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Editorial: It Is Time For Kemp To Remove Sias



If Sammie Sias does not step down voluntarily from his position as Augusta Commissioner, then Gov. Brian Kemp should step up and remove him from office as soon as possible.

Sias is presumed innocent unless he is convicted of the charges of lying to the FBI and destroying evidence. Public outcry ...

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  1. I have one exception to this article. I did not hear a “public outcry” for Sias to leave office. There may have been quiet grumbling, but I saw no mass groups calling for him to step down. But, I’m certainly not surprised at that either. The black community is known to “stick together” when one of their elected leaders is separated and prosecuted, even with great evidence. Mayor McIntyre and Charles Walker are the first, and biggest, to come to mind. However, the difference between these 2 men and Sias, is that Sias doesn’t seem to be as well-liked or even looked up to.

  2. Why does the black community feel that they need to “stick together” to keep someone in office that has been charged with a crime? Even when they are convicted? I’m reminded of Marion Barry in Washington D.C. He gets caught doing crack and still gets re-elected??? Is it that they can’t find an honest black person? Why do we even have laws? Can’t we just let people get away with stealing? It’s not so bad. Let’s do away with all laws except for murder. Well, on second thought, how about this: if you’re black you can kill up to 2 people without penalty. That way, if a Black commissioner happens to kill his/her wife and his/her lover they can stay in office.

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