The East St. Louis Budget Amendment at the May Council meeting failed to pass with Councilman Mosley voting “no” and Councilwoman Greenwood absent. The same Budget Amendment was on the agenda for the June Council meeting failed again with Councilman Mosley and Councilwoman Greenwood voting no. The Budget Amendment is crucial to provide citizens with much needed services, moving the city forward and include hiring a Regulatory Affairs Director.
Ambrose Kane wrote an article that is on the internet dated March 2, 2014 titled, “East St. Louis: The Corruption That Follows When Blacks Run a Police Department.” What was most interesting about his article was his statement that blacks like the prestige that comes from being appointed to prominent positions, but they are often missing the requisite skills needed to perform the job. He expressed how 50 years ago, East St. Louis was considered an “All-American City.” It was a relatively prosperous, clean and crime-free city. Once a large black population took over, the former “All-American City” began to resemble something more akin to South Africa and Zimbabwe. He pointed out that blacks never improve the community. They never lift a community up, making it safe for all and a desirable place to live.
Although his narrative was about city government, it failed to use the operative word politicians or political leaders after the word blacks. Those are the blacks who have penetrated the city and robbing the taxpayers for their own selfish pleasures.
Dorothy Joshway, East St. Louis
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