Let us express first that we could not care less if you are a Democrat or a Republican the question we have is Sheriff Gene Mitchell an honest sheriff who did not take inmate food funds over the past twelve years? N,o he isn't. Gene said he would not take inmates food funds. He lied. He lied to the sum of up to 88K per year or more.
Gene Mitchell also assured the public he would not hire his brothers. He did. Another lie. An ethics violation. Gene has not worried in the past twelve years that he may get caught up in the controversy over taking the inmate food funds. That is up until Sheriff Ana Franklin was caught red-handed with her hand in the forbidden cookie jar. Ana Franklin brought a lot to light to include the Etowah County Sheriff food funds and another dirty sheriff. The next thing we know is there are some 47 sheriffs who refuse to reveal the amount of money they have actually taken over the years.
If we are not mistaken Ole Gene was asked by Fob James to resign or be fired. Folks need to stop looking at these folks with rose colored glasses. Gene Mitchell may be a mighty fine man at one point. We have submitted documentation that proves some things look and smell fishy. That is because it is.
In case anybody is interested the whistleblowers do not know Max Sanders but if he isn't honest and becomes the next sheriff of Lawrence County, you will find out about it. It isn't hard to see what these folks are made of.
Gene has told so many different stories to the media that he can't keep up with his own stories. If one article is accurate he could have taken upwards of $790,000.00 dollars. We don't know for sure how much money Gene Mitchell took because he refuses to release those figures. Why? If he has done nothing wrong, release the figures before the election, Gene. Let the people know what a good honest man you are.
The Etowah County Sheriff released his numbers which were upwards of $700,000.00. Sheriff Ana Franklin refused to release the amount of inmate food funds she has taken. Wonder why? You folks are cowards behind badges that you must give you a license to take from people you house in your jails who we believe are not getting adequate nutritional meals because of greedy politician sheriffs that put their selfish wants before the people they serve, inmates, and employees.
We don't know the man Gene Michell but we know enough through documents and pictures to tell you that we would not vote him for hog catcher or chicken catcher either one.
Democrat or Republican corruption is corruption. If you lie, steal, and cheat you are deplorable. We learned that the hard way with Sheriff Ana Franklin.
If Gene Mitchell wins another four years the only thing that can save the inmate food funds is the legislature. Good luck with that one.