I’m alarmed by Belleville Alderman Joe Hayden’s campaign flier. He used to work for Ferguson, Mo., and now he wants Belleville to have its own court system just like Ferguson. What? That court system was riddled with ethical issues and failed miserably in a nationally known controversy.
How is Belleville supposed to grow and advance with small-minded people like Hayden on our City Council? Belleville deserves a more forward-thinking individual who can focus on what’s good for our future instead of repeating mistakes of the past.