On Monday July 8, 2013 my friends and colleagues, Dr. Jahi Issa and Mr. EShed Alston tried to attend a public board of trustees meeting at the Kent County SPCA. The meeting is open to the public because the Kent County SPCA has law enforcement powers as well as receiving and disbursing public monies.
They arrived a few minutes late having come from another public meeting. The front door was locked, they tried to enter through a side door . Long story short, two white employees threatened them with a lactating pit bull and abusive language and obscene gestures. Police were called.
Camden Delaware Police Department Corporal Whitney responded after 47 minutes as the employees in question were leaving. Cpl. Whitney refused to take a report of the complaint and yelled at Dr. Issa while reaching for his tazer causing Dr. Issa to fear for his safety. Myself and three other witnesses all agree that Dr. Issa did nothing to warrant this kind of abuse.
The next board meeting of the Kent County SPCA was on August 11, 2013 ( second Monday of every month. For some reason, the town of Camden Delaware deemed it a good idea to have an ill mannered and unprofessional officer present to intimidate members of the public attending the meeting.
Some of us had been illegally banned from the July meeting under threat of arrest for trespassing. The police officer glared at us while we were personally called by name and insulted by Kevin Usilton and a board member known only to me as Ricky. Ricky is a large man, and I hope his parents are no longer with us.
I would return my son to the factory if he ever disrespected a lady like this punk Ricky did, calling my friend Cathy stupid when she was not allowed to speak. We had to sit there and take the insults along with the threatening glare of the unprofessional cop.
Here is a picture of this cop standing a bit close to my friend Sherene Lindo. The man was playing with a snap on his magazine pouch and looking either down her dress or trying to see what was on her phone. I have fired security guards with more sense. Sherene was the only black person on the property.
The cop pictured here stood with his back to an open door in order to glare at us and crowd Sherene. His parent should be proud, they have apparently raised a class A peckerwood. Good job mom and dad
The rest of this group which mandated police presence? Two teachers, one retired, a dance teacher/executive secretary and a reporter for a local paper.
Yet Kent County Levy Court is posed to give dog control back to this group with the current Executive Director and board. Not having it.