To: Virginia Organizing and Ebony Guy
Merle Rutledge is off work and time to respond to Virginia Organizing flip flopping on civil rights activists and their own members over the raising police hoods in Danville, Va.
Dear Citizens of Danville, Va
Ebony Guy states, “Shaun King, a social justice montior/journalist, along with other bloggers, shared the viral post- Shaun shared my post noting our plan of action: I only saw his retweet of my post (I remember a time I didn’t know what “RT” meant, but I digress.)”
I understand he, along with others that have consumed my account, have imposed their personal views on the photos. While many people understand and support our decision to ask questions about the raised hoods on police vehicles, many took Mr. King’s opinion as truth and decided to question our methods.
Merle Rutledge response – You meaning ebony guy, attacked Shaun King, a very respected civil rights activist and journalist for his opinion on the Danville, Va police department raising their hoods. You attacked members of the community that has not gotten a credible response from the Danville, Va Police Department. You even turned your back on your own members, but making them appear as if they took the incident to attack the Danville, Va Police Department. Ms Frazier posted the pics after yall talk to police weeks ago because they didn’t and continued the policy.
It was your own members that came out about the picture and the inadequate justification by da villa va pd. Now let me give you some facts, Virginia State Police doesn’t agree with the Danville, Va Police Department excuse. I offered to give you the recorded phone call you ignored. Active and Retired police doesn’t buy that excuse you took from Chief Broadfoot. Chevrolet, upon my request and the Atlanta Black Star newspaper, a credible source, , is considering legal action in regards to the defamatory satements made by the Danville, Va Police Department about their cars and their melting electronics equipment reliability called the police package. You failed to tell the people in your community that you have a clear conflict of interest as your family members are in law enforcement. Hard to have family dinners with cops in your family questioning you r criticism of them. Ebony Guy wrote in response to Merle Rutledge, “I have done research on the matter and I have family in law enforcement.” These are your words. I also tried to have a conversation with you about my concerns and talked to you directly. You avoided it, so I feel I should get it to a point that you can’t ignore.
You responded back Ebony Guy with this statement, “Ebony B. Guy states, “Oh no! I pocket dialed you…. I’m so sorry. I’m speaking with some students now, and I have a few more commitments today. I will try to call later.” and Tuesday
Ebony B. Guy
Ebony B. Guy
I don’t know if I’ll have time to speak until Wednesday afternoon, at the earliest. We’ve addressed the body cam issue, but I don’t know if that that’ll be the focus on October 4.
Now, I tried to set up a meeting after your terrible response which threw your own members under the bus for your t.v interviews and spotlight. Shakeva Frazier is known all over by the media as starting this firestorm with the Danville, Va Police Department and I would expect Virginia Organizing and their leadership to think before criticizing and covering your own ass. Your members was all on the television talking about this mess with the Danville Police Department raising their hoods. I also hit up Johnny Mayo and haven’t heard nothing back from him.
Ebony Guy creates distance from Shakeva Frazier – Danville, Va Register and Bee states Ebony Guy, “Guy and Virginia Organizing had no idea about Frazier’s Facebook post, which was shared hundreds of thousands of times on social media.”
On the same date I wrote my open letter to the City of Danville, Va and to the community of the Southside. I spoke with her to take a look at the information and to get back to me. However, being two faced Ebony Guy writes this about my open letter.
Ebony B. Guy
September 29 at 4:03pm ·
Just want to forewarn y’all of a long, link filled post…mute or block now. 😂😂
If she would make this statement about my letter then imagine how many other citizens letters to this group went ignored or was mocked by Ebony B.Guy.
Virginia Organizing plans a meeting to address the issue of the dashboard cameras. WSET television got this statement from Ebony Guy….
“We just want to ask members of city council to review the issue of dashboard cameras and if it’s not necessarily something that is part of policy that they make it a part of policy because what we really want is transparency,” said Ebony Guy, with the organization.
Virginia Organizing will speak during the public hearing section of city council on October 4. They encourage other concerned citizens to come as well.
After Speaking with Danville, Va Chief Broadfoot to make each other look good. Merle T. Rutledge Jr calls this the sale out moment. Ebony Guy makes others look bad for bring up the issue and Danville, Va Chief Broadfoot puts out in the media that they change their policy because of their actions in exchange for a change in agenda at the Danville, Va City Council meeting on Oct 4, 2016. Ebony Guy states on Merle Rutledge facebook page –
“Ebony B. Guy
I don’t know if I’ll have time to speak until Wednesday afternoon, at the earliest. We’ve addressed the body cam issue, but I don’t know if that that’ll be the focus on October 4.”
In conclusion, it is not the hood popping of the Danville, Va police department that is fishy. Your change after meeting with the Danville, Va police department shows your true colors. You throw people under the bus anytime you get yourself in a jam. Members of Virginia Organizing should really consider whether Ebony Guy is “fit” to be their leader given this statement by Merle T. Rutledge Jr. Also Ebony, “Stop!” telling citizens of Danville, Va to file complaints with the police department and giving the police more access to who to harrass and intimidate for filing police complaints. You have no clue about what people go through after filing a complaint with the Danville, Va police department. You should have thought about that before you decided to be all on board. All those forms from the Danville, Va Police Department are good for is giving them information on whom to bother and silence. You should already know all about that! Oh and members of your organization supports the police 100 percent. However your community doesn’t share the same ethusiam about the Danville Va Police Department. We support good cops not crooked ones. Sorry I don’t give 100 percent support. I got family in law enforcement and I still criticize and speak my mind.
Thank you for reading – Virginia Organizing and its Leadership,
Donate to a real organization or keep the money in your pocket… the difference between me and you. I give people information and facts about the police that the community need to know and Ebony Guy gives police what they want police to know. You just give out information that the police wants people to accept.
Pictured below is Ebony Guy!
Merle Rutledge, Merle Rutledge,