Damn was the sympathy for Tarboro Police or George Floyd and the others who have been killed recently by police? Asking for me!
So one day defines true leadership? Really!
Edgecombe County is majority Black.
Covid-19 and George Floyd have both shown me where people mindsets are be they Black, Brown, White and other especially Pastors, Police, Rescue and citizens. Now I know folk and already knew but in this season others received confirmation from what I have been saying.
I have been told that Edgecombe County Sheriff Office were not invited to the meeting for the planning of protest today. Now who in Edgecombe County is more prepared for protesting than Sheriff Clee Atkinson who have worked for Republican Governor Pat McCrory and current Democratic Governor Roy Cooper.
I understand that the majority of the officers present were Caucasians and I also heard that some were from Nashville Police Department.
Where was the real agenda today in Tarboro?
How many Blacks hold command staff positions under Chief Jesse Webb watch?
I wonder what is in place when hiring LEOs that have left the Sheriff Office and hired by Tarboro Police Department.
Where was the conversation about the Confederate Monument/s in Tarboro NC?
Can someone please tell me how this sympathy walk corresponds with addressing Police Brutality/Murders across the nation?
Did not this sympathy walk come out of someone asking why Tarboro didn’t have a march like Rocky Mount did on last Sunday? Rocky Mount met at the Confederate Monument and then they demanded that the Confederate Monument be removed from the current location.
The following was posted on Social Media and as I read it I was trying to figure out what was accomplished today. So where are the photos of the community?
However the moment should not be about photo-ops and pretty words but should be about a movement.
I am going to see how many folk march down to the Tarboro City Council meeting on Monday June 8 to hold the councilmembers accountable and to demand that certain things are asked to be put in place especially when it comes to the Police Department and other. There should have been a resolution put in place to be delivered.
TRUE example of leadership.
Tarboro Police Department
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*****YOU ARE AWESOME*****
Absolutely incredible!! Never have I been more proud to serve the men and women of the Tarboro Police Department, the extraordinary citizens of Tarboro, and our community! Today’s “Sympathy Walk with a Commitment to Change” was an opportunity to foster unity, comfort the afflicted, and begin the healing process for mending broken wounds. I am deeply humbled by the overwhelming show of support that was extended to our men and women in uniform and equally humbled by the cries for change associated with a criminal justice system that is obviously broken. For those who listened to my brief comments earlier, your voice is being heard and we are committed to helping create the positive change that is so desperately needed in our Nation.
Realizing that I may be a little bias in my opinions, I have no doubt that Tarboro is well poised to serve as a model for such change well beyond the borders of our community. If you attended today’s event, I feel confident that you will agree with me. With a faith to love and not hate, seeking understanding rather than division, and pursuing equitable accountability for all, there is nothing that can stop us from overcoming the differences that continue to bind us. Today, you showed up, you spoke up, and we united. May we now commit to these same ideals moving forward and put action to word. On behalf of the Tarboro Police Department, I have already made the commitment to create a culture of positive change for all citizens of Tarboro. Will you now join us in doing the same.
What an honor and blessing it is to serve you!
Chief Jesse Webb
Curmilus Butch Dancy II 2020