Cop tanks are bad, actually

If you follow Sacramento politics, you likely saw the backlash to Councilmember Caity Maple’s vote to give the Sacramento Police Department a tank just two years after she launched a run for office on a platform of demilitarizing the police.

In response, V:RC host Dr Flojaune Cofer wrote a very personal op-ed in the Sacramento Bee on the collective trauma that tanks in our police force can have on the community.

And, of course, progressives and leftists were not happy with Councilmember Maple’s vote.

This week a group of people managed to shut the city council meeting down, sparking outrage from Sacramento’s Very Serious People in the political consulting class.

Rather than take accountability for her vote, Councilmember Maple this week published her own op-ed in the Bee, arguing that the tank she voted for was, in fact, a “tractor,” and claiming that she was the true victim in the situation.

Does that take hold any water? Put this episode in your ear-/eye-holes and find out.

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