Firing its 1st black police officer, this small town waits for the backlash from the world and from a volcano

ACHTUNG! LONG READ.

Orting, Washington is a quaint little small town, home to 8,000. But unlike most small towns, it sits in the shadow of Mount Ranier, an active volcano that can blow any time and take the town with it. But rather than having to worry only about the volcano, the people of Orting have to struggle with race relations after it hired–then fired its first black police officer for stealing: a charge that was never substantiated.

The real question deals with what will blow first: the volcano or the people.

Click to read at: The Washington Post

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