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Mon Jul 22, 2019, 10:37 PM Jul 2019

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

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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Maybe more people will learn from this incident that Tobin S. Jul 2019 #1
Cops. (n/t) Iggo Jul 2019 #2
stereotyping Skittles Jul 2019 #3
That's who they are. That's what they do. Iggo Jul 2019 #4
so, if a black man commits a crime Skittles Jul 2019 #5
I'm saying that's what cops are and that's what they do. Iggo Jul 2019 #6
I think the point is that profiling people no matter what the reason be it cstanleytech Jul 2019 #9
That seems dumb, I have no problem with profiling people with certain jobs... Humanist_Activist Jul 2019 #30
you need help Skittles Jul 2019 #21
Well, here's a photo of the comment ck4829 Jul 2019 #23
and??? Skittles Jul 2019 #24
Apparently yes, it is. The person you first responded to posts those remarks just about every time. Jedi Guy Jul 2019 #26
Did the black man voluntarily join an organization known for rampant corruption... Humanist_Activist Jul 2019 #29
Rispoli should be in the Secret Service lockup for threatening a govt officials life Submariner Jul 2019 #7
100% agree larwdem Jul 2019 #16
Filth. Dawson Leery Jul 2019 #8
They wanna be just like Poopyhead tRump. Nt BootinUp Jul 2019 #10
Up next on Fox, two crime experts discuss...n/t hibbing Jul 2019 #11
Nice start. when do they get interviewed by the Secret Service for threats against a representative? Xipe Totec Jul 2019 #12
Very odd it's taking so long, almost looks as if they are ignoring it altogether. Judi Lynn Jul 2019 #15
Agreed Sherman A1 Jul 2019 #17
I believe... Wuddles440 Jul 2019 #19
Point taken. Moot, but taken. nt Xipe Totec Jul 2019 #22
It's not at all a moot point, Secret Service doesn't have jurisdiction here. Jedi Guy Jul 2019 #27
Don't civilians get prosecuted for this? EndGOPPropaganda Jul 2019 #13
Don't forget how incredibly gullible they are. JohnnyRingo Jul 2019 #14
It's terrible that people think like this MissMillie Jul 2019 #18
Greta police blockaded a bridge after Katrina - and prevented people from escaping NO jpak Jul 2019 #20
Kick ck4829 Jul 2019 #25
K&R Scurrilous Jul 2019 #28
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