Saturday, October 23, 2010

Gwinnett Co. Ga. Sacred Site Destroyer Finally Goes to Jail

Gwinnett Co. Ga. Sacred Site Destroyer Finally Goes to Jail

Back in 1994- 96 the then County Commissioner, Kevin Kenerly, told Dave Kitchen, Save The Sacred Sites Co- Founder, to shut up when he spoke about the destruction of a huge sacred site in Gwinnett County, Georgia. Another commissioner Tommy Hughes laughed when now deceased Cherokee Elder, Ned Long spoke in defense of the site, while head commissioner, Wayne Hill not only did not correct these two, he agreed with them. Because of this commissions blatant disregard for the laws protecting these sites, a civil suit was filed which ended in the county agreeing to keep it a green space. But other portions with burials were lost to their greed. The tract also included a burial of 300 Cherokee children that had died of and "unknown plague." They also ignored letters from the eastern band of Cherokee, Western band of Cherokee and the Keetoowahs.

Now 14 years later, he is not laughing. None of the commissioners involved in sacred site desecration are laughing, because District Attorney, Danny Porter, has brought bribery charges against all of those involved in the the desecration of Native burials. And even though these bribery charges may not be related to the sacred sites, the pattern of disregard for the laws lead this this indictment. If you disobey the law in one area, it becomes easier to do it in other areas.
And sooner or later, you will be caught. 

Please read the story below and see the picture of Commissioner Kenerly being lead away in hand cuffs. I am sure Elder Ned Long is smiling in Heaven because he was a great defender of Native burials and sacred sites.

Kenerly Surrenders on Bribery Charges
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Doug Evans
Oct 22, 2010 12:22 a.m.

Gwinnett County commissioner Kevin Kenerly surrendered to authorities Thursday afternoon after being indicted on bribery charges. He spent about an hour and a half in jail, and was released on $10,000 bond.

Kenerly had little to say when he made his way into the Gwinnett County Jail on Thursday afternoon. Reporters asked him three times if he had anything to say to the residents of Gwinnett County, and three times he said nothing.

Kenerly is accused of taking 20 payments of $50,000 each, a total of $1 million. In return, the Grand Jury says Kenerly helped "push" the county to buy property from a local developer.

The FOX 5 I-Team already reported that some of those deals cost taxpayers millions of dollars -- more than the official county appraisal.

Kenerly surrendered around 1:15 p.m. Thursday afternoon. When FOX 5's Doug Evans asked Kenerly outside the jail if he would resign, Kenerly responded, "No sir." When asked if he was innocent, Kenerly responded, "Absolutely." And, when asked what he would say to defend himself if the case goes to court, he said, "The facts."
"When crazy people call you crazy, you know you're sane. 
When evil people call you evil, you know that you are a good person. 
When lairs call you a liar, you know that you are truthful. 
Know who you are and don't let others tell you who you are." - Dave Kitchen

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