Social media giant Facebook has refused to pull a vile page on their network entitled “Kill The Police.”
The page was created after a Baltimore gang-banger assassinated New York City Police Department Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos as they say in a marked police vehicle on a Brooklyn street corner. The murderer posted comments to his Instragram account before and after the killings that they were in “revenge” for the self-defense shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the accidental death of Eric Garner after he resisted arrest in Staten Island.
Numerous people have reported the page to Facebook for violating the site’s terms of service, but Facebook has so far responded by refusing to pull the page.
The decision by Facebook is questionable, considering the social network routinely removes pages threatening to kill individuals, such as big game hunter and college cheerleader Kendall Jones.
Facebook also has a history of removing sites related to firearms and greatly restricts advertising, stating that “ads may not promote firearms, ammunition, paintball guns, bb guns, fireworks, explosives, pepper spray, knives, tasers, or weapons of any kind, including those used for self-defense. Ads may not directly or indirectly link to landing pages where people can purchase any of these products.”
Pages calling for the murder of law enforcement officers is somehow more acceptable than advertising guns safes.
Update: Thanks to the efforts of Bearing Arms readers, the “Kill the police” page has been pulled down by Facebook.