Top prosecutor quits after social post comparing protesters to Nazis
Kaylynn Williford, a top Houston prosecutor, quit after sharing a post that appears to compare protesters to Nazis.
since 1992. Calin Williford served as a prosecutor with the Harris County District Attorney's Office, eventually becoming trial bureau chief. Eyewitness News learned today. Williford quit after this share on social media. Ah, Facebook account linked to Williford shared a photo from the page. America's Mom. The caption reads in part. Quote. Never forget. Nazis tore down statues. Band Free speech blamed economic hardships on one group of people. Instituted gun control. Sound familiar? End quote in an email to employees d. A Kim Agro quote when speech made in the privacy of one's home or on social media contradicts our core values. We take action. Will not our intent to involve ourselves in employee's personal limes when their social media or private actions publicly contradict and violate this Offices policies. The law allows us as an employer to investigate and implement graduated sanctions ranging from education and counselling up to termination. End quote. It's disappointing, I think is the word for me. Uh, because I got to know Kalen pretty well. Uh, she was when she was one of the most talented lawyers in the office. And, uh, you know, I trusted her in court, uh, to do the right thing, and I don't think there was any indication that any of her court related decisions, uh, that there was any hint of races. Tom Burke is a former first assistant. He now works as a defense attorney, mostly in federal court. He says the D. A s office is like many private employers, there are written policies surrounding a person's presence on social media. You can't make those comparisons so that it was just wrong in every way and a hint that it was related to black lives. Matter was, you know, in this day and time, I can't understand why she did it.