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Offline CitizensHaveRights

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TC cop suspended for displaying Confederate flag
« on: November 15, 2016, 08:30:10 PM »
http://www.guns.com/2016/11/14/mi-cop-suspended-after-flying-confederate-flag-at-anti-trump-rally/

Not much to see here, just a guy in a shiny black pickup, with USA and Confederate flags flying in the bed.

With all the things cops do on the job, lawbreaking things, that get swept under a rug, how can they suspend a guy for 1A protected exhibition of a flag at a political rally?

A Confederate Battle Flag is intimidation? Really?
I'm not a fan of cops suing to overturn disciplinary actions, but I want to contribute to this guy's legal fund.
"A well balanced breakfast being necessary to the start of a healthy day, the right of the people to keep and eat food shall not be infringed "  - Who has a right to keep and eat food, The People or A Well Balanced Breakfast?

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Re: TC cop suspended for displaying Confederate flag
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2016, 08:54:26 AM »
Fox 2 Detroit said last night that the cop resigned.

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Re: TC cop suspended for displaying Confederate flag
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2016, 11:40:45 AM »
Forced out of his job, for doing nothing wrong.
For comparison, Timothy Loehmann got bonus vacation months for jumping out of a car and murdering a 13 year old black kid.
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Re: TC cop suspended for displaying Confederate flag
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2016, 09:10:39 AM »
Not so sure he was "forced out".
If he had done nothing wrong there would be zero results after an investigation, right?

 However since in the law enforcement community you can quit a job and the old department can not say anything bad about you to the new department, my guess is that is why he quit.

He is probably already at another department.

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Re: TC cop suspended for displaying Confederate flag
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2016, 01:06:41 PM »
I equate "given the option of resigning with a clean record" with being forced out of the job, or at least "strongly encouraged to go away".
"A well balanced breakfast being necessary to the start of a healthy day, the right of the people to keep and eat food shall not be infringed "  - Who has a right to keep and eat food, The People or A Well Balanced Breakfast?