The open comment is quickly disappearing from the American discourse. Not only on the Internets but also via the municipal meatspace.
Here's how "it" starts . . .
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Possible changes to the newly created public comment period at Overland Park City Council meetings, a source of controversy in recent months, are drawing sharp criticism from residents and some council members. Bob Hoffman and others hoped to speak about the 2018 fatal shooting of 17-year-old John Albers at an August council meeting.