Internet explodes after California sheriff retweets notorious alt-right leader Richard Spencer
Despite being held in his apartment, Richard Spencer’s post-Charlottesville press conference seems to have captured the attention of a sheriff in California’s East Bay.
According to the East Bay Times, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office retweeted video from Spencer’s apartment conference on Monday night.
“I’m reading up on recent events, and preparing for the upcoming rally in Berkeley, trying to get ready for the possibility of conflict,” Alameda County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ray Kelly told the East Bay Times. “I clicked a link that took me to a presser, then tried to close it by hitting buttons.”
The claim of error, however, didn’t stop Twitter from exploding with outrage (and, at times, hilarity), especially in light of accusations of racism leveled against the Charlottesville police department.
Check out some of the best responses below.
Alameda County, California is the 7th most populous county in the US and is majority PoC. The Sheriff's Office oversees the county jail. https://t.co/FoZvUeo0SC
— ✭James Saint-Franc☭ (@sirjamesa12) August 15, 2017
In which the Alameda County Sheriff's Department retweets a neo-Nazi speech: pic.twitter.com/2nTe3QJ4Gs
— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) August 15, 2017
Alameda County has a problem and it's name is Sheriff Ahern.
— Count Marcula (@marxest) August 15, 2017
Alameda County Sheriff really thinks people out here are dumb.
— Raiders 0-0 (@A_Flawed_King) August 15, 2017
— Brian Krans (@citizenkrans) August 15, 2017
Holy shit. Alameda County Sheriff's Office (7th largest county in the US) retweeted Richard Spencer. Cops blatantly being white supremacists pic.twitter.com/MAX7kU5QRP
— sreekar (@sreekyshooter) August 15, 2017
— MikeFarb (@mikefarb1) August 15, 2017
Alameda Co. Sheriff: "What is corncobbed? What is binch?" pic.twitter.com/Lv0IHYP1xy
— Nate (@inthesedeserts) August 15, 2017