The time is nigh

Jim Kersten recently wrote a letter that many of us agree with.

Chief Gemme’s actions amount to conduct unbecoming the chief of the Worcester Police.

If you are one of those that agree with that letter, and with those sentiments, we need your help today.

The City Manager has indicated he’s had enough with Chief Gemme and his recent public outbursts directed at journalists, politicians, judges as well as critics within the public at large, and is willing to enact change within the Department with Council support.

We need you to do the following:
1. Call or email your City Councilors and let them know you support efforts to hold Chief Gemme to account.  Post comments on their Facebook pages and on Twitter as well.

2. Call or email the City Manager’s Office (508-799-1175) and let him know he has your support and that you have contacted the City Council about this.

3.  Call or email the Mayor’s Office (508- 799-1153) and let him know the same.

4.  This will be a topic of discussion on the Jordan Levy show today.  Please call (508-755-0088), email or comment on their Facebook page

5.  Let as many of your friends know about this as possible.

We have a real opportunity to make positive change in the city, but we need your help to make that happen.

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3 thoughts on “The time is nigh

  1. Mike G says:

    Nicole, I’ve silently read your blog for years after finding it via being a longtime reader of Jeff Barnard’s blog. I am pretty disappointed to find you among the Left Wing Orbiters calling for the chief’s resignation. I find the chief’s online personality to be sometimes funny and poignant and others to be borderline embarrassing. But, the fact of the matter is that it has absolutely no bearing on his ability to run the city’s police department and keep our streets safe, which he is very good at.

    It is sad to see that the outspoken liberals of this city, the bloggers and the occupiers, have circumgyrated so far to the left that they’ve come out on the extreme Right. You and your compatriots sully the first amendment you all so steadfastly cling to in your everyday lives, to champion a man’s firing because of his use of a website with so silly a name as twitter.

    • Nicole says:

      Mike — Thanks for reading and commenting.

      I’m very surprised that someone would refer to me as an “outspoken liberal.” I have been a registered libertarian for 15 years (though I consider myself very small-l libertarian and do not agree with the LP on many of their platforms or presidential nominee choices) and I am a big fan of the Bill of Rights.

      I’d been meaning to write a post clarifying my own feelings regarding this issue. I cannot speak for anyone else but this issue is deeper than the use of Twitter.

  2. Mike G says:

    To clarify, the first paragraph was about you, not the second. Though I don’t know a whole lot about the LP I believe it’s about civil liberties, which is what my post was speaking to. Regardless, I will be on the lookout for a post clarifying your feelings.

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