Torpy: Color DeKalb a mess

In recent years, a number of DeKalb elected officials – all of them black – have fallen under suspicion of corruption.

Last week a DeKalb elected official came right out and admitted pocketing $60,000 of the taxpayers’ money in a kickback scheme. And who was it? Elaine Boyer, the board’s sole Republican, a white woman from North DeKalb who styled herself as a good-government watchdog.

Which led former DeKalb District Attorney J. Tom Morgan to observe: “It’s not about race, it’s about opportunity.”

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