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Missouri Cop Investigated For Offensive Ferguson Facebook Post

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posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 08:44 AM
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Talking Points Memo






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.


But wait, cops can't be racist... They don't try to blur lines. They don't propagandize. They don't cover for each other.




posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 08:49 AM
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You can tell he isn't very good at his job when his planted "evidence" is quite fake.



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 08:52 AM
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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 right out of the gate?

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posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 08:58 AM
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Hang on just a second. I'm as outraged and worked up as anyone about this and if anyone cares to read my posts in relevant threads they'll easily be able to tell.

But, that post is neither racist nor is it offensive. This cannot turn into a witch hunt where reason and common sense are completely ignored.



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 09:02 AM
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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?


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).



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 09:02 AM
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All i see is an idiot posting something dumb, i dont see it as racist at all.


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posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 09:03 AM
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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.



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 09:04 AM
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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.


that many?



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 09:05 AM
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"Remember how white people rioted after OJ's acquittal? Me neither," Catron wrote, according to the television station.



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 09:06 AM
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a reply to: beezzer

Who the hell said anything about jail?
I'm sorry that I believe in impartial justice.



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 09:09 AM
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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.


More likely he'd be fired for trying to pass off a photo of someone else as Michael Brown.



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 09:10 AM
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a reply to: kaylaluv

I doubt anything will happen at all. His superior will call him up and say dude don't do that and that will be all.



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 09:14 AM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: kaylaluv

I doubt anything will happen at all. His superior will call him up and say dude don't do that and that will be all.


Unfortunately, you're probably right.



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 09:16 AM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: beezzer

Who the hell said anything about jail?
I'm sorry that I believe in impartial justice.


I used jail as a synonym for punishment.

(See? I made a stupid post!
)



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 09:18 AM
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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.


Yes those are all valid "MAYBE" but he is already prosecuted as a racist based on "MAYBE". "Maybe" the person who reads his post and interpets it as those things is racist aswell?



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).


Again its equally as racist how its interpeted by the reader or is it ok to profile him because he is white?

Why isn't this guy racist who claims the same thing about Black people rioting or is he an Uncle Tom?


Racism is not going away as long was one side prosecutes the other based on the color of their skin.
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posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 09:22 AM
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Freedom is officially dead in the USA now.

Freedom of speech, no matter how weird or offensive used to be held in the highest regard by liberals, Democrats and the ACLU

It is now considered dangerous by liberals/Democrats/progressives/socialists/aclu

Bye, bye America, hello Amerika



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 09:22 AM
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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.





posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 09:24 AM
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a reply to: interupt42

You're right maybe it's not about race, maybe the cop just can't understand mass amounts of anger spilling into the streets when a hockey team didn't even lose the Stanley Cup.



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 09:25 AM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: kaylaluv



I doubt anything will happen at all. His superior will call him up and say dude don't do that and that will be all.



Serious question, what should be his punishment then?



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 09:25 AM
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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.


So true!

I was thinking the same thing.

The OP is so very mild compared to the stuff people say regularly on ATS

The reason the guys getting in trouble for it is people know who he is, but that is the exact reason people on ATS feel free to speak out, anonymity,
because saying what you think can be a hate crime these days
and land you in a whole lot of trouble.

Just think, I remember the 1960's and 70's

when Democrats and Liberals fought tooth and nail for freedom of speech,

now they fight tooth and nail for punishment for non-PC thought


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