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File #: 63578    Version: 1 Name: Condemning the use of violence and destruction
Type: Resolution Status: Defeated
File created: 1/4/2021 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 1/5/2021 Final action: 1/5/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Condemning the use of violence and destruction in any form and for any reason.
Sponsors: Paul E. Skidmore, Sheri Carter
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
1/5/20211 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
1/4/20211 Council Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
No appropriation required.
Title
Condemning the use of violence and destruction in any form and for any reason.
Body
WHEREAS, the First Amendment provides the right to freedom of speech allowing individuals to express themselves without government interference or regulation; and,

WHEREAS, the right to assemble allows people to gather for peaceful and lawful purposes and implicit within this right is the right to association and belief; and,

WHEREAS, the freedom of assembly is recognized as limited to the right to associate for First Amendment purposes; and,

WHEREAS, these privileges under the First Amendment comes with accountability of actions, reactions, activities, while assemblage is occurring and; violent actions for any reason destroys the lives of our residents, employees, especially employees in the service industries, and visitors; and,

WHEREAS, we acknowledge that violence begets violence and gun violence has spread across our city and nation at rate that has shaken the safety of our city; and,

WHEREAS, we acknowledge that to end gun violence and any violence we must work diligently with all levels of government, community organizations, and outreach agencies,

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and City Council of Madison, Wisconsin condemn the use of violence and destruction in any form, and for any reason; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Mayor and City Council of Madison, Wisconsin demand the end of the use of violence of any form, and for any reason, and supports all agencies working together on this effort; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Mayor and City Council of Madison, Wisconsin call on public safety agencies to protect all residents, all genders, peaceful protesters, from any form of violence, for any reason, and to protect when call upon any violence directed towards visitors, businesses, public worker, or public officials in the City of Madison; and,

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that Mayor and City Com...

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