August 23, 2014 10:38 am -

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.

MSN reports:

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]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

43 responses to Missouri Police Officer Calls Ferguson Protesters ‘Rabid Dogs’ In Facebook Rant

  1. Foundryman August 23rd, 2014 at 11:03 am

    One of the problems we have with the police is the fact they are suspended and not fired for inappropriate behavior. They should be fired, they should all know they are expected to know the standards are far higher for public servants than a run of the mill bigot. We don’t need to hear their excuses, we just want them gone.

    • Guy Lauten August 23rd, 2014 at 11:43 am

      the hell with firing them. They would only get another police job elsewhere. These criminal cops need to be sued for everything they own, including their liberty. Want these acts of police thuggery to stop? Nothing like jail time and loss of property to get someone’s attention.

  2. gingerdog August 23rd, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Rabid dogs are, now, offended.

    • Anomaly 100 August 23rd, 2014 at 11:17 am


    • jasperjava August 23rd, 2014 at 12:08 pm

      Right-wing racist pig.

  3. NW10 August 23rd, 2014 at 11:18 am

    It’s telling that all of these officers are being suspended for being bigots, yet the one police officer who killed an unarmed black young man is still at large.

    • mrsgunka August 23rd, 2014 at 11:25 am

      Out of sight….out of mind, only to return to anonymity later in the thin blue line. “They all look alike!”

    • William August 23rd, 2014 at 2:06 pm


      • Larry Schmitt August 23rd, 2014 at 3:36 pm

        But these are the police, not the government. Obama is the government, isn’t he?

        • granpa.usthai August 23rd, 2014 at 10:45 pm

          THE PEOPLE ARE THE GOVERNMENT, says so right there in one of the Declarations of Independence.

        • William August 24th, 2014 at 1:43 am

          We the people are the government. The President works for us. Local police also work for us.

      • fancypants August 23rd, 2014 at 9:52 pm

        that’s because if the shoe were on the other foot ? there would be huge overcrowds in st.louis jails or the local cemeteries.
        problem solved …right ?

  4. Denise August 23rd, 2014 at 11:27 am

    African-Americans have been dehumanized in this country for 400 years by European Americans. When you don’t view a person or group of people as human like yourself, this is what happens. If the protesters were white, this same officer would call them “heros,” “patriotic,” “standing up for their rights.”

    He should have been fired ASAP, but he won’t be, because his boss and the higher up agree with him. If elected, they should all be voted out of office.

    • neworleans878 August 23rd, 2014 at 1:15 pm

      Good point. Probably thought the nuts at moocher Bundy’s ranch were true Americans.

      • granpa.usthai August 23rd, 2014 at 10:54 pm

        shame that the white republicans are such racist bigots that they threw away the republic for the Nevada crowd, but damned if they didn’t.
        walk away from an armed insurrection while white racist republicans and their LE and Military leaders threaten ‘rule of law’ to justify disarming the rising ARMED BLACK unregulated militias?

        not likely as the battle cry of the joining FREEDOM FIGHTERS will be


    • William August 23rd, 2014 at 2:06 pm

      But just remember it’s not about race. You know? that “fair and balanced” thingy?

  5. uzza August 23rd, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Well that’s the third bad apple we’ve pulled out of the barrel. When are we going to face facts, dump the whole thing in the trash, and get a new barrel?

  6. carol August 23rd, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Him and the others who’s bad behavior has come to light really seem to show a code of conduct in this police department that seems unacceptable. I’m sure this isn’t isolated in that area of the country. There seems to be a major need for change. No wonder there has been so much protesting.

  7. Suzanne McFly August 23rd, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    These idiots need to quit acting like everything is normal and they can continue to live as they always have. The world is watching them because we were not aware of the depths they would go to in order to promote their “whiteness”. They can put the sheets back on and burn the crosses in about a year, but they need to wait for the animosity to cool down.

    • mea_mark August 23rd, 2014 at 1:56 pm

      It is going to take more than time. The awareness of the American public has been awakened. Real change is going to have to happen. I don’t think America can go back to the ‘blissful ignorance’. Reality has to be dealt with. Violence and bigotry in our law enforcement officers is no longer tolerable.

      • Suzanne McFly August 23rd, 2014 at 2:33 pm

        I hope so, this rampant hate is going to destroy us from the inside.

      • granpa.usthai August 23rd, 2014 at 10:26 pm

        agreed, but I doubt you will see any republican supporting anything . The mime is they don’t have to obey a black president, and will not work with one; you can not force them to. laws on the books are meaningless unless it gets them what they want. and as usual, these bad to the bones rough and tough children of the privileged class will demand that we obey them when they are swept back into power because of the lawlessness sweeping our streets. no way I can ever trust or believe another white republican in a position that is suppose to be authority. until each and every armed white racist that was part of the failed overthrow of President Obama is rounded up and brought to justice – which ain’t going to happen.passive resistance, loss of respect for government selective authority, pampering of armed white racist terrorist will take it’s toll. Nevada changed the course of this entire nation – with no turning back.
        the more brutal the lawless rule will become, the more brutal resistance will become. The republic will be destroyed and eventually whatever power claims leadership because America ceased to be freely represented by the vote and opted to be ruled by what you witnessed in Nevada.

        • mea_mark August 24th, 2014 at 8:50 am

          I have a feeling that the militarization of our police departments is going to backfire on the republicans and get a lot of democrats fired up and to the polls. Voting is better than protesting and a lot safer. I hope to see a record turn-out this fall for a mid-term election. It would be nice to surprise the GOP with a thanks but no thanks, see ya later election.

  8. majii August 23rd, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    “He also wrote: “”Where is a Muslim with a backpack when you need them,”” in reference to the Boston Marathon bombing.”

    For this only, he should have been fired because he’s endorsing the use of an act of terrorism against his fellow citizens. I consider these to be very serious words, words one would never expect, or tolerate, coming from a law enforcement officer.

    • Larry Schmitt August 23rd, 2014 at 3:43 pm

      And do these fools think no one else but their “friends” will see this crap they post on facebook and twitter? The whole world can see it. And will.

      • whatthe46 August 23rd, 2014 at 6:55 pm

        what they also fail to understand with all their comfortable ignorance is that they believe all who are “friends” on their FB page is just as racist and share in their twisted beliefs, so they are bound to be outed.

        • mea_mark August 23rd, 2014 at 7:29 pm

          So true. I live in rural central Texas where it is extreme right-wing. I hear the damnedest things sometimes and just kinda nod and let them believe, I believe the same as them. It is about the only way to survive sometimes when your neighbors hate so much and own guns.

          • whatthe46 August 23rd, 2014 at 7:37 pm

            sorry for you. seriously. i would hate to be in that position. my son is bi-racial and no one on either side will dare share hate with me.

          • mea_mark August 23rd, 2014 at 7:42 pm

            If I didn’t live in such an incredibly beautiful place … I just hope that when Texas goes blue the A-Holes won’t feel quite so empowered and protected.

          • whatthe46 August 23rd, 2014 at 8:45 pm

            i’m here in texas S.A. to be exact. north central.

    • granpa.usthai August 23rd, 2014 at 9:26 pm

      in my state, police swear an oath to uphold and defend the law for all persons (don’t make a damn if it’s visitors from another country or not). Evidently St. Louis is an entry point for white racist to enter into law enforcement so they can hide their evil deeds behind a badge that USE TO represent legal authority. Explains why a lot of the white religious leaders stress the obedience to authority stuff. I was raised to believe in that sort of way, so it’s taking me some time to readjust my upbringing POST Nevada. What the white republicans want to do is code the speech to sound like they support ‘rule of law’ like Rick Perry did recently. If there is one white republican official who stood up and denounced Nevada, who has protested to the DOJ, who has sought court orders demanding known white terrorist who took part in the failed overthrow of this legally elected government , please have them stand up and take a bow You cannot turn your back on a failed armed coup and expect the people to swallow the lying horsesh*t of supporting rule of law. Republicans definition of ‘rule of law’ is what you saw at Bundy’s ranch, and they are supporting it every day with their smiling lying little white racist faces . You want the rule of law to be like the Nevada standoff, support white racist republicans

  9. Always Right August 23rd, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    It sure brings out the ugliness in people. Why can’t people express themselves without resorting to hateful talk.

    Luke 6:45

    A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.

    Scary what we harbor in our hearts.

    • willie August 26th, 2014 at 5:52 pm



  10. whatthe46 August 23rd, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    it always amazes me that when protest by black people happen because they believe there was an injustice done, (and when there is a small group) that starts rioting (which of course I don’t approve of)
    they are quick to call them every despicable name in the book and label “them”
    all as violent people to the point where you get the military type
    responses. yet, whenever white people
    (of course not all) get a “win” over a damned soccer game or baseball game
    there’s a riot. cars tipped over and set on fire, breaking
    store front windows. police cars and
    news vans destroyed and i’ve never seen the outcome with the police as we’re
    seeing in Ferguson. do the police call them rabid dogs.

    • Always Right August 23rd, 2014 at 9:18 pm

      They only put on riot gear when they fear for their personal safety. Rioting after a team win or lost is not personal, just stupid behavior after consuming large amounts of alcohol.

      • whatthe46 August 23rd, 2014 at 10:10 pm

        somethings wrong with you.

  11. K. B. Washington August 23rd, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    Fortunately, before Matthew Pappert could get around to murdering an innocent black kid, he had managed somehow to expose himself as nothing but a racist fool. God be thanked for that. Now, let Police Departments everywhere begin to vet potential officers more thoroughly by focusing on their social background and mental state. That way they can ensure that recruits hired will be able to cope with the demands of their duties without having to kill the very children they are sworn to protect.

    Besides, all Police Chiefs serious about maintaining law and order (not just those trying to protect killer cops) should conduct regular on-the-job training courses to enable their officers do the best possible job of community policing. In view of recent developments in places like Ferguson and Sanford, such courses should include lectures or sermons on the topic: “Thou Shall Not Kill Innocent Black Boys.”

    • whatthe46 August 24th, 2014 at 12:21 am

      nicely said

    • Always Right August 24th, 2014 at 9:50 am

      Parents should also teach their children that the police are the authority and it serves no good purpose for you to challenge that authority, whether you are right or wrong.

      Respect needs to be earned on both sides.

      • Carla Akins August 24th, 2014 at 10:00 am

        My children were taught to be respectful of all person regardless of position, but I absolutely taught them to always question authority. Mindless blind-faith is not an admirable trait and makes victims of people.
        But my kids are white, so they are not randomly stopped by law enforcement nor subjected to profiling. The fact that parents of black children have to teach them their children to behave in a different manner in order to live through a traffic stop or any public interaction is unacceptable by any standard.
        Everyone in America has the right to be free of police harassment, to move freely through public spaces and assumed innocent.

        • willie August 26th, 2014 at 5:47 pm

          COMMENT OF THE WEEK..:)

  12. nyjets79912 August 24th, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Well, when you use a gun to break the door down of a store, loot and destroy a business, and shoot at police, rabid dogs are probably too polite a term to use.

    • Carla Akins August 24th, 2014 at 11:17 am

      I’m sorry that you did not learn the difference between criminal looters and the 1st amendment right to protest. These are not the same.