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Coach With Criminal Record
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I recently found out that there is a coach from the Lakeland City Baseball organization who is coaching a junior league <edited by Moderator, Shawn Spivey> with a criminal background. His…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by EMMA L SMITH Apr 12, 2012.

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EMMA L SMITH replied to Sierra Bell's discussion Criminal coach at Lakeland City Baseball
"Lakeland City baseball has brought together a loving, dedicated team of people who provide the game of baseball to Lakeland and nothing tops that.  It is more than playing baseball.  The mission at Peterson Park is to provide a home away…"
Apr 12, 2012
MandyJay replied to Sierra Bell's discussion Criminal coach at Lakeland City Baseball
"Thank you, Mr. Greene, for your informed and timely post.  And thank you also, Shawn -- as others have said, moderating a site of this type is never easy, and you are to be commended for your vigilance :) "
Apr 12, 2012
Sierra Bell replied to Sierra Bell's discussion Criminal coach at Lakeland City Baseball
"Dick Greene, it seems to me that you or your board members have been made been well aware of several sifferent situations out at your fields yet nothing has been done. As mentioned in an earlier post from Christine , she stated she has brought…"
Apr 12, 2012
Over-wrked Momma replied to Sierra Bell's discussion Criminal coach at Lakeland City Baseball
"Mr. Greene, I would like to say after reading this for some time, it was great to read a well worded and respectful response.  I have no dog in this fight because my child is not in this program - but I do appreciate hearing the other…"
Apr 12, 2012
Dick Greene replied to Sierra Bell's discussion Criminal coach at Lakeland City Baseball
"We at Lakeland City Baseball have been observing this discussion with interest since it was brought to our attention yesterday. We’ve waited until now to respond so everyone may have their say, and now it’s our turn. We respect…"
Apr 12, 2012
courtney replied to Sierra Bell's discussion Criminal coach at Lakeland City Baseball
"My daughter plays t ball but not for Lakeland. With that being said, I feel parents should be at the field at all times watching there children to make sure they don't get hurt. Either playing the game or by someone else. There are barley any…"
Apr 12, 2012
MandyJay replied to Sierra Bell's discussion Criminal coach at Lakeland City Baseball
"Regarding the topic as a whole, I'd say that there are certain convictions that should remove someone from eligibility as a volunteer.  The line I personally draw would be those crimes of a sexual nature and violence against…"
Apr 12, 2012
Shawn Spivey replied to Sierra Bell's discussion Criminal coach at Lakeland City Baseball
"My post wasn't to any one person directly, but overall. "
Apr 12, 2012
Sierra Bell replied to Sierra Bell's discussion Criminal coach at Lakeland City Baseball
"Wasnt tryinb to bash or bully anyone on here just trying to get a point across regarding what I feel is a very serious issue. I apologize if it seemed like I was bullying or bashng anyone. Thank you to everyone for weighing in on this very important…"
Apr 12, 2012
Shawn Spivey replied to Sierra Bell's discussion Criminal coach at Lakeland City Baseball
"Postings are continuing to be removed in this discussion.   I would appreciate future comments to not start with '@' and not to be directed at any one individual.  If you would like to discuss an issue with a member please…"
Apr 12, 2012
Sierra Bell replied to Sierra Bell's discussion Criminal coach at Lakeland City Baseball
"@ Lady Lu Lu, amen sista! Like I just told Christine (agreeing with her) us parents just feel betrayed and exactly why are doing background checks if they feel any type or certain types of criminal backgrounds are ok to have. I dont think it would…"
Apr 12, 2012
Sierra Bell replied to Sierra Bell's discussion Criminal coach at Lakeland City Baseball
"@ Christine, thank you! Thats what I was trying to get Kathryn to understand, I feel like I've been betrayed, my trust has been broken by a league that I once trusted with my children and other people I know trust LCB with their children to…"
Apr 12, 2012
Lady Lu Lu replied to Sierra Bell's discussion Criminal coach at Lakeland City Baseball
"I definitely agree and for those saying we don't have the other side of the story, why do we need the other side? If he has multiple charges against him, that's enough for dismissal. Why are they doing background checks if they allow…"
Apr 12, 2012
Christine keith replied to Sierra Bell's discussion Criminal coach at Lakeland City Baseball
"The point here is getting missed. The above statements are not intended to be, nor or they gossip! LCB tells all of the parents that all volunteers & coaches are subject to a back round check. They parents then assume that there are no prior…"
Apr 12, 2012
Kathryn Rushing replied to Sierra Bell's discussion Criminal coach at Lakeland City Baseball
"As parents we stick up for our kids to, watch out for them, and provide for them. The coach is not a violent person, nor would he ever hurt a child. So again, if you don't know everything about a person then you shouldn't gossip about the…"
Apr 12, 2012
Sierra Bell replied to Sierra Bell's discussion Criminal coach at Lakeland City Baseball
"@ D Springman, maybe after they take a look at their coaches at LCB and then go to the above website yoi mentioned they can form their own opinion regarding wh's coaching their children. "
Apr 12, 2012

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