March 6, 2015

Here come the heads a'rolling. Sort of. They're still not the right heads, but when you see who has resigned and/or been fired for these racist emails while on the job, you'll know why the next ones to go need to be Police Chief Thomas Jackson, Municipal Court Judge Brockmeyer and Mayor Knowles.


Police officers Capt. Rick Henke and Sgt. William Mudd resigned Thursday over the emails discovered during the U.S. Department of Justice investigation of racial prejudice in the city's police and judicial system, city spokesman Jeff Small said on Friday, citing the city attorney.

The city's top court clerk, Mary Ann Twitty, was fired earlier this week in connection with the emails, Small said.

So the police captain and a sergeant, in addition to the top clerk who did things like close the payment window 30 minutes early so people couldn't pay their fines on time, thereby earning penalties and even more fines, if not a contempt of court order from the good judge himself.

This is a culture. Just because these folks were stupid enough to send around racist emails from their teabagger friends doesn't mean they were the only ones who ought to go. A clue might be who Chief Thomas Jackson turns to for media help -- Sean Hannity.

There is no question in my mind that the culture of race bias is baked in by the guys at the top of the food chain, which means they ought to be preparing their letters of resignation right now.

As for the good clerk Twitty, good riddance. But she should have taken her good friend Brockmeyer the tax debtor with her.

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