Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News Editorials & Other Articles General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

irisblue

(33,179 posts)
Wed Nov 15, 2023, 04:56 PM Nov 2023

Surprise! CPD police union chief is racist

Cross post from the AA Group

https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/local/2023/11/15/columbus-police-union-presidents-posts-under-investigation-jeff-simpson-fop-ohio-jason-aldean/71571963007/
Title-

C-bus Oh Police union president made 'racially insensitive' remarks on social media, complaint says


snip-"The president of the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police is under investigation after a complaint alleging he made racially insensitive comments on social media, according to a copy of the complaint obtained by the Dispatch.


snip-"The issue revolves around Simpson's response to posts about the Jason Aldean song, "Try That in a Small Town." The song and music video drew wide criticism for lyrics and images that invoke racism, with the music video being shot in front of a courthouse where a lynching took place.


snip-"Simpson replied, saying, "I hope this song goes to #1. The tolerant left is off the hook. People need to stand up and not be moved. Keep fighting for this country."

Simpson commented in response, "back in the day that was the penalty you got for doing really bad things. Today you get nothing."

More there & no pay wall.

]
[If only the CPD did not have Mayor Ginthers testicles in a jar at the FOP office]


1 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
Surprise! CPD police union chief is racist (Original Post) irisblue Nov 2023 OP
Unfortunately, expected yankee87 Nov 2023 #1

yankee87

(2,246 posts)
1. Unfortunately, expected
Thu Nov 16, 2023, 04:34 PM
Nov 2023

I have no expectations when it comes to police anymore. I have a few friends and family with NYPD. I’d love to say they all aren’t assholes, but one really is.
I’ve played golf, chess, drank with them in my younger years.
But nothing would surprise me now.

Latest Discussions»Region Forums»Ohio»Surprise! CPD police unio...