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Police Union Declares Anniversary Of Mike Brown's Death 'Darren Wilson Day'

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posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 06:35 PM
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Sorry, but whether it was a clean shoot or not, whether he did nothing wrong or not, this is both incendiary and in poor taste,


A Facebook posting declaring Sunday 'Darren Wilson Day' in this college town brought protesters to the police station on Monday and strong criticism from city leaders.

A post on the Columbia Police Officers Association’s Facebook page, which appeared on the one-year anniversary of the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown by white Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson, called Wilson "an innocent, but persecuted, officer."

The post included a message saying that support for Wilson has nothing to do with race. The author of the post said the police officers organization supports Wilson because of "the fact that he was thoroughly investigated ... and found he did NOTHING wrong." [Source]


Police and poilice unions...well they just ought to know better and be better than this.

What the hell is wrong with people? I swear I'm believing more and more that someone is pulling some puppet strings. Hard.


edit on 8/11/2015 by Blaine91555 because: Removed link causing confusion in this thread.




posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 06:37 PM
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a reply to: ~Lucidity

Believe it...

Many strings dangle from above... glad you finally see the hate and mockery.



posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 06:44 PM
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originally posted by: AlongCamePaul
a reply to: ~Lucidity

Believe it...

Many strings dangle from above... glad you finally see the hate and mockery.


Um. Finally?



posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 06:47 PM
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a reply to: ~Lucidity

There aren't words.



posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 06:54 PM
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This is beyond stupid,i cant wait to hear the excuses for this ....omg so instead of putting out the fire these morons think it is a good idea to fan the flames.......

Or of course this all deliberate and part of the plan to antagonize a portion of the populace into a war with police,after all its not like the police have been acquiring military weapons or anything like that ...



posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 06:56 PM
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edit on 8/11/2015 by Blaine91555 because: Edited out note no longer relevant.



posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 06:57 PM
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a reply to: ~Lucidity

So black lives matter can have mike brown day in ferguson, but this cop, whose life was ruined after an altercation with a known criminal just has to be forgotten?



posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 07:09 PM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6
STAFF NOTE: The Free Thought Project has been the sole source for this "news" and their story includes a reference to a Facebook page which does not exist anywhere outside of the screenshot they use for the story.
The Free Thought Project is bunk big time. Half the time they can even spell or use proper grammar, most of the time their stories are greatly exaggerated and hoaxes. it's all just click bait crap!

Thanks for pointing this out too.
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posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 07:14 PM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6
STAFF NOTE: The Free Thought Project has been the sole source for this "news" and their story includes a reference to a Facebook page which does not exist anywhere outside of the screenshot they use for the story.


No. The post was real and shared 60 times. In fact, they acknowledged it. You know...their screw up.


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Police organization's 'Darren Wilson Day' in Columbia, Mo., sparks protest, criticism

Columbia Mayor Robert McDavid responded with his own Facebook post, calling the police association post divisive.

"Instead, our community and nation need to come together, communicate, and understand," McDavid said on Facebook. "CPOA is a trade organization that is not accountable to the City of Columbia."

The mayor added in his Facebook post that it was not the first time the police group "has reflected poorly on the brave and dedicated men and women of the Columbia Police Department."

About an hour after the protest, a new post appeared on the association's Facebook page, replacing the one from Sunday.


Their own police chief commented on it.


Despite his distancing, the Columbia Daily Tribune reported that about 20 protesters gathered outside Columbia's Police Headquarters amid outrage over the post on Monday.

Columbia's Police Chief Ken Burton, who attended the gathering, told the Tribune that the union's post "was insensitive at best and provocative at worst.

"I found the post offensive, and I thought I needed to stand with the community and say what the police department thinks about it," he said. His department later released its own statement on its website, accusing the union's words of serving "to inflame the emotions of some in our community." [Source]

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posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 07:18 PM
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originally posted by: proob4

originally posted by: burdman30ott6
STAFF NOTE: The Free Thought Project has been the sole source for this "news" and their story includes a reference to a Facebook page which does not exist anywhere outside of the screenshot they use for the story.
The Free Thought Project is bunk big time. Half the time they can even spell or use proper grammar, most of the time their stories are greatly exaggerated and hoaxes. it's all just click bait crap!

Thanks for pointing this out too.


No. This happened.



posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 07:22 PM
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So this is another phumble-phlop story?

Hmmm.




posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 07:23 PM
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the stltoday story is all censored?




posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 07:37 PM
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Why is this in LOL? It happened.



posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 07:39 PM
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In a fresh post by the union Monday afternoon, the union defended their message while saying it had been misinterpreted.

"CPOA supports Officer Darren Wilson and all law enforcement officers who endure similar situations," they stated.


NY Daily News

Columbia MO Police Officers Association Facebook Page
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posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 07:43 PM
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a reply to: ~Lucidity

If the police are expected to act professional, this is far from it. Whether Wilson was right or wrong for shooting Brown, the police chief and the union should have notified the entire police force after the shooting incident that there would be repercussions if anyone tweeted anything about the Brown case. Anyone with half a brain would know discussing it online would reflect poorly on the Ferguson police department.



posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 08:04 PM
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a reply to: WeRpeons

I can understand the misguided attempt to want to support a brother, but this is over the line. Yeah, that line.



posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 08:10 PM
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Even the New York Times is weighing in...


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posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 08:16 PM
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How does this end up in LOL?

The Facebook profile is real. The post happened.

Columbia Tribune

St. Louis Post Dispatch

NY Daily News

Hell, the Mayor and the UNION ITSELF confirmed that the post existed (from above Columbia Tribune link):



The Facebook post also drew sharp rebukes from Mayor Bob McDavid. McDavid called the post “insensitive and divisive” in his own Facebook post.

“This is not the first time that CPOA has reflected poorly on the brave and dedicated men and women of the Columbia Police Department,” McDavid said in his post. McDavid did not respond to a cellphone message seeking comment late Monday morning.

The police department said in a prepared statement that the post “has served to inflame the emotions of some in our community” as the department works to strengthen its relationships with residents.


From the CPOA's Facebook page:


The CPOA’s post on Sunday regarding Darren Wilson was interpreted in a manner that was not the intended message. In an effort to resolve the confusion, the CPOA wants to say this plainly: CPOA supports Officer Darren Wilson and all law enforcement officers who endure similar situations.


The only people denying the story are apparently the ATS staff?


STAFF NOTE: The Free Thought Project has been the sole source for this "news" and their story includes a reference to a Facebook page which does not exist anywhere outside of the screenshot they use for the story.


Wow.



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