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Charlottesville's BLM mayor to step down after city has buyer's remorse

Added 09-14-21 01:31:02am EST - “Nikuyah Walker is the mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia. She was elected to the city council in 2017 on a BLM-style platform and was selected by the council to be mayor in 2018 and 2020. Charlottesville knew what it was getting in…” - Powerlineblog.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Powerlineblog.com: “Charlottesville's BLM mayor to step down after city has buyer's remorse”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Nikuyah Walker is the mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia. She was elected to the city council in 2017 on a BLM-style platform and was selected by the council to be mayor in 2018 and 2020.

Charlottesville knew what it was getting in Walker, and that’s what it got. She insisted that the city was racist, going so far as to tweet out a graphic poem that compared the “beautiful-ugly” college town to a rapist. She says she “spent time every day trying to convince people that there is racism in our city government.”

In terms of policy, Walker’s anti-white ideology manifested itself most acutely on the issue of policing, as one would expect. She backed unstintingly the city’s radical police chief, RaShall Brackney, a self-described “expert in the areas of harm reduction, procedural and restorative justice practices, and community-police relations.”

Like Walker, Brackney is African-American. And like Walker, she delivered what the city must have known it was getting when it appointed her. She disbanded the city’s SWAT team, hired a “Fourth Amendment analyst” to review body-camera footage regularly, fired several white officers, and disciplined others.

Brackney’s conduct alienated her department. The local chapter of the Police Benevolent Association declared that officers had lost confidence in Brackney. It cited a survey of 65 employees, many of whom expressed concern about her leadership. A majority said she made them feel insecure in their careers and that she didn’t have the best interests of the department in mind.

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