Mike Signer

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I think everything changed last weekend. I think that was one of those moments in the nation's history where everything turns. All of a sudden these statues of Civil War generals installed in the Jim Crow era, they became touchstones of terror – the twisted totems that people are clearly drawn to, trying to create a whole architecture of intimidation and hatred around them that was visited around our town, . It was evil.feedback
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Aug 19 2017
Mike Signer has most recently been quoted in an article called Charlottesville Mayor Changes Position, Agrees With Confederate Statue Removal - NBC News. Mike Signer said, “I believe the Lee statue should remain as a reminder that many Americans were once treated as the property of others, then as second-class citizens.”. Mike Signer has been quoted a grand total of 30 times in 18 articles.
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Aug 14 2017

Three people died who didn't have to die. So we're praying for them and their families and loved ones.feedback

Aug 14 2017

They want a violent exchange. That would be a gift with a bow on it.feedback

Aug 13 2017 - American politics

As painful as it is for people to read these tweets, I see them as the last gasps of a failing, retrograde, toxic element in American politics that knows that it's failing. And that's why they're so angry. Jewish enough, apparently.feedback

Aug 13 2017

Instead of removing such memorials, I believe that teaching future generations about the immorality of structural racism is the best way to honestly account for their failings.feedback

Aug 13 2017

I'm Jewish, and I heard my first hurtful ethnic slur when I was in elementary school.feedback

Aug 13 2017

We will get through this stronger than we were yesterday.feedback

Aug 13 2017 - Trump Presidency

The time has come for this to stop. This should be a turning point. This movement jumped the shark and it happened yesterday. People are dying and I do think that it's now on the president and on all of us to say 'enough is enough.feedback

Aug 13 2017

That's totally mistaken ... We had the single largest assembly of law enforcement officers since 9/11, almost 1,000 law enforcement personnel. I regret that that happened. But we had ... a very strong security plan in place with a lot of folks, to allow people to express their ... views.feedback

Aug 12 2017

Everyone has a right under the First Amendment to express their opinion peaceably, so here's mine: not only as the Mayor of Charlottesville, but as a UVA faculty member and alumnus, I am beyond disgusted by this unsanctioned and despicable display of visual intimidation on a college campus.feedback

Aug 08 2017

Just as the 'Unite the Right' participants have the right to air their views, so do those who want to protest against those views. Democracy can be noisy, and it can be messy.feedback

Jul 09 2017 - Ku Klux Klan

I see this as analogous to internet trolling, where the trolls' victory is to pull you into their twisted sick orbit.feedback

Jul 07 2017 - Ku Klux Klan

Our approach all the way through, from our police chief on down, has been to urge people not to take this totally discredited fringe organization's putrid bait at all. The only thing they seem to want is division and confrontation and a twisted kind of celebrity. The most successful defiance will be to refuse to take their bait and continue to tell our story. Then their memory of Charlottesville will be of a community that repudiated them by not getting drawn into their pathetic drama.feedback

Jul 07 2017 - Ku Klux Klan

Public safety is our most sacrosanct duty to our public and our visitors. If any one of these people breaks any law, including those governing assault and disorderly conduct, they will be swiftly dealt with and brought to justice.feedback

May 16 2017 - Unemployment

Whew! Lot of trolls out tonight. Must be doing something right.feedback

May 15 2017 - Populism

In time when you've seen legitimacy conferred on a really toxic politics of intimidation from the top down, including the sort of blessing of the alt-right movement from the White House, I think it's a sign you're doing the right things when these trolls try to attack you from anonymous accounts. Here is what this great country faces in this age of @realDonaldTrump-a sitting mayor subjected to anti-Semitism. I will not be intimidated. Well, let's not be too sure. Could have been a Russian.feedback

May 14 2017 - Ku Klux Klan

This event involving torches at night in Lee Park was either profoundly ignorant or was designed to instill fear in our minority populations in a way that hearkens back to the days of the KKK.feedback

Dec 01 2016

I believe Mr. Bellamy must seriously consider how and whether, in his present role, he can best serve the common good of Charlottesville.feedback

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