Two months ago the Plain View Project published Facebook biased (to put it nicely) posts from police around the country including from the Philadelphia Police Department. Somehow I missed the one recently reported implying that in the face of violence, police cars “were being placed in park”. I get that police have a tough job but given our brisk murder rate and the recent spate of multiple shootings at neighborhood events, it’s fair to ask whether we might have a safer city if all our officers took their cars out of park.
Editorial cartoons from this week include:
- 7 Philly cops whose Facebook posts were flagged in database scandal have resigned
- 'One small victory’: A community gathers after firings of Philadelphia police officers for offensive Facebook posts
- Commissioner Ross was right to fire cops for racist Facebook posts. But many will probably be rehired. | Editorial