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The Flippin Mayor Won't Step Down Despite Pressure

Posted on the 27 September 2013 by Mikeb302000
The Flippin Mayor Won't Step Down Despite Pressure
The Republic and further to our earlier post
The mayor of Flippin says he won't resign his post, despite a recent incident in which he accidentally shot out a window in City Hall. At a city council meeting this week, Mayor J.J. Hudson said he wouldn't step down. Councilwoman Stacie Hopper requested Hudson's resignation, saying she'd been contacted by several residents who wanted Hudson to step down. Hudson accidentally discharged a rifle while visiting the police chief's office in City Hall earlier this month. No one was injured, though the incident left a baseball-sized hole in an office window. Hopper says "there's no reason" the mayor should have fired a gun in City Hall. Hudson responded that he wouldn't resign and said the city is moving forward from its problems.
Interestingly, this is not the first time Mayor Hudson has been asked to step down.  Earlier this year he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor drunk driving. But he didn't blow positive for alcohol, it was hydrocodone he was abusing. That makes his honor a junkie.
And there's more:
Hudson pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in a separate incident in 2011 after he was accused of getting into a fight with a 70-year-old man.
What the hell is wrong with the good folks of Arkansas?

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