Target: Tim Swope, Police Chief of North County Police Cooperative
Goal: Fire cop seen in photo holding the arm of a dead black man as he smiles and gives a thumbs-up.
A photo of a smiling police officer standing over a dead black man and giving the thumbs-up sign was released by a television station. The unidentified Caucasian officer is seen holding the dead African American man’s lifeless arm in one hand as he displays the thumbs-up sign with his other.
The deceased man, identified by outlets as Omar Rahman, was only 28 years old when he reportedly died of an overdose. The young man’s mother wants answers after seeing the photo. Her pain is evident in her statement to reporters, “my child, he was helpless. He couldn’t do anything. He was gone.”
The photo seems to portray a message of happiness or accomplishment over the poor man’s death. It appears the motive behind this cop’s sickening behavior was racism. Please sign this petition demanding that the cop in the photograph be fired immediately and banned from ever holding a position of authority.
Dear Chief Swope,
A police officer from your department was photographed with a smile on his face as he held a dead African American’s arm in one hand and gave a thumbs-up sign with the other. It seems that this Caucasian officer’s disgusting behavior could’ve been racially motivated. At the very least, this cop mistreated and disrespected a deceased person and completely abused his power and trustworthiness.
This officer failed at his duties and proved that being in a position of authority only makes him a danger to society. We demand that the police officer seen in this disturbing photograph be fired immediately for such deplorable behavior.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Peter Burka