Pennsylvania mayor’s ‘racist’ Answer Rose to protest comments prompt calls for resignation

Mayor Karen Peconi of Arnold, Pennsylvania, is under fire for allegedly “racist” Facebook comments to Antwon Rose protesters.


Pennsylvania mayor is under pressure to resign after being shot by East Pittsburgh police officers launchers according to reports, the police beat should blast protest of the people against the death of Antwon Rose — an unarmed black teenager fatally earlier this month — with water.

Mayor Karen Peconi of Arnold, Pennsylvania, is located about 20 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, she wrote on her personal Facebook page that “rioters” should “be destroyed, by a water-canon [sic],” according to WTAE-TV.

– Magazine, apparently, your posts said you wanted to see the authorities “everywhere”.

“You don’t care about jobs for the [Pittsburgh] … none of them work now. This is how you can do this at 7 a.m., Very sad,” Peconi, allegedly, wrote on her now deleted Facebook page.

– Magazine, initially denied writing the posts, say to WTAE in a telephone conversation on Monday that “the mayor not to publish”, in relation to himself in the third person. But after days of the game-Magazine has since apologized for the remarks, she “love[s] this community.”

“I would do anything for the people here. I take my position as mayor, easily, and deeply regret the comments I said on Facebook,” Peconi in a statement Wednesday. “It was never to hurt the feelings of my intention to anyone, and for those who I offended, I am sincerely sorry.”

– Magazine is one of the five members of the Arnold city Council. The other members were critical to their social media comments and subsequent statement, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Council member Joseph Bia called for-Magazine the resignation, namely, the apology “has done nothing for me.”

“It’s time for you to go. You must resign immediately,” Phillip McKinley, a Councilman, told the newspaper.

The Tribune-Review reported that the past social media posts-Magazine could also be abusive, including a former President Barack Obama called a “phony.” A further contribution apparently featured an image of the collapse of the Twin Towers in New York City with a title that asked: “How can we have this not to offend, in fear of the Muslims?”

A 7-hour rally was planned to take place outside the city clerk’s office on Thursday to call-Magazine resignation. Almost 50 Facebook users said they would be at the demonstration ” because they endorsed violence against peaceful protesters and made racist comments.”

East Pittsburgh Officer Michael Rosfeld, who is white, was charged with one count of criminal homicide in the death of Rose, who was 17 years old. On June 19, Rosfeld, Rose stopped the car, went riding, for it is the description of a car corresponded to reported by witnesses that the area of a non-fatal drive-by shooting in a nearby town.

Rose and the other a teenager after he pulled over. Rosfeld fired three shots, all of which are eye-catching Rose that died later in the hospital. The officer, originally, investigators said he thought he “saw something dark, he felt like a weapon”, but later on, he had no weapon and wasn’t sure if Rose was the arm pointed at him.

Fox News’ Travis Fedschun, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.

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