A brave Cincinnati police officer is currently being retaliated against for exercising his first amendment rights on Facebook in a post where he speaks out to black folks about police brutality.
Cincinnati police spokesman Lieutenant Steve Saunders declined to confirm the name of the officer, but said that the post was “being reviewed.” What he meant to say is they’re thinking about how they can legally fire the cop for saying something that had nothing at all to do with his own police department or any of its employees.
Yep it has made world wide news now… A message to all my Afro America friends and family. When you are encountered by a white officer make sure that you are in a public place ,and comply to all of their commands, because they are looking for a reason to kill a black man. And always keep your hands in the air, and never resist. I’m so tired of cops using these famous words “I was in fear of my life”. I’m praying for Louisiana that could have been my nephew in B.R.
Every single person who saw what happened in Baton Rouge agrees that Alton Sterling was essentially murdered by an out of control cop who was experiencing temporary Black Person Derangement Syndrome. Alton’s only crime was complying 100 percent with police officers at the time, and he still died at the hands of a panicking and screaming white cop that was terrified by black skin.
The Cincinnati police union is also investigating the matter, and the Sentinel Police Association released a statement saying they hope it doesn’t further inflame police-community relations.
That’s about the stupidest response anyone could make. Cops are shooting unarmed black men en masse and they have absolutely NO reason to do it, yet the cops think that a Facebook post of all things will be the “straw that broke the camel’s back.”
Cincinnati cops had this to say:
The Cincinnati Police Department strives to maintain a culture of professionalism, as well as transparency and accountability for our actions. I am proud of the work of the men and women of the Cincinnati Police Department and our efforts to work collaboratively with the community.
We are aware of a recent post to a commonly used social media site by one of our officers that refers to an interpretation of a law enforcement officer’s actions. The comments that were posted are under review as they relate to our Social Media procedure and our Rules and Regulations.
Give me a break. The cops have time to be Facebook police, but not to actually work on stopping their own people from shooting black people willy-nilly. Officer Vincent’s words didn’t disparage the Cincinnati police directly in any way. It seems his bosses have guilty consciences.
I’m sure that if the cops can prevent people from talking about unwarranted police executions of black people on Facebook, then somehow the unwarranted executions will magically cease.
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