Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Rural white police chief retires after posting racist rant on Facebook; blames media for cop killings

A rural North Carolina police chief abruptly retired this week after a social medial post in which he called Black Lives Matter a terrorist group, suggested that it was OK for police officers to shoot thugs and blamed the media for the murder of police officers.

"Surf City Police Chief Mike Halstead's retirement was approved Tuesday by town council during an emergency meeting called earlier in the day by Mayor Zander Guy," Ashley Morris reports for Star News in Wilmington, N.C. "Halstead's retirement comes a day after the president of the state chapter of the NAACP and other leaders said they were meeting this week to discuss their response to a Facebook post written Sept. 3 by Halstead." Halstead had previously announced he would retire some time this year.

Halstead, a 35-year police veteran, wrote, "Open letter from a Police Chief , this Black Lives Matter group is nothing more than an American born terrorist group brought on by the lie of the hands up don't shoot during the criminal thug Michael Brown incident. The FBI and other Government Law Enforcement groups need to step up and put a stop to this."

"I agree there is a race problem in this country," he writes. "It is not brought on by police officer doing their sworn duty, it is brought on by the government, the President and his cronies Al Sharpton, who is a criminal tax evader (but has the support of our so called President), Jessi Jackson, Eric Holder and that ignorant S.O.B. Farrakhan who should be charged with solicitation for murder, lord knows a white man would be arrested for the same actions of idiot Farakhan. I am sure there are many hard working Black people who will agree with me."

"I put allot [sic] of the blame for these cop murders on the media and the way they report police related shootings," he writes. "There is no need to list or even state the race of a person shot by the police. It is more important to wait for the facts and report those. But and a big but that does not make money for these greedy media ass holes.When a black thug is killed by the police they are all over it as is Mr. Barack Obama. However when a police officer white, black or any race is murdered for doing his job the media is short with it's [sic] reporting or not at all. When a white person is killed by a black officer you hear nothing. Has our so called President spoke publicly about these murders of police officers by blacks, HELL NO he has not. Step up Mr. President, or step down because we do not need you."

"I have instructed my officers to be vigilant, if threatened take appropriate action," he writes. "If that means shoot a thug, then do it and answer for it while you are still alive not dead. Law Enforcement is fed up with this murderous society who want to take out those who protect and serve . . . America, wake up, all of you black, white, Mexican whatever you need the police, we do not need you."

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