Harambe the gorilla killed Astonishing new footage shows gorilla ‘PROTECTING’ boy and holding his hand before being shot dead – Mirror

The Watch Dog response:

Problem #1: The boy got into the area where the Gorilla was and shouldn’t have been there due to getting out of the site of the parents. If there is a law that meets the description for what some call negligence then charge them damn.

Problem #2: Since the boy was in there with the Gorilla obviously the zoo staff thought the damn best thing to do was to shoot it so therefore I trust they knew what they were doing.

I am not going to debate folk on what they would have done if it was their child but I know that I would want my child removed from the area with the Gorilla by any means necessary and then if they want to charge me with neglect then so the hell be it.

Astonishing new footage how Harambe the gorilla was protecting a four-year-old boy who fell into his cage – minutes before he was shot dead.

Moments later, the 17-year-old gorilla was fatally shot by zoo staff in a bid to protect the boy who had fallen 12 feet into the enclosure.

However, eyewitnesses have claimed that the gorilla was showing no aggressive behaviour towards the boy.

It is claimed that screams from those watching the unfolding situation panicked the animal, causing him to drag the child at a quick speed across the water. (Mirror)

House District 25 Incumbent Jeff Collins May Have Opposition On The November Ballot From James Gailliard

The Watch Dog response: I have not always agreed with the Pastor but I tried to make sure what I said about him was documented and has posted An Open Letter to him. I received the Press Release his letter to editor about the school split and it was Fabuloustastic! I posted it on my blog. I had heard about this new endeavor and I stumbled across these intentions indirectly but that is ok. No I don’t live in the district and can’t vote for him but I recognize and understand that if he should win that it will no longer be solely a district thing but a statewide thing and he would be obligated to respond if I should reach out to him. All politics local.

My Decision To Run For Public Office

Who is your State Representative?

Who is your State Senator?

What is your Congressional District?

Who represents you on City Council or on the County Commissioners?

What is your school board district?

What was the last campaign you worked on in a serious way?

Our inclination has been to point fingers at our politicians, but perhaps we are the ones to blame. At the end of the day, we are the ones who elect our government. The reality of democracy is that I am responsible for what happens in my city, state or nation. Plato, the founder of the first higher institution of learning in the western world, wrote, “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.”

I had to come to grips that I was just like many of the people I pastor and many in our community. I was guilty of not engaging in an institution that has a huge impact on my family and me. I’ve been asleep at the wheel and had the nerve to be upset at others because my car was swerving and the road has become unsafe.

Democracy was never intended to be the inherently passive activity that has evolved.

If sane, pragmatic, moderate, common sense, thinking people ignore politics because they are disgusted with the outcomes, then it merely leaves a vacuum to be filled by even more extreme and less qualified candidates which parenthetically is exactly why you have a Donald Trump as the presumptive Republican candidate for the highest office in this nation.

Don’t misunderstand me, governing is hard. I am sure many involved may be wrongly thinking I am suggesting this is easy. I am clear that it is not. Whenever we are making decisions that are communal, it is difficult. Ask any family to agree on what movie to see or your significant other to agree on the weekend activities and we quickly see the challenge of consensus.  Now, imagine nearly ten million people in the state of North Carolina and the tens of thousands here in eastern North Carolina all trying to agree on issues of education, economy, healthcare, housing, social policy, taxes and many other issues in the context of varying opinions and ideologies. We must insert ourselves in this complicated process. Admittedly, the involvement of smart, thoughtful people is no guarantee for better government, but surely the absence of them will make even worse government imminent.

Edmund Burke, the eighteenth century political theorist said, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Similarly, all that is necessary for poor governance to continue is for well-intentioned, common sense citizens to disengage from the process.

I am running for political office because I believe:

  • There is unprecedented potential for economic growth in Eastern North Carolina
  • The role of government is to only do what the private sector cannot or will not do
  • Those in gated communities are no more valuable than those in public housing
  • Healthcare should be affordable and accessible
  • Our children should be educated in school systems that produce critical thinkers and not simply good test takers
  • There is a place for capital and social entrepreneurism to exist in the same marketplace
  • Our policies should empower people with opportunity and not enable them to live irresponsibly
  • A division of powers should govern us and not special interest or personal agenda
  • Race should never be an inherit advantage or disadvantage
  • The heart and the brain can coexist in public policy
  • Toilets and locker room legislation should not be in the same bill as employment discrimination, a living wage and protection of labor abuses
  • We cannot borrow from the future. If I am eating dinner tonight, I don’t get to leave the check on the table for the next family
  • Not for profits including the faith community must be valued partners in our efforts
  • We will be held accountable to God for every meeting, every deliberation, and every vote

It seems our political process has lost its way. How many times have we heard, “just do the right thing.” The truth is the right thing for me may not be the right thing for you. We need to be honest about this and many of our local elected officials have not been. The truth is if we are to have real progress there must be trade-offs and there will even be side effects. This is the case with everything worth doing. This is a concept we understand in private life but seem to lose all common sense when applied in political life. What cancer patient doesn’t understand that they may have to be treated with chemotherapy and if so there will be a potential loss of hair or severe vomiting? A decision is made that the side effect is better than having the cancer.

In 1787 fifty-five delegates from thirteen states (including five delegates from North Carolina) met to frame the United States Constitution because the individual states lacked uniformity. What followed was a series of compromises, most of which began as profoundly objectionable to some faction or another. Nothing is more disingenuous to North Carolina politics than leading by playing the role of the bully and not Statesmen seeking real resolution and a legitimate path forward.

I want to be a part of the solution and not part of the problem. As for me, I am attempting to have my name placed on the ballot as an Unaffiliated (Independent) candidate in the General Election for NC House District 25. If you live in Nash County or Franklin County District 25 I would ask you come to The Impact Center, 821 Word Plaza, Rocky Mount, NC to sign the petition or to pick up a petition and solicit signatures on my behalf. Our goal is 4,000 signatures on or before June 14, 2016. If you do not live in NC House District 25 then I invite you to share this blog and my appeal with people you have access to or influence with. For your convenience, you can click here to check your NC House District.

What will you do to become more involved in our political process?

As always, I welcome your feedback.

James D. Gailliard

To see original letter and/or to learn more about Pastor Gailliard @ https://jamesgailliard.com/2016/05/30/my-decision-to-run-for-political-office/

Open Letter to Edgecombe County Commissioners Pertaining To Nash-Rocky Mount And Edgecombe County Public Schools De-merger

I sure hope you my Edgecombe County Commissioners do not bow down to the Nash County Commissioners as they push the Nash-Rocky Mount and Edgecombe County Public Schools split.

It is obvious that the split is being pushed by Nash County Commissioners Robbie Davis (WM) and Fred Belfield (BM). I don’t understand how Belfield has bought into Davis mess.

It will be a sad time if you allow these 2 jokers to make you all agree to their terms when it will put a burden on Edgecombe County and also what folk don’t understand it will not be good for Nash County either.

I am so glad to see the numerous letters to the editor in the Rocky Mount Telegram whereby several folk have collectively and singularly voiced their concerns against the de-merger. For me this should be enough for Edgecombe County to not agree to the de-merger under any terms.

The main thing if I am correct is Nash County Commissioners have tried to paint a picture of why the de-merger is necessary by trying to eliminate the Rocky Mount City Council from participating in the funding process. They have also made it clear they do not want them at the table. I say it is because the Rocky Mount City Council is a black majority council and many have had a problem with that when they seen it about to happen. Well the saying is if you are not at the table you are on the menu.

I am asking my Edgecombe County Commissioners to not agree to the de-merger on any terms and simply because Nash County Commissioners have not presented a real reason why it is necessary. This has nothing to do with Educating children but more about POWER!

Thanking you in advance.

See letters: Nash-Rocky Mount School Split Mess – These Letters Speak Volume


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Tarboro NC – Born Leaders Mentoring Program Sadarrius M. Lewis CEO






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Homegoing Celebration For Edith Battle Rocky Mount NC

My condolences goes out to the entire family of the late Edith Battle Rocky Mount, NC.

I remember when Edith joined us at Honeywell working in the DEEC Department. She was a sweet lady and didn’t bother anyone. When her health failed she was working in the EMIDS Department. My cousin was her pastor.

I believe Edith could relate to the following song! A fighter she was.

Song: Brian Courtney Wilson – Worth Fighting For

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

Viewing: Check by later

Funeral Service: Check back later

Body Entrusted to: Check back later

Ex-Princeville mayors seek police force – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Watch Dog response: I don’t get it. I have been to meeting after meeting and I have heard these 2 cry. Well my ignant opinion the dollars do not add up. They say it cost $250,000 at the moment to have policing but they say they can have their own police department at the cost of $184,000 a year with 2 officers. Well so my question will those 2 officers cover Princeville  24 hours a day? What will happen if one gets sick or need some time off? What will happen when one will want to take vacation? I understand these 2 want their own police department but they don’t have the money to really run a police department I don’t believe. I think everyone would agree with these 2 if Princeville could afford their own police department that would be the best thing but until then it is what it is. But just my ignant opinion.

PRINCEVILLE — Two former Princeville mayors are telling the Town Board of Commissioners its past time they had their own police force.

Ed Bridgers, mayor from 1974-81, recently presented the board a petition with the signatures of more than 200 residents who want a police department during Monday’s town meeting. Bridgers has been pushing for a police department at town meetings for the past several months.

“Since November 2015, I’ve been begging for a police department and nothing has been done about it,” Bridgers said, adding he’s met with town staff but disagreed on whether the town had enough money for a police department.

The Princeville Police Department ceased operations in late 2014 after the Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a request from Princeville and the Local Government Commission for the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office to take over law enforcement duties for the town. (Rocky Mount Telegram)

Memorial Day Don’t Confuse With Veterans Day

Memorial Day per Webster

So what is the day all about? It is about celebrating the life of those whom have served in the armed forces that have died fighting for you whether we like the military or not.

So why do some folk bring living veterans into the equation? Living veterans are on the Veterans Day list and we celebrate them on that day.

Folk let’s stop misleading folk. We need to stop disrespecting folk, situations and etc. and stick to what moment it is at the moment.

Today I celebrate the life and legacy of family members including my family as this day is set aside for all deceased folk whom have served in the armed forces.

Wow, again another ignant moment!