the second meeting of charlottesville’s police civilian review board should be starting any minute now. here’s tonight’s agenda. should be PLENTY to talk about.
i’m interested to see what’s up re: the appointment of a 9th member. at the last meeting, they voted to add jeff fogel. he sat down in the audience, so i’m assuming i may’ve been correct in my speculation that they can’t do that without council approval.
there are four still empty seats on the stage here at the jefferson school for tonight’s “listening session” about how the city handled the events of this past weekend. who will fill them? why can we never start on time? so many unanswered questions.
both videos of “violence” against a journalist in cville cited here are from the same cameraman, on the same march. the light on his camera was so bright it was blinding marchers taking the streets in the dark. he was making us unsafe and starting arguments.
a coward, a liar, AND a bootlicker! quelle surprise.
gab's CEO andrew torba (who, after blocking me on twitter, enlisted his mommy to say mean things about me on his special nazi website) says someone finally put their foot down about the abhorrent content on his site.
if you look closely, you can see whose posts are at issue...
oh! it's patrick little, senate candidate and literal nazi!
(CW for extreme antisemitism)
i've seen a lot of shockingly bad content on gab. a wide and horrifying variety. but this might be the first time i've ever seen anyone advocate FARMING AND CONSUMING JEWISH PEOPLE.
it's 2018 and we've got US senate candidates carefully thinking through the nuances of their campaign promises, working out the kinks in their messaging on the important issue of... antisemitic cannibalism?
brian wheeler opening things up, surrounded by the same cast & crew we’ve seen at the past community events about this weekend - city police, county police, uva safety VP, fire chief, state troopers, etc, along with local CW attorneys and UVA’s new chief of police.
new interim city manager mike murphy is delivering incredibly vague assurances.
i don't know which of the many poorly-designed, nazi-infested incel hangout spots online a screenshot of this tweet showed up on today, but i can always tell when that crowd has shared a post. guys, your QTs are almost all identical. it's boring.
guys: if you do think of something more creative than "antifa are the real fascists" or "good!" or a proclamation that you, too, would enjoy cracking our commie skulls, save it for later. i'm busy tonight and won't have time to sift through my mentions for your hot takes.
WE GET IT. you managed to wriggle under the insanely low bar to become a cop and feel an immense jealousy that you are unfit to commit state sanctioned violence. keep licking those boots, though!
charlottesville city council tonight is an all-you-can-comment event! unlimited public comment -- just in time for them to do absolutely nothing about anything anyone says!
ok comrades, buckle up. we’re 30 minutes away from everyone’s favorite, most thrilling content: a six hour moment by moment livetweet of a small town city council meeting!
we’re gonna have:
- lots of public comment
- a vote to confirm the new interim city manager
- some spicy discussion about that selection process!
- and a resolution allowing the new interim city manager to declare a state of emergency this weekend in the event of “civil unrest”
look at this one in knoxville in february -- they spent hours making it and had dozens of officers stationed in & around it. none of the protesters wanted to be caged in the 'designated free speech area'
the first meeting of the new police civilian review board is supposed to start in four minutes. 3 of 8 board members are here. i am one of 4 members of the public. there’s one local media outlet here with a camera + two people i believe are city staff.
where is everyone?
five more spectators and another news camera, but still very short on members of the board...
the water street center where the meeting is being held is quite small — nearly all of the ~20 seats lining the walls are filled. we’re still short three of the eight board members.
whole lotta cops here at the albemarle county office building for the board of supervisors meeting. a surprising number of people in the gallery for 1pm on a wednesday, maybe 40 or so. i’m not sure if that’s typical for a BOS meeting.
i suspect it will be largely the same information offered by city, county, and state police at previous community briefings about the weekend of august 10-12, but i’ll post it either way.
oh dear, i think i’m the only person in this auditorium who didn’t stand for the pledge.
much love to our city councilors who remain seated during this bit of performative nationalism during our cville city council meetings.
i'm a little embarrassed to admit i've never been to an albemarle county board of supervisors meeting before. the county fully encircles our little city, but there's so much to keep up with in the city proper...
today's county BOS meeting includes a briefing on the county's preparations for the weekend of august 11th and 12th. i'll be there for at least that presentation. i hope y'all will forgive me if i don't livetweet the entire 6 hour meeting.
& TONIGHT! the first meeting of charlottesville's police civilian review board will be from 6:30-7:30 at the water street center.
this meeting was scheduled by city staff, NOT the members of the CRB, on very short notice. show up if you can & make sure they know we're watching.
i'm not entirely sure how @DemSocialists can continue to consider themselves a leftist organization when the primary organizing objective is one we share with the democratic party & our largest chapter just ate itself alive deciding to endorse a democratic candidate.
meanwhile there's been not a word from our national organization on the upcoming nazi rallies in charlottesville & dc, marking the anniversary of the largest, most violent gathering of white supremacists in our lifetime.