The scandal with racist cops in San Francisco continues to get worse. Many were fearing the worst: that these officers actually arrested or abused people for the color of their skin or their sexual orientation.
Now, it appears those fears are being taken seriously.
As many as 3,000 cases may have been compromised.
The LA Times reports:
As many as seven officers involved in the violent racist messages (full messages provided below) have been suspended and now recommended for termination, according to USA Today:
One can only imagine the kind of abuse that blacks might have been subjected to when they were confronted by these cops — unfortunately, cops cover up most of their abuse and lie in their “police reports.”
It’s not just that they had racist beliefs — it’s also that they were in a position to carry loaded guns in our neighborhoods and potentially act on their racist beliefs in violent ways. This is all the more reason to keep your cameras focused on cops, always.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Communities in the City of San Francisco are outraged after it came to light that police officers had been espousing radical hyper-racist beliefs and even suggesting violent actions based on their racism.
In some cases, officers alluded to the murder of black persons for being “animals.”
The cops involved are currently “under investigation.”
The news spread like wild fire when text messages were leaked between now-former Sgt. Ian Furminger and active officers Michael Robison, Noel Schwab, Rain Daugherty and Michael Celis, according reports.
So far, none of the officers have been fired, but merely reassigned.
A list of the things that the officers said has been extracted by Alternet from a federal complaint that became public last week.