“Well, then,”he said,
“you didn’t have a way of protecting yourself from the bad guys.”Citizen David Crawford also mentioned his opposition to the violation of property rights, in addition to the authority the county would have for illegal search and seizure.
“If they find you guilty of two or three misdemeanors,”he said,
“you’re going to wind up in jail for quite a long time without a jury of your peers deciding whether you’re guilty or not.”Following a series of public hearings, the Fannin Board of Commissioners worked with citizens to address these concerns, scrapped the proposed ordinance, and replaced it with one based on the recommendations by the citizens. During the first reading of the new ordinance resident Joe Webb commented that he approved of the revised version.
“The Association of County Commissioners (ACCG),”Landrum said,
“is working on a model ordinance that will take care of those concerns. As soon as that is finished, we will put it in (place).”Landrum, however, did not give an expected due date for a revised ordinance.