The injunction has been signed into law, but we fight on. At our Tuesday Community meeting, the coalition spoke of how the courtroom had no representation of the community, despite the City Attorney saying they represent “the people.” No community declarations were filed, the audience was told to keep completely silent, and the judge had decided to pass the injunction before the hearing even started and wanted to hear nothing about merits or whether or not it should be passed. Without our protest, agitations, and outreach, this injunction would have passed quietly and behind closed doors as Russo wished.
However, we continue to build community, strategize real solutions to safety, and continue to meet every Tuesday, 6-8 pm, at Bushrod Park. As Russo is planning on putting these all over the city, we have to be ready to show that this was never community driven, that it harms our community, and doesn’t create safety.