It looks like WJBC is going to hide the Tari interview, it isn’t posted.
By: Diane Benjamin
Tari again forgot he changed the rules for his “Open Houses” on WJBC this morning. Evidently Scott Laughlin forgot too. Funny how the City website still says you have to make an appointment: http://www.cityblm.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/7500/17?backlist=%2fHome%2fComponents%2fNews%2fNews%2f4327%2f18%3fbacklist%3d%252F
Did you know if you speak at Public Comment you are “posturing”? In other words, he doesn’t care about things you care about! Thanks for confirming what we already knew Tari. He also claimed none of those people ever showed up at his “Open Houses”. That was a lie, they did until he changed the rules.
Does that include all the people who spoke about ignoring immigration law Tari? Were they posturing too? Most citizens saw their comments as intimidation.
Tari gave an example of why we need the welcoming ordinance. He claims he spoke to a lady here on an expired visa who was beat up by her son who had a visa. She was afraid to call the police. Chief Heffner has already made it clear that his force doesn’t check immigration status. Thinking citizens don’t want criminals here so they would want him to check. Your ordinance would mean a violent guy would not be deported because ICE could not be contacted.
Is that your version of Quality of Life Tari?
One note for people who speak at Public Comment:
The Council may not care about what you say, but they aren’t the audience who is listening. A lot of people watch just public comment. You are speaking to them. Citizens need to know they aren’t alone. Your comments underscore what others are already thinking but are to intimidated to say themselves. Keep showing up.
If the audio is posted, I will add it to this story.