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ASU basketball player arrested over gun

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 10:16 PM
Last updated Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 7:41 AM
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Augusta State University basketball team starting forward Harold Doby was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon in a school building Wednesday evening.

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He was booked into the Richmond County jail about 10 p.m.

Georgia Regents University officials said the campus police report on the incident would not be available until Thursday morning.

The university did release a brief statement saying Doby has been suspended from the team indefinitely pending the investigation.

The institution will investigate the matter for violations to the university’s student code of conduct and will continue to work with law enforcement to resolve the matter, according to the statement.

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Grandpa Jones
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Grandpa Jones 01/17/13 - 04:50 am
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Surprising how many colleges across the country have started to allow students to carry guns on campus. But unfortunately for Mr. Dobey, GRU isn't one of them.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/17/13 - 05:21 am
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Both Campuses?

Since the Summerville and medical Frog Hollow campuses are now all part of GRU, are the gun regulations also being enforced at Frog Hollow? I don't think so. I used to know many professional people at Frog Hollow who carried, plus you have all the visitors and so on. So are we being consistent?

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 01/17/13 - 07:56 am
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First Question?

Did he have or could of have a CWP?

Austin Rhodes
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Austin Rhodes 01/17/13 - 08:22 am
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CWP would not matter...

But I do have to say the notion of an American citizen being banned by law from having a legal firearm in his official place of residence is about as unAmerican as you can get.

Unfortunately, we have to follow the law no matter how frigging stupid the law happens to be.

GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 01/17/13 - 08:47 am
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I wish...

Aziz had to follow the code of conduct too...

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/17/13 - 08:48 am
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Again, enforce the law at

Again, enforce the law at Frog Hollow, too.

curly123053
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curly123053 01/17/13 - 09:16 am
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Uh Oh

As someone who just completed a SC CWP class last week the carry law for all schools from kindergarden to college levels is to never carry on school grounds...unless you have the approval and blessings of the appropiate administrators. That portion of the law was left open in SC in case the law was passed to allow school employees to carry at the dicretion of an administrator, but that has not been done yet in SC as far as my CWP instructor was concerned, and he is a long time cop. He did say most college campuses are a NO zone as far as having guns anywhere on campus.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/17/13 - 09:22 am
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Incomplete

This is the initial posting of the story. I'm sure it will be updated. The story does not say what building the gun was found, but the radio news said it was a dormitory. Austin Rhodes makes a good comment up above.

Also, RM has a good point, too. The Frog Hollow campus of Grooo needs to be covered by the same gun ban as the Summerville campus. Likewise the Athletic Center on Wrightsboro Rd. and the Riverfront campus on Reynolds St.

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beep beep 01/17/13 - 09:59 am
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When the whole truth comes

When the whole truth comes out, you are going to see how sad this story is. This young man was busting his tail to do what is right and improve himself. He was the leader of the ASU basketball team and worked hard at improving. He didnt have the gun in his possession. Felony gun charge?? are you kidding me??

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 01/17/13 - 10:25 am
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Clarification To My Post

was he legal to pocess a Weapon? Was a Back ground check made? If not, why did he have a Weapon? Yes, I know it is illegal to have one on that campus and should be charged....but, is that all??

mag5
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mag5 01/17/13 - 11:27 am
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Well if this happened at the

Well if this happened at the apartments the basketball team stayed in a few years ago near Christenberry Fieldhouse you needed a gun to live there! My son was part of the team in 07-08 and told of shootings there all the time. There were several nights he had to leave and stay with a relative....We moved him out of there pretty darn quick.

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beep beep 01/17/13 - 11:34 am
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Exactly!! the guy did not

Exactly!! the guy did not pull the gun on anyone, it was found during a search of his room. Now his basketball career is over and the poor guy is facing felony gun charges. He was doing everything he could to get his life on the right path.

palmetto1008
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palmetto1008 01/17/13 - 11:52 am
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"doing everything he could to get his life on the right path"
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Apparently not, beep beep.

rsmalley
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rsmalley 01/17/13 - 11:52 am
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CobaltGeorge, mag5, and beep beep

I believe the GA law allows me to carry a gun without a permit anywhere a gun is allowed. A permit is required ONLY for a concealed weapon. Unless you are a security officer, a gun is not allowed on any school property in GA, including your dorm room. The dorms were built in recent years, so I believe mag5's son lived elsewhere in 07-08. Although I agree with beep beep that Mr. Doby had shown a new attitude on the basketball court this year, he wasn't doing everything he should to have a gun in his room. He could not keep it in his vehicle either, so I don't have a solution for anyone who lives on campus but thinks he may need a gun when off campus.

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David Parker 01/17/13 - 11:57 am
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AR said

"Unfortunately, we have to follow the law no matter how frigging stupid the law happens to be."

up to a point. See American Revolution circa 1775

mag5
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mag5 01/17/13 - 01:22 pm
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I said you needed a gun to

I said you needed a gun to live there which is why we just chose to move him out instead of letting him live in a place like that. We were well aware of the rules back then. He had not been trained on a gun and I was not going to let him have one unless he was trained by me. I think the place he lived was called College Station. What a hole that place was!

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HenryWalker3rd 01/17/13 - 02:02 pm
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Frog Hollow
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Often times, black people do not recieve fair treatment, especially when it come to rules and laws.

So it goes.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/17/13 - 02:27 pm
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Fair

I don't know about fairness in the justice system. It may be elusive for anyone.

But at least you can see than the overwhelming preponderance of the commenters on this forum are coming down on the side of Doby.

Dudeness
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Dudeness 01/17/13 - 02:29 pm
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GA law still requires a

GA law still requires a permit to carry on you. This state does not differentiate between open and concealed.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/17/13 - 03:30 pm
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I wonder how common it is for

I wonder how common it is for police to search dorms at state colleges?

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beep beep 01/17/13 - 04:49 pm
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This has nothing to do with

This has nothing to do with Black or white Henry. Dont make this into a race thing. I am a huge Harold Doby fan. The guy was turning his life into something positive that he and his family was proud of. You could see his improvement as a leader and as a player on the court. This is very unfortunate that someone had a weapon hidden in his dorm room and now he gets a felony gun charge. It was his HOME!! he felt he needed to be protected. I dont think he ever thought about having a gun at school. He was doing nothing wrong when there was suspicion of someone having drugs. He consented to a search because he (and most people) thought there was not an issue with him having a gun hid in his HOME. Ok take the gun away and charge him with something, but a Felony gun possession....come on?? Good luck to Harold and his family, hopefully this turns out not to hurt him as bad as it looks and please dont make this about race. that is not the problem or solution to 99 percent of the issues that we blame on it

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Fools_and_sages 01/17/13 - 06:18 pm
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Guns on campus
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GA law actually forbids students, faculty, staff, or visitors to have guns on campus other than in the parking lot in their vehicle. I think campus public safety carries weapons, but, to be truthful, I've never looked to see if they are armed. Since the dorm is a school building on campus and it is not a locked vehicle in the parking lot, one cannot have a gun in the dorm even it is one's place of residence. The law is the law.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 01/17/13 - 06:45 pm
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beep beep

This is very unfortunate that someone had a weapon hidden in his dorm room

was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon in a school building

something just doesn't make sense here, Please enlighten me!

and then you say "It was his HOME!! he felt he needed to be protected. "What with someone else's weapon??

Still would like to know if he could pass a background check to be authorized to be in possession of a weapon?

KSL
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KSL 01/17/13 - 09:29 pm
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Very unfortunate

The punishment and the potential punishment seem too severe.

HenryWalker3rd
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HenryWalker3rd 01/18/13 - 03:39 am
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Changing a light bulb? Yea
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Changing a light bulb? Yea right.

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seenitB4 01/18/13 - 07:30 am
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What a crazy world we live in...

Here you do & there you don't---some will & some won't......laws laws laws.....the students at Ga Tech need a dang gun just to protect themselves......how do you disarm the thugs....tell me please ==anyone??
Punishment is too harsh imo....they need to rethink this..

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/18/13 - 07:36 am
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Ga Tech

ATLANTA —

Georgia Tech police are rolling out a new campus security plan on Monday on the heels of a spike in crime on and near campus that has renewed a campaign to allow students to carry guns on campus.

Already in place on campus is the Skycop video surveillance system, but police announced a new partnership with the business community, Georgia Tech and the Atlanta Police Department.

Campus police, along with Atlanta officers, will use a new car outfitted with five cameras and two radar units as part of the plan. The Dodge Charger Enforcer Two was paid for in part by Atlantic Station, the Midtown Alliance and the Atlanta Police Foundation

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