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Michigan Sheriff Demands Facebook Take Down Pages Promoting Anti-Police Violence

September 15, 2015  | 

Sheriff Mike Bouchard (Photo: Oakland County Sheriff's Office) 
Sheriff Mike Bouchard (Photo: Oakland County Sheriff's Office) 

Oakland County, Mich.,Sheriff Mike Bouchard is demanding Amazon end sales of T-shirts with the slogan "(expletive) the police" and Facebook shut down pages by the same name.

"Social media has become a main source of propaganda for the anti-law enforcement movement and it is disgusting that Facebook continues to permit '(expletive) the police' pages and groups for public consumption," Bouchard wrote in a statement issued Monday.

Bouchard issued the statement from the Major County Sheriff's Association, a national organization comprised of elected sheriff's of jurisdictions with more than 500,000 residents, indicating he's not alone in the demands. Bouchard is listed as the organization's vice president of government affairs, MLive reports.

The association "condemns the obscene caricatures depicting the assassination of law enforcement officials and calls upon Facebook to immediately remove the content," Bouchard wrote. " ... Additionally, it was recently brought to the (Major County Sheriffs' Association) attention that Amazon was selling "(expletive) the Police" T-shirts, as well as other anti-police merchandise.

"It is unimaginable that a retailer would promote and profit off of the bigoted targeting of an individual based on their race, religion, disability or sexual preference ... "

Comments (5)

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Jeff @ 9/15/2015 5:18 PM

I hope the members of the IACP follow this lead.

UncleMike @ 9/16/2015 7:19 AM

Lets all try to guess what the DOJ is doing about the threats to Law Enforcement in our country.
Oh, I know.

kevCopAz @ 9/16/2015 8:24 AM

Good idea, wont work, Media and the public don't care, Blue lives don't matter. Good luck with this. FACE BOOK caring for cops, yeah right. EVERY cop in the US and every family member, friend or anyone that really does care about PD should contact FACE BOOK and demand this end or drop out, make a big public splash hurt therm or they will give us the finger and ingnore us.

ssc1911 @ 9/16/2015 10:20 AM

I agree with Jeff. Something needs to be done to address this issue. Not an easy thing to do. The Sheriff of Oakland County, Michigan is exactly right in what he says,

Chuck @ 11/8/2015 5:26 AM

completely agree with the sheriff.

The problem is society is trying to promote this idiotic hatred through the mindless social media channels. I look at most people that use that crap as mindless drones with the herd mentality.

If Facebook doesn't stand against this hatred, they are publicly supporting it and that is a disgrace!

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