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Police chief in Arkansas resigns after calling for violence against Marxists on social media


David Matthews

New York Daily News

An Arkansas police chief who called for violence against Democrats on social media in the wake of the presidential election has resigned.

According to CNN, former Marshall, Ark. police chief Lang Holland made several questionable social media posts last week including ones about the Qanon conspiracy theory, multiple ones saying Democrats should be killed and several claiming the election was being stolen.

“Death to all Marxist Democrats,” Holland posted on Parler. “Take no prisoners leave no survivors!!” Parler is a popular social media platform for right-wing and conspiracy-tinged social media users who have left Twitter and Facebook.

“I pray all those in that picture hang on the gallows and are drawn and quartered!!!! Anything less is not acceptable,” he captioned an image of prominent Democrats like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in prison jumpsuits.

Kevin Elliott, the mayor of Marshall, an Ozarks town with a population of about 1,300 people, said Holland resigned on Saturday.

“The City of Marshall strongly condemns the actions of Mr. Holland in his posts to social media,” Elliot said in a statement. “The Marshall community does not in any way support or condone bullying or threats of violence to anyone of any political persuasion…the Marshall Police force is here to serve and protect EVERYONE.”

“It’s not acceptable for the City of Marshall,” he said. “We don’t care if you’re Republican or Democrat. You’re a voice and you have a right.”

In July, Holland refused Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s statewide mask mandate.

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