The police officer who posted an eight-minute video explaining why stay-at-home orders shouldn’t be enforced on social media looks to be facing termination.
Seattle police officer Greg Anderson, who posted the video May 7, while on patrol said: “I want to remind you that regardless of where you stand on the coronavirus, we don’t have the authority to do those things to people just because a mayor or a governor tells you otherwise. We don’t get to violate people’s Constitutional rights because somebody in our chain of command tells us otherwise.”
Whether you agree or not, is this what America has become? A nation where standing up for the Constitution can get you fired?
Cop Facing Termination
Officer Anderson was put on administrative leave on May 11. At that point, a friend of the family set-up a GoFundMe page, which is now at over $350,000.
This crowd-funding page was setup because, even then, they knew the Port of Seattle Police Department was in the process of terminating Officer Anderson.
The GoFundMe page statement reads: “His department the Port of Seattle Police is in the process of termination as the video was deemed a violation of policy. I am attempting to raise funds for them as they are going to seek legal representation and to help cover any costs that the unforeseen future brings during this drastic change in their lives.”
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The Original Video
The reactions online to the original video vary and show the split across the nation. Those who believe the coronavirus is a danger, and those who want to get back to normal.
Our opinion. People who stand up for the constitution shouldn’t be punished like a criminal. Especially when criminals are being released early because of a pandemic that free citizens are in lockdown for.
The original video is below. Make up your own mind and tell us in the comments.