On Saturday a police officer in Kansas alleged that a McDonald’s employee had written “f***ing pig” on his coffee and showed his chief Brian Hornaday, who in turn posted about it on his the Facebook account that he shares with his wife (not clear at this time which one cheated).
This struck me as odd as soon as I saw it. I understand that this has happened before, and the climate in our country has never been more hostile towards the police in general. But there were a couple things I thought were problematic:
- Why is the receipt on the cup? Maybe that’s normal in Kansas, but I’ve never seen that before.
- Why is the police chief bragging that he turned down McDonald’s attempt to reconcile?
- Why is the police chief urging people to share his post? What on earth would that accomplish?
This smelt like a reverse Jussie from the jump. Jussie Smollett lied because he wanted to be a victim, but the demand for racism far outweighed the supply so he had to fabricate his own victimhood. Likewise there is an anti-police sentiment that exists in this country, and I could totally picture some no-name cop trying to capitalize on that as well.
But even if it was real, why is the chief of police sharing it on Facebook? He knew this was red meat for the blue lives matter community, and he knew it would be widely shared. Why did he want an international online mob to go after a business in Kansas over the actions of one rogue employee? Because that’s what happened.
He’s also a cop too. It’s literally his job to investigate and get to the bottom of things, but instead he went the pumpkin spice mafia victim route.
Turns out my gut feeling was right.
The Kansas police officer who claimed he got a McDonald’s coffee with the words “F–ing Pig” scrawled on the cup resigned Monday after admitting the story was a hoax. The 23-year-old cop, who wasn’t publicly identified, made the story up “as a joke,” Herington Police Chief Brian Hornaday told reporters at a news conference.
“This was completely and solely fabricated by a Herington police officer who is no longer employed with our agency,” Hornaday said.
Hornaday had originally written in a Facebook post Saturday that an employee at the Junction City McDonald’s wrote the expletive on an officer’s coffee cup, calling it a “black eye” on the community.
“This is now, absolutely, a black eye on law enforcement,” Hornaday told reporters Monday.
An investigation by Hornaday and McDonald’s found that no staffer at the fast-food eatery had written the missive. The owner of the McDonald’s had previously said that surveillance footage refuted the cop’s claims.
“In the investigation, we have found that McDonald’s and its employees did not have anything whatsoever to do with this incident,” Hornaday said. Hornaday said the cop, who was employed by the department for two months, should have come forward before the incident became a national story. He declined to name the cop, a former military police officer with the US Army, citing the incident as a “personnel matter.”
“It’s not a matter of us not wanting to tell you who it is, because we have no reason whatsoever to protect the former officer,” Hornaday said.
So, let me get this straight. Not only are they not naming the disgraced former cop, but the police chief is putting all the blame on the cop and none of it on himself, even though this is 99% his fault?
The officer who initially lied about this isn’t the reason it became a big story. He’s obviously a disgrace because he abused the public trust by fabricating a story for attention and running to his boss to cry about minimum wage workers being mean to him so he could achieve full victim status. But none of this would’ve made the news if the ding dong police chief with the shared Facebook account hadn’t blindly believed it and then written “please share,” at the bottom of the post. You’re the chief of police, act like it.
But instead of taking any sort of responsibility, or personally apologizing, Hornaday is making excuses.
“My reaction based on the initial incident was just my reaction based on what I believe, and that’s a police officer who is sworn to protect, their integrity is of the highest order, and it would be foolish of any law enforcement agency or professional to not take the word of their police officer until they can be proven otherwise,” Hornaday told reporters at a Monday press conference.
His gut reaction was to believe the cop. That’s fair. As a general rule of thumb it’s a good idea to trust and believe in law enforcement. So then why would he post about it on Facebook and urge strangers across the globe to blindly share it, instead of investigating it yourself?
And why are they not giving the name of the cop? He was a public servant who turned the ire of the nation on minimum wage workers. By doing so he put a target on their back by convincing a mob of people in a red state that this establishment hated cops. Anyone who was arrested by or investigated by this chode should have the right to know, because it’s highly likely that he’s lied about other things.
Meanwhile Chief Cuckhold is doing a PR tour with the McDonald’s manager and acting like he wasn’t a huge part of this story.
That is what a coke, and a smile, and shut the f*** up looks like in real life.
The perfect ending? These morons gave cops everywhere a bad name, and the guy responsible for spreading the fake news faced zero repercussions.
Two things should happen here:
- The chief should resign too
- The cop should be identified
This is a long shot, but I’m calling on Kansas turtle riders (I know you exist, I’ve seen you during roll call on the live show) to give us a name of this cop. He was willing to hurt and destroy a local business and their employee. He abused the public trust, and he should be named and shamed for the damage he’s caused.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you know.
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