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Kansas City mayor receives racist threats over mask order: ‘You should hang from a tree'

Added 06-30-20 02:18:07am EST - “The mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, received threatening and racist messages over an order requiring residents to wear face coverings while in public spaces ?" the worst of which declared that he "s?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Kansas City mayor receives racist threats over mask order: ‘You should hang from a tree’”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Social media and photo shop are always fascinating. To the many texting me aghast of fake photos circulating, I recommend you not believe everything a muckraker sends your way… and use some judgment. pic.twitter.com/ebaoSi370q

The mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, received threatening and racist messages over an order requiring residents to wear face coverings while in public spaces — the worst of which declared that he “should swing from a tree” for instituting the policy.

Quinton Lucas, who is black, shared the texts and a doctored photo he received in a Twitter thread Monday — the same day his mask order took effect.

The threats show a string of texts accusing the mayor of “not responding to whites.” The sender also appeared to be upset about the mask requirement, asking “What are the repercussions for not wearing a mask in public starting Tuesday?”

Before Lucas could reply, the sender proceeded to call him the n-word, and implied that the mayor should be lynched.

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