Texas Prosecutor Resigns After Facebook Post About Nazis

Law360 (June 29, 2020, 8:57 PM EDT) -- A Houston-area prosecutor resigned Monday after sharing a Facebook post appearing to compare protesters demonstrating against police brutality and racial inequality to Nazis who "banned free speech" and "tore down statues," emails from the Harris County District Attorney's Office show.

Kaylynn Williford, former trial bureau chief under District Attorney Kim Ogg, shared a post showing a purported photo of wedding bands removed from Holocaust victims beneath a caption that quickly drew condemnation online as an offensive comparison between Nazis and Black Lives Matter protesters taking to the streets after the police killing of George Floyd.

"Never forget, Nazis tore down statues,"...

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