KENOSHA, Wis. — Long before Jacob Blake was shot in the back seven times by a police officer here, triggering a week of mass protests and deadly violence, some local officials pushed the city to prepare for unrest.
Kenosha needed body cameras to make the work of its police department transparent, which were ignored. It needed a system for communicating effectively with the public to head off damaging rumors. And, especially after 2014 riots consumed Ferguson, Mo. — another modest Midwestern city cleaved by race — it needed to build trust within an African American community where resentment and suspicion of police ran rampant.
“We all just said we don’t want our community to be next,” said former Kenosha County supervisor Dayvin Hallmon.
FREMONT: In August 2019, India Day Parade was abruptly cancelled by the Mayor Lily Mei and the City Manager, citing some permitting issues. No meeting by the Mayor Lily Mei and Council was held since then to prepare the City for safety, amidst rising Hate Crimes and Threats. It was posted on Fremont City Facebook Page "Concerned about the safety of the Indian American community, the city of Fremont in California has canceled the historic parade that used to be part of India’s Independence Day celebration for the past 27 years.", organised by FIA Chairman Dr. Romesh Japra, his Team and FOG, inviting as Marshals Attorney General of California, Congressmen and Bollywood Stars.
“I feel sad,” Dr Raj Salwan, Councilman,Vice Mayor of the city of Fremont , but am helpless, with the decision of taken to Cancel the permit for the Parade, I was not consulted then said Dr Raj Salwan, Veterinarian, of Tricity Vet.Hospital, who is seeking Re-Election as Councilman on November 3, 2020. "Mayor and Council have not held a meeting with Residents in City Chambers, concerning safety of Students or Families"
Explaining the reasoning behind the cancelation he said, “The city was concerned about the increasing hate-crimes targeting certain communities.” It is pertinent to mention Fremont is a Multicultural, vibrant community, comprising as residents descendents of Asian, European and South American countries -China, Mexico, Philippines, Korea, Japan, India, Portugal, Russia, Taiwan, Hongkong, Canada, Spain, England, Sweden, South Africa, among others
Candidate For Mayor Vik Bajwa, was asked by Parents concerned for the safety of their children, questioning the functioning of Mayor Lily Mei and Council, if they ever held a meeting in City Chambers about the rising Hate and racism, how to address the safety of children and residents in Fremont. "Our campaign will hold a meeting to discuss the school Threat and ask Mayor Lily Mei, her record of last 4 years on this issue." said Vik
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FREMONT, CA — Thirteen Fremont schools were closed on Thursday because of emailed bomb and shooting threats received for the schools.
The Fremont Police Department checked the schools and the threats were deemed not credible.
Mayor Lily Mei, Fremont City Council, have failed to address this issue, concerned parents, discussed via Zoom.
However, Fremont Unified School District closed all 13 of the schools for the day and staff members were sent home. The schools that received threats:
School will resume normally on Friday, the district said on its website.
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Fremont : We aren’t just going to carry what has worked in the past. This is our opportunity to improve lives, Health, education and economy in 2020.
On Your Behalf and with your inputs I propose the following Agenda for our Platform, Fremont Mayor-2020
Improve: Jobs and Economic Recovery for Working Families
Implement: Racial Equity Across Fremont/Local Economy
Introduce : 21st Century Caregiving and Education Workforce
Fremont's Roadmap to Reopening Schools Safely/ Small Business Economy.
Fremont Agenda for Women
Full Participation and Equality for People With Disabilities
Mayor's Leadership in Times of Crisis: COVID-19
Fremont Plan for Veterans
Fremont Plan for Ending Gun Violence
Fremont Plan for Violence Against Women
Fremont Plan for K-12 Education
Fremont Plan for Navigation Housing
Fremont plan for LGBTQ+ Equality
Fremont plan for Mental Health , Opioids and Substance Use Disorders
Fremont Agenda for The Interfaith Community
Fremont Agenda For Students
Fremont Agenda for The Black Community
Fremont Agenda for The Latino Community
Fremont Agenda for the AAPI Community
Fremont Agenda for Chinese Community
Fremont Agenda for the Indian American Community
Fremont Agenda for the Jewish Community
Fremont Agenda for Muslim-American Communities
Fremont Commitment to Indian Country
Fremont Agenda for the Filipino Community
Fremont Agenda for Korean Community
Fremont Agenda for Sikh American Community
We’re in a battle for the soul of Fremont. It’s time to remember who we are. We’re Americans: tough, resilient, but always full of hope. It’s time to treat each other with dignity. Build a middle class that works for everybody. Fight back against the incredible abuses of power we’re seeing. It’s time to dig deep and remember that our best days still lie ahead.
It’s time for respected leadership in the White House—and dignified leadership in Fremont. It’s time for equal opportunity, equal rights, and equal justice. It’s time for an economy that rewards those who actually do the work. It’s time for a Mayor who will stand up for all of us, including #taketheknee for #Blacklivesmatter.