Minnesota cop in trouble for ‘racist’ Facebook posts
A Minneapolis police officer is getting a lot of unwanted attention after posting a few Facebook statuses that some say is racist.
Joseph Ming Klimmek, a 5-year veteran, has a few people questioning whether or not he is fit for the job after sharing an article about weekend murders.
“Racism and glorifying murders is not the thing that I want my kids to look up to,” Alicia Lucio admitted.
Lucio told Fox 9 News Klimmek, a 1st-precinct officer with the Minneapolis Police Department, shared some eyebrow-raising comments under his online alias, Joseph Klimax. One came when he posted a link to a Fox 9 News story about weekend murders and added: “3 murders in 3 days and it’s not even warm yet? This could be a busy year finally.”
When Lucio commented that it seemed like Klimmek might be praising the murder rate, he simply responded, “The last few years were slow.”
POST Board member Neil Melton said that Klimmek’s post did not violate licensing standards, but does beg the question. He is encouraging department heads to ask themselves whether Klimmek has a history of posting things that are not well thought out.
Another recent meme posted by Klimmek was perceived as having racist undertones:
Thoughts on the posts and comments?
Racist or not racist?
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