Local Police Refuse to Allow Newly Elected Mayor to Take Office

By Joshua Krause

On April 7th, Betty McCray was elected mayor of the town of Kinloch, just outside of St. Louis, Missouri. However, after she was sworn in earlier this week, she headed toward city hall to start her term, when she was stopped by nearly two dozen police officers in front of the building (I should add that there are over 50 members of the police department for this town of 300 residents). They claimed that she had been suspended and served impeachment papers for voter fraud.

If all you read was the local mainstream news, you’d think this was a cut-and-dried case. It wouldn’t be hard to believe either. Political corruption isn’t exactly unheard of in America.

But in reality, there are a few holes in this story.

Countercurrent news reported on this strange situation last night.

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Political opponents met her at the door and wrongly told her that she had been “impeached” before even taking the job. But that’s simply not true.

Mayor McCray has not been impeached and she won the April 7th election. But police were there in what seems to be a small town coup of sorts, enforcing an illegal bar on the newly-elected mayor and preventing her from taking office.

“I won. The people spoke,” McCray explained. “I was sworn in by the St. Louis County. Today I take office. I want them out, I want the keys.”

Local Fox 2 reports that “after election results were certified earlier this week by the St. Louis County Board of Elections, Kinloch’s outgoing administration refused to allow the city clerk to give McCray the oath of office, claiming voter fraud.”

But in spite of these claims, there has been no evidence whatsoever to back it up.

McCray was elected. The St. Louis County Board of Elections certified the results. But the police are enforcing an illegal “coup” of sorts.

“Coup” sounds about right. The city attorney claimed that she had been sent the articles of impeachment in the mail, but she says that isn’t true. She was later sworn in by the St. Louis City Clerk, but the city attorney and the incumbent administration don’t seem to recognize it. Either way, according to Missouri state law, impeachment hearings cannot be held until thirty days after those papers are delivered. It’s hardly been three weeks since she was elected. Even if she did commit voter fraud and they could prove it, they don’t have the authority to keep her from starting her term.

Something very strange is going on here. Either the incumbent administration is using police force to maintain their office, or she did in fact commit voter fraud, and the city government doesn’t care about following proper legal procedure. Neither of those possibilities bode well for the future political landscape of America.

Joshua Krause is a reporter, writer and researcher at The Daily Sheeple, where this first appeared. He was born and raised in the Bay Area and is a freelance writer and author. You can follow Joshua’s reports at Facebook or on his personal Twitter. Joshua’s website is Strange Danger.


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12 Comments on "Local Police Refuse to Allow Newly Elected Mayor to Take Office"

  1. Must be some financial problem underneath this situation. 🙂 Somebody desperately wants more money.

  2. Mr Charrington | April 25, 2015 at 3:08 pm | Reply

    Surprise!

  3. What happened to the majority that elected her? It sounds like she needs a posse.

  4. The police state extends to towns of 300 ppl! smh

  5. Contrarianthefirst | April 26, 2015 at 2:01 am | Reply

    Something reeks here.

  6. Hmmm it seems like someone is not liking the new mayor or could it be she is not ONE OF THEM ? I wonder if someone could get an interview with her too understand what’s going on ? tc all .

  7. TARDISOFGALLIFREY | April 26, 2015 at 1:34 pm | Reply

    All voters for her need to show up and clear police pukes out of the way!

  8. Elizabeth Martin | April 26, 2015 at 2:16 pm | Reply

    Which is it: the duly-elected Mayor is a fraud, or more sinister is the question: WHY ARE POLICE INVOLVED IN A CIVIL, LEGAL and POLITICAL situation? The new militarized, authoritarian POLITZEI are flexing their muscles in a new, appalling manner. Do not consent. Cheers!

  9. May be she forgot to pay off the police. :=))

  10. The outgoing administration and the police are way out of line. Even if McCray did commit voter fraud ( which I am seriously doubting at this point ),this is all wrong. This crap sounds like something I saw years ago on the television series ” Dukes of Hazzard “. The only difference is that the show was a goofy comedy but this is for real.

  11. Cop job….how?

  12. There must’ve been an override on the software, and they found out that McCray’s popularity (or the incumbents reputation) was stellar. If the people’s votes actually count, then something went wrong.

    Nov 2012 over 100 precincts declared that Obama received 99% of the vote. That would be difficult to conceive for his first presidential election, but for the second one, when half of his original supporters found out who he was?

    The sElection was hacked!

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