This is Arlington Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine.
He’s a rabid SJW who constantly panders to the domestic terrorist organization known as black lives matter, which has been responsible for massive property destruction, looting, and rioting nationwide. In early June he further endorsed and amplified this organization by ordering the black lives matter flag, which is political in nature, to be hung from Arlington Town Hall and virtue signaled about it at a press conference.
“This is not a celebration, but an acknowledgment of the importance of #BlackLivesMatter … and there is more work to do.” #ArlingtonMA Town Manager, @AdamWChap and Town / State officials, and community members today on Town Hall steps. pic.twitter.com/LLzaGNTTuJ
— Town of Arlington, MA (@arlingtonmagov) June 8, 2020
I’m sure he felt quite proud of himself. He fixed racism. Yay.
Despite being a good labor supporting liberal, Chapdelaine wants to make it clear that the one union he’s not a support of is police.
Yes. Statements are important, but we need a broad coalition focusing on systemic change. Change that will only be enabled by a shift in state & federal policy. We can’t allow civil service & unions to hold all the cards. Individual reformers aren’t enough. We need broad action. https://t.co/6tskBPcO33
— Adam Chapdelaine (@AdamWChap) May 30, 2020
This sentiment was in regard to police unions. I’m proud of the positive relationship that Arlington has with its unions & I firmly support the right of employees to organize. However, I do believe that the employment protections that are afforded reduce police accountability.
— Adam Chapdelaine (@AdamWChap) June 4, 2020
Funny, he has no such worries about teacher’s unions protections that reduce accountability if black kids aren’t receiving an adequate education. I suppose he’d have to be in charge of a town where over 2.3% of the population was black in order for that to happen though.
Adam Chapdelaine has apparently been watching the news out of Hingham and Danvers where cowardly town officials forced the fire departments to take down thin blue line flags, because he wanted to take it one step further by doing it to the Arlington Police.
He’s making the police take down a symbol that supports murdered police officers, presumably because the police mourning their dead is offensives to someone who hates the police. This despite the fact that the APD has bent over backwards to work with BLM by protecting anyone who has had their BLM flag vandalized, and despite the fact that the town is actively hanging a BLM flag from Town Hall.
This is unacceptable. We will do everything in our power to identify those responsible and hold them accountable. https://t.co/A9owSOFVMN
— Chief Juliann Flaherty (@ChiefFlaherty) August 11, 2020
Arlington is a town where just 17% of the people voted for Donald Trump in 2016. And because the President supports law enforcement and doesn’t bow to BLM, this will likely be a popular move amongst the people who live there and look down on the men and women who keep them safe in their overwhelmingly white, wealthy community. What a disgrace. If you’d like to write Adam Chapdelaine a respectfully worded email urging him to reconsider this insanely hypocritical and partisan decision, you can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Meanwhile the police should refuse to obey this ridiculous order.
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