The Dictator of the Los Angeles City Clowncil Central Committee Herb "Mini Amin" Wesson. (or is it "Uncle Tom Wesson"?)
CD 8 City Councilman Bernard Parks and CD 9 City Councilwoman Jan Perry.
Make no doubt, there was nothing open and transparent about Redistricting 2012. From the hiring of City Council President Herb "Mini Amin" Wesson former staffer Andrew Westall as the committee's Executive Director to the appointment of local political cartoon characters such as Michael "MEAT" Trujillo to the committee, this process redefine political backroom dealing in Los Angeles.
But if the council decided today to switch to a direct democracy voting format today to decide Redistricting 2012, then the big loser would be Council President "Mini Amin" Wesson and his political partner Mayor Antonio Villar (with "political mijo." Councilman Jose Huizar). The African-American activists from South LA packed the council chambers by the hundreds, public comment lasted close to three hours with an about 70-30% split between anti and pro maps comments.Yet when the time came to vote, Parks and Perry stood alone as their colleagues voted with the "Mini Amin/Villar Machine"..
Surely, lawsuits are coming in the wake of today's choreographed outcome Yet for Africam-Americans who took a stand for fair redistricting today, they should go home knowing that one of their own, was willing to use his own people in an act of political self-preservation (maintaining a majority African-American voting demographic in CD 10) while selling out the proud remnants of African-American culture in CD 8 and 9
That I think qualifies you as an UNCLE TOM.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14.
Labels: 2011 City of Los Angeles Redistricting Commission, bernard parks, jan perry