Missouri Police Officer Calls Ferguson Protesters ‘Rabid Dogs’ In Facebook Rant
A police officer in Missouri was suspended on Friday after he left five Facebook posts on the Ferguson protesters, including one that read,”These protesters should have been put down like a rabid dog the first night.” According to MSN, the police department in Glendale, another St Louis suburb, said on Friday that it had suspended one of its officers who expressed contempt for the Ferguson protesters on his Facebook account.
[su_center_ad]Matthew Pappert is the latest police officer from the St Louis area in just three days to be suspended for questionable conduct amid the Ferguson protests.
“I’m sick of these protesters. You are a burden on society and a blight on the community,” Pappert wrote in one Facebook post.
“These protesters should have been put down like a rabid dog the first night,” he added.
He also wrote: “Where is a Muslim with a backpack when you need them,” in reference to the Boston Marathon bombing.
In a statement, the Glendale Police Department said it suspended Pappert after learning about the posts on Friday. The Department also cancelled a neighborhood block party for fear it might be disrupted by protesters.
“The matter is being taken very seriously and a thorough internal investigation will be conducted to determine why the posts were made,” the statement read.
I think we can determine “why” already. 6,000 residents populate Glendale which is 97 percent white.
The statement said Pappert’s posts were “absolutely” not shared by the Glendale police or city government.
Press photographers recognized Pappert as one of hundreds of St Louis area police officers called into Ferguson as crowd-control reinforcements.
One photographer clearly recalled him threatening journalists with a night stick, saying: “He was ready to swing at us.”
On Wednesday, a police lieutenant from another St Louis suburb, St Ann, was suspended after he pointed a semi-automatic assault rifle at Ferguson protesters and, in vulgar language, threatened to kill them.
Within hours, two videos of the officer’s conduct went viral on YouTube, prompting the American Civil Liberties Union to demand he be removed from duty.
On Friday, another Ferguson police officer, and a retired Army Sgt. Major, Dan Page was suspended after a full hour rant at an Oath Keepers meeting was revealed in which he deems himself to be a “killer” and of course, a Christian. Page has now been relieved of duty and ordered into psychological counseling. [su_sky_ad]