Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Enough is Enough....AGAIN

     On May 15th, 2015, I published an article titled "Enough is Enough".  I will not rehash it other than to say this article is going to be eerily similar.  Frankly, I had forgotten that I used that title but apparently some of you remembered it because it has been recently read again by several folks.  Have things gotten better?  NO; in fact much worse.
     Our magical Mayor Nancy Vaughn has developed a new trick in which she turns criminals into victims.  Fox 8's headline regarding the "disturbing" Body Worn Camera video had me concerned that I was about to witness a vicious assault on some poor, helpless and innocent African American man with absolutely no reason to even approach him.  Media outlets charged that the incident was needlessly escalated by the Police Officers on scene and reported on potential riots in Greensboro.  Of all the "incidents" of reported police abuse covered by the News and Record and the local TV stations, my first concern was "Did they actually get one right?"
     So onto the Fox 8 website I go, just as I did in May 2015 to watch the latest reportedly "disturbing" video.  What did I find; the same ridiculous accusation accompanied by no investigation of the facts surrounding the case.  However, this isn't Fox 8's fault.  The City of Greensboro, specifically the City Council is withholding the total facts of this case.  Nancy Vaughn in her ridiculously embarrassing apology to Dejuan Yourse gave the impression that Police Officers approached an innocent man just minding his own business and not only harassed him and beat him  but unlawfully arrested him.  Of course, opportunistic agitator Nelson Johnson was right in the middle again, perpetuating his eternal hatred of the Greensboro Police Department and demanding that everybody be fired.  Johnson is so desperate to have a "riot moment" here in Greensboro, I am sure he believed having this incident on the heels of Charlotte would finally fulfill his wish.  Fortunately, his target audience appears to be just as apathetic as the 88.5% of registered voters that keep allowing these same ineffective Council members to be elected time and time again.
     Of course, Johnson has a much bigger agenda item he is working on.  He has a Chief of Police candidate in mind and has been working tirelessly to subvert Chief Wayne Scott.  Johnson has continued to tell his members of the Beloved Community Center and anyone who will listen that he believes Chief Scott is racist.  There is no evidence of that whatsoever and was born out of Johnson's frustration of not getting his way when Chief Scott was appointed.  He even held a press conference about his disdain for the selection that ended with the chant "Greensboro, Ferguson, Ferguson, Greensboro".  One city had absolutely nothing to do with the other, nor did Baltimore, New York or Charlotte.  But that's how he operates and he has the Council and especially the City Manager scared to death.  This Mayor and this Council should be ashamed of the way they have allowed the most notorious civil agitator in Greensboro's history to run roughshod over City Hall.  In my opinion, Chief Scott should sue Johnson and make him prove that he is a racist.  He can't prove it because IT IS NOT TRUE!!!
     So who did Mayor Vaughn apologize to and what did she apologize for?  Let me fill in the blanks.
     Neighbors observed a subject using a shovel appearing to attempt prying open a garage door.  Officers arrived and located the subject who decided to go and sit on the front porch with the shovel.  He told them he was waiting on his mother and that he lived there.  If you watched the video, you observed the conversation between both officers and our suspect as being cordial.  Yes, he was a suspect; suspected of having a shovel and trying to pry open a door.  He said that he did have the shovel under the garage door because he was "checking to see if his dog was in the garage".  With a shovel?  Is the dog deaf, mute with no sense of smell?  Did the dog bark once during this incident?
     He had no key.  He was evasive about his name and even the pronunciation of his name.  He said he had no ID though he later produced some document that had his information.  As he was being lawfully and correctly detained, he became agitated and defensive; not because he was being detained but because he knew he was wanted, knew he was not supposed to be there and was concerned the officers were about to find out.  He finally made a desperate attempt to call help but the officers intervened.  A wrestling match ensued.  The suspect shouted over and over "I am not resisting" as he proceeded to resist and struggle, fighting to keep from being handcuffed then continuing to resist after handcuffing so much that additional officers had to be called.  The suspect had five felony warrants as well as having been banned from the residence he was trying to break into.
     Was the video void of Officer mistakes?  What we are seeing in these videos nationwide is use of profanity (especially the word "fuck") which quite frankly does nothing to enhance command presence and brings your professionalism down to the suspect's level.  That plays into agitators hands.  I cannot throw stones as I admittedly live in a glass house here.  However, if we are going to use BWC's we are going to have to be more cognizant of our demeanor so that a contrast can be drawn between the bad behavior of the suspect and our professional behavior.  Also, we cannot allow the suspect to trap us into arguments after the fact especially while the adrenaline is still pumping.  There is no need to allow the suspect to try the case on the scene.  Was there a "criminal" offense committed by either officer?  Absolutely not and the District Attorney confirmed it.  The ridiculous 8-0 vote by the Council to ask the District Attorney to reconsider charges on the officer is another example of the incompetence of this council to understand the real world of law enforcement and the total sell out of our Police Department and its' officers to the whims of Nelson Johnson.
     More about the suspect who checks for dogs with shovels.  Investigation shows 50 entries on his public criminal record since 2002.  He has a couple of driving offenses (revoked license).  He has been convicted of felony offenses regarding sales and possession of Cocaine.  He has been charged with Auto Theft, Assault, Assault on a Female, Communicating Threats, numerous Felony Probation violations and even some Gran Jury indictments.  The bulk of his criminal history is made up of crimes of deception; Forgery and Uttering, False Pretense, Possession of Stolen Goods, Financial Transaction Card Fraud,  And yes, he has been charged and convicted of Resisting Arrest and Assault on a Government Official.  In other words, he has a history of deception and feloniously stealing from others.  This is who Nancy Vaughn apologized to as if he were some innocent, sweet unsuspecting citizen just enjoying his day on a front porch....with a shovel....that he used to check on a dog....by prying up a garage door....to a house that wasn't his.
     Part of the problem with civilians depending on Body Worn Cameras is that they have no frame of reference in which to understand what they are seeing.  This council has shown a propensity to take Nelson Johnson's word for everything, either out of ignorance or fear, and form their opinion (his opinion) on what he demands they see.  I will guarantee you that none of the FACTS that I have just presented to you were even remotely considered by the council.  As usual they made a decision and formed an opinion based on emotion and the bullying agenda of Nelson Johnson.  He even convinced the owner of the house (his mother) to show up in the Council Chambers though she had banned her son from the property.
     Did our crack elected civil servants even ask for all the information?  You know our crack local newspaper investigative reporters didn't.  Do they care?  Of course not; police bashing is in style and Nelson Johnson is desperate for a national headline.  He is desperate to get his man into the Chief's chair and is tired of waiting.  He is running the city and no one on City Council seems to have the guts to put up even the least bit of resistance.  8-0.  
     Just as paying $50,000 to the Scales brothers without them even suing and giving  $10,000 to an agitator who admitted fault in his law suit was asinine, our council  continues to undermine our Police Department and it's ability to protect the entire community.  They also have been allowed without challenge to dictate when charges are dropped though they have absolutely no legal authority to do so.  Only one of them is even qualified to offer an opinion on criminal law.  This council is no friend to the majority of Greensboro in general and the Greensboro Police Department and your officers in particular.
     88.5%.  That is how many of Greensboro's registered voters decided to have no say in how our city's business is conducted.  Are we going to sit back and allow criminals to be treated as victims and police officers to be walked over for the political security of our Mayor and Council and appeasement of a notorious antagonizer?  Does ANY of this resonate and at least make you wonder what else they may be hiding from you?
     This situation is critical whether the local media or politicians admit it or not.  Attrition is already occurring.  Wake up; you are damn close to losing your Police Department.  If Nelson Johnson gets his way, you will.        
                           

32 comments:

  1. So you want the facts? The facts are all here. Including what you and the City left out.

    A GPD officer assaulted a suspect before the officer knew the facts and the full video proves it.

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    1. This racist stooge leaves out ANY fact he can to make black civil rights leaders look bad. He is a total sycophant for the police who CONTINUE to terrorize the black community. https://s11.postimg.org/5xgs7iv1v/Curly_Ridgill.jpg

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  2. Great article. Vaughn couldn't even control her own meeting. She asked the same group to be quiet almost 50 times. Them actually said she wanted them kicked out, followed by her saying they can remain. You see, officers don'have that luxury. They can't beg a subject, then make a decision to arrest, then take it back. Shamee on you city council for your disgusting remarks and irresponsibility.

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    1. https://triad-city-beat.com/2016/08/former-cop-accuses-activist-cyberstalking-lawyer-hits-back/#comment-2858129687

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  3. Look at all this whining over black people protesting over racism. Haven't seen this many angry racist rednecks since they found out Charley Pride is black. Seriously I havent seen so many hyped up hillbillies since they canceled hee haw. https://s11.postimg.org/5xgs7iv1v/Curly_Ridgill.jpg

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    1. Hey! No Hee Haw bashin', that was a great show.

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    2. Hey! No Hee Haw bashin', that was a great show.

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    3. I'm a Pickin' and a grinnin' to stop police terror. HOWWWWWDY!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. For my readers, Mr. Subversive is a member, advocate and representative of Nelson Johnson's Beloved Community Center. He is a frequent visitor to City Council meetings to complain on Police Officers and operates a Facebook page titled "Greensboro Police Public Abuse". You can read his views there and decide for yourself what his agenda and beliefs are. You can also learn more about him complete with photograph on this website, sexoffender.ncsbi.gov and search the name Brian Drew Watkins, Greensboro. NC.

    Brian, as long as you continue to make these ridiculous and false claims on this blog, I will continue to post this disclaimer.

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    1. At least you admit to violating laws regarding harassment of sex offenders, Your dirty prosecutor will only be able to cover for dirty cops for so long. http://www.greensboro.com/news/local_news/civil-rights-leaders-want-special-commission-to-probe-cole-case/article_438761cf-6436-58af-9e0d-092b7bde438b.html

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  5. It's an interesting story... Is it true about the 5 felony warrants?... and the police record with 50 entries since 2002?... Can you post a copy of his police record?... How do you know he was unwelcome at his mother's house?... I'm curious to see any facsimiles of documents about the above?

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  6. True. In fact I know understand he has been charged with breaking into yhis house previously. All criminal histories are public record. He had ID on him though he denied it originally. Thats on the video. The GPOA has published a press release with a more detailed account today.

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  7. http://www.greensboropoa.com/ Tells the whole story.

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    1. So the police union, with no legal obligation to tell the truth and is also tasked with making the department look good, says these cops are heroes then uses irrelevant distractions to justify travis coles act of police terror........... ya dont say, naaaaww never would have seen that one coming. As long as we have city leaders lacking the courage to stand up to terrorist organizations like this we will continue to be attacked by police racism.

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  8. This illustration perfectly shows why blue lives matter is a racist response to black lives matter, it's designed to distract from police terror. https://qph.ec.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-b0e3347d21082a7f610a455f4508fe6d-c?convert_to_webp=true

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    1. 11 year old lives matter too but you obviously dont care about those

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    2. Stooge says what?. That's literally your only comeback. Your dead horse is irrelevant now as it was the first 500 times you mention it then ignore the sex crimes of he way and Corey Daniel.

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    3. The other sex criminal with a badge is named Jw way

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    4. You keep trying to compare what they did and were punished for as if their crimes were greater than yours. They did not have sexual intercourse with an 11 year old child. You did. Hardly comparable.

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    5. It's totally comparable that Corey Daniel did not go to FEDERAL PRISON for child porn (because your dirty prosecutor did not refer the charges to the federal prosecutor). What is the point of your mindless smear tactics? We both know the things I say about the lack of transparency and accountability in the gpd are true. We both know you resort to boring often repeated smear tactics to avoid admitting the truth. You opinion and lies are irrelevant and worn out.you keep on proving you are a stooge. Boring one tracked minded little stooge.

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    6. It's totally comparable that Corey Daniel did not go to FEDERAL PRISON for child porn (because your dirty prosecutor did not refer the charges to the federal prosecutor). What is the point of your mindless smear tactics? We both know the things I say about the lack of transparency and accountability in the gpd are true. We both know you resort to boring often repeated smear tactics to avoid admitting the truth. You opinion and lies are irrelevant and worn out.you keep on proving you are a stooge. Boring one tracked minded little stooge.

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    7. I provided a link to my truth about you. You cannot provide the link to any law that says Daniel or Way was comparable. On top of that, we fired them both. What's your beef? Oh that's right; you have nothing else to do.

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    8. My beef is the lack of accountability when a police terrorist breaks the law. There's also a lack of transparency. If you need reminding of that,fact then you really are a stupid stupid little stooge. You are a cheap, petty and pathetic moron who resorts to pointless worn out insults to distract from the racism, brutality and corruption of police.

      John Oliver hit the issue of corruption and brutality on the nose in the link I posted but you can't talk about FACTS.

      Your comments will always be irrelevant and for the illegal purpose of harassment. Nothing more.

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  9. To all of ridgills "readers" John Oliver just produced an episode about how police resign to avoid misconduct charges (just kike GPD Terrorist TRAVIS COLE did). Watch the video here. I guess he is a "police hatter" too, because he wants accountability for cops. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaD84DTGULo

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