In wrestling his straw man to the ground, Assemblyman and Plainfield Democratic boss Jerry Green is at least right about two things.
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The first is that gang violence IS A CONCERN FOR THE WHOLE COMMUNITY (see his post of that title here), though you will search in vain for anything like a full examination of the subject.
My post on the Mayor's 'emergency community meeting' Tuesday evening (see here), to which Jerry refers, suggested that the Mayor could learn from the SEALs how to REALLY tackle a problem.
Councilors present (and not) were part of my description of those in attendance. Storch's reason for not being present was mentioned because one of the Mayor's shills questioned Storch's absence.
Like the severed frog's leg in the lab that can be made to kick with the application of a mild electric current, Jerry responds to the mention of Councilor Storch's name in a similarly automatic and mindless way.
Presumably the other Councilors who were absent had good reason -- one of which just might be the Mayor's short notice (Monday afternoon).
The second thing about which Assemblyman Green is right is that Councilor Vera Greaves, his handpicked replacement for Linda Carter, was indeed present.
I deeply apologize for failing to mention she was there. She is such a quiet and insignificant presence it is easy to overlook her.