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Re: “Durham's Sheriff Wants to Put a Stop to Spontaneous Protests on County Property

You are also supposed to obtain a permit to legally and peacefully protest which is where many of these groups fall short. It usually ends up that the ones with the supposedly best intentions as they say don't bother to get their permits. And broke quite a few laws during the summer with their protests from tearing down statues which is government property to brandishing firearms which is illegal within a protest or parade and last but not least flooding the court hallways with so many people that the fire marshal has to come in because it's a fire hazard because you cannot move, it is elbow-to-elbow like a club at 1 in the morning. And then there are those that try and continuously poke the bear and want to say they're peacefully protesting but they are literally inches from an officer's face with their camera phone almost touching their noses daring them to do something.
I witnessed them saying I have questions for you and even if you don't answer I'm not going to move and I'm going to stay in your face and what are you going to do about it?.
These people were looking to be as peaceful as they make themselves out to be and if you weren't there to see it first-hand then you really can't speak about it.
Kind of like the ones blocking main roadways and the freeway when people are getting off work with no consideration for emergency vehicles or people trying to get to the schools to pick their children up or left waiting or to get a sick parent or child to the hospital.
Blocking the roadways is also illegal and if you actually read the statute pretty much meets all of the elements for false imprisonment as well yet the DAs office doesn't seem to have the backbone to properly prosecute these crimes because I guess they're afraid of being called intolerant, or the reality is, something far worse but it wouldn't be PC too actually call it what it is.
The people want to blame the sheriff for not doing this job when the fact is their way off base the sheriff is willing to do his job but the DA's office is not willing to do their job and they're not willing to back up the Sheriff's Office even when they say they will. But a day later when it comes time to own decisions they're just not willing to answer the public always assumes it's law enforcement not doing their job. The sheriff can arrest people all he wants but if the DA won't keep them and if the Magistrate's won't do the bonds the way they're supposed to, and Lord knows the County Commissioners won't own their part in this and they're part of wanted to be protected but in the end the main thing they're worried about protecting are there elected seats. So after the sheriff does their bidding, they wash their hands and let the Sheriff's Office take the fall as the racist group that just doesn't understand.

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Posted by Brandy Lee on 01/02/2018 at 10:01 PM

Re: “Reuniting Fourteen Durham Families, Black Mama's Day Bail Out Aims to Reform the State's Racially Biased Ransom Demands

Actually, her record is public record and it was NOT her first time in jail. Nor her second. She has a long history of assault, being a thief, fleeing to elude officers and has misdemeanor child abuse charges. How do you say this woman is a 'caretaker' to the community? She is teaching her son to be a thief, to be violent and to live a life of crime.

I am not saying I do not agree that the bail system sucks because it is punitive for folks without funds. But that has to be changed on the state level. However, you could have certainly used that 10 grand more wisely by maybe getting out some momma's that are true caretakers and community helpers, and that happened to just make a mistake and now is spiraling in the system. For 10 Grand you could have gotten a lot more out. This one, you should have left in.

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Posted by Brandy Lee on 05/18/2017 at 10:52 AM

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