Pity the poor, poor white Philadelphia police officer. He is, surely, the most oppressed man on the planet. Having to deal with a black police commissioner, a black mayor… God, how they all manage to even survive is just impressive.
This is pretty much the conclusion you can draw from the unintentionally hilarious Domelights thread on the cop who had white power posters in his locker. Philebrity posted some gems yesterday, but since then I think it’s only gotten better, somehow.
First, some background: Earlier this week, the story broke about a narcotics officer under investigation for having a poster that said “blue by day, white by night” in his locker. Today the Daily News adds some more details: It was actually two stickers, one with the cop/KKK slogan and another simply saying “White Power.” The DN story even references the album cover I posted yesterday (and with this post): “For example, an anarchist punk band called MDC, sometimes calling itself ‘Millions of Dead Cops,’ used a version of the image on an album in the 1980s.”
The officer, Scott Schweizer, says the stickers were placed on the outside of his locker as a practical joke and he simply moved them inside instead of throwing them out or something sensible.
The KKK poster is compared to a picture of Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson multiple times, it’s mentioned how the Irish, Jews and Italians were also slaves and other stupid arguments you’ve heard a million times. There’s also this:
If you’re not familiar, one time at a gathering of black people John Street said black people were running the city. That simple moment of pandering has become so well-known that when the Earth is blowing up because of President McCain’s 150 more wars and there are only nuclear zombie mutants roaming the planet, the ones in Philadelphia will be complaining about “the brothers and sisters are running the city.”
Some people post to defend Schweizer, the one saying he thought he was a racist but it didn’t affect his police work. The other defends him but also writes, “Ive known Scott for about 5 yrs now and he has really made my life a living hell with his lies and rumours about me, and with every lowdown thing he has done, Im still giving him the benefit of the doubt.”
A lot of the ire on the board is directed at Rochelle Bilal, head of the Guardian Civic League, and advocacy group for the police force’s 3,000. And why not, with hilarious statements like this!
I don’t care if the person who wrote that a photo of Al Sharpton is the same as a KKK poster is being serious or is actually a police officer. It’s hilarious either way, as is “we African-Americans are not laughing.”
Anyway, once this poster situation is cleared up racism will be eliminated from the Philadelphia Police Department — nay, in Philadelphia as a whole.