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A police officer in Kansas City, Mo. is facing internal review after he reportedly posted an inflammatory message on Facebook about the slain Ferguson, Mo. teen whose death has led to mounting chaos.
Televison station KCTV reported on Monday that Kansas City Police Department Officer Marc Catron posted a picture to his Facebook page along with this caption: "I'm sure young Michael Brown is innocent and just misunderstood. I'm sure he is a pillar of the Ferguson community."
The photo depicted a black man with a wad of money in his mouth, pointing a gun at the camera. But the photo wasn't of Brown at all. It was of a man in Oregon accused of murder.
Catron also reportedly posted about the violence that has erupted in Ferguson since the fatal police shooting. "Remember how white people rioted after OJ's acquittal? Me neither," Catron wrote, according to the television station.
originally posted by: interupt42
a reply to: Kali74
The guy made an idiotic post but why does it have to be racist?
He is a Cop and ussually deals with arresting people who always claim innocense.
I'm not saying he isn't racist but why does it always have to come to racism?
"Remember how white people rioted after OJ's acquittal? Me neither," Catron wrote, according to the television station.
Maybe he thinks "all blacks look alike", so he thinks we won't know that this isn't Michael Brown OR, he is trying to say that all young blacks are criminals (like the man in his picture), so Michael Brown must be a criminal too.
Also, the statement he made about whites not protesting over the acquittal of O.J. Simpson implies vague racism IMHO (whites don't cause as much "trouble" as blacks).
originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: Kali74
If people were jailed for idiotic posts, then there'd only be 3 members on ATS.
And all of them would be the same person who forgot his passwords.