As the city turns

Just yesterday, we saw drama play out once again nationally and also close to home. I think most are familiar with this by now of how Attorney General Jeff Sessions responded to information that he had met with a Russian official, when he said he had not.

Where I come from, that’s called a lie.

It seems that every day there is some news, and not good news, generated by this administration. A bit more than a month in office and it seems like it’s been years.

If chaos is what President Trump and his advisers thrive on, they have certainly created it.

Locally, things buzzed when an arrest warrant was issued for former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva. Police confiscated a number of items from his home but the mayor was nowhere to be found as was out of the country.

Unfortunately, Silva’s story seems to continue turning down dark paths. From a football recruiting scandal at Franklin High School, to the charter revocation of the Stockton Boys and Girls Club to charges of playing strip poker with naked teenagers, providing alcohol to minors and illegally recording the activities.

The latest charges  include misappropriation of public funds, embezzlement, money laundering and grand theft.

Remember, innocent until proven guilty.

Hopefully, this chapter in Stockton’s history will close in some way sooner rather than later.


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