Is Commissioner Adam Smith Impersonating Law Enforcement Now?

February 25, 2019 Off By Jay Hubbard

This is a short follow up to yesterday’s post about the cease and desist letters Commissioner* Smith wants to have sent to this website and a public Facebook page, Ramseur WatchDog 2, where members of the community gather to question and compare notes about the activities of our elected officials. Read the email below carefully.

Please note that the message is a public record, and was obtained as part of a legal public records request.
From: Adam Smith [
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 12:00 PM
Subject: Fwd: Preservation Request Received [Case #2415591]

In regards to Ramseur Watchdog investigation. 

Begin forwarded message:

From: Records-noreply <>
Date: February 19, 2019 at 11:47:21 AM EST
Subject: Preservation Request Received [Case #2415591]

[Case #2415591]

We have taken reasonable steps to preserve the account(s) you requested.  Your case number is 2415591.  

Do not submit additional legal process with this preservation request. If you want to follow up with formal legal process, please visit our online request system at to submit a new records request. Please include the same user information provided in this preservation request (user ID, email, or vanity ID).

PLEASE NOTE: This data will expire 90 days from the preservation date. To request a single extension of your preservation request, please visit our online request system at

Thank you,
Law Enforcement Response Team

NOTICE: This email (including any attachments) may contain information that is private, confidential, or protected by attorney-client or other privilege.  Unless you are the intended recipient, you may not use, copy, or retransmit the email or its contents. 

Is Commissioner Smith misrepresenting himself as a police officer to Facebook’s law enforcement response team? What laws does he allege have been broken? These are questions which demand answers. Be sure to click the link I added to the signature of the above email, where you can read the rules for using Facebook’s Law Enforcement Request System.

NOTE* Commissioner Smith was appointed by three individuals: Randy Cox, Grant Cheek, and Danny Shaw. His actions are a direct reflection upon these individuals. They had at least three other candidates to choose from when they chose to appoint Smith, a man who had only lived in Ramseur four months.

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