“Controversial” tweets like “I’m going to kill you”. Only libturd weenies would find anything wrong with a cop tweeting that, apparently.
SAN JOSE — For weeks, San Jose police Officer Phillip White had been using his personal Twitter account to vent displeasure over the ongoing protests in Oakland and around the country about the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of law enforcement.
But when his posts turned threatening last weekend, White learned just how far-reaching words can be on social media. The San Jose Police Department placed White on administrative leave Monday as the furor over the officer’s posts showed no signs of abating.
An online petition at change.org demanding his firing gained over 5,000 signatures in less than a day. Civic leaders questioned how he can continue to be an effective cop. Menlo College, where White was an assistant basketball coach, cut ties with him.
The most inflammatory tweets, which evoked the strongest social-media reaction, read, “Threaten me or my family and I will use my God given and law appointed right and duty to kill you. #CopsLivesMatter” and “By the way if anyone feels they can’t breathe or their lives matter I’ll be at the movies tonight, off duty, carrying my gun.”
Needless to say, Officer Phil White is white.