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02-09-12, 02:29 AM #1
CLosed Session Audio of Fired Officers Revealed Candor, NC
Unbelievable closed session to fire 80% of the police department AGAINST policy and recommendation...Mayor Britt, Commissioner and NCSHP officer Wayne Holyfield, Commissioners Martin and Privette.....NOT SMART
02-09-12, 10:20 AM #2
A glaring irony:
Definition of CANDOR (Merriam-Webster - emphasis added)
1 a: whiteness, brilliance b: obsolete: unstained purity
2: freedom from prejudice or malice :fairness
4: unreserved, honest, or sincere expression: forthrightness <the candor with which he acknowledged a weakness in his own case — Aldous Huxley>
The meeting breeched rules of order, violating the stated intent for executive session when the discussion regarding a contractual agreement with the county to provide law enforcement converage was entertained. In essence though, this was not a personnel action, it was the literal restructuring of a public office, directly affecting the citizenry of the town involved, and should have been discussed in a publicly accessible forum. Voting for the individual termination of each employee is a personnel action, not the effectual disbanding of a standing public agency and contracting an outside entity to fill the void left by that act.
If indeed, North Carolina is an employment-at-will State, then no reason has to be made or stated for the termination of an individual employee. I believe when all of this shakes out though, this is not an employment issue. This is an issue where a people entrusted their local governing body to conduct the town's business in the best interests of its citizens, and that trust was betrayed; much behind closed doors.
Transparency in government is not a new, novel, politically-correct concept. It was the entire intent of a Democratic Republic. Bravo for your efforts in publicizing this "closed door" meeting. I truly hope that it leads to a redress of this situation, and results in the delivery of a reform of those who have been allowed to unworthily and incompetently wield authority in public office in Candor, NC.
"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."
- Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America
Tell me not, Sweet, I am unkind,
That from the nunnery
Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind
To war and arms I fly. - Lovelace
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02-09-12, 08:26 PM #3
Thnak you. We are honestly just trying to help right a wrong.
02-09-12, 10:16 PM #4
I do wish you the best in your endeavors. These officers need all the support they can get.Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me
We are who we choose to be.
R.I.P. Arielle. 08/20/2010-09/16/2012
02-10-12, 01:13 AM #5
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