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PUYALLUP: Council mocks the public

Letter by A. David Churchman, Puyallup on Jan. 31, 2012 at 11:52 am | 10 Comments »
January 31, 2012 11:52 am

It has taken less than a month for the new Puyallup City Council to degenerate into gutter politics. Any moral or ethical stature it had hoped to profess has been destroyed by its actions.

A member of the public who had the audacity to stand at the council podium and question some of its new policies has been insulted worldwide. A video of the citizen’s comments with personal attacks and captions that ridicule her statements has been produced, posted on YouTube and advertised on Puyallup Now, the web-based political mouthpiece of the new “gang of four” (Rick Hansen, John Knutsen, John Hopkins and Steve Vermillion). The “gang” even finds the video appropriate and amusing. The victim being female will not be lost on the public.

Is this the new norm for any citizen who questions the council majority? I suspect so. Free speech in Puyallup is costly.

Residents of Puyallup should now be warned that their council and clan of supporters will take tasteless action upon them should they act in any way that offends their elected officials. Speak at council meetings at your own risk.

The lunatics have taken over the asylum at City Hall.

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