Former Guilford County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Edward Melvin, a candidate in the 2022 race for Guilford County sheriff, is offering some clarification on a remark he made in the Rhino Times regarding the group Black Lives Matter.
In the article, he said that he was “so against Black Lives Matter.”
The point he wanted to make, Melvin said later, was that he was opposed to some of the tactics that are used by some of those in the group.
He wrote the following in an email to the Rhino Times.
“To clarify my position relating to BLM: I understand there are certain groups or chapters of BLM that do not advocate for violence, defunding police or destruction of property in their quest to make their voices heard. I have zero issues with that and my position was not directed to those chapters or Groups. However, I’m not a supporter of any group or movement that advocates for defunding the police, violence against others or destruction of someone else’s property.”
Black Lives Matter, like the Republican Party and the Democratic party, contains a number of disparate elements. The group’s website, Blacklivesmatter.com acknowledges that BLM has a wide variety of members. The webpage states that the group is “a collective of liberators who believe in an inclusive and spacious movement.”
“We affirm the lives of Black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, undocumented folks, folks with records, women, and all Black lives along the gender spectrum,” it reads. “Our network centers on those who have been marginalized within Black liberation movements.”
Melvin said, after the Rhino Times article came out, that he had quickly heard some concern from Black Live Matter advocates and thought it was important to be more nuanced in his message.
#BlackLivesMatter was founded almost a decade ago in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, Inc. is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada. The stated mission of the group is “to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.”
Good morning, If you want to know everything about Edward L Melvin, please get it first hand…….
That is some good dancin,Melvin!I see a bright future for you in Guilford County politics!
BLM is a communist/socialist/terrorist organization formed mostly for the profit to it’s founders.
BLM has called for a Christmas boycott of all white-owned businesses in the U.S.
Wokeism is McCarthyism.
You cannot explain or apologize this away, because it is not opinion, it is fact.
Just like Trumps organization for stop the fraud. Just for the profit of himself.
Ask your doctor if Haldol is right for you.
Kiss Kiss, that’s what good politicians do!
He don’t know boo about running a Sheriff’s Office. Neither does that retired ATF guy that says he’s going to run for the job. The best qualified is the former Chief Deputy, Randy Powers. Period. He was the guy behind the throne during the Barnes tenure as Sheriff. Qualifications do matter on an important position such as this.
Is Barnes supporting Powers?
Barnes is supporting Billy Queen, so is the Mayor of High Point.
Ask Randy Powers about loosing his gun on the Throne.
First, BLM is a quasi marxist organization, formed by two women who stated that they were “trained marxists”. They are a bunch of scammers; Patrice Cullors and her organisation collected millions from gullible people and woke corporatins, yet the BLM has yet to indemnify any black or minority business destroyed by the BLM rioters. Ms. Cullors was, however, able to spend millions on several homes including a property in a tony LA neighborhood where less than 2 percent are black. Another point to be made is that Trayvon Martin was not murdered; he attacked an hispanic man and pounding his head into the pavement when the victim of the assault shot him in self defence. If this candidate is not sufficiently schooled to know the difference between self defense and murder then he should not be in charge of any law enforcement agency. If he is not cognizant of the marxist BLM movement’s endeavor to destroy our Republic with its communist ideology, then he should have no leadership role in Guilford county.
Defending George Zimmerman, who was TOLD BY POLICE not to confront Martin, tells the world enough about you to form their opinion. Look at the man’s wonderful life SINCE his acquittal. Sadly, he’s probably a paragon of virtue compared to your humble efforts at ‘community relations’. Speaking of scams, how much $ have you sent The Donald’s re-election campaign?
The stated mission of the group is “to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.” Maybe a little introspection should be added to this mission statement — and fellow blacks. . .?
You could add. Go out loot, burn, and rob innocent businesses beat people burn cars but please do it in the name of peaceful protest. After that’s what the democrat news media called it all the last couple years
Phil Byrd for Guilford County Sheriff in 2022.
I nominate Andy Taylor.
I will not be voting for this candidate.
why? please give reasons
Hmmmmmmmmm, seems most folks have a negative view about Mr. Melvin, could it be his prior affiliation with the current Sheriff ? I would have to say: “walks like a duck, looks like a duck, quacks like a duck” good chance it’s a duck.
Definition of Melvin:
Democrat on Monday – Republican on Tuesday
Talks out of the “right” side of mouth – then “left” side of his mouth
BACKSTABS friends and associates
Takes a stand on Saturday – changes it on Sunday
No experience running anything but his mouth
Self-important Social climber
Propensity for not telling the truth
Has no clear plan for the future
Zero experience with handling a 7.5 million dollar a year budget and 1140 employees.
Very well known as a Pretender
On voting day remember how important it is to have a Sheriff with integrity who stands by his or her word, and cares about residents and not personal political agendas.
How do you know Edward Lee Melvin so well?
It would appear by your question, that my posted description is accurate. Thank you for clarifying that.