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Cops and First Responders Fired/Suspended Following Racist Social Media Posts After Questionable Police Shooting Deaths

In the wake of the shootings that have gripped America over the last week several police officers have been fired, suspended and are under investigation for racist social media posts. Let Me give you and idea how our racist paid public servants talk about Black people peaceful protesters and civilians

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We keep hearing “blue lives matter” and seeing racist rants  in response to the Black Lives Matters movement. The first thing I’d like to point out is that there are NO blue people. Police officers are Black, white and every other minority that resides in America when they take their uniforms off.


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There are Black cops who know that out of uniform they are see as a threatening Black man. There is  documented proof of  Black officers harassment at the hands of fellow officers while out of uniform. In fact earlier this year I wrote about  officer Jacai Colson who was shot by his fellow officers here in Baltimore  when they mistook him for a criminal.

The Black Lives Matters movement is  a movement of peace who recognize that all lives matter yet fights to make sure that OTHERS understand that Black lives are included in ALL LIVES. The only thing the movement seeks is for people to be as outraged about the atrocities that happen to minority  civilians at the  hands of police officers as they are when they happen to white civilians.

This is NOT a Black and white  issue, the  struggle  the movement faces is against injustice and  that has no color. Police officers are meant to “protect and serve” they used to be seen as peace keepers in the community. I  grew up in the era of Officer Friendly and  the cops being someone you go to if you were lost or even needed directions. That is not the world my teenage son  grows up in. He lives in a world where there are a sect of  police officers nationwide who adhere to the buddy system behind the “thin blue line” allowing bad cops to stand out.

It’s no surprise that when officers get involved in high profile  shooting cases we often find out they have a history of complaints behind them. Case in point, the officers who shot Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge last week. Officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II have been investigated 5 times in the past seven years over their abuse of power in the field.

Following the  video taped police  shooting deaths of Philando Castile and  Alton Sterling,  two Black men, in  the span of 24 hours the nation exploded in unrest. Protest marches have been going on in every major  city  across the  U.S.as citizens express their outrage at what  appears to be senseless police murders.

Thursday the ‘sh^t hit the  fan’ as they  would  say. As a Black Lives Matters  rally was ending in Dallas, Texas a man opened fire on  police officers. The man who  has been  identified by police as U.S. Army  veteran Mica X. Johnson, shot 13 officers, killing 5 of them.

Suddenly it seems everyone  thinks that we have a race problem in America. Strange, not everyone thought so when Castile and  Sterling  were both  killed. Castile was still buckled in his  seat belt when he died in the car with his 4-year-old daughter in the back seat.

Everyone  has flocked to social media  to  express their  opinions, thoughts and  prayers for the Dallas officers. No one wants to talk about WHY they may have been shot.

In the wake of the shootings that have gripped  America over the last week several police officers have been fired, suspended and are under investigation for racist social media  posts.

Let Me give you and idea how  our paid public servants talk about  Black people peaceful protesters and civilians.

Officer Anthony Venable of the Metro Nashville Police Department was decommissioned Thursday  after  his sensitive and hate-filled comment  on the shooting death of Philando Castile went viral. In response to a post on Facebook stating that the officer involved had  shot  Castile 4 times. Officer Venable  commented ” I would have  done 5″

A Kansas  police officer, Rodney Lee Wilson has  been fired after threatening the life  of a 5-year-old Black  girl on Facebook. The former officer  wrote on the  child’s mother, LaNaydra Williams’ Facebook page “We’ll see how much her life matters soon..” beneath a two-year-old photo of Williams’ daughter, India. “Better be careful leaving your info open where she can be found 🙂 hold her close tonight, it’ll be the last time.” He added.

Overland Park Police Chief  Francis Donchez, Jr. confirmed the officer was fired immediately.

2 Memphis cops have been suspended after posting what appears  to be a racist snap chat  image of a white hand holding a gun pointed towards a Black male figure.

It was a  good move on  the  part of Memphis Police Department interim director Michael Rallings who  later said

“I’m angry, frustrated and disappointed that we continue to go down this path,” He continued, “We cannot survive if we do not work together. We are not your enemy, we are your ally.”

Showing that  he will not tolerate  bad  cops is a good way to help the community build a  stronger  tie with the local  police department. later  Rallings  was  interviewed on the Tom Joyner Morning Show where  he said

As peace officers it’s important to remember of what our true role is. Without our black, white and Latino officers it would be total chaos. They have such an important role. They understand that we have an obligation,” Chief Rallings said.

Officer Bryan Kulhanek of Omaha, Nebraska is on administrative leave pending investigation after posting a long hate-filled Facebook rant. “BLM is NOT a pro black group. They are a anti white police group. They are racist plain and simple. Thousands of blacks are killed by other blacks. Innocent black children are killed in the crossfire. Black police officers murdered. And they are completely silent.” The officer posted on his personal page.

It’s not  just police officers, in South Carolina Capt. Jimmy Morris, a 16-year-veteran  of the South Columbia Fire Department was  fired after making blatant threats on Black Lives Matters protesters.

“Public Service Announcement: If you attempt to shut down an interstate, highway, etc on my way home, you best hope I’m not one of the first vehicles in line because your ass WILL get run over! Period! That is all…” is just one of the messages  he  posted on Facebook.

Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins released the following statement:

The Columbia Fire Department has always had a positive reputation of providing professional standard of public service to its citizens, communities and visitors. We are honored and proud to live and participate in the communities we serve. Unfortunately, a member of the Columbia Fire Department has discredited the reputation of the men and women who serve this Department.

An employee with the Columbia Fire Department has been terminated as a result of conduct unbecoming of City of Columbia employee. This decision was made to ensure our communities that the Columbia Fire Department will not condone or tolerate this type of unprofessional behavior by any employee.

I would like to assure the citizens of the City of Columbia and Richland County that this one poor decision should not reflect the character, dedication and professionalism of the men and women of the Columbia Fire Department.

Officials  have not released his  name, however, a Savannah, Georgia EMS worker who made a Facebook post laced with racial slurs, including the N-word and ended with the phrase “white power.” He was fired on Monday.

Detective Nate Weekley, A 17 year veteran of the Detroit Police  Department has  been demoted after a hate-filled Facebook rant about  Black Lives Matters protesters. “The only racists here are the piece of shit black Lives Matter terrorists and their supporters,” he angrily posted. He has  been demoted back to “officer.”

It’s no wonder minorities feel unduly targeted by  police officers, look at the way they think and act. Why is it so  hard  for  good  cops to understand  that  they only way to stop bad cops is THEM. The  key is  breaking that  code of silence and passivity that allows you to let your fellow officer  commit crimes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thinker, Avid Reader, Couch Potato. Sapphire Hill is a writer from Baltimore Maryland who loves to delve deeper into the whys of everything. Staff writer for 86 Blvd and Badd Magazine. Blogger and talent promoter for Sapphire Spotlight On Talent.

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