Kelly: NYPD Cops’ Facebook Rant On West Indian Day Parade ‘Unacceptable’

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says internal affairs now believes at least 20 offensive Facebook comments about the city’s annual West Indian Day Parade could have been made by NYPD officers.

Cops were said to have allegedly posted comments disparaging the parade and its participants.

Public defenders preparing a case stumbled upon the comments in a public Facebook group. Several dozen comments, many that appeared to be from current or former NYPD officers, were posted.

Click here to read the comments (.pdf)

Discussion topics among its 1,200 supporters included how difficult it is to police the parade. Some comments called it “ghetto training,” and a “scheduled riot.”

One apparent cop suggests: “drop a bomb and wipe them all out.”

Another wrote: “let them kill each other – a two-day event for these animals.”

Many of the comments express fear about working West Indian weekend. Two cops were injured by gunfire this year.

“IAB has determined that 20 offensive comments were associated with names that match those of police officers,” Kelly said in a statement issued Wednesday.

He said internal affairs is issuing subpoenas for computer records and doing interviews.

“It is disturbing when anyone denigrates a community with hateful speech. It is unacceptable when police officers do it,” Kelly said in the statement. “Despite the assertion of First Amendment rights in social media cases, the Police Department reserves the right to discipline behavior it determines to be unbecoming of a police officer or detrimental to the service, especially when it is disrespectful of communities that officers have taken an oath to protect.”

Departmental charges may be brought.

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  1. XCOP says:

    I believe a sterilization plan for some races is a better solution then dropping a bomb

    1. p8nt says:

      Damn… guess they forgot to sterilize your parents from having you.

      All you people defending these nitwit cops, are dumb. While they have the right to their own opinions, they also have a service to do to their community. Apparently most of you have forgotten why you chose to be a cop, unless it was all about the pension. Pathetic.

  2. Nick says:

    TRUTH is always Unacceptable to these folks.

  3. Tai says:

    Pigs will be pigs. This is how America works: If you are racist, get a job in law so you can continue spreading your hate and bigotry in a system that thrives off of keeping minorities poor. Yes the West Indian Parade mucked up this year, but did you stop and think that its because the cops are smoking and grinding on the women? Your tax dollars funded these same PIGS who are married with children to be drinking and grinding on the job. So as much as the PIG will hates and dehumanizes anything brown, he still ends up desiring the mere thing that he hates… People hate what they love and there’s a thin line between love and hate.

  4. Luther G. says:

    Every day another story about the crooks that call themselves the NYPD. Cops lying, stealing, robbing, raping, planting drugs, ilegally frisking innocent citizens, sexually harassing their subordinates, and now bashing west indian blacks with words like savages, skells, perps, etc. on a public social network. Let one of those racist cops give me a ticket, stop me on the street, or arrest me.. I would sue them, the police department, the city, the mayor, and the police commish.

    The truth is the police job is now nothing more than welfare for uneducated white trash bullies who don’t have a clue what they’re doing….the public has no faith or respect for the cops. Bring in the feds to really investigate the NYPD and stop all their illegal activities.

    1. Proud PO says:

      The NYPD has done a great job keeping crime down and fighting terrorism. Just a few bad apples you read about and they’re being rooted out. I am proud to be NYPD and most of the cops on the job are good, decent, hard-working men and women who go to work every day and keep the people of New York safe. What other job in the world do you know where a person puts on a bullet-proof vest when they start their tour of duty.

  5. Jimmy Ellis says:

    “Despite the assertion of First Amendment rights in social media cases, the Police Department reserves the right to discipline behavior it determines to be unbecoming of a police officer or detrimental to the service, especially when it is disrespectful of communities that officers have taken an oath to protect,” he said.

  6. Jimmy Ellis says:

    White men are punks. If you have the balls to make statements like these above then have the balls to use your real names and some way to get in contact with you. If you can’t the please stop making comments like this. Punks.

  7. American Worker says:

    Comment intended for the political powers not the working P.O.in the street with there hands tied. The West Indian parade gets away with murder , The political powers should take off the kid gloves as was done with the occupy wall street protesters, but they weren’t West Indian. Hmmm.?

    1. American Hard Worker says:

      Why don’t you speak about the millions of dollars that the parade has brought to the city annually for the past 45 years, or how the violence that occurred during that period was not on the parade route. I don’t agree with any statement that generalizes any group of ppl much less ones that are non-sensical or factual, such as yours. Do some research before you talk out of your ***.

  8. MIKE says:

    HEY WHITES, STOP TRYING TO BE HIP LIKE US AND CONTINUE TO GET DRUNK AT THE ST PATTY DAY PARADE URINATE EVERYWHERE, TRASH THE PLACE THEN GO TO WOKR LIKES ITS OK.
    STOP ADMIRING US SO MUCH THAT YOU WANT TO HARM US IN ANY WAY POSSIBLE, YOU KNOW WE ARE THE HUMAN RACE YOU KNOW WHO WE ARE YOU KNOW WE ARE THE DOMINANT RACE, DISEASE FREE, DRUG FREE BEFORE YOU BROUGHT YOUR INFLUENCES INTO OUR GREAT BODIES THAT YOU SO WANT TO BE LIKE. STAY AWAY FROM THE TANNING BOOTHS, STOP INJECTING YOUESELVES TO HAVE A BIGGER BUTT, BIGGER LIPS…JUST STOP!!!!!!!!!!!
    FEELS GOOD TO BE BLACK YOU COME FROM ME!

    1. Peter says:

      you allready have big butts and lips!!!

      1. MIKE says:

        AND A BIG BUDDA KHAN THAT YOU CORNY MEN WOULD DIE FOR

    2. willis says:

      is mike your slave name??

      1. MIKE says:

        ASK YOUR MOM, SHE LIKES IT!

  9. arnold drummond says:

    hey blacks i find it unacceptable that you smoke weed,urinate in public,drink in public,dress like hookers and shoot each other at this parade.
    disgraceful!!!!!!!

    1. Jimmy Ellis says:

      You have this mixed up with the Irish Parade. The biggest bunch of drunks on the planet yet they get away with murder because a lot of cops are drunks also.

  10. MIKE says:

    IF THE NYPD THINK THE SOLUTION IS TO DROP A BOMB…THESE ARE THE SAME OFFICERS WHO PATROL OUR STREETS, ARREST FOR NO REASON. SHOOT AND KILL FOR NO REASON, HARRASS FOR NO REASON, THE WALK AROUND THE BLACK COMMUNITY WITH A SENSE OF WICKED AUTHORITY. THESE PEOPLE NEED TO BE STOPPED BEFORE THE REVOLUTION STARTS. COPS BEWARE…THE CHICKENS ARE COMING HOME TO ROOST!!!!!!!

  11. Jimmy Ellis says:

    Where have you been living? Certainly not Earth. Freedom of Speech was outlawed in the United States on 9/11/2001. Don’t believe me? Read the Patriot Act. If we still had this right, people would not be loosing jobs because of what they write on Facebook. We no longer have a freedom to assembly. A right to arms. The Constitution was killed on 9/11/01 and the American people are too blind to see it. Oh well. You will soon learn the hard facts behind 9/11……………………

  12. Efrain says:

    I am scared for all people of color, if the NYPD has officer’s who think that.😮

  13. The Good Samaritan says:

    The police offificer have a right to their opinion. Freedom Of Speech.

    1. point.blank says:

      This isn’t about if they have a right to their opinion or not, they do. This is about having an armed force with racist tenancies and a lack of better judgment, patrolling the streets, ready and able to assault or “drop a bomb” on people because of their ethnicity.

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