This is EXACTLY why they wrote that song…
This is going to piss you off. It’s pissing us off right now as we type this.
According to a report on KATV, a Georgia deputy in Houston County named Paul Urhahn has been suspended without pay for comments he made on social media about Ahmaud Arbery, the unarmed Black man who was murdered in a more-than-likely hate crime by 3 white men. On a publicly viewed WGXA Facebook post, Urhahn said the following:
“That criminal arbery still got the death penalty though,” in regards to the sentencing.
Hell ain’t hot enough for Paul Urhahn. Local activists like Eli Porter of the Poor and Minority Justice Association are weighing in:
“That deputy represents that entire department, and for him to say something like that – I’m just… it got under my skin,” Porter said.
Not only was Urhahn was dumb enough to post such a thing, but he was also dumb enough to believe that deleting it would make it go away.
Narrator: It did not
The comment was shared not only in the newsroom but also with the Houston County Sheriff’s Office. An investigation into the incident is what lead to Urhahn’s suspension that is pending termination. Sheriff Cullen Talton broke down all the department violations that officer soup cookie committed.
Page 5 (4A) – An officer must at all times, on and off duty, conduct him/herself in a manner which does not bring discredit to the department or county.
Page 5 (4B) – Conduct unbecoming of an officer shall include that conduct
(2) – Which has a tendency to destroy public respect for employees and confidence in the department.
There would be a LOT of cops fired if departments nationwide adhered strictly to this policy, but alas…