Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Burrell Ellis' Spokeswoman Shelia Edwards Is Now Judge And Jury

Shelia Edwards, the county spokeswoman, who has displayed signs of mental illness in the past, has taken it upon herself to become judge and jury in an out of state police involved shooting.

From reports, a Gwinnett County man was caught in a New Jersey park performing a sexual act in public. When approached by an undercover policeman, the man panicked, threaten and took actions against the life of the officer. For this he was killed. Good riddance. One less sex predator we have to worry about.

Ms. Edwards, who represents the government of DeKalb County, who was not at the scene of the incident, who has not been any part of the investigation, and from her elitist perch, has taken it upon herself to condemn and convict the officer involved as a murderer.

Not only has Ms. Edwards displayed acts which may lead one to believe she is psychotic, she has now shown her disdain for police. Who is to say her hatred for the police doesn't influence decisions made by Burrell Ellis?

Obviously she has great influence over him. Her personal intimate relationship with Kevin Ross, Ellis' campaign manager, now employed with Rural Metro Ambulance, surely influenced Burrell's decision to terminate CARE Ambulance to replace them with Rural Metro.

Shelia Edwards needs to be forced to resign or be terminated immediately! Or will Burrell Ellis continue to wag his tongue at us?

How can any officer who may be placed in a controversial situation, have confidence in her or the C.E.O.?

How much more of this are we going to take?

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another example of why other metro area counties laugh at us. This lady is an embarrassment to the county. Shame on CEO Ellis for not even having the decency to admonish her in public for her public humiliation of the county. Very sad, but very typical.

Anonymous said...

Aren't we forbidden to testify as character witnesses for perps in trials? How is this any different? What the hell is going on in this county?

Anonymous said...

What does it say about this dead perp's family that they decided to hire this buffoon as their spokesperson? I could understand if they went with someone like Markel Hutchins. At least he's kind of made a niche for himself in that market. But what was this guy's family thinking?? "Hey, let's hire that crazy lady from DeKalb who made a fool of herself on CBS46!"

Anonymous said...

Ellis, enough is enough......fire Shelia Edwards' crazy ass!!!

Anonymous said...

Guess he wont be waving his rainbow flag around anymore....(im just saynnnnn)..

Anonymous said...

How can any officer trust the CEO when he has people who work for him who call Police Murders? She made the comment that this does not concern the DeKalb Police but if you think about it this concerns all police. The investigation is not complete and Shelia does not know all the facts but she wants to pass judgment on the police officer and play Monday morning quarterback. Will she say sorry if it turns out to be justified and her so called close friend was soliciting for sex? I think she should apologize to all the officers in DeKalb the citizens step down and fade away into the darkness. DeKalb does not need someone like her in the CEOs office. How can the CEO demand respect from officers if a member of his staff makes comments like this and he just sits back and does nothing. Lets see if the community stands up and voices to the CEO to let Ms. Edwards go. Makes you wonder though does she have something on the CEO that makes him afraid to say or do anything to Ms. Edwards? Looks like we might have another Keisha Margarita Williams on our hands and you remember how she made the county look. What do you think?

Anonymous said...

I hate to change the subject matter here but WTF. We (the employees) have been ask to tighten our belts and take a 10%pay cut during every holiday, but Lord Fauntleroy and three of his munchkins are on a junket in Reno at tax payers expense. Why we are the only ones being ask to tighten up. I say lets do away with the CEO and all of his friends.

Anonymous said...

Something does not sound right with the description of the incident. So at one point they were close enough together for the officer to get shoved to the ground. If Gaymon would have had a weapon why would he not have used it then. So after running after Gaymon, he cornered him. Gaymon reached into his pocket and then lunged at the officer trying to disarm him. If he had a weapon, wouldn't he have taken it out of his pocked while running if he had planned on using it. Also its seems strange to reach into ones pocked and then lung at someone to disarm them. I'm trying to do that now, and its a bit akward. I would use 2 hands to disarm someone. Sounds like a cover up to me.

Anonymous said...

Can someone please make sure this officer and his department know about this pathetic "spokesperson" committing libel?

Cops don't make much and I'm sure he could use the money!

Anonymous said...

Well...."stupid is"..as "stupid does"!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank GOD they want to abolish CEO position.
Why is this person still employed?

The CEO though Bolton was crazy, wonder if he thinks Edwards is normal?

Anonymous said...

Sheila Edwards famous words " I work for CEO Burrell Ellis so do what I say".

They pay her 138 thousand a year, that would be my first budget cut.

She has such a great employment history. Check it out.

Anonymous said...

138K a year?? Seriously?? This is why Dekalb is so broken right now, too many ghettonians RUNNING the county!

Anonymous said...

I cant even describe how disrespectful it was for her to make those kinds of statements considering her position and her responsibility to manage external police department communications. Why does she still have a job? Is there really no wrong that she can do? I think I'm throwing up in my mouth.

LoFlyer said...

Sheila reminds me of Cynthia McKinney. The same arrogance, the same racism, the same BS and the same arrogant defense, "I am the CEO's spokesperson, I am GOD and don't forget it or I will have your sorry ass".
On the subject of racism, How many whites are employed on CEO's Ellis's staff? last count it was zero, how many whites are on the BOC's personal staff? I think that is also zero there are some whites in the BOC's office but they are not the personal staff of the politicians. To my knowledge only one black politician has a white employee on their personal staff and that is Claudia Lawson our Tax Commissioner, Claudia came up through the ranks as an employee and won the position after Tom Scott's untimely death, she is not your typical DeKalb politician.
Let's look at some other black DeKalb politicians personal staff. The judges, natch, not a single white on a black judges office staff, but quiet a few law clerks are white females. the Sheriff, yep just the same. The DA, and Solicitor General, last time I looked their personal staff was all black. DeKalb's black politicians call this diversity; Affirmative action and payback time.
Why is it every white DeKalb elected official has several blacks on their personal staffs, but the black elected officials have no whites on their staffs except Claudia Lawson?
If I recall, the county and Vernon Jones lost a racial discrimination suit six months ago for creating a hostile work environment.
From what I can see much of DeKalb's problems revolve around race with the majority black citizens voting in truly dreadful leaders such as Sidney Dorsey, Vernon Jones and Gwen Keyes based upon the color of their skin, not their leadership abilities or competence.
If I am wrong on this subject feel free to correct me, while I got around and saw alot, I didn't see everything in DeKalb government, but I saw more than enough to feel like the "token white" for my last several years at DeKalb government.
Best of luck, mates!

Anonymous said...

Kinda reminds me of another premature condemnation made by the Commander in Chief last year. He got a free pass on it, why can't she.

Pathetic is the word that keeps popping up in my mind.

Anonymous said...

The reverse racism I have seen here (in this region) has been both astounding and shocking. How does that help? Really. Maybe feeling that anger is justified, but acting on it certainly is not.
So when I read about and see people like Sheila Edwards, I have to wonder just how intelligent the people who employ them are. (Well, not really, unfortunately) Her behavior is absolutely despicable -and I'm referring only to how she behaved during the incident in the video. If everything else about her is true, shame on Burrell Ellis for taking action. SHE doesn't think she does anything wrong, and she will never change. So don't even go there. But Burrell is not helping his case by continuing to employ her. And he really should be concerned about that big-time, being in an elected position. Do you REALLY want to leave behind a legacy that is no better than Vermin's??? Shelia, you'd better pray every day that you can keep a government job, because you would NEVER - EVER - get away with your attitude in the private sector.
LoFlyer - nice to see you back - you must be enjoying your retirement!
Slamin' Ethel - this blog needs you, and I miss you! I'm sure I'm not the only one. Hope you're OK.

Anonymous said...

Fly on the wall,

Lo Flyer , I glad to see you are back in action, I have heard you were one of the best in Dekalb at your position.I hope we can get some changes that are fair to all.I hope to meet you one day.

Anonymous said...

Well they need to cut budget , I would get rid of Sheila Edwards. Look at the savings. What is her great fame to the amount of money she is paid?

Anonymous said...

This is the female version of Chief Bolton , he was a nut and what do you think she is?

Anonymous said...

Ms. Edwards is a walking comedy act! She reflects directly on the CEO's office and you have lost my vote next time around. After this I will vote for Bozo the Clown.

Anonymous said...

oops - that should have been "shame on Burrell Ellis for NOT taking action"

Anonymous said...

Reverse Discrimination in Dekalb.....naaaa Dont see it. Hostile work environment......you got to be kidding me. This place is paradise. Cynthia McKinney has her name all over Memorial Drive like shes a hero. I wonder what road they will dedicate to Sheila Edwards? You know shes got to be a champion of the people or she wouldn't be working in the CEO's office to begin with. Personally I think this batch of idiots is just another perfect example of the representatives of DeKalb County voters. They elected them and gave them the soapbox. The hired thier close friends and cronies to work for them. Sheila Edwards is just saying what CEO Ellis has in his mind, and what CEO Vernon Jones had in his mind. And, what the voters of Dekalb have IN THIER MINDS!
Such a wonderful hate filled melting pot. Surely Satan dances in DeKalb every day and night. I know. I have seen it personally.
Just some thoughts from an old retired DeKalb Police Officer.

Anonymous said...

Hey - "Officers confiscate 180 guns in Dekalb" ?? AWESOME JOB guys. THANK YOU!

Anonymous said...

Sheila Edwards was one of the forces behind the public release of the fired firefighters names and mugshots being released prior to any investigation being conducted. This was an act to bring conviction in the court of the media and sway the public. This slaps at all police officers and firefighters getting a chance to defend their actions. Herself, the CEO, and the Wiz concluded that this would shift the fault from where it lied to the individuals. The merit system and the facts have since shown different. After speaking with one of these guys they expressed that not only did the county hang them out to dry but now refuses to pay for their defense ( contrary to county code ) in the civil case brought by the family. That ought to tell us who has our backs! Citizens wake up and demand these idiots be fired.

Anonymous said...

The salaries exploded into public view last week after a Los Angeles Times investigation, based on California Public Records Act requests, showed that the city payroll was bloated with all sorts of six-figure salaries:

_ Chief Administrative Officer Robert Rizzo made $787,637 a year, getting a series of raises since being hired in 1993 at $72,000. President Obama makes $400,000.

_ Assistant City Manager Angela Spaccia made $376,288 a year.

_ Police Chief Randy Adams earned $457,000. Hired just last year to oversee a force of fewer than 50 people, he was making 50 percent more than Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck's $307,000.

Ok maybe its time to check our County's salaries how much is our CEO making and the commissioners. our citizens and employees would like to know.

Anonymous said...

Why does Shelia Edwards speak for the police department? Isn't that Mekka Parrish and Jason Gagnon's jobs as police PIO is required to be on call 24/7? Wasn't Keisha Williams when she was around, didn't she supervise the PIO's and made statements when needed especially when it came to police administration. If you look at the Dekalb press releases lately, it has two PIO's for the county when Vernon was here all we had was Kristie Swank. The city of Atlanta has designated PIO's for the departments within the departments. DEkalb could do the same. We don't see Kasim Reed's spokesman up in cameras making an ass out of themselves. I always thought it was the PR folks who were supposed to be warm and fuzzy as they had to be the face for the media. Maybe this the new school PR

The White House said...

Someone..anyone...keep this story updated because when the investigation is complete, maybe the public will get behind the movement to oust Shelia E. and her idiotic statements. The deputy was an 8 yr. vet, my money will go towards the perp being in the closet and not wanting to lose his job, family, friends over his "alternate" lifestyle choice of getting a little "strange" before his HS reunion.
You know the AJC wont print anything that clears the deputy but I will guarantee the the perp left some kind of "peckxx tracks" that will show up for investigator's to follow.