Folks, I’m not going to make this a fancy blog with pictures tonight. I am sick of heart, my hands are shaking.
Do you love children? Do you love the wide-eyed innocence, the laughter? Do you think they should be protected at all costs? Do you think public awareness on child abuse and prevention should be increased?
Well, I do. Everyone I know thinks this way, too.
The annual Prevent Child Abuse of Delaware County vigil is being held Tuesday night at 7:00 PM at Muncie City Hall. That’s the good news.
Here’s the bad news.
Kim Dowling, a local attorney, was asked to emcee the event. Mayor Dennis Tyler was also scheduled to speak.
Dennis Tyler threatened to cancel the event out of City Hall if Kim Dowling was the emcee.
For those who don’t understand the implications, let me spell it out for you. Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler has taken this event and he politicized it. That’s what he has been doing since he was sworn in, playing political games. However, this is inexcusable because this is a vigil for child abuse prevention and has no place in his petty political shenanigans.
Kim Dowling is a Democrat candidate for Judge in District 2. Anna Quirk Hunter, a Democrat, is running for the same seat. The Quirk firm is the city attorney and was a strong supporter during Tyler’s campaign. Get the connection now?
Just a new story about 214. I was supposed to emcee the Prevent Child Abuse Vigil at City Hall in April, because Marianne has another event she needs to be at. Dennis Tyler was scheduled to present a proclamation at the event. He found out that I am the emcee and threatened to cancel the vigil out of city hall. Marianne tried to get him to be reasonable and back off but he wouldn’t. So I’m no longer the emcee. Typical 214. Just thought you would want to know, feel free to pass it on.