‘Horrified’ Missouri Newspaper Owners Resign Over ‘Racist’ Police Cartoon

Co-owners of the Washington Missourian in Franklin County, Mo., resigned in protest Wednesday over the newspaper’s decision to publish a syndicated cartoon that satirizes the defunding of police departments.

“We believe it was racist and in no circumstance should have been published,” Susan Miller Warden and Jeanne Miller Wood wrote about the cartoon in a message to readers. “We apologize to our readers and our staff for the obvious pain and offense it caused.”

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