Police Officers’ Facebook Page Posts Controversial Memorial Of Michael Brown

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This is from Opposing Views.

I had to share this.

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A popular page on Facebook, entitled ‘Police Officers,’ recently posted a controversial memorial of Michael Brown, the teen who was killed last year by a cop in Ferguson, Missouri.

The fake memorial reads:

There once was a thug named Brown
Who bum-rushed a cop with a frown
Six bullets later
He met his creator
Then his homies burnt down the town

The Facebook page’s administrator page wrote in the comments section:

Mike Brown chose his path, one that has lead this country into complete divisiveness. He’s not a martyr, he was a thug, who robbed a clerk and then made the adult choice to fight a cop, of which he intended to murder.

Mike Brown and his cronies have been responsible for the perpetuation of a movement founded in thuggery and lies.

At the end of the day, the person truly responsible for the killing of Mike Brown is Mike Brown himself.

There were over 3,000 “likes” for this posting, but The Free Thought Project notes that some police officers were offended by it.



NYC police union launches campaign to keep mayor away from funerals

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This is from Yahoo News.

I must say I am in 100% in agreement with the union for the police officers.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said some pretty shameful things about police officers and needs to be barred from a fallen officer’s funeral.



NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York’s police union is showing its displeasure with Mayor Bill de Blasio and the head of the city council by starting a campaign to keep the two politicians away from funerals of fallen officers.

The campaign follows harsh criticism of de Blasio by Patrick Lynch, the head of the union, who said the mayor had failed to support the police after a grand jury decided against indicting a white officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

Since the grand jury decision on Dec. 3, protesters have taken to New York streets to vent their anger over Garner’s death in July and to call for reforms in how police use force.

New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association posted a form on its website, for members to sign, that requests that de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito keep away from funeral services should an officer die in the line of duty.

The mayor and other senior city officials traditionally attend the funerals of fallen officers.

The form, entitled “Don’t Insult My Sacrifice”, accused the pair of “consistent refusal to show police officers the support and respect they deserve.”

In response, de Blasio and Mark-Viverito released a joint statement saying the union’s campaign was divisive. “Incendiary rhetoric like this serves only to divide the city, and New Yorkers reject these tactics,” local media quoted them as saying in the statement.

De Blasio has made it clear that he is concerned by Garner’s death and how police treat African-Americans in general. Immediately after the grand jury’s decision in the Garner case, the mayor said he had warned his bi-racial son Dante to take special caution in any dealings with police officers.

Largely peaceful protests have also taken place nightly in major U.S. cities since a grand jury returned a no indictment decision after a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in August.

The protests have intensified since the decision on the Garner case, and other police shootings in New York, Cleveland and elsewhere.

Bill O’Reilly Cuts Vacation Short to Deliver What May Be the Most Passionate Evaluation of Ferguson

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This is from the Independent Journal Review.

I stopped watching The Factor because Bill has slipped off the deep end.

However, he is spot on in his observations about Ferguson.


Bill O’Reilly opened his show last night with a direct and fiery indictment of the mainstream press coverage of the Ferguson shooting and subsequent reactions to the protests and riots.

After summarizing the main points of the situation, with which he is clearly frustrated, O’Reilly concluded with this statement:

“What happened to Michael Brown should never happen to any American. What happened after his death should never happen in this country. But it is happening, and only the truth will overcome the chaos.”

Most Americans, regardless of what side of the aisle they stand on, would agree that what happened and is happening in Ferguson, Missouri, is tragic. But responding with more violence and divisiveness and force does nothing but make the situation worse.

Our legal system exists for a reason; if we don’t let it do its job, how can we expect justice to prevail?

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