Black people in America are being beaten up, shot, and murdered on an almost daily basis, and it’s not by some rogue criminal group. It’s by the cops themselves. In 2015, according to official reports, the police killed 102 unarmed black people. The actual number is expected to be higher due to misreporting.
Terence Crutcher, Philando Castile, Paul O’Neal, Alton Sterling, Deravis Rogers, David Joseph; the list of murdered men is endless, and continues to grow with each passing day. So, with all this unrest in mind, you’d think that any new police officer enrolled into the force would be keen to help improve the police’s image.
Enter, Melissa Adamson. Adamson was a part time police officer in Pennsylvania, who just lost two jobs after posting a racial slur to her Snapchat account. So exactly the opposite kind of person the US police should be concentrating on hiring, then.
Head over to the next page to see Adamson’s response to the incident, and to see how the Mayor’s Office responded on Facebook.
Dressed in a Pitcairn police uniform, Melissa
In response to the racially insensitive Snapchat, McKeesport Mayor Michael Cherepko posted the following statement on Facebook:
“As mayor of the city of McKeesport, I feel compelled to publicly address an issue that has come to my attention via social media. A past social media post surfaced just a few hours ago involving a recently hired part-time police officer, who has been in training as a probationary employee for just a few weeks. This post displays a degree of conduct and character that is far different from what I would expect from an officer in this city. It is absolutely unacceptable. Without hesitation, my office and the police chief’s office immediately concluded that this officer’s actions will not be tolerated in the city of McKeesport. She has been relieved of her duties, and her employment has been terminated.”