People Showing Their True Colors

🗣I don’t usually post on the matter but when it comes to Politics people can really show their true colors. Whether it be racist, hatred, bigot, etc. Now I understand everyone is entitled to their own opinion because I have several and I will voice them at anytime. I love all people whether you are Hispanic, Asian, Caucasian, or African-American because with a open wound we’ll all bleed the same no one is better than the other. As long as you respect my race and I, I will do the same. But it takes only one time for you to show me who you really are no matter your skin color and I can no longer deal. Times have really changed and I’m thankful for my ancestors and the people who fought so hard for me and mines to be able to live today. But I’ll be damned if Politics ain’t showed me who’s for me and who’s against me. #ThisIsNotUpForDebate

Quandra Warren

DMV plans to move its headquarters and hundreds of workers out of Wake County – News & Observer

RALEIGH

The state Division of Motor Vehicles plans to move hundreds of workers and its headquarters from its long-time home on New Bern Avenue east of downtown Raleigh to Rocky Mount.

The DMV is seeking permission from the Council of State to sign a 15-year lease for part of the former Hardee’s headquarters on North Church Street, on the north side of Rocky Mount. The property is one of at least 10 options that real estate brokers and developers proposed for a DMV headquarters last fall and is the only one outside of Wake County or Research Triangle Park.

It was also the cheapest, according to information the state Department of Transportation provided to the Council of State. The DMV would pay an average of $2,053,635 per year over 15 years to rent 139,181 square feet of office and warehouse space, NCDOT told the council. The council is scheduled to decide whether to approve the lease at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 5. (Read more)

Another One Bites The Dust! Tosha Kelley Aldridge

Tosha Kelley Aldridge this c has blocked me. Hell she is the one that sent me a Friend Request some time ago. Hell I ain’t changed I was the same when she sent me the Friend Request that I am now.

Oh but that goes to show she don’t want folk on her page to see how I am the man. Just saying!

One less c I have to respond to.

She said she was gonna be gone from downtown Rocky Mount in April. Well she is gone from The DCN News Blog Online TV now. I didn’t send her she removed herself.

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People Showing Their True Colors

🗣I don’t usually post on the matter but when it comes to Politics people can really show their true colors. Whether it be racist, hatred, bigot, etc. Now I understand everyone is entitled to their own opinion because I have several and I will voice them at anytime. I love all people whether you are Hispanic, Asian, Caucasian, or African-American because with a open wound we’ll all bleed the same no one is better than the other. As long as you respect my race and I, I will do the same. But it takes only one time for you to show me who you really are no matter your skin color and I can no longer deal. Times have really changed and I’m thankful for my ancestors and the people who fought so hard for me and mines to be able to live today. But I’ll be damned if Politics ain’t showed me who’s for me and who’s against me. #ThisIsNotUpForDebate

Quandra Warren

Tom Rogers, Mayor Pro Tem’s statement from Jan. 28 Rocky Mount City Council meeting:

City of Rocky Mount, NC Gov. Offices

Tom Rogers, Mayor Pro Tem’s statement from Jan. 28 Rocky Mount City Council meeting:

The City Council has authorized an independent, in-depth review into matters that it has identified relative to the activities of the city manager and leadership of our city, including employee morale, employee turnover, compensation practices, hiring practices, financial management – including HUD’s relationship with Rocky Mount – and any other items that may be identified.

This review will begin immediately and proceed with speed, thoroughness and objectivity. The final report will be utilized by the City Council to determine fair and appropriate steps in this matter.

To employees: We deeply value your commitment and service to the citizens of Rocky Mount. We know this is a time of uncertainty, and we pledge to do all we can to stabilize your work environment.

To the citizens of Rocky Mount: We know that you have questions, and we feel your concern. We take all matters of this city – especially the current situation – with the utmost seriousness. We commit to take the necessary steps to resolve this matter expeditiously and in a way that continues the forward momentum and excitement that is underway in Rocky Mount.

We remain supportive of an equitable, inclusive and supporting environment for everyone.

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Mayor David Combs statement from Jan. 28 Rocky Mount City Council meeting:

City of Rocky Mount, NC Gov. Offices

Mayor David Combs statement from Jan. 28 Rocky Mount City Council meeting:

Thank you all for being here this afternoon. At our called meeting last week, I know some of you were disappointed that I did not comment. Since the council and I were dealing with a personnel issue and no action was taken, I was advised by the city attorney not to make any comments. However, as your mayor, I feel a need to make some comments today before we move to our next agenda item.

I have gotten numerous calls from people that feel like as mayor I can just make the decision to hire or fire the city manager, so I want to take a moment to explain how the city operates.

First, everyone needs to understand that the City Council does not run the city on a day-to-day basis. The City Council sets policy and approves the annual budget. In addition, the City Council may approve or disapprove of agenda items that come before them at a City Council meeting. When it comes to personnel, the City Council is involved only in the hiring or firing of the city manager, the city clerk and the city attorney. The final action with respect to other hiring and firing decisions rests with the city manager. As mayor and council, we explicitly are not allowed to be involved in Human Resource decisions. We operate this way as part of our city policy and city charter.

As mayor, most of you know that I preside at City Council meetings, but I do not have the right to vote unless required to break a tie. In my 11 years as your mayor, I cannot recall voting on a single matter. It is also true that any motion made by a councilmember requires a second and needs at least four votes to pass. However, I will tell you that probably 98 percent of the items that have been brought before this council for approval in my 11 years have been approved by a unanimous vote. We are a diverse city, and our councilmembers represent this diversity. While councilmembers represent the wards that elected them, they also make decisions that are in the best interest of the entire city.

I know that all the city councilmembers, as well as myself, have been listening to citizens’ concerns over the last two weeks. Citizen input is extremely important to all of us.

Please be aware that any decision made in regard to the city manager will not be made because of newspaper articles or social media posts but will be based on facts.

Our city manager, Rochelle Small-Toney, was the former city manager of Savannah. Some have questioned issues surrounding her former employment. The council was aware of these issues. Before hiring Mrs. Small-Toney, an investigation of these issues occurred. The council sent a retired police chief to Savannah to conduct an in-depth investigation. His finding indicated that any accusations were not substantiated. His investigation concluded that the issues were political in nature and not due to any real wrong doings.

When Mrs. Small-Toney was hired, she was the first city manager in at least 50 years who was not hired from within the city. At the time the manager’s position was posted, we did not have any internal candidates. Her selection by the council was based on many factors, including her 35 years of local government experience with hopes that she could bring new ideas and proven management practices to our city.

As far as some of the issues that the newspaper has highlighted, most of them are well within the scope of her job, such as:

1) The Police Chief Search -we have used the same method in the past. The final decision has always been made by the city manager. The process does not call for the assessment team to make recommendations. Team members score each candidate on different exercises that the candidate must complete. At the end of this process, each candidate has a final score. At no time in the process is there a final recommendation given by the assessment team.

2) The next one … Hiring City Employees -While everyone might not agree with some of the city manager’s decisions on the people she has hired for her team, these decisions are well within the scope of her role as city manager. When former city managers Steve Raper and Charles Penny were here, they both made hiring decisions about assistant city managers and department heads without consulting the city council.

3) The supposed Discrimination Law Suit- There was never a lawsuit as the newspaper’s headline alleged – the city did work out a settlement agreement with an employee, John Jesso, but there was not a lawsuit.

4) The Renovations – The council approved a budget this year that included some renovations to city hall. There has been a lot of deferred maintenance on city hall over the past years, especially during the recession, and there were repairs that needed to be done. Some of those repairs were needed in the city manager’s office and assistant manager’s offices. However, again the council does not make those decisions but would have approved overall renovations to City Hall in their 2019 Budget.

With all that said as your mayor, I have two major concerns.

1) City Employees and Moral- First, I want to assure our city employees that we expect our manager to create an employment atmosphere of collaboration and not intimidation. Each and every employee needs an opportunity for professional growth and a pathway to promotion. I am concerned that we have lost a number of employees with years of experience over the last year.

2) Has too much damage been done? I am not sure any city manager could be effective after this relentless media pressure. I believe that having the public’s trust is critical in managing the operations of the city, and when that trust is lost by employees and the public, it would be almost impossible to recover.

My last remark has to do with all of the positive things that are happening in our community. The city, along with other economic partners, have worked hard to bring new economic development and businesses to our area. Over the last year, I have gotten many unsolicited comments from people about how positive they feel about Rocky Mount and its future – better than they have felt in many years.

Unfortunately,16 straight days of negative press and an untold number of negative social media posts cannot be good for our city. Please, for the sake of our collective growth and prosperity …. press the pause button. Take a deep breath before you speak or write. Posting negative comments about your city is NOT going to help resolve this personnel issue. But, I can predict what it WILL DO. It will make it more difficult to retain and to recruit business and families to our community.

I know these are real concerns. I am not discounting any of them or your valuable input. Know this. I am equally concerned. But going forward as your mayor and council, we have to be careful that any decisions we now make or any actions we take in regard to this matter WILL NOT put our city, your city at risk.

I thank you for your continued support, your active interest in this current process, and I hope that everyone will be patient and allow us to work through this difficult issue.

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Hell Yeah It Is About Race Rocky Mount City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney Lynching

Someone sent me a message from the Telegram saying that black folk missed a golden opportunity to get their message out in support of the City Manager when they didn’t allow Lindell Kay to attend the meeting. Really! I said do you think black folk trust him? They said they understand but Lindell would have done them right. Really!

I have not seen one article that Lindell have written about that speak to the many white meetings that are taking place. This speaks to Lindell talking to the whites as Randy adcox speak about below.

Now this is hi la ri ous:And when the renovating of the city manager’s office suite results in a price tag exceeding the cost of some HOMES, and is done without the city council’s knowledge or authorization, this too would be a “fireable” offense in any “regular” job. The Telegram’s reporting on this issue has largely been the result of current and former city employees who approached reporter Lindell Kay, and provided information about what THEY saw and heard within the offices of city hall. As Lindell told me recently, he didn’t HAVE to “go digging for dirt” on RST, because people were calling and emailing HIM two and three times a day, with concerns about how our city government is being run. The people who work *with* and *for* RST, have provided the most damning evidence of the problems that have come to light. And these employees are not “racist white people”, but rather African American coworkers, who felt like the public “needed to know what was going on in City Hall”. Kudos to these brave current and former employees, who in some cases risked their livelihood, in order to bring the issues out into the open.”

So some black folk told him some stuff. Well the black folk I talked to didn’t tell me the same thing. Oh well. One thing I do know is that those black folk that told him have to be ignant as hell to trust in him with information about their workplace. Obviously they have a problem with the City Manager and they are afraid of losing their jobs probably due to having their way before she arrived. Yep I know some Safe Black Folk who will say things when they can’t have their way.

Randy Adcoxto Rocky Mount Concerned Citizens

At 4:00 tomorrow afternoon, the public will once again get an opportunity to see our city government at work. As the debate on whether our current city manager,Rochelle Small-Toney (RST) should “stay” or “go” continues, the battle lines are being drawn between those who support her, and those who feel she should be asked to resign.
During a gathering of RST supporters recently, it’s rumored plans were made to fill the city council chambers Monday, before those who feel she should be fired, can even take a seat. And not totally unexpected, it appears there are also those who are already planning to make this a “racial issue”, pitting the black citizens of Rocky Mount against the white citizens. This “drawing of the race card”, should be denounced by both supporters and opponents of Mrs. Small-Toney. Those who would allow race to be brought into this equation are ignoring evidence and testimony from current and former city employees, as well as “the numbers”. And “the numbers” don’t lie. When prior employers are “pushed out” and replaced by former friends of RST, and paid tens of thousands of dollars more for the SAME job, this is frankly, unjustifiable. When incompetence in ensuring proper documents are filed and submitted, results in the city losing THOUSANDS of dollars in grant monies, this would be in any *other* job, a “fireable offense”. And when the renovating of the city manager’s office suite results in a price tag exceeding the cost of some HOMES, and is done without the city council’s knowledge or authorization, this too would be a “fireable” offense in any “regular” job. The Telegram’s reporting on this issue has largely been the result of current and former city employees who approached reporter Lindell Kay, and provided information about what THEY saw and heard within the offices of city hall. As Lindell told me recently, he didn’t HAVE to “go digging for dirt” on RST, because people were calling and emailing HIM two and three times a day, with concerns about how our city government is being run. The people who work *with* and *for* RST, have provided the most damning evidence of the problems that have come to light. And these employees are not “racist white people”, but rather African American coworkers, who felt like the public “needed to know what was going on in City Hall”. Kudos to these brave current and former employees, who in some cases risked their livelihood, in order to bring the issues out into the open.
Tomorrow’s City Council meeting may very well be one of the most important public meetings in this city, in recent history. The City Council needs to know there is STILL strong public interest in this story, and that we won’t simply “let it go”. And truthfully, this story is much larger than just “what should we do about our city manager?”. Evidence has been uncovered that points to some very troubling decisions and actions by certain council members, and this city council needs to answer for those actions and decisions. It’s a safe bet that much of the “questionable” decisions and actions of *some* council members, were done with the knowledge and apparent consent of ALL of the other council members. In other words, if one is guilty and none of the others spoke out against the guilty party(ies), then they too, are “guilty”.
Tomorrow’s meeting starts at 4:00. It’s a safe bet that by 3:30, the room will be “full”, and no one else will be allowed inside the council chambers. Will YOU be there?

Rocky Mount City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney Under Fire Via Rocky Mount Telegram Timeline

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Louis Strickland Came After Me On The Rocky Mount Telegram Comments So I Decided To Do Some Research

White Privilege and/or Safe Black Folk tickles the hell out of me. I don’t know if this dude that makes the comments on the Rocky Mount Telegram is black or white and if they live in Rocky Mount.

On Friday night while at the basketball game I decided to look up Louis Strickland since he came after me and I posted my findings on my Facebook page. The following is all I could fine after doing a Voter’s Registration Look Up. Since Friday I see Louis (another person who make comments) mentioned this so it appears they are following my Blog, Facebook and/or Twitter and LinkedIn pages. I posted the following on my blog.

This is the only Louis Strickland in Nash County unless he does not vote.

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Louis Strickland and some other c’s come after me because I speak out and they have a problem with not being able to control this black man. Obviously they have me confused with some black men that they are used to. I ain’t the one.

Louis Strickland I don’t have to live in Rocky Mount and I don’t have to own any property to be able to speak out against c mess. I have family and friends who live in Rocky Mount and they have allowed me to speak for them. I have worked in Rocky Mount for the past 32 years as of January 26, 2019. I am a Life Paid Member and 2nd Vice President of the NAACP Rocky Mount Branch and this is our  Mission Statement. I have served as Vice Chair of N.E.E.D. Inc. back in the 90’s. I have been a community and political activist since the late 80’s early 90’s. I have invested much time and resources since that time and I will challenge anyone who wants to discredit me and the work I have been involved in over the years. I am currently a member of the Rocky Mount Human Relations Commission via the Rocky Mount NAACP.

I will continue to fight for equality for all in Edgecombe/Nash Counties but limited to all the days of my life.

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Ex-teacher charged with hitting student – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Gate Keeper’s response: Do anyone remember this video: Rocky Mount NC Middle Parent Question Her Daughter Being Harassed, Bullied And Possibly Assaulted

A former Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools teacher will appear in court Monday at the Rocky Mount Judicial Center to face charges of assault in connection with an incident that happened in her classroom in April 2018.

Jamie Dunn, 35, of Spring Hope, is charged with simple assault. She’s accused of using a closed fist to hit a 15-year-old female student on the arm on April 30 at Rocky Mount Middle School, according to her arrest warrant.

School district officials confirmed that Dunn was teaching English/Language Arts at the school last year. Dunn taught in the school district for more than 11 years.

Rocky Mount police Senior Officer Vickey Hussey, the school resource officer at Rocky Mount Middle School at the time of the incident, filed an initial report with Cpl. T.C. Wilder, who conducted the investigation, according to court information. Wilder issued a criminal summons to Dunn for simple assault, said Sgt. Brad Summerlin, public information officer for the Rocky Mount Police Department. (Read More)

Hillary Clinton Benghazi Investigation vs Trump-Russia Investigation

For those keeping track….

Hillary Clinton Benghazi “Investigation”
4 years
0 indictments
0 convictions

Hillary Clinton Email “Investigation”
2 years
0 indictments
0 convictions

Trump-Russia Investigation

15 months

34 Indictments/Charges (Individuals) (and counting)

3 Indictments/Charges (Companies)
5 GUILTY pleas (and counting)
4 CONVICTIONS (and counting)

Indicted: Roger Stone
Indicted: Paul Manafort
Indicted: Rick Gates
Indicted: George Papadopoulos
Indicted: Michael Flynn
Indicted: Michael Cohen
Indicted: Richard Pinedo
Indicted: Alex van der Zwaan
Indicted: Konstantin Kilimnik
Indicted: 12 Russian GRU officers
Indicted: Yevgeny Prigozhin
Indicted: Mikhail Burchik
Indicted: Aleksandra Krylova
Indicted: Anna Bogacheva
Indicted: Sergey Polozov
Indicted: Maria Bovda
Indicted: Dzheykhun Aslanov
Indicted: Vadim Podkopaev
Indicted: Irina Kaverzina
Indicted: Gleb Vasilchenko
Indicted: Internet Research Agency
Indicted: Concord Management

Guilty Plea: Michael Flynn
Guilty Plea: Michael Cohen
Guilty Plea: George Papadopolous
Guilty Plea: Richard Pinedo
Guilty Plea: Alex van der Zwaan
Guilty Plea: Rick Gates

Over 191 Criminal Charges (and counting):

Conspiracy against the USA (2 counts)
Conspiracy to launder money (2 counts)
Bank fraud (8 counts)
Bank fraud conspiracy (10 counts)
Subscribing to false tax returns (10 counts)
Making false statements (6 counts)
Failure to file reports of foreign bank accounts (14 counts)
Unregistered agent of a foreign principal (2 counts)
False FARA statements (2 counts)
Subscribing to false tax returns (10 counts)

Assisting in preparation of false tax documents (5 counts)
Conspiracy to defraud the United States (13 counts)
Conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud (2 counts)
Aggravated identity theft (24 counts)

Resource: From the page of Chris Rey

Received An Inbox From A Retired White Educator In Reference To My Letter To Editor Letter to the Editor: Trust council to do the right thing

I found the following to be very interesting and you should too. This white lady had the audacity to post in my inbox when we are not friends on Facebook. Should make you think about who are educating our children.

Joan Holder Weeks – she has me blocked so that when I click on her name now it does not take me to her page but you probably can. What has happened is she has been EXPOSED because 2 people sent me a link from her page that she talked about Rev. Roosevelt Higgs and myself that was in the Telegram Dems spar over sheriff pickThe comments are good. It appears that they didn’t support the Democratic Candidates but she is a registered Democrat. So it appears that Joan has had a problem with me for quite sometime but I also wonder does she have a problem with the Edgecombe County Sheriff Department.

No one cares about what you think of white folks but people like you. Small-Toney’s record speaks for itself. Citizens of the rocky Mount city limits were under the leadership of Charles Penny and not one bone was made about it. It’s people like you, Andre Knight that cause the division between the black and white communities. I worked in the Nash/Rocky Mount Public Schools for 30 years. I’ve had black and white children mostly black. Especially when I first started out in the Rocky Mount City Schools. I worked 19 years at that particular school and the demographics were 98% black. As the years went on it was all black. I loved every child I taught. Now it is people like you who causes division. I thought twice about sending this message to you. I am sick and tired of your awful words about how white folks have a problem. It’s you we have the problems with. God frowns upon troublemakers. You Curmilus Dancy are both a troublemaker and a bigot.

Kiss my troublemaker bigot ass!

You can now call each other and see information like Active Status and when you’ve read messages.

Ass all over!

Glad all blacks aren’t like you!!!!!!!!

Got more? Get it all off your chest so you can sleep tonight.

I sleep well when I go to sleep thank you. Unlike you I have a peace that passeth all understanding. I’m not a divider. I love people. At least I can go to sleep knowing I God is pleased with me. You need to get right with the Lord so He will take all this hatred from you. Something is wrong with people like you. I will pray for you. Go to sleep tonight knowing that someone out there is praying for you.

Yep because they have to go between the ribs to get to the lung. They don’t put you to sleep and they have to watch about how much they drain because when you drain to much it is really painful. It happened to her when they drained her in the hospital. The nurse was draining her and she could feel it getting low and she hollowed stop he was a little slow in stopping. She said she never had anything that hurt her as bad. Next time she will know what to expect when they do it with a needle. We are using a drainage bottle that has suction we hook the tubes together and it pulls the fluid from her lung (right lung). When she says she feels it we stop. That way there is no pain.

you can see a video on YouTube, it’s a Pleurx tube

Whoops that was meant for you. I put you in a group so others can read. Forgot to take you out. You wouldn’t care anyway.

Whoops Wasn’t meant for you

Wow! Put me in a group. White Privilege! I w onder what kind of grouping did you do those black children?

I loved those black children if I didn’t I wouldn’t have stayed they for 19 years. You are in the hatred group. God is going to have a hay day with you at your judgment. Praying for you. As far as white privilege I’ve worked for every thing I have. God has blessed me. Has nothing to do with being privileged. It’s called work for it. And thanking God for it. I wanted others to see you for WHAT you are. Which they read your how do you say it “ignant” in the paper. Praying for you to get over hatred and to use your energy in a more positive way. Just to let you know I can keep this up as long as you. But…..as someone in the “group” said you aren’t worth the effect. I disagree because you believe God can change people and He can change you just like he did Saul on the road to Damascus. So remember I am praying for you. Because some of us white people do pray for black and white, all people. So I will leave you with that.

Really! That was a job. Many folk stay on even when they are not happy. Let it flow!

6:50 PM

You can say all you want. You “ain’t gonna still my happiness.” You a psychologist/psychiatrist now? Do you read tea leaves?

Bye I will remember you in my prayers!!!!

This is in response to my letter to editor: Letter to the Editor: Trust council to do the right thing

Letter to the Editor: Trust council to do the right thing – Rocky Mount Telegram

Note: Read the entire article on The Rocky Mount Telegram and the comments at the end.

Over the past several weeks there has been an attack on Rocky Mount City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney.

When Small-Toney was up for the next city manager, there was lots of feedback from some in the community that did some research on her background. But does a person deserve a second chance? Everyone wants a second chance.

Since Small-Toney has been in Rocky Mount I have observed her and she seemed to have been professional about what she was saying. Some things are documented but then one must be able to align the documented up with the policy and procedures to see if she is out of compliance. I don’t know what is to be true or false so I will have to rely on the response from the council as to how they move forward with or without Small-Toney. I will fact check all sides if the resources are made available. What I will not do is to act on emotions without having all the facts.

I am having a flashback with all this activity because I am reminded of how white folk were in charge and black folk were not given jobs or promotions just because they were black. What I do know is the Rocky Mount City Council used to be majority white. The department heads used to be majority white. Times have changed but sadly some folks have not because some white folks have a problem with working under black folks’ authority. (Read more)

After A Murder They Run To Facebook With All The Answers

Some Folk tickles the hell out of me after a murder take place.

Damn where we you before now?

Damn act as if you are somebody with your pretty words as if you done figured something out. When you post about how you saved a person feom being murdered then you will have done something.

You get up here and talk about what the Mayor ain’t doing, what the council ain’t doing, what the police ain’t doing and what I ain’t doing so what have you done?

Ya’ll be playing upon folk intelligence even during the time of morning.

After a murder they tun to facebook with all the answers. Really?

My Opinion On The Rocky Mount City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney Attack

Over the past several weeks there has been an attack on the Rocky Mount City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney. The following is my opinion and I stand by it.

When Small-Toney was up for the next city manager there was lots of feedback from some in the community that did some research on her background. Wow! What a back ground. But does a person deserve a 2nd chance? Everyone wants a 2nd chance because most of us have a track record.

Since Small-Toney has been in Rocky Mount, I have attended several meetings and I have not had any dealings with her. I have spoken and kept moving. I have observed her, and she seemed to have been professional about what she was saying but to see what she was doing is another thing. Some things are documented but then one must be able to align the documented up with the policy and procedures to see if she is out of compliance. I don’t know what is to be true and or false so I will have to rely on the response from the council as to how they move forward with or without Small-Toney. I then can fact check all sides if the resources are made available. What I will not do is to act on emotions without having all the facts which is the norm for the majority of folk who have no clue as to how politics work.

I am having a flashback with all this activity because I am reminded of how white folk were in charge and black folk were not given jobs/promotions just because they were black. What I do know is the Rocky Mount City Council used to be a majority white. The department heads used to be a majority white. Times have changed but sadly some folk have not because some white folk have a problem with working under black folk authority.

I understand the concerns such as the hiring of a police chief. But did she have the right to deny the candidate recommended? I don’t know the answer. I understand the concerns about how monies have been spent on the remodeling of her office, but do she have a budget for that? I understand the concerns about department heads living outside of the city so is she responsible for that? So, does these things warrant the firing of Small-Toney or some type of reprimand if one is necessary?

I will attend the council meeting on next Monday to see what unfold during the meeting. I will receive whatever takes place and I will examine if the council does the right thing per the facts as presented. I will then give my opinion on how the process was handled however I trust and believe the council will do the right thing.

Curmilus Dancy II