Michigan Police Officer Is Terminated After K.K.K. Application Was Found in His Home

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    Judi Lynn
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    Michigan Police Officer Is Terminated After K.K.K. Application Was Found in His Home
    A prospective homebuyer found Confederate flags and a framed Ku Klux Klan application in the officer’s house in Holton, Mich.

    Officer Charles Anderson of the Muskegon Police Department in Michigan was terminated on Thursday.CreditCreditKayla Renie/Muskegon Chronicle, via Associated Press

    By Mariel Padilla
    Sept. 13, 2019, 8:50 p.m. ET

    A police officer in Michigan was terminated on Thursday after a prospective homebuyer who had been touring the officer’s house posted a picture on social media of a framed Ku Klux Klan application he had seen there, spurring an internal investigation.

    Frank Peterson, the city manager of Muskegon, confirmed on Friday that the officer, Charles Anderson, had been terminated, but said a report on the inquiry conducted by the Muskegon Police Department would not be released until next week.

    The city announced on Aug. 8 that Officer Anderson, who is white and had been with the department for more than two decades, had been placed on administrative leave after he was found “in possession of certain items associated with a white supremacist group.” That announcement came one day after Rob Mathis, the prospective homebuyer, posted on Facebook the photo of the application, which is blank.

    Although details of the investigation have not been released, Jeffrey Lewis, chief of the Police Department and Muskegon’s director of public safety, told the city’s commissioners on Aug. 27, “What you saw on social media is pretty much the way it is.”

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    Mr. Mathis, 52, an Army veteran who is black, said that the picture he had posted on Facebook of the K.K.K. application had drawn hundreds of messages, some supporting what he had done and others condemning or threatening him. He also said that the police had warned him about a death threat.

    Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/13/us/officer-charles-anderson-ku-klux-klan.html
  • #148919

    Satan
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    Believe it or not, they really do have an application! And it fucking costs $20 to apply!!

    I didn't refuse to vote for Hillary Clinton because any goddamned Russian told me to. I refused to vote for her because she is a warmongering, election stealing, Goldman Sachs fellating, Republican WHORE. No offense to sex workers.

  • #148922

    Yanath
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    I wonder how many of his fellow officers knew of and/or shared his inclinations. More than a few, I would bet.

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