Think of how let down committee chairman for the Guilford County Republican Party, Clark Porter must now feel after being such an adamant supporter of John Brown.
Of course, it's not like Mr Porter hasn't been sued for several counts of defamation and liable himself.
That's right Clark, the court records are online now.
As the News & Observer reported about the incident:
"But it's a sorry state of affairs when someone can accuse you of a crime without properly vetting or researching the facts."
Why am I bringing this up? Because when Clark Porter endorsed John Brown I tried to warn Clark that he was making a mistake but rather than heed my warning, Mr Porter ridiculed me and accused me of lying, creating fake news.
You see, these guys will say and do anything to win. Well anything except vet the people they support for public office. Apparently both parties have no grasp of what vetting a candidate is really all about.
Speaking of vetting the candidate. John Brown's attorney Paula A Wells wrote:"At one point in time, Jessup Company, when owned by both of the Browns, was sited at 3116 Battleground. They leased the building. They have never owned it. They moved in 2005. To insinuate that they had anything to do with any fire at that address is not only untrue but defamatory. Furthermore, it doesn’t even make any sense, given that they did not and have never owned it and moved from it 12 years ago. They did own a property on Fairview Street to warehouse equipment when they were sited on Battleground Ave., but they sold that in 2012 in order to consolidate the operations at 205 Atwell, which Ms. Brown purchased to house her business."Now I'm not saying an esteemed organization like The Law Firm of Paula A. Wells, PLLC, 631 S Elm St, B, Greensboro, NC 27406 would lie to protect a client but I have turned up some documents that suggest... Well, I'll just let you decide what the documents suggest.
As for the property on Atwell Street, the property Jessup Company is currently sited on. Well according to the Guilford County Register of Deeds, Mr Brown and his wife own the property jointly.
But Mr Brown doesn't stand to gain anything should Jessup Company do business with the City of Greensboro? Okay, if Mr Brown says so.
As for where the Brown's live. Their current Greensboro home was purchased in 2016 as referenced by the warranty deed.
But as to Mr Brown's claim that he has been a resident of Greensboro for the last 30 years. Well it just so happens Mr and Mrs Brown filed joint personal bankruptcy on July 8, 2011, were discharged on October 18, 2011, and the case terminated on January 11, 2012. All in Randolph County.
Notice the address, 5415 Cook Collier Road, Liberty, NC. But if you click here Mr Brown claims "Greensboro resident for 30 years"
Now had Mr Brown been willing to speak with me we could have possibly sorted this mess out before I even learned of his bankruptcy, but rather than answer my questions he chose to hire an attorney in an attempt to silence me. Is that the kind of people we want running Greensboro government? Then Councilman Zack Matheny attempted to silence me by talking Rocky Scarfone into suing me. When that didn't work Zack directed Greensboro City Attorney Thomas Carruthers to sue me. Carruthers refused. Is John Brown another Zack Matheny?
You see, I learned a very long time ago, never, ever antagonize a man who has nothing to lose unless you are truly willing to lose all.
Interestingly enough, back in 2013, when then Greensboro Mayor Robbie Perkins files personal bankruptcy, 72% of the respondents to a News & Record survey said he should resign as Mayor of Greensboro.
And yes, I do have all 66 pages of the Brown's bankruptcy proceeding and more cool stuff. But we'll save that for another day.
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