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Tue Jun 1, 2021, 09:34 PM

Known for racist tweet, Elysian mayor Tom McBroom charged with DWI, reckless driving

In the pastoral placebaiting practiced by some folks in rural Minnesota, rural leaders have a clearer view of how people in the Evil Metro should live.

An object lesson about the flaw in this story appeared late Tuesday in the Mankato Free Press online.

In 2017, the late lamented City Pages reported about a tweet then Rice County Sheriff's Sergeant Thomas McBroom posted about Diamond Reynolds, Philando Castile's girlfriend.

While the original reporting by Susan Du is offline, readers can learn more about the story in Michael Harriot's column at The Root, City Councilman and Sheriff’s Deputy Tweets Racist Response to Philando Castile Settlement and Chao Xiong's Star Tribune's article, Girlfriend of Philando Castile sues Minnesota mayor for defamation after 'crack cocaine' tweet.

McBroom tweeted that Reynolds would spend an $800,000 settlement she received following Castile's shooting death on drugs:

“She needs to come off County and State Aid Now that she has some cash. It’ll be gone in 6 months on crack cocaine.”

Read more: https://www.bluestemprairie.com/bluestemprairie/2021/05/known-for-racist-tweet-elysian-mayor-tom-mcbroom-charged-with-dwi-reckless-driving.html

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