COLUMBIA, TN – Since www.billygoboy.com reported on the May 30, 2015 incident when petite Ms Teresa Bippen narrowly avoided being run over by a 3/4 TON Chevrolet/GMC Pick Up truck driven by Trainer BOYZ Mr. Jamie Lawrence of Vinemont, Alabama (innocent until proven guilty), the world outside Maury County, Tennessee waits and wonders what is going on with the case.
TRAINER BOYZ MR. JAMIE LAWRENCE
MS TERESA BIPPEN – PROTESTING AGAINST ANIMAL CRUELTY
3/4 TON BLACK DUALLY TRUCK TURNING TOWARD TERESA BIPPEN
On Tuesday, a week ago on June 3, 2015, Maury County Sheriff Bucky Rowland said a Police Report would be made available to the public last Friday, June 6, 2015 regarding the incident which occurred at Maury County Park on Saturday, May 30, 2015.
It’s now DAY 12, and nary a Police Report is in sight.
The world outside Maury County, Tennessee is beginning to wonder what is going on with Sheriff Rowland’s office which is advising that the matter is still “under investigation”, but no “Police Report” documenting what happened.
The incident at Maury County Park was witnessed by Maury County Deputy Sheriff Andy Jackson and three other law enforcement officers. Deputy Jackson told persons at the scene that there was no need for witness statements because he “saw what happened”, and he planned on charging the alleged perpetrator with reckless endangerment of Ms Bippen.
Last Friday, www.billygoboy.com published that the person driving the black truck was Mr. Jamie Lawrence who is a prominent “Big Lick” and “Racking” Trainer BOYZ from Vinemont, Alabama.
MR. JAMIE LAWRENCE – 2014 RACKING HORSE WORLD GRAND CHAMPION
In fact, Mr. Lawrence is a member of the Racking Horse Breeders Association of America Executive Committee holding a position as DQP (Inspector):
Here is a Sequential Analysis of the You Tube video which has now been viewed by almost 5,000 people.
- At about :25 second on the video, a 3/4 ton black diesel dually truck driven by Mr. Jamie Lawrence was pulling a white gooseneck horse trailer and proceeding West on Maury County Park Drive toward the horse show grounds;
- At about :28 – :30 second, the subject black truck driven by Mr Lawrence approaches a protestor who is dressed in jeans and holding a sign. The driver of the truck appears to be conversing with the protestor;
- At about :31 – 32 second, the driver slows his truck and comes to a very brief complete stop while still conversing with the protestor;
- At about :32 – :33 second, Mr. Jamie Lawrence guns his engine and speeds up while looking in the direction of Ms. Teresa Bippen. As Mr. Lawrence accelerates, he deliberately turns the front wheels of the black truck towards Ms. Teresa Bippen while looking directly at her.
- At about :33 – 35 second, Ms. Bippen escapes from being hit by scurrying to her right away from the path on the oncoming black truck.
- At :36 second, Maury County Deputy Sheriff Lt. Andy Jackson, having witnessed the driver’s conduct, commands the driver “Stop that truck”, and he hits on the truck while it is moving trying to get the driver to stop.
- At :37 second a Columbia Police Officer, having seen what happened, jumps out of his patrol cruiser and pursues the truck on foot.
- At :38 second, protestor (white jeans), who witnessed what happened directly across from her, said “He tried to hit her.”
Following the event, Ms Lauren Tillman, wife of a Big Lick Trainer BOYZ who is presently being prosecuted by the USDA for Horse SORING,
posted on Facebook:
“Hate he missed!! What a show tonight!!! Let them walk on!!!”
It appears that public opinion will mount on the office of Maury County Sheriff Bucky Lawrence wanting to know what’s going on with the cases in which Ms. Teresa Bippen and Ms. Brenda Lamb were the apparent victims of “Big Lick” intimidation attempts while exercising their constitutional rights.
The news of a Big Lick Trainer Mr. Jamie Lawrence aiming a truck at Ms. Teresa Bippen is also spreading through the equine world with www.billygoboy.com reports also appearing in Tuesday’s Horse and The Chronicle Of The Horse.
“Although it is a federal crime to sore a horse, the State of Tennessee is a hotbed of animal cruelty because of its failure to rid itself of horse soring although this sadistic practice goes on in other States.
Horses lovers and members of Friends of Sound Horse (FOSH) were in Columbia, Tennessee this past Friday and Saturday to protest the horrific cruelties perpetrated on these gentle animals.
The President of FOSH Teresa Bippen escaped with her life when she was nearly run down by an enraged man driving a black truck pulling a horse trailer.
Billy Go Boy, who covers what took place in words and pictures writes:
- This 5’2″ lady from Missouri joined by a Tennessee educator was exercising her constitutional rights by protesting against Animal Cruelty of “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses when a burly man driving a 3/4 ton Chevrolet Dually truck, in an apparent reckless fit of rage, almost killed her.
What sort of State is Tennessee that allows:
(1) individuals to continually break federal anti horse cruelty laws;
(2) a man who intentionally tries to run down a woman with the intention of inflicting grevious bodily harm or worse in plain view of law enforcement to walk free?”
On The Chronicle Of The Horse post, there were some extraordinarily ignorant comments about “sensationalist writing”, and a few good’uns.
The www.billygoboy.com reporting was right on the money … sourced … pictures and accurate.
Ms Teresa Bippen was lucky not to have been grievously injured.
Until you stand where she stood, or as a bystander witness a potential disaster unfolding in front of you, you have absolutely no clue nor knowledge to intelligently comment on what actually happened.
It wasn’t television – it was real life … and big time serious.
There were several outcomes which could have resulted from the actions of Mr. Jamie Lawrence. If Ms Bippen “froze” or tripped, instead of being able to evade the truck, then a tragedy would have taken place. One COTH even complained about the lack of “camera angles”. Radar can’t stop hee hawing on that one.
On a lighter note, there’s the case of some sho nuff “city slickers” not knowing what a 3/4 Ton Dually Diesel Pickup Truck is.
“moving to dc” said: “Being nitpicky, but, quoting from the article; “DRIVER OF THE 3/4 TON BLACK CHEVROLET DUALLY TRUCK”… (it was stated multiple times in the article…) Statements like that make me seriously doubt the knowledge – credentials – experience of the protestor and/or writer of the article. Duallies don’t come in a 3/4 ton.”
Actually, Nephew Eugene can explain to “moving to dc” that certain Duallys do come as 3/4 Ton trucks.
And THIS black truck IS a 3/4 Ton Pick Up truck.
If you don’t believe Eugene, please look at this:
“What Are Pickup Truck Classes?
In marketing and now common speak, pickup trucks are generally classified by a different system that revolves around “payload” rather than total weight. Payload is the amount a truck can carry in its bed, and the industry still uses three classes with archaic and misleading names.
PickupTrucks.com says trucks were initially advertised based on payload because they “competed directly against horse-drawn wagons” which is pretty wild to think about.
The classes that stuck were “Half-Ton,” “Three-Quarter Ton,” and “One Ton.” Those designations came about years ago when each manufacturer pretty much offered three trucks and those were the minimum payloads they were respectively capable of.
What’s Wrong With That?
These classes are confusing now because they’re pegged to capability-levels modern vehicles have long surpassed. For example, a 2014 Ford F-150 is considered a “half ton” truck but most variants can carry a lot more than 1,000 pounds in the bed.
Since these terms are probably not going away any time soon, it’s best just to think of them as “smaller,” “mediumest,” and “more than medium.” (Pause for laughter).
S0 How Do Half-Ton, Three-Quarter Ton, And One-Ton Trucks Measure Up Now?
Modern “half-ton” trucks are pretty much the GVWR Class 2 list; Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, Ram 1500, Toyota Tundra, and Nissan Titan. Today these trucks tend to have a curb weight (weight empty but ready-to-drive) around 5,000+ pounds and payload capacities between 1,000 and 3,000 pounds. Manufacturers tend to claim they can tow between 5,000 and 10,000+ pounds.
The argument could be made that a Ford F-150 Regular Cab 4×2 Limited 5.0 V8 is a one-ton truck because it has a claimed payload max of 3,120 pounds but I’m telling you most folks will classify by the number stuck to the fender, not actual capability.
Modern half-ton trucks are generally designed with “daily driving” in mind, so they tend to be refined and reasonably comfortable even when empty.
- Three-Quarter Ton
These are the first of what’s considered “Heavy Duty” pickup trucks, and we’ll get back to that later. The Japanese automakers don’t compete in this category, it’s just the F-250, Silverado 2500, Sierra 2500, and Ram 2500. If you can’t find the badge you can usually make these out by wider rear-view mirrors (meant for peeking around trailers).”
“Moving To DC” needs to come out to Theta and spend the day. At the end of it, MTDC will have a pretty good idea about the “ knowledge – credentials – experience” – of the country folks who live up here in God’s country.
And maybe MTDC will even get to take a spin in a 3/4 ton pick up truck.