I was sent the following article by Carl Benson posted on his Facebook page from someone since they had seen how he responded to my post that I had commented about Garland on the Rocky Mount Telegram. I visited his page and I found it to be legit. I responded since he responded to my post on Tarboro, 27886 Facebook page.
The Town of Tarboro Police Chief does not deserve the treatment that he receive from Garland and his supporters.
See my response to Carl in ().
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What has Garland Shepheard done for Ward 8? That question keeps coming up, although we never hear anyone asking what the other incumbent candidates have done for their wards or for the town.
(Really? So what has that got to do with them questioning Garland distractions during the meetings? Justify his mess as it relates to him going after the Tarboro Police Chief who just happens to be black.
Why don’t you ask the question about the other council members or is that too hard for you. But what ain’t hard is you trying to defend Garland. SMH!)
For one thing, when some of his constituents in Forest Acres had a problem with the canal that runs along the railroad tracks they were told by the town that it was railroad property and there was nothing the town could do. Even though the town drains storm water into that canal further upstream, there was nothing they could do. Garland was contacted and he managed to contact someone with the railroad who took care of the problem. The town couldn’t manage to do that but Garland could. Something is just not right there.
Garland has also made it a point to try to get the town to maintain our parks, recreation areas and other facilities. If he hadn’t complained about the front steps of the town hall someone could have been hurt by now tripping on the crumbling steps. And, if not for his questioning of staff and other council members, we’d never read about the few things that do get covered by the local media.
(Really? The meetings are public so why do folk rely on the media, why not go to the meetings? With the bias reporting of some of the media especially in The Edgecombe Tribune, because he support Garland as well, folk ain’t getting it all. One thing about it when I report I video so folk can get my spin and I make it available on video so they can see it for themselves. That is how I roll!)
Garland Shepheard questions the actions and motives of staff and council and some don’t like it.
(Really? I have been to the meetings and he has gone on and on about nothing and the vote has been taken and he be outnumbered but he keep going and on as if the vote is going to change. Not just that night but he continues to bring up mess that is a done deal. Why? Because he is speaking for folk like you and his other supporters that he is faithfully representing.
But anyone in their right mind ought to have a problem with him not questioning Nobles and the previous staff. So what folk are suppose to forget that? Oh heck no! Who have got away with the mess that they did?)
Now some are claiming that he has tried to block an investigation into the retired town manager. Yes, he’s not just a former town manager he’s the retired town manager and the only retired manager in 50 years or more. We’ve had quite a few “former” managers.
(What? Oh but only if the investigation had gone back to some of the other managers and that may would shock some folk as well.)
But let’s get back on point. Garland Shepheard never voted to block anything. He voted not to send an incomplete report by a private investigator, who hadn’t even interviewed the department heads to determine if they ever received any of the items listed as “questionable” expenditures and never talked with the subject of the investigation, to the state auditor. Garland was asking for at least some semblance of a competent investigation before taking that action. Had such evidence been found that may have affected his vote. After two years of dragging Tarboro and a respected manager through the mud, apparently there was no such evidence to be found. At least he didn’t release a confidential report from a closed council session about a personnel matter to the local media!
( Wow! The audit speaks for itself so you can attempt to twist it, roll up, chew it and whatever.)
Now let’s address this horse manure being spewed about our retired manager. Everything in the state auditor’s report has been investigated and reviewed by those competent to prosecute such cases. There was NO evidence of criminal activity found.
(Okay they say it was not criminal and we have to accept that but it does not look good, however it does not change the fact that it was found to be unethical http://icma.org/en/icma/newsroom/highlights/Article/105933/Executive_Board_Issues_Sanctions_for_Ethics_Violations so we are past the point of the criminal activity but the unethical piece will never go away as long as Garland continues to disrupt the meetings with mess. Now if he brings up legitimate stuff and it goes through motion and it moves on, then fine but I have seen him go on and on and on about nothing and like I said he didn’t have the numbers so he lost his fight. Anyone who supports one who does unethical mess obviously feel it is okay to act in such a way in which that is what I am saying along with some others.)
If you’ll bring yourself to review the appropriate NC General Statutes that means there was no malfeasance and no conversion of town funds or property for personnel use.
(I have a copy of the audit report with written documentation and the photos of some of the things in question so until someone can show me that the documentation and the photos are not true, I stand by how I feel about this issue. I don’t support dirty politics and never will.)
All of that is illegal. Now some of us who know what the hell we’re talking about in these matters tried to tell you know-it-alls this to no avail. Council was told by people who are paid to know that there was no actionable conduct prior to the vote to request the state auditor’s involvement. But to some facts just don’t matter. Garland WAS right and now it IS time to move on. I’m sure the same self-claimed experts will just keep right on though.
(Anyone who support anyone who has been sanctioned for unethical violations then they have some serious issues. So folk in Ward 8 if you want to vote for folk who support UNETHICAL ACTIVITY then Garland is the man. I ain’t mad with you, I am just talking about the facts as presented as it relates to the audit report and the sanctions for ethics violation. This is my opinion based on these 2 factors and not others opinion be they agree or disagree with me.)
If you’ll bring yourself to review the appropriate NC General Statutes that means there was no malfeasance and no conversion of town funds or property for personnel use. All of that is illegal. Now some of us who know what the hell we’re talking about in these matters tried to tell you know-it-alls this to no avail. Council was told by people who are paid to know that there was no actionable conduct prior to the vote to request the state auditor’s involvement. But to some facts just don’t matter. Garland WAS right and now it IS time to move on. I’m sure the same self-claimed experts will just keep right on though.
Yesterday at 8:23am · Pinetops, NC · Edited
“I gain nothing by being a town councilman,” said Shepheard, the sergeant-at-arms for the N.C. House who lives on Hope Lodge Street. “I’m doing this because I care about the town of Tarboro.” The Rocky Mount Telegram
Really? Who else gains anything that are on the council however you support some that I feel have gained much especially the report that I read involving Nobles and the mayor. Obviously you are gaining something because you have stood up for them and see nothing wrong with the report as if that kind of activity involving them should be the norm.
I find it so funny how you continue to question money that is in the budget as it relates to the police chief who just happens to be black but see nothing wrong with the report as it relates to Nobles and the mayor.
No Likes are necessary!
The Rocky Mount Telegram
“I gain nothing by being a town councilman,” said Shepheard, the sergeant-at-arms for the N.C. House who lives on Hope Lodge Street. “I’m doing this because I care about the town of Tarboro.”