Monday, March 7, 2016

Notes from the SRO Forum at Grimsley

     You knew it was coming.  With all the media and political world participating in a nationwide police "bash fest" it was only a matter of time before certain school board members brought up removing School Resource Officers from Guilford County Middle schools once again.  The Guilford County School board held two community forums last week to obtain input on the role and need for SRO's in middle schools.  Having served as an SRO for the final 8 years of my police career I decided to attend and to mention things that SRO's do that do not normally get discussed.  Examples of these items would be to protect the campus from outside crimes that are on-going in the area of the school or preventing suspicious persons from accessing students or entering school property.  Most of the speakers spoke in favor of retaining SRO's and represented a broad demographic of citizens.  They mentioned positive relationships that SRO's have developed with students, mentoring opportunities and assisting parents and staff in problem solving.  Some spoke to reducing the anxiety and apprehension their children have regarding school violence.  Teachers spoke to educational opportunities regarding classroom teaching and guest speaking.  My turn to speak came early in this forum and I decided to speak mainly on the positive aspects and effects SRO's have.  As the evening went on the tone changed as many of those who spoke against SRO's somehow managed to get their chance AFTER those of us who could rebut their claims, misrepresentations and flat out lies.
     You see, "race" is being injected heavily in this discussion.  African American students do get suspended and referred to court at a higher rate than white students.  The claims made during this forum as to why this disparity exists focused entirely on the existence of police officers in schools with no mention of the actual actions of the students.  A few claims were lodged against the school system itself but the main gist of the claims made by these dissenters were that the arrest and discipline rates are skewed because police officers are racists.  Even those who "attempted" to not blame officers as the sole reason pointed to the particular race of the officer as being the deciding factor.  Here are a few of the claims made, none of which were backed up with legitimate reasoning or examples.
   
     Most of the SRO's are white which leads to problems with African-American students.

This claim was brought up by a candidate for school board who is running unopposed meaning he will be elected.  He used the statistic that 57% of SRO's are white and when I asked him after the meeting if he knew most of our local SRO's (Greensboro) were African-American at the time I was in the program, he stated "that's the national average".  Sorry, but the discussion is about local SRO's not national ones.  Given that the population of the United States is approximately 78% white I'm not sure the statistic has any relevance at all.  This type of misuse of statistics for political points is irresponsible.

     SRO's should not be in charge of school discipline.

We aren't.  This is a claim constantly referred to by those opposed to School Resource Officers and no matter how many times they are told they still use this.  As an SRO I would occasionally remind students of a school rule or policy but my job did not require me to be involved in enforcing those rules.  Administrators generally would only call an SRO in the event of absolute non-compliance which would then cross into a criminal violation.  Even then the student could generally be persuaded not to let their actions go there and gain compliance.  Of course, the video of the SRO in South Carolina dragging the female student out of her chair was brought up.  That SRO made the mistake of not taking the extra step of emptying the room before engaging the student.  This was a common practice of mine and resulted in the student complying 99% of the time once their audience was removed with no use of physical force.

     School Resource Officers who charge middle school students and arrest them are putting marks on their records at a young age for making a mistake, and that will follow them for the rest of their lives.

This claim was made by a rather large and just as loud male parent who has a history of being difficult with the schools.  Instead of stating his concerns to the board, he decided to turn the microphone around so he could "preach" to the audience.  He started by denouncing everyone that had spoken of "positive" experiences with SRO's (most of whom were African-American to that point) and literally went on a very boisterous tirade against the presence of "armed uniformed police officers" in schools.  After three sentences that basically said "I don't like the police" he profoundly stated that "all ya'll know that this is ALL about race".  He didn't really have any details other than to tell a story about how one of my former peers (a female SRO that just happened to be sitting beside me at the meeting) had kept him out of trouble once yet gave no regard to his only positive example and sticking to his premise that SRO's were racists.  It was at this point that the forum completely changed.  This guy decided that loud and intimidating was the way to go and his performance decidedly affected everyone who dared speak positive about SRO's the rest of the evening.  He scared most of the white school board members who immediately became uncomfortable because they had zero idea how to respond.  His angry proclamation "I ain't going nowhere" didn't make much sense given the lack of detail in his complaints but it served its' purpose as everyone with anything positive to say from that point on literally trembled at the microphone amongst the finger snapping and comments from the anti-SRO crowd.  After his "sermon" several folks that had signed up to speak quietly declined when their name was called.
     Of course, the truth which I had already mentioned in my comments to the board is that with the exception of an occasional 16 year old still in middle school, juvenile students have their records sealed and kept confidential when they turn 16.  Those records are not public and DO NOT follow that child the rest of their lives.  Only a recent change in the law allows prosecutors and judges to consider a juvenile offense IF it is a serious felony conviction when adjudicating an adult criminal offense.  The other truth is that police officers including SRO's do not arrest or even decide to prosecute juveniles.  An SRO cannot even take a student into custody without a secure custody order being sought by a court counselor and approved by a judge.  An SRO does not have any say on whether a juvenile is even adjudicated.  This narrative of "locking up kids" or "ruining their record" is a false narrative and nothing more than political rhetoric.

     Black kids are getting arrested and sent to jail for disorderly conduct but white kids are not.

     More African American students do get charged with disorderly conduct but they are not going to jail for a first, second, third or even fifth offense.  White kids get arrested too.  The group of African American students that commit disorderly conduct offenses are a small percentage of the entire demographic but the ones who do violate (as with white kids who are charged) this law seem to do so "repeatedly" resulting in more contact.  Students that get formally charged with disorderly conduct have not committed that offense just once.  When I became an SRO I was told by my peers that a charge of disorderly conduct at school was impossible to convict in court.  I consulted with Judge Lawrence McSwain about this and asked he and Guilford County Court Counselor Mary Bass what criteria they wanted satisfied before referring that charge to the Court Counselor's Office.  Both advised that they wanted to give school disciplinary action a chance to work first.  In other words when it was apparent that school consequences were not working then a charge of disorderly conduct would be considered and stronger court related consequences implemented.  Most of the time the Court Counselor would try deferment once or twice before recommending adjudication.  This myth that black students or any student for that matter are being sent directly to court for a first offense is not true.
     One parent told the story of her 7 year old having an SRO called on him because he wouldn't do his writing assignment. She even claimed it happened twice and the SRO warned that he could be charged with disorderly conduct.  Poppycock!!!  SRO's are not assigned to elementary schools, would not be called for school assignments and wouldn't even be dispatched if they were.  After a few minutes of this "story" she revealed that she "had to come to class and sit with him for a school day" which is a common practice for behavioral issues with younger children.
     Another parent made the incredible statement that "I don't get this charging kids for fighting; hell we fight at home all the time but we don't call the police".  Still another claimed that her autistic son's "civil rights as an African American male" had been violated because the SRO was called by school administrators to escort him to in school detention.  My experience with a large "high functioning" autistic population at Grimsley tells me that those kids sometimes decide to wander off campus if not supervised.  No mention was made by this mother on why her son was being sent to in school detention in the first place but the administrator has more than likely had experiences with this young man that would suggest he might not show up if left to get there himself.

     Children are being traumatized by a uniformed police officer carrying a gun in their school.

     During my career I cannot count the number of times that I have been invited to school classrooms of all ages to speak about or display police equipment.  Not once have I ever heard of a student being "traumatized" by the presence of a uniformed police officer.  The very success of the Greensboro Police Department's Safety Town debunks this nonsense.  Middle and High School students of all ages and ethnicities are very much outspoken and participatory when discussing laws, legal procedures and experiences in law enforcement.  All of them want to see and ask questions about our equipment.  Of course there is trepidation for students who have made bad decisions but routine patrol and presence in the schools do not traumatize students.

     The closing remarks from school board members basically resembled their demeanor's once the attacks began.  Of course, Amos Quick and Deena Hayes were hearing what they wanted to hear and used their closing remarks to get on their political soap boxes.  The other board members very much chose their words carefully saying virtually nothing of substance, using the get me out of here strategic statement "you have given us all some things to consider".  One even for all intents and purposes apologized for being born white.  It was truly sad and very little leadership was on display.  Deena even used statistics to point out that juvenile crime was at an all time low suggesting that SRO's are no longer needed.  Three of the recent studies that show this reduction all state that they cannot come up with a precise reason as to "why".  One can reasonably counter that argument that the trend of reduction on those numbers coincide with the implementation of the School Resource Officer program.  Many board members stammered about finally concluding with the term "more training".  SRO's attend a yearly conference with a week of SRO specific training in addition to the yearly police department mandatory in-service training.  This does not include specialized classes and schools that officers also can attend.  What "more" training are they referring to?
     Also, the notion that evidence exists that school discipline is targeting African-American students more harshly than white students for the same offense is an interesting claim.  A few years back, I challenged school personnel from the administrative offices who were making this claim during a pre-school year SRO meeting.  The intent was to obviously get SRO's to "not enforce" certain laws.  When I asked the question "are you stating that you have evidence that if a white student and a black student commit the same offense and it is both their first offense that the black student is being suspended more often than the white student"; the reply was "yes, we have that evidence".  My follow up question was "who have you fired?"  No answer or response was given.  I question the validity of that claim due to the fact that no one had been fired for what would be a very obvious federal civil rights violation.  At that time 53% of Guilford County School Principals were African American.
     Whether this small group of parents want to believe it or not, arrests would go up without SRO's on campus.  The loss of a visible deterrent to crime and violence alone would cause a spike in activity.  The State of North Carolina has listed 17 criminal offenses that schools are required by law to report to law enforcement.  If a street level officer has to respond to the school to take that report he will have zero insight into the suspect student's history, family situation or background.  He will have no reference to good or bad aspects of that student when deciding what course of action to take.  And if that officer does a report, he will most certainly refer that student to the Court Counselor every time.  Without SRO's on campus, crime and arrest statistics will go up.    
    Finally, one African American high school student and her mother (a PTA president) spoke near the end of the forum.  The mother wanted to speak in favor of SRO's but was obviously affected by the more vocal group of opposition.  Her daughter was a perfect example of this.  She told the board how "wonderful" her SRO was and how he actually would come into her choir class and warm up and sing with them.  Then she quickly said how "horrible it is that the other SRO's weren't like hers".  I guarantee that neither the mother or daughter came to that forum with something negative to say; they were intimidated into qualifying their remarks.
     There was one item remarkably absent from the discussion from all parties involved in the forum at Grimsley.  Not one time did I hear parents, school board members or any speaker refer to the responsibility of the students to behave nor any of the dissenting parents remotely taking responsibility for their child's behavior.
  
     It's all the police's fault.

             
     

43 comments:

  1. SRO's have tazed 13 kids in guilford county schools, 11 were black 2 were mexican NONE were white. Yet another cog in the machine known as police racism, but keep feeding kids to the school to prison pipeline and defending this over bloated, corrupt, murdering prison industrial complex that has given america THE LARGEST PRISON POPULATION IN HUMAN HISTORY.

    ALWAYS blame police when they are at fault.. Ridgill uses convoluted logic to pretend the none of the cops who killed 1200 people in 2015 were responsible for the deaths directly caused by cops. Like it is somebody elses fault the cop shot that guy and not the fault of the cop who shot him. Typical lack of personal responsibility by police.

    Cops in schools merely conditions kids for the increasing police state we live in now, schools are like mini prisons with metal detectors, random searches, ID badges, restrictions on the first amendment, camera's on every corner, some even require uniforms. They even use the same terminology, both schools and prisons go on "lockdown" with increasing frequency.

    Yup, those people in that meeting were calling out police racism, they must be extremists in your book, not worthy of even a consideration, just marginalize them the same way white privilege marginalizes all other races, religions, sexual orientations etc etc.

    But cops are always whining about how everybody blames police for police violence..

    As always DEATH TO THE KLAN

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  2. When you can legally walk within 100 yards of a school without getting arrested then you can comment on schools. SROs protect schools from people like you. In fact I arrested two registered sex offenders just like you on Grimsleys campus while I was assigned there. You are a perfect example of why SROs are needed. In tour case we need them in the elementary schools.
    Only 950 killed by police in 2015 and if you cared you would look at the breakdown. But you dont. Accuracy and truth mean nothing to you. Just like the well being of 11 year olds mean nothing to you. Now, go bow down at Nelson's feet and leave the schools to responsible voting adults.

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    1. As always when ridgill has no valid response he goes for the low hanging fruit. Has no genuine justification for America having the largest prison population in human history so he relies on irrelevant sleaze to make himself look respectable. Watch out former gpd terrorist Corey Daniel is near the school with his camera and jw way is there with his hand on his zipper. You can thank the blue wall for them not being on a list and prohibited from school grounds.

      Since you like to bitch and whine about sex offenders. Whine about those for a while but your myopic targeting of people who have dirt on your gang is a one trick pony that has one foot in the grave.

      How many students did you taze, tackle or otherwise use force on? What is the racial breakdown of kids YOU "policed"

      I see you have no response to my observation on the parallels between modern schools and modern prisons. Got to condition those kids to having cops around at all times. Make sure to not educate them on their rights with police you can arrest more kids that way. More food for the school to prison pipeline.

      DEATH TO THE KLAN

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  3. Your comment about the number of people killed by police is like saying hey the Nazis only killed 3 million Jews they aren't so bad

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  4. Come on Brian. Youre rambling. Surely you can do better. Never tazed anyone. Grimsleys demographics are available on line. See you next article. LOL

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    1. You sidestep lots of facts that make your claims total bullshit. Like the fact no white kids have been tazed in Guilford schools. 11 black kids and 2 Mexicans were assaulted by gpd gang members though

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  5. You seem to think thats relevant. If they needed to be tazed what difference does it make who they were? Of course you are clueless as to what they did to get tazed. Oh thats right. You advocate resisting. Doesnt matter what they did to you. Thank God youre not a parent.

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  6. I guess the kids were being too uppity and they needed to be "taught some manners". Yup it's a total slam dunk case for police bias. But we all know it's impossible to get a cop to admit to police bias. Only the abuser thinks his abuse is acceptable.

    Only a total shitbag thinks it's acceptable to use electric shock on children as behavior modification under ANY circumstances.

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  7. Better than one who would use his penis on a child.

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    1. That would be Corey Daniel too guess what he does looking at his kiddie porn. You act like sex offenders have a high recividism rate. You continue to try to bait me into talking about things that are none of your businesses. JW Way uses his penis to assault people he swore to protect and serve.

      According to a dept of justice study only murder has a lower recividism rate. But you have to lie to distract from police abusing kids with electric torture devices.

      More baseless lies from racist scum like ridgill. Gotta make people scared of the bogey man that is less dangerous than police.


      You are totally clueless to your own white privilege. Still bitching about black people calling out police racism. No matter how much proof is there you have to prove how discreditable you by denying the existence of police bias. I thought you would "see me next article" and shut your lying racist mouth. Didn't keep your word on that either.

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    2. I think anybody who tries to justify why Corey Daniels and JW Way aren't on any sex offendor registries needs to shut up about anybody elses offenses. Their badges have kept them off and God forbid if anybody that is in a blue uniform with those kind of predilictions make their way into a school. But then again we all know how self-investigations go.

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  8. Takes more than a tissue to erase the stench of police racism.

    DEATH TO THE KLAN

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  9. Takes more than a tissue to erase the stench of police racism.

    DEATH TO THE KLAN

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  10. Here is another example of two sro's who like to "police" kids too aggressively http://www.greensboro.com/news/baltimore-schools-officers-charged-after-video-probe/article_14955793-cb37-5ec9-b2a0-566bb18abc99.html?TNNoMobile

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  11. Ya know when I went to school we had NO police prescense, only a few unarmed security gaurds. And that was just in high school. Nobody had to worry about a surprise lockdown or the fear of being beaten or tazed. To top it all off this was in a racially diverse school system. What has changed, in a social sense, that now requires armed police, metal detectors, and cameras placed eveywhere in elementary, middle, and high schools? And why is it that it always involves a minority?

    Bottom line this is Orwellian and is by no means an accident. This is being put in place to instill fear into children. And it will not stop until every citizen has an RIF chip implanted into their hands.

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  12. As for your "Orwellian" post you have zero clue what SROs do in a school. Law enforcement is about 5% of the job and we have just as many encounters with white kids as we do black kids. Of course that doesnt fit the popular current political rhetoric so fret about conspiracies all you want.
    As for your previous comment about Daniels and Way; dont believe your buddy Brian about things he cannot prove. He nor you can point to any instance that I have "defended" either one. In fact I have written about their charges and their dismissals and which agencies prosecuted them. Their badges did not keep them off the registry. They were not charged with crimes that required registering them upon conviction. Please dont take Brians word for any of my positions and learn the law before you comment on things "he" has told you. Or just fall in line and act as foolish as he does.

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    1. Corey Daniel and his kiddie porn is against federal law. Prosecutors forget how to prosecute when it's a cop on trial. The rules for indictment are so loose you can indict a ham sandwich but a cop can shoot you 56 times and no indictment.

      You refuse to target the gpd sex offenders because you are a hypocrite who will do anything to protect the shifty reputation of your racist gang members on the gpd

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    2. Your phony outrage is obvious

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    3. OK, for the first part of my post I am asking for social reasons. What has changed in the school systems from the time I went to school until now that needs an SRO. Heck let's just focus on the cameras themselves for a minute. Why are there even cameras in all areas of a school and on buses? We were never spied on in that way and kids still got up to the same sort of typical dumb juvinile behaviour. If they did it then then I'm sure they do it now. So yes, it is Orwellian in my opinion.

      Second part of my post. Did I say that you "defended" Daniels and Way? No, so don't put words in my mouth. You did it to me before on an earlier article but whoopsie daisy all of the comments mysteriously disappeared. It's too bad I didn't save them because, silly me, I thought you had integrity to leave up a personal story of when I WAS sexually assaulted when I was 7 because all you did was go after a kid-angle ad nausem.

      Corey Daniels had child pornography in his possesion. JW Way decided to take his dick out to a woman while he was ON DUTY. If these were two Joe Shmoes their asses would have been thrown under the jail and been put on a sex offender registry. That's because Joe Schmoe doesn't have the privilage of being placed on administrative leave for 10 days. So again their badges saved their asses, in my opinion.

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    4. Whats the difference between "justify" and "defend"? Again, their offenses do not require registration. Thats the law not the police. I havent remotely attempted to "justify" what they did.
      As for the cameras, what better way to see how violence starts and who caused it, who stold property, who broke into or vandalised the school at night, who is walking on campus trespassing, who is picking up students without parental consent, who is breaking into cars in the parking lot, who is skipping class and wandering where they arent supposed to be, etc. your left wing academics see them as necessary. What do you have against protecting children?

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    5. I want to protect them from an sro's tazer and the physical abuse handed out by facist "peace" officers. Protect them from the school to prison pipeline and a criminal "justice" system that targets black people.

      Federal kiddie porn charges require LIFETIME registration. Still proving you do not have a law degree I see. Shoddy prosecution all the way.

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  13. Target them? They charged and terminated. If they come on my blog talking nonsense I'll respond just like I do to you. But they havent. Nor have they "targeted" police officers and confronted them on crime scenes for the sole purpose of causing confrontation then claiming abuse. You have. And as long as you continue your false narratives, gutless techniques and maintain your vile facebook page I will continue to bait you into revealing your stupidity on this forum.

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    1. Police are filmed to teach the police terror victims that you are allowed to remain silent and film police and when police abuse you there are ways to make them face the music. It's a shame that cops don't pay restitution when they abuse the public. Take it right from their pension fund and dock their pay until the city is reimbursed in fill. That would mean fair and equal treatment and you can't have that can you?

      While we are at it remove all those protections cops and prosecutors have from legal action when they railroad a suspect. Repeal the law shielding police from magistrates warrants not coming from professional standards division. Tear down that blue wall.

      Whiny punk bitches who illegally arrest people who police them deserve what they get. You keep proving you are not an attorney by claiming the arrest was legal.

      But thanks for admitting you focus on one guy as retaliation for the efforts to police the police.

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  14. I wish these discussions would actually be productive instead of degenerating in black vs white. Automatically this difference in discipline is caused by racism, without looking at any other possible causes. What percentage of these children come from single parent households? Are both parents involved in the child's life? What can we do to get the schools out of the business of teaching children how to act to teaching a love of learning.

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  15. Actually I am a white guy that says everything that Mark ridgill says is racist so it's not white versus black it's racist vs non racist.

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    1. By definition I cant be; both yours and the dictionary's. Of course you do not know me nor have you ask around so your only reason for calling me a racist is because uou have stereotyped ALL police officers as such.
      Discipline in schools when successful is more about treating kids the same than it is differences in race. More than one example exists that when school administration follows a guideline of structure, routine, consistency and holds all students to the same standards everything improves; grades, attendance, achievement. When we allow excuses to be made for bad behavior and lower standards, not providing what all students need to be successful, thats when students have more difficulty. Progressive policies are killing education and Greensboro

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  16. Well since you like to paint me with a certain brush it's only fair to paint you in a certain way and as long as you keep taking trash your name will continuously be compared with other racists in history. you don't know me either.

    All I know is that when you advocate tazing kids you're advocating child abuse and when you advocate multiple police and school policies that systematically hurt black people and when you idolize racists (like bill o the clown) you are a racist.

    Since 11 black kids and NO white kids have been tazed in Guilford schools you are supporting policy that by default harms black kids. Get it yet?

    Don't you know that "conservative values" is code word for white supremacy. What other bigoted policies do you support. Are you anti Muslim? You hate gays? Do you hate immigrants? Lemme guess you just want those groups to conform to YOUR standards.

    Your conservative white privilege has skewed your thinking to where white christians are the center of the universe and to the people who refuse to comply to your NARROW standards you seem to have some sort of nasty label for them.

    You ever notice that people who don't believe in evolution look really unevolved.

    The decline in education in nc is caused by continued funding cuts and the emphasis on publicly funding private and bible thumping schools who attribute 80% of all science to some invisible non existent man in the sky instead of backing centuries of scientific study.

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    1. And this last response is a perfect example of why no one will ever take you seriously. I have stated nor written ANY of these accusations yet you continuously regurgitate them like I have. Yes I do know you and your schtick. You are a hateful, violence advocating left wing extremist and every bit as idiotic as a right wing extremist Klansman.

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    2. Yes and your huge fan base of people take you sooooooo seriously that we are just innodated with comments.

      without having met you I determine youre a judgemental bigoted asshole who refuses to say anything bad about police and they should be able to continue to do things the same way. if you took a poll of black people you would see that approximately 3% agree with you.

      You actually said in your career that you had never witnessed a use of excessive force or corruption yet I lived in Greensboro for a third of that time have never been on the police force and yet I have a dozen videos which show Greensboro police misconduct some of which I filmed myself.

      You are the clueless extremist. You think anybody to the left of Donald Trump is an extremist and you're still believing that 1950s era propaganda that communism is bad.

      you have been tricked into thinking communism is bad by people who lose money if communist policies are implemented. you are not rich enough to benefit from capitalism and I doubt you know anyone who is.

      You did say the kids that got tazed deserved it. In other words you were advocating tazing children which is child abuse it doesn't matter that you have a badge its still abuse.

      I don't Advocate violence I advocate self-defense or the defense of others when they are attacked by police such as in the case of Devin and Rufus scales.

      You admit your idol is Bill O'Reilly and all someone has to do is Google him and you will see tens of thousands of examples where people have labeled him a racist

      You still think that police should be pulling over people for broken tail lights even after it was revealed that doing so targets black people

      And you were far more hateful toward me before I even learned the name ridgill. So fuck you.

      And because you are a bible-thumping right winger it is a natural assumption that you have failed to correct me on that you are against civil rights for gay people I suspect you're not a huge fan of Muslims you probably don't think that women deserve equal pay excetera excetera because these are all conservative talking points you don't have to say these things the people you admit you idolize do say them on your behalf.

      This is because you're too stupid to realize that the Republican Party is nothing but a mouthpiece for billionaires and corporations unless you are worth billions or own a corporation they are working against you too.

      And that idiot with the dead rat on his head was literally endorsed by the actual KKK yet you are not demonizing him but you love to demonize black people that talk about how racist police policy is.

      I never said that all police are racist but you are enforcers for a racist system.

      anything that someone does to get locked up that revolves around a lack of money such as the tail light issue or failure to pay fines excetera excetera targets black people. White people use more drugs than black people but yet black people are arrested more often for it.


      I assume your friends who arrested me that day assumed that their trumped up charges would stick and I would have no recourse.

      I learned quite a bit about greensboro's idea of Justice while organizing a long-term protest of your Courthouse and I got to talk to a lot of people who were victims of the Greensboro police. Most were black.

      the worst thing for a cop is when a citizen knows their rights for example you do have the legal right to defend yourself against excessive force.

      for the 4th time now I am calling for the repeal of laws that protect police and prosecutors who withhold or fabricate evidence and the law that Bans the average citizen from swearing out a warrant against a cop.

      And you have yet to come up with a compelling reason to oppose having police pay restitution when the city is sued because of their misconduct. the two cops that arrested me definitely need to pay the city back for the legal settlement that I received. I find it offensive that the taxpayers have to pay the price for abusive police.

      As always DEATH TO THE KLAN

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  17. You are a hypocrit. None of what you just typed is true. You are everything you complain about. The gutless city manager should pay any money you may have gotten. Had you gone to court as you should have you would have been convicted. And you know it. I have said none of what tou claimed. The O'Reilly thing cracks me up. I quoted a statement from his show and you embellish it like everything else. If you lived in a communist country, you would have been executed by now.
    Since you dont have a job (and lets face it, who would hire you) and have all this free time it would seem you might do a little research before you bloviate. Of course, you wouldnt like the truth thats why you hide behind a keyboard. But I will tell you one thing; you sensr of entitlement that the gutless city manager has bestowed upon you is about to get you in trouble. Just for kicks I just might give you the opportunity to prove what you claim I am in civil court. That would be a real treat.

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  18. It is easy to prove why I believe you are a racist. Of course this isn't the first time you resort to lies and bluffs to try to scare someone away. Piss off

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    1. What you "believe" is irrelevant and of no consequence. What you can prove as being factual is of consequence. "Scaring you away"? No. But the constant rhetoric for which you have no basis is getting boring. If you want to discuss or ask specific questions fine. But these tirades loaded with embellished or just plain false facts make you look simple minded. Your raging aggressive nonsense does not work on me and brings nothing positive to the community. If you want to be taken seriously you need to be more responsible. I dont care if you disagree. I dont care if you comment against any of my positions. Bullying may work on most; not here.
      You would be surprised how many and WHO reads this blog. You want to effect change? You have to be taken seriously first.

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    2. Perhaps you should have thought about that before you drug my name through the mud at the beginning of all this you are also in no position to tell me anything about affecting change you're nothing but a Mindless fool for the system

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    3. No sir. I called you out for creating conflict and claiming it was police induced. You put your name into the middle of assasinating the character of police officers and even confronting them in order to incite a reaction then claim abuse. YOU decided to declare war on GPD. I decided to warn everyone in the city about you.
      I have filed a FOI request reference your claims of payment. We will see just how gutless Westmoreland really is.

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  19. Filming police is legal. Your buddies didn't like it and trumped up false charges in retaliation. All they had to do was shut up and not initiate contact with me. Cops dont like it when the public is educated on their rights and that's all I was doing. I declared war on police racism and corruption not on the gpd.

    You resort to irrelevant sleaze when you are losing an argument. Your angry rants make you look like a one trick pony. You have no valid arguments to me so you go for low hanging fruit as an easy target.


    You look like a sycophant who refuses to admit to police bias no matter how many world renowned authors and news articles call out the gpd for it.

    You still think electric shock is appropriate for use on children.

    If you don't like being labeled racist don't support things that harm black people in particular and stop whining when black people call out police racism.

    Your refusal to label white supremacy as terror speaks volumes about about how racially insensitive you actually are. Ask any black person the kkk are terrorists. To you not so much.

    DEATH TO THE KLAN

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  20. And right on cue , you do it again. Spew, rinse, repeat. No facts, no basis, nothing new. Yet, you call me a one trick pony. You cant help it. Youre addicted to the same old lines.

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    1. Still won't label white supremacy as terror. Tsk tsk

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  21. You need to go back and read a couple of these articles more carefully.

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  22. Then if white supremacists are terrorists in your book, DEATH TO THE KLAN is a good idea. Glen Miller Frazier is a perfect example.

    Check Mate

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  23. I have no idea what that means.

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  24. consult an english teacher, it's plain as day.

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  25. If you say so. Must be someone from uour world I guess.

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