We're seeing more efforts by members of the Democratic majority on the Wake County school board to spin their decision to reject mediation with the protesters who were arrested at school board meetings in 2010.
Democratic board member Susan Evans, who did not return calls on Tuesday, has put up a Facebook comment saying their closed-session decision last week was to leave the matter of prosecution in the hands of District Attorney Colon Willoughby. As noted in this earlier post today, Democratic board vice chairman Keith Sutton conceded that their decision has the practical effect of leaving in place the prior GOP board majority's decision to seek prosecution.
Here's Evans' Facebook comment:
"Clarification: We did NOT vote last week that we wished to take protestors to trial!!! We were informed that the District Attorney could exercise his own judgment with these cases and we place out trust in Mr. Willoughby to do what is fair and most sensible for the taxpayers. Mr. Keung Hui of the N&O could not be present at the discussion, as it was a closed session, so he is speculating on the discussion and trying to incite the public. This is very unfortunate!!!"