Newly Elected Black Mayor Locked Out Of City Hall By Police

Newly Elected Black Mayor Locked Out Of City Hall By Police

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Newly Elected Black Mayor Locked Out Of City Hall By Police

Earlier this week, news surfaced that the election of an African-American mayor had had prompted police officers in Parma, Missouri to resign in protest.

Today’s news from Kinloch, Missouri is much, much more disturbing.

Betty McCray was not only prevented from entering city hall, she was also told she’d been impeached before she got a chance to start.

McCray ran for mayor in the April 7 election and won.

“I won. The people spoke,” McCray said. “I was sworn in by the St. Louis County. Today I take office. I want them out, I want the keys.”

After the election results were certified earlier this week by the St. Louis County Board of Elections, Kinloch’s outgoing administration refused to allow the city clerk to give McCray the oath of office, claiming voter fraud.

“Today is the first day that that the city hall door has been unlocked. They keep it locked,” McCray said. “You got to beat and you got to bang (to get in). They have an officer police sitting right at the door.”

One of the hallmarks of our democracy has been the ability to honor election results and peacefully transfer power to the newly-elected administration, whether it be mayor or president. This really cannot stand.

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We’re really watching the Reconstruction 2.0. 

Complete with police sanctioned lynchings and threats against black people in power.

jesus fuckin christ