Putnam County is plagued by a widespread sense that public officials are corrupt and lack the competence to protect them during a terrorism threat.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 22, 2001) – One hundred percent of the Putnam Pit readers participating in an online survey said official corruption and incompetence are problems in Putnam County.
Just 5.2 percent of respondents think public officials enforce the laws properly.
According to results tabulated today, more than half the respondents answered “yes” when asked whether they were afraid to provide information regarding local corruption to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
District Attorney General Bill Gibson swore under oath Oct. 4 in a federal
deposition he had never used cocaine, not one respondent to
our survey believed him and 5% said even if it was true it would not
Here are the questions and answers by percent: