Yet Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander has willfully failed to act like a responsible adult and put out one of the most horrendous and blatantly racist tweets I've seen from an elected official:
It's one thing to express support for law enforcement officers, but to mock the unnecessary and unjust death of a black man goes beyond the pale.
While it is surprising that Alexander somehow thought it would be a good idea for an elected official to send out such a overtly racist tweet, the fact that she is a racist is no surprise. She exemplified that when she sent out this vulgar email against her opponent, Tracey Corder, in her last election:
As I had written at the time:
Being a social worker myself, I would like to know why Alexander thinks that's a bad thing. Or is she just using her career as a bureaucrat in order to be elitist?The really ironic part of her tweet is that she is not exactly law abiding herself.
With the reference to the "four convictions" against Corder, she is being downright dishonest and deceitful. There are four cases involving Corder listed on CCAP. But two of them are small claims court involving the time when she lived with her brother and the other two are traffic violations. Not exactly the hardened criminal that Alexander is trying to portray her as.
In just the past couple of months, she was caught using taxpayer money to send out a voter suppression mailer and then got lying about it. She is also under investigation for violating ethics rules by using her status to raise money for her father's funeral.
People are already calling for Alexander to resign because of her extremely racist tweet but I don't expect her to do that. She doesn't have enough integrity or honor to take responsibility for her actions.
I do, however, sincerely hope that her colleagues on the Milwaukee County Board will hold her accountable and censure her for trying to flame the fire under the racial tension in our community.
She must answer for her inappropriateness and irresponsibility.
But I have to admit I agree with Alexander on one point - she is broken.
ADDENDUM: Here are some examples of incidents in which the person was not breaking the law and is not breathing easy - or even breathing - anymore.