Mayor of a Pittsburgh suburb asked police to hose down protesters with water cannons

Karen Peconi is the mayor of Arnold, a suburb of Pittsburgh.

Her posts surfaced Monday with messages urging officers to hose down protesters, along with a historic 1963 image of water cannons being used against demonstrators in Alabama, according to CNN affiliate WTAE.
“I’m posting this so the authorities everywhere sees (sic) this … bring the hoses,” Peconi wrote, according to the affiliate. “They don’t care about jobs for PGH … none of them work now. That’s how they can do this at 7 a.m. Very sad.”

Protesters have taken to the streets for days to demand justice in last week’s killing of unarmed African-American teen Antwon Rose by a white police officer in East Pittsburgh.

Prosecutors charged Officer Michael Rosfeld with criminal homicide Wednesday in the death of Rose, who was shot…

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