“Just another savage that needs to be exterminated.” That’s just one of several social media posts exposing Dallas Police Officers and others that The Plain View Project has released to the public. Now the department is in hot water for these discriminatory and disgusting officers’ posts.
Hundreds of these officers’ posts let you know that these police officers don’t think much of Black people or using deadly violence against us. They joke about violence and make anti-Black violence into a punchline.
The department initially said that 4 officers had been placed on “administrative leave” and an additional 21 others were under investigation. Then, the Dallas Morning News exposed that never actually happened, according to Executive Assistant Police Chief David Pughes.
THEN on top of that, they told the Dallas News that two different numbers of police were under investigation. At one point it was 25, then it was 34, then it was 25 again. It seems like Dallas Police Department is confused or not being honest about what’s going on.
While Dallas Police Department says it doesn’t tolerate hate, only time will tell. We already know that racism is a problem within law enforcement, but the hesitancy departments have when it comes to terminating this problem shows why it continues.