Thirteen Philadelphia Officers to Be Fired for Facebook Posts

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Thirteen Philadelphia police officers will be fired after the racist and offensive comments they wrote on social media were exposed, according to officials.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said during a press conference on July 18 that over a dozen police officers will be suspended for 30 days with the intent to dismiss them over the comments they made on Facebook, KYW-TV reported. 

In June, 72 police officers were placed on administrative leave after watchdog group The Plain View Project uncovered the offensive posts made by Philadelphia police officers and other officers across the US. 

Ross said the group found over 3,000 offensive posts made on Facebook by 328 active-duty Philadelphia police officers that date back to 2010, according to KYW-TV. Some of the Facebook posts included Islamophobic posts and racist memes. Four police officers will receive 30-day suspensions while keeping their jobs and three of the officers will…

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  • valerieking325

    “These posts are disturbing and unacceptable… we expect professionalism out of every city employee,”

    Unfortunately this is the norm and not the exception and the corporate news media are doing everything they can to make Trumps hate the norm. I personally was glad to hear some of these low-lifes got fired for their hate speech. (Sadly, It actually made my day.) I finish with a quote from every free minded individual’s favorite icon aid about this; and of what America should be.

    “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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