Therefore I write: it is wrong to nominate a candidate who shoved me up against a wall November 2, 2010, for no good reason that could not have been expressed with words first rather than resorting to physical violence.
Lest anyone charge me with attempting an "October surprise," this is not a new story: it was reported in the newspaper November 3, 2010, and I wrote about it August 1, 2013, on this website.
The newspaper report left out my name. At the time I was grateful, fearing reprisals. That has changed. Mecum never so much as apologized to me. He has demonstrated a real lack of integrity.
Are some excusing Mecum's loss of control as perhaps having been caused by some form of stress he may have been experiencing at the time? If so, consider how he might react under similar or greater pressure if elected as a township commissioner.
People need to quit acting as if the assault doesn't matter. It does -- not just to me, personally, but to the wider community. Some like to complain about government and blame elected officials for everything. Well, good government starts with us, and the decency of those we nominate for public office. Good government starts with people honestly accepting responsibility and working to right wrongs, not diving for cover behind influential political cohorts. People deserve better than that.