TO: Citizens of Durham, NC;
If you go to cast your vote early, chances are you will run into this THUG: Jackie Wagstaff.
Wave to Miss Jackie (Suggested wave is with a single finger) when you see her loitering outside the polls.
Getting cred in Durham By RUTH SHEEHAN, Staff Writer
Thank goodness for J-Dub. The Durham politician formerly known as Jackie Wagstaff (referred to by others as Jackie Wag-lips) has pimped her ride to the mayor’s office with hip-hop lingo and, remarkably, a dose of honesty.
The former City Council and school board member has stressed her “run-ins with the law” — that would be two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense — in her gangsta campaign for mayor. In fact, Wagstaff said last month that she was the only candidate with the street credibility to solve the city’s problems with gang violence and school dropouts.
Unfortunately, she was wrong.
Source of above quote.
Caption of the LIFE photo.
Black Panthers March On Duke Campus To Protest Rape
DURHAM, NC – MAY 1: Duke University campus police director Robert Dean (R) does not allow Malik Z. Shabazz, the national chairman of the New Black Panther Party, community activists Victoria Peterson, and Jackie Wagstaff (L) to enter Duke University May 1, 2006 in Durham, North Carolina. The action follows allegations of a sexual assault of a woman hired as a private dancer to a party attended by Duke lacrosse team members on March 13.
From a 2003 WRAL report:
DURHAM, N.C. — The battle between school board member Jackie Wagstaff and the Durham School Board returned to court Monday.
Jackie Wagstaff pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors in November for falsifying city documents to get taxpayer money. The incidents took place before she was sworn as a member of the school board.
Last week, Wagstaff filed a temporary restraining order, which stopped the Durham School Board from looking into her guilty pleas. The school board claims it is required as a matter of law to conduct an investigation to see if she is fit enough to serve. However, Wagstaff claims the school board is harassing her.
“I come to the meetings, and I have to sit through hearing arguments about removing me from the board each meeting,” she said in court.
Wagstaff’s lawyers asked a judge to make the temporary order permanent. Instead, Judge Orlando Hudson ruled it will remain on hold until next week, when there is another court hearing.
The school board says it has not made a decision to kick Wagstaff out of office, but their lawyers say previous crimes are grounds for removal.
“What if the person committed murder or child abuse or burned down a school? How could that not be the basis for removal?” said school board attorney Ann Majestic.
Hudson also ruled that the school board has to return an SBI file on Wagstaff. He said the report should not have been provided to the State Board of Education.
And this quote from a Raleigh N&O article from 2005
Wagstaff said she will use her contacts, including active gang members, to help register 5,000 voters ages 18 to 21 to support her in the Oct. 11 city primary. She seemed unconcerned that the deadline for registering new voters is two weeks away.
“We’re going to beat the streets to get voters,” she said. “We’re going to go into the public housing communities. I’m not scared to go anywhere.”
Wagstaff called media outlets to the sidewalk in front of the Durham Public Schools downtown administration building to outline her campaign platform. She was flanked by a handful of supporters dubbed the “J-Unit.” Several held signs critical of school Superintendent Ann Denlinger. Another equated the Durham schools to the county jail.
And here is a blog by La Shawn Barber on J-Dub!
The ‘Liberal’ Indy Week editorial from Dec 2002 says;
Wagstaff’s forgery conviction is but the latest of her exploits that inspire something less than confidence in her leadership and management skills. But if board members move to prevent her taking the seat, the board will be divided and distracted in yet another battle along racial lines that will cripple its ability to attend to the school system’s real needs. After the board voted Nov. 27 to further review the case, Wagstaff threatened war with individual board members if they dared judge her unfit (comments published by the Herald-Sun in its online version but later removed). If it comes to that, expect her to claim once again that she’s just doing it for the kids.
And look what she’s is doing NOW! Click HERE to see the Justice4Nifong site. That’s right folks…. She is now claiming that Mike Nifong was WRONGED!!!!! Law’d have mercy!
Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Twenty Sixth day of October in the Year of our Lord, Two thousand Ten.