The Blue Arkansas Blog has posted an email from Joe St. Columbia which blames Helena's troubles on letting the "Monkeys in to run the zoo." See Helena City Councilman: (Black) City Officials Are "Monkeys" Running "The Zoo."
Of course, this is not the first occasion on which a city council member from ward two has made derogatory remarks about black folk. Jay Hollowell equated many of Helena's troubles with having an "Afican American Mayor." See Email Below: