(BCN) — Two members of the Walnut Creek Metropolis Council mentioned Tuesday evening the council ought to contemplate eliminating on-line callers from the general public feedback portion of council conferences, after two males made white supremist, antisemitic feedback criticizing councilmember Kevin Wilk, who’s Jewish.
Two weeks earlier, a person who recognized himself as “Scottie, resident of Walnut Creek,” mentioned “I’m calling at this time to deal with some irrational statements made by sure council members who know who they’re, relating to the professional white banners that they cried about on the information most likely about six months again.”
“Scottie” known as once more Tuesday, particularly criticizing the council for slicing off his antisemitic statements two weeks in the past. He didn’t present his face or use a final identify on both name. He straight addressed Wilk, who requested for “Scottie” to be lower off on the June 6 assembly. “Scottie” was one in all 4 callers making antisemitic remarks that evening.
“What you probably did was utterly towards our Structure and was stands for. I simply need to remind you guys you guys took an oath,” he mentioned. “You swore to defend and uphold the Structure, straight as it’s. Simply because I wanna level out Jews are chargeable for all of the unfavorable (expletive) on this world, that doesn’t imply you may shut me down I simply wanna ask Wilk: How do you want these banners?”
Antisemitic banners and leaflets have circulated by way of the group since final yr. Literature was left in neighborhoods close to the border of Harmony someday throughout Sept. 27-30, throughout the Jewish Excessive Holidays between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
One other man known as Tuesday calling himself “Darryl,” additionally not displaying his face or utilizing a final identify, although he did establish himself as being from the group “WLM,” which assumedly meant White Lives Matter.
He didn’t direct feedback at Wilk however used his two minutes to recite white supremist speaking factors.
At the least 5 audio system voiced assist for Wilk, and a person who recognized himself as an area lawyer mentioned, although he didn’t agree with the antisemitic callers, he thought slicing “Scottie” off two weeks in the past went towards the Structure.
All 5 council members expressed dismay with the calls. Wilk and councilmember Matt Francois advised the council have a look at limiting on-line public remark and requiring commenters to seem in particular person to talk with the council.
“Come out of the shadows and cease being a coward and make your feedback in public, not anonymously, when you’re gonna spew that bile,” Francois mentioned.