Editor’s Note: Based on this past School Board Meeting, it would take a fool to vote Shearra Miller, Richard Hooker and Roger Harris back on the Cleveland County School Board. That is not gossip, my personal opinion (although it is), arguendo, or anything else. It is the truth. And I can PROVE it.
Let’s look at the School Board meeting this past Monday-January 27, 2020. The issue here is the sale of the old North School. Rev. Dr. M. Lamont Littlejohn’s Mt. Calvary Baptist Church congregation turned out a “full-court press” crowd, Including NAACP leadership, in favor of Littlejohn’s proposal to purchase the old North Shelby School for $550,000. Less that half what the property is worth. Mr. Willie Green made a land swap proposal to the School Board for the old North Shelby School with property worth twice what the old North Shelby School property was worth. Four time the value that Littlejohn had offered.
The School Board had brought in their Raleigh lawyer, one of the ones they claimed gave them “bad advice” in the notorious and frivolous School board $3 million lawsuit against Sheriff Alan Norman. Which Sheriff Alan Norman has been urged by some citizens to sue the school board for diminishing his “brand.” The foolish lawyer told the school board that Mr. Green could NOT bid on the old North Shelby School property because Mr. Green’s spouse, Dena Green, was on the school board. Not only that, the foolish lawyer told the school board that Mr. Green could not attempt to “upset” bid on the property because his spouse is on the school board, even if Dena Green recuses herself. The foolish school board, Chaired by Shearra Miller, vice-chaired by Richard Hooker and assisted by the cover-up king, Roger Harris pushed through a “Resolution” to sell the property to Rev. Littlejohn at a quarter of the value of Mr. Green’s offer.
Most would consider this stupid advice from the school board’s lawyer and about everybody with any sense would think the school board was smart enough to not take this wrong-thinking lawyer’s advice without stopping to think about it some more. Especially as it appears backwards for any school board to give away property at a fraction of its value to Rev. Littlejohn when an offer of four times the vale was on the table. If such a stupid law as the lawyer said actually exists, Speaker of the House Tim Moore could straighten it out in record time in the General Assembly. And, we won’t even get into what Littlejohn plans to do with the property as many say it will be used to generate cash from taxpayers through grants, fees and other subsidies. Always using taxpayer dollars.
But, folks, that is the good news in this article. It ain’t nothing compared to what the lawyer did to us the very next day involving what will be a landmark lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) against the Cleveland County School Board over which bathroom a girl who thinks she wants to be a boy uses. What the lawyer did was egregious, unethical and totally against what 80% of the citizens of Cleveland County want. The lawyer did NOTHING!!! Except to agree to everything the ACLU and the Gay Pride crowd wants.
Folks, my previous article of January 30, 2020 describes how I suspected something fishy going on down at the Courthouse and how I made a trip to the courthouse the very next day. I also reminded everybody where school Board candidate Matthew Canipe stood on the so-called “Bathroom” issue and recommend voters cast a ballot for Matthew Canipe om election day. That article also relates to a hearing and a lawsuit that was nowhere to be found at the courthouse that Tuesday morning.
Well, now I know why every thing happened the way it did. And the school board had to have approved it.
Yesterday, Friday, January31, 2020, I made another trip to the courthouse. I had gotten the case number off of TV news the night before. There was a case file and Cleveland County had lost the lawsuit per the TV report.
I headed to the courthouse early Friday with case number and the parties in hand. The Case Number was 20 CVS 142. The case was titled “John Doe v. Cleveland County Board of Education, Jul9ie Rickard and St3ephen Fisher.”
One of the first things I noticed was that this girl that wanted to be a boy, “John Doe.” was NOT a minor as everybody says, John Doe is 18 years old. Old enough to vote, purchase and drink alcohol and join the Army. Among other things.
The second thing I noticed was that the actual lawsuit was filed that Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 12:54 PM. The case that nobody had heard of that very morning was filed that very afternoon. Usually when lawsuits are filed, the defendants, CCS, have 30 days to respond to the lawsuit. But the court file showed that the case was filed Tuesday at 12:54 PM, was heard by a judge and a Temporary Restraining Order was filed that same day, January 28, 2020 at 2:28 PM. That is 94 Minutes-start to finish. Up until now the record start to finish notorious and frivolous lawsuit was the School Board v. Sheriff Alan Norman. Which took several hours.
But here is the “kicker” in the “Bathroom” lawsuit against the School Board. The CCS lawyer never filed one thing with the courts. NO defense whatsoever. A TOTAL SURRENDER that had to have come out of the School Board’s closed session at the end of this past Monday’s Meeting.
The School Board surrendered and I can prove what I say.
When I stopped by the Courthouse Friday, I had a copy made of every page of that lawsuit. From the Start until after the liberal Judge made her ruling and the Order was filed. All Within 94 minutes that produced 70 pages of documents. Every one of those pages are attached at the end of this article.
I am offering a $100 REWARD for the first person who can go through this case record and find even one page where the CCS Attorney denied anything that the school board was alleged to have done wrong. One document that was signed by the CCS Attorney.
That’s $100 for the first person who can find anything where the CCS Attorney defended CCS and us taxpayers in any way, shape or form that is in the Court’s records.
And, that is not the end of this story.
When I noticed John Doe was 18 years old and was calling for confidentiality and some other questions; I went to the Clerk of Superior Court, Mitzi Johnson, with my questions. Mitzi looked at the court file to verify that Jane Doe was 18 and there it was. Mitzi had no answer to that question. And, although for a “legal” adult filing for such confidentiality, that the Clerk’s Office would file it as is. Especially after a judge had signed off on it and ruled in John Doe’s favor. That convinced me that I wanted a copy of every page in that file. Since Mitzi had the file in hand, she made the copies for me herself.
What good service I thought! I also thought that if every County official and employee was as service oriented and pleasant as Mitzi Johnson and her staff, I would not have to write another word about problems with any County agencies. Unfortunately, there are no Mitzi Johnsons on the School Board, County Commissioners, the CCC Board of Trustees, DSS, the Health Department (except for Holly Wall who is no longer at the Health Department-Animal Services), or anywhere else.
So folks, get yourself informed. Read this article, the attached court file and earn yourself $100, If you can. Make all of us winners by dumping Shearra Miller, Richard Hooker and
Roger Harris off the School Board. And dump some others from the county Commissioners too. Which Commissioners ones will be in another article. (Hint: Johnny Hutchins and Ronnie Whetstine.)
Folks, the entire contents of the Court file in this case is provided below. It is approximately 70 pages total. I had to break it down into 4 parts due to the limits of my scanner. I am sorry for any inconvenience.
As for the Reward, I will pay $100 to the first person who finds anything in this file that the School Board attorney filed in defense of the School Board. That equals a surrender without firing a shot. Only a weak and incompetent school board would have ever allowed anything like this to e happen. Taxpayers, get ready to shell out big bucks on this lawsuit. And with the School board hiding lawsuits, I wonder how many more there are in the system somewhere? I plan to find out.Part1 -- Lawsuit Against School Board-Bathroom
Part 2--Lawsuit Against School Board-Bathroom
Part 3--Lawsuit Against School Board-Bathroom
Part 4--Lawsuit against School Board-Bathroom