image of civil rights protesters being sprayed by a hose

Leaders of two civil rights groups in Florida — the local Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Jacksonville Progressive Coalition — are calling Duval GOP Secretary Kim Crenier to step down after a series of racially-charged tweets about the unrest in Ferguson, MO. According to ActionNewsJax:

Crenier admitted to us that she posted a tweet Monday night saying, “A suggestion for Ferguson- fire hoses. Grt big fire hoses, serious water pressure. Kn0ck those thugs over. They probly need a shower anyway.”

Crenier says she was suggesting another way to control unruly protesters. “When you put it into context there is nothing sinister,” said Crenier.

I’m sure that’s what the fire chief in 1962 said, too.

Seriously, have they omitted the civil rights era from the homeschooling books or something?

How could wishing water hoses on black crowds  to “control unruly protestors” NOT be considered sinister?

Wells Todd, from the Jacksonville Progressive Coalition, says Crenier’s comments have deeply divided the community.

“When you make comments like this, what you’re trying to do is divide the culture and divide the citizenry of the city along racial lines,” said Todd.

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