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Flyer Calls For End Of Brooks Witch-Hunt

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There was controversy even before Shelby County Commission's specially-called meeting started Thursday.

Commissioner Terry Roland objected that Commissioner Henri Brooks was allowed to vote at all, given the fact that she is under investigation by the county attorney for possibly violating the commission's residency rule.

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Brooks supporters passed around a flyer urging others to, in there words, "end the witch-hunt persecution" of Brooks. The flyer points a finger at Commissioner Roland, personally.

In an emailed statement, Commissioner Roland denied the charges and maintained his challenge of Brooks' votes, due to her residency issues, is valid.

"For the record I challenged Commissioner Brooks' per the County Charter to vote on items before the County Commission due to her residency issue which was exposed by a local news station," Roland said in a statement. "I'm not sure how that constitutes a 'high tech lynching' to quote Commissioner Brooks.

Commissioner Brooks called Roland's challenge a "high tech lynching" saying that there has been no finding that she has violated any commission rules. She asked that Roland's objection be stricken from the record.

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