An Arkansas police chief resigned after he posted messages on a right-wing social network that urged people to attack Marxist Democrats during the presidential election, said the mayor.
Kevin Elliot, mayor of Marshall, a city of about 1,200 people about 100 miles north of Little Rock, said in a statement on Saturday that he “condemned” the comments of the Chief of Police Lang. Netherlands.
“The Marshall community does not support or tolerate bullying or threats of violence against anyone in any form of political persuasion,” he said. “We are a welcoming community that is working modestly to build a bright future for ALL of our citizens.”;
Elliot said that after consulting with the lawyers about Holland’s posts, which appeared on the Parler site, he met Holland, who immediately resigned.
The posts no longer show up on Sunday, but NBC’s Little Rock affiliate KARK released screenshots of some of them.
“When this is over and Trump is the president in four years,” said one, “don’t forget what these Marxist bastards were trying to do. They were at the restaurants. Get them out of the way. the sidewalk. Never let them forget that they are traitors and have no right to live in this Republic after what they have done. “
Posts and others were first published by the Ozarks Alliance, which tracks hostile groups in Arkansas. One member of the team, Quinn Foster, said a tipster flagged the posts earlier on Saturday. The group planned to hold a rally at City Hall on Sunday but canceled it after Holland resigned.
Other screenshots posted by the team appear to show Holland calling the FBI and the CIA “Marxist” organizations working to overthrow the United States.
“Hang all these Marxist Democrats right now,” the message read.
Attempts to reach the Netherlands were unsuccessful on Sunday. A message sent to a phone number listed under his name was not immediately responded to.