Some officers have stepped forward and actually admitted that racism still plagues their departments and that police brutality is something that needs to be handled immediately. Of course, these comments are coming from officers who decided to speak to the media, show their faces and reveal their identities. These officers are also very few and far between. For the officers who are still hiding behind anonymous online handles, many of them adamantly claim that people like unarmed teen Michael Brown and unarmed Staten Island father Eric Garner had their deaths coming to them. Thee Rant and PoliceOne are online forums specifically for police officers, and the websites are revealing the troubling views of some of the people who are still out “serving and protecting” their communities on a daily basis. Here are some of the most cringe-worthy responses to the death of yet another unarmed Black man by police officers:
One comment by Rick445 accused the nation of turning its back on officers in order to honor criminals. He also slammed federal authorities for even launching their own investigation of the case.
“Okay this is bad, right. People are protesting POLICE and honoring CRIMINALS. And now for the multiplier: ‘Federal Authorities will conduct their own investigation.’ i.e. the first one was somehow flawed. ERIC HOLDER you are HELPING tear this country apart and attempting to tarnish my profession. Look in the mirror, do the right thing and RESIGN NOW! President Obama, if he does not do the right thing, do it for him.”
‘F * C K Black America’
Some officers had messages that were inherently racist, but one officer was as open and honest as it can get about his or her feelings about diversity.
“F * c k Black America, their equal or worse than whites, when speaking of Racism…”
“F * c k Diversity, it’s not working and never will work, Water and Oil don’t Mix, no matter how much you try it always separates itself, Diversity only accomplishes one thing, Lazy, Dumb idiots who don’t care about any Position they attain, You Listening Mr. President ?”