Friday, March 11, 2016

[UPDATE!] Candidate on the ballot said it's time to "start striking fear, shooting down all cops we see by their selves [sic]."

[UPDATE: The Anarchist Ryan Hartman has finally responded after first denying he made those terribly inflammatory comments. Here is an excerpt:
Comments I made about the police in the heat of the moment were unnecessary.
A slight understatement, no? It's also interesting to note that Hartman apologized but Frank McAlonan, his partner on the slate, still has not apologized for his campaign. McAlonan is challenging Lake Worth Commissioner Andy Amoroso for the District 3 seat. Anyhow, back to Hartman, who do you think contributed to Hartman's (or tongue-in-cheek, "The Golden Boy's") campaign so far? You might be surprised. Or not. See the list at the bottom of this blog post. If you didn't know, his campaign has been anything but "Grassroots". Certainly not what you'd expect from a 'radical'. Here is what Hartman is apologizing for, a blog post from last Tuesday:]

Here are just two of many quotes about the police from the Anarchist candidate on the ballot in Lake Worth:
"It's time you guys know that we are no longer playing around with the police departments. Aurora and Denver we are about to start striking fear, shooting down all cops that we see by their selves [sic]."
[and. . .]
"Happy FXXX The Police Day! Remember children. All Cops Are Bastards! Have a great day!"
Here is a mailer recently sent to Lake Worth residents from the Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association:
If the PBC Police Benevolent Assoc. is concerned then so should you. It's your family, home, and property that's at stake on election day.
In case you didn't know, the Anarchist that knocks on your door looks much different now. He covers up his tattoos, removed the bolt earring, looks clean and well-dressed, and smiles a whole lot.

Do you remember when the issue of the homeless was the only thing Hartman cared about, ignoring all the other important issues the City has to deal with? Since then he's moved on to other distractions and wedge issues to divide the community and neighborhoods.
With all the issues our City needs to address do we need more of the same dysfunction from the past?
Here is a list of the campaign contributors to "The Golden Boy's" campaign:
  • JoAnn Golden
  • Other people named "Golden" from New York and New Jersey
  • Kathleen McGiveron
  • Lynn Anderson (aka, The Obtuse Blogger [TOB])
  • Lawrence McNamara
  • Steven Ellman
  • And a few others I won't list. But, you can see all the contributors using this link to the City's website.