Texas Cop Fired Over Facebook Rant Disparaging People On Public Assistance
A Texas police officer has been fired after using Facebook to call people on public assistance”lazy turds,” and other disparaging remarks. KXXV reports, “Rob Douglas was fired after Marlin PD conducted their internal investigation, according to Marlin PD Chief of Police, Darrell Allen. Allen says they found that Douglas violated the department’s policy.”
Douglass went on a rant calling the needy, “useless turd bags” with “unclean bodies” and mouths “full of bling” whom he encountered on the first of the month in a local grocery store.
While complaining about the poor on shopping day, the officer wrote, “If I ever snap and go on a killing spree, it will be in a supermarket on the first.” Douglas, who admitted to writing the post, was initially put on administrative leave on Monday, then fired on Wednesday for violating the city’s ethics and Internet usage policies, Allen said.
Allen said he got guidance from the city manager and city attorney, then made the decision to fire Douglas. “This is something we just can’t tolerate,” Allen said. Douglas has been with the Marlin Police Department since 2009.
In the KXXV comment thread, “ComeAtMeBro” wrote in part, “This dude hit the nail right on the head.. I think starvation is a great motivator.” Well Bro, the former officer is suddenly extremely motivated right now and possibly trying to get public assistance himself.
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H/T: My buddy @TomCInmidlife with thanks.