Of course. It’s in my state. A Talladega, Alabama police officer has been fired for sharing racist memes of Michelle Obama on Facebook.
— TheBlackWatch (@NuBlackVision) November 20, 2016
He posted a meme about Michelle Obama being “fluent in ghetto.” This racism is uncalled for. Police officers should be an example. This is some embarrassing behavior.
Talladega city manager Patrick Bryant said:
“We will not tolerate that kind of conduct by any employees. We take very seriously our responsibility to treat everyone equally and equitably. … We have to make sure we take steps for the community to trust us.”
“For the police especially, they have to guarantee the rights of everyone, regardless of race, creed, gender, religion, etc. Any time someone makes a statement like that that is biased, insensitive or derogatory, that reflects negatively on the department and all agencies of the city,” the city manager added. “Our responsibility is to our residents, to provide service to everyone. That especially includes law enforcement. The community trust them to provide a vital service fairly. If a comment or post reflects a level of bias that says they cannot provide that service fairly, then we have to act.”
Glad this idiot got fired. Some people don’t realize that what they post online can be found by anyone, including your boss. Think before you share, people!
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