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Fri Jul 31, 2020, 05:34 PM

Swanton employees resign after Confederate flag mask controversy

SWANTON — Officials are promising reforms after a town employee wore a mask bearing a Confederate Flag to a public meeting.

The employee, Derick Billado, the animal control officer and first constable, resigned this month after wearing the mask to a June selectboard meeting, which triggered a slew of citizen complaints. In protest and solidarity, Billado’s parents, who also worked for the town, stepped down.

In a sharply worded letter to the Town of Swanton selectboard, Billado’s parents cited “personal attacks” on their family and decried the impact of “transients” in the community.

Selectboard members told a packed meeting July 21 that they would enhance educational and training opportunities for employees and also were looking into instituting policies around their use of social media.

Read more: https://vtdigger.org/2020/07/30/swanton-employees-resign-after-confederate-flag-mask-controversy/

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Reply Swanton employees resign after Confederate flag mask controversy (Original post)
TexasTowelie Jul 2020 OP
Squinch Jul 2020 #1
SheltieLover Jul 2020 #2
Jirel Jul 2020 #3
keithbvadu2 Aug 2020 #4

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 05:37 PM

1. Family wears confederate flag masks to Vermont town meeting and are outraged when people get mad.

A) Who gives a shit if they resign? Saves the town the trouble of firing them.

B) Assholes.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 05:40 PM

2. Well said, Squinch!

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Response to Squinch (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 07:15 PM

3. Exactly.

Thanks for taking out the trash! Do you think anyone is going to miss you or come to your defense?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 12:32 AM

4. "transients"? How long has their family lived in VT?

“transients”?

How long has their family lived in VT?

Did their family fight for the south?

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