Cherokee County Commissioners’ Meeting – 1/23/23

I went to the Cherokee County, NC commissioners’ meeting last night after receiving a phone call that there was a meeting even though it was not on their calendar. Since most people did not know about the meeting, there were a few empty seats in the room.

As the meeting started commissioner Cal Stiles asked to add a new item to the agenda: a proposal not to fund a SWAT team for the county. This was in response to the Cherokee Indian Police Department’s SWAT team incident Firing Squad at 5 AM.

The only discussion at the meeting concerning the shooting was a short statement at the end of one of the scheduled speakers’ portion where he voiced support for a county funded SWAT team. During a recess, I left the room and found a large number of sheriff deputies in the hallway: more than half of the department.

When the subject was brought up in the meeting concerning the subject of not funding a county SWAT team, the item was quickly tabled and the commissioners moved on.

The next commissioners’ meeting will be February 6th, 2023. Let’s hope that the topic of the shooting and a county SWAT team are fully addressed by the people in the county at this meeting.

David DeGerolamo

      
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15 days ago

This incident should be a wake up call to all departments with these militarized assult teams that they are not in the best interest of protecting & serving the public. They are beginning to look and act more like hit squads. There is no justification for what happened to this man and woman. Red flag statutes and no knock warrants will make this situation worse.

Chas
Chas
15 days ago

The people should be screaming for accountability and the names of the shooters…

Tragedy of the Commons

Create SWAT teams down at our border as this is one of three actual
Acts of War per Col. MacGregor. The USS Liberty being another one.
I recall thirteen or so years ago when the gov was sending tactical
trucks into small towns for what reason I had no idea. Now I know
why. This is another of their creations. There are local cops and
Sheriff’s whose job this is, not murdering squads.

Phil
Phil
15 days ago

all of them should be fired and charged with murder, cop or no cop. when they don’t do their job with upright morality and ethical standards then they must be fired, with no pension.

MSG Grumpy
MSG Grumpy
14 days ago
Reply to  Phil

Agreed!
Only add one item:
FIRED, Then PROSECUTED for Premeditated attempted Murder!

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14 days ago

Thanks David for the update.
I left the room and found a large number of sheriff deputies in the hallway: more than half of the department.”
Anything said there that you can repeat or draw any conclusions from?

Crawfisher
Crawfisher
14 days ago

Q- How much will property taxes have to increase to pay for this lawsuit.
The Sheriff should be arrested for malfeasance.
mal·fea·sance
/malˈfēzns/
wrongdoing, especially by a public official.