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Town Elects First African-American Mayor and Five Policemen Do the Unthinkable

And the race baiting begins in 3… 2… oh, wait… it’s already in full swing.

Voters in Parma, Missouri voted for Tyrus Byrd, the town’s first African-American female mayor. However, according to Mayor Randall Ramsey, five out of six police officers resigned this week, effectively immediately.

Here are just a few of the Twitter conversations taking place:



Byrd ran on a anti-corruption platform, not a racial bias platform. Funny things happen in a small town that’s under one mayor for more than a few terms… that person tends to make the town his personal domain to do as he pleases… they start putting their friends and relatives into key positions, contracts start getting handed out to the same companies over and over… little favors get done… transgressions get overlooked. Anyone thinking these resignations had anything to do with racism has an agenda all their own.


Obviously if race was the major issue, a black woman would not have been elected. Maybe those associating this with black/white should look into personal relationships between the former mayor and the five policemen who quit… you might just find out there was something else was going on here.

“They say we have six cops on the payroll. How can we have six cops and we go days without cops patrolling and we have these recent break-ins?” asked one Parma resident.

Sounds like it’s a blessing in disguise. If they’ll abandon the town like that, they aren’t needed anyway. We have a system that allows us to vote when we feel we are being ignored. Rarely does it work, but in this instance, if I were from this small town, I’d tell them don’t let the door hit you where the good Lord split you.

Do you think the policemen left because of racism or corruption? Share this story on Twitter and Facebook, and add your comments below. 




  1. Linda says:

    I think corruption, probably friends and family of old mayor. They would have been working together for the better of their pockets.

  2. Carline says:

    I am very happy for Mayor elect Byrd. I am sure the town is blessed to have her and would be very interested to get an update in a year to let us know where this goes!

  3. Sharon says:

    Both. Sounds to me like they were afraid she’d find out how corrupt the police department is, & actually do something about it. And, from the sound of things, the town will be better off without them. I DO believe that racism played a big part of them resigning. Good riddance to bad rubbish!

  4. Sharon says:

    People are so quick to pull the race card that it has lost all credibility. This is not about race but about corrupt rats abandoning a sinking ship. Get a new card…the race one is worn out.

  5. Sherry says:

    This was obviously nothing to do with racism and only to do with the fact that she promised to investigate them all and they knew their good time was up. She must have been right; there must have been corruption!

  6. Barbara says:

    This is purely racist on the part of the white police officers. They don’t need to be policemen.