Asst. Prosecutor Resigns After Rude Remark
A Detroit prosecutor has resigned after causing controversy over a Facebook comment she made about the Baltimore protests, The Detroit News reports.
Wayne County assistant prosecutor Teana Walsh resigned this afternoon after word spread of her Facebook post saying that those who participated in the Baltimore riots should be “shot.”
“So I am watching the news in Baltimore and see large swarms of people throwing bricks etc. at police who are fleeing from their assaults… 15 in hospital already. Solution. Simple. Shoot em. Period. End of discussion. I don’t care what causes the protestors to turn violent..what the ‘they did it because’ reason is…no way is this acceptable. Flipping disgusting.”
The post has since been deleted.
A spokeswoman for the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office made a statement soon after word of her resignation. She explained that Walsh had a strong work ethic and the post was completely out of character.
The post made it’s way around the internet, leaving many outraged by the hurtful words.
Rev. Charles William II, pastor of King Solomon Baptist Church and president of the Michigan chapter of the National Action Network spoke on Walsh’s remarks according to a news release.
“These words make up the chemistry of what riots are made of,” said Williams.