Skip to comments.Columbus' Proposed Police Witch Hunt Will Send Chills Down Your Spine
Posted on 07/16/2020 10:33:09 AM PDT by Red Badger
The city council of Columbus, Ohio, is considering legislation to screen police officers for any connection to hate groups (including secretly harboring the beliefs of hate groups), citing the ever-so-reliable Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Former SPLC employees have confessed to taking part in a hate-for-pay scheme, exaggerating the number of hate groups in order to bilk donors, and the SPLC faces numerous defamation lawsuits regarding that hate group accusation. Even so, a city council member told PJ Media that the council will define hate group in such a manner as to include organizations accused by the SPLC, and to go further.
We want to make it clear that our challenge with developing this legislation will be in defining what is considered a hate group, Columbus City Councilmember Shayla Favor, chair of the Criminal Justice Committee, told PJ Media in a statement.
The city council met for a 3.5-hour meeting on Monday to discuss the hate-group screening, which is one aspect of a slate of police reform measures following the horrific police killing of George Floyd, The Columbus Dispatch reported. In addition to the hate-group screening, the Columbus City Council is considering measures like demilitarizing the police force, examining no-knock warrants, and providing for independent investigations into police use of force, replacing internal department investigations.
The legislation aims to weed out cops who have ties to hate groups or who may silently harbor the beliefs of those groups. Judson L. Jeffries, professor of African American and African Studies at Ohio State University, referenced the SPLC and its list of 1,100 hate groups, about 50 of which allegedly operate in Ohio.
Jeffries argued that the SPLC list likely undercounts the number of hate groups in the state. History has shown that some groups operate in a clandestine manner, he insisted.
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“Have you ever voted for a Republican?”
“What? I mean — is that a hate group?”
“It’s the worst one.”
They will get more applicants who are psycho than are affiliated with hate groups. Historically thats been a much bigger problem.
It will be interesting when they fire a traditional Christian for being in some “anti-gay” hate group and that person sues them for religious discrimination.
Which way will Roberts flip flop on that one?
That ship has sailed.
and FReepers start losing their jobs?......................
Could happen if we are "outed".
Using the SPLC to vet police candidates or any other public employee applicant will guarantee no White person who has the required education and a clean back ground will be hired.
Such an applicant will have done hateful things such as voting Republican, liking Trump on social media and if that isn’t found, being an institutional racist due to not being a person of color.
You knew they wanted to get rid of White cops and cops who think like we do, didn’t you?
Marxists need to be voted out.
well, that’s certainly one way to eliminate the police department ...
The new Salem witch hunts.
The worst thing a black perp can run into is a black cop.
If they think the white cops are ‘oppressive’ they ain’t seen nuthin’ yet!.................
Only commies, Antifa, BLM, etc. need apply.
If the entire police department resigned en masse. That would be a popcorn popping moment
How long before FR is declared a ‘HATE GROUP’ and FReepers start losing their jobs?
Ha! The Fresno city council declared FR a hate group years ago. It was one of the first threads I posted.
Thoughtcrime and wrongthink are now a thing.
And the 1st Amendment is dead
Note that my church was locally declared to be a hate group. Why? We had supported traditional marriage, and one of our associate pastors, at least 40 years before, out of seminary had been a youth pastor at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Florida. That church as you probably know, was pastored by Dr. James Kennedy and was classified by SPLC as a “hate group” because of its opposition to same-sex marriage. So that by extension made our church a hate group.
SPLC is a hate group.................
Who protects whites?
“... following the horrific police killing of George Floyd...”
I think that the preponderance of evidence available at this time indicates that George Floyd died of a drug overdose while in police custody. Supposedly conservative news outlets should stop promoting the lie.
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