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BISD staff member Jessie Haynes takes to Facebook in midst of controversy
KFDM News - The embattled BISD Special Assistant to the Superintendent for Communications took to Facebook Sunday.
Jessie Haynes used her Facebook page to comment on the obstruction charge against her.Haynes faces a charge of obstruction for blocking a door at the administration building following a board meeting August 1 to prevent journalist Jerry Jordan from entering a room where the BISD attorney was answering reporters' questions.
Trustee Mike Neil tried to go inside to find out why Jordan couldn't go in and Haynes blocked the door. She claims Neil assaulted her. The superintendent placed Haynes on administrative leave with pay on August 5.
On her Facebook page, Jessie Haynes says thanks people for "praying for me, speaking out for justice against bullying and/or violence against women and/or public servants while they are at work."
Haynes also says, "I take comfort in knowing justice will prevail, that what Satan meant evil, God will use it for good; and most of all, I have seen many of God's victories for defeat to have the last word."
Haynes says "no matter how unjust, bullying, beating and even booking me does not compare with what Martin, Fannie, Unita, Medgar and so many others suffered because they supported voters' rights, equal opportunity and other basic human rights."
The following is Jessie Haynes' Facebook post:
"Thank you to all of you who have been praying for me, speaking out for justice and against bullying and/or violence against women and/or public servants while they are at work. Know that I take comfort in knowing justice will prevail, that what satan meant evil, God will use it for good; and most of all, I have seen many of God's victories for defeat to have the last word. Because of this legal b...attle, you won't get to hear much from me for awhile. Know that I am not defined by any of the lies perpetrated about me and I am strengthened by your love, support and encouragement. No matter how unjust, bullying, beating and even booking me does not compare to what Martin, Fannie, Unita, Medgar and so many others suffered because they supported voters rights, equal opportunity and other basic human rights ... For my daughters, grandchild, sisters and all those who do look up to me, I cannot allow the final message to them to be what is currently being portrayed. Please stay in prayer. I am signing off until after the legal battle. feeling blessed."
Haynes surrendered Friday at the Hardin County Jail and was released after posting $250 bond on a Class B Misdemeanor warrant out of Jefferson County for obstruction.