Another day, another classy post made by law-enforcement officials and (alleged) professionals. This time, a sheriff in Washington state is attempting to apologize after a horrifying meme was posted Monday to his county’s Facebook page, showing protesters being run over by a vehicle with the caption, “All Lives Splatter.”
Like I said, really classy, especially given the horrors that only recently occurred in Charlottesville, Va., where a protester was actually killed after an alleged white supremacist plowed his car into the crowd.
But it didn’t end there.
“Nobody cares about your protest,” the meme continued. “Keep your ass out of the road.”
As the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports, it was a county employee who shared the photo on the Chelan County Emergency Management page. In addition, the photo was shared from a group with an oh-so-very-charming name: “Libtards; ya gotta love ’em!”
Needless to say, the post (which has since been removed) sparked outrage.
But don’t worry, the original poster, who has yet to be identified, made sure he included his own caption, insisting, “I don’t wish harm on anyone ... but protesters don’t belong in the road!”
I’m not sure how many times we have to repeat that this kind of shit is not funny, but one more time for good measure: This shit is not funny. And don’t dare try to make this an issue about road safety, either.
Anyway, Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett swiftly issued an apology Monday, saying that the “noncommissioned” employee meant to share it on a personal account ... which makes it better?
“Staff at Chelan County Emergency Management feel terrible that this inappropriate and hurtful post made it onto the Facebook page,” Burnett wrote in the news release. “Changes have already been made in procedure to assure nothing like this will ever occur in the future.”
Right, good luck with that.
Read more at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.