Hampton University Fires 9 Police Officers For Offensive Social Media Posts

Hampton University has fired nine police officers for offensive social media posts.

Hampton, VA - Hampton University has fired nine police officers for what they say are “misogynistic, racist and other offensive remarks” made on social media.

The department only had 25 sworn officers before the firing spree, according to the department website.

In a statement released Thursday evening, the department said, "The university terminated 9 officers from its Police Department (HUPD) for egregious violations of the university's code of conduct. After a full investigation, it was determined that the officers shared misogynistic, racist, and other offensive remarks via social media. The university has a zero tolerance for such behavior."

The details of the social media posts have not yet been released, so it's unknown how egregious the social media posts actually were.

It's not clear if the officers were fired by overzealous administrators looking for any post which could possibly be perceived to be offensive, or if the police department's administrators are exceptionally incompetent at hiring officers who aren't misogynistic racists.

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BerettaAPX
BerettaAPX

Good luck hiring replacements you stupid liberal asswipes. Stalinism is alive and well it seems.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Were they afforded due process? a chance to defend themselves? Or did someone use an arbitrary standard and held them to it, without every telling the officers what the standard was?

did the university also expel any students who made offensive remarks online, including about any elected official? What about the rest of the faculty at the organization? I mean, if they officers are going to be held to the standards, it only makes sense for disciplinary action to be applied uniformly to everyone at Hampton University

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Blue Lives Matter should interview the terminated officers so they can tell their side of the story.

Oilgotreb1
Oilgotreb1

May I assume that these standards apply to ALL university employees; including "professors"??? Both during their workday and on social media??
I seriously doubt it.

Briancski
Briancski

Our nation will fall apart If officers continue to be targeted, attacked, and not backed by brass. Obviously many people in our country forget that police officers are human just like anyone else. Petty mistakes that officers make are being broadcasted with inaccurate facts only with the intention of demonizing and belittling law enforcement. When does it end??

Bobby1874
Bobby1874

B Hussein Obama's legacy the emboldened thugs and the war on cops..

I'm sure said administrators just happen to be Democrats... #PARTYOFCRIME #LawAndOrder #BlueLivesMatter

Democrats have morphed into the trade union for America's malignancies.  Thugs, criminals, MS13, dishonest attorneys, Porn Stars, radicals, illegals, and anything else that runs counter to our constitution, norms, laws, or sovereignty is a welcome vote to Democrats.

RetCanMilSpouse
RetCanMilSpouse

With the trend I am seeing here, if LEO's want to be able to vent freely, they should do it the old fashioned way. Take turns having a barbecue and invite your coworkers.

Sadly, freedom of speech does not include freedom from consequences. As LEO's are held to a higher standard of public behaviour, you need to be able to have those crude moments to release all the negativity you encounter in your job.

Stanracer
Stanracer

And the war on the police continues. Political correctness run amuck. SAD!

unholyone
unholyone

The First Amendment of free speech has been interpreted to mean, free speech only if you agree with the powers in place. We can thank academicians, the MSM, and politicians for this. Also, for redefining words. Ex: criticizing a woman/women on their views is called misogynist: criticizing a person on their views whose ancestry is other than the USA is called racist: preventing people from ILLEGALLY entering the country is racist and bigoted. So today, what is actually "racist, misogynistic, and offense" really mean? And who decides what is racist, misogynistic, or offensive?

Stay free
Stay free

The posts could be in the range from nothing - very horrible.

To defend or condemn the posts would be doing so blindly. I will wait, while the people here that say to wait for the facts to come out blindly defend.

magnumforc
magnumforc

Strangely how students and faculty can fire off "offensive" posts about police, the government and anyone else who is not a liberal left leaning socialist, but let someone say anything that melts the snowflakes and you're done. The only freedom of speech in universities and colleges is what they say is free speech by their standards. If you disagree, you're marked as a racist, hater or whatever. Our nation is so screwed as this continues and expands.

ForestRon
ForestRon

I would think they would have a good case for appeal, civil action and compensation. Representing your personal feelings on a personal social media format outside of any work environment would be tantamount to talking to your friends and expressing your feelings. It won't be long before these liberal police administrators will get this kind of overreaction stuffed up their collective asses..

Paul Hammond
Paul Hammond

This story is very short on facts. It's probably just political correctness gone amuck, but it's hard to make a judgement when you don't know the facts.

BerettaAPX
BerettaAPX

But the Stalinists decide what is and isnt offensive. I find the whole homo pride thing very offensive but my views are ignored. If you dont agree with THEIR views, go to gulag.

ACSO-Charles-One
ACSO-Charles-One

Unfortunately I don't have a Facebook account anymore. I won't conform to there standards and tired of FB deciding who I can hear from and what I can post. With that said more political correctness or one incompetent background investigation on these officers. Sounds like 40% of the department are mysagonis, racists who are generally offensive to adam henries and other DB's. Probably a good bunch of hard working street cops.

Vice2219
Vice2219

This is an at will state. Second, one of the officers got upset at what was being shared and showed the evidence.

Students are being paid to uphold a position of authority on tax dollars to protect and serve. I worked with them. You tried it.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

One of 2 things will happen if this keeps up. One the police will be a gutted force, consisting of minorities and pussies. Two, lawsuits will get the cops back their jobs, because the public will see the danger of an ineffective police department.

Staceyjames
Staceyjames

First, if they have the gaul to actually type anything negative in those categories, then they obviously don't care if a family member or friend sees it, and they don't belong in Law Enforcement. (Are agencies still giving pre-employment polygraphs?) Second, this goes way back before social media to the Rodney King arrest. If your too young to remember, look it up, or ask a veteran over 50. Every single officer at that point should have realized that PEOPLE ARE WATCHING YOU! Either by cell phone, news helicopter, etc. If you can't control yourself, do all of your fellow officers a favor and QUIT before you cast ANOTHER spot light on Law Enforcement. I have talked my grandson out of LE in favor of a safer job, the Fire Department. Be the hero instead of walking around with a target on your back because of some dumbass across the country who "taught a bad guy a lesson."

tfort
tfort

When are they going to learn. You can’t make anti-policy remarks and keep your job.

BlueMooseCode4
BlueMooseCode4

Prior to 2008 nothing like this war on police was a problem. Enter Ofailbama and his deep hate for LE and the problem blossomed out of control. Political correctness, BLM, LBGT, and all those other 3 letter idioms came to light and festered then burst when Trump became President.

C911
C911

Why are people no longer allowed to express their opinion? It’s there social media. Leave them alone. Quit being so petty! Coming from an all black college, that’s rich!