From the office of District V Supervisor Federal Glover:
Over the weekend, I watched with great sadness as news of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio unfolded. These events, barely 14 hours apart, came on the heels of the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting less than one week earlier. Apart from the many lives lost, and the number of individuals hurt, I am stunned by the youthfulness of the shooters.
We can never be sure what influences these individuals. However, after consulting with stakeholders, I have decided to postpone the Youth Summit scheduled for Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg. This decision was made because we need to evaluate the safety and security protocols that are in place or need to be created.
I will convene a meeting of the stakeholders, including law enforcement, to make sure we are ready to deal with active shooter scenarios and other public safety emergencies that may arise. The youth summit brings together a number of our youth and I need to be confident, as well as be able to assure their parents, that we have taken all reasonable measures to ensure their children’s safety at such a large public event.
As we review our protocols and formulate our plans, we will notify members of the public of our plans for a future youth summit.
If there are any questions, please contact my office at 925-608-4200.
So….. idiots with guns win.
Welcome to the New Absurd.
More like the New America. Thank you Moscow Mitch!!!!
Concerts next….. then festivals.
At this rate America will be looking like Tel Aviv in no time. Armed police and armored cars at civic buildings and major sites. I’m watching my country take the latest in a series of backward steps and I keep looking around waiting for someone to say no, this is crazy. I don’t think it’s going to happen. We seem committed to our insanity.
Somewhere in a dark room, a sicko with a closet full of guns just read this and smiled.
That’s a darn shame.