Assistant Police Chief Shares “Racist” Facebook Meme, Resigns Amid Backlash

OFFENDED SOME PEOPLE.

That meme above offended some, but you can bet that others laughed because they found it to be funny.

Facebook is a career killer, for sure. People must learn not to be stupid on social media, which leaves a digital fingerprint.

Atlanta Black Star

An assistant police chief in Estherwood, La., has resigned from his position after sharing an outwardly racist and threatening meme on his Facebook page.

Wayne Welsh of the Estherwood Police Department shared a post Sunday, July 30, showing an image of a white woman holding a young child’s head underwater in a bathtub with the caption, “When’s your daughter’s first crush is a little Negro boy.”

The image sparked immediate backlash, as social media users quickly snapped screenshots of the law enforcement officer’s post and shared it across the internet. Local station KATC initially declined to release Welsh’s identity, but internet users managed to snag it before his Facebook page was made private.

Estherwood’s police chief Ernest Villejoin said he was dumbfounded when he saw the offensive post.

“When I found out about it, I couldn’t believe I had to call him,” Villejoin told news station KADN earlier this week. “I called him at work and asked him what the hell is going on?”

“He’d done it,” the police chief added. “He said it and he realized what he had done after he done it and he deleted it — but it was too late.”

Villejoin later confirmed to The Huffington Post that Welsh had stepped down from his position, noting that “the situation had been taken care of.”

The Louisiana man has since issued an apology, yet made it clear he doesn’t believe he did anything to warrant his resignation.

“I just don’t feel like I should have to resign on this because there is not a policy saying I can’t do this on Facebook,” he told KADN. “To me, I’m not racist, and I knew it wasn’t. It was picture that everybody shared and you can get on anybody’s [Facebook] and still see it. It’s still there, but I was wrong for sharing it for being a police officer.”

Welsh also took to his Facebook page to say, “I posted something on Facebook that made a lot of people mad/ Well, I’m sorry for what happen. Ya have a blessed day.”

This isn’t the assistant police chief’s first time posting offensive content, however. A social media user pulled up a post from Welsh’s page earlier this year that made disparaging remarks about Muslims in burqas.

KATC reported that Estherwood’s city council decided this week that it would not address Welsh’s controversial post, arguing that city leaders have no authority over the local police department.

To reiterate what I believe would be a fair policy in keeping with American tradition and freedom of speech: No one should be fired or have to resign for jokes or other nonthreatening political statements.

FBI: Anti-White Hate Crimes Are The Fastest Growing Racial Hate Crimes In America

The data on anti-white hate crimes may be so flawed as to be useless.

In following the news, there have been quite a few “hate crimes” against white people that were not written up as hate crimes, but rather as robberies gone bad and so forth..

Daily Caller

A new FBI report indicates that hate crimes committed against white Americans are the fastest growing racial hate crimes in the United States.

The FBI report on 2016 Hate Crime Statistics shows that in 2016, there were 876 reported anti-white hate crime offenses in the United States. In 2015, this number was 734, indicating a 19.34 percent increase.

There were more racial hate crime offenses altogether in 2016 compared to 2015.

There were 4,029 single-bias incidents that targeted “Race/Ethnicity/Ancestry” in 2015, compared to 4,229 in 2016.

Anti-Hispanic or Latino hate crimes also increased in 2016. In 2015, the number of offenses targeting Hispanic/Latino Americans was 379. In 2016, that increased to 449, an increase of 18.46 percent. Anti-Black hate crimes actually declined by three offenses.

Within religious hate crimes, there were also increases. Anti-Jewish hate crimes increased by 20 percent and anti-Islamic hate crimes increased by 26.57 percent. Anti-Catholic hate crimes also slightly increased.

Since Donald Trump’s election win, many mainstream media reports have centered on hate crimes being supposedly inspired by Donald Trump and his supporters. A number of these reports have turned out to be false.

Inspirational Quote of the Day: One About God Given Rights by Roy Moore

Alt-Light Journalist Jack Pesobiac Facing Twitter Ban for Doxxing Roy Moore Accuser

Newsweek’s report on alt-light newsman Jack Pesobiac is little more than a smear job on him. Even though Pesobiac (and Cernovich) aren’t alt-right, they often get close to the truth and thus from the left’s perspective must be banned.

Newsweek

In a bizarre defense of Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who was accused of sexual activity with a 14-year-old girl, a right-wing conspiracy theorist and media star told his followers to stalk the victim at her workplace on Friday.

Jack Posobiec, a Trump supporter with a large online following, posted a recent Facebook photo of Leigh Corfman, the woman who told The Washington Post that the then-32-year-old Moore tried to bed her in 1979, and told his Twitter followers to target Corfman at her last known place of employment.

He later deleted the tweet.

The controversial Posobiec rose to prominence by pushing the so-called Pizzagate conspiracy, based around the lie that a Democratic pedophilia ring had been established in the basement of a Washington, D.C.-area pizzeria. That story is believed to be the impetus for a North Carolina man firing off an AR-15 rifle in that pizzeria in late 2016.

Posobiec was more recently accused of pushing the completely false conspiracy that antifa plotted the murder of Christians, which he denied to Newsweek.

The backlash to his post about Corfman was instantaneous, with many on Twitter accusing him of abusing the alleged victim by “doxxing,” or releasing private information in the attempt to intimidate someone or urge a stranger to cause that person harm.

It’s Going Down, a leftist website that monitors the far-right, described Posobiec as being “alt-lite” and “known for mainstreaming and seizing on conspiracy theories.”

Posobiec, a Moore defender, deleted the post and told Newsweek that he was actually responding to an article he read on Heavy.com about Corfman. The Heavy article pixelated Corfman’s face to hide her identity, however, and Posobiec used a clear and recent picture of the woman’s face. Newsweek asked Posobiec why he thought it would be interesting for people to know about Corfman’s workplace; responding through direct message, he said, “Because alt-left accounts are mass reporting me [on Twitter] led by Vic Berger.”

Berger, an avant-garde political satirist known for creating comedic, dreamlike video edits out of the public appearances of conservative figures like Donald Trump, has nothing to do with Moore’s accuser. He has frequently criticized Posobiec and other figures on the far right, however, for pushing dangerous conspiracies.

“Posobiec is a coward who frequently weaponizes his Twitter followers [for harassing his political opponents]. He almost got innocent people killed when he encouraged his followers to ‘investigate’ Comet Ping Pong Pizza,” Berger told Newsweek, referencing the pie shop from the Pizzagate conspiracy. “His social media accounts should be deleted immediately before someone gets killed.”

Berger also argued that Posobiec deleted the tweet because he was afraid Twitter would “do the right thing” and suspend his account. Posobiec denied this allegation.

“While reading the Heavy article I saw the reported information,” Posobiec wrote on Twitter in the aftermath of the backlash he received. “It was a public Facebook post. Now I realize it wasn’t a good idea to post it myself and took it down out of respect for the accuser.”

Posobiec’s deleted tweet constitutes a change from merely defending Moore, as other far-right conspiracists have done since the allegations about him broke, to focusing on the lives of his four accusers from the Washington Post story.

Alex Jones and Mike Cernovich, two figures who have been instrumental in pushing false conspiracy theories about antifa and antifa-led violence, both appeared to defend Moore yesterday, even as many Republicans tried to distance themselves from the allegations.

It looks like the moral panic has produced a sad result whereby if you’e accused of sexual harassment, your friends will throw you away very quickly. Political correctness sets in before the evidence:

Accusation = truth.

To the left, innocence is not an option.

Inspirational Quote of the Day: Herodotus on Accomplishments

The highly quotable Herodotus offers another gem.

Ancient History Encylopedia

Herodotus (c. 484 – 425/413 BCE) was a writer who invented the field of study known today as `history’. He was called `The Father of History’ by the Roman writer and orator Cicero for his famous work The Histories but has also been called “The Father of Lies” by critics who claim these `histories’ are little more than tall tales. Criticism of Herodotus’ work seems to have originated among Athenians who took exception to his account of the Battle of Marathon (490 BCE) and, specifically, which families were due the most honor for the victory over the Persians. More serious criticism of his work has to do with the credibility of the accounts of his travels.

Inspirational Quote of the Day: The Worst Pain a Man Can Suffer

Now you know why you’re in pain.

HERODOTUS.

City Council Candidate Quits After Firestorm Caused by Zionist “Cockroaches” Comment

JOE BRIGGS. CRITICIZED JEWS. PAID THE PRICE.

Tweet under a screen name.

That’s what Joe Briggs should have done.

Or come to sites like this one that are essentially free speech zones and have your say there.

Gwinnett Daily Post

A candidate for one of three Suwanee City Council seats withdrew from the race Monday after controversial Tweets he made about Jewish people, slavery and a transgender celebrity, among others, surfaced.

Joe Briggs was challenging incumbent Councilwoman Beth Hilscher in the City Council Post 4 race. With his withdrawal, Hilscher is now uncontested in her re-election bid. The contested races for City Council Posts 3 and 5 remain unchanged.

Briggs said his withdrawal was in the best interests of his family and the city after the controversial Tweets surfaced, including ones that compared Israelis to the Nazis and called Zionists “cockroaches.”

“It’s been an incredible ordeal for myself, my family and the community and it only would have gotten worse,” Briggs said. “I’ve crawled into a hole since it all started and I don’t know where everything is, but realistically I didn’t want there to be all of this outrage about an anti-Semitic guy on the council. It’s just bad for the community and bad for me — not that I’m anti-Semitic.”

Briggs, a former New Hampshire school board member, had run against Hilscher on a platform that the pace of residential development in Suwanee was unsustainable and created concerns about traffic and crowded schools. He wanted residential development stopped, and all undeveloped land rezoned for commercial uses, until infrastructure and schools could catch up with the demand.

The surfacing of his Tweets about Jewish people became the dominant issue in the race over the last week, however, after the wife of a Suwanee councilman who represents a different council post compiled them online.

A five-page spreadsheet of the Tweets was sent to the Daily Post over the weekend.

In one tweet, Briggs said “@buberzionist A “Jewish” democracy is no different from a Nazi one.”

In another post, Briggs responded to someone who called confederates “racist traitors” with, “You are way off. Slavery was cheap labor to big business. Like diamond mines and NAFTA. A temp solution that created big problems.”

In response to a FOX and Friends Tweet promoting an interview Tucker Carlson did with Caitlyn Jenner, Briggs said “Waste of good air.”

Briggs told the Daily Post he regretted posting the Tweets. They were an attempt to express his thoughts on race relations, particularly in the Middle East, he said.

“The problem there just gets worse every year,” he said.

Patch reports on more of the Tweets the local paper didn’t have the guts to print.

In another he wrote the words “zionists in Israel far worse than anything described in Mein Kampf,” referring to Adolf Hitler’s book about his political and social ideals. “Get the Jews out of the White House and out of POTUS’ ear,” he wrote in another, according to the AJC.

Another said: “The problem is that Jews don’t care about racism — because they are racist. They only care about racism directed towards them.” Another described slavery in the United States as “cheap labor for big business. Like diamond mines and NAFTA.”

Briggs’ Twitter account is protected, meaning it can only be followed by users he approves. But, the AJC reported, his tweets came to light when the wife of a current Suwanee council member, Dick Goodman, who is Jewish, posted about them on online community site NextDoor.

Can’t a man have an opinion any more???!!!