Monday, January 30, 2017

If Dejuan Yourse was arrested Friday, why wasn't it reported by the News and Record?

From retired Greensboro Police officer Marc Ridgill;

"...they reported Scales Sunday arrest and conveniently overlooked the Friday arrest of Dejuan Yourse.  His arrest information would have been located in the same stack of papers that reporters have routinely checked for years to get these stories.

It certainly more than defeats the characterization of a poor, innocent man just hanging around waiting on his momma....with a shovel....prying a garage check for a dog....that is mean....and apparently doesn't bark...

Transparency you say?

Okay; where is the Body Worn Camera video of Yourse's mother thanking the police for preventing her son from breaking into her house and stealing from her again?  Where are all the neighbor's cell phone recordings of the Cole/Jackson/Yourse incident?  Oh wait, the neighbors are the ones that called and reported that Yourse was breaking in!

Where is the internal investigation of just who in the police department is leaking confidential information to Sharon Hightower?

...It is my understanding that a video exists as evidence in the Friday Yourse arrest that shows a rather severe assault on a female committed by him..."
Dear Lewis Pitts and Spoma Jovanovic on the Yourse Greensboro Police Incident

"The council did act improperly in discussing and voting on the matter in closed session, but the blame for that should rest more on council members themselves than on Carruthers."

"They knew the rules — and the public’s understanding — of what matters can be discussed in closed session, and they did it anyway."

"Moved by Councilmember Hightower, seconded by Councilmember Fox to see the documents.

The motion failed by a 5-4 vote with Councilmembers Fox, Hightower, Johnson, and Vaughan voting in favor."

Yourse was charged with breaking and entering into his mother’s house, 
2 Mistywood Court, twice in the past.

Mayor Nancy Vaughan expressed her disdain for the video after it was shown,
calling it “brutal” and apologizing to Yourse.

The blame for this is in the mayor's lap,
along with the rest of City Council, 
especially Barber and Outling, who are attorneys

Greensboro's City Council and Jim Westmoreland destroyed Charlotte Jackson's career by illegally releasing her personnel information to the public, and you make no mention of it Susan.

"Cole tried to question Yourse about any outstanding warrants which Yourse responded, “not that I know of.”

Mr. Yourse also stated he is not afraid to go back to prison

After Yourse was in custody, 
Cole and Jackson discovered two active warrants for his arrest.

Greensboro Police Officers Association

Susan Ladd on Greensboro City Council's "cover-up" of illegal closed session vote on Police records

It appears Cole's instincts were correct

William Hill, attorney for the Police Association 
said the city violated NC Personnel Privacy Act, 
committing a misdemeanor by releasing Jackson’s portion of the video.

“It’s a misdemeanor to release anything from a personnel file
 without the consent of a person. 

She did not consent. 

Mr Yourse appears to have been trying to break in to his mother's house

Without a court order or without certain finding being made. 

None of that happened, “said Hill. 

“With this being blasted all over the news, it violated her due process rights.”


Greensboro Police Officers Association on Greensboro's City Council, Charlotte Jackson and Travis Cole

Illegal Act; "[News & Record] asks city to release audio of private meeting"

Greensboro Police Officers Association on Greensboro's City Council, Charlotte Jackson and Travis Cole

Greensboro Police Officer Charlotte Jackson in the video below:

The Greensboro City Council held a special meeting yesterday followed by a press conference and posted the meeting online in 3 parts.

Roch Smith Jr.; "Greensboro police body cam video shows officer attacking man

...Council members Tony Wilkins and Mike Barber were the only two representatives who voted against releasing the video."

Roch Smith Jr.; "Guilford County District Attorney Howard Nuemann decided charging Cole would be “inappropriate” according to a memo from Greensboro City Attorney Tom Carruthers to city council members."

Adding To Roch's Pile: Part 13

Susan Ladd on Greensboro City Council's "cover-up" of illegal closed session vote on Police records

"Mayor Nancy Vaughan completely lost control of another City Council meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 18."