Wilson NC – Wilson County sheriff receives 3rd-highest pay – News & Observer

The Political Agitator response: Damn these ignant racist a** guys continue to go after Sheriff Calvin Woodard Jr.’s salary. Hell he said he would support a pay reduction but it ain’t his damn fault the County Commissioners have not chosen to reduce his pay. Hell he is only guaranteed he will be in office 4 years at a time so hell this is his livelihood. Where were these folks who are complaining about his pay when the previous Sheriff (the white man) Wayne Gay was in office? Oh but race ain’t got nothing to do with this. Former white Sheriff now a black Sheriff. I ain’t ignant to the FACT! Thes guys need to sit down and shut the hell up!

RALEIGH, N.C. — Rural Wilson County continues to be home to one of North Carolina’s highest-paid sheriffs, four years after the former sheriff’s salary sparked debate, according to a review by the News & Observer.

The newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/1uU3npV ) that Wilson County exemplifies the disparities caused by leaving sheriffs’ pay up to county commissioners. Across North Carolina’s 100 counties, sheriffs make between $45,000 annually in Clay County and $182,000 in Mecklenburg County, when including salaries and bonuses, according to the paper’s review of state treasurer’s data from 2013.

Wilson County ranks third highest.

In 2010, then-candidate Calvin Woodard Jr. said he’d support a pay reduction if he was elected sheriff. Four years later, the job in a county with less than 82,000 people still pays more than $160,000, and Woodard is seeking a second term. (Source: Read more)

This is Why You Should Always Videotape the Police – The Free Thought Project

If you choose to record the police you can reduce the risk of terrible legal consequences and video loss by understanding your state’s laws and carefully adhering to the following rules.

7 rules for recording police.

Rule #1: Know the Law (Wherever You Are)

Conceived at a time when pocket-sized recording devices were available only to James Bond types, most eavesdropping laws were originally intended to protect people against snoops, spies, and peeping Toms. Now with this technology in the hands of average citizens, police and prosecutors are abusing these outdated laws to punish citizens merely attempting to document on-duty police.

The law in 38 states plainly allows citizens to record police, as long as you don’t physically interfere with their work. Police might still unfairly harass you, detain you, or confiscate your camera. They might even arrest you for some catchall misdemeanor such as obstruction of justice or disorderly conduct. But you will not be charged for illegally recording police.

Twelve states—California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Washington—require the consent of all parties for you to record a conversation. But do not despair if you live in these states: All but 2 —Massachusetts and Illinois—have an “expectation of privacy provision” to their all-party laws that courts have ruled does not apply to on-duty police (or anyone in public). In other words, it’s technically legal in those 48 states to openly record on-duty police. (Source: Read more)

Obama: U.S. underestimated Islamic State – USA Today

Tune in at 7:00 PM today Sunday September 28, 2014

President Obama told 60 Minutes that the United States underestimated the strength of the Islamic State before it took over large parts of Syria and Iraq, and overestimated the Iraqi army’s ability to fight the militants.

The Islamic State took advantage of the chaotic civil war in Syria to become “ground zero for jihadists around the world,” Obama said in an interview to be aired Sunday night on CBS’ 60 Minutes.

The U.S. has launched airstrikes against Islamic State positions in Syria and Iraq, part of an overall plan to roll back the militant group that has threatened the United States and its allies. (Source: Read more)

Homegoing Celebration For Betty Jean Jones Rocky Mount NC

imageMy condolences goes out to Debbie Jones Reyes and the entire family of the late Betty Jones.

Debbie, my fellow co-worker you know that I am just a phone call away.

Script.: Read Eccles. 3 and know, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”

Song: The Storm Is Over Now – Kirk Franklin

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Frederick Douglass Writes to His Former Slave Owner – Witnify

The Political Agitator response: This is long but it is good! I just posted earlier I don’t hate anyone and this man has been a slave and told his former Master he was not mad with him. Ain’t that something? Took his dignity and family and the brother still won’t mad. Whew!

In this open letter from former slave, abolitionist and writer Frederick Douglass to his former owner, Thomas Auld, Douglass explains his personal journey from slave to free man. In doing so, he examines the nature of freedom and the injustice of slavery, thereby revealing to his former “master” the inability of any man to be master of another. In it, Douglass champions education, hard work and equality. The letter:

To Thomas Auld

September 3d, 1848

Sir:

The long and intimate, though by no means friendly relation which unhappily subsisted between you and myself, leads me to hope that you will easily account for the great liberty which I now take in addressing you in this open and public manner. (Source: Read more)

Michael Brown’s parents unmoved by chief’s apologies – The Grio

Michael Brown’s parents want more than an apology from Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson in the wake of their son’s death, saying in an interview with The Associated Press Saturday they would prefer Officer Darren Wilson arrested and charged with murder and the chief fired. The comments come seven weeks after Officer Wilson shot and killed their 18-year-old son.

“An apology would be when Darren Wilson has handcuffs, processed and charged with murder,” the slain teen’s father Michael Brown Sr. said in the interview. (Source: Read more)

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Ferguson Missouri

Obama: Mistrust Of Police Corroding American Society – HuffingtonPost

WASHINGTON (AP) — The widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Missouri exists in too many other communities and is having a corrosive effect on the nation, particularly on its children, President Barack Obama says. He blames the feeling of wariness on persistent racial disparities in the administration of justice.

Obama said these misgivings only serve to harm communities that are most in need of effective law enforcement.

“It makes folks who are victimized by crime and need strong policing reluctant to go to the police because they may not trust them,” he said Saturday night in an address at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual awards dinner. (Source: Read more)

Capture your events: Graduations/Meetings/Parties/Political/Sports/Weddings on Video and Photo

Some folks have been asking me about videoing their wedding and etc. for a couple of years now and I told them I really didn’t do that anymore. I have decided that I want to get back into this because I love videoing and taking photos so why not. So if you would like my services please read the following and contact me today.

 

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You can have your photos developed at Walmart and/or wherever you choose. I will take photos throughout your event actually capturing numerous scenes which would be just like a photo video of your event.

Note: If I do not have to edit, I will make the video at the end of your event if the building is still accessible. I will also put the photos on a CD as well.

If I do have to edit video, it is my intentions to get video and photos to you within 48 hours or less.

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Ferguson police officer shot – The Grio

According to the St. Louis County Police spokesman, a Ferguson police officer was shot Saturday evening. The officer did survive and police are still looking for the suspect. It is not clear if the shooting was in any way related to the ongoing protests in Ferguson.

Protests have continued in the streets of the Missouri town since Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, was gunned down by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Wilson has yet to be arrested or charged which has fueled the continuous demonstrations. (Source: Read more)

A ‘flying start’ for new dual immersion school – Rocky Mount Telegram

TARBORO – With the 2014-15 school year reaching the one-month mark, Edgecombe County Public Schools officials said they are pleased with the way schools throughout the county have started.

For Martin Millennium Academy, the school’s first year in operation has started off without a hitch.

“It has gone very well,” Edgecombe County Public Schools Superintendent John Farrelly said. “I’m very pleased. There have been very few problems, and Martin Millennium has been everything we thought it would be.” (Source: Read more)

State should rethink Medicaid expansion – Rocky Mount Telegram

It certainly was encouraging to hear N.C. Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos tell a legislative committee last week that her agency is preparing information for Gov. Pat McCrory for possible options to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

McCrory and Republican legislative leaders last year rejected the expansion of Medicaid to more people under the federal health care overhaul, saying the state’s current system must be reformed first.

North Carolina’s $13 billion Medicaid program has been plagued by financial shortfalls for years, but Wos told lawmakers that the program had a $64 million cash balance at the end of the last fiscal year – setting the stage for possible expansion to include as many as 575,000 low-income, uninsured adults who earn too little to be eligible for federal subsidies under the Affordable Care Act but too much to qualify for Medicaid as it currently is structured in the state. (Source: Read more)

General Colin Powell: The Republican Party is Headed for a Brick Wall

The Republican party is in trouble, that’s no secret. It continually marginalizes minority populations and has thoroughly ostracized itself with women voters. Republican General Colin Powell sat down with Bill Maher to discuss the current status of the Republican party.

According to Powell, the GOP has to do more to appeal to minorities and learn to accept compromise, as the founders they so often exalt and call upon did.

Watch the interview below. (Source: Read more)