Safe Streets is posting wildly erronous information about Measure A and B.
The poster is alluding to the Sept. 13 meeting between this paper’s Editorial Board and Miller, City Manager Bob Deis and Council member Michael Tubbs. I sat in on that meeting. Miller never said anything of the sort.
The edited video of the meeting is posted on Recordnet. See for yourself. Miller’s statement is at 5:48.
What she’s saying is that cops alone won’t beat crime. Which is true. Prevention is also part of public safety, a continuum from Peacekeepers to open libraries.
The very idea that a city leader would oppose new police while campaigning for a tax to restore police is so insane on the face of it that it would seem only a beetle-browed City Hall hater could say such a thing. But most of Safe Streets’ six site administrators are in agreement, said N. Allen Sawyer, one of the six.
“I can tell you that most of us—about all of us that are in support of Safe Streets—have talked about Kathy Miller’s video that was sent and had a similar interpretation of it.”
Safe Streets is Sawyer, Developer Matt Arnaiz and some interns, Sawyer said. What’s left of that rival campaign to increase Stockton’s police force still seeks to influence public safety policy.
Fair enough. But then this vestigial website’s authors should come out from behind anonymity — Sawyer declined to name all the contributors — post their names on a masthead, post their bylines with their posts and be available for contact. Come out, come out, especially if you’re going to post half truths.