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I am in the process, he came out of retirement? I / He? If gene wrote this why would he refer to himself as he? Folks this is more montgomery style smoke and mirrors politics, gene is not authentic like Max is. There is no question about Max he is working circles around gene out in the county meeting with the average voters and his photos I think everyone can tell are real, we have hair messed up and stuff like that, they are just authentic pictures.
No he is a slick polished montgomery politician who was trained in the gutters of montgomery.
I think this face book post in my opinion is just like how he runs the sheriff's office,others do the work and he takes the credit by putting his name to it, what does he contribute to the cases or roundups other than photo ops, just like on the cruz case we know who was the main man on that case, who got the confession? But now gene and others are trying to act like they were the ones, gene walks around with a 25 year old state trooper note book on the scene to try and look like he is doing the investigative work. All so fake.
You know gene the one BL proclaimed the silver tongue devil, use to could make words dance so beautifully but as we see here I / he, at 78 years young he must be slipping. I think other people are writings things and other people are running his campaign or it certainly appears that way. Does gene fully know what is going on in his campaign, does he fully know what is going on in the sheriff's department?
Why is it the only time gene mitchell escorts a prisoner to and from court is when the news media is present and camera are present at high profile cases? J <st photo ops, no real work being done here.
Sounds like Ana. She would be out of town at the beach and something big would happen. She would have the pilot of the sheriffs office helicopter fly down, pick her up, she would give her speech in front of the cameras, get back in the helicopter, go back to her vacation/so called conference/training.
They all the same, they must have classes to train them.
Now that we got that out of the way, he said I, naw got I backward I said he came out of retirement for the kids. Ok after 12 hears how many programs or activities do you have within the sheriff's office that reaches out to kids or the youth in our county? Answer zero - none. All words by the silver tongue devil as BL calls him, no dare program, no explorer program, no youth ride alongs, not one single thing, sounded great in 2006 but for the next 12 years - nothing! But we made sure the two brothers got the two highest paid positions in the sheriff's department and cars to drive and health insurance and enough overtime to bump their retirement up, just never got around to doing anything for the kids other than more photo ops.
The fb post in question here is asking people to send pictures of kids with genes signs? Also if you look at main photo at top of his fb page from 2014 at his campaign hq's, so I guess this is just a similar repeat from 2014, also the photo from 2014, looks like a group from the church on hwy 24 just east of moulton, looks like several are wearing same shirts. The voters need to look past these photo ops with kids and look to Mitchells record of 12 years and ask other than photo ops what has he done for kids, what programs has he put in place within the sheriff's department in the last 12 years and I say there are none. Folks please dig into this and don't get smoked with smooth talk.
Not only is there no programs for kids or youth, there is no outreach to the minority communities to improve minority employment as shown in the previous blog on Diversity.
The video is perfect!
Gene Mitchell why did you find it necessary for you and and an investigator to go onto linda blaxton fb page and criticize her for a post that she did not mention either of you specifically, she simply stated on her observations of a video she had seen. Sir, I think you are out of line to use your official position To try and intimidate the citizens of our county from expressing their first amendment rights of free speech. Maybe a better use of your and investigators time would be to focus on burglaries and thefts instead of Facebook trolling about a closed case on something you know you had minimal involvement. Don't worry about what private citizens posts on private page, we will not be intimidated by you.
First of all I know one will say it wasn't inv but wife, and for you it probably was tez doing the posting, it's obvious you have control issues or lack there of on your fb page (I / He).
I will go back and break down specifically the numbers but the last grand jury indictments that were released was about 70% some type drug case and my question is with scanner traffic and general talk about the county burglaries and thefts seems to he occurring almost daily so with seven (7) investigators why do they have such a low production or indictment numbers for property crimes? Sheriff are you concerned with the very low numbers of arrests and or indictments for property crimes such as burglaries and thefts? Do you think it would be a better use of county resources for you and your investigators to focus on solving property crimes instead of Facebook and blog trolling. It is truly sad that with the high number of property crimes that these 7 investigators are not producing more properties crime arrests and indictments and recovery of the stolen property, Bryan Hill solved more cases and had a high number of indictments for property crimes with three investigators than you are producing with 7 investigators. Is this a management and leadership issue?
Sheriff are you even familiar with the numbers as it relates to property crimes meaning the number reported / investigated vs numbers of arrests, indictments and recoveries? Do you have a ssystem for monitoring the productivity of success of your investigators?
If you really want to break down the numbers there have never been 7 investigators. Know your facts. Currently there are 5, but honestly I say 4 because I don't count CH. I personally had a property theft. It was investigated and the people are in jail or spent time in jail. One is on probation now. There is an issue with restitution but that is not on the Sheriff. Speaking of probation...Max Sanders was a probation officer. Do any of you really know how sorry he is? Are you just looking for anyone different? Max never cared what the criminals that reported to him did, as long as he got paid. I've lived here long enough to know that this is not the man I want in charge of a County when he couldn't even do his job as a probation officer. Research and know what you are getting into before you just vote for the "other guy". He is a POS. Gene Mitchell is a good man. He has good people working for him that support him. If your employees support you then that says a lot about your character. Lawrence County has its problems, but if you vote Max Sanders in, "you ain't seen nuthin yet". And I don't need to be ANONYMOUS.
Mr. Mitchell, in the 12 years you have been in office, what if any programs have you implemented for our children or youth? You say you came out of retirement for the kids but there is no proof or documentation that you have did anything as it relates to your office for our kids or youth. The drug task force has did pretty good, primarily focusing on small dealers and press releases which I think is what you want and not the agents over methodically building cases to bring down major dealers and suppliers in our county.
Gene just wants photo ops with kids and with drugs, he want let drug task force do their jobs the right way.
The voters of the county should not accept a candidate who feels he does not have to get out and work and ask the people for their vote. Taking the voters for granted or afraid of the questions he will be asked if he presses the flesh with the electorate.
Sheriff Mitchell, your brother Kenneth Mitchell the one you said you would not hire , the colonel / chief deputy, what are his official and unofficial duties and responsibilities?
Mr mitchell I know when you have spoke about the food money you say that is law and if we don't like it to change the law and get it out of your business, well in 2006 when you said you would not keep left over money and that it should go in the county treasury you knew the law then, right? I mean in same paragraph you referenced what you say you did in Talladega county so from that you would think you knew the law so why did you say that unless it was only to mislead us knowing all along you were going to keep the jail food money. When you dig into it, it appears to just be a flat out lie.
If Gene had not lied to us and did what he said he would do and not keep the money there would not be an issue of anyone being in his business / SSN. Again he caused this problem by lying and not doing what he said he would do. But blame others and rocks and glass houses, so silly.
Gene Mitchell: A wolf in sheep's clothing, betrayal - words the democratic party are thinking about this morning about their sheriff's candidate.
How much longer is the democratic party going to allow it's party and votes be taken for granted and hijacked by someone who is not try to your party? The reason there is a D by his name, he can count - 2006.
To the democratic party leadership and members: Are you willing to continue to sale your soul to the devil, are you willing or going to sell out your principles and core beliefs so you can keep a D on the office? If a man does not have the courage or guts to be who he is how can you support him, he has no moral fiber, he is a hallow man who is after cheap votes and does not believe or stand for what you stand for, I would rather vote for someone of the other party if that man was truly a man and was strong and courage who stood for this principles and beliefs even at political costs, is that not the man you want to vote for? A sheep in sheep's clothing, that's why you should vote for Max Sanders. What has happened the last couple of days just shows you the dem party are being used!
In a few days everyone will see photo (s) of a man with no core or values or is willing to sell them for votes. This explains why the diversity blog was so true, he takes the minority community and all democratic votes for granted, and the question is, is the party willing to support and vote for someone who is not true to your party just so you can say you have a democrat in that office but if he is not a true democrat have you really won or just allowed yourself to be pulled down to his level.
Gene can you reply here on this blog page to exactly what your contributions were that led to the confession and guilty plea by serial murder cruz. We would like to know specifics and details. We're you involved in the interview in which a confession was obtained? Was you name on the list as interviewing any witnesses or suspects? Was you name on the evidence log as collecting any evidence in this case? OK I know for fact the answer to these questions is no, no involvement. I would also like to pose the same to the investigator who attacked linda blaxton over her free speech, what part did you play? We're you chastised by supervisors over possibly contaminating the cruz crime scene? Is that the reason for your attack on the investigator who got the confession or is it jealousy of his success? Maybe we should focus on property crimes, these is more to investigations than just the armed robbery and murder cases.
Mr mitchell, how many years and what was the cost for fuel for your brother to drive his county vehicle to church in good hope on the other side of Cullman from west of Mt hope which is an enormous number of miles two trips on Sunday and one on wednesday? Also was he compensated any at all by the church during this time and if so was was this an ethics violation? What was your response? Did you do an inquiry and if so what was the findings? What was your response to thesee findings? Did you refer this matter to the ethics commission? Answer is no.
Sheriff, during the ABI inquiry of the evidence room 8 months ago did you inform the ABI that there was in fact two sets of keys instead of just one and that you in fact had the second set of keys??? Oh by the way, what is the Status of that inquiry?
Sheriff Mitchell did you attend the democratic party gathering Thursday or the Republican party fundraiser? What is the definition of betrayal or traitor? Maybe there is a photo to answer this question. Gene is playing the democratic party as gullible fools.
Did you drive the county owned black tahoe to this republican party fundraiser?
Gene mitchell yes or no are you a democrat?
Wants to point fingers at others and say if you on fb you committing an ethics violation. Look in the mirror mr. mitchell, riding around with your campaign magnet on the side of that black county owned tahoe is an ethics violation. So do you want the ethics commission in this county?
Do we need ethics commission to review the activities of the sheriff's office use of county vehicles? Yes!
To the lawrence county democratic party as you should know by now YOU HAVE A FOX IN THE HEN HOUSE!!!
Gene you need to get you some training on how to properly manage resources. You have what 20 people working day shift Monday thru friday, but yet on Friday night you got one maybe two deps covering the whole county? Poor management and poor leadership. Probably had another fundraiser to go to?
Gene it is Friday night, why don't you get out here and help the deputies by doing something other than riding around running 10-28s car tags, actually answer some calls by yourself to give the deps a little relief. It's more to be a law enforcement officer than running tags.
and getting your name in the paper and photo ops. That crap on linda's fb page was embarrassing. Gene Mitchell didnt do anything to solve that case. and then Gene or Tez or whoever is running his fb page said butch you was there i seen you. Just because you was there doesnt mean you contributed.
Genes ad this week. You sir are not properly leading the department, no on is attacking your staff.you said on linda blaxton post the other 6 invs, that plus tim is 7, there is not anot her dept in the whole great state of alabama our size with 7 invs. So if they are not solving crimes at a rate that 7 invs should then criticism is due. No one is cricizing the poor deputies, you have hung them out to dry sir. Not lies it is the truth, sir, your words if they are lies you said them so that makes you a liar.
Why you running from your age gene? 78? How old is that picture in this week's ad? 8 or 10 years old?
Cletus woke up long enough to comment on fb, Betty supporting a republican party fundraiser, curtis says vote for gene so I can get another four years as third highest paid employee within the department as a captain. Family operation. How many county cars are driven by mitchells?
Let me see if I got this right, a democratic candidate Gene Mitchell choose to go to a republican fundraiser for a white state office holder at $250 per plate for him and tez ($500) instead of a fundraiser at the same time for a local Democrat candidate who is a minority. Yep sounds about right.
I wonder how the democratic party feels right now to know their democratic nominee choose a republican $500 fundraiser over them and posed for pictures. You never see him posing in pictures with dems Esp minorities. As a member of dem party this would pissed me off big time!
Does not surprise me at all, he has been itching to switch parties, if and that is a big if he wins in November he will ditch the dems and join the Republican party. It's not about core values and principles with him it's about numbers, where are the votes at. In 2006 it was dems, now it is reps he goes whichever way the wind blowas.
Just looked at Kenneth Brackins facebook page from his fundraiser, looks like Gene arrived as everyone was leaving, he did not eat and the only person he talked to was a white county commissioner. Ok he got there as everyone was leaving because he had been at the Republican fund raiser ($250 per plate) for two hours. He and Montez didnt eat because they had just eaten $500 worth at the Republican fund raiser. As for talking to the white commissioner, he only rubs elbows with those in power, not common folk.
I wonder how much gas that county owned black tahoe used when GM had t ok get from the Republican fundraiser to Mr brackins? All for nault. By the time he got there it was essentially over. Only got to speak to bradley cross. What kind of democrat abandons his party and it's candidates to go to a republican party $500 fundraiser? Maybe it is time the democratic party and minority community abandons him the same way. It's time for folks to wake up and realize your are bring manipulated and played for the fool, it's not about his beliefs and values its about votes and votes only.
Gene done got caught at the Republican fundraiser and now it is cry baby cry, no party we all americans, lol �� panic, panic. You know you cry about blogs and fb posts but nothing is false it is all you gene mitchell you are doing this to yourself, all these sayings are your words Sir. Same for the latest screw up. No one held a gun to your head, it was your choice, you and only you decided to attend a state officials REPUBLICAN fundraiser at $250 per plate instead of going to a local democrats fundraiser who happens to be a minority. Yeah you came in as everyone was leaving, might as well have stayed away, you had already made your choice. You disrespected mr brackins by skipping over him to go be with your republican friends.
Gene looking at this picture of you at the Republican $500 dinner, you look like you have really put on the weight, you use to always slim down before campaign season, not this year, you are plump.
Naw what you all don't understand is folks like us at Mr brackins are just common lawrence county folks, gene don't want to be hanging around us. He hob snobs with the Republican secretary of state not us poor folks from lawrence county. He's on a different level from us, have yall not figured that out yet?
Well tez your papa was right, but pointing out an elected officials failures as part of his job or failure to do what he said he would do such as only serve one term, not keep left over jail food money or not hire his brothers is not throwing stones at glass houses so don't try and make this personal because it is not. It is business and genes record is not personal or the perfromance of his employees or his lack of vision or leadership of the sheriff $ department, I know all yall have is to try and make it look personal.
Again tez, gene seems to mess up then wants us to believe it is our fault not his. No problem with be friends with anyone, no problem with being welcoming to the secretary of state, but of this long post on Facebook you seemingly have left out the most important part which I am sure was intentional and part of your political strategy, the most important part of your post that you left off was he skipped mr brackins event, well barely made it at the very end to attend instead A REPUBLICAN FUNDRAISER, AGAIN A REPUBLICAN FUNDRAISER, GOT IT!!!