Supervisors and Citizens Talk About Orlando Massacre

Tuesday’s San Benito County Board of Supervisors’ meeting took a turn from the business-as-usual agenda...

Tuesday’s San Benito County Board of Supervisors’ meeting took a turn from the business-as-usual agenda to heartfelt pleas for tolerance for the LGBT community and a ban on assault weapons sold in the county.

When Supervisor Robert Rivas announced the public comment portion of the meeting and asked if there was anyone who wanted to comment on any topic not on the official agenda, Omar Vasquez was the first to step up at the podium to tell the board that he was speaking out of sadness and with a heavy heart for those who were killed Sunday morning inside the Pulse nightclub, in Orlando, Fla.

“My heart and condolences go out to all the victims and the families that were affected by this tragic act of violence,” Vasquez said solemnly.

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