Heisenberg wrote:No, I'm sorry, you just can't say shit like that. My dad was a police officer for 20 years, and if he'd ever said anything like this he'd have been sacked immediately.
In what country? In the United States, we have freedom of speech.
One Degree wrote:Welcome to your totalitarian society where even a sense of humor can cost you your job.
Pathetic, ignorant cowards. Won't even support their own against the thought police.
Yea. It's just gone too far.
Heisenberg wrote:-Police officer gets fired for an open-and-shut firing offence? Totalitarian society! We're all doomed!
Saying something dumb isn't typically a firing offense. The chief of police is black and wants to reform the department, so the former cop in question is something of a sacrificial lamb.
Heisenberg wrote:This officer's joke demonstrated a ridiculous lack of professional judgement and common sense, and undermined public trust in the police.
What's undermined trust in the police is Barack Obama, Black Lives Matter and the media.
Heisenberg wrote:Any British police officer who did the same would be sacked immediately.
Well, Brits are notorious for enforcing decorum. Americans are not.
Heisenberg wrote:The British are devoid of weekly headlines about the police shooting innocent people and getting away with it.
That's because most British police officers don't have guns, and neither do most Brits. Americans have the right to keep and bear arms too.
Finfinder wrote:It may just in fact demonstrate his complete frustration with the fake news and social media mob negatively focusing only on the small minority of bad behavior. Which has done much to the degradation of the 99.9 % of officers who do the right thing.
That's exactly it.
Heisenberg wrote:They are condemned for doing the wrong thing, whether that be killing innocent people, ridiculous heavy handedness with suspects, or in this case, making light of a string of murders by police officers.
There are very few cases where "innocent" people are killed by police officers, and there are very few where the police are charged with murder. Murder is the unlawful killing of another; homicide is just killing.
Pants-of-dog wrote:The thing about firing his guy and not firing police who actually shoot unarmed blacks is that it gives the message that you care about what it looks like, but you don't actually care about stopping the violence.
Well, that's essentially what political correctness is anyway.
"I read a funny story about how the Republicans freed the slaves. The Republicans are the ones who created slavery by law in the 1600's. Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves and he was not a Republican."