Alabama Police Captain Resigns
(AL) – A captain with the Flomaton Police Department has resigned his position after comments he made on social media came to light. People who read the comments began flooding Flomaton P.D.’s social media with complaints about the violence Captain Scott Walden was inciting. Facing possible termination for his Facebook comments regarding people who voted for a candidate he was against, Walden decided to resign.
The comments made by Capt. Walden included the following, “They need to line up ev1 of them and put a bullet in their skull for treason.” To make matters worse, this is not the first time that Walden has been spoken to about his controversial comments. According to VICE.com,
While Walden can ask for a fair hearing in order to save his job, it may be a bit of a battle. Flomaton Mayor Dewey Bondurant told local media that Walden has had a history of making controversial comments on social media, something he’s warned him about before, and that he personally wants to see him removed from his post.
“That’s what I wanted to do to start with, but by law, I can’t,” the mayor said Thursday.
Thankfully, it appears reality has sunk in. Scott Walden seems to have realized that he may have gotten away with comments he made, that stayed local, but now he has embarassed his department on a national level and he will have to face the consequences of his actions. No doubt, with that in mind, he has resigned from the Flomaton Police Department. We have one less officer advocating for police brutality.
Platteville Officer Wants to “Hurt These People”
(CO) – A police officer with the Platteville Police Department in Colorado is currently on administrative leave for threatening comments he made on social media. Officer Jason Taft, who has only been with the police department since 2018, posted the following comments, and more, on social media: “There will be far fewer results than this year because we’ll help them find God,” and “I’m ready to leave my job just so I can hurt these people…”
According to Taft he wants to, “beat the hell” out of people. So what is causing Taft to call for police brutality and police violence? “Because they don’t believe in what we do.” Strange, Hitler felt the same way. This officer literally ended one of his rants with, “p.s. please meet me at the battle grounds.”
Police Chief Carl Dwyer has begun an investigation into the comments that Jason Taft made on social media. Hopefully, the investigation results in termination. A man with this much anger in him should not have authority over people and definitely should not be in a position that allows him to make life and death decisions.