At a recent Phoenix City Council meeting Black Lives Matter members used the public speaking portion to take over the meeting and continue their verbal attacks on police. Mayor Greg Stanton let them take over the floor but then when Councilman Sal DiCiccio tried to speak up in defense of the police, the Mayor tried to silence him. Councilman DiCiccio released the following note today to further explain his position. Thank you Councilman DiCiccio for speaking out in support of the police and standing up to the racist and terrorist group known as Black Lives Matter.
“Police Need Politicians to Speak up Against Extremist Movement
Below is a link where the Mayor prevents me from defending the police against the rhetoric of supporters of the Black Lives Movement.
I believe it is time for politicians at City Hall and across our state to push back against the harmful rhetoric of the Black Lives Movement.
At the last city council meeting I was clearly told that I was able to publicly defend our men and women in blue. What you will see on this tape is Mayor Stanton using a procedural move to prevent my ability to make a statement defending those who defend us.
I fully agree that the other side has the right of free speech, but so do we. I fully understand that there are those politicians that would like to avoid this issue for fear that it could damage their own political lives, but police lives matter too.”