Greenville's Police Chief Speaks Out On Crime

For the first time, since a Councilwoman was arrested, Greenville's Police Chief speaks out on how their department handles crime.

Members of the South Christian Leadership Conference got a chance to hear from Greenville's Chief of Police on how crime is handled in the city.

Greenville City Manager Wayne Bowers, Police Chief William Anderson and several black leaders met Tuesday night to talk about allegations of misconduct in the police department, that's according to the Daily Reflector.

The forum focused on crime in the city, but this also stems from the group's call for the chief to resign, after Councilwoman Kandie Smith was arrested for supposedly looking into similar allegations.


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  • by Sage Location: Rocky Mount on Jun 17, 2010 at 04:51 AM
    To Denver: "Black colleges", referred to as Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU's) exist now because after the emancipation, segregation prevented blacks from attending colleges "white colleges". Every college was a "white college" at that time because of Jim Crow Laws, and the only way that black people could further their education was to build "black colleges". Most whites refused to attend what we refer to now as HBCU's anyway, because they felt that these institutions were inferior, just as they felt that black people were inferior. HBCU's have stood the test of time through the tenacity of our ancestors who endured much hatred and alienation in those days while seeking higher education. These colleges are still referred to as HBCU's, or as you stated "black colleges", and they are not just for black students (never were). There are plenty of what you refer to as "white college schools", they just were not called that. Hope this helps.
  • by Denver Location: NC on Jun 16, 2010 at 09:33 PM
    Why are there Black College Schools? , but no White College Schools?
  • by Otis Location: Chocowinity on Jun 16, 2010 at 09:14 PM
    Rebuttal to - Posted by: lena is right on Jun 16, 2010 at 10:04 PM Most serial killing and family members killing are done by whites. What? This is not facts just a simple racist spin
  • by Bob Location: Winterville on Jun 16, 2010 at 07:20 PM
    C: You're right about the Groccia vs. Garcia thing and OSOC. Groccia is a fine Italian surname. OSOC may believe that as both names end in "ia" that they are indistinguishable, LOL! But, his problem is not that he reads too little. It is that he posts entirely too much! Here is one more conservative asking for OSOC to please get a life. His repeated postings on here look either a. that he is paid per word, or b. pathetic. I vote the latter.
  • by lena is right on Jun 16, 2010 at 07:04 PM
    Most serial killing and family members killing are done by whites. Another thing is whites can committ a crime and it will be over 20 years later before they are prosecuted i.e. Michael Skalel did not get sentence until 3 years ago for the murder of Martha Moxley when she was 15. and I could go on. Where is justice in that for the family? So if we say there are not many whites in jail is because they have not been caught yet. Just wait someone white will committ crime now and it will be 40 years when they are prosecuted.
  • by Stella Location: Greenville on Jun 16, 2010 at 06:43 PM
    Hear ye! Hear ye! I do hear by call for the resignation of Clavin Hendrson NAACP and Rufus Huggins SCLC. Until you can spend time in your own community and help those young black guys that are shooting each other almost monthly I suggest you leave the chief alone and let him do what he does best. I am a black female and I SAID IT!
  • by C Location: Winterville on Jun 16, 2010 at 05:01 PM
    Read much Snake Oil Co.? As usual, too busy spouting off ignorant rants to actually pay attention to facts. The arresting office is Bruce G-R-O-C-C-I-A, not Garcia. There has been no mention of his race, other than your (incorrect) comment, though I am pretty sure the office simply considers himself a member of the human race.
  • by Rev Higgs Location: Edgecombe Co on Jun 16, 2010 at 04:51 PM
    lena Can you mention justice & O.J. in the same sentence? How about Rodney King ? How about Michael Jacksaon ?
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jun 16, 2010 at 04:26 PM
    WOW, even Bill Cosby would be proud. for the rest of you, the arresting officer was hispanic...Garcia? Just remember folks, if you are a black officer arresting a white person....expect the same racist accusations. Life can go both ways...when you put in hate crimes legislation, if a gay person attacks a hetero....expect it as hate...
  • by Freddy Location: Greenville on Jun 16, 2010 at 04:21 PM
    TO LENA: well you say that blacks will never be treated equal. Well I agree with the other guys. And lets not forget history since we are on the topic. Who was it that sold Africans to the European settlers? Thats right, other Africans. Tale as old as time, always looking out for number one.
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