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Mon Jul 22, 2019, 10:37 PM

Two Police Officers Are Fired Over Facebook Post Saying Ocasio-Cortez 'Needs a Round'

Source: New York Times

Two police officers in Gretna, La., were fired on Monday, four days after one of them referred to Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a “vile idiot” on social media and suggested that she should be shot.

Chief Arthur Lawson of the Gretna Police Department announced the terminations, saying that Charles Rispoli, the officer who wrote the Facebook post, and Angelo Varisco, who liked the post online, had violated the department’s social media policy.

“This incident, we feel, has been an embarrassment to our department,” Chief Lawson said at a news conference. “These officers have certainly acted in a manner which was unprofessional, alluding to a violent act to be conducted against a sitting U.S. congressman, a member of our government. We’re not going to tolerate that.”

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/22/us/gretna-police-charlie-rispoli-aoc.html

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Reply Two Police Officers Are Fired Over Facebook Post Saying Ocasio-Cortez 'Needs a Round' (Original post)
peoli Jul 22 OP
Tobin S. Jul 22 #1
Iggo Jul 22 #2
Skittles Jul 22 #3
Iggo Jul 22 #4
Skittles Jul 22 #5
Iggo Jul 22 #6
cstanleytech Jul 22 #9
Humanist_Activist Jul 24 #30
Skittles Jul 23 #21
ck4829 Jul 23 #23
Skittles Jul 23 #24
Jedi Guy Jul 23 #26
Humanist_Activist Jul 24 #29
Submariner Jul 22 #7
larwdem Jul 23 #16
Dawson Leery Jul 22 #8
BootinUp Jul 22 #10
hibbing Jul 22 #11
Xipe Totec Jul 23 #12
Judi Lynn Jul 23 #15
Sherman A1 Jul 23 #17
Wuddles440 Jul 23 #19
Xipe Totec Jul 23 #22
Jedi Guy Jul 23 #27
EndGOPPropaganda Jul 23 #13
JohnnyRingo Jul 23 #14
MissMillie Jul 23 #18
jpak Jul 23 #20
ck4829 Jul 23 #25
Scurrilous Jul 24 #28

Response to peoli (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 10:42 PM

1. Maybe more people will learn from this incident that

you just can't do shit like that.

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Response to peoli (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 10:43 PM

2. Cops. (n/t)

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Response to Iggo (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 10:46 PM

3. stereotyping

fuck that noise

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Response to Skittles (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 10:49 PM

4. That's who they are. That's what they do.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 10:53 PM

5. so, if a black man commits a crime

we can say: "Black men (n/t). That's what they do."

you are OK with that? Fuck that shit.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 10:56 PM

6. I'm saying that's what cops are and that's what they do.

Whatever you think about black people is your own problem.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 11:18 PM

9. I think the point is that profiling people no matter what the reason be it

their race or the job they do is a bad idea.
That aside I will grant you that a number of police departments in this country do have problems and its being caused mainly I believe by lax standards in recruitment followed by poor training.
Edit: Not to mention how poorly officers are held accountable for their actions by a number of police departments as well as varies politicians.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 04:21 AM

30. That seems dumb, I have no problem with profiling people with certain jobs...

I mean, I doubt hitmen aren't murderers, same for mercenaries. Also, I strongly disagree, its not lack of training, its institutional corruption that where the rot starts in the head, its baked into the job.

Hell, where I live, there are 2 police unions, one for white officers and the other for black officers. They are mostly at odds with each other. The white officer union is encouraging its members to adopt the blue line Punisher logo in their social media, because that's precisely how they view themselves, as "badass" murderous vigilantes. They also have a tendency to behave that way as well.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 04:54 PM

21. you need help

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Response to Skittles (Reply #21)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 06:34 PM

23. Well, here's a photo of the comment

?

Kind of telling how they're all giggling at the comment rather than being outraged.

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #23)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 06:35 PM

24. and???

does he now represent ALL cops? Is this kind of stereotyping considered OK?

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Response to Skittles (Reply #24)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 10:09 PM

26. Apparently yes, it is. The person you first responded to posts those remarks just about every time.

I've tried before to make the point you're making, and it never goes well. So kudos for fighting the good fight, but you won't find a receptive audience for it, unfortunately. But you're exactly right, it's the same sort of bogus thought process that underpins racial bias. "A person who is X did this, therefore all people who are X are like this." And then people wonder why the left is perceived as anti-cop...

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Response to Skittles (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 04:16 AM

29. Did the black man voluntarily join an organization known for rampant corruption...

white supremacy and violence that operates with little to no oversight?

Seriously, you insult every black man murdered by police officers who will never face justice.

For fuck's sake, look around you, anyone with any inkling of awareness should be made aware of the fact that most police forces in this country, particularly in the largest cities, are institutionally corrupt.

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Response to peoli (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 11:03 PM

7. Rispoli should be in the Secret Service lockup for threatening a govt officials life

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Response to Submariner (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 01:41 AM

16. 100% agree

getting off easy

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Response to peoli (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 11:13 PM

8. Filth.

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Response to peoli (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 11:32 PM

10. They wanna be just like Poopyhead tRump. Nt

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Response to peoli (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 11:50 PM

11. Up next on Fox, two crime experts discuss...n/t

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Response to peoli (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 12:27 AM

12. Nice start. when do they get interviewed by the Secret Service for threats against a representative?

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #12)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 01:29 AM

15. Very odd it's taking so long, almost looks as if they are ignoring it altogether.

I wonder if Trump can block protection for these women....

You know he really WANTS Democrats to drop dead, and would like to help it along. He's nothing if not evil.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #12)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 06:17 AM

17. Agreed

They certainly should be interviewed and charged if the evidence supports doing so.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #12)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 10:18 AM

19. I believe...

that the Capitol Police and possibly the FBI would investigate such threats, not the Secret Service (executive branch responsibilities).

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Response to Wuddles440 (Reply #19)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 06:24 PM

22. Point taken. Moot, but taken. nt

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #22)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 10:15 PM

27. It's not at all a moot point, Secret Service doesn't have jurisdiction here.

They can't very well investigate a threat against someone they're not protecting. That'd be like LAPD investigating a crime that took place in Las Vegas. Expecting them to do so is nonsensical.

Also, just because it hasn't been reported that Capitol PD and FBI are investigating doesn't mean they aren't actually doing so, you know...

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Response to peoli (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 12:42 AM

13. Don't civilians get prosecuted for this?

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Response to peoli (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 01:06 AM

14. Don't forget how incredibly gullible they are.

That level of stupid assery alone should disqualify them from a job with a gun. Just believing an article saying that any politician in the country would complain about soldiers pay is a new level of dumb ass.

To be fair, their republican buddies have been so busy demonizing The Squad, perhaps they thought they really were that unpatriotic. Still, something that ridiculous should be fact checked before threatening to shoot someone. Enjoy your new career at the mall.

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Response to peoli (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 08:47 AM

18. It's terrible that people think like this

It's terrific that they're too stupid to keep it to themselves. No guessing game involved.

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Response to peoli (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 10:34 AM

20. Greta police blockaded a bridge after Katrina - and prevented people from escaping NO

at least they didn't shoot them like they did over at the Danziger bridge.

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Response to peoli (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 06:57 PM

25. Kick

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Response to peoli (Original post)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 03:20 AM

28. K&R

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