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All Politics is Local, Starring Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle is by far the most famous resident of Yellow Springs, Ohio, a town with a population of roughly 3,500 people. The 2005 documentary Dave Chappelle’s Block Party showed just how much he loves his neighbors, but the world famous comedian recently became involved in local politics when he spoke at a Village of Yellow Springs council meeting about what the council could do to improve police action, specifically in its search for a new police chief. As he addressed both the crowd and the council members, he noted that Yellow Springs is such a close-knit community that not only does he know cops by name, but he knows their siblings and children.

 

During his brief speech, however, Chappelle reiterated the seriousness, and urgency, of finding a progressive leader for the Yellow Springs PD. “In this Trump era, this is an opportunity to show everybody that local politics reigns supreme. We can make our corner of the world outstanding.”

Before leaving the podium, Chappelle uttered the parting words, “So I’m just begging you to find a candidate that matches the culture of this town, which is renowned for being incredibly unique.”

As The Fader points out, Chappelle’s appearance was likely spurred by a New Year’s Eve incident in the Yellow Springs downtown area. According to Yellow Springs News, police reacted to a rowdy celebration by haphazardly deploying tasers, one of which “could have hit a child,” per a civilian source.

In the video clip, which you can watch above, Chappelle took time to commend certain members of Yellow Springs law enforcement for protecting his personal well-being, but made reference to the NYE incident as an indication of why the police chief position is so important.

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