What I Said About Tracey
FIRE TRACEY COOK
“Everyone, please sign--candidates, if you don't know why we're firing Tracey Cook, um, ask me for more information?
*gives thumbs up*
Actually, if you have some more information, I could use it. I've heard of Tracey Cook, and I know she has something to do with the encampment sweeps last year (Which that in itself should be disqualifying) but I don't know what her role was
...actually, I guess "clarification of her role" wouldn't make her any less culpable
Burnside was under Cook was under Murray was under Tory--for those events, the zero encampments motion came from Holyday -- the links in the petition are very important as is all of the general footage in https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_-Kd_WSmEAEX2DbvZPb3y2vSRygtJO-v
This was one of my answers to The Star's "Vote Compass": " All of the candidates of the socialistalliance.ca are committed to defunding by 50% along with a number of specific reforms. You can also see my personal recommendations for Radical Police reform at blog.adamgolding.ca. You can also find the song "Radical Police Reform" at adamgolding.ca. If Ford can cut council in half, we can cut the cops in half. The price tag for ongoing encampment enforcement is approaching 50 million the last I heard. Police spending should go exclusively towards reducing violence. Sleeping in a park is not a violent crime. One measure of the effectiveness of police spending is its effect on response time. Encampment enforcement could only have impaired response time by wasting funds fueling the control-freak fantasies of the likes of Team Tory, including Mayor John, Chris Murray, Tracey Cook, and Jon Burnside, all of whom are authoritarians who need to go. change.org/p/fire-Tracey-cook Thank God Murray is already stepping down. (Other than him, these are all former cops working for the city manager... no wonder we manage our city with such a heavy hand.) " and another: I was one of over 30 activists arrested on the scene at "Lamport 2", the violent mass eviction of the Lamport Stadium encampment. "Lamport 1" was a mere attempt the city had made, before being fought off by activists, and before passing a 'zero encampments' motion, along with a UNANIMOUS motion to take a 'human rights approach' to encampments, conveniently passing over the idea that housing is a human right, and then violently clearing three large encampments: Trinity, Alexandra, and "Lamport 2", all to the tune of tens of millions of dollars. I was there all three days after the motion, and the scene was always horrific. People who had 5 objects to their name now had nothing. A young girl's arm was broken by the police. I met a professor a few moments after police had given her a concussion. As I explain on my blog, the city manager's office gave those with a moral compass no option but to object, and the police had no option but to follow though, so your city manager's office could have PREDICTED what ensued, except they forgot that people who have a moral compass still exist in this city. Dozens of people were arrested, directly harmed, ticketed, or charged at these three violent mass evictions which ran contrary to the will of the people in that we had just had a unanimous vote to take a 'human rights approach'. The indirect harm falls onto tens of thousands of Torontonians and it was enacted by none other than John Tory, Chris Murray (stepping down), Tracey Cook (needs to be fired), Jon Burnside (don't vote for him) and Stephen Holyday (vote him out, zero encampments was his motion). The psychic harm goes further and this city will be healing for a century. If you want to know what really happened that day, look up "The #EvictJohnTory Playlist" on youtube, and send me any videos I might be missing from this archive of events: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_-Kd_WSmEAEX2DbvZPb3y2vSRygtJO-v The truth is what you should base you vote on. Watch all of it. "
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