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Politics Michigan sheriff's court deputy fired after posting photo of Kamala Harris watermelon carving

04:50  21 november  2020
04:50  21 november  2020 Source:   cnn.com

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A part-time Oakland County sheriff ’ s office deputy in Michigan , Sherry Prose, was fired after posting on her Facebook page a photo of Halloween jack-o’-lanterns with a carved watermelon portraying Kamala Harris , The New York Post reported. Harris , who is currently a US Senator from California

A Michigan sheriff ’ s deputy has been fired for posting a "disgusting" photo of a carved watermelon intended to depict Vice President-elect Kamala Harris A Facebook post by a part-time Oakland County sheriff ' s deputy that depicts VP-elect Kamala Harris as a carved watermelon . More On

A part-time court deputy with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office was terminated after she was found to have posted a photo on social media showing Joe Biden, Donald Trump, and Mike Pence pumpkin carvings and a Kamala Harris carving in a watermelon.

a car parked on the side of a road: A part-time court deputy with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office was fired after posting a racist photo featuring Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. © Facebook A part-time court deputy with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office was fired after posting a racist photo featuring Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

The Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, Detroit Branch NAACP president, told CNN affiliate WXYZ that the post was racist.

"It grows out of (the) past and a recognition that often is linked to buffoonery and to less than," he said.

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Michigan sheriff ' s deputy is fired after posting racist photo depicting Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as a watermelon jack-o-lantern alongside The part-time deputy had shared a photo of a watermelon jack-o-lantern of Kamala Harris alongside pumpkin carvings of Trump, Biden and Pence.

A Sheriff ' s deputy in Michigan has been fired after she posted a racist photo of a Jack-O'-Lantern made out of a watermelon that she said depicted Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Facebook. The photo posted by Oakland County Sheriff ' s Office part-time deputy Sherry Prose also included

"We are outraged by this former employee's actions and condemn the behavior she chose to engage in. These type of incidents are disgusting and will never be tolerated or pushed aside at the Sheriff's Office," Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe told CNN in an email. "Behavior such as this brings tarnish to the badge and is not representative (of) all those in law enforcement who protect and serve."

The ex-employee has not been identified. McCabe said the post had been deleted by the time it was brought to their attention. The former employee posted the picture on October 23 and she was fired her the same day they learned about it, on October 27, McCabe told CNN.

CNN affiliate WXYZ obtained a copy of the post and reached out to the ex-employee.

"I worked hard in my law enforcement career and I am proud of the reputation I earned in my 30-plus years of service. I'm not a racist and never will be," the ex-employee said.

In a statement to CNN, Anthony said he believes the post's "intent was purposely structured to diminish and to dilute the significance of the first African American as Vice President of these United States."

"If you think like this on Halloween, then obviously you think like this on the regular scene," he told WXYZ.

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