Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Racine alderman says he will not resign from office despite assault charge [whips out race card]
wtmj ^ | Oct. 4, 2011 | Charles Benson & Matt Montgomery

Posted on 10/05/2011 9:49:24 AM PDT by Hunton Peck

RACINE- Racine Alderman Keith Fair faces three charges, including a felony charge that could remove him from office if he's convicted.

Alderman Fair tells TODAY'S TMJ4's Charles Benson there is no way he is resigning from office.

When asked by Benson that he was being targeted because he is African-American, Fair responded by saying "absolutely."

Fair was at city hall for a Common Council meeting Tuesday night, hours after being released from jail.

Fair is charged with hitting and choking a pregnant woman who worked at his bar.

After that meeting, Fair blamed the police and media for his troubles.

"I though it was very biased, I thought it was very police oriented and I thought that it was just a stretch and it was a leap to judgment," said Fair to TODAY'S TMJ4's Charles Benson.

When asked about the Sheriff calling the incident a "brutal attack", Fair responded by saying, "His words were based upon information that he received from his investigators"

Fair mingled with some colleagues during the meeting and called out people in the community that he believes are rushing to judgment.

"This is not the first time that there has been a rush to judgment in this particular city and this particular county as it pertains to minority people," said Fair.

Fair did not over any specifics on why he felt he was being targeted. He says he can dispute a majority of the facts of the case, but says he will wait to do that in court.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: choke; keithfair; racinewisconsin
Video of Fair's statement at the link.

Earlier thread on this incident: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2786821/posts

Earlier story:http://www.journaltimes.com/news/local/article_6463e75c-ed10-11e0-8039-001cc4c002e0.html

1 posted on 10/05/2011 9:49:28 AM PDT by Hunton Peck
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Diana in Wisconsin

WI Ping!


2 posted on 10/05/2011 9:50:22 AM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hunton Peck

3 posted on 10/05/2011 10:03:41 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hunton Peck
"Racine alderman says he will not resign from office despite assault charge [whips out race card]


4 posted on 10/05/2011 10:10:43 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama/Rangel/Pelosi Code of Ethics: Don’t do as I do. Do as I say.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hunton Peck

All the poor boy is alleged of doing is strangulation/suffocation, false imprisonment, battery and disorderly conduct. The victim was only a pregnant woman.

Of course this is racist, because if he had been a white man, such behavior would have been ignored.

Had his ancestors not been slaves, he wouldn’t be suffering from all of this rage.

Besides, he’s only following the examples given by his heroes, Obama and Holder-—Fast & Furious.


5 posted on 10/05/2011 11:02:51 AM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Iron Munro

Put that back in, or I’ll shoot the OP!


6 posted on 10/05/2011 11:07:11 AM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Hunton Peck

It’s racist to hold Black people responsible for anything.


7 posted on 10/05/2011 11:28:04 AM PDT by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson