South Carolina Mayor Fires Town’s First Female Police Chief Because She’s Gay

By Grizzard, Daily Kos Let me introduce you to Latta, South Carolina. Not too far off of I-95 before one gets to South of the Border – you know, the horribly disappointing “theme park” that gets your hopes up with it’s blatantly racist billboards for 100 miles in each direction – Latta sits near the town of Dillon, close to the North Carolina line. Its most famous resident is Raymond Felton, a former North Carolina basketball player who has had an undistinguished career in the NBA. And in a couple of days, Latta is about to be on the national map for all the wrong reasons. The town’s mayor, newly elected Earl Bullard, just fired the town’s first female police chief because she is openly gay. That police chief is Crystal Moore, who has been with the force in Latta for more than 20 years. She rose to the rank of...

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