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Paid Thugs are Assaulting Women and Children

Original post made by Alexis B, Mission Park, on Feb 2, 2016

I am the mother to two young children and I live in Mission Park. Everyday I see the dangers of the growing traffic problem down my street, and for the safety of my children I am against the referendum. To that end, I along with two other mothers on my street, have spent many hours alongside paid signature gatherers while we peacefully hand out fliers. The times that our children have been with us, we have all repeatedly been subjected to threats against us and our children. The paid gatherers have taken videos and pictures of our children without our consent as a way to get us to leave. They smoke next to us, and they threaten to even have our children taken away from us and to file false claims about us – unless we leave. This is sadly not an isolated incident; all the mothers in our group have separately experienced this. Two mothers TODAY ALONE have been at the police station filing reports for threats and verbal assault.

While our children have the great honor of watching their mothers peacefully participate in the political process, they should NOT have to be subject to the intimidation and threats against them and their mothers.

The solution cannot be to tell mothers to stay home and remain silent. Women and mothers have a voice and we will not be held down. Rather, the solution is to create a political environment where everyone can be respected.

Who is authorizing these thugs to threaten and intimidate Pleasanton mothers and children? The “ Save Pleasanton Hillsides” group, comprised of residents of Sycamore Heights and Bridle Creek, Allen Roberts, and Councilmember Karla Brown. I call special responsibility to Karla Brown because she has been elected to represent and protect us – but by her close association with this group has done the exact opposite. Finally, I call upon all of them to tell us the name of the company so we can file complaints about the personal attacks I and other mothers have been subject to. I have made numerous attempts to request this information, but we are repeatedly denied.

So you hire thugs to come to our town, pay them to assault us, and then refuse to tell us their name so we can defend ourselves?! THIS IS WRONG.

I demand the name of this company!

Comments (2)

Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 2, 2016 at 6:05 pm

BobB is a registered user.

@Alexis B,

Totally agree with you. We were accosted by a pro-referendum guy outside the library. He was very pushy and rude.

Who is paying these people?

Posted by MsVic
a resident of Mission Park
on Feb 3, 2016 at 5:39 am

MsVic is a registered user.

I hope this town remembers all of this come election time for City Council. I for one will never give my vote to Karla Brown.

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