Source: CBS News
NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans police officer placed on desk duty following a deadly shooting incident was suspended for posting a comment on a local TV station’s website calling Trayvon Martin a thug who deserved to die.
Jason Giroir identified himself as a New Orleans Police Department employee when he posted a comment over the weekend on the WWVTV.com website in response to an article about a rally supporting Martin. He wrote, “Act like a thug die like one!”
Martin, 17, was unarmed when he was fatally shot last month in Sanford, Fla., by a neighborhood watch volunteer.
The Times-Picayune reports that when another commenter called Giroir’s comments racist, Giroir responded: “Eddie come on down to our town with a ‘Hoodie’ and you can join Martin in HELL and talk about your racist stories!:-P”
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