Trump is going to get one of these Congresswomen murdered. This is terrifying. I’m legit scared for them.
— Holly Figueroa O’Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) July 21, 2019
Courtesy of Nola:
A Gretna police officer posted a comment on his Facebook page this past week calling U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a “vile idiot” who “needs a round, and I don’t mean the kind she used to serve.”
The comment, which alludes to the freshman Democrat’s past work as a New York City bartender while apparently saying she should be shot, comes amid increasing scrutiny of racist and violent social media posts by police officers in departments across the country.
Charlie Rispoli, who has been on the Gretna police force since 2005, could not be reached for comment, but Chief Arthur Lawson called the post “disturbing” when it was shown to him Friday.
“I will tell you this: This will not go unchecked,” Lawson said. “I’m not going to take this lightly and this will be dealt with on our end. It’s not something we want someone that’s affiliated with our department to make these types of statements. That’s not going to happen.”
Lawson said he does not think the comment constitutes an actual threat, but it appears to violate the department’s social media policy, which he said all officers have read and signed.
Does not constitute and actual threat my ass!
That is a fucking threat!
Sure perhaps this Rispoli fellow was not planning to shoot Ocasio-Cortez himself, but it only takes one unhinged person reading his post to decide that doing so sounds like a good idea and that young congresswoman ends up dead on the streets.
This guy should be fired immediately!
This by the way is the result of the president attacking members of Congress over and over again.