Are We Our Bloggers' Keepers?
How did a dispute between Police Captain Siddeeq El-Amin and Councilman Adrian Mapp get to become homework for some of us other bloggers? Is it incumbent upon us to try to sort out the facts?
Initially, Captain El-Amin objects to Mapp's statement that a grant opportunity was missed. No, in fact the grant was filed before deadline. A council resolution will follow in June and is a "formality." Captain El-Amin reaches out to some city bloggers because his response to Mapp is not posted on Mapp's blog.
Bloggers attempt to get more details. Is it possible that the calendar change to one agenda session and one voting meeting per month has hindered the usual process of council authorization first and grant application second?
Meanwhile, Mapp's post appears first on his campaign blog and later on his councilmanic blog, where according to Dan, Captain El-Amin's response is in fact also posted. So are the other bloggers now off the hook for posting about it on their blogs? Mapp claims that even though the deadline was met, the governing body should have been told about it by the administration. But he also points to a resolution he offered to facilitate timely response to Stimulus Plan opportunities.
Captain El-Amin says he prepared the resolution on the COPS grant and he does not know what resolution Mapp is talking about.
Oy vey. Can we please be excused to go outside and do yardwork?