Ferguson Police Officer Placed on Unpaid Leave After Calling Damaged Michael Brown Memorial a “Pile of Trash” … Media creates own MSM Story
So much for the First amendment when you are a police officer … They will get their pound of flesh no matter who it is.
Ferguson police department spokesman, Officer Timothy Zol, has been placed on unpaid leave after calling the damaged Michael Brown memorial, “a pile of trash.” The memorial for Michael Brown, which resides in the middle of the road near the Canfield Green apartment complex, where Brown was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson, was run over by a car. After first stating that he was misquoted, Zoll admitted that he made the statement. For that he was placed on unpaid leave. WOW, UNREAL. I have just one question, what happens if this memorial cause an accident and someone gets injured or killed? Wouldn’t that be ironic. The damn memorial is in the middle of the street, not on the side of it or the sidewalk. How is that even legal?
Most likely the comment, although could have been worded differently, was in reaction to the stupidity of the WAPO to even make this a news worthy issue. With everything else going on in the world that is news, the WAPO wanted to know what the Ferguson police was going to do about a memorial in the middle of the street that was run over by a car. Maybe the officers comment should have been, are you frigging kidding, go report a real story.
Well, at least it is supposed to be …
A Ferguson police spokesman was placed on unpaid leave after acknowledging remarks to a Washington Post blogger in which he called the Michael Brown memorial a “pile of trash,” city officials said Saturday.
One day earlier, the city stood behind the spokesman, Officer Timothy Zoll — claiming he had been misquoted — after an inquiry into the damaged memorial in the middle of Canfield Drive. But officials retreated in a one-page statement issued Saturday.
Zoll was “confronted with the results” of a department investigation into the remarks attributed to him, city officials said.
The officer “admitted to department investigators” that he made the statement attributed to him” and had “misled” superiors about the interview.
The scapegoating by Ferguson PD. Who thinks that Zoll will be fired to appease the black community? A more secure location, You mean like out of the frigging street? Negative remarks do not reflect the Michael Brown memorial. HUH? Who actually thinks fellow police officers think that Michael Brown is a hero that deserves to be memorialized after he attacked and had his way would have harmed a police officer?
“The City of Ferguson wants to emphasize that negative remarks about the Michael Brown memorial do not reflect the feelings of the Ferguson Police Department and are in direct contradiction to the efforts of city officials to relocate the memorial to a more secure location,” the statement reads. The department noted that even after the officer’s initial denial, it “continued the investigation until the truth was discovered.”
Just so that we have the facts correct, let’s get this correct. So Ferguson protesters can call police officers “pigs,”‘ they are allowed to taunt the police, and make death threats against them as well as throw bottles and other objects at them. And of course it was perfectly A-O-K for Ferguson protesters to express their First amendment rights of freedom of speech and chant in Ferguson, Missouri after the ambush shooting deaths of two NYPD officers, “Pig’s in a blanket, smells like bacon.”
But a police officer call the memorial that was run over by a car to a teen who robbed a store, assaulted a store owner, resisted arrest and attacked a police officer threatening to take his gun, a pile of trash is evil. REALLY? Seems like night and day when one compares the two. But only the police are supposed to give in, never the protesters. Hate speech is okay, but not this. How are the police even suppose to do their job when every little thing is going to be examined with a microscope, because one way or another, THEY are going to get a pound of someone’s flesh.
Maybe the police in Ferguson should just go on strike and let the citizens fend for themselves.