While watching the interview the following came to my mind. Sometimes people are mislead and get politics twisted when it comes to what is and what is actually perceived.
Qualifications – Being a citizen, a registered voter simply just meeting the criteria by the board of elections. This has nothing to do with having a degree and/or other.
Experience – If one has never been in that seat then they can not truly be experienced in it.
Can you explain why Sheriff Jenkins is able to go into Rocky Mount Chief Manley’s area and do something without being called by Manley?
Tom Betts – Thank you Mr. Parks for bringing out about Betts being one of the Sheriff Jenkins top fundraiser so that shows he is a racist. This is in reference to the comment Betts made several months ago about Rocky Mount Chief Manley should be fired. Crime is not limited to the Chief’s jurisdiction but expands out in the county as well. See “Crime’s effect on business debated” and “The Best of Tom Betts’ on crime.” I have no problem with Sheriff Jenkins so don’t get it twisted.
Mr. Parks made a good point about how he came up being poor. He said we must always keep in mind that there are people who are less fortunate than others and we can not write them off. Well for me I have never wanted for anything and I have spent my life being a voice for the less fortunate so therefore for me that makes a good candidate for anything.
Mr. Parks what are you saying about the crime numbers in Rocky Mount? From your conversation would that bring the Edgecombe County crime numbers down and take Nash County numbers up? So are you telling me that the folks who live in Nash County is wrong to say that crime rate is lower and that is why they continue to move west of Rocky Mount? This is in reference to how some numbers that happens on the Nash side of Rocky Mount are included on the Edgecombe County side because of how the system is set up. The system suppose to change later this year and the numbers should reflect the side of the tracks that they actually happen on.
My message to all candidates is. A serious candidate must be about doing what he or she thinks is within the best interest of the people. Once elected one must go in and do the right thing and if one is re-elected then so be it but if not know that you tried to do what is within the best interest of all the people. If you do that, that makes one an effective leader because many times those who does the right thing will not be popular.