Telfair’s punishment is woefully inadequate
Former Petersburg city attorney Brian Telfair engaged in an act of racial animus. Because he was supposedly under pressure to cancel a Petersburg City Council meeting, he invented a redneck who allegedly threatened city officials. In reality, he had another employee buy a burner phone and he made the threat himself.
The result? A short criminal sentence — even though he admitted what he did. And now the Virginia State Bar has suspended his law license for 90 days. Well, whoop dee do. If the races had been reversed, politicians would be pontificating, so-called social justice groups would be threatening lawsuits, and advocates would be marching in the streets.
How can we wonder how our country is so divided? Racism works both ways, no matter what some on the left would have us believe. And for those who think Telfair’s short suspension is adequate, shame on you. This type of racism, no matter the races involved, has no place in our country. Telfair’s punishment is woefully inadequate.
ALYSON ROSS. PROVIDENCE FORGE.