Wednesday, June 20, 2012
It’s being called a “March Against Corruption” and it will take place Saturday in Georgetown.
The march is being organized by the Myers Family of Georgetown and will begin at the Georgetown Police Department on Highmarket Street.
According to the website created for the event — www.gtricogang.com — the march is being held “for individuals and their families that have been a victim of the corrupt and unjust judicial system in Horry and Georgetown Counties.”
The site contains photos of 25 individuals described as “public officials that need to be held accountable.” They include judges, law enforcement officials, and every member of Georgetown City Council.
“We need to reclaim our communities and reclaim the power that the citizens are supposed to have in the community,” the website states.
Mayor Jack Scoville said he had “no comment” when asked how he felt about being included on the list.
Georgetown Police Chief Paul Gardner is also on the list. He was also asked how he felt about the inclusion.
“I am going to concentrate on protecting their First Amendment rights. They have a right to protest and we will be here to protect their right to do this,” Gardner responded.
By law, organizers of such events have to provide security. Gardner said the Myers family has paid $100 for two off-duty police officers to provide security.
The route for the march is on Highmarket Street and then Dozier Street from the police department to city hall.
The march begins at 8 a.m. and will be followed by refreshments on North Alex Alford Drive.