Candidate filing period wraps up – Rocky Mount Telegram (LJK)

NASHVILLE — Every race for the Rocky Mount City Council will be contested this year as candidate filing wraps up in the Twin Counties.

Robert Cordell filed to run for the Ward 5 seat opened by the decision by Councilman Tom Rogers not to run for re-election.

Cordell said he has a 30-point platform he is ready to share. He faces Lige Daughtridge for the seat.

Cordell joins 38 candidates filing this week, making for a total of 100 municipal candidates in Nash and Edgecombe counties since filing began July 5.

Castalia will see an extended filing period as one town board seat lacks a single candidate. The Nash County Board of Elections voted to extend the deadline another five days to noon Friday. (Read more)

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This is about Uniting & Exposure! Black Folk Don’t Get Distracted!

I blame the Special Cs for this because of their mess about Uniting, LoveRockyMount, I mean One Rocky Mount and all that mess about our Black leaders. You see some Black folk got distracted and this is what happens one get caught up.

Black folk you better wake the hell up because Trump want to send you back and so does his Special C supporters.

When We Unite, When We Fight We Win!

Although the subject is Tarrick Pittman the Exposure of the Special Cs is the main thang!

Don’t get it twisted!

Maybe Tarrick will get the message that he need to do like Johnny Cunningham recognize and understand the bigger picture. He should not be about us against us but them against us!

Now somebody missed that!

These Special Cs are dangerous! Remember how they have tried to discredit me and even trying to bring my place of employment in it. They love to bully folk.

I ain’t the damn one!

I ain’t mad with anyone!

Breaking News – Judge Ruled On Monday July 15, 2019 In Civil Court That Rocky Mount City Council Candidate Must Pay $15,320.00

This story like so many is personal to me because when it comes to politics, I try to keep us out of the spotlight especially Black candidates. You see things like this don’t look good for Black candidates who seek offices because some folk will try to make it appear that all Black folk have issues.

I try to reach out to candidates and I reached out to this guy but he ignored me. What folk can’t say is I don’t try to talk to them but I can’t make them listen so when they go down, they need to think about those friends and associates who allowed them to run and then make the news. I tell them politics will open them and their family up for scrutiny. I tell them the timing must be right because you could be committing political suicide if you should lose and want to run again in the future. But my haters try to turn folk against me by trying to discredit me when I be trying to help them.

I didn’t know this guy and actually he came up to me during a meeting and introduced himself and hugged me. We had talked in Facebook Messenger and I was hoping we were going to talk again. We did talk a little over a week ago at an event and I told him to call me so we could talk more. Well that didn’t happen and several days ago when I addressed him on Facebook he Unfriended me. So now we are here.

The City Of Rocky Mount was granted the property at 150 E. Thomas St. Rocky Mount, NC 27801 located on the Douglas Block area.

The property was occupied by Cool Geeks owner Tarrick Pittman and he must pay the city in the amount of $15,320.00 in owed rent.

In May The Rocky Mount Telegram edition this is what Lindell John Kay reported, “Judge recuses self from city lawsuit.”

A state judge has removed himself from a case involving a candidate for the Rocky Mount City Council.

Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Quentin Sumner recused himself this week in the lawsuit-countersuit of City of Rocky Mount v. Tarrick Pittman.

Sumner didn’t include a reason for his recusal in the court file and couldn’t be reached for comment Wednesday afternoon.

The case involves Pittman — now a candidate for Ward 1— refusing to pay rent in the city-owned building where he is a tenant until mold remediation is completed.

City Attorney Jep Rose said the status of the case remains the same and the case will be rescheduled by another judge.

Pittman said he’s been advised by his attorney not to comment other than to say he’s looking forward to his day in court.

Pittman is president of the Downtown Merchants Association and a member of the Central City Revitalization Panel. He owns and operates CoolGeeks, a computer repair shop.

Since December 2016, Pittman’s business has been housed in the Manhattan Building on East Thomas Street on the Douglas Block in downtown Rocky Mount.

The building has mold due to water intrusion. The city, which owns the property, has sued Pittman for withholding rent. Pittman counter-sued the city for breach of rental contract.

The legal action began in small claims court then moved up to state Superior Court.

The city is suing Pittman for $9,000; Pittman counter-sued for roughly the same amount.

Pittman previously said he isn’t just a guy who won’t pay his rent. He said he’s standing up to City Hall and defending the Douglas Block.

“The rent money is set aside in a bank account,” Pittman told the Telegram in January. “It’s about taking a stand. I’m an original member of the Douglas Block. They’re disrespecting me.”

Note: Seen 1st on The DCN News Blog Online TV 

 

 

Tales of an Educated Debutante Pittman vs. Knight

imageSo who pulling your strings? This dude ain’t no threat to to this election. Love it when because you and the other Special Cs don’t like Tarrick Pittman you just hate Andre Knight. Funny to me. I do know that Tarrick voting record could be challenged because he voted in Nashville in November 2018 but on record in the Rocky Mount Telegram in March saying he had lived in Edgecombe County for over a year. Support dude but quit lying on Andre because you are a living lie just like Tarrick.

Tales of an Educated Debutante

July 13 at 8:22 PM ·

Pittman vs. Knight

If you live in my hometown of Rocky Mount, you know that there is hope coming to Ward One.

Tarrick Pittman, a native of Rocky Mount, has filed to run to represent Ward 1 on the Rocky Mount City Council. Andre Knight has been in office since 2003 and for sixteen years he has used race to tear the city apart while building his own empire. Since then, poverty has risen 55% in Ward One.

Tarrick Pittman spent twenty five years in the corporate world before heading back home and opening his own business in downtown Rocky Mount. As for his running for Council?

He says, “I want to see our city continue to grow and prosper. I will work towards policies that allow for rational and responsible development. My passion is bringing people together, working towards a common purpose and doing the right thing because it’s the right thing to do.”

It’s quite the opposite of what Knight has done. Rather than look forward or make the town better, he chastises those who call out his self indulgent behavior where he profits financially from his council decisions.

Today, he said, “Just come out and say that you don’t like black leadership….you don’t like the east part of our city to grow and flourish…..you don’t like a diverse city workforce….you don’t like a black man or woman leading you into a brighter future!”

Since when does color have anything to do with leadership ability?

Run, Tarrick, run.

To contribute to Tarrick’s campaign:
Citizens for Tarrick Pittman
3661 Sunset Avenue
PO Box 254
Rocky Mount, NC 27804

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Arrest warrant issued for council candidate – Rocky Mount Telegram (Amelia Harper)

The Political Agitator’s response: You see I tell folk if they are running for office they need to talk to me. I could tell them some things and let them know if I would support them or not. Well dude and I talked a couple times and I knew it was something about him. Well this is about as damn ignant as it gets to put yourself and your family out there opening yourself up for scrutiny and for your life history to show nuff become public. He can’t say I didn’t try to talk to him. But what tickles the hell out of me is how the Special Cs were boosting dude out there. Sources say he was connected to Sandy Roberson For Mayor, Community Council Lige Daughtridge, Attorney Steve Stevenson, WHIG-TV, LoveRockyMount, Rocky Mount Concerned Citizens, Tales of An Educated Debutante, Fighting Crime & Who’s Wanted, Kip Meadows and others.

A candidate for the Rocky Mount City Council is facing an order for arrest in Edgecombe County but says he is dealing with the issue.

Tarrick Pittman, 45, has been cited for failure to appear for an April 15 court date on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while his license was revoked and for an expired registration plate on a 2006 BMW driven on March 5, according to a copy of an arrest warrant obtained from the Rocky Mount Judicial Center on Wednesday by the Telegram.

This is not the first time Pittman has faced charges in Edgecombe County related to driving without a license. In 2002, he also was cited for driving while his license was revoked. That charge was dropped in 2010 when it still had not been resolved in court and had aged out of the system.

In addition to these two cases, Pittman was charged five times in Nash County for driving with his license revoked in the time period between 1997 and 2003. In 2009, he also was charged with . . . (Read more)

Tarrick Pittman Thinks He Can Unseat Rocky Mount City Councilman Andre Knight With This Nonsense

The Political Agitator’s response: The following is about as ignant as it gets. See my response in red.
Tarrick Pittman for Ward 1

Numbers don’t lie, people do! Ward 1 are you tired of the same old, same old? Stump speeches blaming it all on others while we control our own communities.

Numbers can lie but who said these numbers lied? What is the same old, same old? What have they blamed on others be specific. How ignant talking about we control our own communities. Control how?

Had the majority on the Council for over 16 years.

So what does having the majority for 16 years mean?

They benefit at the top while the poor suffer and struggle to survive!!!!

Who are they and how are they benefitting?

How long are you going to let the economic disparity continue and be fooled by the race card that tugs at your heart?

Damn ignant you think 16 years can be compared to 150 years of very little progress in the Black Community. Even the Special Cs ain’t that ignant to make that comparison. However they would agree with you on the race card. You need to check your damn self because you are just as Black or Blacker than those you say are fooled by the race card.

All the while progress keeps passing you by.

Please tell us what progress keeps passing by!

I guess you can build a beautiful Event Center that most locals can’t afford and a 18 million dollar parking deck.

Now that is too ignant!

All this and your kids still walk home from school in Meadowbrook without a sidewalk.

Oh so it is others kids not yours? That would have sounded better if you had said our kids? But the busing issue is a whole issue by itself.

Houses lay boarded up in despair.

So Andre own these houses? So what can he do about that?

Gunshots reign nightly threatening your public safety.

So what can be done about the shooting? Tell us the solution please!

I heard the same speeches during the Douglas Block startup.

Give us some wording of some of the speeches. Why in the hell did you move your business to Douglas Block?

10 years later and we are still finding ways to invest with little results for our neighborhoods.

What?

This entire project was intended to stimulate growth in our surrounding neighborhoods.
Where? Blame it on Redlining, or is it really the inability to create and implement change? We don’t even control the commerce in our own communities! Ward 1, a UNC Greensboro Housing study found that your life expectancy is 68.5 years compared to 81.4 years on the other side of town. The economic distress is killing you! Be smart! It’s time for us to eat a healthy meal and not be satisfied with crumbs!!!!!
#tarrick4ward1#letsgrowtogether

What in the hell was that?

Dude it appears that you are just mad! Maybe it is because of the lawsuit with the city about the location of your business. I can’t wait to see how that unfolds.

So have you reached out to Andre and/or his campaign manager about doing a debate? You told me you talk to Knight more now than before. Really?

I am The Watch Dog of the East and The Political Agitator.

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Bronson Williams responds to flawed plan, “SANDY ROBERSON RELEASES HIS PLAN TO FIGHT CRIME IN ROCKY MOUNT”

Williams responds to flawed plan

Today, Sandy Roberson’s campaign released a public safety plan that shows he has little knowledge of government and how it supports public safety. There are serious concerns members of our city have when it comes to safety and security. The plan released today falls short and here are the reasons why:

1. According to experts and numerous studies, hiring more police officers can lead to a reduction in crime; however, a more prudent approach, according to research, is the more effective management of police officers and stronger community-policing initiatives. Even their combined impact, though, accounts for only a fraction of the documented reductions.

 
2. Research has shown that adding more attention to crime-prone areas is effective. However, this can be done with managing existing staff in beats that need the greatest coverage.


3. Policing equipment needs are ongoing, the issues are how do we pay for them and what is the highest priority.  The Rocky Mount Council approved new equipment to have our own lab for bullet shell testing; they also have place shot spotters in strategic places around the city to help them better pinpoint where gunfire is coming from in a designated area.


4. In order to build strong bonds, you have to be engaged with the city. Our police department is engaged and are forming new alliances.  Yet, there remains a feeling among citizens that police are not a part of the communities they serve.  How engaged is candidate Roberson in the city’s various communities?  Beyond recent engagement that came after his announcement to run for mayor, what has he done to forge relationships in any community in Rocky Mount?


5. What training does candidate Roberson have to be effective in evaluating police training models?  Currently, the police department has a number of ways it gathers community input: citizen’s police academy, community-policing initiatives (Coffee With A Cop), officers attending community meetings, etc.


6. The City is currently in the process of assessing the salaries and job descriptions of the Police Department and the entire city.


7. Creating jobs is more than a novel idea, it’s needed; but what is the role of the Mayor in that process? Besides, I thought that candidate Roberson’s first priority was jobs.  Now, he is saying his first priority is crime.  Which is it?  We need a mayor who is clear what the priorities are; but, we can only have that from a person who knows the City. In order to do that, one must know the citizens. Additionally, the Mayor has to have Council support to move on the office’s priorities.

 
8. What candidate Roberson suggests here can be done; but, ultimately, these programs face funding and marketing issues.


9. The relationship we have with Sheriffs Atkinson and Stone are solid relationships and they (the Sheriffs) are already doing fantastic jobs in combating gun violence, drugs, and a number of other pressing issues. 

“Healing racial and county-line issues” is a great soundbite; but, we have heard this before from previous candidates who became mayor. And yet, we are still talking about the same problems.  That’s because soundbites have and always will lack sincerity. I will be the Mayor committed to citizens because I have always been committed to the people. I didn’t start when I decided to run for political office. In two weeks I will release our citizen-driven plan.