KAIT in Jonesboro reports on the Twitter comment seen above about protesters on the I-40 bridge in Memphis. “And they wonder why they are profiled. #idiots.”
The rest of the story is that the tweeter was Wixson Huffstetler, director of parks and recreation in the city of Jonesboro.
Mayor Harold Perrin has suspended Huffstetler without pay for two weeks and directed him to attend sensitivity training. Huffstetler apologized, KAIT said.
Huffstetler said he accepts the disciplinary measure and apologized again Wednesday.
“I love my job serving all youth in Jonesboro’s parks and rec department,” Huffstetler said. “And I hope to rebuild any lost confidence in me.”