Is the Elgin City Council Disinformation Campaign Sending Out Disinformers?
It appears as if some on the city council have sent what I can only describe as “disinformers” to make comments on the Daily Herald. These disinformers have, like city councilmen themselves, cited poor evidence in favor of BSL, and have spread animosity and made personal attacks on those opposed to Elgin’s breed-specific legislation (BSL). Councilman Prigge so proudly lies through his teeth when he says he’s entertaining information only from Elgin citizens and yet he freely cites PETA, Kory Nelson’s Denver “pit bull” ban “data” (and Corporate Counsel Cogley and/or Prigge can keep saying Denver’s ban has withstood legal challenges, but they forget the ban was passed before Colorado’s prohibition of BSL and they conveniently ignore Margolius v. Denver in which ALL of Denver’s Animal Control officers could not pick an American Pit Bull Terrier out of a line-up) and hacks like Alan Beck and dogsbite.org (which have both been widely discredited as unscientific witch hunters)! We might be embarrassed for Councilmen Prigge, Gilliam, and Warren and Mayor Schock if they weren’t working so tirelessly to kill good people’s dogs. We may not be able to dethrone these kings of the “unwashed masses” (and yes, that’s just how they see you Elgin!), yet, but we certainly can expose their malfeasance and violation of the public trust. What all Elgin and Illinois citizens can do now is boycott Elgin businesses (including the casino!) until the city council does the will of the people; the people who elected them their representatives! Notice that word representatives. Not dictators. Not authoritarians. Not absolutists. Not autocrats. Not oligarchs. But representatives who stand or act for another or others; those who do the will of the people!
And don’t you wonder why Councilman Prigge is so sure of himself any time anyone brings up the idea of Elgin being sued? (Elgin citizens should be aware that there may be as many as 3-4 lawsuits against the city should BSL be passed in Elgin. And yes, the proposed ordinance is just that poorly-written and vague!) Will Prigge be as strident and smug when he has to use $1 million of Elgin’s taxpayer dollars to defend Elgin’s indefensible BSL?? Or will the special interest lobby that we suspect has been coaching him behind the scenes foot the bill? And if it’s true that Prigge has been entertaining radical special interests (radical special interests that by the way are affiliated with domestic terrorists the Animal Liberation Front), and we strongly suspect that he has been, then perhaps he should be investigated.