One-time Glendale, Missouri police officer Matthew Pappert has been all over the news the last few days. He was initially suspended from the department for comments on Facebook. He was fired following an internal investigation.
Two gems this upstanding citizen posted:
1. "These protesters should have been put down like a rabid dog the first night.”
2. “I’m sick of these protesters. You are a burden on society and a blight on the community.”
His lawyer said, "Officer Pappert is deeply remorseful about what he posted on social media. We ask for the same spirit of forgiveness and the opportunity for redemption."
How do you forgive someone for who they are? He’s exposed himself as an oppressive thug and a tyrant. How do you forgive someone for expressing a desire to kill and squelch the Constitutional rights of his fellow citizens? I’ll tell you how – You don’t.
Pappert got his chance to play policeman, and has proven with words that he is absolutely unsuitable for such a position of trust. Good riddance. Enjoy your new career.