“We’ll see how much her life matters soon..better be careful leaving your info open where she can be found 🙂 hold her close tonight it’ll be the last time.” Imagine a police officer leaving this comment about your 5-year-old daughter on your Facebook page. These horrific words come verbatim from a man who called himself Rodney Lee Wilson. It didn’t take long for him to be identified as a white cop on the force of the Overland Park Police Department in Kansas.
And it took even less time for his ass to be fired.
When Lanaydra Williams saw the post that had been written about a picture of her precious daughter; which had been on the page for more than two years, she told FOX 4 news, who spoke with her on Friday via Skype, that she was shocked.
“I received a notification from a name I didn’t know,” Williams recalled.
Already on edge from the news about the situation in Dallas, where 5 officers were killed, Williams said this threatening post added insult to injury and she didn’t sleep at all.
“It’s not okay. Not my child, she’s all I have. India is my heart, that’s not right. We’re already on edge, so why would you do that?” Williams asked.
Admitting she knew no one from Kansas, Williams said that once she clicked on the strangers’ Facebook page and discovered he was a police officer, she contacted the Overland Park PD and was initially told Wilson’s account had been hacked.
She didn’t buy it and asked, “Why would he go out of his way to delete it?”
And even as she speculated about his possible termination (news had not yet broke that he was fired) from the force, her fears about her daughter’s safety heightened.
“Let’s say he does lose his job. How do I know he won’t come and retaliate? How do I know that? I don’t.”
Wilson’s diabolical post showed an obviously demented human being, and Williams had every reason to be afraid. And the fact that he was stupid enough to use his real name. No words.
That a grown man would be so hateful, and use his hatred for a movement this child has no knowledge about or association with (“We’ll see how much her life matters soon”) shows just how far a racist and unstable person will go for revenge.”
Williams, who says her daughter, India, “loves the police,” doesn’t quite know how she will ever explain this situation to her child who she admits “doesn’t know anything about this messed up world.”
“Maybe I’ll just say he was one bad cop. Not all of them are like that. I don’t think she’ll think they’re all like that either way. She loves police,” Williams said.
Williams said Overland Park Police Chief Francis Donchez Jr. did call her to apologize, but nothing about the investigation was said.
The Overland Park Police did put a statement on their Facebook page publicly acknowledging the situation and speaking about Wilson’s termination.