Kessler Gets His Day In Court

Feb 17, 2017 -- 10:28am


A petition filed by Charlottesville blogger Jason Kessler to get city councilor Wes Bellamy removed from office is headed for the courts.

Kessler filed the petition over a series of racist and misogynistic tweets allegedly done by Bellamy before he won the office.

In a press conference Thursday, Kessler says Bellamy has violated people's civil rights, he's created a hostile working environment on city council, and he's divided the community.

Charlottesville Clerk of Court Llezelle Dugger says Bellamy now needs to show up and defend himself.

"He needs to be here on Thursday, February 23 at 11 a.m. to show cause as to why he shouldn't be removed from office,"

Some local attorneys however are questioning the quality of those petition signatures, though, saying some belong to felons and homeless members of the community.


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