LEAGUE CITY

Less than a week ago, congratulations were pouring in after Anthony Hera, a 27-year veteran of the League City Police Department, was named assistant chief.

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Carlos Ponce

Interesting. Anthony Hera has been with the department 27 years. The image in question was posted FOUR years ago. And it's only now that he's been named assistant chief that somebody has a problem with it? There's more here than the deleted post. Do those who find offense hold a different standard for the rank and file than upper echelons? Did they want someone else for the job and are searching for any little thing to hold against the man who got the position? The man removed the image and apologized. The matter should be dropped.

Jack Reeves

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Jim Forsythe

After the investigation, action will happen as to what needs to be done. Until that time no one should jump to conclusions as this cartoon has caused problems in other places.

Washington state sheriff’s office had to deal with the same issue A cartoon image of a Jeep running over stick figures, along with the caption, “Nobody cares about your protest.”

September 13, 2017 “Staff at Chelan County Emergency Management feel terrible that this inappropriate and hurtful post made it onto the Facebook page,” Burnett wrote in the news release. “Changes have already been made in procedure to assure nothing like this will ever occur in the future.”

The post came under fire not only because many saw it as making light of the death of Heather Heyer, who was run over by a white supremacist in Charlottesville, Virginia, but also because the meme seeming to promote violence and domestic terror was posted on September 11.

Carlos Ponce

Heather Heyer was killed August 12, 2017. The League City police officer's post in question was made in 2016.

Jim Forsythe

The image of a Jeep running over stick figures, along with the caption, Nobody cares about your protest has made the rounds.

This is not just a League City problem but a problem for many cities, as the post I shared showed. Heather Heyer was in the report for Chelan County .

As I have not seen what is in the report in League City as they have just started investigating, I have no idea what was the motivation for the post, was it posted on a city computer and shared with others in the city. When they do the investigation, this and other questions will be answered. The answers may not be public, so you and I may not know the answers to question that we may have.

Carlos Ponce

Motivation is given in the article: "The picture was posted in March 2016, when anti-Donald Trump protests broke out in the lead-up to the November presidential election."

Ted Gillis

We should go after the person who brought this to the attention of the city, and also the persons who is investigating it. We can’t allow them to go unpunished for trying to do the right thing.

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