*I guess we can file this under, somebody couldn’t take the pressure. Because that is what seems to be the case surrounding the resignation of new Farrell, PA police chief, Tom Burke, who is out just one week after his email, intended only for the eyes of the members of the parent-teacher organization of Sharon, PA, was leaked to you, me and millions of others.
In case you missed it, the email he wrote stated,
“Good morning. Please click and review. Even $1.00 will be greatly appreciated. Them Sharon n*****s gotta learn how to read.”
Come to find out, even Farrell City Manager, Michael Ceci, claims he wouldn’t have hired Burke had he known about the email prior. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said with any amount of certainty, about the African American Mayor who signed off on the hire.
Burke was asked to step down by Farrell Mayor Olive McKeithan, a BLACK woman, on Wednesday. But ironically, the mayor initially supported the incoming police chief, saying mistakes had been made by others in the past and we must forgive and yaddy, yaddy, yah.
The only reason she doubled back and requested he step down is, well, let’s hear it in her own words:
“I’ve had a lot of nasty phone calls from people in town and out of town.”
Sadly, if not for that pressure that SHE was obviously feeling, Burke would probably still hold the position today.
There is so much more I can say to you, Mayor McKeithan. But I have a feeling you’ve heard it from some of those calls you say you received.
And here’s the real kicker, Burke’s “apology” in the video below, can only be described as insulting. See for yourself.