If there’s one person in Louisville who would know what a distraction is, it’s Sadiqa Reynolds.
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While she’s probably right to question the local FOP leadership, her latest remarks fall remarkably empty and ridiculously out-of-touch:
Sadiqa Reynolds, president of the Louisville Urban League, said Thursday morning that she had heard “rumblings” that people’s confidence in Conrad was lacking, so she also wasn’t surprised. While she acknowledged the vote is troubling, she said the timing feels like a distraction to a bigger issue – a spike in violent crime.
“It seems like (the department) can’t be dually focused,” she said. “It just really feels like a distraction to me and a distraction to the community. … I’m concerned.”
Reynolds urged officers to stay focused on making the community safer and likened the situation to a presidential election, as some people will be happy and others won’t. She called on the officers to help get Louisville “back on track.”
“There are too many homicides. You can’t have a house divided,” she said. Conrad “is the leader and, until he is not, he has our support.”
In other words, Sadiqa is saying to blindly trust the wealthy white men in power… while dismissing the far less wealthy men and women, many of the people of color, daring criticize their wealthy, disconnected bosses. The epitome of whitewashing.
The woman is a walking distraction. A train wreck of epic proportions. One need only look at her time serving under Greg Fischer or her testimony before the Metro Council to know she’s a disaster.
It’s sad that she’s tainting the Louisville Urban League with her ridiculous bullshit, coverups, scandals and irresponsibility. There are countless people in this great city who could outperform her in their sleep.
Yes, I realize some will be offended that a gay white guy is criticizing an African American woman but I am well-acquainted with white, cis-gendered male privilege. Race and gender do not negate the level of bullshit spread around by Sadiqa. Or maybe I mean dog shit… since some of her biggest scandals involved coverups of animal torture and abuse at Louisville Metro Animal Services that would have landed anyone else in jail or at the very least facing charges. (More on Sadiqa here)
Or when she went after a young woman of color for daring question her? Remember the recorded telephone call where Sadiqa told the young woman she “sounded clean”?
I can’t sit on my hands and watch her piss things away.
Louisville deserves better than this wet blanket, never question authority mindset.