*OK, so the jury is in, and the conclusion reached is that yes, some cops are just plain stupid.
No really. How else could you explain some of their actions? Just blatant. Unleashed. Ignorance. Like this St. Louis County police officer who actually wrote a post on Facebook joking about the 2014 death of unarmed teen Michael Brown. This wasn’t done undercover in the locker room at the police station. It wasn’t some “inside joke” after work on Friday at the local tavern with like-minded comrades. This was said out loud, on social media.
I mean, who does that?
Officer Todd J. Bakula did.
According to the Daily News, he actually wrote a post on Facebook about spending his “annual Michael Brown bonus.”
Under the name “TJ Thekoola” Bakula wrote:
“I decided to spend my annual Michael Brown bonus on a nice relaxing bicycle ride trip to Defiance, [Missouri]. Eating dinner now and staying at a bed and breakfast tonight.”
Brown, 18, was shot and killed last year by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. The widespread effects of his controversial shooting, which served no justice for the deceased or his family with the acquittal of Wilson, are still being felt in Ferguson ; where just last week a state of emergency was declared in St. Louis on the one-year anniversary of the teen’s death.
Bakula’s comments are said to have set an investigation in motion, according to a spokesman with the St. Louis County police.
“We understand the post is controversial,” police spokesman Shawn McGuire said.
“The St. Louis County police department takes these allegations very serious in every case,” McGuire added. “The remarks on the Facebook page will be investigated by our department.”
Here’s a question for the authorities: Exactly what kind of apparatus is used to investigate an asshole?