Is it true as Marc's commenters are saying that local media outlets are suppressing the news to make Mayor Nancy Vaughn's reelection chances higher? Spread the word, write in Billy Jones for Mayor of Greensboro and we'll add that to the list of things to be investigated.
That is the only way you'll find out.
Update: And now Ed Catalano writes:
You see, without reliable media coverage the stories keep changing, no one knows what is real and what isn't. How big will the numbers grow? Will social media create a panic? To those who criticize me for making this a political issue, this is exactly why it should be a political issue. Sal Leone, a Candidate in District 5, made the claim just last Thursday that Greensboro Police are being used to manipulate the upcoming election.
Is that true? Could we count on our local media and police administration to tell us? Or will they simply allow the rumors to spiral out of control?
Update 2: Marc clarifies:
Update 3: In the run-up to the 2015 City Council Election it was proven that Greensboro Police covered up crime reports to manipulate election results. If this is going on now it wouldn't be the first time.
Update 4: From one of my contacts in Greensboro's African-American community:
Update 5: Marc Ridgill corrects his original statement.
Still, the numbers remain alarmingly high and local media still isn't reporting.
Update 6: Monday, October 9, 2017 9:00 Am The following has been shared with me as coming from Councilman Mike Barber:
But allow me to reiterate. I got my information from a recently retired Greensboro Police Officer-- someone most believe to be a credible source.
The Greensboro Police Department has a documented history of hiding crime to alter the course of elections.
And it has been proven that in 2014, Councilman Mike Barber greatly inflated crime statics at Heritage House before forcing hundreds of people from their homes-- many of them home owners.
So if in-fact these numbers are rumors is it hardly any wonder such rumors get started?
This is the kind of city Nancy Barakat Vaughan, Mike Barber, and the rest of the Greensboro City Council has given you. Vote for the incumbents if you want more of the same.