Fire chief apologizes for sharing post on shooting looters

Chief Bob Dunovsky – Photo LincolnIl.gov

LINCOLN, Ill. (AP) — The fire chief of the central Illinois city of Lincoln is apologizing for sharing a social media post asserting supporters of President Donald Trump would blow the heads off looters. Chief Bob Dunovsky said Thursday the decision to share the Facebook post was made “without much thought.” The written apology was made to Lincoln Mayor Seth Goodman, the City Council and the city’s residents. The post said looters should target homes with signs supporting Vermont senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders or former Vice President Joe Biden. It noted “they don’t believe in guns.” Vandalism and looting has followed peaceful protests of the death of George Floyd as a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck.