Let's see, he says that maybe not so many people will turn out to review a government action next time if there's a lynching and only some people want him to resign? And there's a council member that didn't think he meant any harm by making a lynching joke. Then there's the 'Oh gosh this might upset the antique trade' comment.
Clueless, racist or both?
Some residents are calling for the mayor of Selma to resign after he made a comment about a lynching at a town meeting – a comment the mayor says was only an unthinking joke.
Mayor Charles Hester opened a public hearing on Tuesday night by saying that he did not expect so many people to be there. He followed with the comment: "Maybe one day we'll have a lynching, and we won't have to worry about that anymore."