Wednesday, December 17, 2014

POLICE UNION BOSS FLIPS OUT OVER CARTOON SHOWING KIDS TELLING SANTA, "KEEP US SAFE FROM THE POLICE"

Enter Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 President John McNesby.

In a scathing letter yesterday . . . McNesby demanded an apology from the Bucks County Courier Times for the cartoon.

“Surprisingly, you have at least one reader of that excuse for a newspaper you run,” McNesby wrote. “The one reader forwarded a copy of your disgraceful and highly offensive ‘cartoon.’ . . .

An apology might have been in order for the fact that the cartoon wasn’t particularly funny, original or poignant. But offending the sensibilities of law enforcement in the midst of a national uproar over the unnecessary killing of people by law enforcement isn’t something for which a newspaper should be apologizing. And it just gets worse from there.