Mayor Tubbs Complies Halfway With Lawsuit Demand Then Denies He Ever Blocked Anyone

209 TimesSan Joaquin County, Stockton 2 Comments

STOCKTON- Within hours of community advocate Motecuzoma Sanchez announcing his lawsuit in federal court against Mayor Michael Tubbs for violation of his First Amendment rights, Tubbs unblocked Sanchez, 209 Times, and several others from Twitter.

Sanchez announcing lawsuit yesterday morning.

Multiple people reached out to us exclaiming that they had been blocked by Tubbs for the last six years after questioning one of his votes on the city council.

Tubbs did not communicate directly to Sanchez, but issued a bizarre statement via his public information officer Daniel Lopez who stated to the Record, “…we encourage a healthy dialogue online and keep our social media tools open for the public. If anyone is having trouble viewing our social media pages, please try updating your app or feel free to contact our office” (Bowers, The Record, Feb 25, 2019).

However, the evidence of Sanchez and others being blocked has been well documented:

Screenshot taken by Sanchez the morning of February 25th prior to announcing lawsuit.

Despite the encouraging statement to contact the mayor’s office, any attempt to do so is met with an automatic reply redirecting you to Michael Tubbs’ personal campaign website, which isn’t subject to the public records act.

Automatic reply received by Sanchez when he sent Cease and desist to [email protected] and his personal [email protected]

Sanchez tweeted a response this morning to Tubbs notifying him that he is only half compliant and still needs to fix his settings on Facebook in which he has several people ,including himself, blocked from being able to comment.

Such censorship has already been ruled against in federal court making Sanchez’s lawsuit still very much justified.

Court ruling against President Trump blocking’s people on social media.

The full judgement of the decision against Trump can be found here.

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  1. Im having the same problem (as are many of us) with Ted Howze, who wants to run for Congress in CA10. Can you help me or give me advice? Enough of this crap!

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