Violence-Minded Cops on Patrol in Missouri

Image: Loaves of Bread
Image: Loaves of Bread

According to the Daily Caller, a police officer in Missouri, Matthew Pappert, allegedly stated on Facebook that the protesters in Ferguson “should have been put down like a rabid dog the first night” and that he wished for a “Muslim with a backpack” to blow up the assembled “thugs and white trash” (referring to KKK members). Hat tip to the St. Louis Post Dispatch via the Week.

And, a couple years ago, reports the Dispatch, St. Louis County police officer Dan Page said, “I personally believe in Jesus Christ as my lord savior, but I’m also a killer. I’ve killed a lot. And if I need to, I’ll kill a whole bunch more. If you don’t want to get killed, don’t show up in front of me, it’s that simple. I have no problem with it. . . . I’m into diversity. I kill everybody, I don’t care.” I do get the sense that there’s some additional context to Page’s remarks, but I didn’t want to watch the full hour-long video of Page to run down the details. I watched the first few minutes, and that was enough to convince me that, at a minimum, Page holds some very bizarre views.

Here’s a thought: How about not employ police officers who sound like sociopaths?