So if the Police Community wants the world to respect them, then they need to police themselves:
The officer, Dan Page, a 35-year veteran, also described himself as “a killer,” according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. CNN reported that the video appeared to have been taken in April at an event for Oath Keepers, the right-wing law enforcement group that is aligned with the Patriot movement.
“I’m into diversity. I kill everybody, I don’t care,” Page said, per the Post-Dispatch. He also referred to President Barack Obama as an “undocumented president” and warned the audience that the government wanted to place their children in indoctrination camps.
“I personally believe in Jesus Christ as my lord savior, but I’m also a killer. I’ve killed a lot. And if I need to, I’ll kill a whole bunch more,” Page said. “If you don’t want to get killed, don’t show up in front of me, it’s that simple. I have no problem with it. God did not raise me to be a coward.” [...]
Page also had some choice words for victims of domestic violence (“Don’t be wasting cops’ time. Just shoot each other and get it over with”) and Muslims (“Passive until they gain parity with you or they exceed you in numbers and they will kill you”) and LGBT people (describing their lifestyle as “sodomy”).
This cop has been suspended from the St. Louis County PD. And if the police are in the business on insisting that we need to respect them, then they need to clear their ranks of this kind of autocratic and racist bullshit first. (The TPM link above has the complete hour long video of this fool’s rant.)
In the category of It Couldn’t Happen to a Better Group of People: Australian comedian Adam Hills throws a hilarious challenge to the Westboro Rat Bastards after learning that the WBC was planning to picket Robin Williams’ funeral — he suggested that they go to Iraq (via First Class tickets he’d pay for) to protest the beheading of Christians who are being forced to convert by ISIS :
Then the Westboro Rat Bastards actually accepted:
— Westboro Baptist (@WBCSays) August 21, 2014
PleasePleasePlease make this happen!
The new Doctor Who starts TONIGHT, with Peter Capaldi (love him) as the new Doctor. If you are a newbie to Doctor Who, this is a good introduction. And if you are interested in seeing the new Doctor on the big screen, Theater N is playing it at 8pm. Be there!