Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, the radical left-wing Democrat, is finding herself in hot water for engaging in questionable practices. It has recently come to light that Mayor Wu compiled a list of her critics, which she then handed over to law enforcement. This shocking revelation was discovered through a public records request made by those who opposed Wu’s policies.
Boston mayor gives list of protesters, political opponents to Boston Policehttps://t.co/mfICF88co6
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According to an email exchanged between Wu’s former Director of Constituent Services, Dave Vittorini, and Boston Police Captain Robert Ciccolo, the list contained the names of Wu’s most vocal opponents, including Catherine Vitale, a candidate for Boston City Council, anti-vaccine activists who protested outside Wu’s residence, and North End restaurant owners who opposed her policies. What’s most concerning is that the email failed to provide any reasoning behind the inclusion of individuals on the list.
Wu’s office, after being pressed on the matter, confirmed the existence of the list. They claimed that the mayor had been subjected to “physical harassment” as a result of protests outside her home. However, this excuse does not justify the compiling of a list targeting critics, which raises serious concerns regarding freedom of speech and the abuse of power.
It is worth noting that Wu’s aides, Tiffany Chu and Brianna Millor, were also included in the email correspondence. All this took place after protests were held outside the mayor’s home last year. Apparently, the protests prompted the passing of an ordinance that prohibits demonstrations near the mayor’s residence during certain hours. It seems Mayor Wu would rather silence her critics than address their concerns or face any form of opposition.
Wu’s spokesman, Ricardo Patron, tried to defend the mayor’s actions by stating that the list was a response to a request from the Boston Police Department. He claimed that individuals on the list had repeatedly caused disruptions and harassed the mayor and her family during various public events. However, it’s important to remember that disagreement and peaceful protest are integral aspects of political discourse in our democratic society. It’s deeply troubling to witness an elected official using the power of their position to silence dissent.
Since taking office in 2021, Mayor Wu has governed as a far-left progressive, implementing policies that cater to the radical agenda. This latest incident only serves to reinforce the notion that she is willing to go to extraordinary lengths to maintain her grip on power. It is a disturbing display of authoritarianism and an affront to the values of free speech and open debate that our great nation holds dear.
As conservatives, we must stand up against such abuses of power and call attention to the alarming actions of Mayor Wu. We cannot allow politicians to silence their critics and stifle dissent. Our democracy depends on the ability of citizens to freely voice their concerns without fear of retribution. The actions of Mayor Wu are a stark reminder of the dangers posed by the radical left and their relentless pursuit of control over our lives and liberties.