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Antisemitic and white nationalist callers again criticize Walnut Creek council

Original post made on Jun 21, 2023

Two members of the Walnut Creek City Council said Tuesday night the council should consider eliminating online callers from the public comments portion of council meetings, after two men made white nationalist, antisemitic comments...

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Posted by Emma J.
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Jun 21, 2023 at 9:50 am

Emma J. is a registered user.

There seems to be a trend of people using public comment period to voice their hatred. There is a similar problem in San Ramon where a person named Helen calls in as "Taiwan is a country" and uses public comment period to voice hatred toward people of Chinese descent. It is a shame that these people are drowning public comment period with their hate speech. I'm glad to see that Walnut Creek will be taking action to address this, and I hope Councilmember Wilk can make it through the bullying without resigning. Shame on those people.

Posted by 50 year resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 22, 2023 at 9:57 am

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I agree with Emma J. Social media has allowed people to use pseudonyms to say the kinds of things they would never say in a public forum. I served as a council member for 12 years, and speakers at public comment were asked to state their names for the record. My opinion is that if you are going to make a "public comment," your identity should be known before you speak, whether in person, by phone, or online.

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