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Fri Dec 15, 2017, 04:42 PM

City Refuses To Give Elected Black Mayor His Office Keys

CAMILLA, GEORGIA — After winning the deciding vote, this mayor has a huge task in front of him. This city isn’t even desegregated. No joke. Note: Here’s to all the quick-response people who love to chant “racism and segregation no longer exist” in America. Try to tell that to elected Mayor Rufus Davis. According to CBS Atlanta, this is something most Americans thought was in the past. However, the city of Camilla, Georgia is showing its true face today. The source says Camilla city council literally voted against handing over the keys to Mayor Davis’ City Hall office.

Read more at: https://www.theblackloop.com/city-refuses-to-give-newly-elected-black-mayor-his-office-keys/

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Reply City Refuses To Give Elected Black Mayor His Office Keys (Original post)
appleannie1943 Dec 2017 OP
MrScorpio Dec 2017 #1
Vinnie From Indy Dec 2017 #17
FreepFryer Dec 2017 #2
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2017 #13
Angry Dragon Dec 2017 #3
chillfactor Dec 2017 #4
appleannie1943 Dec 2017 #5
femmedem Dec 2017 #15
Vinnie From Indy Dec 2017 #16
femmedem Dec 2017 #18
alittlelark Dec 2017 #6
femmedem Dec 2017 #7
appleannie1943 Dec 2017 #8
marble falls Dec 2017 #9
spicysista Dec 2017 #10
SeaDoo77 Dec 2017 #11
SeaDoo77 Dec 2017 #12
spike jones Dec 2017 #14

Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Fri Dec 15, 2017, 04:47 PM

1. Shaking my damn head.

This is the DU member formerly known as MrScorpio.

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 01:37 PM

17. Fake News

It was the keys to City Hall, not his office. And no previous mayor had the keys, either. http://www.wbtv.com/story/31172369/camilla-council-votes-on-keys-to-city-hall-for-mayor

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Fri Dec 15, 2017, 04:48 PM

2. Par for The course, Camilla has a murderous history of bare-knuckle racism.

The Camilla Massacre, which took place on September 19, 1868, was one of the more violent episodes in Reconstruction Georgia.

Two months earlier, Georgia had fulfilled the requirements of Congress's Radical Reconstruction plan and been readmitted to the Union. Yet, in early September, the state legislature expelled twenty-eight newly elected members because they were at least one-eighth black. Among those removed was southwest Georgia representative Philip Joiner. On September 19, Joiner, along with northerners Francis F. Putney and William P. Pierce, led a twenty-five-mile march of several hundred blacks and a few whites from Albany to Camilla, the Mitchell County seat, to attend a Republican political rally.
Mitchell County whites, however, were determined that no Republican rally would occur. As marchers entered the courthouse square in Camilla, whites stationed in various storefronts opened fire, killing about a dozen and wounding possibly thirty others. As marchers returned to Albany, hostile whites assaulted them for several miles. News of the Camilla Massacre flashed over telegraph wires, and newspapers across the nation reported it. Republicans and Democrats used the massacre to fortify their positions on Reconstruction in the 1868 presidential campaign. The violence at Camilla intimidated some African Americans, who stayed home on election day. In other places, like Albany, white leaders committed fraud at the polls, deliberately misplacing many black votes or changing them to Democratic ones. White Democrats, then the racial minority in southwest Georgia, carried the election.

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Response to FreepFryer (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 15, 2017, 07:31 PM

13. Election stealing has been a fine old Southern tradition.


Robert Caro, in his first book on LBJ, detailed how votes were created to send LBJ into his first political win.
It became known in Texas as the "Box 13" event.

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Fri Dec 15, 2017, 04:49 PM

3. kick

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Fri Dec 15, 2017, 04:57 PM

4. Unbelievable!

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 15, 2017, 05:26 PM

5. Racism is alive and well. Just a few years ago they would not have had the guts to be this

blatant but it has always festered under the surface.

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 15, 2017, 09:06 PM

15. It's unbelievable because it is fake news.

It was the keys to City Hall, not his office. And no previous mayor had the keys, either. http://www.wbtv.com/story/31172369/camilla-council-votes-on-keys-to-city-hall-for-mayor

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Response to femmedem (Reply #15)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 01:36 PM

16. These posts are almost always from low post count Du'ers.

We're being trolled.

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Response to Vinnie From Indy (Reply #16)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 02:18 PM

18. I hadn't noticed that!

And I do believe you are correct. Thanks for posting that it's fake news up thread. There are some longtime members here who were taken in.

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Fri Dec 15, 2017, 05:29 PM

6. WTF....?!

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Fri Dec 15, 2017, 05:35 PM

7. According to a different source, no other mayor has had keys either

to come and go into City Hall as he or she pleased. (This source's headline is sensationalizing; it isn't the keys to his office according to the other source, but to City Hall to enter after business hours.)

http://www.wbtv.com/story/31172369/camilla-council-votes-on-keys-to-city-hall-for-mayor

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Fri Dec 15, 2017, 05:44 PM

8. The council did decide to buy a conference table to set up for Davis in a room next to his office.

I guess in that town, only the council ever got to talk to people or have a conference.

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Fri Dec 15, 2017, 06:04 PM

9. But, but, but we're living in a post racial America.

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Fri Dec 15, 2017, 06:16 PM

10. smdh

How can they not give the keys to the duly elected mayor? Who would even think to vote on something like that? As if that would be the obvious next step to take. This hurts my head.

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Fri Dec 15, 2017, 06:52 PM

11. Mayor - Sue Them For All They Got

 

You can be mayor, and own all them racists houses too!

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Response to SeaDoo77 (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 15, 2017, 06:54 PM

12. Crap I Forgot - Trump Appointed A Bunch Of Conservative Racist Judges - Yer Screwed - My Bad

 

Sorry for the mixup.

Party, and ideology before the law in Rightwingistan.

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Fri Dec 15, 2017, 07:40 PM

14. not even the rear door key?

Camilla Ga is near the Florida state line and combines the worst racism of both states.

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