The clerk of the city courts in Ferguson, Missour who was fired after the DOJ investigation found a history of sharing racist emails and “jokes” is speaking out. I’m sure it goes without saying that she’s totally not a racist. Hell, she has lots of black friends.
Former Ferguson City Court Clerk Mary Ann Twitty spoke to News 4 for the first time since being fired for sending racist emails.
Twitty was fired in early March after the Justice Department investigation into the city’s law enforcement practices. Two police officers, Capt. Rick Henke and Sgt. William Mudd, also resigned after the investigation. The investigation revealed that all three former employees sent racist emails. Twitty said she found the emails to be funny, but not because of their racial nature.
“Funny as in humor wise? Yes. Not because it was racist or biased, just funny because it was just funny jokewise,” Twitty said. “I feel bad because that’s not, I don’t want people to look at me and say ‘she sent those racist jokes out because she’s racist or biased.’ I am not.”
“It took me a while to get over the feeling of being raped and being thrown under the bus,” Twitty said. “I’m human, I meant nothing bad by it.”
Oh yes, this is just like being raped. Just like it. I can’t think of a single difference between being raped and being fired for being a racist while administering a court system with a systemic problem with racism. Not a single one.