By: Diane Benjamin
I hope the Political Science Professor Mayor of Bloomington isn’t teaching the kids at IWU that we live in a democracy. He and others mentioned “democracy” numerous times at the City Council meeting last night. Democracy is mob rule, if we were a democracy the Council wouldn’t have voted to approve the police substation for the west side. This pic is from the video and shows the opposition the Council voted against. I can’t tell what the signs say.
While I RARELY agree with Alderman Scott Black, he gave an eloquent speech stating his reasons for supporting the substation. Just hit play below to hear his comments. Note – he wasn’t reading his comments, they were from his heart.
Scott is up for election in April, his opponent, Sonny Garcia, was in the audience for the opposition. Public Comment time limits didn’t allow Garcia to speak, but he opposed it (from other interviews he has done). Black received 447 votes of the 744 cast in Ward 7 in 2013. The April election is going to be interesting.
Public Comment consisted of some substation supporters and a long line of protestors. To hear the comments start the video at the beginning.