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Thursday, May 21, 2015

MAYOR BETTY McCRAY BLACK & COP BLOCKED, Down The Road From Ferguson

KINLOCK, MO - BETTY McCRAY

A few minutes away from Ferguson in Kinloch, MO (population 300) the newly elected mayor, Betty McCray, won with 76 percent of the vote -- that is, 63 votes. "But the Board of Aldermen refused to swear her in, and now McCray can't get into city hall...She was denied entry and handed impeachment papers by the city attorney James Robinson."

 The irony is that Kinloch was one of the first African American Community in St Louis County. It could be it's just happenstance that the one blocking her entrance and giving her papers to say she's been "impeached" before she's begun is a black man (James Robinson).  Sometimes you have to do your job when you don't want to. Sometimes.

But until more facts become known we should all wonder how many parts racism to sexism there is in this particular potion of prejudice.

 The shameful lack of concern for Rekia Boyd, Miriam Carey, and other black female victims of white police officers doesn't allow me to give James the benefit of the doubt. The fact that I learned about Betty's plight through a general reference to her situation without the "brother" even bothering to mention her name or provide a link made me double down on not being able to give James the benefit of the doubt.

 CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT HOW BETTY  McCRAY WON 76% OF VOTE BEFORE BEING LOCKED OUT OF MAYORS OFFICE


The Kinloch administration is also notorious for its lack of transparency. A county judge ordered the town to stop going out of its way to limit public access to municipal court procedures. But old habits die hard. Even though James Robinson insists that Betty McCray was served with impeachment papers, he declined to make copies available for the press or to identify which members of the Board of Alderman voted to impeach McCray.

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/2041880/mayor-of-kinloch-gets-cop-blocked-why-was-betty-mccray-locked-out-of-city-hall/#uPMTCKlYPDh9GOmJ.99