Published 2/20/2013 in Prep-Garden CityBy BRETT MARSHALL
Brad Nading/Telegram Garden City High School's Hunter Delgado, right, goes up for a basket past Liberal's JJ Lewis, left, and Blake Stout Tuesday at GCHS.
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To "A Cop"
I think that if anyone has any questions about GCPD policies they should contact someone WITH the GCPD instead of listening to someone saying they are a "COP" online! Afterall, I don't know many Police Officers that use the slang term "WEED" as opposed to "MARIJUANA" or "CANNABIS!" Just an observation. ;)
Posted by: DexterM on 3/1/2013
@ a cop
Since the charge listed was possession of a hallucinogenic, and I didn't know the exact amount he had on him, I didn't know if it was a misdemeanor or felony. I do know GCPD used to physically arrest juveniles on ALL drug charges. Most of the time the juvenile was taken to PATH to be processed & released to a parent/guardian. Rarely would they be lodged, and if so it would be in juvenile detention center. That was why I questioned only a cite & release on a drug charge for a juvenile. I do know that when Municipal Court started prosecuting misdemeanor drug cases that it was applicable to adults only, which would not apply to Emilio since he is under 18 yrs of age. Your post answers the question that yes, indeed, juveniles are now cited & released for misdemeanor drug violations the same as adults.
Your comment about jails being overcrowded if you locked up every juvenile found with weed or paraphernalia is not a true statement since juveniles, if lodged, would be placed in juvenile detention center, not jail. Jails are for adult (e.g. those 18 & older).
Thanks for clarifying the GCPD policy on drug violations involving juveniles.
Posted by: Just an Observer on 2/25/2013
@just an observer
usually if it is a first offense an offender is cited and released to his parents. If we locked up every juvenile that is found with weed or paraphernalia out jails would be way over crowded. It is just a misdemeanor. Just like driving w/ a suspended license
Posted by: a cop on 2/23/2013
Team Play & Parr
Parr indeed is presumed innocent until found quilty. What lesson does he need to learn if he is innocent? This team is really enjoyable to watch unlike last year where the offense revolved around one player who took questionable shots each game on a losing team. Glad we have this team. By the way, Caleb Tramp is really a good player.
Posted by: Pat on 2/22/2013
You are not innocent, you are presumed innocent until found guilty. Big difference, I hope the kid has learned a lesson.
Posted by: A believer in second chances on 2/21/2013
Emilio Parr served a one week suspension for this violation (the sanction listed in the student handbook for a first violation). He did not suit up for the Holcomb & Guymon games the week following this drug violation. He has played in the subsequent games but hasn't been in the starting lineup like he was before the suspension. Caleb Tramp started while Emilio was suspended and has remained in the starting lineup, with the exception of this game against Liberal since it was Senior Night. I hope the reason Caleb has continued in that role is because he earned it when given that opportunity.
What is more disconcerting is why GCPD only cited & released Emilio for the drug violations since he is a juvenile instead of physically arresting him. Do they no longer arrest juveniles for drug violations, or was this a special exception? A cursory check of other people charged with possession of a hallucinogenic showed the majority of those were physically arrested by GCPD.
Posted by: Just an Observer on 2/20/2013
Parr in game
He wasn't. Even if he had you are innocent until proven guilty.
Posted by: James on 2/20/2013
Congrats to the seniors and the GCHS basketball team for a successsful season. As a fan it was truly a pleasure to watch a "team" this season. Look forward to the playoffs.
Posted by: Mike on 2/20/2013
Parr in game
Why after being arrested for possession of drugs is Emilio Parr allowed to play any sports?
Posted by: Confused on 2/20/2013