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72 Philadelphia police officers were placed on administrative desk duty following an extensive probe into racist and offensive social media posts.

The cops, who are mostly Caucasian, were taken off the streets and placed on administrative duty after a national group accused police officers in multiple states of posting racist, anti-homosexual and anti-Muslim comments on Facebook.

The cops were removed from active duty after an extensive review of Facebook posts by the Philadelphia-based Plain View Project, which uncovered blatantly racist, anti-Muslim and anti-homosexual comments posted by police officers on public forums.

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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said at least "several dozen" officers will be disciplined and he expects some cops will lose their jobs.

"I am not prepared to tell you at this point who's being disciplined and how many may be terminated, but I can tell you with a degree of certainty there are some people who will meet with that fate," Ross said Wednesday.

"I can't think of any other investigation that we've undertaken, at least in my 30 years, where that many people were taken off the street at one time," Ross said.

Ross described himself as a "dinosaur" who doesn't use social media, but he couldn't understand how police officers who came into contact with the public on a daily basis could make what he called "ridiculous assertions" about entire groups of people.

"It angers me beyond belief, because it just makes our job far more difficult than it needs to be," Ross said.

In an extensive 2-year investigation the Plain View Project reviewed thousands of Facebook posts made by police officers in states from Arizona to Florida.

According to the Associated Press, some of the posts supported beating up protesters and Muslims, mocked foreign accents, and questioned whether Black History Month is racist.

Following the publication of the group's findings, St. Louis' top prosecutor, Kim Gardner, added 22 names to a list of 59 police officers who can't bring cases to her office for prosecution.

Gardner, who is Black, said 7 of the newly added officers are permanently banned from presenting cases to her office for warrants.

In a letter to Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards and Police Chief John Hayden, Gardner said the social media statements were "shocking and beneath the dignity of someone who holds such a powerful position, especially those comments that advocate violence."

"When a police officer’s integrity is compromised in this manner, it compromises the entire criminal justice system and our overall ability to pursue justice," Gardner said in a news release late Tuesday. "After careful examination of the underlying bias contained in those social media posts, we have concluded that this bias would likely influence an officer's ability to perform his or her duties in an unbiased manner."

Racist posts were also found on public Facebook pages maintained by white police officers in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Florida.

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  • Tamara Artis-Dawkins

    Finally someone is Policing the Police!!!!

  • Andrea Williams

    I am really glad that these racist cops have not learned to NOT put their horrible views on social media. They need to be outed and replaced. Not just put on desk duty. They need to be put where they can do no harm to POC.

  • Guest

    Goodt. Not surprised at all.

    O.T -WTH is going on with Joe Biden's son Hunter? First you date your brother's widow, then you get married after knowing a woman for two weeks, now a woman is suing you for child support claiming you fathered her child. Slow the hell down Hunter!

  • 9 Mind

    Desk duty with pay? Let me know when they're fired... I'll celbrate then.

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  • gellie

    Hunter out here doing the most...and blowing up the spot for his daddy.

  • MistaO

    The manner in which the St. Louis prosecutor approached this matter is spot on. The basis for denial cannot be refuted and effectively ends their careers in that city. Well played.

  • gellie

    White people are in a head space now where they no longer desire to pretend. This is what MAGA means to them. They really wanna go back in time...like frfr.

  • SunRiseBlossom
  • https://nylapoprush.com/twitch twitch.tv/NylaPop

    I love this react.

  • Andrea Williams

    Good Morning........I.LOVE.THIS!

  • MsSapphire9800

    If they are terminated...they will just move to another state or county and join the Sheriff Dept or Police Dept...they have unlimited priviledges regardless of their crimes. I really do not know how some of them passes the psychological test for the job. The PO who killed the blackman in his apartment had gotten a job in the next county...btw whatever happen to that story...let me go and google.

  • Alextra Ballard

    That’s like a paid vacation

  • Karen Brady

    He married that other broad as a diversion. I'm sure he's still with broad # 1 but trying to divert since his dad is campaigning for Pres. I don't know why anyone is sleeping with his slow-looking self but whatevs.

  • Phillybruh

    Its getting ready to be a long hot summer in the philly streets, between the racist cops, the druggies and the super predators keep your kids close.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Taken off the skreets??? That’s not enough....they need to be removed. PeriodT....these Bigots are filled with hate and anger,which makes them extra dangerous

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Nobody should be shocked by this. It's just surprising that these cops would be bold enough (or dumb enough) to put their racist views out there on social media for all to see.

  • Ni Ni

    He sounds like a crackhead.

  • Ghetto Real Name

    -WTH is going on with Joe Biden's son Hunter?
    ^^^^^
    Hunter is hell bent on being a pain in Joe's ass and embarrassing the fukk outta his dad with his bullshit. That is what is going on. Joe Biden is 76 years old. He dont need Hunter and his constant barrage of shit. Cut him off like a skin cancer Joe.

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  • Marlika

    His brothers widow needs her ass beat as well. I believe Beau ( May he rip) is Joe’s and everyone favorite. Hunter was always the black sheep of the family.

  • Mielle Downey

    He has crack charges too how ironic. He was busted for it.lmao

  • The Vet

    That why it is so important to release their names.

  • NewNew

    Every political family has an embarrassing member who threatens to mess it up for everybody. Bill Clinton had his felonious brother Roger, JFK had the murderous Michael Skakel, Donald Trump has . . . Donald Trump.

    Poor Joe. I bet he wishes he could take that nut back.

  • MsSapphire9800

    Even if the public knows their name it will not stop them from being hire. I am quite sure those law enforcement dept do background and employment checks...Priviledge is on their side certainly for the white officers.

  • JV

    Joe Biden doesn't need anyone else Joe Biden-ing it up for him.

  • Ni Ni

    Chile, if Joe dont set his self down somewhere. ?

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    "When a police officer’s integrity is compromised in this manner, it compromises the entire criminal justice system and our overall ability to pursue justice,"
    ______________
    I had to explain this shyt to someone in the shoplifting post trying to quote the police report. Chile...

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Yes it was...

  • Myopinion

    I live in St. Louis and it is ridiculous here...these police here don't care nothin' boutcha periodt….smh

  • Rita

    F-ck that Brotherhood sh!t...if I was a BlackCop I'm wh0pping some racists @ss. I always wondering how BlackCops feel?

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld
  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    This summer is gonna be violent as hell in Philly...especially since that coke bust this week the streets are gonna "dry up" and these niccas will start with that strong arm robbery ish again...

  • DroneRivers

    16 tons worth a $1B! Can you imagine how many heads are gonna roll over that? Yall stay safe!

  • DroneRivers

    They need to be fired and unable to reapply for police work anywhere else.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    And water is wet. Who would be surprised by these findings?

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Here is the sad reality.. If they are fired from one they just get hired somewhere else quietly...see it done so many times...

  • Phillybruh

    Somebody got a sweet witness protection deal behind that...lol Certain parts of west philly, all of southwest, thank god the temple kids are home because they would have caught it.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    I lived across the water in the boogie and trust I know..

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Because in the WHOLE scheme of things.. they will never fully get punished for it. Every cop is in the brotherhood if one state or city fires them the next will pick them right up..they fear nothing except real jail time which they hardly ever get...

  • WutizstillHERE!

    They are in the middle they are a part of the blue code so they can't go against it but silently deal with the shyt because they know they can get punished for it or worse die "In the line of duty" for speaking out..

  • Toni Toni Toni

    Exactly.

  • Andrea Williams

    I know right?! Every since the head racist has been in office, you see more and more vocal racists rearing their ugly heads without fear. Every time that I see someone wearing a MAGA hat, rightly or wrongly, I automatically think racist. I mean what else could you possibly be supporting Trump? What do you think about these Latinos for Trump? Do they not realize that he only wants their vote? Do they not realize that he cares nothing for them and would deport everyone of them if he could even though they are here legally?

  • Myopinion

    Really! I grew up in east boogie, graduated from Eside...Flyers all day!

  • Renee26

    Desk duty huh... So they can plant false documents and misplace evidence huh... The dinosaur is bird box to the prejudice of his officers huh... Bet they give him a hard time and show him little respect huh

  • Renee26

    Yup

  • Renee26

    Agreed... Let them work on the side of highways and fall into moving traffic

  • gellie

    The Latinos are jockeying for position. 30% of them actually voted for Trump. So that tells me they are more than willing to thin their own herd for a favorable position.

  • Renee26

    They've been protected and still are... No consequences for their actions. They're still getting a check today. Common citizens would be in the unemployment line right now.

  • Renee26

    Amen

  • Renee26

    Same with the females

  • hottlanta

    Laid off with pay. Lets go on vacation. Yahhhhhhhhhh

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Im from old school Lincoln Sr High offa Bond LOL!

  • Andrea Williams

    The question for me is........what favorable position is it that they hope to have? Do they think that they will somehow get a position in the WH? I don't understand those who vote against their own best interest. It makes no sense. Are they deaf and dumb as to who and what Trump is?

  • Kayke

    Let hope it rains all summer

  • Kayke

    She got jail time.

  • Seldomseen

    Lol, that is some crackhead is

  • Seldomseen

    Donald Trump has Donald Trump???

  • Seldomseen

    Hunter out here Hunting

  • SpiceGirl

    Oh so y'all put them on vacation =Desk duty

  • Black Dynomiiiite!!!

    You a paper chaser, got the block on fire... Lol! I read this in Juvenile's voice

  • Rita

    I'm sorry Wut...I'm Black First. Then I put on a uniform. The person that I am..I'mma have a B!GProblem ya'll keep killing and using Unnecessary force on my people. I'll band my brothers together, go out for a couple of drinks or have meeting at my house. F-ck that blue code...more of moral&respect code.

  • Trace da Ace

    welp...this is not shock....and fuck desk duty...they should be fired and black balled from applying for any related positions....they should be only able to apply at fast food restaurants and toilet cleaning jobs.....DATS IT! Oh...and the folks who drive around picking up dead animals off the street....THE END!

  • IChosetheBrownDollbaby

    Murder trial starts in August

  • Raquel

    When will people learn and understand that the police is just the modern day KKK?? All that's changed is the color of the uniform.

  • What???

    How can you blame them when all they see every day are black people acting a fool?

  • MsSapphire9800

    Thanks

  • MsSapphire9800

    Thanks you

  • Russiancreme

    I feel what you saying, but in reality black cops do what they gotta do to collect that over time pay & pension. Basically, the bare minimum. They not rocking no boats. Plenty of righteous black cops have met an early demise. Either set up for some bs or left to fend for themselves in sticky situations...

  • Tee Tee

    They'll just come work down here in the South. Smh

  • Renee26

    ? That's how I said it too... Classic

  • Mo Laughz

    Let them get a job that doesn't involve carrying a gun or having the ability to take away someone's freedom.

  • KneeSee

    ??

  • EasyBreezy

    Chile....

  • EasyBreezy

    This is why I LOVE Kamala; she got that black girl swag with a white girl cover......

  • Logan Roberts

    And that's why I continue to eat my food when they get ambushed on the news. ???

  • ?HRH?_MYA

    Absolutely great news

  • WutizstillHERE!

    That sound idealistic the truth is that never happens because if it did there are about just as many black cops as there are white...and the only one that I saw that spoke up a black sister ended up getting in trouble, My niece is a Sheriff for Belleville Illinois . she has to work with not only mostly white cops but its 99 percent men. Most black police years in the force see this everyday and feel just as powerless as citizens do..

  • Patricia

    its all by design...

  • Patricia

    thats what i said. i love desk jobs

  • What???

    If you really believe that then black people don’t have agency and are therefore an inferior race.

  • SpiceGirl

    More like relaxing will making your coins (some what....lol)

  • Malificent

    This is Trumps people exposing themselves

  • LLC

    on a side note, are we going to run out of cops?

  • Rita

    Smh...I'm glad you mention the black sister..because I wonder what happened to her...seems like we always speak up.

  • Jussjess25

    Smdh well done philly. We have a long way to go but I guess this can be a start. Even if one white supremacist is fired it may save one black life.

  • Jussjess25

    Don't forgot the white mass murders who kill in large numbers for no reason at all ?????

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    He messy as hell!! Who the heck lays up with your widowed sister in law only to dump her and get married...then this love child appears from Arkansas...whew chile the elitist ghetto...

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Good morning!!! :)

  • What???

    “Don’t forget the kids next door who’re smoking crack. Glad my kids aren’t the only ones smoking it too, it makes it more acceptable in my mind”.

  • just saying

    They kill when no one likes them or they get turned down for sex...important reasons ?????

  • CallMeDarkChocolate

    RGHT!!!!!....Fire their asses...PERIOD.....Side note tho, I don't want them working in fast food either...shit they might do all kinds of sick shit to our food....IJS....

  • Jussjess25

    Lol