We won’t make any judgments about the CPOA, our local police union and Fraternal Order of Police – Lodge #26. You can judge for yourself. It is important to have some insight into how our local police see the events in Ferguson and how they likely view the citizens of Columbia.
Here are a few things to look for while perusing the following posts…
- The use of the term “Hug-A-Thug”
- Citing of questionable and often xenophobic, “click-bait” sources like LibertyNewsOnline.com, MrConservative.com, TheFederalistPapers.org, TheTruthAboutGuns.com, etc. Take a look around some of these sites and judge them for yourself.
- The sometimes “colorful” comments from followers which include “PANTS UP!! DON’T LOOT!!” and instructions for inserting earplugs in a bad guy’s ear with a .45 caliber pistol.
The CPOA leadership has garnered national attention in the past for Facebook posts that were seen by many as indicating racial bias.
It seems that it would be better for everyone involved, both police and the public alike, for the CPOA to work to ease racial tensions in this troubling time. All we can hope for is an honest, transparent, and just investigation into the incidents in Ferguson.
The following posts are from the CPOA’s Facebook wall.