Check the above video of the BOA 10/24 meeting and skip to 19:30 if you want to see what I'm referencing.
MM spoke out against Alderman Wright's motion to reduce unposted speed limits citywide to 25 MPH by saying that she doesn't want to give Melrose Police more opportunity to "selectively enforce" laws against minorities and "people of color".
I know this board LOOOOVVVES Monica, but this is absolutely crazy (and HUGELY ANTI-COP!) reasoning to be against an order. Where is the outrage, Melrose Messages? You guys are usually really quick on the outrage draw. I'm disappointed.
Good for MM. Of course there is profiling, and it exists in many sectors, not just police enforcement but certainly there. Not just people of color, but anyone that some have decided to target--for years it was any teen or group of teens walking anywhere. Innocent kids were (are they still?) routinely targeted, hassled, forced to empty backpacks in the aisles of Shaws, roughed up in front of the Y, etc., all for no reason other than that they were teens, all totally illegal and went on for years. Current chief has reined in a lot of the bad behavior but he isn't responsible for the bad hires and bad attitudes that have existed long before he was put in charge, or for the baseline bad attitudes of many still.
Changing the speed limit is another ridiculous thing, brought up by a Big Blowhard Nothing of an alderman just trying to get some brownie points.
She is not trying to throw MPD under any bus and is in fact a proven supporter. She is addressing a real thing, which anyone halfway awake who understands what real life is like in the 02176 and beyond its provincial little mindset knows and is concerned about.
If they do change the non-posted speed limit to 25, who is going to enforce it? the 30 mph rule is not even enforced.
I am an old, white, middle class resident who drives a nice car and have been pulled over by Melrose police officers in the past on Bellevue ave for blowing through stop signs. Please don't give me this bull that the police are racially profiling people they stop!
I certainly don't fit the picture of a racially profiled person! I honestly think that Monica mis-spoke - giving her the benefit of the doubt since she has always supported the police in this city! We all have such moments.
You a**holes can't even spell her name correctly. Must be Trump supporters
That is the correct spelling, moron.
no it's not how you spell her name... [:))]
How to increase auto emissions in Melrose ? Answer: reduce the speed limit to 25 so cars are on the street longer.
Where's the health department on this ????
Monica M is a huge Trump supporter. Just sayin'
Trump is losing big. The election is over. His brand is tanking. He will go down as one of the biggest losers ever! This is huge.
Howard St., Franklin and Upham are treated like Rte. 1. After the fatal accident on Howard police were out in force but reducing the limit will help keep the streets safe in these residential neighborhoods.
Racial profiling as a reason to oppose this seems like an over reach.
If they do 25mph, they need to designate certain streets as 30mph or above. Lebanon, Howard, Upham, Franklin, etc. Have 99% of the streets as the new law, and leave the few exceptions at 30mph. I think that is very "reasonable."
Believe it or not "we" out here read/listen to the news. What is the necessity for turning so many strings on here into political sounding boards (for/against either 'side')? Enough already!
Sorry, Republicans…FBI Reopening Hillary’s Email Case Has Nothing To Do With Her
and FOX will? You ARE funny!
According to today's The New Yorker, Comey reopened the case against the wishes of AG Loretta Lynch. Not surprising she would try to intervene. The minutes of her meeting with Bill Clinton on the tarmac has also been requested under the Freedom of Information Act.
This is the only place that Trump idiots can spout off their stupid stuff. When they say this stuff in real life to friends and family who are not dumb old white guys, they get a dose of reality or people have stopped speaking to them. If you are sitting in a room watching Fox News alone or with just a couple of others who agree, now you know why. You are being shunned. You white supremacists are dying off. Women, non-whites, homosexuals and people who are decent and capable of complex thought are taking over the world!!!!!! By the way, not a Hill fan here but almost anyone breathing is better than nazi Trump.
You won't have the balls to come back here on Nov. 9!
It's amazing how you nitwits take this crap and run with it. These latest emails concerned information gotten from a computer belonging to former Rep. Anthony D. Weiner, and involve his communications with a 15 year old girl. Weiner's estranged wife Huma Abedin, one of Clinton's advisors, announced in August that she was separating from Weiner after years of his online sexual activity with other women. The investigation is to determine whether Weiner's communications with this girl are criminal.
Really....now we're going to blame the appropriately named Anthony Weiner on Clinton?
You need to back up a little. A different investigative team was looking at the computer in regards to the alleged behavior of Weiner with a 15 year old girl. They found some stuff on it that they thought might be related to the prior investigation so they contacted the team that handled the other investigation, who brought it to the head of the FBI. He wrote the letter because he was villified for saying there was no evidence, or not enough evidence of any wrongdoing to proceed any further. He was put into a difficult spot because if he waited until after the election to announce it it would have looked like he was hiding something. Until the emails are released there is no way anyone, especially you, can know what they say. For all anyone knows, there may be absolutely nothing there that indicates any criminal activity by Clinton. In this instance, stupid is assuming there is before you have any facts. If you recall, the prior decision found no criminal activity by Clinton, merely bad judgement, so to call it a criminal case is inaccurate.
Trump admitted he lusted after Ivanka, "if she wasn't my daughter, I'd date her". He agreed and allowed sleazy talk show host to objectify his own daughter, too. Now his 3rd wife (who was a high class call girl) will prostitute whatever is left of her dignity to campaign for "the Donald" !
Come on, don't go there. Don't sink to the level of Trump supporters. Anyone with a shred of decency already sees him for what he is. Anyone who doesn't see it, or worse, doesn't care, isn't worth one second of your time.
"beats voting for a guy that is married, with successful children"
THIS is the real insanity. Praise and support for a proven and bragging unstable bigot who has had multiple failed marriages, who thinks sexual assault is perfectly fine, who has been charged in a court of law for rape, who has bankrupted many times, who is being investigated for real crimes of both the financial and personal variety, who's son shows hideous pictures of the animals he's killed just for the fun of it, who brags about grabbing a woman by her genitals.... THIS is craziness. Note: Am NOT a fan of HRC, but she has not been charged with any crimes, she has a proven record of service to the country, unlike the lunatic who savages women and businesses, who would most certainly surround herself with intelligent staff, unlike the crazed and craven lunatic who wouldn't has no concept of what the job actually entails. Both the DNC and RNC should be ashamed of the harm they have caused the country in bringing forth such horrible candidates. That being said, Trump must be stopped, as is necessary with the craven bunch of Repugs who have held our country hostage for so many years. Can't wait for this nightmare to be concluded and HRC to be elected so that she can be forced to reckon with her part of the harm and forced to do the right things by those of us who will demand it.
Thank you "Wow." This campaign has unleashed the worst of humanity:
However unsavory HRC might be to many, there is simply no comparison. DT is truly a monster who has incited white supremacists and every kind of nutjob to come out with their bile and violence. And the press just keeps whipping it into the frightening frenzy they have created. These are perhaps the most dangerous times our country has ever seen. And to think that supposedly polite, caring, gentile Melrosians are part of this makes it all so much more threatening.
I love how the die hard dems try to make themselves seem open minded by prefacing their biased garbage with "I'm not a huge HRC supporter, but..." So disingenuous.
A previous poster said it best:
"How is he (Trump) "more disgusting and dangerous" than she is? Last I checked, he did not put the safety of our citizens in jeopardy by allowing classified information to be accessible to our enemies. He did not sell the country out in order to line the coffers of his "charity". He didn't cover up the rapes and indiscretions of his spouse. He didn't loot the White House. He didn't sic the IRS on people he didn't like. He doesn't have the blood of six of our military on his hands. Trump? He's crass. I'll take that over corrupt any day."
"He doesn't have the blood of six of our military on his hands."
Not yet he doesn't. He will. And a whole lot more. It's no wonder the entire world hates us.
"He didn't cover up the rapes and indiscretions of his spouse."
No, only those he committed HIMSELF! He is about to be tried for child rape, and he has been heard in his own words and observed around the world stating that he thinks nothing of sexual assault.