Knox County appoints criminal to CommissionIt is lovely to know that Knox County Commissioners know what is best for their constituents. Indeed, they are so informed about the qualifications of the new Commissioners that they installed without public input that they installed a drug dealer involved in a notorious drug peddling gang.
He sold drugs to poor kids in housing projects at 15 and says that it was a "juvenile mistake," but now he represents the people of Knox County's First Commission District thanks to the enlightened minds of Knox County Government. He wasn't elected, and the people of his district weren't even allowed to voice their support or opposition for him or his opponents, but it is just a "mistake."
See what happens when the public voice is completely squelched in something like this?
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