Open Letter: firing Chief Brackney was not acceptable

I am writing you as a long-time resident of this city who is still astonished, though no longer surprised, by the unbridged distance between white and Black Charlottesville communities.

Dear Mayor and Councilors:

I am writing you as a long-time resident of this city who is still astonished, though no longer surprised, by the unbridged distance between white and Black Charlottesville communities. The abrupt firing of Chief Brackney by City Manager Boyles is the latest example of this sad reality.

When the newly appointed Chief announced h…

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