Gretna Police Department 13 year veteran police officer Charlie Rispoli deserves to lose his job, but probably will not, after he not so coyly advocates for the shooting of a sitting member of Congress on his Facebook page after he got worked up by an obviously fake news report (above).
Obvious to anyone but a RW idiot I should say…
“A Gretna police officer posted a comment on his Facebook page this past week calling U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a “vile idiot” who “needs a round, and I don’t mean the kind she used to serve….
…Charlie Rispoli, who has been on the Gretna police force since 2005, could not be reached for comment, but Chief Arthur Lawson called the post “disturbing” when it was shown to him Friday…
…Rispoli’s comment referred to a fake news story he posted to his personal Facebook page on Thursday at 1:51 p.m. The story’s headline attributed a fabricated quote to Ocasio-Cortez saying, “We pay soldiers too much.” The photo on the post is marked as “satire” and it had been labeled “false” by the website snopes.com on Wednesday, but Rispoli appeared to be upset by it.”
Disturbing? Who the F does the Chief think he is…Susan Collins?
”I will tell you this: This will not go unchecked,” Lawson said. “I’m not going to take this lightly and this will be dealt with on our end. It’s not something we want someone that’s affiliated with our department to make these types of statements. That’s not going to happen.”
Lawson said he does not think the comment constitutes an actual threat, but it appears to violate the department’s social media policy, which he said all officers have read and signed.”
Ah, there’s the out.
So this will be dealt with on their end (no need for the Secret Service to get involved) because it is not a threat and HR will definitely be taking it up… looks like Rispoli might need to burn some of his vacay time.
Tell me Chief Lawson if I was known to be carrying a gun and posted on my Facebook page (if I had one) that you needed to be shot would that constitute a threat?
Rispoli needs to be fired pronto and if you don’t do it you should be next.
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