MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Shelby County official has resigned over KKK posts on Facebook.
Until Tuesday, David Barber was the deputy director of the Shelby County Corrections Center. That is, until folks got a look at his Facebook page.
In one post he writes, “The KKK is more American than the illegal president!” above an article alleging President-elect Donald Trump is an ‘agent of the Klan.”
In another post he wrote, “I TRUMP wins and obummer cannot start martial law, he will run to his new mansion in thaArab world to hide. Hopefully the Muslims will eliminate him and mooshelle as queers.”
Several people are calling for Barber to be fired, including Pastor Bill Adkins of the Greater Imani Church.
“This is a violent terrorist organization and any sympathies toward the Klan should not be tolerated in government,” Adkins said. “And in the position that’s he’s in, well, what must he be treating black prisoners if these are his thoughts?”
The posts were reportedly made during off-hours.
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office released a statement saying, “After discussing the offensive nature of the comments and the impact they would have on the corrections center, he offered to resign and it was accepted by Corrections Director William Gupton.”
“Anyone in a leadership position at Shelby County Government is held at a high standard of behavior, both on and off the job,” said Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell, Jr.
Barber had been with the corrections center for 17 years. Before assuming his position as Deputy Director two years ago, he was the center’s Administrator of Finance.