Speed, weather cited as factors in triple fatal crash – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator response: I have not been able to get into this because for some reason I felt like this was going to get ugly. For some reason I just don’t like how the funeral arrangements are being handled. I felt the mother of Kyol’s children should not have to go to 2 different funerals since Britt and Battle are her cousins. Did anyone take in consideration what this young lady will have to endure on tomorrow? Well this is just my ignant ass opinion and I stand behind my ignant ass 100%. I normally just post my condolences to the family on the loss of their love ones but folks have been talking to me about this accident so I am posting my opinion.

Rocky Mount police released a report Friday revealing factors believed to have led to the triple fatal car wreck last week in downtown Rocky Mount.

“The Rocky Mount Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Crash Reduction Unit’s investigation revealed that inclement weather, excessive speed and tire condition were factors in the crash,” a press release stated.

The results of toxicology tests on the victims conducted by the medical examiner’s office are pending.

Officials also determined through dental records that Jason Javon Britt, 29, was driving the 2001 Lincoln LS, which left the road around 2 a.m. on May 16 and collided with a brick building. The three men were killed when the vehicle burst into flames. (Source: Read more)

Testing has ‘no relevance’ to NECP – Daily Southerner

The Political Agitator response: So what do you think about this?

TARBORO — While Edgecombe County Public Schools (ECPS) is ramping up efforts in preparation for year-end state assessment testing starting June 2, North East Carolina Prep (NECP) is effectively going through the motions of testing its students.

Since Monday, students in third-ninth grades at the county’s only charter school have been taking state end-of-grade and end-of-course tests.
The tests – which are a focus of virtually all public school systems – are "not emphasized" at NECP, according to communications director Diane LeFiles.
(Source: Read more)

I Think, I Know, I Believe And I Act! Because I Am Who I Am!

Well! But some folks get mad with me because of how I think, because I know what I know, believe what I believe and act the way I act. They hold it against me. Hell I ain’t mad with them because I am gonna keep doing what I do.

Matter of fact got a confirmation today from a young Pastor while I was sitting in my car at the Post Office talking to my Sheriff on the phone. I appreciate this young man for coming to my car and telling me to keep doing what I do. I told him I really appreciate those kind words because every now and again even old folks need encouraging. And to come from a younger person makes a lot of difference especially when I know this Pastor is about what is right and ain’t about mess.

I know I ain’t there yet but it is sincere Pastors like this young man that keep me prayed up because they know me and know that I am sincere about what I do. They realize I have a ministry too.

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Rocky Mount NC: Governor’s budget plan looks to close Fountain prison – Rocky Mount Telegram

Gov. Pat McCrory’s recommended state budget adjustments for the 2014-15 fiscal year include a proposal to close Fountain Correctional Center for Women in Rocky Mount next year.

Under the governor’s proposal, the inmates from Fountain Correctional would be transferred to Eastern Correctional Institution in Maury, which would be converted from a medium security male facility to a minimum security female facility. Fountain Correctional would then close, effective Jan. 1.

Pamela Walker, communication director for the N.C. Department of Public Safety, said the agency worked closely with the Office of State Budget and Management to identify areas where they saw opportunities for possible cost savings. Walker said employees at Fountain Correctional are referring all budget-related questions to her office at this point. (Source: Read more)

NCAE President Rodney Ellis Will Be Live Via Phone On WNCR-TV 41 With Bronson Williams Moving Forward Thursday May 21, 2014 9:00 PM

Rodney Ellis Live On WNCR-TV 41 via Phone Thursday May 22, 2014 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Please tune in to Moving Forward with Bronson Williams on WNCR -TV 41 Rocky Mount NC with special guest Rodney Ellis NCAE President.

I had the opportunity to be in his presence on this past Sunday in Pitt County and he was awesome! I look forward to listening to him on tomorrow night.

Thank you Bronson for making it happen.

Check out this video: Greenville NC – NCAE President Rodney Ellis Presentation During The Young Democrats Pitt County Meeting Sunday May 18, 2014

Click on the website below to see the channels that you can either watch the show in your areas or you can watch the livestreaming on your electronic device.

http://www.wncrtv41.com/

Dixon dismissed 10 taxi driver cases – The Daily Reflector

Cases that prompted an SBI investigation into a prosecutor who was fired Wednesday involve a Greenville taxi driver who faced two dozen charges between 2008 and March.

Court records show 17 of those 24 charges were dismissed. At least 10 were dismissed by former assistant district attorney Faris Dixon; three were dismissed by two other prosecutors. Computer records do not list the assistant district attorney for the remaining four cases, and the files that would name the prosecutor have been destroyed per policy at the clerk’s office. (Source: Read more)

Denied right to vote? Issues alleged; investigation status unclear – Wilson Times

The right to vote in a free and fair election is what sets the United States apart from many countries and serves as a bedrock of democracy, one that has fueled civil rights movements for generations.

But a Wilson County woman was denied her right to vote during the primary election in May, the woman and local advocates said.

Zette McArn, president of the Wilson County Democratic African-American Caucus, said there are several cases that need to be investigated and has filed complaints with state and federal elected officials, Democracy North Carolina, the chairman of the Wilson Democratic Party, Wilson Board of Elections, N.C. Board of Elections and several local attorneys.

Rena’ Morris, director of the Wilson Board of Elections, said the complaints must come from the voters, not McArn, if there is to be an investigation. (Source: Read more)

City hires new downtown development manager – Rocky Mount Telegram

Rocky Mount has a new downtown development manager.

City Manager Charles Penny announced Tuesday that John R. Jesso has been selected to fill the position vacated by Vanessa McCleary in October.

Jesso worked with Wachovia Bank for 18 years as a strategic program manager prior to serving two years on the Strategic Governance Leadership team with the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C.

“I am pleased that we were able to attract an individual with the qualities that John Jesso brings as our downtown manager,” Penny stated in a press release. “John’s diverse background will be an asset in his new role.” (Source: Read more)

Legislative protesters tape mouths to avoid arrests – NC Capitols

Raleigh, N.C. — Protesters returned to the General Assembly Monday evening, but in accordance with new rules regarding decorum in the Legislative Building, they avoided causing a disturbance.

Hundreds of people in the "Moral Monday" movement put tape across their mouths so they couldn’t be accused of being loud enough to disrupt conversations, which is one of the standards set last week by a legislative committee for asking people to leave the Legislative Building and arresting them if they don’t comply. (Source: Read more)

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New legislative building rules do little to deter Moral Monday protesters

Attorney: Firing politically motivated – The Daily Reflector

A lawyer connected to alleged wrongdoing by an assistant prosecutor said the prosecutor’s dismissal and an SBI investigation of him are politically motivated.

Charlie Turner, a Greenville attorney for 18 years, defended Faris Dixon, who was fired on Wednesday by Pitt County District Attorney Kimberly Robb. (Source: Read more)

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Faris Dixon

Ignant Column: Damn Ignants Talking About Transparency But Then When I

Damn ignants talking about transparency but then when I call their ignant asses out and capture it on video they get mad as hell. Ignant you can’t have it both ways.

When I began videoing public meetings I obtained the Open Meetings law off the internet so that I would make sure I am not breaking the law. So I will challenge anyone when they say they don’t want me to video a meeting especially when I am a part of the meeting. Hell I am going to capture their ignant ass comments and mines too so I can play it back so everyone can see who was the most ignant. So far I have not won the title of most ignant unlike some of my friends. LMBAO!

Oh well that is why I record the meetings because these ignants need to see themselves in action. But the sad part they see themselves in action and still be in denial when I call them out. Well I can’t fix ignant.

Somebody better tell them who I am! I am for truth no matter who it is for or against. I have no permanent friends no permanent enemies only permanent interest.

I am not trying to win a popularity contest. You better recognize that I am going to tell it so you better be on your best behavior because videos not lie.

I suggest that anyone who have a problem with me videoing meetings, you better research the Open Meetings Law for yourself because as I always say, don’t just take my word when I say something.

But the sad part is, some of these folks have an issue with me but they have yet to remove me as a facebook friend, stop reading my blog and etc. Hell no I ain’t going to remove you because I like for folks to know what I have to say about them. You know I will do an open letter to folks quick fast and in a hurry so that if they ain’t on my list, somebody gonna tell them.

I will hold you accountable for your actions and I ask that you hold me accountable for my actions as well. However when you come to me you better come correct cause I ain’t got time for ignance.