Marshall’s Police Chief has resigned after reportedly directing threats of violence toward those he labeled as “Marxist Democrats” on social media. In a letter released to the public on Saturday, Marshall Mayor Kevin Elliot says Lang Holland’s resignation is effective immediately, and he is no longer employed with the city.
Holland had reportedly been an active user on a social media site known as “Parler.” On Friday, he posted if someone sees a Marxist Democrat in public, they should “not give them any peace. Throw water on them at restaurants. Push them off sidewalks. Never let them forget they are traitors and have no right to live in this Republic after what they had done.”
In his letter, Mayor Elliot said, “The City of Marshall strongly condemns the actions of Mr. Holland in his posts to social media. His remarks in no way reflect City Government or the people of Marshall Arkansas .”
In July, Holland had received attention when he said he refused to enforce a mask mandate issued by Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, calling it a “constitutional overreach.”