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“N-word” used by Mayor during Council Meeting, attempt made to keep us from recording meeting –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On December 10, 2019

Royal Lakes, IL. (ECWd) –

During our first visit to a Village of Royal Lakes meeting of the Village Trustees, we were met with opposition to our presence.

We first had to deal with the Trustees and Clerk trying to tell us we could not video record the meeting without approval from the Board – that didn’t work out for them, see the video (click here) where the objection was lodged by the Clerk after we had been recording for 30 minutes already. We continued recording, no permission or notice needed.

Later, the Mayor decides to use the N-word by stating “this ain’t a bunch of dumb n*ggers up here man…” (watch it here).

That type of language anywhere, and especially during a public meeting, cannot be tolerated from anyone. Later in the meeting, some residents expressed their objections to the Mayor over his use of the offending language.

There were other issues in the Village, such as nobody could find the resolution setting the compensation of village officials, and one trustee position had been vacant since the election – but I believe that the issue is fixed now.

This is the same village we wrote about in 2017 who tried to keep village records from the public (see village letter).



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  • Dave
    Posted at 12:12h, 10 December

    LOL…. geez, you just can’t make this ignorance up. Reminds me of a scene from one of those really bad “B” hollywood movies

  • Danni Smith
    Posted at 14:16h, 10 December

    according to a joint study between the NYT and the American Psychological Assn, you are dumb, lowest IQ on the planet.

  • Moose
    Posted at 18:44h, 11 December

    Wow… Dats not Gubbament, dats a skit fo da Chappelle sho!