Residents discuss crime at city council meeting – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator’s response: You see this is what the Community Council, Fighting Crime in Nash, Edgecombe, Wilson and Halifax Counties, WHIG-TV and the likes started by spreading lies saying that the Rocky Mount Chief of Police said there was not a drug and gang problem in Rocky Mount. What a lie. See what the chief said several days ago in the Rocky Mount Telegram.

While many residents showed up for Monday’s City Council meeting, few got up to speak to Rocky Mount officials.

Social media was alight leading up to the 7 p.m. meeting about coming to speak about the city’s crime rate and Police Chief James Moore’s decision not to participate in a Nash County Sheriff’s Office-led regional taskforce, but only one resident – Christy Taylor – spoke against Moore’s decision. Taylor read the names of some of the men killed in the city this year, then said more than eight officers are needed on the department’s gang unit.

“He never once said there was no gang problem in Rocky Mount,” Penny said. “However, as far as interdiction on I-95 and U.S. 64, we believe our manpower is better targeted in our city limits rather than who or who we should not stop on I-95.” (Source: Read more)

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Grant to help fund taskforce to fight drugs, gangs – Rocky Mount Telegram – See what the chief really said

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Study recommends closing two Nash-Rocky Mount schools – Rocky Mount Telegram

An independent study by an outside consulting firm suggests that Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools could slash its operating budget by more than $9 million over a five-year period by closing Parker Middle and Red Oak Elementary schools, cutting staff and instituting other measures to improve efficiency.

Evergreen Solutions, which was hired by Nash County commissioners earlier this year, presented its report before a joint meeting of the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education and Nash County Board of Commissioners on Monday night. Dr. Linda Recio, president of Evergreen Solutions, presented the findings to the boards. (Source: Read more)

The Student Who Went On Hunger Strike To Oust Mizzou’s President Is A Member Of Phi Beta Sigma

The Political Agitator’s response: They stood! He walked!

The University of Missouri’s president, Tim Wolfe, resigned Monday morning in the face of a walkout by faculty and a strike by football players that was started by black students at the school who had argued that he had not done enough to combat racism on campus.

But did you know that one of the protests key leaders, the grad student who brought initial national attention to the protest by going on a week long hunger strike is a member of Phi Beta Sigma?

It is true, it turns out that the Jonathan Butler is a member of the black fraternity Phi Beta Sigma. (Source: Read more)