Stacey Murphy should step aside
Innocent or guilty, Councilwoman Murphy has shown poor judgment
and a lack of responsibility. Either way, I wouldn’t feel comfortable
having her as a neighbor, let alone as a representative making
decisions for my community. Stacey Murphy must step aside as soon as
possible. She is unfit to hold her position.
Murphy arrest a sad state of affairs
I just cannot believe what I read in the paper! We truly are the
Modern Romans. That a former mayor and active councilwoman is
arrested on weapons and narcotics charges shows the sad state of
affairs in government and the decadence of Hollywood, long known as a
cocaine-using community.... After all Burbank is a “media center,” as
stated on the official website.
Councilwoman Stacey Murphy is well attached to people who can help
her but I really do hope she gets full treatment by the law without
any backroom help.
If she gets special treatment, politicians are helping crime. This
is why crime is so hard to stop.
If guilty, her penalty should be even more severe than the average
citizen as she is a public official elected to protect the public
from such things that she and her boyfriend seem implicated with.
A charge like this erodes the public confidence in government and
flags decadence in our society as a whole. Of course she hasn’t been
proven guilty but much damage is already done. From newspaper reports
it seems her boyfriend has already stated his implication and turned
her in. He was also politically involved in the town. I think she
should be banned from any and all political activities forever. Even
though the crime is alleged at this point and she hasn’t had a
hearing, how can someone explain having cocaine, three guns, and 900
rounds (that’s 900 rounds) of ammunition in their home? Each round
can kill one person, Did two policemen have to die before crimes
like these are ferreted out?
Murphy has very bad judgment
I can’t believe Stacey Murphy would have the audacity to plan to
return to being a member of City Council after being involved with
such sleazy allegations. Even if she is cleared of charges, why would
we want someone who allegedly had all that in her house representing
us? Not me, that’s for sure.
Am I the only one?I mean I’ve seen “movies of the week” that
didn’t have plots as crazy as this story. Well, of course, if she
apologizes, that makes everything better. Wrong! Are we that
desperate for people serving on City Council?If just any citizen had
been arrested for this, they would have thrown away the key by now.
But heaven forbid, we humiliate our ex-mayor.
I haven’t seen her at the local grocery store, but if I were her,
I wouldn’t have the guts to show my face around town, let alone a
council meeting once this is over. Give me a break.
I’ve known Stacey Murphy for 16 years. My daughter went to school
with her son all the way from kindergarten through 12th grade here in
our wonderful Burbank school system.
But I surely think somewhere along the way, her sense of good
judgment took a turn for the worse. . I admire all the people who
wish her well and pray for her acquittal of these charges.
But I personally think, all this didn’t just happen overnight.
There wasn’t some mysterious elf that marched into her house the day
before she was arrested and planted all this cocaine and guns and
ammunition. If you believe that, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I’d love
to sell you.
Believe me, I am by no means a saint. I don’t even go to church.
But, give me a break.
How could anyone trust her decisions as a member of City Council,
after knowing what poor decisions she made in her personal life. I’m
not saying she necessarily needs to go to jail for such
transgressions, but she doesn’t need to be handed a free pass either.
What kind of example does that set for all of our children?
I’ll answer that question, no example at all. In fact, a really,
really bad example. She can still live in Burbank, but do we need to
reward her bad behavior and decisions, by letting her back on City
Council. If I have to tell you the answer to that, it’s indeed a sad
statement about our society.