The news is out: [LONG BEACH, CA — Former police officers who wrote violent threats against Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King in a private Facebook page for California law enforcement officers, are now under investigation by the FBI and the Long Beach Police Department.
King, a prominent voice in the Black Lives Matter movement, wrote about the experience on Medium. According to King, the police officers used their real names while “openly plotting and planning (his) assassination.” The article includes screenshots that show current and former officers of various California agencies saying “Toss this guy from a helicopter,” “Need a sniper,” “Shaun King needs to be put down,” “I recommend retro-active birth control, or post birth abortion, whatever you wanna call it,” and other threats apparently aimed at King. He expressed skepticism that the department would investigate thoroughly.
The posts came at a time when the mood of national unrest descended on Long Beach along with thousands of protesters, who surrounded the Long Beach Police Department for hours on May 31 to protest police brutality. Some downtown businesses were looted, and police were alternately criticized for failing to stop the looting and for firing rubber bullets into crowds of peaceful protesters and reporters.
It began with retired Long Beach Police Officer Laura Tartgaglione, who, according to King, allegedly wrote, “The man who put this tweet out today is a FOUNDING MEMBER OF BLM, he also introduced Bernie Sanders at his attempted presidential run. I think (California) needs to start putting a team together of retired military, police and NRA MEMBERS! We have no protection. These criminals that the Democrats created need to be stopped.”
The Long Beach Police Department’s Investigations Bureau confirmed it is conducting an internal review and will make recommendations regarding a criminal investigation, the department said. The FBI will assist the department with the investigation. Three former Long Beach police officers are being investigated, authorities confirmed.
Tartaglione worked at the Long Beach Police Department until May 15, 1997, according to the department.
The two other former Long Beach officers involved in the threats are Jeffrey Garcia, who worked at there until June 27, 2014, and Mary Jensen, who worked at there until May 1, 1993, the department said.
“The Long Beach Police Department is appalled and deeply disturbed by the tone and content of the posts which in no way reflect the core values and professional standards held by the men and women in our organization,” the department said in a statement.
“We are 100% committed to working in partnership with our community to ensure that all people are treated with respect and professionalism and will not tolerate any bias, racism or threats to individuals.”
King raised doubt in the Medium article that police departments would be able to properly investigate their current and former officers for the threats.
“Who do you call to report the misconduct of current and retired law enforcement officers? Because I lack confidence in any law enforcement system to handle this, I feel the burden to release this publicly for my own safety and for the safety of my family,” said King, who says he receives death threats every day.
Mayor Robert Garcia said the city asked the FBI to investigate the threats.
“The social media comments by retired and former LBPD officers about Shaun King are disgusting and unacceptable,” Garcia said.]
Cops do it all, every single day; from planting evidence to murders. Jackbooted neo-Nazi confederate skinhead terrorist supremacist Neanderthal… in other words, cops are an extension of the KKK and white supremacy.