Seeking truth and justice from government is not a radical act and is usually understood as a common good with benefit to all. The strange question is, "Why would anyone oppose honesty from unelected city officials?" Why would George Kennedy in his Sept. 4 article violate his journalistic ethics, attack the messenger and hide from his readers the historic and moral truth? He had the documents. Two city managers violated the city charter requirements that they defend contracts, franchises, ordinances, resolutions, codes and policies. At its very core, this is about punishing free speech in the council chamber. It is actually worse than that because the speaker is dead and the punishment fell on the innocent descendants.
LETTER: Documents show truth about city's dirty laundry
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