By: Diane Benjamin
If you forgot the demands of the local Black Lives Matter group, see them here: https://blnnews.com/2021/03/12/open-season-on-police/
Demands include de-funding the police 50% by 2023.
Jeff Crabill took the opportunity last night to oppose the re-appointment of Surena Fish to the Public Safety and Community Review Board (PSCRB) because she dared to oppose a possible appointment to that board of a guy with a BLM sign in his yard.
Are Carbill and Carillo the only two people in Bloomington who don’t see that as a conflict of interest? This board hears citizens complaints after the police review them and try to reach a resolution. (Very few of them!)
Both Council members evidently have no problem with Art Taylor being on the PSCRB after he and his wife cried racism because the police had the audacity to ask them questions: https://blnnews.com/2020/08/08/was-art-taylor-attempting-to-incite-something/
Surena Fish is a sweet caring women who always looks for the best in people. Carbill must only want “we hate police” activists on a board with no power to accomplish the BLM goals. Carrillo seconded his motion to approve all other appointments accept Fish, they lost. Julie Emig voted with them.
Ward 4 (Emig), Ward 6 (Carillo), and Ward 8 (Carbill) will be up for election in April of 2023. Candidates to replace all three need to start considering a run.