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:
— Morgan (@IslandLife4Me67) April 21, 2015
Tyus Byrd gets elected as mayor. Five Police officers quit along with the clerk and city attorney. This has nothing to do with racism. SMH
— Yeah Right (@YeahRight216) April 21, 2015
Black woman elected mayor then cops quit. Were they all Rush Limbaugh relatives? Congratulation Ms Tyus Byrd https://t.co/Qi1NboByQi
— Stephen Maddox Sr (@smaddoxsr) April 20, 2015
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.
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