Nevada Sheriff Tells Local Library Its On Its Own Because of Support for BLM 'Due to your support of Black Lives Matter and the obvious lack of support or trust with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, please do not feel the need to call 911 for help...'
By Contributing Author
July 30, 2020
Dan Coverley / IMAGE: Douglas County Nevada via YouTube
After the community library released a public statement in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, a Nevada sheriff warned threatened to stop responding to any 911 calls placed from the library.
The Douglas County Public Library updated its diversity statement earlier this month to include its support for BLM.
We resolutely assert and believe that all forms of racism, hatred, inequality, and injustice dont belong in our society, the statement read.
In response, Douglas County Sheriff Daniel Coverley urged the library to rescind its support of a movement that would have his entire department defunded, and a movement that has caused violence, property damage, and the closing of local businesses.
Due to your support of Black Lives Matter and the obvious lack of support or trust with the Douglas County Sheriffs Office, please do not feel the need to call 911 for help. I wish you good luck with disturbances and lewd behavior, Coverley said in a statement, according to the Washington Post.
The director of the library, Amy Dodson, said the librarys statement was not intended as a jab at the police department.
It simply was meant to state our inclusivity at the library, that we are open and welcoming to everyone and we treat everyone equally, Dodson insisted.
The sheriffs department later clarified that it would respond to 911 calls placed from the library, but Coverley reiterated that the librarys support of BLM creates a problem for officers who are already working in a high-stress environment.
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I was in the local library and the woman behind he front desk starts telling me, "They (Wal Mart employees) were only trying to help you out."
I said, "What? You do know that gossiping is a sin, don't you." :-?