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Duff should renounce Working Families endorsement

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As a concerned citizen, I’m calling on Bob Duff to renounce the endorsement he received from the Working Families Party. This is a progressive, grassroots political party that has specifically called for defunding the police.

If we defund the police we are effectively, and immediately, making our communities less safe. The HB 6004 bill that Bob Duff co-authored and voted for this summer is the beginning of defunding our force which will lead us down a slippery slope. I’ve read that police officers are currently leaving our force, and they are becoming harder to recruit because of the reckless new policies this bill helped establish.

With fewer police officers working and being trained, how are we supposed to keep our communities safe? Police officers do more than just handle crime, they respond to 9-1-1 calls for health emergencies, assist the fire department, manage critical school safety measures, and more. Without officers on duty, who will be keeping our children safe in their classrooms?

I know who I want on the other end of the phone when I call for help: a well-trained officer who is prepared assist my family. Defunding the police is not the answer. If this is what Bob really wants to happen in our communities, fewer officers and far less safety measures in place for our families, then he needs to be transparent about it.

 

Gina Pisano

6 comments

Dana Pevsner November 1, 2020 at 12:08 am

No, Bob Duff should absolutely not renounce the Working Families party endorsement! He should be very proud to be endorsed by them. They are the voice of the future, and they give many people hope for a more equitable world.

John ONeill November 1, 2020 at 8:26 am

I congratulate Bob Duff for having supporters who blindly follow him and his misguided actions. Although sad, that is the reality of the world we live in. It is my wish that Norwalk voters will one day see the light. For those Duff supporters who truly believe they see the light I say that light you see is a speeding locomotive heading in our direction. If we don’t change direction soon we will be crushed. That reality will really be sad.

M Murray November 2, 2020 at 7:45 am

Defund the police and see how it works for you. Should be watching from my secluded lakefront home in the Live Free or Die state by then with a hearty chuckle.

Ginny Waters November 2, 2020 at 8:49 am

“Defund the police” is an unfortunate term for the movement to include social workers and trained mediators to de-escalate potential violence, rather than to equip police with the kinds of weapons more suitable to army combat. Police keep the peace as fellow citizens, not as a hostile army.

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