Detroit, Racism — October 15, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Detroit CFO who asked if he could “shoot someone in a hoodie” resigns


Hallelujah and take your racist crap with you when you leave

Photo by Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog

Detroit Chief Financial Officer Jim Bonsall, the man who asked if he could “shoot someone in a hoodie” on Angels’ Night patrol in the city, has resigned from his $225,000 a year position.

Bonsall, an appointee of Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, was under intense pressure to leave after making racist remarks and creating what city treasurer and former finance director Cheryl Johnson described as a hostile work environment. He had issued what Daily Kos front page writer Meteor Blades calls a “nopology” after his remarks made the news, claiming it was never his “intention to offend anyone”. If that’s the case, he’s clearly too insensitive and clueless to work in the public sector.

Detroit is now a slightly better place.