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DPW Commissioner Nelson Petty Called ‘Petty’ For Removing Political Candidates’ Signs

MAPP ADMINISTRATION CONSIDERS POLITICAL SIGNS BY CANDIDATE WARREN MOSLER ‘OFFENSIVE’ AND ORDERS PUBLIC WORKS OFFICIALS TO REMOVE THEM ON ST. THOMAS

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A candidate in the gubernatorial race has accused Virgin Islands Public Works Department officials of interfering in the gubernatorial election.

Public Works employees removed two sets of signs for the political campaign of Warren Mosler and Ray Fonseca from roadways because of concerns about their permitting, officials said.

“Permits are required for public land and permission for private land and both Reuben and Ray have told me they have been in compliance,” independent candidate for governor Warren Mosler told the Virgin Islands Free Press this morning.

Reportedly the DPW Commissioner Nelson Petty Jr. considered the signs “derogatory” and told his employees to remove them.

If Petty did order the removal of the signs based on their content it would be considered an official state-sanctioned violation of the First Amendment guarantee of free speech under the United States Constitution and official government interference in the “free and fair” election process.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands since 1989. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

1 Comment

  1. Patrick Deery
    October 26, 2018 at 10:03 AM — Reply

    This is a flagrant violation of Federal Law!

    Hopefully, Warren Mosler will sue the shit out of Mapp, first as an individual, and second as Governor.

    No worries as far as pig 🐖snout remaining in office. His days are numbered.

    Doesn’t he look sickly, and sickening? 😂😂

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