Target: Richard Ross Jr., Philadelphia Police Commissioner
Goal: Investigate and, if necessary, fire the police officer who allegedly has a Nazi emblem tattooed on his forearm.
A Philadelphia police officer was photographed while on duty with a tattoo on his forearm that allegedly depicts Nazi insignia. Images of the tattoo have been circulating on social media and generating a storm of controversy.
The photos in question appear to show the Nazi Party’s “parteiadler” logo etched on the left forearm of an officer who has been identified as Ian Hans Lichterman. While a swastika is not visible in the picture, the photo clearly shows an eagle topped by the word “Fatherland,” which is identical to the racist party’s emblem.
While any instance of racism is troubling, it is especially worrisome when committed by an officer who is entrusted to keep the public safe. The Philadelphia Police Department announced that it has begun a review of the photograph. Sign the petition below to demand swift retribution if in fact this officer does have a Nazi logo tattooed on his body.
Dear Mr. Ross,
I am writing to draw your attention to an extremely concerning case involving one of your officers. In a recently published photograph, a Philadelphia police officer can be seen with a tattoo of what appears to be a Nazi symbol. Any allegiance to such a violent and hateful group is cause for alarm, but for a believer to be employed by the city and entrusted with the lives of citizens is simply unacceptable.
This issue demands immediate attention. Please investigate this officer and if he is found to have Nazi imagery tattooed on his body, I urge you to promptly terminate his employment.
[Your Name Here]
Photo Credit: Ted Canzenese