Maryland Official Fired For Controversial Social Media Posts

ANNAPOLIS – An official in Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s administration has been fired for inappropriate social media posts relating to the teenager charged with shooting three protestors in Wisconsin, said Shareese Churchill, Governor’s Spokesperson.

Arthur (Mac) Love IV, who served as Deputy Director in the Office of Community Initiatives, reportedly created several social media posts, one of which was a photo of a white police officer holding two thumbs up, with the caption, “Don’t be a thug if you can’t take a slug!”

Steve McAdams, Executive Director for the Office of Community Initiatives, said Love’s posts were inconsistent with the values of the office.

“Earlier today (Saturday), I relieved this employee of his duties.”

“These posts are obviously totally inappropriate. We fully support the immediate actions taken by Director McAdams to address this matter, said Churchill.

Kevin Craft, administrative director of the Governor’s Commission on African Affairs, will assume these duties effective immediately.