Support keeping Grant in office
The citizens of East Greenwich Township recognize, support and believe in the US Constitution, the democratic process and our judicial system which was founded upon the fundamental principle that each and every individual is innocent until proven guilty.
By now most of our residents are aware that Mayor Fred Grant was recently charged with motor vehicle violations in our town. The charges, under the law, are mere accusations and are not equivalent of judicial findings of guilt. Our Mayor is entitled to his day in court and is presumed innocent unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
By virtue of our Constitution, Bill of Rights and principle of a civilized democratic society, each resident, including Mayor Grant, is bestowed with certain inalienable rights, one of which is the right to “due process”. Simply stated, it is the right to a fair trial.
Unlike other politicians in similar circumstances, Mayor Grant acknowledged the duty and obligation of our police officers, cooperated with the department, and confronted the press and community about the incident. Rather than avoid the residents and press, our Mayor made himself available and accessible to all as was evident by his participation at National Night Out. He continues to fulfill the duties of his office without distraction despite the relentless pursuit of the press and character assassination by the republican committee members.
These individuals have attempted to pollute, taint, manipulate and influence the judicial system and to deny due process with a barrage of derogatory and inflammatory statements, emails and unsolicited telephone calls to our residents. Such conduct flies in the face of fundamental fairness and justice. The political rhetoric is solely aimed to disrupt our community and advance the political agenda of those involved.
BY SIGNING THIS PETITION YOU ARE NOT ONLY SUPPORTING MAYOR FRED GRANT BUT ALSO PROTECTING YOUR FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS.
Your support of our Mayor insures the integrity of our democratic society and judicial process.