In audio supplied to Fox 23 Tulsa, city workers in Green County, Oklahoma can be heard joking about calling Martin Luther King Day “n*gger day,” with one man suggesting naming it after the civil rights leader’s assassin.
According to the report, the audio was given to the station by Michael Wittmer, a city employee in the tiny city of Warner, who claims he has been recording talk at meetings and around the office because he said most days little work gets done.
What he recorded on Monday stunned him as one unidentified man can be heard asking, “Do we get Martin Luther King day off?”
“No n*gger day off for us,” another man replies.
According to Wittmer, the speakers in the audio are high ranking city employees, but he did not identify them in the report that continues with the following exchange between the men.
“We’re off for n*gger day?” one man asks again, to which another man states, “Yeah, it says a holiday, take a holiday.”
“I’m not celebrating n*gger day,” another man adds, before continuing, “But we just call it J.E.R. day……James Earl Ray,” after which laughter can be heard at the mention of King’s killer.
“Not that we don’t like black people,” the conversation continues. “I’m not racist, that just what it’s called here.”
According to the report, the city has called an emergency meeting on Wednesday, January 10, with an investigation to follow.
You can listen to the audio below, via Fox23:
Trump teases he may not have a peaceful transfer of power if he loses
President Donald Trump was aghast when he was asked in the presidential debates if he would agree to a peaceful transfer of power.
The moment in the debate came when he dodged the question for weeks, refusing to agree to the long-standing tradition of presidents handing over the reins to the next leader.
"Well, we'll have to see what happens," Trump told reporters during a White House news conference. "You know that."
After weeks of bad press about it, Trump said he would agree to it.
"They spied heavily on my campaign and they tried to take down a duly elected sitting president, and then they talk about 'will you accept a peaceful transfer?' And the answer is, yes, I will, but I want it to be an honest election and so does everybody else," Trump said, adding, "When I see thousands of ballots dumped in a garbage can and they happen to have my name on it, I'm not happy about it."
‘Jarring’: PA Trump fans attack polls making so much noise poll workers couldn’t read instructions to voters
One Pennsylvania polling place fell under a full out attack on those standing in line to vote and trying to cast a ballot on Saturday.
In a Twitter thread, Behavioral Economist Alex Imas explained that while he was casting his ballot on the outskirts of Philadelphia County, PA Saturday, a parade of semis and other cars surrounded the polling place, laying on their horns.
"I arrived just as polling place opened. Short line. Thought I'd be in and out in 20 minutes tops. Even w/ this short line, it took 2+ hours," he explained.
"Then the next Semi followed, then the 3rd," he continued. "A motorcade of semis, jeeps, and a few sedans drove down the road. All honking. All flying Trump 2020 flags. With people yelling out the window. This motorcade snaked around the polling place the entire time I was there (2 hrs)."
Trump gives 9/11 first responders back the $3.3 million he took from health fund: GOP Congressman
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told Rep. Peter King (R-NY) announced that the 9/11 first responders would get the $3.3 million back that President Donald Trump stole from the program that helped them with medical treatments.
Those at the Twin Towers site in the days following the terrorist attacks breathed in a series of toxic gasses and asbestosis, leading them to have a slew of health problems years later. A fund was set up to ensure that those heroes were always taken care of for the rest of their lives as they suffered through their final years.
“It’s a great victory for really deserving people,” King told the New York Daily News Saturday. "I mean this just never should have happened, but we fought hard, we got it done."