Betty McCray is the newly-elected African American mayor of Kinloch, Missouri, a suburb in between St. Louis and Ferguson. Her election has been met with controversy. First, white police officers in Parma, MO resigned in protest of McCray’s election. Now, she’s being physically prevented from entering city hall.
According to Crooks and Liars:
After the election results were certified earlier this week by the St. Louis County Board of Elections, Kinloch’s outgoing administration refused to allow the city clerk to give McCray the oath of office, claiming voter fraud.
“Today is the first day that that the city hall door has been unlocked. They keep it locked,” McCray said. “You got to beat and you got to bang (to get in). They have an officer sitting right at the door.”