Ga. lake ranger attacked

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Authorities say a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ranger is recovering after being repeatedly punched in the face while patrolling a park at Lake Lanier.

Tim Rainey, the Corps’ operations manager at Lake Lanier, said the attack on Sunday comes after the agency had to reassign shoreline rangers to working the parks because of increased rowdiness and crowds.

Hall County sheriff’s Sgt. Stephen Wilbanks tells The Times of Gainesville that the ranger attacked Sunday was patrolling Burton Mill Park when he saw people with alcoholic beverages in a prohibited area. While issuing a citation, the ranger was punched several times before ending the assault by deploying pepper spray.

Authorities say the ranger was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, but was not seriously injured.

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itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 07/16/12 - 08:14 am
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Did they arrest the thug who

Did they arrest the thug who attacked him?

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 07/16/12 - 08:15 am
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Civilization
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at its best.

flipa
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flipa 07/16/12 - 08:44 am
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Rangers are going to be forced to stop picking on easy prey

Rangers are going to be forced to stop picking on easy prey in the boats/clogging up boats/trapping boaters in lightning storms etc. and deal with the product of public schools tricking everybody into thinking we all just came form a bunch of animals. What could go wrong? Projections are the public school spawn will result in several more LEO shootings, like we have already had:o(

Jeepster2001
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Jeepster2001 07/16/12 - 09:08 am
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To Bad He Did Not Shoot a Couple
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Assault equates to self defense. Hopefully, they were arrested. No plea deals --

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/16/12 - 09:13 am
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2 kids wwre killed recently

They will have to crack down on drinking.....some won't be happy about it...so what!

eb97
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eb97 07/16/12 - 09:17 am
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Look at the direction we are

Look at the direction we are moving. The violence has gotten so out of hand. Why? Is it because these folks know that not much will be done to them or what. Why have thing gotten so bad in Augusta and the state?

stillamazed
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stillamazed 07/16/12 - 09:29 am
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Good Luck

Cracking down on drinking at the lake will be hard to do. We talk about the thugs around the down town area but some of the lake crowd is just a different type of thug once alcohol gets in the mix. I avoid the lake like I avoid down town.

beboisme
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beboisme 07/16/12 - 09:31 am
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They didn't know what

They didn't know what "Prohibited" meant!!

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 07/16/12 - 10:17 am
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The park rangers should be

The park rangers should be trained, deputised and ARMED. It is not right to place them in combative positions with a can of pepper.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 07/16/12 - 10:33 am
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Illiteracy

Bebo is giving advice about a good defense. If you get arrested for violating a "alcohol and firearms prohibited" sign or for a "no parking" sign you can tell the judge you are a product of the government school system and cannot read the signs.

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 07/16/12 - 11:59 am
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Thugs

In the minds of the uninformed, all thugs are adolescent Black males without fathers and without the limits these procreators usually impose. Such ignorami have never been to college towns on Friday nights or football Saturdays; to suburban Waffle Houses early on weekend mornings; to the West Dam swimming area at Strom Thurmond Lake on a hot, Summer weekend day; or to most dirt track racing events.

debbiep38
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debbiep38 07/16/12 - 12:44 pm
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Thanks for the lesson on the
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Thanks for the lesson on the definition of "thug" Mr. Spinks. The ignorami such as myself feel so enlightened. By the way, been frequenting dirt tracks lately have you?

GaStang22
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GaStang22 07/16/12 - 05:37 pm
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Who are you addressing that post to Spinks?

Patty-P
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Patty-P 07/16/12 - 09:10 pm
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I didn't read anything about

I didn't read anything about the thugs being black.....as to eb97's post, yes things are getting worse because NOTHING is being done about those who violate the rules. Same thing in Augusta.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 07/17/12 - 08:17 am
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I hope the person who

I hope the person who attacked the ranger gets arrested and hurt very badly in the pocketbook, gets at at least 60 days in jail and has to pay all the doctor bills for the officer. Getting a ticket and not liking the ranger for giving it is one thing and attacking is another. Patty, I think itsanotherday was being sarcastic because of previous posts calling the downtown trouble maker thugs which they are.

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