Saturday, May 25, 2013

Racism, civil rights and constitutional violations...thanks ROY CARROLL !

This is the story as reported by the news and record.

But we all know that This is not about the noise.

Here are a few more facts from the filed documents:

-Plaintiff  (city of Greensboro) encouraged and induced Greene Street to build the rooftop venue and made material representations to Greene Street that it would be permitted to utilize the rooftop for entertainment, music and other purposes.  Greene Street ...spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in developing, building and creating the rooftop venue.

-"... in or about November 2011, Roy Carroll moved into the penthouse of his condominium complex located at 201 North Elm Street in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina (“Center Pointe”)"

-"...Greensboro Mayor Perkins resided in Center Pointe...former City Attorney advised the then council member Perkins that he had a conflict of interest and should not vote on any matters involving Center Pointe. " 

-"...Mr. Carroll has an ownership interest have received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Plaintiff (City of Greensboro.) "

-"...On November 28, 2011, Roy Carroll sent an email to the City’s Assistant Manager stating: “I would like for officers to be stationed in front of  Greene Street and monitor the noise for the next few Sunday nights.  If the police department does not have noise monitors, I will be glad to donate monitors to the department so they can enforce the ordinance."

-"...In 2011, at or near the time Roy Carroll moved into Center Pointe, Plaintiff, unconstitutionally and illegally, attempted to revoke a permit which had been lawfully issued for a tent structure on Defendant’s rooftop.  "

-"...the Noise Ordinance was passed solely for the purpose of appeasing Roy Carroll and at least one member of the City Council had a conflict and should not have voted on the ordinance.  Moreover, the Noise Ordinance is being applied unconstitutionally to limit free speech in violation of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution..."

-"...A Greensboro City Council member (Nancy Hoffman) who was involved in the enactment of the Noise Ordinance  was quoted in the paper Yes! Weekly as suggesting that the type of music be changed to attract “young professionals” and, upon information and belief, this council member further stated that middle-age and young professionals would be a “prime business target” to make money and could help Defendants avoid violating the Noise Ordinance.   Moreover, another City Council member stated in reference to this case “I think it is a First Amendment issue so maybe the way to address it is through the volume.”  

-"...Greensboro Police Chief Miller, pursuant to the Noise Ordinance (Sec. 18-55),  is primarily responsible for enforcement of the Noise Ordinance.  Moreover, Chief Miller is person who handles all appeals of any Noise Ordinance citations.   However, as set forth below and herein, Chief Miller, upon information and belief, was and is biased against Defendants and appears to disregard the constitutional right of a presumption of innocence.  
Moreover, upon information and belief, Chief Miller is involved in unlawful and unconstitutional conduct designed to interfere with and cause Defendants damage and harm.  For example, on December 9, 2011, Chief Miller sent an email to the Assistant City Manager of Greensboro stating:"

"Just FYI. Roy has moved into his own building.  We’ll figure it all out, but I am inclined to start citing Greene Street each time we get a complaint, as the rooftop bar music can create a real problem and they can always manipulate the volume prior to our arrival if someone is listening on a police scanner.  (emphasis added)"

-"...On October 13, 2012, Greene Street was rented for a wedding reception with a live band on the rooftop.   Greensboro Police Department, however, forced Greene Street to close down the wedding reception between 9:30 and 10:00 p.m., prior to the 11:00 p.m. cutoff for amplified voices under the Noise Ordinance.  The Greensboro Police Department essentially “raided” the rooftop despite the fact that there was no violation of the Noise Ordinance.  Most of the people attending the wedding reception were African-American and the Greensboro Police Department had full knowledge of such and that their wedding day was a very important day for that family."

-"...On one evening in 2012, a Greensboro Police Officer displayed and assembled an assault rifle directly across from the Greene Street Club on the hood of the patrol car in a fashion which was plainly visible to patrons and employees of Greene Street".

-"...In late December 2012 or early January 2013, a Greensboro Police Officer, in direct violation of the United States Constitution and other laws, instructed a Greene Street employee that Greene Street was prohibited from playing a Ce Lo Greene song because it contained language which the officer believed would be objectionable to Roy Carroll."

-"...On Sunday, January 6, 2013, seven police cars were parked 3 abreast blocking a portion of Greene Street and intimidating patrons for no lawful or other reason except to, upon information and belief, interfere with Greene Street’s business."

-"...Greensboro Police Officers have advised Greene Street employees that they have been instructed by Chief Miller and/or agents of the Plaintiff to take random decibel readings of Greene Street even without complaints, and acknowledge that they have received no such instructions to do so with other establishments. "

 to the lack of police help the following night? Police rush in for 1 girl, yet following night GS security needed help & police refused to enter building.

-"...Upon information and belief, Police Chief Miller has made statements that he wants to close Greene Street.  Moreover, Greene Street employees have been advised that Chief Miller has attempted to have Greene Street’s liquor license revoked. "

-"... information and belief, the primary and motivating reason why Plaintiff amended its Noise Ordinance on April 16, 2012 was to create a mechanism to interfere with the business of and close Greene Street.  Upon information and belief, Plaintiff is attempting to appease Roy Carroll who, upon information and belief, has financial and business arrangements with at least one of the Greensboro City Council members. "

 "Defendants, and many of their patrons, are being unlawfully discriminated against by the Plaintiff (the city of Greensboro) and such unlawful discrimination by the Plaintiff is intentional.  "

Roy Carroll's influence on our elected officials is unhealthy and frightening.


  1. ummmm....dang! I believe there is a need for STOP ROY CARROLL bumper stickers.

  2. How do the Carroll Companies repeatedly get public monies without any MWBE participation ?

  3. How do we stop Roy Carroll? by not electing his supporters and by demanding a formal review of the Police Chief's activities. This bigotry has to stop. Racism sure is alive and well in ole' Greensboro. Nelson Johnson may not be crazy after all. Why doesn't Nelson Johnson go after Roy Carroll for his blatant prejudice? I would love to see Roy and Henry Isaacson squirm.

  4. We should also demand council members with conflicts to stop unlawfully aiding this behavior. The plain truth is some people have only the worst intentions and try to hide their diabolical plans through ridiculous ordinances: that when implemented like these have been will surely pad the pockets of quite a few lawyers.

  5. Let's demand it come November.

  6. How do we stop Roy Carroll? By enlisting the help of Guilford County residents and taking down the entire system. Spread the word to all your friends in the county, we go after Roy's well and don't wait until November. With my plan we push this into the national media spotlight by highlighting the story of a NAACP officer and former county commissioner who with the help of the City Council is attempting to rob his very own people of color

    In that way we bypass the local media and get the story out to all of Greensboro. Tell everyone you know worldwide and beg them to pass it along. Find e-mail addresses for media companies in big cities and contact them.

    You kill the messenger! That's how you fight a media war!

  7. Roy caroll is a dick

  8. What 's up with Greensboro? Going the wrong way folks! City leaders need to act and shut this little bitch up. Roy is making too much noise as it is

  9. if Paula Deen is losing all why is Roy Carol getting away with his obvious bigotry?