crimes and misdemeanors

Cops Grounded for Being Racist on Facebook

Last year’s West Indian Day Parade was something of a disaster for the NYPD: Not only were there multiple shootings, but officers roughed up two city officials, got in trouble for doing some dirty dancing, and were caught making racist posts on Facebook about the event, calling its attendees “savages” and “animals,” and declaring, “Let them kill each other.” The department now says that seventeen officers have been punished for the offensive Facebooking to varying degrees, including seven that got a slap on the wrist and six that will lose some vacation days, while the fates of the rest have yet to be decided. A suggestion: No more Internet privileges.

NYPD Officers Grounded for Racist Facebooking