Thursday, January 10, 2008

Who should be the one lynched, Mayor Hester? Keep that up then look in the mirror.

I was at the meeting. My audio recording started in the middle of the comment. Somebody else got the comment on video. NBC17 is carrying the story on their web site. Don't blame me, I voted for William Overby.
SELMA, N.C. - Some residents in Selma attended a public hearing, not expecting to hear Mayor Charles Hester begin the meeting with offensive remarks, resident Tony Tetterton told NBC17 in an email.

The comments were recorded on video.

City leaders held a public hearing to discuss the rezoning of a tract of land for industrial use for a proposed ethanol plant.

At the beginning of the meeting, Hester commented that there was "one" that "stirred up the crowd" and then suggested that there should one day be a "lynching".

The Mayor did apologize for making the comment.

NBC17 called the Mayor's office about his remarks, but has not received a call back.

The video is now on

1 comment:

TonyT said...

Here is the full text of Mayor Hester's remark,

"Call to order. (pause) We have a big crowd here tonight, bigger than ...uh we are used to handling... uh. We have people in our community that stir up big crowds and we have one here tonight. Maybe one day we'll have a lynching and we won't have to worry about that anymore."

He later commented that it was "Hester being Hester".