Coming up on Connections: Wednesday, June 9

Jun 9, 2021

Credit Rebecca Rafferty/CITY News

First hour: Candidates for Rochester City School Board, part 4

Second hour: Lakaya Sinclair on allegations against County Legislator Ernest Flagler-Mitchell 

We're joined by two more candidates for Rochester City School Board. It's our fourth and final discussion with candidates in this race prior to the primary on June 22. Incumbent and board vice president Cynthia Elliott, and educator and activist Clianda Florence-Yarde join us to discuss their platforms and priorities for the district. Our guests:

  • Cynthia Elliott
  • Clianda Florence-Yarde

Then in our second hour, 11 women have told investigators that County Legislator Ernest Flagler-Mitchell sent them inappropriate, sexual, and sometimes graphic messages. Lakaya Sinclair is the only one of those accusers to come forward publicly. She has asked for Monroe County to pass stronger ethics legislation and remove Flagler-Mitchell from his office. For his part, Flagler-Mitchell has not denied sending such messages, but he says it was never inappropriate or predatory. For the first time, we talk to Lakaya Sinclair about what she experienced, and why she believes government is not being held accountable. We're also joined by CITY Magazine news editor Jeremy Moule, who breaks down the DA's report on the allegations against Flagler-Mitchell. Our guests:

  • Lakaya Sinclair
  • Jeremy Moule, news editor for CITY Magazine