When politically motivated lies and misinformation strike

If anyone had the displeasure of watching the first hour and a half of the meeting of the Temecula City Council on Tuesday, Aug. 25 you may have witnessed something truly concerning.  During the public comments section of the meeting, some 70 commenters submitted letters to be read by City Clerk Randi Johl and the majority of those letters focused on topics that were based on lies and misinformation disseminated — likely — on social media.  The comments centered around a false narrative that the city council had been or would be considering a proposal to “defund police,” something that the council had not discussed, had no plans to discuss or propose doing any such thing.  One commenter suggested that the council was being “sneaky” in attempting to defund the police
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