FB Says Cop's Post About Cop-Killer Didn't Violate Policy, But He's Still Banned

Facebook hasn't lifted the suspension of a deputy after he posted a meme about a cop-killer's immigration status.

Menlo Park, CA - Facebook has responded to a deputy's appeal to un-ban him for calling out a cop-killer's immigration status. In their response, the social media company apologized and noted that the deputy didn't violate policy. However, the deputy is still suspended from Facebook.

Gustavo Perez Arriaga, 32, fatally shot Cpl. Singh during a predawn traffic stop on Wednesday, leading to a massive multiagency manhunt. He was captured Friday morning.

Arriaga is an illegal immigrant, has self-promoted his status as a member of the Sureno street gang, and has two prior drunk driving convictions in Madera County, Sheriff Christianson said.

"This suspect, unlike Ron – who immigrated to this country lawfully and legally to pursue his lifelong career of public safety, public service and being a police officer – this suspect is in our country illegally. He doesn't belong here. He's a criminal," Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson said during a press conference on Thursday afternoon.

On Saturday, we reported that the deputy, whom I personally know, was suspended for calling Corporal Ronil Singh's killer an "illegal immigrant." Facebook cited their policy against hate speech, and gave him the chance to appeal.

The deputy appealed, and in response, Facebook said, "We're sorry we got this wrong. We reviewed your photo again and it does follow our Community Standards. We appreciate you taking the time to request a review. Your feedback helps us do better."

However, the deputy's account remains suspended, his post was never restored, and he has been given no further explanation.

Other users also reported Facebook taking down posts about Arriaga's immigration status.

Facebook user Dana Marie says that she didn't even post a picture of the killer when she got flagged for "hate speech." Dana posted images of Corporal Singh and his family, with the text: "This is officer Singh. He was killed by an ILLEGAL ALIEN 5 hours after he took this picture with this beautiful wife, baby and k9! This is precisely why we need to #buildthatwall! RIP hero"

"Illegal alien" is the official term used by the U.S. government since the Reagan administration to describe people who are in the country illegally.

The owner of Warrior 12, a patriotic apparel company, told Blue Lives Matter that he was outraged that Facebook was removing objective facts about the killer.

Disclosure: Warrior 12 sells all official Blue Lives Matter gear and the proceeds help fund Blue Lives Matter's operating costs.

Warrior 12 owner Joseph Murphy said that he founded his company while working as a police officer in a sanctuary jurisdiction, and has seen the effect of sanctuary policies firsthand.

Murphy has offered a free gift card to anybody whose post was removed by Facebook for telling the truth about Arriaga's immigration status.

"If enough of us act, there will be no hiding the fact that Corporal Singh would be alive if not for this illegal alien," Murphy told Blue Lives Matter.

Murphy says that in the past day, he has given out ten gift cards to people who have had their posts about Arriaga removed by Facebook, and he plans to give out more.

Comments (17)
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N.erickson1016
N.erickson1016

Yup, I was just banned from Facebook for posting it as well. Welcome to Fascistbook, where facts hurt people's feelings, therefore it violates our "community standards."

Blackwolf1
Blackwolf1

I called a guy adouchebag for applauding a cop killer and saying all cops should die. FASCISTBOOK has ban me for 30 days, but his comment violated nothing.

Katarina
Katarina

Weeks before Corporal Singh's tragic murder I had a post removed for "hate speech" because I simply said that not all of the caravan were coming here for a better life and that some were criminals, gang members, human and drug smugglers. No name calling or singling anyone out, just facts. Fascist Book is a very appropriate new name. Just the beginning of censored speech and propoganda in this country. FB needs competition badly.

javaguy
javaguy

copy and past image on Facebook about ten thousand times

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

As far as I know, I haven't been banned yet, but again I'm sharing the hell out of this and related posts on farcebook. I will continue to do so, banned or otherwise. I am NOT nor will I be a PC snowflake. Don't like my attitude or my comments on farcebook? Don't read them or , better yet, don't friend me or follow me .

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

In his shoes, I would consider a lawsuit against Facebook for infringing upon my 1st Amendment Rights, since by their own admission it WAS ACCEPTABLE by their own standards which are seldom applied equally.

Stanracer
Stanracer

The truth is not "hate speech".

Firefighter67
Firefighter67

I have same post on my FB and they can suspend me or ban me whenever they want. It's going viral. I respect law enforcement and I am a firefighter. It time to shut FB down !

Pat1978
Pat1978

'Activists' are flagging arguments and facts they don't like. They're kind of like reverse 'Russian' trolls.

Marxest
Marxest

Facebook is a company with it's own rules. Expect them to conduct their business the way they see fit.

Dog rescuer
Dog rescuer

So far all of my posts and stayed on my page are still up. I agree Facebook definitely needs competition because being a liberal run company it can do it damn well pleases

bronx163
bronx163

Fuck facebook. I dont see why people need to tell the world every little thing they do in some vertual diary.

I have no need to be on face book. No need.

Its a far left wing propaganda machine and biggest supressor of free speech.

Bstn
Bstn

Im noticing FB suspends folks who state things FB employees dont like, claiming hate speech, how is saying a person is illegal hate when its just stating a fact. Just like stating Cpl Singh was a LEGAL Immigrant, its a fact, a Legal Immigrant who came here & became a USA Citizen got murdered by an ILLEGAL, gang banging, immigrant, its facts!!

TomC
TomC

Facebook is becoming more and more irrelevant. Screw them. Cop hating fascism.

RMRRM
RMRRM

It is immoral to stop us from standing up for our Police. I was banned from twitter for saying this: if you kill a cop, you should hang. I’m banned now.

RMRRM
RMRRM

Because the left has created an “us and them mentality.” We have first Amendment rights in the USA. FB, TWITTER believe in global open borders policies like their largest owner, Nazi George Soros. The left has turned the tables on speech like Hitler did in Europe. In 1945, as HITLER & Germany were taken down, their top minds escaped all over the world. The PLO and Arafat were trained and created by two Nazi officers who escaped to continue killing Jews. Naziism is still alive. Soros uses those pillars to destroy us here. Police are our last line of defense from anarchy/tyranny, which are needed in their (LEFT) quest to destroy our society. They follow the Cloward-Piven philosophy- tax the system until you break it...confuse society until it breaks down. Replace it with their system. Socialism like Hitler. We need to educate ourselves in America because the Facism they claim comes from the right, it’s truly alive and destroying us from the left. Stand up for Police or America’s finished.