Arkansas Police Chief Forced To Resign For Accurately Describing Reporter As a “Smelly Left-Wing Liberal”…
Sounds right to me.
(Reuters) – The chief of the Jonesboro, Arkansas police resigned on Monday, three days after being suspended by the mayor for making derogatory comments on Facebook about a local news reporter he called “smelly” and a backer of marijuana smoking.
Mike Yates, chief of police in Jonesboro, about 135 miles (220 kms) northeast of Little Rock, said he was stepping down to take responsibility for his mistakes.
“I let my anger and pride override my wisdom and judgment by saying a number of things that are unacceptable given my position,” he said in a resignation letter.
The reporter, Sunshine Crump, who resigned from the Jonesboro Sun last week after complaining she no longer felt safe, will rejoin the newspaper, its editor said.
Angered by stories written by Crump, Yates posted comments suggesting she had an arrest record and had been suspended from the practice of law. His Facebook postings described Crump as “pro-dope smoking,” a “left-wing liberal” and “smelly.”