Fire Cop for Reportedly Calling Obama a ‘Gorilla’

Target: Joe Hall, Bartow Police Chief

Goal: Relieve officer who allegedly compared former President Obama to a gorilla.

A police officer in Florida posted racist remarks on her social media profile, comparing former President Obama to a gorilla. Officer Christina Arribas of the Bartow Police Department made this remark in November of last year, during the election, but it is just coming to light now and troubling many in her community, especially African American citizens.

Arribas’s comments are racist and demonstrate a lack of respect. If she makes such blatant racist statements on Facebook, how is she likely to treat African Americans and other racial minorities in her community that she vowed to protect? Her judgment cannot be trusted.

Arribas has been suspended for three days with pay. However, it was not for her remarks but instead for wearing her uniform in Facebook photos. Arribas has demonstrated that she would not treat citizens equally under the law and should not be given the opportunity to work for a community that she won’t protect. Sign the petition to demand that she be fired for her racist remarks.


Dear Chief Hall,

After her alleged racist remarks about President Obama, comparing him to a gorilla, Officer Christina Arribas should be relieved of her duties. She should not have a role in your police department. She has shown herself unable to treat others equally, regardless of ethnicity or race.

Over the past few years, more light has been shined upon racism inherent in some American police departments. If an officer shows racist tendencies, he or she should not be given a weapon. He or she should not be given a badge and authority over others because he or she has demonstrated an unwillingness to protect all citizens equally. I demand that Officer Arribas no longer be a member of the Bartow Police Department.


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Photo Credit: Scott Davidson

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  1. Kathryn Irby says:

    Too many cops have been treated as if they are above the law, having gotten away with murders of too many innocent people!!! Start Holding Cops Accountable for their Blatant Misdeeds Now!!!

  2. She should be fired. It’s racist cops like her who murder so many innocent black people. She’s not only racist but as a cop she’s a potential danger to black civilians, and to anyone else she’s racist against.

  3. 1st amendment. Don’t like? Leave the country! Damn niggers use that all the time!! Bamiboy is a bigoted muzzie gorilla!Check records. Nigs have highest arrests, kill each other…after all, it’s ok to kill ‘family’, that’s what tribes do, highest drop-outs. After all, education is to complex, they keep claiming it’s ‘white’ education. SAT’s have been lowered more than once, they still claim to hard for blacks. Keep proving what’s always been known,to stupid/lazy to be civil. Good only for serving

  4. Hah!!! I’d take it as a compliment !!!!

  5. Respect for others = respect for yourself. Looks like someone missed out big time!

  6. Karen Redd says:

    No, I will not sign it.

  7. Marilyn Santos says:

    She need to be fired ,i wonder how she treat African American when she in the streets ,jst bcus she a cop don’t have the right to say that,,no respect for the ppl,she supposed to protect n serve no matter the race nationality,

  8. No one who serves the public should express views like this.

  9. Interesting comments. I wouldn’t call obumma a gorilla…I simply call him the liar he is who never produced a valid birth certificate, who gave us obummacare which is a farce and super expensive, who ruled by executive order, who ruined our standing in the world, who drew many “lines in the sand” which he never enforced, etc. Most of all I simply call him “glad he’s gone”!!!

  10. Selena Brooks says:

    To Protect and Serve is a damn joke !!!

  11. Kathryn Irby says:

    This kind of blatant ignorance is Unacceptable!!! FIRE THIS UNFIT COP NOW!!!

  12. Lisa Allred Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Nope, not signing this❗?

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