A police officer in Kansas City, Mo. is facing internal review after he reportedly posted an inflammatory message on Facebook about the slain Ferguson, Mo. teen whose death has led to mounting chaos.
Televison station KCTV reported on Monday that Kansas City Police Department Officer Marc Catron posted a picture to his Facebook page along with this caption: “I’m sure young Michael Brown is innocent and just misunderstood. I’m sure he is a pillar of the Ferguson community.”
The photo depicted a black man with a wad of money in his mouth, pointing a gun at the camera. But the photo wasn’t of Brown at all. It was of a man in Oregon accused of murder.
Catron also reportedly posted about the violence that has erupted in Ferguson since the fatal police shooting. “Remember how white people rioted after OJ’s acquittal? Me neither,” Catron wrote, according to the television station.
"Facing internal review"? This officer needs to be fired, immediately. Someone who is clearly a racist has no business policing a community.
Let’s also promote this concept: Whether or not one is the pillar of society is irrelevant in this case. Michael Brown’s morality, his going to college or not, his having a good upbringing or not, should not be included in the discussion at all. He was not running for senate. He was walking in the middle of a street. Nobody should be shot six times, from the front, by a police, for “blocking the traffic”.
While waiting for his flight at Prague Airport in the Czech Republic, piano player and musician Maan Hamadeh sat down at a public piano and played Beethoven’s famous Für Elise for an unsuspecting crowd in various styles and renditions. (Via.)
We should put a piano in every terminal, especially in airports suffering chronicle delays. Looking at your ORD!
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