In the least surprising new ever, the City of Somerville has lost its cotton picking mind. This is a city that elected a walking joke named Joe Curtatone to be its mayor. A man who sued Kirk Minihane and Barstool Sports after getting a prank phone call. A man who supported protesters who blockaded I-93 in the name of black lives matter. A man who announced a boycott of Sam Adams beer because the owner enjoyed a tax cut.
Curtaphony is now humoring a mob that literally wants to disarm the police because they provided security at the Straight Pride Parade in late August. He attended a meeting the other night in Somerville where this was actually proposed and he didn’t think it was a bad idea.
Among the proposals put forth by attendees was a public apology by SPD, reducing the SPD’s budget and disarming patrol officers. Numerous members of the public called for a civilian police oversight board with control of the SPD budget, the ability to investigate the department and the power to discipline officers. Curtatone said that he was open to the idea.
The memo also announced the mayor’s office would support continued dialogue on the controversy, work to create a civilian police advisory committee and review SPD’s use of asset forfeiture, which funded the deployment. Curtatone said he remains committed to those objectives on Wednesday night.
So let me get this straight. A civilian review board filled with assholes who have no experience in policing would have the ability to control the police department’s budget, investigate cops, and discipline officers. What could possibly go wrong?
Back in September a bunch of moonbat SJWs demanded the city investigate the officer’s actions that day, and shockingly the report concluded that they did their job.
The report found that SPD officers made no arrests, did not use pepper spray or their batons, did not initiate interventions into the crowd of counter-protesters and did not wear riot gear. They did, however, enter the crowd and assist BPD officers in taking individuals into custody.
Nevertheless, Curtaphony apologized on behalf of the department that literally was just exonerated of any wrongdoing by the report.
Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone apologized for the department’s actions and condemned the Straight Pride Parade as “white nationalist hate” at the community meeting.
What a pandering fucking pussy.
Here’s a video from the meeting. Listen to this madness:
Let’s play, “find the black person.”
Oh wait, this is Somerville. There are none. It’s just a bunch of upper middle class white trust fund babies who priced out people of color by increasing demand for rental property so they could be hip and live in a Boston suburb, which in turn increased demand and rent prices.
There was another meeting a few days prior that Curtaphony attended, in which he apologized to a room full of white people for the “trauma” they experienced at the hands of the police.
Again, let’s play fid the back person.
According to the speaker Evan Seitchick (an “activist”) the SPD is out of control.
“I saw a Somerville Police Officer with a blue lives matter flag on his hat. That’s a racist flag. That’s a white supremacist symbol.”
Yes, that actually happened. This idiot got up there and said that supporting murdered police officers makes you a white supremacist. Not a single person objected, and every white hipster sitting there started snapping their fingers because these fuckbrains think that clapping is too triggering to people who are afraid of loud noises.
“Then to go to the rally and see the police with their backs to the Nazis arbitrarily pulling out queer people to pepper spray and rough up. I saw Somerville Police arbitrarily and tackle and arrest a queer person.”
That never happened. Ever.
“We should have a dramatic reduction of the police budget and using that money for affordable housing and climate change.”
Yea, that’s what we should do – stop funding the police and put the savings into…..climate change. You can’t make this stuff up.
Here’s their list of “ideas.”
I’m all for it personally. You tell me the community in which there are no guns, and I will go into that community and leave a very rich man.
I gave Evan Seitchik’s name a Google, since this is apparently who Curtaphony wants to be in charge of the police in Somerville, and found this video that he posted on Facebook.
(Everyone in Somerville looks exactly the same.)
In that video Evan Seitchik bemoans greedy developers for selling homes that price out people of color, while starting off his speech by announcing that he just bought a home there, not realizing that he directly contributed to the problem he’s complaining about.
Here’s where it gets a little confusing. That bearded Evan Seitchik is clearly not the same person as the person wanting to disarm the police in the first video, who appears to be a BLT-123. But that’s because the real estate transfer fee video was from 2018, and Evan has undergone some changes since then.
Bold. Brave. Beautiful.
What does Evan do for work anyway? How does an “activist” afford to buy a house in Somerville? Well, he’s listed as a consultant for Colburn Hill.
Evan Seitchik is a healthcare technology and analytics consultant with a background in revenue cycle and advanced mathematics. Evan led a project to assess the self-pay assets of a network of over 30 hospitals representing over $10 billion in revenue, integrating data from a patchwork of patient accounting systems to deliver both a new and holistic view of their performance and a path forward for greater financial results
Translation – he worked for a company that was hired by hospitals that make billions of dollars a year, in order to come in and tell them where they can cut the fat and make more money. Very progressive of him.
I have no idea if he still works there now, since his profile picture was back from when he was a man’s man.
But evidently he wanted to give up this gig to become a full time activist and socialist who spends his free time hanging out with Antifa at rallies, filming the police doing their job, and demanding that they be disarmed.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Bernie bros are the absolute worst the left has to offer. Any grown adult who chooses these morons as their peer group is a moron by association.
And as for the narrative that SPD was beating up protesters for no reason, the protesters themselves disagree and witnessed their Anqueefa comrades spitting on straight pride folks.
This has been your daily reminder that no one from Somerville should be taken seriously, and Joe Curtaphony is the most incompetent elected official in the history of democracy.
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