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Antioch Mayor Proposes Naming Water Fountain Black Lives Matter Freedom Fountain

by ECT

Over the weekend, Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe announced that he will be advancing measures to rename a water fountain “Black Lives Matter Freedom Fountain” and making Juneteenth a holiday for city employees.

The water fountain and plaza is located at Hillcrest and Deer Valley in the City of Antioch.

The remarks came, according to a social media post by Thorpe, while speaking at Juneteenth events over the weekend.

Here is what he wrote:

Mayor Thorpe had the honor of speaking at not just one BUT two Juneteenth events today in Antioch!

During his remarks, Mayor Thorpe noted that the reason these events were taking place today was because of the Black Lives Matter Movement. Last year’s global awakening took folks to the streets, took folks to their civic centers, took folks to the ballot box, and more to demand racial justice.

As part of this historic celebration and as a result of the federal government’s action to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, Mayor Thorpe will be advancing measures that (1) observe Juneteenth as a holiday for city employees and (2) designates the water fountain and median at the intersection of Hillcrest Ave and Deer Valley Rd (in Southeast Antioch) as Black Lives Matter Freedom Fountain .

More details to come!

It is unclear when Thorpe will be bringing these two items before the Antioch City Council for a vote.

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Gr8scot Jun 21, 2021 - 11:56 am

That is a great picture of him. Now that explains all the non-fixing of Antioch that has been laxed. I think he spends a little too much time at the sponsor below him.

Charlemane Jun 21, 2021 - 1:18 pm

Lame Thorpe is a disgrace to this country. All He does is follow agenda bull.

Buford T. Justice Jun 21, 2021 - 1:19 pm

What a fantastic name for a lazy fountain that doesn’t work.

Honey20 Jun 21, 2021 - 2:57 pm

Are you f…ing kidding me! You don’t name anything after a terrorist organization whose only function is to overthrow the United States government and the American way of life. Why not rename Waldie Plaza for one of his other two favorite organizations: ISIS or Al-Qaeda?

Callsam AsIseeem Jun 21, 2021 - 4:51 pm

All Thorpe is interested in is calling press conferences and anything else that will get his name in the papers. He thinks he is going to be another Federal Glover and I am sure he will as they are both crooks and have not done a damn thing for this city. We need to recall Thorpe and his band of racist cronies before all of Antioch is section 8 with no Police department just like Vallejo!

Pole Squirrel Jun 21, 2021 - 5:24 pm

What’s next! Change the street names and then of course the name of our city.

ME Jun 21, 2021 - 5:33 pm

Knew I could come to the comments to find the pissed off racists. Hella predictable. HahahahaHA! Hold on to that hatred! It’s all you have left!

Elizabeth E. Parker Jun 21, 2021 - 5:34 pm

IS HE OUT OF HIS FUCKING MIND? Suspicions confirmed!

Damon Matthews Jun 21, 2021 - 5:38 pm

City employees are NOT federal employees. Is Lamar aware of that? Maybe someone should remind him!

DOWN WITH THORPE Jun 21, 2021 - 5:41 pm

Maybe he should lay off the CoCoFarms products. They do strange things to the human brain.

Dg Jun 21, 2021 - 9:05 pm

What a f Ing joke

Gregory Fox Jun 21, 2021 - 11:34 pm

Someone should tell the mayor that Antioch is not Oakland, a city which his kind pretty much ruined . We don’t name anything after domestic terrorists!

Jackie J. Kane Jun 22, 2021 - 3:21 am

I can’t bloody believe he would say something like that! Surely, he was joking or maybe indulged to too much of that stuff from CoCoFarms.

Frank Jun 22, 2021 - 6:57 am

Lamar should be proud and name it “Gateway to the Ghetto “. Come on Lamar let’s embrace the facts.

Concerned Jun 22, 2021 - 11:49 am

Lamar, If you care about Black Lives and Antioch citizens….do something about the vaccination rate in Antioch. We are at the highest infection rate in CC County because we have the lowest vaccination rate. Maybe spend your time on promoting vaccines and saving lives instead of all this trivial grandstanding.

Sudsy Jun 22, 2021 - 1:23 pm

Those people who call everyone that disagrees with Lamar Thorpe a racist is showing their stupidity. If I disagree with someone’s policies it has nothing to do with their skin color. I’m sure the majority of people who disagree with Lamar are not racist. They are simply tired of him not addressing the real problems in Antioch and just trying to grandstand every chance he gets. He didn’t show up at any Veteran’s Day ceremonies because he wouldn’t be the center of attention. Those are the facts of how this person operates.

Mike Malone Jun 22, 2021 - 1:51 pm

People can be whatever they want to be. Some are racists and others may not be. People have their reasons. I did not vote for him for city council because I could smell a rat from the get-go. There was no way on this earth I would even remotely consider voting him in as mayor. No freakin’ way!

Emily Bates Jun 22, 2021 - 2:02 pm

If Lamar goes through with this — I mean, if he’s DUMB enough to do that — then I will make sure that tons of white soap suds overpower it on a continuous basis.

Gloria Lore Jun 22, 2021 - 11:26 pm

That’s right, CALLSAM, “Feddie” Glover hasn’t done jack for Pittsburg. Just sits on his ass and shuffles papers — if even that! Looks like he has an apprentice!

John makusak Jun 23, 2021 - 8:03 am

What about naming it “White Lives Matter”?

Simonpure Jun 23, 2021 - 2:43 pm

Just leave it the hell alone and worry about your citizens

Lola Saavedra Jun 24, 2021 - 5:34 pm

Lara doesn’t give a rat’s ass about “his” citizens or residents —- not everyone here is a citizen of the USA. Many are permanent residents with GREEN CARDS … others don’t even have those.

Lola Saavedra Jun 24, 2021 - 5:36 pm

Ooops…… Sorry! Sticky keyboard! The first word is “Lamar” .. not Lara! My bad!

Jonathan Jun 25, 2021 - 2:16 pm

I get calls from friends and relatives living in different parts of California and they say this guy is a total ignoramus and wonder how in hell he got elected. Few said “he obviously doesn’t know his ass from a hole in the ground” — How did Antioch get stuck with the likes of him? Then, there is the garbage-mouthed ARSONIST, but that’s another story.

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