Board suspends agency director over rifle sticker complaint


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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The executive director of the state human rights commission has been suspended for 15 working days without pay for complaining on social media about a "Black Rifles Matter" sticker on a vehicle in the building's parking lot she believed to be racist.

Commissioners on Friday voted 5-2 to suspend Marti Buscaglia, who must also send an apology letter to the truck's owner, Brent Linegar.

Buscaglia last month saw the sticker on the vehicle and posted a photo of it on the commission's Facebook page asking, "In what world is this OK?" She later removed the post, writing on Facebook that it offended gun owners.