Update Lawsuit: Pitts v. O’Geary, 5:12-cv-343-D
Download the “PLAINTIFF’S COMBINED RESPONSE TO OCTOBER 25, 2012 NOTICE FROM THE CLERK OF THE COURT AND PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT DIRECTED AGAINST DEFENDANT LONNIE DAVIS, JR.” here: 20121205_Response Clerk’s Notice.pdf
By Alan Pitts, Community Organizer, Consultant To Vance County Youth Voters Collision, Visional Artist
Just an update in our efforts to purge our fair city of those who believe the constitution of the United States is good for nothing more than toilet paper. People ask all the time what do you hope to get out of all of this. You know you can’t fight city hall. Or anyone who represents himself, has a fool for a lawyer. To that I say, I could have a fool for an attorney even if I’m not representing myself.
Personally, the only thing I am trying to achieve is to be able to live in a city that is not operating outside of the ways of the place we call America. A city like that I don’t feel safe. Not for me, of my three sons. If city officials could violate its citizen’s right to vote, what stop gaps are in place to prevent them from violating other rights, particularly involving life, liberty and property?
As a black man and a member of the majority population of Henderson, I feel a little embarrassed that I live in a town where my people are so uninformed, or just indifferent. People have died and have placed their lives in jeopardy to assure that minority citizens are able to exercise that right. Furthermore, I believe under different leadership, this city could be a great place to live and work. Particularly if a light rail line were to come through town.
Henderson has the potential to become an amazing hub with unemployment rates below the national average. If only certain self-serving individuals would just step to the side. Attached is our latest filing in the U.S. District Court. We are also seeking the assistance of the U.S. Department of Justice.