By: Denis Cyr
A Word of advice for any conservatives out there who express themselves thru memes, be careful.
A female NYPD officer was suspended after was referred to the state court system’s inspector general for an investigation over a post on her Facebook page over the weekend, which shows doctored images of the former president and former secretary of state.
The memes are largely symbolic images conveying the common belief of those on the right that Obama and Hillary Clinton are criminals and should be brought to law.
Sgt. Terri Pinto Napolitano’s gun was taken away after posting: the first meme: “The True American Dream,” the post shows Obama hanging from a rope, with the words “We Will Not Yield” and “Your day is coming TRAITOR!”
The second meme appears to show Clinton as she is walked to the gallows by seven people, with the words “IT’S NOT OVER TILL THE FAT LADY SWINGS.”
The NY Post reported: The memes which has since been deleted, drew a sharp rebuke Saturday from New York Chief Judge Janet DiFiore.
“This conduct is abhorrent, by anyone, at any time, and under any circumstances,” DiFiore wrote to court system personnel. “But at this critical moment in our history — when our nation is reeling from the death of George Floyd and its aftermath — it is a sickening and unpardonable offense against every colleague in our court system, as well as the vast and diverse public we serve.”
“We assure you that we have already begun the process and will take every step within our power so that this conduct is condemned and punished appropriately.”
“The images have absolutely nothing to do with George Floyd or the protests. While they are controversial images, they are basically a call to justice for many Americans believe both Obama and Hillary are criminals, these are not racial images, they are political, I suppose the Obama image was too much, however I wonder how many police officers on the other side post Kill Trump memes, those kind of memes seem to be perfectly acceptable, I thought political speech was safe, evidently if it’s against Democrats, free speech becomes a privilege, not s right, my Facebook is filled with violent anti-Trump images”, political analyst Jared Evan told TJV.