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South Carolina town protests firing of lesbian police chief
South Carolina town protests firing of lesbian police chief

LATTA, S.C. — Police Chief Crystal Moore was born and raised in this tiny farming crossroads and served as a volunteer police dispatcher while she was still in high school. She became the town's first female officer with a sterling 23-year record on the force — until she was ordered into the mayor's office this month and summarily fired. Mayor Earl Bullard handed Moore a list of seven reprimands citing, among other alleged transgressions, questioning authority and failing to maintain order at a council meeting. But since the mayor was caught on tape condemning homosexuals, Moore and many Latta residents have come to believe she was fired because she is a...

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