How timely for Mayor Michael O'Connor. Days before Alderman Roger Wilson's campaign announcement to run for mayor, Alderman Ben MacShane posted on Facebook unsubstantiated allegations of inappropriate engagement with the community against Mr. Wilson.

I realize politics is a tough business, but really — where is there any investigation or due process? Since when do ethical politicians publicly post unsubstantiated allegations damaging public servants such as Mr. Wilson?

Mr. Wilson has worked hard serving both Frederick County and now Frederick city. According to him, in his 20 years of public and private service, he has never had a harassment complaint filed against him.

The way these allegations were made are an embarrassment to our Frederick community. We are better than this. Let us have a fair, non-political investigation of the allegations with both Mr. Wilson and the alleged accusers deserving to be heard.

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Greg F

Trumpian troglodytes doing what they do. Smear and defile truth. Lynch those who are different or make them wet the bed in fear of becoming the minority they already are. That’s who you have here.

threecents

I don't think this will hurt Wilson's chances for mayor at all if no real evidence comes forward. In fact it could help his chances. The main I hope we all remember is that we do not want Blaine or Jennifer to return to Frederick government.

FrederickFan

This was handled about as poorly and unprofessionally as it could have been. Alderman McShane brags about being known for social justice advocacy but seems to have forgot the basics of due process. He is also clueless on empowering women and claims there was no one for them to talk to but him - which is stunningly ridiculous.

KellyAlzan

MacSHAME is a rookie politician. And will not be voted to do another term. You’d think he would have learned from watching Ba’lane young hang himself.....

islandcuban

Good LTE .... more than a hit job it appears it was a "VIRTUAL LYNCHING" carried out on social media against an African American politician carried out by his two political opponents ( in the run for Frederick City Mayor) ... who both happen to be white.

It is an eye-opener for all minority groups

mllposey

Hear! Hear! Great LTE!

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