In the town I grew up in, we had the parents of a local police officer live almost next door to us so we used to interact with him all of the time.
The idea that people are giving so much hate to their local police forces is absolutely grating to me. Especially when there are so many that don’t want to do anything other than good.
Take a look at what happened at the Capitol last week. Saying that all police are hateful people is like saying that everyone that was in the Capitol was a Trump supporter.
A New York teacher is under fire over his social media attacks on police – and now the school is under fire for protecting him as well. Most public servants fall under department-issued mandated social media policies.
This sometimes collides with one’s 1st Amendment rights to express one’s personal views, but one’s personal right of expression and speech are sometimes sidelined when it comes to them being entrusted to serve the public as a whole.
Teacher bashes cops online, and the school is fine with it
Public servants are just that, paid employees to serve the public, all of the public, and therefore should remain apolitical, open-minded, and whose personal views both displayed while working and not working, should instill trust and confidence in who we serve.
A Long Island, New York, high school English teacher named Jeffrey Stotsky, employed by the Levittown School District, flipped out after watching a pro-Trump mob storm the Capitol. He was most outraged at Capitol Police, who were seen in several videos posing for pictures with the people rushing into the building.
Stotsky wrote, “Cop taking a selfie with a terrorist. F—k your Thin Blue Line. F—k your Blue Lives, F—k every single one of you back to elementary school who voted for him. I don’t give a flying f—k that you know a good cop.”