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Councilman resigns over quip to 'straight blade' protesters



CHESTERTON, Ind. — A town councilman in northwest Indiana has resigned his seat after joking on Facebook that a friend who’s a plow truck driver should “straight blade” protesters blocking his route to work. Chesterton Town Council Member Bob Allison resigned Sunday moments after town Clerk-Treasurer Courtney Udvare released a statement from other councilors urging him to resign. The Chesterton Tribune reports that after protesters gathered Saturday in nearby Hammond to denounce police and the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, Allison posted “Get the snowplows out!” followed by “Straight blade ‘em!” Allison subsequently apologized on Facebook for the comments.  

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