a few oldies like me there. The problem there is lack of staff. 2 staff per 20 kids. the procedures to control the kids do not work. we are held responsible for everything. we are over worked. I have had to work up to 20 hours per shift and have to do it every working day. this has led to a mass exodus of employees for the past year. turn over there is crazy. at least the police are allowed to carry protective devices. we were not. as far as 200k to work there. show me the money. I would live in there for that. I resigned due to the hours worked and what it was doing to my knees and feet. Im retired military and had a 10% VA disability rating when I started uty. its now balooned to 60%. the kids had nothing to do with my resignation. the hours worked and the present policy system that lacks common sense. were the cause .

What-r-u
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What-r-u 04/07/11 - 12:16 pm
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Many of you who are

Many of you who are responding lack understanding: some sympathy, some knowledge. Well said da-realist.

Jillian
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Jillian 04/07/11 - 12:25 pm
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What gets me is the courts

What gets me is the courts say we can't spank our kids but when they get ugly with the cops guess who beats, kicks, tazes, and strongholds them to compliance...lol

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Chillen 04/07/11 - 01:32 pm
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Three fine, upstanding

Three fine, upstanding Richmond County citizens.

Each of whom I'm sure will make fantastic additions to society once they serve their time. I'm sure they'll go to work every day and pay their Richmond County , State of Georgia and Federal taxes. No waaaayyyyy can we expect them to mooch off of society for life.

A 17 year old with 2 felony charges.
Two 18 years with felony obstruction charges.

The future of our nation looks bleak.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 04/07/11 - 01:40 pm
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Well said Jillian. I

Well said Jillian. I disagree with da-realist. I see lots of kids who have decent, working parents and they still choose to do the wrong thing. Everyone has made bad choices in life. The problem nowadays is that people want to let everything slide. When I was coming up I had plenty of opportunity to skip school, smoke cigs/drugs, steal, rob, and assault. The only problem is my mother would have whooped my ___. I also grew up in a God-fearing home. I feared having to face the consequences of wrongdoing so I chose not to do those things. The kids these days have the opportunity to do RIGHT or do WRONG. If you do the right thing, good things come to you. If you do the wrong thing, you suffer the consequences - this should serve as a deterrent for future wrongdoing. Adults need to get back to reality and love our kids but be stern (tough love). Quit making excuses for these kids because ultimately it is not helping them - it is actually setting them back.

paulbaughman28
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paulbaughman28 04/07/11 - 02:11 pm
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I was 16 with a felony

I was 16 with a felony charge, Chillen. I'm a responsible member of society and pay my taxes, take care of my four girls, and live a normal life. It's as easy as threatening someone bodily harm to get a felony charge in our society. I have to agree with you Corgimom.... you either want it or you don't.

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Brad Owens 04/07/11 - 09:12 pm
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Seems like the system has

Seems like the system has failed a couple of more folks..or are they failing us all?

bclicious
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bclicious 04/07/11 - 10:54 pm
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JILLIAN, which court cases

JILLIAN, which court cases ruled that you cannot spank your kids? Where in Georgia law does it say you cannot spank your kids? I must have missed that day in the police academy!

Patty-P
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Patty-P 04/08/11 - 12:55 am
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bclicious...there is always

bclicious...there is always the possibility of getting arrested for spanking your kids around here.

bettyboop
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bettyboop 04/08/11 - 07:46 am
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18 year olds are

18 year olds are adults...they should be in jail with their big brothers.

LauraE
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LauraE 04/08/11 - 10:54 am
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If repubs defund Planned

If repubs defund Planned Parenthood, these thugs will be making babies as soon as they are released. I don't know about you, but I'd rather pay for their birth control than pay for their children to be on welfare and food stamps.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 04/08/11 - 10:55 am
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@bettyboop...I was wondering

@bettyboop...I was wondering that myself. Actually I thought they go to the 'big' jail at age 17.

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eagle 04/08/11 - 11:54 am
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Taser them...put them in pink
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Taser them...put them in pink jumpsuits and out on the side of the roads picking up trash. No easy way out, no slap on the wrist. Time for them to take responsibility for their action/inaction.

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