District 2 Councilmember Goldie Wells took her time at the end of the City Council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6 to make an appeal to the people of Greensboro, and particularly to the people in her district, to have a peaceful Christmas season.
At the end of the regular meetings of the Greensboro City Council meeting each councilmember is given a few minutes, or in some cases a lot of minutes, to talk about whatever they want. Usually councilmembers talk about events they have attended or upcoming events.
But on Dec. 6, Wells used her time to make a heartfelt appeal for peace during the Christmas season.
Wells said, “I’d like to make a personal request. We’ve had so much in District 2, and I know in District 1, we’ve had violence and we’ve had people killed and we’ve had senseless drive-bys and we hear the sound of gunshots in our community, and I want to appeal to all of you, we’re going into the Christmas season and lots of things happen in the Christmas season. Some folks are upset because they don’t have what they need or want for the season. Some get a little too much of something to drink or whatever and a lot of things happen. But I want to appeal to you to just treat your neighbor the way you want to be treated. Don’t use violence. Think and remember, this is our community. We are all here together. We are different people. We’re different nationalities, different ethnic groups. But all of us, we’re here and we are all different. But we’re all the same when it comes down to it. People say, when we’re cut, we all bleed red blood. But I just want to appeal to you. It really comes down to love. Love your fellow man. Stop the violence. It is getting out of hand. Our city is getting a bad name because of it – our neighborhoods, especially my district because I think I have the most murders, homicides in District 2. So I’m appealing to you please stop the violence try to live peaceful during this peaceful season the holidays.”
If anything, crime will increase during the remainder of this month.
Thank you for the appeal but the trouble makers don’t read or hear your remarks made from chambers.
How about some visits within the district by elected officials, City and County.
Good luck with that. Too much jealousy in the black community. Too many drug dealers, too many guns, not enough black fathers.
Then why don’t you vote to get decent pay and benefits for the police officers so they can put a crimp in the crime from your districts instead of just running your mouth. The council has not supported the police for years. Do something positive for a change.
I’m sure the “Cure Violence” program will go a long way to assure her wish comes true….
If you need a politician to ask for less violence in your community, then your community is nearing too far gone.
Decades of liberal lunacy have fostered this culture. Mark Robinson clearly explained to this Council what would continue to happen if liberal policies continued to restrict law abiding citizens while coddling the thugs. Well folks, here’s just a glimpse of what to expect.
Hire more police! Untie their hands! Let them do their job without interference from council and non- police. Most of all support our police department!
Where is the “Cure for Violence”? You and your fellow council provided 900k + to councilwoman Johnson for her program with NO reported accountability. Those killed in your district is Blood on your hands.
Support your police department, Give them the tools they need to protect the citizens of Greensboro.
Good for Goldie !
I agree that we should ask for a more peaceful existence here in the ‘boro, but shouldn’t we have it year round, here in Little Portland?
What we should be begging for is the voters to put a council in place that support the police, that lower our taxes, that do not do under handed deals with tax payer money, who are not so liberal that the crooks know that nothing will happen to them The state of the city is solely on the backs of this liberal council that thinks money grows on trees. Several on this council use tax payer money as a personal piggy bank, at least one lives in a retirement community that is a non profit and pays no city or county taxes but votes on how ourvtax dollars are spent.