It is disappointing to see the mob mentality that seems to have taken over some members of our community at Oak Park Village Board meetings and in various online postings and other media. We have local agitators using intimidation tactics that seem straight out of a totalitarian’s playbook.

In their comments, terms such as “white supremacist” and “extremist” are casually applied to anyone who does not see the issues exactly as they see them. This type of behavior is despicable. Dialogue and discussion are derailed. There is no benefit if we eliminate “systems of oppression” only to replace them with a system of repression. Yet that is where we seem to be headed and that is an abhorrent thought.

Maureen Kleinman

Oak Park

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