Skyy Fisher, Slimy Compton School Board Member Who Called Trayvon a 'Faggot,' Served With Recall Papers
Skyy Fisher's podcast rant was the worst we've ever heard from a public official: In a matter of minutes, while talking to his friends on Pigzradio, Fisher managed to call the Compton superintendent a "bitch," Trayvon Martin a "faggot" and an alleged student sex-crime victim a whiny little liar.
CUSD The notorious Skyy Fisher.
Within days, Fisher had crawled into a hole where no news helicopter nor community activist could find him. From within this womb of self-pity, he formally requested a three-month "leave of absence" so he could work on his "health and personal wellbeing."
Margie Garrett, president of the school board, obliged.
That was on May 4. But now that the major media hype has died down, it appears Fisher is trying to hop back on the horse like nothing happened.
Not even a month into his leave of absence, after missing only a single board meeting, Fisher showed up to the May 22 meeting and "caught everybody by surprise," says Najee Ali, executive director of L.A. civil-rights group Project Islamic Hope.
The Compton Bulletin reported that Fisher "returned during the closed session and participated in the remainder of the meeting." This caused board member Marjorie Shipp to actually get up and walk out in protest, telling the local paper, "I think Mr. Fisher is a despicable human being with no integrity, decency or respect. The community wants him to resign, and I agree with them."
Completely ignoring the backlash, Fisher released this statement to the Bulletin:
"I want to thank the community for giving me the opportunity to be a member of this governing board. Over the course of the past few weeks I've had numerous discussions with community members about the recent statements I made on PigzRadio. I apologize again for those statements.
The work to be done in the district is far too important for me to take a leave of absence from the Board of Trustees. I will continue to advocate a streamlined district administration, reforming secondary education, and being the students' number one fan.
I hope my board colleagues can leave their political agendas on Santa Fe Ave and continue to work on moving education forward in the Compton School District."
Even more bizarrely, in another article a couple days later, Fisher defended his heinous Pigzradio commentary by claiming something akin to split-personality disorder:
"I play a character on the show called the Compton Martian. There are a lot of controversial topics and discussions. The Martian has a foul mouth all the time, not me."
But one group of activists, including representatives from the NAACP, ain't buying it.
Civil-rights leader Ali tells LA Weekly that at the most recent board meeting on June 12, Fisher was served with recall papers -- indicating the community's intent to petition for his removal from office.
"He made a fool out of himself," says Ali. "We tried to serve him in the parking lot, but he refused to accept the papers and ran into the school board meeting, where he told Compton school police officers what was going on."
The school cops then informed activists that they couldn't confront Fisher with the papers while the meeting was in session, according to Ali.
That's when local school-board critic Carolyn Stokes, who hadn't been involved in the recall effort up to that point, took matters into her own hands.
"One little old lady told us to give her the papers," says Ali. "She went up to the mic and said [to Fisher], 'You either come down here and get these papers, or I'll bring them to you.'"
Ali describes how Stokes hobbled up to Fisher's desk on her cane and matter-of-factly handed him the bombshell. (Genius! Because really, what kind of cop wants to pick on a little old lady practicing her Constitutional rights?)
"We all started clapping and cheering," says Ali.
The group now has 120 days to gather the 8,000-plus signatures needed to boot Fisher. According to Ali, their goal is over 10,000, because "we want to make sure that we have more than enough." The initiative would go on the November 2012 ballot.
We've contacted the Compton Unified School District for comment.