Georgia police officer fired for ‘racist?’ FB post

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Update thanks to a reader: The statement of privilege came from Bloomingdale Mayor Ben Rozier. There is now a petition going around to get rid of the mayor.

A Georgia police officer was fired over a Facebook post about ‘privilege’ that someone or someones didn’t like. He was called a racist for it, WSAV reported.

The decision came after Myrick shared a post, which he said he did not write but copied from another source, addressing “privilege,” the news station reported.

IT’S RACIST???

“Privilege is wearing $200 sneakers when you’ve never had a job,” began the post, which is no longer publicly viewable but was captured in a screenshot that circulated on social media. “Privilege is wearing $300 Beats headphones while living on public assistance.”

The post also cited “living in public subsidized housing where you don’t have a water bill” and the ability to protest “anything that triggers you” as examples of privilege.

“Privilege is sending your kids to school early for the before-school programs and breakfast, and then keeping them there for the after-school program … all at no cost to you … paid for by the people who DO HAVE TO DEAL WITH RISING TAXES AND COSTS!” the post continued, according to the screenshot.

THE OFFICER WAS FIRED

On June 16, Facebook users shared the post and tagged Savannah Mayor Van Johnson, asking how Myrick would be held accountable. Johnson replied that he had “forwarded these posts to the city manager and the police chief for their review and investigation.”

In a June 19 memorandum obtained by WSAV, police Chief Roy Minter Jr. wrote: “Based on my review of this investigation, I have concluded that termination of your employment is appropriate for this matter.” The memo added that Myrick had violated the department’s “oath of office, ethics and conduct” and “social networking and internet use” policies.

THE OFFICER’S INTENT

Myrick disputed the allegations, telling WSAV that the post had nothing to do with race.

“For someone to just assume what I am feeling inside my heart as racism because I am a white police officer is frankly very disappointing,” he told the news station.

According to the department’s internal review, Myrick said “the post was talking about ‘himself’ in some ways,” WSAV reported.

“APO Myrick stated that prior to SPD, he was the director of emergency management for Effingham County,” the department’s transcript summary read. “APO Myrick stated he felt privileged that he was able to take care of his family by reaching out to a resource that was available.”

Even though it is his personal profile, he represents the department, they told him. They insist it’s racist.

Mr. Myrick believes he is a victim of the anti-police hatred now so prevalent.

Regardless of the excuse, how is the post racist??? And a Facebook post?


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SnakeUSMC
SnakeUSMC
2 years ago

TRUTH to a bolshevik communist politician is the same as SUNLIGHT to a VAMPIRE.

I would sue the mayor and all involved personally and then the CITY for abutting my 1st Amn Rights. I am not speaking of 5-10 million but BIG TIME!

BKMart
BKMart
2 years ago

Nothing triggers the triggered like the truth…

Cato the elderly
Cato the elderly
2 years ago

Cities and departments that treat officers like this will reap what they sow. Good luck hanging on to the officers you have and finding new recruits.

Bob Sprinkle
Bob Sprinkle
2 years ago

This “statement of privilege originated from Bloomingdale, Ga Mayor Ben Rozier.

Kevin
Kevin
2 years ago

We will not forget all the (clean up) that needs to be done when the civil war is won.