By: Diane Benjamin
Last night Kirk Allen (Edgar County Watchdogs) couldn’t speak at Public Comment so I spoke instead. I wanted to make sure people and the City knew about the story they published yesterday. https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/02/city-of-bloomington-police-coverup-exposed-zero-reporting-from-media-even-after-being-provided-all-the-facts/
The story includes proof of a Bloomington cover-up by allowing an officer to resign instead of prosecuting him. The proof was obtained because of a FOIA lawsuit the Watchdogs filed against the City. Obviously they won that lawsuit. See proof of payment of legal fees by the City here: https://blnnews.com/2020/07/28/payoffs-city-of-bloomington/
Since I was the only public comment Tari couldn’t contain himself. He went off on me and the Watchdogs. Once again facts are immaterial. Two Peoria TV stations covered the story, so far no local media.
This is a much watch, I wish the timer hadn’t been covering the screen while I was speaking. The lack of reaction by the Council during Tari’s rant speaks volumes. Maybe they can’t wait for a new mayor either.
I spoke for less than 2 minutes, Tari is the rest of this video.