SMH….these cops just can’t stop showing their true colors…
Policeman Praises Darren Wilson For Murdering Mike Brown
An Illinois cop is out of a job after he praised officer Darren Wilson for killing Mike Brown and claiming that he “did society a favor.”
A cop in suburban Chicago was fired Monday for several Facebook posts about the Ferguson, Mo., shooting of Michael Brown, including one saying the officer who pulled the trigger “did society a favor.”
“Hmmm … innocent victim my a–,” Elgin Police Officer Jason Lentz, an 18-year veteran, wrote in one post featuring surveillance footage of Brown allegedly stealing a box of cigars.
“Did society a favor.”
Lentz had been on leave from the department since Aug. 21, when the comments first came to light. His firing was reported by the Elgin Courier-News.
One of Officer Jason Lentz’s Facebook posts after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., in August.
Explaining the decision, police brass said several of Lentz’s posts violated its rules regarding social media use and that his conduct undermined the department’s credibility.
“Our relationship with the community is based upon trust. When an officer violates this trust, action must be taken,” Police Chief Jeffrey Swoboda said in a statement to the Courier-News.
In another post, Lentz sneered at a photo of Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson, a Ferguson native appointed to take control of security there in the shooting’s tumultuous aftermath.
The photo showed Johnson, who is black, making a fraternity hand signal with another young black man.
When the photo first surfaced in mid-August, boneheads on social media — and CNN — wrongly identified as a gang sign.
“This is Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt Ron Johnson,” Elgin wrote. “He’s also in the Chicago Tribune hugging protesters. Just awesome….appears to be the enemy within.”
The Washington Post was among the first to ID the sign as a greeting among members of Kappa Alpha Psi, a black fraternity.
This is the SECOND cop to say something controversial about Ferguson in recent months. Remember the guy who texted that he wanted to “kill the monkeys???”
SMH! It’s still #ArrestDarrenWilson, no matter what anyone writes on Facebook.