ELIGIBLE OR NOT?
by Sharon Rondeau
The swearing-in will take place in “the big courthouse,” upstairs courtroom “B,” in Madisonville, which is the county seat of Monroe County.
White replaces Bill Bivens, who served for two terms and presided over a jail fraught with sanitation, overcrowding and substandard temperature problems as reported by numerous former inmates.
The day following the August 7 election, Bivens filed a lawsuit against White, claiming that he did not meet the eligibility requirements to serve as sheriff, which include three years of full-time law enforcement experience within the last decades prior to election. According to White’s record as presented by WATE, he might not possess the prerequisite experience to serve.
White worked full-time as an officer at the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department for an unspecified number of years (page 14), leaving on April 1, 2007. On page 32, however, White’s full-time deputy experience is alleged on September 15, 2004 and ended on April 1, 2007. White’s resume on page 21 appears to indicate that he was a full-time deputy at the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department from August 1997 to some point after 2003. He declared in a sworn affidavit that he was certified by the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission to run for sheriff.
A copy of White’s birth certificate is included in the lawsuit. Timesheets which would have shown his hours at the Vonore Police Department were reported “missing.”
The Monroe County Democrat party filed its own lawsuit before the election, according to Channel 10.
Bivens’s lawsuit names White, the Monroe County Election Commission, and five of its members as defendants.
Last week, The Post & Email had tried to reach White, the Monroe County Democrat Party, Monroe County Republicans, and the Monroe County attorney, none of whom answered our queries.
While in office, Bivens was accused of obstructing mail, withholding and/or absconding prisoner funds, and employing deputies with a history of police brutality by several who related their stories to The Post & Email over the last four years.
The eligibility of Barack Hussein Obama to serve as president also was never definitively determined, and two years into his second term, millions of Americans believe he does not meet at least one of the constitutional eligibility criteria stated in Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution.
Beginning in 2008, anyone questioning Obama’s eligibility was ridiculed, defamed, harassed, spammed, threatened or intimidated by unknown parties believed to be working for the Obama regime.
White is scheduled to take office on September 1.