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Vaccine joke reflects poorly on commissioners’ chair

Posted on September 6, 2021

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It is sad that Nash County Board of Commissioners Chairman Robbie B. Davis posted a comment on the Nash County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page in response to Sheriff Keith Stone’s office arresting Elaine Fields Finkley after she absconded from its Electronic Monitoring Protection and Crime Tracking system.

Robbie’s comment was, “They were able to find her because of the Vaccine Shot.”

It is a damn shame that he would make that statement when folks are finding all kinds of excuses to not take the vaccine shot. But on top of being a public official, he oversees the sheriff’s office. Well, we all know it is a fact that he gave Sheriff Keith Stone hell when he was trying to get more funding to repair the Nash County Detention Center. He went as far as to temporarily limit the sheriff’s spending power.

The Facebook post states, “The Nash County Sheriff’s Office tracked Finkley to Charlotte, NC where she fled after she cut off her ankle monitor. Deputies of the NCSO found Finkley and a companion walking down the street and approached Finkley and her companion.”

The post goes on to say, “A special thank you to Wake County Sheriff Gerald M. Baker and the tremendous assistance by the Wake County Sheriff’s Office CAAT Team.”

I believe Robbie could have spoken to Sheriff Stone and asked him for more specifics instead of putting out information that may not be true as to how they found her.

Because I know Robbie, it is my ignant opinion that Robbie’s response is racist because during this time, some places are giving out vaccine shots and one could receive a cash reward.

Some folks took Robbie’s response as a joke, but I find it offensive since she is a Black female and also as a jab at Sheriff Keith Stone. Sheriff Stone and his office shouldn’t have to continue to put up with this guy’s unwarranted and definitely not needed criticism.

How much more are the citizens of Nash County going to allow Robbie B. Davis to get away with?  I’ll wait!

Curmilus (Butch) Dancy II

Tarboro 

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