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New: First Look at Berkeley City Council's Anti-Sitting Initiative

Wednesday June 13, 2012 - 03:06:00 PM

If you're one of those who cares about the fate of civil liberties in Berkeley, you should take the time to watch these clips from Tuesday's Berkeley City Council meeting. The council's discussion of the Bates Anti-Sitting initiative was one of the most appalling displays of insensitivity and hubris I've seen in my more than 35 years in Berkeley, as well as containing some eloquent progressive oratory. Here's the full item, including public comment:  

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If you can't watch the whole 2+ hours, at least watch the council "discussion" portion at the end of the meeting, to see the mayor at his all time worst and watch councilmembers who should know better keeping quiet but voting for what looks like a pre-arranged deal. 


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