This Is About As Ignant As It Gets

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AFTER GEORGE FLOYD Ben & Jerry’s is the latest brand to pull ads from Facebook “There’s never been pressure on Facebook like there is right now," one tech expert said.

The Political Agitator’s response: It is a damn shame Facebook has put me in jail for 30 days 1st time ended May 23 and then another 30 day that end on July 3. Both what they showed me makes no sense. But it is my opinion that they real reason they are putting me in jail is because my haters are reporting my posts because they don’t like my boldness calling out Ignant Racist Special Cs. However I call out Ignant Safe Negro Black Folk also.

June 22, 2020, 5:34 PM EDT / Updated June 23, 2020, 7:46 PM EDT

By Claire Atkinson

As mass social justice protests push for change across America, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and retailer Eddie Bauer are the latest in a string of brands to pull their advertising from Facebook, joining the likes of Patagonia, The North Face and REI in an activist campaign forcing the social network to counteract hate speech on its platform.

In a statement shared with NBC News, a spokesman for the Unilever-owned ice cream brand said: “Ben & Jerry’s stands with our friends at the  NAACP  and  Color of Change, the  ADL, and all those calling for Facebook to  take stronger action to  stop  its platforms  from being  used to divide our nation, suppress voters, foment and fan the flames of racism and violence, and undermine our democracy. ”

“We call on Facebook, Inc. to take the clear and unequivocal actions called for by the campaign to stop its platform from being used to spread and amplify racism and hate,” the statement continued.

Adventure clothing retailer Arc’teryx and Magnolia Pictures, an independent film distributor behind the Oscar-nominated movie “I Am Not Your Negro,” also pledged to halt their advertising on Facebook and Instagram in support of the Stop Hate for Profit campaign. (Read more)

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Senator Erica D. Smith Newsletter June 23, 2020

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Greetings Constituents and Friends,

It continues to be my honor to represent you in the North Carolina General Assembly. From the bottom of my heart, I hope this message finds you and your loved ones doing well. Sending best wishes to you for good health and safety. I look forward to continued advocacy on behalf of Senate District 3 and being your voice in the legislature. 

Please refer to the North Carolina General Assembly website for legislative updates and other pertinent information. The North Carolina state government website is also helpful in providing in-depth information regarding our state resources. The full legislative calendar can be found here

Of course, please don’t hesitate to contact our office with any questions you may have and feel free to forward this good news to your family and friends so they can stay in the loop as to what is going on in our district and great state.



Sincerely,

Senator Erica D. Smith

COVID-19 Update

There continues to be an uncontrolled rise in the number of coronavirus cases within our state since the beginning of June.

As of the 19th, the use of a mask in public spaces has become mandatory in Raleigh, Durham, and Knightdale. Numerous other cities are starting to consider implementing similar mandates. Even if it is not mandatory in your city or county, it is always better to err on the side of caution. Continue to wash your hands frequently, wear a mask over your nose and mouth when in public, and social distance at least 6 feet apart from others.

Please continue to do your part in protecting yourself and your community during these times.

Senatorial Statement Regarding Juneteenth

Second Chance Act

Last week, the Senate unanimously passed SB 562 or The Second Chance Act. The bill is designed to allow more people to have their criminal records cleared depending on the circumstances. I cosponsored this bill in April because, as a legislator, I see firsthand that the effects of the prison industrial complex do not end once an individual is freed.

Unfortunately, we live in a country that is quick to imprison citizens and slow to provide assistance to those struggling to regain stability upon release. The bill merely scrapes at the surface of America’s poisonous prison industrial complex; however, it is a start to helping our citizens reclaim their life after incarceration.

The reason why the nation’s recidivism rates are so high is because we offer no opportunities for redemption. People are forced to bear the burden of their past mistakes for the rest of their lives and are treated as second -class citizens as a result. How can our society expect citizens to be fully functioning members of society when they are refused jobs, have limited housing options, and are robbed of their political voice?

Bills like the Second Chance Act are steps in the right direction, but we still have a lot of work to do. Our criminal justice system needs reform that goes far beyond state and federal level lawmaking: it requires a shift in the way that our nation views incarceration and law enforcement. We will only start to see palpable change once we collectively recognize the value and contributions of our fellow citizens.

 

Bill Spotlight

Every week, this section will feature a notable bill that I have filed. This week, the bill that I am highlighting is SB 854. This bill is an act to direct the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Transportation to conduct disparities studies regarding the letting of contracts and to appropriate funds.

Under this bill, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services shall perform an internal disparity analysis on procurements and contracting regarding the use of Minority and Women-Owned Businesses in contracting to test, trace, and track COVID-19.

This bill would also require the Secretary of the Department of Transportation to report an internal disparity analysis on procurement and contracting regarding the use of Minority and Women-Owned Businesses in contracting highway construction contracts. DOT is required to do this by a previous statute and to report every five years. DOT did not report in 2019, so this provision would require them to report through July 2020

$10,000 would be allocated to each department from the General Fund in order to execute these responsibilities.

The pandemic and current social justice movements have shed a light on the persistent disparities within the nation that prevent certain groups from fully prospering. The unique problems that we are currently facing as a people require diverse perspectives to solve.The best way to ensure equity among people is to internally question whether we are doing enough to . It is crucial that we make diversity a priority within our government entities. By calling DHHS and DOT to come forth with this data, I hope to encourage the introspection that is necessary to guarantee that our governmental bodies are truly dedicated to representing ALL people within our great state.

To view the bill, click here

Legislation I Filed in May 2020

SB 763 – Pay Equity for Essential Employees.

Allows for a deduction of a percentage of income that is earned by an essential employee and derived from activities for which the employee is deemed essential during the period of March 28, 2020, to December 31, 2020. Defines essential employee to mean an employee working in a critical infrastructure sector identified in the specified federal advisory list published by the federal Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency. Sets the percentage at 50% for the first $110,000 of income, and 70% for the remainder.

SB 776 – COVID-19 Small Farmer Relief.

Provides funds NC State University for the Food Processing Innovation Center and NC A&T State University for the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Extension and Farm Pavilion. Requires the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to establish partnerships to bring together nonprofit organizations that connect small family farms to food banks and to retail farmers markets and associated local Cooperative Extension Service offices. Requires the partnership to work to limit crop and livestock losses from supply chain interruptions due to COVID-19 and natural disasters.

SB 784 – Online Orientation/Training for the Public.

Allocates Aid to Public Libraries Fund to provide directed grants to public libraries for training and support to the general public on internet usage and safety, with emphasis on populations less familiar with the internet usage necessary to meet social distancing requirements and respond to the impacts from the coronavirus disease 2019. Requires public libraries to use grants funds to engage in partnerships and use the resources available from specified entities to provide the online orientation and training programs to the general public.

SB 790 (= HB 1217) – HBCU/HMSI Funds/Doct. Prog./Teaching Fellows.

States NCGA findings and appropriates $20 million in additional recurring funds from the General Fund to the UNC Board of Governors to be allocated the following universities for 10 fiscal years, from 2020-21 until 2029-30: NC Central University, NC A&T State University, Fayetteville State University, Winston-Salem State University, and Elizabeth City State University. Allows the funds to be used for scholarships, faculty recruitment, course development, and general operational support.

Appropriates $10 million in additional recurring funds for 2020-21 from the General Fund to the UNC Board of Governors to be allocated to NC A&T State University to support its doctoral programs. Requires the funds to be used to support new faculty and graduate student services for the doctoral programs, including the specified fields.

Appropriates $10 million in additional recurring funds for 2020-21 from the General Fund to the UNC Board of Governors to be allocated to NC Central University to support its doctoral programs. Requires the funds to be used to support new faculty and graduate student services for doctoral programs, including the specified fields.

Amends GS 116-209.62 by removing the cap (was 5) on the number of institutions with which the NC Teaching Fellows Program is to be administered. Requires that at least the following be selected to participate in the Teaching Fellows Program: (1) one UNC constituent institution and one private postsecondary institution that are designated as Historically Black Colleges and Universities and (2) one women’s college that primarily enrolls a female student population.

SB 819 (= SB 8) – Authorize Teacher-Gov’t Emp’ee Housing/Bertie.

Section 2, as amended, enacting new Section 2.1, granting the Windsor Township Development Commission (Commission) the authority to acquire and hold title to real and personal property, and to borrow money and incur debt, for public purposes, including the construction and maintaining of affordable rental housing units for employees of Bertie County, Bertie County schools, the Town of Windsor, and State employees residing in Bertie County. Grants the Commission the authority to enter into leases, management agreements, and similar arrangements with Bertie County to manage, lease, and maintain these rental housing units. Grants the Commission the authority to accept grants or donations of money contributed for public purposes.

Grants Bertie County the authority to enter into leases, management agreements, or similar arrangements with the Commission for the County to manage, lease, and maintain these rental housing units. Directs Bertie County to restrict the rental of these units to Bertie County Public Schools teachers and employees, unless units cannot be filled by school employees, in which case units are to be rented to employees of Bertie County, the Town of Windsor, and State employees residing in Bertie County.

SB 844 (= HB 1206) – Student Mental Health Well-Being/COVID-19.

Appropriates $480 million in recurring funds for 2020-21 from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction to increase the Instructional Support Allotment. Requires that the funds be used to establish a tiered system of support for students by increasing positions for the following school mental health support personnel: (1) at least one school psychologist for every 700 students; (2) at least one school counselor for every 250 students; and (3) at least one school social worker for every 400 students. States the NCGA’s intent that the funds supplement and not supplant any funds already provided for school psychologists, school counselors, and school social workers

SB 860 – Support Inmate/Juvenile Release to Community.

Requires the Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice to: (1) develop a plan for the release to the community of offenders that are serving a sentence for a nonviolent crime, suffering from a medical diagnosis that compromises the offender’s immune system, near release, or juveniles; (2) develop a plan regarding future response efforts for an emergency related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19); and (3) develop a plan for the implementation of Extending the Limits of Confinement (ELC) policy to increase the number of nonviolent offenders being released to community supervision. Requires the plans to be submitted to the specified NCGA committee by September 1, 2020. Appropriates $10 million in nonrecurring funds for 2020-21 from the General Fund to the Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice, for electronic monitoring services, community corrections staffing, and other costs associated with the release of offenders to the community upon the implementation of the plans required in this act.

Appropriates $1.8 million in nonrecurring funds for 2020-21 from the General Fund to the Department of Public Safety to help previously incarcerated individuals transition into their community following their release. Requires the funds to be allocated to the 18 specified reentry councils and roundtables in the amount of $100,000 each.

Events

Warren County

The SNAP van will be coming to Warren County June 30th for any resident who wants their dog or cat spayed or neutered. YOU MUST come by the Animal Ark to purchase a voucher, $10 for cats and $20 for dogs, and then call SNAP to set up an appointment. the Ark is open Monday through Friday 11-4 to the public. Please call the shelter if you have any questions, 252-257-6137

Northampton County

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State rehires probation officer after alleged affair with probationer

Between sips of his milkshake at the McDonald's in Nashville last week, Jamey Wilkins talks about representing himself in his lawsuit against the Nash County jail and his extortion charge involving an allegation against a state probation officer.

Between sips of his milkshake at the McDonald’s in Nashville last week, Jamey Wilkins talks about representing himself in his lawsuit against the Nash County jail and his extortion charge involving an allegation against a state probation officer.

By Lindell J. Kay | lkay@springhopeenterprise.com | 252-265-8117

NASHVILLE — A Rocky Mount man charged with extortion for confronting a female probation officer over a purported tryst with one of her probationers is upset the state quietly rehired her to work in another county after her separation last year.

Jamey Lamont Wilkins, 39, was serving probation in June 2019 when he handed a note to his probation officer during a home visit. The note describes an alleged sexual encounter between Probation Officer Meredith Boyd and a probationer related to Wilkins.

Boyd immediately reported the note to her supervisor and officers revoked Wilkins’ probation and charged him with extortion. He was placed in the Nash County Detention Center.

Boyd, hired in Nash County in 2016, was separated from employment Oct. 7. The N.C. Department of Public Safety rehired her Jan. 27 at the same salary to serve as a probation officer in Wayne County. (Read more)

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Rocky Mount NC – Daniels appointed to NCCCMA Executive Committee

Rocky Mount, N.C. – City of Rocky Mount Assistant City Manager Elton Daniels will serve a one-year term as Secretary/Treasurer of the North Carolina City/County Management Association. The NCCMA is one of the larger local government associations in the country. It has existed since 1938 and is the professional association for city and county managers and assistant managers who work to improve the quality of local government throughout the state.
Daniels has been a member of the NCCCMA for more than a decade. He joined the city of Rocky Mount as Parks and Recreation Director in February 2019. He has served as assistant city manager since November 2019. He has previously served as Town Manager of Selma and Assistant County Manager of Franklin County.
“I am extremely honored to serve in this capacity as it will assist my personal professional growth as well as give the city of Rocky Mount a seat at the table on the state’s largest local government professional organization,” Daniels said. “I am thankful for the support and vote of confidence by my peers, and I look forward to the opportunity to serve our state and city.”
About Rocky Mount The city of Rocky Mount, located in the Coastal Plains of North Carolina, was incorporated in 1867 and lies in Edgecombe and Nash Counties. Rocky Mount is a two-time All-America City on the Tar River. Serving as the Gateway to Eastern North Carolina, the city’s 875 employees serve approximately 58,000 residents daily.
 
The city’s mission is to advance community well-being, safety and quality of life by delivering excellent public services and actively collaborating with the community towards a fulfilling and inspired future for its citizens. As a publicly-owned utility, the city of Rocky Mount is committed to safe, reliable service for its customers and operates in Nash and Edgecombe counties, providing customers with electricity, natural gas, water, wastewater (sewer), refuse, recycling and/or stormwater services.  To learn more, visit http://www.rockymountnc.gov for news and updates.

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Office of Communications and Marketing
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Rocky Mount NC City Council Meeting Monday June 22, 2020

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Mike Skinner’s son said Bubba Wallace should’ve been dragged ‘around the pits’ with noose | News Break

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Mike Skinner's son said Bubba Wallace should've been dragged 'around the pits' with noose

Dustin Skinner, the son of former NASCAR star Mike Skinner, has apologized for a troubling post on social media after a noose was found in Bubba Wallace’s garage Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. (Read more)

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Question: If You Wear A Mask And Social Distance Should You Be Tested?

1. If you wear a mask and be around others who do not should you be tested for COVID-19? Yes or No

2. If you do not wear a mask and go places should you be tested for COVID-19? Yes or No

3. Do you feel it is safe to go out to Restaurants and eat in and everyone do not have masks on while eating should you be tested for COVID-19? Yes or No

4. Do you feel that it is safe to go to churches and not wear mask should you be tested for COVID-19? Yes or No

5. Do you feel wearing a mask is a best practice and have kept the majority of folk from contracting COVID-19? Yes or No

6. Do you feel Social Distancing without a mask is just as good as wearing a mask? Yes or No

7. Do you feel Governor Roy Cooper is making the decisions he makes without listening to his staff’s recommendation? Yes or No

8. Do you want to go back to normal today and forget that there is such a thing as COVID-19? Yes or No 

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Tarboro NC – Highway 55 So What Is Up With That?

imageHighway 55 so what is up with that? Could you elaborate more?
Are you trying to be funny or are you mad? I am asking for me.

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