Skip to comments.Missouri State Fair Scandal: Boonville Schools to Hire Investigator, NAACP Wants DOJ Action
Posted on 08/14/2013 4:57:02 PM PDT by kristinn
It's been four days since the controversial performance of a Missouri State Fair rodeo clown dressed as Obama -- but the condemning statements and the calls for investigations continue to roll in.
Yesterday we reported that Mark Ficken, the announcer during the stunt who alleges he was not behind the act, resigned as president of the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association. Ficken, his attorney says, is trying to focus his energy on his real job as superintendent of the Boonville School District.
School officials, however, now say they are in the process of hiring an outside investigator to determine if any district employees were "involved in the inappropriate conduct." Meanwhile, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is calling for federal investigations into the actions at the fair on Saturday.
Ficken says he did not make controversial comments attributed to him, but simply said, "Watch out for that bull Obama!" Regardless, he has stepped down as head of the cowboy association, which puts on the rodeo show (and whose contract is currently being reviewed by state officials).
Ficken is not, it seems, in the clear yet. The statement from the Boonville R-1 School District -- sent to Daily RFT by board President Charles Melkersman this morning -- does not directly name Ficken, but says that the district "will not tolerate racially inflammatory statements by its...employees."
The district is hiring an "outside investigator" and at the conclusion of the investigation, "if it is discovered that District employees participated in the offensive conduct or remarks, then the District will take appropriate action," says the statement, full version below.
The NAACP in its own statement -- published yesterday on OzarksFirst.com -- says the bull-riding stunt warrants investigations by the Secret Service and the United States Department of Justice. From NAACP State President Mary Ratliff:
The activities at the Missouri State Fair targeting and inciting violence against our President are serious and warrant a full review by both the Secret Service and the Justice Department. Incidents involving individuals acting out with extreme violent behavior in movie theaters, schools, churches, political appearances, and outdoor events in general speaks volume to the irresponsible behavior of all the parties involved with the incendiary events at the Missouri State Fair.
Stockman subsequently tweeted, If that rodeo clown had sexually assaulted a San Diego city employee Democrats would be defending him
I LOVE this guy, Stockman!!!!
This is insanity. We are friggin’ North Korea. Bow down to the Dear Reader ... you worthless subjects.
Ficken you are a coward.
The pinkos can dish it out but they cant take it.
The SS has moved in.
Sounds like the NAALCP wanna pull out the cannon to swat the fly with.
It’s a PURGE!
“Some people” won’t be satisfied until every white person is investigated by the DOJ.....
President Charles Melkersman NEEDS to feel some very real HEAT.
Hey, Yo! Milkersmaid: You ever hear of George Bush? You lousy commie pig.
So how much further out of proportion are they going to blow this?
NAACP ain’t doodley squat.
Nuthin more than a modern day KLAN WITH A TAN.
Bigots and pigs all.
We now know more about Mark Ficken than we do about the Kenyan.
The clown performed the very same act when George Bush was president. There was not a peep from the media and the race baiters, because he was a White Republican. Sickening.
They are going to over reach one of these days.........
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Let the witch-hunt begin!
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