The past 2 weeks in #HamOnt:

Ward 14 Councillor Terry Whitehead threatened legal action against docs helping the homeless
Ward 4 Councillor Sam Merulla abused his position to intimidate & harass a business owner, then tried to intimidate a media outlet for reporting on his abuse
Whitehead badgered staff, citizens and called one delegate a hypocrite during a public works meeting 
Merulla called citizen delegates "morons and liars"
Both councillors engaged in bullying towards a councillor in a way they never do towards male colleagues
And @FredEisenberger hasn't said a word to condemn the conduct of either councillor, but took time to joke around with Merulla on social media and challenge him to a dance-off. #HamOnt
I'll never expect that men like Merulla or Whitehead will find the self-awareness to reign themselves in and admit error. They're beyond shame or introspection.
But god damn: I wish #HamOnt had a real Mayor who would stand up for what's right, step in when his colleagues abuse, harrass & intimidate media, fellow councillors & residents.

Sure, Merulla & Whitehead are awful, but Fred is just as bad for standing back and doing nothing.
But I guess that's asking too much of @FredEisenberger, who also stood back and did nothing as nazis and extremists violently attacked Pride, and 24 Billion litres of sewage spilled into the harbour.

#HamOnt doesn't have a Mayor. We have a cardboard cutout.

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5 Jul
This cartoon ran in the paper 1.5 weeks ago. The police union ran a full page ad in yesterday's paper to cry about it and now a former cop wrote in to call it "discrimination against a minority group". They really must want everyone to see and share the cartoon. #HamOnt
I've never seen them take out full page ads or write passionate opeds when they've taken lives or brutalized people, the cartoon must be very important
The police are telling a newspaper what cartoons they're allowed to publish and amazingly right wing "free speech" warriors are nowhere to be found
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