Knight faces Dennie in primary sheriff race – Daily Southerner

"I love my job," Knight said. "I love serving, and I love the citizens of Edgecombe County. The staff has done a tremendous job while I’ve been sheriff, but we have more we want to do.

"We want to continue the positive things. We want to keep citizens safe, crack down on drugs and stay accessible to citizens."

Meanwhile Dennie – who touts 37 years of law enforcement experience in civil, traffic, narcotics and K9 divisions – holds the other end of the stick.

For him, Edgecombe County cannot afford four more years of the same regime.

"I feel Edgecombe County citizens have been shortchanged long enough," Dennie said. "Citizens have been deprived of legitimate law enforcement.

"I’ve been hearing this from people all over the county – it is time for a change." – See more at: http://www.dailysoutherner.com/x1535587746/Knight-faces-Dennie-in-primary-sheriff-race#sthash.Agz8cAh0.dpuf

The Political Agitator response: Now this guy running against one of the finest Sheriffs in the STATE of NORTH CAROLINA is too damn ignant. Again this guy is in the paper talking some crazy ass mess. This guy is going to tell me that I have been shortchanged over the years and I have been deprived of legitimate law enforcement. This damn guy must be on something because I be damn if he speaks for me. He is telling a damn bunch of lies when it comes to trying to discredit my Sheriff. I am speaking for me but I know I speak for many folks in Edgecombe County. I have never heard, I repeat I have never heard anyone say it is time for a change. I am around all races of people and I have not heard one white person say anything negative about my Sheriff. Obviously this guy is hanging around a different set of the good citizens of Edgecombe County that I have not come across. Now don’t twist it. I know it is some folks out there that have a problem with my Sheriff because I recognize and understand that there are folks who just don’t like people for whatever reason. This guy has not attended any Democratic Party meetings so obviously he do not be around those folks. He did not attend the forum held a couple of weeks ago. What is really up with this guy? Whoever he is and whatever he does, I hope he ain’t around people because it appears he has some issues. One being with my Sheriff. SMDH!

"I love my job," Knight said. "I love serving, and I love the citizens of Edgecombe County. The staff has done a tremendous job while I’ve been sheriff, but we have more we want to do. "We want to continue the positive things. We want to keep citizens safe, crack down on drugs and stay accessible to citizens."

Meanwhile Dennie – who touts 37 years of law enforcement experience in civil, traffic, narcotics and K9 divisions – holds the other end of the stick.
For him, Edgecombe County cannot afford four more years of the same regime.

"I feel Edgecombe County citizens have been shortchanged long enough," Dennie said. "Citizens have been deprived of legitimate law enforcement.

"I’ve been hearing this from people all over the county – it is time for a change." (Source: Read more)

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Learn More About Allen Dennie

Edgecombe County: Newcomer challenges Knight in Edgecombe sheriff’s race – Rocky Mount Telegram

The more I read about Allen Dennie and the reason why he wants to run for Sheriff I just don’t get it. It appears that he thinks the current Sheriff is not doing a bad job, just that it is time for a change. What?

“I am extremely community-oriented as far as policing,” Dennie said. “I believe I have ideas for several programs that would put pressure on the criminal element to keep them out of our neighborhoods, thus reducing the break-in and drug rates significantly.”

Mr. Dennie I don’t think you can get much more extremely community-oriented than the current Sheriff already is. I have seen the Sheriff in action on the job and off the job however I don’t know when he is off the job because he is in the community until late at night.

Read the entire article for yourself.

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Tarboro NC – Open Letter to the Daily Southerner: I Find It Quite Interesting That Sheriff James L. Knight Sr. Wife Was Not Mentioned On The Opening Day Of Filing

Tarboro NC: Knight, Dennie among early qualifiers – Daily Southerner

Response: Damn I just don’t get it, "I feel like I have a new beginning to offer associates of the sheriff department and also the citizens of Edgecombe County," Dennie said. "They deserve better than what they have been getting. "Everybody needs to know and understand it’s time for a change — a new direction. Not that anything has been going on wrong, but it’s time for a new direction. Change is good sometimes, and it’s time for a change." So why run? Sheriff Knight has done an outstanding job serving the people of Edgecombe County and has been a great asset to other Sheriffs across the state.

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TARBORO — Sheriff James Knight and Allen Dennie kicked off Edgecombe County’s May Primary filing period by being the first in line to declare their candidacy.

Coincidentally, they were filing for the same seat — sheriff. (Source: Read More)

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See Response to “So Who Are You Mr. Dennie Jr.?” I find it quite interesting how The Daily Southerner removed the guy’s name that submitted this letter to the editor. His name is Shane Guyant a former Edgecombe County Deputy Sheriff. I talked to the editor of the paper about Guyant’s response because I said I didn’t attack Dennie but asked questions directly from his statements. And guess what the editor of the Daily Southerner said he agree with Guyant. I submitted a rebuttal but he didn’t print it and said that he was going to change the policy about letters to the editor. Oh well that is what happens when “White Privilege!” is allowed. Damn I know how Rocky Mount Mayor Pro-tem Andre Knight felt a couple of week ago. Just like Mayor Pro-tem Knight, if I wanted to attack Dennie, I would have because I ain’t afraid to speak truth.

Letter to editor: So Who Are You Mr. Dennie Jr.? by Curmilus Dancy II