A day prior to the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death, a police Facebook group reportedly posted a fake memorial tribute mocking the late unarmed teen's passing, The Root reports.
The group named Police Officers reportedly posted an image of a disgustingly insensitive plaque which read “There one was a thug named Brown, who bum-rushed a cop with a frown. Six bullets later, he met his creator, then his homies burnt down the town.”
After going viral and suffering severe backlash from social media, the post was taken down. However, before it was deleted, it received nearly 4,000 Facebook “likes” and was shared more than 1,700 times.
“Sorry, while I support my LEO [law enforcement officer] brothers, this is distasteful,” one commenter wrote. “We are above this garbage. Should take down.”
Raw Story reports that the group’s administrator replied to the comment, saying, “Mike Brown chose his path, one that has lead [sic] this country into complete divisiveness. He’s not a martyr, he was a thug, who robbed a clerk then made the adult choice to fight a cop, of which he intended to murder.”
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(Photo: Police Officers via Facebook)