SUE MEANS – DISTRICT #5
Office of the County Council
119 Courthouse ∙ 436 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone (412) 350-6490
The Republican Caucus of the Allegheny County Council opposes the countywide creation of a Civilian Police Review Board. In order to oppose the measure they need a total of 8 votes in opposition and currently enjoy 6. If you oppose civilian oversight of our police force by an unelected board please call the County Council Office and share your vote in opposition.
Please ask that your comments be shared with Council Members.
For complete information, see the CPRB handout final 1-16-19 2 from Councilwoman Sue Means
January 1 - January 31
January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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January 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Media Research Center just released findings from a recent survey documenting the overwhelmingly negative coverage of President Trump on mainstream news channels.
From June 1st through September 30th, MRC viewed 1007 evening news broadcasts about the Trump White House on ABC, NBC and CBS; the equivalent of 32.7. hours of coverage. They found that 91% of the coverage was slanted negatively. In addition, they found the focus of content was limited to five primary ...
Hundreds of protesters gathered Monday, January 7, to stand against Mayor Peduto’s proposed
unconstitutional proposal to restrict gun rights.
Pittsburgh Attack on Preemption an Attempt to Expand ‘Rights-Free Zones’ :: 01/07/2019
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto and City Council members representing the district where the Tree of Life synagogue massacre was carried out “unveiled” three bills being submitted to the Council, the city announced on Dec. 14. Per their press release, the ...
Rudyard Kipling, Indian born, Victorian poet and Nobel prize winner of the early 20th century, whose writing shed light on his intellectual critique of the encroachment of Western liberalism on the Indian culture in the late 19th century, illustrates the perspective of a conservative mind. While Kipling was in support of a traditional form of imperialism such as is delicately described in this quote by Benjamin Disraeli, 1872:
“The issue is not a mean one. It is whether…you will be a great country- an Imperial country- a country where your sons, when they rise to paramount positions, and obtain not merely the esteem of their countrymen, but command the respect of the world,”
he was much less enthusiasm for the “new imperialism” (Western influenced liberal democracy) which was seeping into the fiber of traditional Indian government and culture.
Kipling’s views on government ran parallel with those of the Indian Civil Service, a small elite ultimately responsible for the major offices of Indian government. Government was understood to be despotic by its very nature with its function being to rule humanely over a static society, protecting citizens from criminals and adjudicating disputes. Government was not a force to promote change …
QVGOP Think Tank
We know our country is changing
We know our form of government is in question
We know we have detached from the US Constitution
We know reform is needed
Once we are able to talk with each other again
We must discuss how we, as Americans, define the role of government
Begin to consider issues with that question in mind.
So begin here…..What do you think of...