Exactly what kind of ‘conniving’ standards did he hold for himself when he willingly withheld important information that fellow law enforcement officers were ‘possibly’ committing a crime?
If he were indeed an honest candidate, he would have immediately shared the Hatch Act information with the other officers running for sheriff.
But instead, he chose to connive, plot, plan and/or conspire, or as we say in the real world, backstab fellow law enforcement officers.
His evident dishonesty on withholding this important information says a lot about his integrity. An honest candidate would have shared - especially someone who will be in charge of enforcing laws.
It’s even more important to be honest so that the county would not be subject to losing any federal support.
We need a sheriff that will put our county first no matter what. Martin is obviously not that candidate. His selfishness, and “me, me” attitude may cost this county funding that we need. Thank God that he did not win, and that he will not win.
I would like for someone to interview and ask Eddie Martin why he failed to share the Hatch Act information with law enforcement officers (Clemmons, Frye, and Sessoms) until after he lost the race for sheriff.
A truly dedicated lawman, even if it means that he may lose the race, would ‘ethically’ not withhold information and allow someone else to ‘break’ the law without their knowledge.
I believe that withholding information, and allowing someone to commit a crime, is a ‘crime’ and a shame.