2 Police Officers FIRED Over Post Suggesting AOC Should Be Shot

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Two members of a police department in a New Orleans suburb were fired Monday – one for a Facebook post calling U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a “vile idiot” and suggesting that she be shot, the other for “liking” the post.

Gretna Police Chief Arthur Lawson announced the terminations Monday. Officer Charlie Rispoli was fired for a post saying Ocasio-Cortez “needs a round” and not “the kind she used to serve” – an apparent reference to her having once been a bartender.

Officer Angelo Varisco was fired for “liking” the post.

“It’s very disappointing,” Lawson said, adding that the Gretna department trains officers on diversity issues and use of social media — and that officers were undergoing such training this month.

Lawson said an internal investigation began after he was informed of the post by The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate. The newspaper reported that Rispoli’s post included a fake story with a fabricated quote to make it appear as if Ocasio-Cortez said “We pay soldiers too much.”

Lawson said the offending post has been removed and that the department has contacted Facebook to see whether any other officers were involved.

Lawson said both officers cooperated in the investigation and he does not believe either intended violence.

“Whether it was a joke or it wasn’t a joke, it was improper to make a comment like that, to insinuate a violent act against an individual, against an elected official, against a seated U.S. congressman,” Lawson said.

“We’ve seen this, we’ve experienced an act like this,” he added, noting that Rep. Steve Scalise of Jefferson was shot and seriously wounded by a gunman in 2017 in Virginia while practicing for an annual congressional baseball game.

(AP)


7 COMMENTS

  1. Policemen advocating crimes is a reason ti fire, or even indict them. I’m assume they weren’t talking about using a camera to “shoot” her.

  2. These police officers should have received a medal and been promoted,they are 1000% right,this filthy TRAITOROUS America hating creature and the rest of the socialist marxist leninist DemonRats should be put on trial for the crime of sedition and high treason,and if found guilty HANG them from the gallows

  3. chiefshmerel and akuperma, it is not a crime to say that someone deserves to be killed, or to wish that they were killed. It’s even doubtful whether firing them for it is legal; it’s clear-cut black-letter law that a civilian police employee can NOT be fired for expressing such an opinion, but a policeman is under tighter restrictions because he has to interact with the public, and this MAY cross the line.

    chugibugi, what you are calling for is directly contrary to the constitution. These women have the right to say what they think, no matter how vile it is.

  4. I join with most intelligent Americans in recognizing that this buffoon is undeserving of political office. Her ignorance knows no limits, and she has taken her character of passionate hate and total dishonesty to levels heretofore unachieved by politicians in America. However, bullets are not the answer. We Americans need to expend whatever powers we have to launch candidates from either party to challenge her, and vote her out of office. I have not heard any complaints about her bartending, and it seems she functioned quite well in that capacity. At least she was useful for that. She should return to that.

    MABA – Make Alexandria Bartend Again