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April 1, 2021


Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:01 am

If you followed along on Tuesday night’s #alamtg twitter you will know that the Council voted 3 – 2 to keep the tank and it was actually a slog to get there. I didn’t realize how early the City Council make up meeting was so I dialed in a bit late and didn’t hear a lot of the public comment but can’t imagine I missed that much.

There were multiple motions starting with one from Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft to keep the tank but adopt Berkeley’s policy around how the tank is used. That failed for lack of a second because Tony Daysog threw an absolute fit about anything having to do with Berkeley and any policy they’ve created.

Then Tony Daysog makes a motion to keep the tank and keep everything exactly the same. That motion failed 2 – 3.

And finally Trish Spencer tried to make a motion to retain the tank but, with a little help from John Knox White, got to a point where it was something that three members of the City Council could vote for, particularly after the Acting Chief said he was okay with the Berkeley policy.

And, what was missed by, at least Tony Daysog that night who was confused by the vote count was:

Honestly, for all the people who were eager to show how committed they are to the police department and caping for this tank should help crowd fund a new paint job for the tank and it should be something that is not intimidating because, we were told, the point of the tank is to protect police officers so it shouldn’t matter what it looks like on the outside.

I think it should painted to look like this:

I would love to see this rolling around our neighborhoods.


  1. I think this is a fabulous idea. Win-win.

    Comment by Sleepy Moe — April 1, 2021 @ 8:26 am

  2. What is the Berkeley policy?

    Comment by Larry — April 1, 2021 @ 10:33 am

  3. 1) Post a picture of the actual vehicle. So we can show you how ridiculous you look for calling it a tank. 2) Oh yes, we should paint it a nice color so we can all feel good and happy! My God, I feel for law enforcement in this town, at every turn the super rich, guilt-ridden progressives tying their arms behind their backs.

    Comment by Big Johnson — April 1, 2021 @ 2:14 pm

  4. Anyone else noticed that Moe, Larry, and Curley posted here?

    Comment by Reality — April 1, 2021 @ 2:29 pm

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