Murray Holman, the head of the Stop the Violence organization, was recently seen in one of John Garcias’ campaign commercials. Garcia, who is running for sheriff, and another man of color, are seen standing on a basketball court near a pole decorated to commemorate yet another a murder. Holman shakes hands with Garcia at the end of the clip.
Perhaps they were making a deal to stop the violence? Or to stop Kimberly Beaty – the most qualified candidate in the hotly contested 3-way race – from making history as the first woman and first Black to serve as Sheriff of Erie County?
In another commercial (minus Holman) Garcia takes a page out of the “Brown Like Trump” political playbook of lies and fear mongering as he falsely accuses Beaty of advocating for the ‘dismantling’ of the Sheriff’s Office if elected and projecting himself as the candiate who will prevent the county from becoming “another failed socialist public safety experiment.” Garcia also reportedly has the support of Mayor Brown.
These two men (Brown and Holman) who happen to be Black, should be ashamed of themselves – but clearly they are not.
The community must send a message at the polls and vote for Kim Beaty for Sheriff – a woman who will restore dignity, fairness and professionalism to the Sheriff’s office. A woman who will serve with honor and make us all proud.
SHE CAN WIN!