Mississippi mayor flouts calls to resign over Floyd comments
A Mississippi mayor whose remarks about the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody is refusing calls to resign, including from his own town's board of aldermen. Why in the world would anyone choose to become a police officer in our society today? Petal Mayor Hal Marx tweeted Tuesday, the day four Minneapolis police officers were fired. The 46-year-old Floyd, a black man, was handcuffed and pleading for air as a white police officer kneeled on his neck Monday. You don't want people like Mayor Hal Marx in charge.Marx's Twitter account no longer exists. Recently, Mayor Hal Marx has taken to social media and repeatedly made comments that have isolated, enraged and belittled individuals in a way that is unbecoming to our city, Aldermen Clint Moore read from a statement.