This is one of those stories where you see a storm coming. Thomas Williams is the mayor of Norwood, Ohio, a small city near Cincinnati. Like most mayors, he supports his police department. However, it how he’s done it that is raising a number of eyebrows.
In a letter of support to the department, a copy of which was posted on the Norwood Police Department’s Facebook page, the mayor blames “race baiting black leaders” and “cowardly elected officials” for the concerns of police/community relations.
“With recent events across the country, I feel compelled to express my thoughts in writing as police officers across the country are under attack by race baiting black leaders and cowardly elected officials.”