Letter: Norwalk Dem leaders must be held accountable for violence

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Norwalk Democratic Town Committee Chairwoman Amanda Brown chats with Democratic mayoral candidate Andy Garfunkel after asking for the public’s forgiveness Sunday morning.

By Andy Garfunkel

Democratic candidate for mayor

NORWALK, Conn. – I still maintain the belief that there is no excuse for violent behavior and it should not be tolerated under any circumstance. There should be strict consequences for such actions as there are in any sports league or in our own schools system.  We as community leaders and role models need to lead by example and as such should be held to much higher standards.

For the good of the party Amanda Brown and the Krummels have reconciled their differences. Forgiveness is always a positive beginning and it is courageous to admit your mistakes.  However,  I believe it will be impossible for our party to maintain credibility on issues such as violence in our community or to persuade undecided voters that they can trust our leadership if our party passes over this event with no real consequence to those involved.

I realize that some in my own party and in the Town Committee will disagree with my opinion but in order to serve Norwalk best, I believe that we have to do what is right, rather than what is politically expedient.

Andy Garfunkel

Former town clerk


4 responses to “Letter: Norwalk Dem leaders must be held accountable for violence”

  1. Suzanne

    Excellent statement and I agree. I do not believe for a minute that the DTC has become “the party of reconciliation” with this press conference. It might be nice and more comfortable to say, “Let’s put it behind us and get on with making Norwalk a better place” but it is very difficult to believe that would be possible with this leadership. If they believed in what they said this morning, the Krummels and Ms. Brown would resign and serve elsewhere in the city, “making it a better place.”

  2. NorwalkVoter

    Andy’s turn will come to apologize to the city for his “leadership” or lack thereof in service to the city. Wait for it… won’t be long.

  3. Tim T

    100 percent correct Andy.

  4. EveT

    In many workplaces, including union workers, if you are involved in a fight, you are fired. It doesn’t matter who started it or if you were defending yourself. Perhaps that is something we should all bear in mind when we are upset with someone.

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