Supervisor, sheriff speak out about shooting and I almost barf.
Sonoma County has historically placed a strong emphasis on building robust relationships within our communities, our schools and our neighborhoods. Today, some of those relationships are now strained, and we acknowledge the impact to our community’s trust with law enforcement, a sentiment clearly expressed by recent demonstrations. This is our community, and the responsibility of repairing and strengthening that relationship and trust is ours together….
I have no patience for false hand wringing. This is the same Supervisor, who during his supervisorial race, had a mailer from his friends that basically said undocumented immigrants were would-be killers who would murder us as we picnic in the park. His response, when Lisa M. asked about the mailer: “It is what it is.” His words of compassion and caring in this article for the Latino community ring false and empty.
Lastly, the sheriff and all members of our Board of Supervisors have begun to hold a series of meetings with community members and leaders to collectively achieve our goals. We have reached out to the Latino community. Specifically, the sheriff has scheduled a meeting with his Latino Advisory Committee. We are engaging in dialogue about community and police relations with a goal of identifying actions we can take to make our county safer.
Together, we can heal and move forward.
The Latinos they run to for advise don’t actually know what’s going on in the Latino community.