“Body bags for these vicious sub-humans.”

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Michigan, Shelby Township Police Chief's post onTwitter. His account is deleted, he is on admn leave, investigation pending. His defenders are asking if his first amendment rights are being violated. He was on Detroit's Police Dept. 7 year and Southfield, Michigan Police Dept - two predominantly Black communities - before hired as Police Chief. What's interesting is this is the opinion of a ranked officer "sub-human" is the main definition of racist attitudes toward Black People.

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Young people are going to hear some good and interesting opinions at the dinner table over this "unfortunate incident". He thought his account on Twitter was anonymous - he should be fired for bad judgement in posting racist sentiments publicly. This may keep ranked officers employed as they delete their accounts, fearing discovery of like opinions.
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There is no 1st Amendment conflict - the Chief can say what he thinks about the people he protects and serves, he just can't keep the leadership job with any police force. No conflict at all. I imagine cities are re-examining their upper echelon Commander's characters; remembering behind closed doors emotional opinions on all of their encounters with residents, Black staff, Black police officers et al. Changing attitudes may simply require sacrifices. It also requires courage. Such men want humans dead.
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He has apologized - and invoked his clean record. I doubt there are many 50 year vets on the police forces of USA with a completely a "clean" record. Afterall, they are human.

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I have biases, but I also have his racist statement. He says it was emotional. I keep seeing the number of bullet holes in Black police victims in double digits. If they lose their badges, it is their own mirror Picture to blame.
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So far, no one has tried to change the subject to all the fine "good" police officers across the entire nation. Not yet.

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~S~
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