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FIRST ON 3: Leland resident starts website to "fix Leland police"; Begins petition to disband department

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LELAND, NC (WWAY) -- Leland resident and WWAY viewer Earl Goodman announced he's started a blog to, "do what Leland Town Officials, Federal, and State Authorities will not do and that is fix the Leland Police Department."

A link to his blog is below. Here's what he wrote on the site....

Welcome to this site. My New Years Resolution is to do what Leland Town Officials, Federal, and State Authorities will not do and that is fix the Leland Police Department.

As a citizen of the United States, I will be utilizing all of my Civil Rights to expose criminal and unethical misconduct by Leland Officials. I will also pose the question as to why the Brunswick County District Attorney waited so long to do anything when the allegations first arose. Our District Attorney knew about allegations against the police department soon after taking office. As recently as October, he stated he had no knowledge of any accusations. This movement will show an existing knowledge. This movement also has contacted terminated employees of Leland Police Department, former colleagues of the Leland Police Chief, former employees of the District Attorney. All of this will show a patter of misinformation, misleading statements, and downright incompetence by local and state officials.

After the holiday, I will be contacting town officials, county officials to begin the process of organizing protests/demonstrations. I will also be working on marketing material(T Shirts and Bumper Stickers) to help promote our cause. Yes, I say our cause because this is about my future, my kids future, and the future of your children. I hope to use a grassroots campaign, similar to that of the Occupy Movement.

I invite you to join me as part of the "Fix Leland Movement."

If you have a story or have information, please share in confidence to our Fix Leland email address. That is address is fixlelandpolice@gmail.com

I realize I will now have a target on my back from the Leland Police. Growing up in rural America, I am no stranger in having to rely on myself and my own instincts.

The "Fix Leland Movement" will be a peaceful, legal, organization. We do encourage, nor will participate in the violation of state, federal, or local laws. Our mission is simple, expose the corruption by those hired to protect us!

We have started an online petition to present to the Town Council of Leland and, if needed, the Governor's Office of North Carolina. Our petition will ask the Town of Leland to disband the Police Department and have the Brunswick County Sheriff's Department take over until a new police department can be formed.

The town council has the ability to make this request. If they choose not to act and the Governor's Office feels it warranted they can ask the Sheriff to take over Town Municipalities.

If you wish you remain anonymous, you MUST CHECK THE BOX TO HIDE YOUR INFORMATION.

We realize with the criminals running the police department, citizens are in fear for their safety.

Click below for the petition. We will be gathering signatures until February 4, 2012.

http://www.change.org/petitions/town-of-leland-disband-leland-police-dep...

Stay tuned for updates.

LINK TO THE BLOG: http://fixlelandpolice.blogspot.com/2011/12/welcome.html

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Leland Police Department

Justin and Old Guy...

since I am posting comments, I will punctate however I please.

Secondly, I do and will always support guys like that instead of the likes of you fellas because they have the balls to do the job.

I have a mild suggestion...Why don't you two fella's go get trained, get hired somewhere and work the job for a while. Then we will see if your opinion has changed then.

only thing that happened today was the loss of leadership in a small town but growing town's law enforcement.

And like ya'll, I can judge too. I judge their actions are not as bad as you, WWAY and pickey have painted them to be.

Can't wait to hear what you and the merry band of hippies have to say next.

Leland Police Department

Would just like to extend a hearty good job to my brothern in blue with the Leland Police Department. I know there are plenty of people out there that question the manner in which you enforce the law who are too afraid to go get trained and learn how to enforce said laws from the inside. They resort to local press mediums that feed off of peoples over active imaginations as well as their lack of adult supervision. I have to question their own integrity and honor with what they are trying to change or if their so called self righteous actions are some sort of vendetta.

I would like to ask a few questions to the "movement" people and pickey. What happened to presumption of innocence? Why don't you post all responses and not just a "select" few that fuel your intentions?

Do you know what happens to news agencies and reporters that go out of their way to try and embarass people or others? They are found out of the loop and not given information. This is how WWAY and their competation generally works. If they are not given information that suffices, they fabricate to sensalize the story.

Do work Leland Police Department, your "brothers" got your back.

You sir are misinformed!

I don't know if a retired firefighter can judge whether or not a Law Enforcement Officer has the right to point his service weapon at another fellow officer's head and say bang. Or better yet walk into an office and point his service weapon at another officer's chest and say bang. As a citizen I would just like to say I don't believe he should and then keep his job. As one who really knows the extent of what these guys are capable of everyone within the jurisdiction of Leland Township you need to be keeping your head down and your powder dry. You must not have been keeping up with what is really going on. Read more and more of only what the administration has come out with not just the media. They are the ones that have made statements and committed crimes that will not be unanswered!If you have these guys back then you need to join up with them and be one of their boys! They would harass you, retaliate and discriminate against you too!
Just one more thing Mr. Blasingame has stated several times in public that if he ever got pushed into a corner he would start shooting until everyone was dead and then claim it was his "condition" and get off of any charges that might come his way. This is the kind of guy you are behind. Really?? These guys are your brothers??? You are really sad!
Vicadan and oxycotin are his best friends given to him by our government. Check into it? Steroids??????????????
Go ahead Scott we need to topple this regime!

P.S. Any third grader could tell you that pointing a gun at anybody without probable cause is not only stupid but very, very dangerous!

Thanks Agent...

A better question would be, who in there right mind would join a group like this. BTW, for me, presumption of innocence disappears when a group of people testify; "I just watched you do it." Also, people who have integrity and honor capitalize proper names and titles; think, News Director, Mr. Pickey. Otherwise, they start to seem a little self-righteous.

Jayne

Very nicely written Chief Jayne!

Does anybody know?

Does anybody know if Blasingame was in Florida over New Years?

http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/03/us/florida-celebratory-gunfire/index.html?...

Wow.....

You people are unreal. Do you all not have anything better to do than search news stories from other states and try to pin them on Leland officers? Grow up and get over yourselves. Last I noticed, this Leland citizen and a lot of others are doing just fine.

What about you?

Sorry chuckles, I came across that story and seeing how Blasingame has been accused of doing the exact same thing, it is fitting. It shows how one persons irresponsibility can effect others. You may be doing fine but there are plenty of others in Leland that are not and are fed up with the children running that department.

how to kill a snake

Earl thank you for having the balls to stand up to all of this S*&T that is going on in this little COMMUNIST TOWN. Now dont get pissed at me four saying that........... Just think about it the Chief does what he wants, when he wants, to who he wants, fires who he wants.....Hits who he wants then fires that officer...Think about this the lewis case has been about 7 months ''''' Our socalled Chief had a Investigation on her case and our socalled #%*&#$@ Chief said that they didnt find any wrong doing.... His socalled Investigation didnt check with officer lewis doctors. did not look at the photos of her injuries. And this socalled Chief witch has to be as dumb as a rock. didnt sit down on his brains or azz the same, and think like a real Chief would do. A real Chief would think something is not right with this Investigation. But knowing this dumb azz of a Chief he didnt or he is so dam dumb and couldnt read it. He knew that something did happen because he called officer lewis with in a hour of the training inncident....if thats what you want to call it..Hay Dumb AZZ Chief ...NEWS FLASH it aint over. YOU MAY THINK YOUR SAFE FROM ALL OF THIS SH6T THAT YOU HAVE DONE..NOTTTTTTTT (IT IS WHAT IT IS)...LIKE I SAID TO KILL A SNAKE YOU CUT THE HEAD OFF...YOUR THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE AND BUDDY YOUR AZZ IS GOING DOWN AND DOWN HARD. NOT FROM US IN LELAND BUT THE FBI - SBI- AND IM NOT TELLING WHO ELSE THAT IS GOING TO BITE YOU IN THE AZZ OR REAL CLOSE UR BRAIN ( AZZ - BRAIN U SIT ON BOTH) YOU THINK BECAUSE NOT A THING IS BEING SAID ABOUT YOU OR YOUR AZZ KISSERS ITS OVER....THE JOKES IS ON YOU...SO GET READY TO HIDE AGAIN LIKE THE BIG BAD CHIEF YOU ARE..... bIG bOY GET YOUR WALL READY WHEN YOU GO TO A TOWN MEETING UR GOING TO NEED IT TO HIDE AGAIN...its not over

The GREAT "Sitting Bull" once said

"My people have spoken, It is now time to take action" Say's who? Say's everyone's buddy Kblue!

we

We love you Blue!!!!

Fan Club? LMAO!

KBlue's fan club probably has only one member...and it's KBlue himself...yes, that means YOU.

What the??

Your grounded! Go to your shed!! Say's who? Say's Kblue!

Delusions of Grandeur

"Everyone's buddy, Kblue"????

Not everyone's.....buddy.

Delusions? Right on the mark!

If kblew had ANY buddies, he wouldn't be wasting so much time trying to play the riddle making "Joker" here. He COULD be out on the range sharpening his severely deficient marksmanship skills!

Shush!

Don't listen to them Blue! Keep it up!!!!

Hey Blue.... the more you

Hey Blue.... the more you write, the more I believe what you say is true! I was reading the blog about the mess in Leland and saw some pictures of some ladies kind of licking each other and thought that this was flipping hilarious! Truthfully, I don't care what folks do with each other behind closed doors but with equal truthfulness I have no interest in seeing these ladies licking each other.

I'm curious, do the men in these families engage in homo eroticism also??? Dang, I'd wet myself laughing if these big-belly vinnies from Leland were "comforting" each other....

BADA BING

Agree

Yeah, the one of that long faced gal getting spanked makes me a nauseous. CLASSYYYYY.

What a wacko

After reading the blog, its obvious this guy is a wacko. Sure, go for it, what have I got to lose watching you? Nothing. What do you have to lose? Who knows, we'll find out though as after reading your last post, "What To Do If You are Pulled Over My Current Leland Police Employees". Wow. You're on a fast track to nowhere. Go ahead and not stop for a cop, call 911 all you want. It looks like you're baiting them and want to be pulled just so you can make accusations.

You're a hoot. I can't wait to see how this plays out.

good luck! but if you are

good luck! but if you are going to have a peaceful, legal organization and will not violate, local, state and federal laws, then do not compare yourself to the 'OCCUPY MOVEMENT', man they were the worst. just go out and be fix Leland movement and do it with peace. beware of who you let in and let stand with you on these protest. wolves in sheep's clothing!!!

as Jefferson said, rebellion by the people is at times required

Grass roots, voting and making officals like the governor aware of this corruption is the only way to fix this. The city council is blind, the DA is complacent, and the town manager is inept. Who suffers, the citzens of leland.

Drive through Leland with that bumpersticker?

Good Luck with that! You won't make it from the KFC to the firehouse before one of Jayne's thugs has you on the side of the road for every made up infraction they can think of.

Hurray for Citizen Activism

I applaud Mr. Goodman in his efforts to affect change at the Leland Police Department. It has been quite obvious over the past year that the leadership of the town has neither the courage or conviction to stand up for what is right, address the problem, and fix it, even if that involves dismantling the entire department and starting fresh, like they did in Spring Lake and Bolton. LPD is at the point where it is too corrupt to fix with a few personnel changes since it is the culture of corruption that exists in an environment that encourages it. Mr. Goodman only has to research the WWAY site, along with the Star News and now WECT to find stories about the problems in the department. And there are many former and current officers that will be more then willing to provide their support. The citizens of Leland deserve better then what they have now - Mr. Goodman, my you have my support and best wishes!! Hang in there - you are right, they will come after you with anything they can make up to discredit you!!

A Conspiracy is Afoot

Who is this guy Goodman? Who does he work for? Has he ever been to a council meeting? Has he ever been a public servant or volunteered for public service? Is he a law enforcement expert? Is he a lawyer? Is he on the faculty of the UNC School of Government? What are his credentials? Does he really live in the town of Leland? Does he pay his taxes? Does he have a criminal record? Has he been ticketed for some driving offense? Does he have ties to Wilmington? Does he have ties to corporations over there? Does he have some friends in politics over there? Does he have an axe to grind? Does he have relatives in law enforcement? Is he a friend of county commissioner(s)? Before anyone follows this Pied Piper, better find out more about him.

Education

Mr. Goodman seems to have more education and morals than the Chief of LPD. Who cares if he is a friend of the commissioners? I agree,... clean house! This corruption has been going on since Sanders was chief. Ask former LPD officers how many times Sanders son was pulled for speeding,....or the time he was in a high speed chase and Sanders said he would "handle it himself". Ironically a month later, Leland adopted a "no chase" policy. Clean the house!

You might also add, does

You might also add, does this Mr Goodman have any affiliation with SCOTT PICKEY AND WWAY? Once again, it only this tabloid news station giving voice to this smear campaign. The "thinking" people of Leland know the facts of this situation, we will not be influenced or pressured by the likes of Pickey, Cox and the disgruntled police officers who should have been let go long ago. The readers of this blog should stop and research these people..before they put their names to any bogus list of lies and accusations! The leaders of our town will not be manipulated or threatened by people with obvious agendas, none of which has anything to do with the betterment of Leland!

Leland Resident - there has

Leland Resident - there has always been an open invitation to anyone, from either the Town of Leland or the Leland Police Department, to sit down with us, go on the record, and tell us that what we've reported so far is not true.

So far, not one person has stepped up and done that.

Why is that?

We stand by our stories.

sp

Scott Pickey
WWAY News Director

Interesting that you will

Interesting that you will not publicly post my response to this question..your "non post" speaks for itself... I will keep observing this blog, as well as the other blog against Leland that you are sponsoring, only to collect the lies that are being put in print.

The Star-News just reported

The Star-News just reported on it, it being the "smear campaign". Don't hate on WWAY because they were first.

Isn't it supposed to be grounds for termination for LPD officers to be posting now? Weren't spouses and family members instructed to stop as well? Oh, I get it. That only gets enforced if you speak out AGAINST Jayne, the department, and the bad apples.

REALLY??

Sounds like you are one of the dwindling few who still can't or won't believe that there is corruption and cover-up in LA!! Assaulting an officer during a training exercise, an officer pulling his gun on fellow officers TWICE, hindering an accident investigation involving a LPD Lieutenant, Jayne assaulting an officer then trying to bribe him to keep quiet - what more do you want? The only people that don't want anyone believing there is corruption - the "disgruntled workers" argument - are those that will lose when the truth comes out; the people in charge of the police department and the town council that refuses to do anything. Keep posting your attacks on those that have had the courage to bring this abuse to light and expose this culture of corruption!! The petition grows - the citizens are getting tired of this thuggery!! It may work on the officers but won't on the citizens!!