Social Michigan cop who had Confederate/KKK memorabilia in home is fired

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  1. Lord Coke

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    This is disgusting. This guy has a right to own whatever historical or political memorabilia he wants in his home. I hope the courts vindicate this man's free speech rights because there is something really wrong when the government gets to decide the political views of its employees.


    https://www.foxnews.com/us/michigan...FY-M2q7FT3AhhBQmPJLhRTIEoZRtqHISGYG3-VjW3QkEc


     
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  2. KONG-D'SNT-TAP

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    Why would any stand up police force want this piece of trash associated with them.
     
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  3. Lord Coke

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    Are you okay with the government while acting as an employer restricting what political views a person can hold? What if Trump fired all the democrats working for the federal government? Would you be okay with that?
     
  4. HockeyBjj

    HockeyBjj Putting on the foil

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    Come on @Lord Coke. This isn't just having some cool war memorabilia that happened to be from the losing side of the Civil War. He framed and hung a kkk application in his home. That's messed up and definitely calls into doubt his integrity when dealing with members of the African American community

    This is beyond just a confederate flag. I wouldn't want a cop with isis stuff hung on his wall either.
     
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    I don't like it because the slippery slope seems real. If he had has any real affiliation with the kkk, then I wouldn't mind, as the oaths are too incompatible.

    But yeah, this is bad precedent.
     
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    KONG-D'SNT-TAP Titanium Belt

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    Liking the KKK is political views now? This just shows what a trash person you are as well.
     
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  7. Lucifer Alpha

    Lucifer Alpha The Catastrophe

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    Meanwhile, Ralph Northam is still governor

    ...or should I say "coon man."
     
  8. Confucamus

    Confucamus Last of the V8s Platinum Member

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    Thinking legally, this officer's associations could put court cases against criminals he nabbed at risk if a good defense team could assert that his bias played a role in an arrest. Now, I believe in free speech. As ass backwards and ignorant as his beliefs are, he's allowed to have them and if he was openly spouting his beliefs in public or on social media, then he should be fired. But if he just had this material in his home, that could set a really bad precedent.

    Either way, I wouldn't mind if this cop got fired. It's kinda fucked how it played out, but I don't really respect anybody who follows the ideal of a racist hate group, be it KKK or BLM, if you're an extremist you have no place in law enforcement.
     
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    Lucifer Alpha The Catastrophe

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    I gotta agree with you here. All of his arrests and summonses are now put into question.
     
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  11. Lord Coke

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    If it came into his work at all I'd be fine with him being fired. But this is in his own house. Remember the government is the biggest employer in this country. If they are allowed to determine what political views are allowed well that is not a good thing. I personally would not think having an ISIS flag alone should be grounds to terminate a government employee as well.

    Government has a dual role as an employer and the State. It has way to much power to be allowed to decide outside of the scope of employment what views its employees may hold because now it is going from its role as an employer to that of the state.
     
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    Save the bullshit, almost every influential Democrat in Virginia and nationwide asked Northam to resign, he instead decided to remain in office.
     
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  13. Lucifer Alpha

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    Until the two people beneath him were embroiled in scandal and would have been replaced by a Republican. Then they said "stay coon man, stay!"
     
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  14. JamesRussler

    JamesRussler You can call me Jimmy

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    I think he should be given his job back, with an apology and a million dollars. The man just likes historical stuff.
     
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    Lucifer Alpha The Catastrophe

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    Maybe he just liked the music.

    You gotta admit...it's catchy.

     
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    VivaRevolution Whoopin' Belt Platinum Member

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    Where is the evidence this guy is a racist and not a history buff?
     
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    VivaRevolution Whoopin' Belt Platinum Member

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    I am outraged if this is all there is to it.

    If there was some accompanying testimony saying this guy was a racist, I don't have a problem with this.

    Although, again we need more information. Did this guy have a WWII, and civil war history collection, or just Nazi and KKK stuff?
     
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    VivaRevolution Whoopin' Belt Platinum Member

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    Wait, his application to the KKK, or a old application to the KKK?

    I wouldn't care if a guy who clearly studies and collects religious history had ISIS stuff hung on his wall.
     
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    I would imagine his KKK stuff is a dead giveaway.
     
  20. Trotsky

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    Hahahaha, @Lord Coke I have to assume you are familiar with the constitutional history of loyalty oaths and purging public employees whose political beliefs supposedly pose a clear and present danger to government interests.

    Being a member of the Communist Party is still a fireable offense for public employees, and you think that it's unacceptable that officers of the law who deal with racial minorities and are expected and constitutionally required to treat them equally can be fired for being white supremacists? There are few government interests higher than law and order and the ability for persons to respect and trust the good faith enforcement of the law. Having KKK cops is a flagrant affront to that interest.
     
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