will the messaging be different for this audience vs the community-wide meetings? let’s find out!
she’s careful not to say who she thinks might be “making a statement.”
chief brackney says she’s trying to walk the line of “overmilitarizing” or “a police state.”
“wherever you are on any side of any issue, that is not how we will engage you.”
officers have been given civil disturbance & constitutional law training.
“it has been awesome participating in this. unfortunately we have to participate in this.”
“we will be making arrests when we see violations of the law.”
“you’re going to see a lot of troopers.”
he says we have to remember heather heyer, berke bates, and jay cullen.
yes, unfortunately very true.
they are coordinating with hospitals throughout the region. he doesn’t say it, but surely they’re preparing for a mass casualty incident.
baxter now talking about preparations for “early onset of violence.”
so fucking cville.
asst city manager mike murphy says decisions about this, park closures, bus route changes, etc are coming next week.
chief brackney says yes, call 911 if you see people in the park lighting tiki torches.
welcome to charlottesville in 2018.
chief brackney, what does this mean?
high tech snitching.
downtown residents who only have street parking are very concerned about the restrictions, but it sounds like many of the folks here misread the maps and won’t actually be affected.
“you can let your clients know, we’re not searching anyone.”
the question asker appears to WANT mass searches of people coming downtown.
“we’re not restricting pedestrians moving about.”
“unfortunately... FORTUNATELY, that’s what the constitution says.”
close save, girl.
translation: be white.
VSP: “our plan is to be very engaging with these people.”
re: a man’s intense fear about militias.
a woman who works at the haven & witnessed the violence last year is skeptical that the police will be able to respond appropriately.
“we all had lives. we didn’t have to be here. we felt compelled” to change the narrative in charlottesville.
applause from the audience.
the fact that she’s worried about JASON KESSLER above all else tells me she doesn’t know shit.
farole recommends that everyone sign up for “code red,” an emergency messaging system.
brackney says 90% of CPD officers are CIT trained.
brackney comes back to this refrain in response to a man’s concerns that counterprotesters and community defenders typically bear the brunt of police violence.