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09/17/2019

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The City council will yawn and go about their socialist ways.

I noticed at the Rhino Times that public comments are being solicited regarding selection of a new Chief of Police:

The community forums are:

Monday, Sept. 23 at noon, at the Vance Chavis Branch Library, 900 S. Benbow Road
Monday, Sept. 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 219 N. Church St.
Tuesday, Sept. 24 at noon at the Glenwood Branch Library, 1901 W. Florida St.
Monday, Sept. 30 at noon at the Hemphill Branch Library, 2301 W. Vandalia Rd.
Tuesday, Oct. 1 at noon at the Benjamin Branch Library, 1530 Benjamin Pkwy.

"The police chief will be hired by City Manager David Parrish, not the Greensboro City Council, but city council members will certainly have input whether they attend the community forums or not.

Parrish said, 'We want to give our residents the opportunity to engage and offer input on what is most important to them in our search for a new police chief. Because everyone has a busy schedule, we are offering an online survey in addition to in-person community meetings. We’ll use the data we collect to help shape our search.'

One of the issues being talked about is whether it is better to promote from within the Greensboro Police Department or go outside the department. There will be a national search, but that doesn’t mean that the new chief won’t be someone currently working for the Greensboro Police Department."

My observation, er prediction, is that the process in the final analysis will be determined by the usual suspects and the outcome will give the PD (and the citizens) someone who won't rock the boat.

I agree, Fred. Given the composition of the city council, it is extremely unlikely that anyone worthwhile will be chosen.

https://www.greensboro.com/news/local_news/first-meeting-in-greensboro-police-chief-search-highlights-racial-injustices/article_aaa27ebd-13f5-52a8-b641-7141fb1eb2f9.html

First meeting in Greensboro police chief search highlights racial injustices

"Community members said the next police chief needs to understand and respect the city’s history from the Greensboro Massacre to the death of Marcus Smith, a Greensboro man who died last September after police used a controversial RIPP-Hobble restraint on him."

" The Chavis library meeting, though small with only eight residents attending, was lively and brought out the frustrations of Greensboro’s black community. "

"Assistant City Manager Trey Davis said he was happy with the first meeting. "

Fred, if I am not mistaken, Trey Davis is a black guy, and he is the assistant city manager in charge of the police department. These meetings are not going to produce an army of citizens who want better crime control and policing.

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