Sunday, November 15, 2015

"Our city has never shied away from difficult discussions" Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan

"Our city has never shied away from difficult discussions"

Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan 
Absolutely not true.

Council give aways to the connected few, including Nancy Vaughan campaign contributors, hidden in meeting consent agendas.

Taxpayer funded Mike Barber the City Councilman's taxpayer funded First Tee of the Triad, supported by Jim "megasite" Melvin, who recieved millions from this City Council for prep in southern Guilford County while he and his cronies contributed to the campaigns of multiple Council members.

A free street and water and sewer for Roy Carroll, whose Rhino Times endorsed candidates who voted for his taxpayer funded hand outs, while he appears to have funded multiple candidates via the "Triad Good Government" PAC.

Income for the Vaughan's via free methane from the White Street landfill while Nancy served on the Solid Waste Committee.

Mike Barber's extortion of Cyndy Hayworth to get Zack to be Greensboro's biggest campaign contributor's taxpayer funded lobbyist.

The City Council who shied away from police enforcement racial disparities untill the New York Times forced the subject down their throughts.

The Say Yes to Education and Say Yes Guilford program, which appears to have made some undoable promises to the City's poorest, while allowing Mary Vigue to lead the due diligence effort on the program, who then got hired to lead the local program, which then asked for City taxpayer subsidised office space.


This is the story of a crooked city who got caught red handed oppressing its minority population that wants to stay crooked, with the help of the local paper of record, who makes money from taxpayers on public notices few read.

Isn't it interesting Trudy Wade tried to eliminate the News and Record's public funding for notices and the fight against redistricting? How many stories were there lambasting Trudy for trying to take taxpayer revenues from the News and Record?
"Black drivers accounted for nearly two-thirds of people pulled over by Greensboro police officers for possible equipment violations, according to a News & Record analysis of five years of data on traffic stops.

"Our city has never shied away from difficult discussions"

Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan 

...The issue has been hiding in plain sight for years: The data is available on the N.C. Department of Public Safety’s website, http://traffic

...On Tuesday, Greensboro Police Chief Wayne Scott cited that racial disparity in Greensboro when he temporarily suspended traffic stops for equipment violations...

“These types of stops are clearly an area of concern,” Scott said in announcing his decision. “On its face, the data shows that racial disparities in traffic stops do exist.”

"Our city has never shied away from difficult discussions"

Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan 

...His decision followed a recent report in The New York Times about disproportionate police stops of black motorists in Greensboro.

Not the News and Record, who is now saying the issue 
"has been hiding in plain sight for years"
while the mayor says
"Our city has never shied away from difficult discussions" 

The newspaper’s research found that officers stop and search twice as many black motorists as white motorists, though whites are more likely to be carrying contraband.

...Wilkins was among those critical of Scott’s decision.

“It is my opinion,” Wilkins told one commenter, “that we don’t pick and choose which laws are to be enforced. ... please be assured that this councilman had no involvement in this decision.”

Please note that Tony Wilkins actions on City Council
don't always correspond 
to his public rhetoric with his constituency, 
who he sometimes plays for fools
as he doles out taxpayer funds to his campaign 'supporters'
in violation of his touted 'conservative principles'

Wilkins told the News & Record that he is waiting for some data on traffic stops and wants to take up the matter in more detail.

...Officers made 24,874 stops based on suspected equipment violations.

63.8 percent of drivers were black.

33.1 percent were white.

3 percent were Asian, Native American or other races.

It’s a pattern in some of the state’s larger cities, although Greensboro’s gap between white and black drivers stopped for equipment violations is wider than most. 

Said Scott: “Numbers alone cannot possibly tell us the reasons for these differences.”