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Public forum interrupted by racist comments, lewd picture

Mayor says city will take action to catch those responsible


Last updated 11/10/2020 at 2:06pm

A live Zoom public forum Monday, Nov. 9, for two Edmonds police chief candidates was interrupted three times by hacker/hackers.

During candidate Sherman Pruitt's presentation, one yelled, "Shut up, pig': another interruption showed a white supremacist. And another displayed a pornographic image accompanied by "STFU."

Pruitt handled it with grace, noting that it's a tense time and people have strong feelings.

The hacking caused moderator Jessica Neill Hoyson, the city's Human Resources director, to take the forum off Zoom and just continue it on TV and Facebook for comments from the other c...

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