The mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, received an order requiring residents to wear masks while in public places to receive threatening and racist messages. In the worst case, he announced that the policy “should swing from the tree.”
Black man Quinton Lucas shared the text he received and the tampered photos In the Twitter thread Monday-the same day his mask order takes effect.
Order is Announced last friday, Valid for two weeks.
The threat showed a series of texts accusing the mayor of “not responding to white people.” The sender also seemed uneasy about the requirements of the mask and asked: “What effect will it have on wearing masks in public places starting from Tuesday?”
Before Lucas could not reply, the sender continued to call him the n-word and hinted that the mayor should be private.
They wrote: “You should swing from the tree. I’m not threatening it, but I want to see it.”
The Mayor asked the Kansas City Star Sports reporter in response to his question: “Since the beginning of COVID, the negative phenomenon has increased dramatically and continued until the protests. Now it is quite regular in different extreme situations.”
“Actual racial insults and threats are rare. General antisocial comments are now typical. I think it will last for a while,” Lucas wrote.
Another post shows a side-by-side comparison of edited and unedited photos of the mayor and another individual holding a T-shirt at a radio station.
The modified photo looks like Lucas and another man are holding T-shirts with “F *** the Police” and “Black Lives Matter” written on them, although the original photos show that these shirts are 96.5 The Buzz ( Local) advertises the FM radio station he is visiting.
“Who took a smiling F policeman photo at the rock station?” the mayor asked.