John McGrody, vice president of the Philadelphia FOP, described the termination of officers over their social media posts was the city basically engaging in “cancel culture” and had even come to the defense of Farrelly during his arbitration hearing in December.
Farrelly using the nom de guerre “Daniel Mike” posted, “Welcome to Philadelphia! Animals all over the place!”
[Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel] Farrelly, during his December arbitration, told Brown that he felt he posted nothing that was inappropriate:
“To be absolutely honest with you, I looked through them, and, I mean, I shrugged my shoulders. I really didn’t think there was anything super — nothing bad at all to tell you the truth.”
“I posted thousands and thousands of posts through the years. And I never worried about one of them.”
Posted by: Gregory Hoyt|
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Following a campaign launched by the Plain View Project that published alleged “racist” or “insensitive” Facebook posts from police officers, numerous Philadelphia Police officers wound up being fired or disciplined throughout 2019.
However, one of the officers that was fired during these sweeping enactments of discipline was recently reinstated – with full back pay.
The disciplinary actions taken against Philadelphia Police officers started after the Plain View Project started gaining traction with documenting posts online allegedly shared by police officers that could be construed as insensitive, promoting violence, and potentially racist.
A review many of these posts and/or comments made by alleged police officers on this still-active database seem to host run-of-the-mill outrage comments (typically denigrating towards liberals for the most part).
This particular database saw 15 Philadelphia Police officers get fired, with 193 other officers attaining some level of discipline over department policy violations.