Apparently it’s not enough to try to silence GOP City Council Candidate Christopher-Aaron Felker by booting him off a prominent Facebook page. Now the the opposition is stealing his lawn signs, campaign manager Bradford Broyles tweeted yesterday:
Bradford Broyles@BradfordBroyles·This afternoon at 5:30pm #Ward3‘s Christopher Felker was walking his dogs a block away from his residence. He caught Julie Macuga, Prog Runner-Up to Joe Magee, with Christopher’s lawn sign stuffed in her sizable tote bag. Sign was returned to Chris as requested.
Bradford Broyles@BradfordBroyles·A Lief Taranta is the individual reportedly with Julie this afternoon when confronted by Christopher with his yard sign crammed in Macuga’s bag. To be confirmed, from reliable source from Pitkin Street.
Bradford Broyles@BradfordBroyles·When first confronted and asked by Christopher why his sign was folded in half and in her bag, Julie responded with “what sign?” Ah, that be the one you’re carrying in your bag. Can’t make this stuff up.
Felker made waves last week by decrying the added security burden placed on the Burlington business community, which has hired security escorts for nighttime patrons and workers of the downtown business area, in response to rising crime rates following the Progressive City Council’s defunding of police last year.
Felker is far from the only Burlingtonian to express concern about Burlington’s rising crime and decaying civic atmosphere. A Burlington reader wrote recently to Vermont Daily Chronicle about “that crazy guy who set his rat on fire and has been cited maybe 30 times this year already but is still roaming free. How long til he does serious damage to someone?” In March, police cited Dujuan Williams, 26, for setting his rat afire, causing a fire at the Holiday Inn in South Burlington.
Felker’s call for Positive Policing followed his banishment from a local Facebook page for supposedly being “transphobic” by saying that men cannot have vaginas.