Parma (¡expletive!) Missouri


To put it bluntly: What the hell am I supposed to do with this?

Most of the police force and several officials resigned after the small town of Parma, Missouri elected its first African American woman as mayor, reported KFVS.

Tyrus Byrd, a former city clerk, was officially sworn in as mayor on Tuesday after beating incumbent Randall Ramsey. Ramsey had served as mayor of Parma for 37 years under two terms.

The outgoing mayor said five of the city’s six police officers submitted their resignation, citing “safety concerns.” Parma’s city attorney, clerk and water treatment supervisor also quit.


No, really. What the hell?


Chen, Kelly. “Police, Officials Resign After Small Missouri Town Elects First Black Female Mayor”. The Huffington Post. 19 April 2015.