Diane Weible 
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Re: “Urban Shield Task Force Appointee and Gun Dealer Calls Police Critics 'Terrorists'

If the purpose of Urban Shield really is to provide a "whole community" solution to keep communities safe in the face of threats, Grant's comments just show how out of touch and out of line Urban Shield has become. I stood in solidarity with my friends, colleagues and neighbors at the last Stop Urban Shield Rally and far from terroristic behavior, the people gathered there showed Alameda County what it looks like when a community comes together to support, educate and help one another. It was the people Grant identified at "terrorists" who walked to Lake Merritt for a community resource fair to teach skills that community members will need in the event of a threat. Given it is your neighbor who is most likely going to be right there to help you when you most need it, these skills are crucial. Stop Urban Shield participants taught me more about support and care for our neighbors then a weapons expo showing off the latest assault weapons will ever offer. Maybe instead of calling all of us terrorists, Grant and Alameda County leaders could listen to Stop Urban Shield leaders to know what it looks like to be community to one another. That is what we need more of. Forget the assault weapons, name calling, racist responses and insults. Stop Urban Shield is showing us a different way. Far from terrorism, Stop Urban Shield is not just protesting but offering real solutions. Instead of insults maybe Grant and others will listen instead.

Posted by Diane Weible on 09/26/2017 at 2:57 PM

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