By: Diane Benjamin
The entire Council came to last night’s Committee of the Whole meeting with plans to put citizens in charge of the police force – except David Sage. Maybe he didn’t get invited to the lunches and private meetings everybody on the Council obviously was treated to. I wonder if Chief Heffner already has his resume out?
All of the Public Comment speakers supported the plan. Several had felony records but wanted dispensation to serve on the Board. Much gnashing of teeth took place by various aldermen who lamented the unfairness. Several mentioned their luck in not being felons – they just weren’t caught in their younger days.
Dave Sage called this Board a solution in search of a problem. He had heard no allegations against the police, just that people were afraid of filing a report against an officer. Even after he asked for clarity at least twice, he got nothing. A discussion of the merits never happened, it was a done deal before the meeting started. Scott Black never said why he wanted the work “citizen” changed to something more inclusive.
That’s a tough one, why would he not want the word “citizen” included . . . . .
For everybody who sat out the April election and has no clue why Bloomington is pedal to the metal left-wing now – it helps to know who is behind this:
People who can’t accept Hillary’s loss
That’s the Democrat Party planning to wreak havoc across the county. Here’s more from “Resist”:
If you missed the 60’s, you now have a chance to experience the demonstrations, bombs blowing up people and buildings long before ISIS, and the coming assassinations. (Gee, a guy tried just 2 weeks ago!)
What political party turned a lot of people against the police with 8 years of accusations?
“The police acted stupidly”
“Pigs in blanket fry ’em like bacon”
That same party is running Bloomington now with no opposition and no media reporting the facts.
Common sense and Rule of Law will be MIA for a while. The turmoil of the 60’s ended when people started dying and the American people got fed up with the violence.
Stay tuned, it’s not going to be a fun ride.