By: Diane Benjamin
The below was sent to candidates running in Bloomington by the local Black Lives Matter group:
The below was included, they didn’t update it after Illinois ended Cash Bail very soon. They must also think the County Clerk conducts Bloomington elections. That office should but doesn’t because Bloomington has unelected people running their elections.
The referenced petition was signed by 3 of 4 One People’s Coalition candidates: Kelby Cumpston, Jackie Gunderson, and Patrick Lawler. Willie Halbert did not sign, since she is black somebody should ask her why.
Jeff Crabill signed, Jenn Carrillo didn’t. The petition has been up since early last summer, it has 581 of the 1000 signatures they wanted.
Want more crime? The petition calls for police budgets to be cut by 50%. That hasn’t worked out well in cities that have done it.
If BLM really wants success for black families, they should demand school choice so their kids can get a better education in a school they choose instead of being limited by their address.