If the recent events in Ferguson, MO weren’t holding the credibility of those who “serve and protect” into question, then the actions of a Kansas City police officer will have you side-eyeing law enforcement in the state to no end.
Marc Catron decided to share his opinion–and a picture regarding the turmoil over the Mike Brown shooting. “I’m sure young Michael Brown is innocent and just misunderstood. I’m sure he is a pillar of the Ferguson community,” he wrote in the Facebook photo caption of a picture showing a young Black male holding a handgun with a wad of money in his mouth.
Only problem was, the photo wasn’t of Mike Brown (who had no criminal record in his 18 years of life). It was of Joda Cain, a Oregon teen who is currently accused of killing his great-grandmother.
KCTV5 says that the Kansas City Police Department has launched an internal and otherwise private investigation and forked over a eight-page handbook on their social media policy.
Chances are that Catron’s activity over the weekend also violated said policy when he shared a meme which read: “Remember how white people rioted after OJ’s acquittal? Me neither.” The photo was a dig at the civil unrest that has been taking place in the St. Louis suburb since the unarmed Mike Brown was gunned down by officer Darren Wilson on August 9.
That’s why you can’t believe everything you read on the Internet, folks. The outrage Catron sparked is very real, however.
Continue on through the gallery below to see how his comments have people feeling that some members of the law think all Black people look alike.
Photos: Facebook/KCTV5, Twitter
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