Rocky Mount NC – Tarrick Pittman Has Filed An Election Protest Against Andre Knight With The Edgecombe County Board Of Elections To Be Heard On Monday October 21, 2019

Funny this guy has has not posted about he has filed an Election Protest against Andre Knight with the Edgecombe County Board of Elections. There will be a preliminary hearing held in the Board of Elections Office on Monday at 4 PM.

Tarrick Pittman lost to Andre Knight in the Ward 1 Rocky Mount City Council Election.

Damn this guy just don’t want to give up.

But the thing about all of this is hell Andre Knight and any citizen could have and still can file a residency challenge against Tarrick Pittman because the evidence is there that his residency could be challenged. This ignant ought to be on the edge that someone do not challenge him.

I received a phone call a couple of days before the election and I said no need to worry about doing it now you need to just wait til after the election and do it if Tarrick should win.

Well maybe those folk need to go ahead and file a residency challenge against him since he want to keep the election going.

Johnny Cunningham had talked to me about filing a residency challenge against him some time ago and I told him to hold off and let someone else do it.

Hell if we had an effective Edgecombe County Democratic Party where Rev. Roosevelt Higgs is the chair, he should have filed a challenge however he can’t do it because he lives in Nash County and has not had a Democratic Party meeting since he was voted in as chair in April.

Hell I may even file a residency challenge against this ignant because I am sick and tired of reading on Social Media where Special Cs are supporting a known criminal over someone they have been trying to paint as a criminal when they have not provided any facts.

The facts are out on Tarrick’s residency changes because in March 2019 in the newspaper he talked about moving to Edgecombe County over a year ago but his voter’s registration shows he voted in Nash County in November 2018. He said he lived on Woodland Ave.

Then he went down to the Edgecombe County Board of Elections and changed his address to Rosewood Ave. Sources say he never lived there.

If proven that Tarrick has lied about his residency this is a Felony Violation.

Well I am going to sit back and see when Tarrick residency will be challenged. I know if I lived in Rocky Mount hell I would have been filed it.

Fact Check That!

Report Back! I’ll Wait!

Now Run & Tell That!

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Tarrick Pittman Came Out Smoking Against Andre Knight For Ward 1

Wow! Dude came out smoking against Andre so now let’s see how this unfold.

You wonder why there is a lack of code enforcement throughout our city? These pictures were taken at the old Wimbley house at 110 Braswell St. You know the one. Near the Library that gave a certain politician his claim to fame.

How did that give Andre Knight his claim to fame? He had the house before he was elected to the council?

The adult daycare! The one that goes into foreclosure once a year.

Wow! I ain’t never heard this before so I learnt something new today!

There are 5 elderly grown men who live in the house and share the facilities. They are being charged $800 per month each to live in these type of conditions.
Is it even zoned correctly for this type of business model?

So you need to have special zoning to rent that house?

Is the light bill being paid for by the citizens?

Could you better explain that? Are you saying the citizens are taking up donations and paying the light bill?

Can you do an article RM Telegram and inform us on this? Oh, I forgot the editor Gene’s wife sits on a board at O.I.C. To much of a conflict for that to happen.

Wow! I didn’t know that Gene’s wife sits on the board. Again I learnt something today.

Damn the Telegram been writing about Andre for how long.

How can we expect our elected officials to focus on Housing in our community when they are slum lords themselves and continue to turn their backs on enforcing housing codes.

Okay I got that but the last time I checked Andre only has one vote so are you telling me that his one vote carries the majority?

But you did say they, so who else are you referring to?

The landscaping looks horrible! That house was known to have immaculate grounds back in the day before it was sold.

Wow!

A strict code enforcement program was the advice given by two independent studies on housing. The 2014 Crossroads to Prosperity Report and the 2019 UNC Greensboro housing study both listed code enforcement as a priority.

So what are you trying to say?

We must do better and hold our elected officials accountable.

Elected officials should always be held accountable not just when a want a be candidate decides to run for office.

What’s right is right and what’s wrong is wrong!

Damn you got that right! LOL!

Seriously, look at the pics!!!!! The windows are sealed with paint. I see why they were not concerned about the mold at CoolGeeks! Look at those walls and tile!!! If they will house the elderly in these type of conditions, they don’t care about no one but themselves! They use the pro black stance to fool the masses all the while squatting on black people while building their empire in the process.

I waiting on a response from Andre so I will post as soon as I receive it.

30% of the people who live in Ward 1 can’t afford their basic needs!

So how is that Andre’s fault and how can he change that?

But how can the folk you speak of change that themselves?

Let’s change the culture in our city!!!!!

Change what Culture?

Johnny Cunningham he needs your help to get that property up to code!

Wow! Damn Johnny Cunningham what you got to do with it? Oh he calling you out because you are supporting Andre. Wow!

Here is a petty P.S. The sign in front of your “Campaign Headquarters” on Tarboro Street is out of compliance with the Historic Preservation society’s sign guidelines for Downtown.

Has this been reported?

It says you are “The Man of the People” You voted to implement the guidelines! Follow the rules that others have to follow! #tarrick4ward1 #letsgrowtogether

So Just What In The Hell Is Tarrick Pittman So Damn Mad About? What About These Numbers?

But Tarrick I wonder you even have been at the Douglas Block if it had not been for the current council?

But Tarrick damn if business is so damn good, then why in the hell didn’t you pay the money on July 15, 2019? When will he pay?

But Tarrick it appears your addresses of where you live is questionable since you stated in March 2019 in the Rocky Mount Telegram you have lived on Woodland Ave for over a year. However your voter’s registration shows you voted in Nash County around 5 months prior to the March in November 2018. Damn that could be challenged by any Democrat as to if this is voter fraud. The local Board of Elections would rule on that.

But Tarrick you go down to Edgecombe County Board of Elections around June and change your voters registration but now say you live on Rosewood Ave. And when you file for Ward 1 you say you live on Rosewood Ave.

But Tarrick you say you are a numbers guy so help me with this math.

So from November to March is how many months?

Let’s talk about that part!

But what are you so damn mad about?

It appears to me you need to be focusing on your business and getting some drivers license. I am just saying!

But that ain’t none of my business though, but you running for council is my damn business although I can’t vote for or against you.

Remember This Article “Business owner seeks Ward 1 seat” – Rocky Mount Telegram (LJK) Article From Sunday March 10, 2019

The Political Agitator’s response: This is what Tarrick Pittman said in March, “I have thought about the idea of running for a few years now,” Pittman said. “I have lived on Woodland Avenue over the last year and have experienced first-hand the hardships that plaque Ward 1.” Tarrick voted in Nash County on November 6, 2018 it is documented. So he voted in Nash County while living in Edgecombe County. That is what he said. Tarrick registered with the Edgecombe County Board of Elections on May 6, 2019 address 2009 Rosewood Ave. Rocky Mount NC it is documented. Tarrick filed as a candidate of Ward 1 on July 9, 2019 address 2009 Rosewood Avenue Rocky Mount NC it is documented. Okay I have no problem with folk moving to run for office because I may just do that one day. But that is nothing new folk have been doing it for years. That is a political strategy. Tarrick is in a lawsuit with the city because he has not paid his rent on his place of business saying that the place has mold. But is he not still working there? He said he has a lawyer and an escrow account sitting in it to pay his rent from back when. But what I am having a problem with is something just don’t add up. It appears some Special Cs may have put Tarrick up to running. If that be true then this is bout to get ugly because the addresses don’t add up. Just saying!

A downtown small business owner is determined to be the next city councilman to represent Ward 1.

Tarrick Pittman, 45, is challenging longtime incumbent Councilman Andre Knight.

“My opponent is a good man,” Pittman said. “We have our differences. Some may not like him, but you cannot take away from his years of service to our city and the black community.”

Pittman said he and Knight both want the best for the community and share some of the same beliefs.

“I think it’s time for a change and it’s time to get some fresh legs in the game,” Pittman said. “I think my opponent will still have a valuable role in the community working with the NAACP.”

But community activism hasn’t gotten much done in Ward 1 over the past 17 years, Pittman said.

“Just ride through Ward 1 and take a look for yourself,” Pittman said. “If your quality of life and your neighborhood is safer now than it was 17 years ago, vote for my opponent. However, if you live in the real world and are looking to improve your community with better schools for your kids, safer streets and job creation through a focus on entrepreneurship and developing small businesses — then I’m your guy and would love your vote to make those things happen.”

Pittman said he’s running for City Council because he wants to make a difference in his community.

“I have thought about the idea of running for a few years now,” Pittman said. “I have lived on Woodland Avenue over the last year and have experienced first-hand the hardships that plaque Ward 1.”

Pittman said he’s lived across the street from the redevelopment Knight mentioned in last Sunday’s Telegram.

“I had a neighbor last year move in one of those beautiful properties — a hard-working single mother,” Pittman said. “A week after she moved in, her home was broken into. While I commend the council for their efforts, without getting a stranglehold on crime all that will go to waste.”

Drugs, crime, prostitution and gang activity plague Ward 1, Pittman said.

“Where we have made some tremendous gains in downtown development over the years, which I support, we cannot forget our neighborhoods are in dire need of help,” Pittman said.

Ward 1 is predominantly black.

“It is important that we invest in ourselves and our communities,” Pittman said. “This is why black entrepreneurship is important. I have been talking with developers and investors over the last year about ways we can promote and develop a greater presence of black-owned businesses in Ward 1. Not just downtown, but all along the Raleigh Boulevard corridor. These are black neighborhoods and the goods and services should be controlled by people that look like them. I shouldn’t have to by my hair care products from someone that doesn’t have hair like me. We should be selling the products.”

Such a set-up would keep revenue in Ward 1 and help with the high unemployment rate, Pittman said.

“It will also give the people of Ward 1 a sense of pride to be able to control the goods flowing through their community,” Pittman said. “This will give young people an opportunity to see someone like them running a business, which will hopefully inspire them to do the same.”

Pittman said he wants his entrepreneurial endeavor to be a blueprint for young black business owners. Pittman has ran his computer repair shop on the Douglas Block for six years. He’s president of the Downtown Merchants Association and also serves on the city’s Central City Revitalization Panel.

“We need more shopping centers, stores and restaurants in Ward 1,” Pittman said, “in all of Edgecombe County Rocky Mount.”

For far too long, Ward 1 residents have seen businesses leave the community — never to return.

“You can’t expect a community activist to recruit small businesses in your community,” Pittman said. “If they won’t come to us, we must create our own.”

Pittman said that for far too long, city residents have given the county line — and people who choose to use it — too much power in defining the community.

“I choose to see it as what binds as together,” Pittman said. “We are one Rocky Mount.” (Rocky Mount Telegram)

Tarrick Dinell Pittman Has Been Chosen By The Special Cs To Attempt To Unseat Andre Knight Because He Is Not A Safe Young Black Man

In response to, “Business owner seeks Ward 1 seat”

I can tell the following interview was probably coached by Lindell Kay and some Special Cs using certain words and phrases to critique to try to hit the right points.

I agree with Tarrick Pittman that Andre Knight is a good man and Andre and myself have our differences as well. Hell everyone should have some differences so that is a good thing. I agree some may not like him. I would say the majority don’t like him simply because they are listening to what the Special Cs and some Ignant Safe Black Folk are saying about him when they don’t even know him. I know that to be fact because I run into folk all the time that talk about the man and I say do you know the man? They say no. Tarrick is ab so damn lute ly correct you cannot take away from his years of service to the city. However that is bull when Tarrick says and the black community. What Andre has done not only been good for the black community but everyone benefits directly and/or indirectly. Some folk will not get that but you will get it when Andre begin his campaign.

Tarrick said he and Knight both want the best for the community and share some of the same beliefs. I hate generic statements especially when it comes to folk speaking about politics dealing with other folk lives. Andre has been in office so I know what he has done and continue to do but I am having a hard time trying to figure out what is it that Tarrick want to do and especially his beliefs.

The following statement, “I think my opponent will still have a valuable role in the community working with the NAACP.” Really? Goes to show that you have no clue about activism and the role of the NAACP because there are elected officials across the state and nation that are members of the NAACP and hold offices in the NAACP. That bull comes from the Special Cs having a problem with Andre being the NAACP President and they just mad!

I find the following to be ignant as hell.

But community activism hasn’t gotten much done in Ward 1 over the past 17 years, Pittman said.

“Just ride through Ward 1 and take a look for yourself,” Pittman said. “If your quality of life and your neighborhood is safer now than it was 17 years ago, vote for my opponent.

Tarrick tell us what took place in the Ward 17 years ago that you are referring to and then that could be answered, but to throw out generic bull is a play on words.

Tarrick said, “However, if you live in the real world and are looking to improve your community with bettertschools for your kids, safer streets and job creation through a focus on entrepreneurship and developing small businesses — then I’m your guy and would love your vote to make those things happen.”

Well damn 1st of all the schools have school board members and Rocky Mount has a black majority school board. Have you been to a school board meeting? I don’t remember seeing you at any that we attended nor have I heard or read you make any statements about the school board meetings over the years the NAACP has been involved.

Tarrick because of some Special Cs they had a big mess about Rocky Mount City Council giving money to the Nash-Rocky Mount School system. Andre and the councilmembers fought the group that stopped them from giving money.

The Chamber and other groups should be the ones to create entrepreneurship and developing small businesses because that is what they do. That is not the role of the city council.

Wow! I find the following to be too funny. Pittman said he’s running for City Council because he wants to make a difference in his community.

“I have thought about the idea of running for a few years now,” Pittman said. “I have lived on Woodland Avenue over the last year and have experienced first-hand the hardships that plaque Ward 1.”

Tarrick what have you done over the past year? Have you attended a NAACP meeting and shared your concerns? Have you attended the council meetings and spoke out on issues in your neighborhood? What hardships plaque the ward? Again the use of generic words.

Pittman said he’s lived across the street from the redevelopment Knight mentioned in last Sunday’s Telegram.

“I had a neighbor last year move in one of those beautiful properties — a hard-working single mother,” Pittman said. “A week after she moved in, her home was broken into. While I commend the council for their efforts, without getting a stranglehold on crime all that will go to waste.”

Damn the above statement bout a woman property was broken into I am trying to understand what the hell has that got to do with Andre? He didn’t break into her property. He is not a police to deal with the reaction because he damn sure couldn’t be proactive unless he knew that someone was going to break into the property.

Drugs, crime, prostitution and gang activity plague Ward 1, Pittman said.

Drugs, crime, prostitution and gang activity plaque all wards and if an issue not only in Rocky Mount. So why in the hell did you move from Ward 3 if you have such a damn problem with what is going on in Ward 1?

“Where we have made some tremendous gains in downtown development over the years, which I support, we cannot forget our neighborhoods are in dire need of help,” Pittman said.

Ward 1 is predominantly black.

“It is important that we invest in ourselves and our communities,” Pittman said. “This is why black entrepreneurship is important. I have been talking with developers and investors over the last year about ways we can promote and develop a greater presence of black-owned businesses in Ward 1. Not just downtown, but all along the Raleigh Boulevard corridor. These are black neighborhoods and the goods and services should be controlled by people that look like them. I shouldn’t have to by my hair care products from someone that doesn’t have hair like me. We should be selling the products.”

So what in the hell does Andre have to do with the above you mentioned? I read on Facebook last night where you posted that you looked at the North Carolina and Duke game at your sister’s Wing business in Raleigh and you are trying to get her to move into Ward 1 in Rocky Mount. Really, so that is the problem solved one business and that will create how many jobs?

Tarrick Andre has been working with others especially Joyce Dickens who has been trying to make the development happen off of 64 highway by Bo Jangles. Well with the growth all around that area, I see the fight Joyce, Andre and others have been fighting for will become a reality soon because that is a prime location between the Event Center and Kingsboro Empire where QVC and Kanban are located now but with the Tire Plant, Corning and other is coming it is about to get real in Ward 1. You ain’t ignant you see it coming.

I am trying to figure out what the hell you are talking about when you say, “Such a set-up would keep revenue in Ward 1 and help with the high unemployment rate, Pittman said.”

“It will also give the people of Ward 1 a sense of pride to be able to control the goods flowing through their community,” Pittman said. “This will give young people an opportunity to see someone like them running a business, which will hopefully inspire them to do the same.”

Damn this is not the role of the city council. That bull is a play upon folk intelligence because that ain’t nothing but talk. Tell us what councilmember over the years have done the above as a council member. For example, Reuben Blackwell is the E.D. of OIC but to say that because he is on the city council that is why he is doing what he do as it relates to what a damn great job he is doing with OIC would be a lie. My point is what he is doing at OIC don’t have a damn thing to do with his role on the city council.

Pittman said he wants his entrepreneurial endeavor to be a blueprint for young black business owners. Pittman has ran his computer repair shop on the Douglas Block for six years. He’s president of the Downtown Merchants Association and also serves on the city’s Central City Revitalization Panel.

Tarrick I hear some things about Computer Geek but I will not go there. So what have you done being President of the Downtown Merchant Association and serving on the city’s Central City Revitalization Panel? How many jobs have you created within your business and outside of your business?

“We need more shopping centers, stores and restaurants in Ward 1,” Pittman said, “in all of Edgecombe County Rocky Mount.”

For far too long, Ward 1 residents have seen businesses leave the community — never to return.

Damn to make it appear that Andre have not spoken out about businesses coming to Ward 1 is too ignant. But as a city councilman he has no control over business coming and businesses leaving. How many businesses have you brought downtown and how many have you kept from leaving?

“You can’t expect a community activist to recruit small businesses in your community,” Pittman said. “If they won’t come to us, we must create our own.”

Damn Tarrick has contradicted the role of community activist as it relates to recruiting small business and saying if they won’t come to the area, then must create our own. Damn what have he created because he damn sure ain’t going to create it through the city council.

Pittman said that for far too long, city residents have given the county line — and people who choose to use it — too much power in defining the community.

“I choose to see it as what binds as together,” Pittman said. “We are one Rocky Mount.”

Damn one Rocky Mount. Now that is about as ignant as it get. The Rocky Mount Telegram, Community Council, Fighting Crime, Rocky Mount Concerned Citizens, Rocky Mount Way Back Then and some of these Special Cs social media pages remind folk daily that it is no such thing as a One Rocky Mount. Lies are being told every day 24 – 7. You are contributing to them with this mess right here helping them to push their agenda.

If black folk in Ward 1 fall for this mess right here, then they may as well get ready to have no voice on the city council because while you are working on your and the Special Cs agenda they will have no hope.

Black folk in Ward 1 y’all better stay woke. You better recognize what is going on how the Special Cs are trying to get Andre Knight out of Ward 1 so they can take Rocky Mount back. You see they can’t pick up the phone and make a phone call and tell city hall to do this and do that. They have no power over what goes where in the city. It is all about holding Edgecombe County right where they are and economics.

The Special Cs know that Edgecombe County Ward 1 is about to take off and they are trying everything they possibly can to keep black folk from getting anything because they act as if they are the only ones paying taxes.

I know the story because I have been working in Rocky Mount for the past 32 years. I have been following Rocky Mount Politics, Edgecombe and Nash Politics since the late 80’s and I will challenge anyone when it comes to what Andre has done before he became a councilman and what they say he ain’t done since he has been speaking truth to power and making things happen.

Common sense should tell you that if he was not doing something they would not be trying to unseat him. You don’t bother folk who ain’t doing anything. Andre is doing some things but it ain’t what the Special Cs want him to do and that is to keep black folk right where they are.