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)

See related:

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

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