Skip to comments.Dallas County Commissioners react to outrage over appointment (Black Panther)
Posted on 01/24/2012 6:33:42 PM PST by Altura Ct.
The Dallas County Commission made a last-minute agenda change concerning a controversial appointment to the Homeland Security Advisory Council.
John Wiley Price nominated a man named Aaron McCarthy, also known as Aaron Michaels, to the council. However the vote to approve the appointee has been postponed.
The nomination infuriated civil rights groups - because McCarthy founded "New Black Panther Party for Self Defense." The Anti-Defamation League says the group is the "largest organized anti-Semitic and racist black militant group in America." The original Black Panthers call the group a "black racist hate group."
Aaron Michaels is best known nationally as the founder of the radical activist organization the New Black Panther Party. He is best known in Dallas for his sometimes violent protests during DISD demonstrations in 1996 and 1997.
He is now back in the public eye as Commissioner Price's appointee to the Dallas County Homeland Security Advisory Committee.
First, he was quietly appointed to the Commission on Sept. 13, 2011. His re-appointment to the Commission was scheduled for Tuesday morning, until word spread, not only to local Tea Party members, but to the Anti-Defamation League in New York.
"It's troubling that the founder of the most well-organized, anti-Semitic organizations in this country is making homeland security decisions," said Oren Segal, Director of the Anti-Defamation Leagues Center on Extremism. "It's not unreasonable for people to have concerns about his role."
Among Dallas County officials, only Commissioner Maurine Dickey appears concerned about Aaron Michaels' credentials.
"I don't know much about his work with the New Black Panthers, Ill leave that to others, but I wonder about his credentials," Dickey said.
Dallas County initially issued a statement defending Michaels, touting his 7-year track record with Dallas County as a County Emergency Response Team trainer and his 11 years in Emergency Preparedness. But now County Judge Clay Jenkins has pulled Tuesday's scheduled re-appointment of Michaels, based on the interim county Homeland Security Director's recommendation that the advisory committee is not needed.
"It's his belief, and frankly I share some of those concerns after I attended a meeting, that the committee is redundant of other committee meetings that we have to attend," Jenkins said.
Jenkins refused to criticize Michaels' appointment and says the uproar was nothing more than politics.
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Then why have I never heard of him? I was involved in Dallas County civil defense/emergency preparedness for over a decade, and have the training certificates to prove it.
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How does something like this happen in Texas?
If stuff like this is happening in TX, then we are screwed as a nation.
God help us.
Guess where they came from? We're not allowed to have a State Border Control, either at the Red River or Rio Grande.
Inner city Dallas is Lib, Dem and heavily minority, so are inner city Houston, Austin and the Rio Grand Valley. The suburbs and the rest of the state are comfortably Republican.
John Wiley Price is a piece o crap just like obummer.
City councilman and agitator.
He is under FBI investigation for fraud and should be in prison.
Why he is out of jail is beyond logic.
Dallas is very similar to Chicago.
Since the 2008 democRAT win, it is ruined by the crooks that were elected to office.
JWP was already there, but powerless and an entertainment clown before the local dems took a majority.
Google "John Wiley Price" and all will be clear to you.
Guess where the greater amount of crime is in Texas. Hint, hint - Dallas, Houston, Austin.
“How does something like this happen in Texas?
If stuff like this is happening in TX, then we are screwed as a nation.”
John Wiley Price has been doing this type of crap for over 20 years in Dallas county politics.
Black and Hispanic diversity racists took over Dallas.
My company is based in Dallas, although I live in the Carolinas...
I love going to Dallas every year for sales meeting as I think it is a great city.
Was not aware that this type of LIB/Racist scum is in Dallas..
I am surprised that he is still breathing in a place like Texas..
That Wiley guy I mean...
I thought that was the Democrat party ?
I think that might show some questionable "social behavior."