Two of our biggest stories of the year were about law enforcement officials being fired for troubling behavior.
In August, Arkansas County Sheriff Todd Wright resigned after a recording surfaced of him using racial slurs. In the five minute video, Wright can be heard using the n-word nine times while berating a woman for talking to a Black person.
“He said that he didn’t mean it, but how do you not mean something when you continuously say it,” said Jackie Diva, a representative from Black Lives Matter living in Arkansas who detoured from a planned trip to Washington to come to DeWitt and speak to the court.
Holland made several more troubling comments on Parler. The social media site describes itself as a website where people can “speak freely…without fear of being ‘deplatformed’ for your views.”