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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Stay tuned for updates.
LINK TO THE BLOG: http://fixlelandpolice.blogspot.com/2011/12/welcome.html