This small town Mayor is looking for no more than 15 minutes of fame. He should care about his small town, not some national nonsense. I hope all the cops walk out on this putz, so the people fire him.
SOMERVILLE, Mass. —Somerville police officers are calling for the removal of the Black Lives Matter banner at City Hall, but the mayor says it isn’t going anywhere.
Wicked Local reports the local union published a letter Tuesday calling for Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone take down the banner that has hung since Aug. 19, 2015 and replace it with an “All Lives Matter” banner.
“The Somerville Police Employees Association and its members are deeply troubled that the city continues to display the Black Lives Matter banner above the main entrance of City Hall. It is inconceivable to us as it is demoralizing that our city would propagate its support for this movement while standing silent over the seemingly daily protest assassinations of innocent police officers around the country,” Somerville Police Union President Michael McGrath said in a July 19 letter to Curtatone.
But Curtatone said his support for police officers cannot preempt his commitment to addressing systemic racism locally and nationally.