By: Diane Benjamin
It isn’t an accident the Bloomington City Council had relatively short meetings before the April election and now two-hour or more regular meetings will be the norm. Renner hid his agenda with talking points and now he’s ready to activate the plans he had safely tucked out of sight.
Bike lanes of course. Subsidized housing – the complex on Greenwood won’t be the last. It’s also not for current residents, he wants to import them.
Monday night the Council will discuss library expansion plans, but they will also discuss this:
Black Lives Matter, the YWCA, ACLU, NAACP, and Not In Our Town are behind creating a Civilian Review Board.
It doesn’t matter the City already has a Police and Fire Commission with citizens: http://www.cityblm.org/government/boards-commissions/fire-and-police-commissioners
It doesn’t matter the union contract with the Police could be violated if the City tries to panel this board.
Establishing a review board tells the police department the citizens don’t trust them. It tells the police the Bloomington City Council doesn’t trust them.
Every police officer will be forced to second guess decisions they make because a review board will be looking at their actions. Officers have to make split second decisions. This board, with no practical experience to do so, will be evaluating those decisions.
Do BLUE Lives matter in Bloomington?
The above named organizations want to control local policing.
Are you going to let them?
The race to the bottom continues.