Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Real funny, guy

An East Palo Alto police detective posted a crack (on Facebook, of all places) about killing open carry activists:

"Sounds like you had someone practicing their 2nd amendment rights last night! Should've pulled the AR out and prone them all out! And if one of them made a furtive movement...2 weeks off!!!"

There's a lot of contempt for the movement in the thread in question, but Detective Rod Tuason's casual joking about murdering law-abiding citizens kinda stands out, dontchya think?

In a perfect world, this kind of comment - in a public forum, by one sworn to protect and serve the public - would merit at the minimum immediate termination (of employment) and a psychiatric examination.

Since this is, however, the real world, I don't expect anything to happen to such a stellar public servant. After all, if the act of murdering lawful citizens warrants nothing more than a 2 week paid suspension for the officer involved (as he so helpfully points out in his post), then cracking a joke about it probably won't even raise command's eyebrows.

It's one thing to hear this about this mindset from one of the unwashed masses; to hear it from one of the privileged elite themselves is far more meaningful. That he felt comfortable enough to post it on Facebook is also very telling, and makes me think his may not be a minority view.

I'm reminded of a quote from Blade Runner, by Captain Bryant to Deckard:

"You know the score, pal. You're not cop, you're little people."

Found via Say Uncle

UPDATE - It would appear that Detective Tuason is a member of the Calguns community. I just got done reading through this 600+ post thread (he outs himself on page 24). Huge disappointment, to say the very least.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I give him credit for actually having the spine to stand up and take ownership of those words... but that credit comes nowhere close to offsetting those words themselves.

"Disppointing" is, indeed, a polite way to put it.