DAILYKENN.com -- A Michigan police officer was fired after it was learned a framed copy of a Ku Klux Klan membership application was displayed in his home.
The antique was seen after Officer Charles Anderson placed his home for sale. A prospective buyer saw the framed memorabilia and reported it to authorities. He also reported seeing numerous Confederate flags.
There is no apparent evidence that Anderson supports the Klan. However, the prevailing milieu imagines that the Klan was a terrorist organization and the Confederacy is somehow an expression of white racism even though large numbers of blacks fought for the Confederacy and many blacks support it and its flags.
The takeaways from this gross injustice:
• I don't want to believe what is believed to be true, I want to know what is known to be true. (See Kennism #287.) If there is hard evidence that the Ku Klux Klan randomly and routinely selected innocent blacks for lynichings, I'd like to see the corresponding documentation.
• A dangerous precedent is established that thought crimes are cause for punishment. This precedent can escalate to a wide array of "offenses" and punishments, such as a social credit score that denies offenders access to jobs, credit, housing, driving "privileges", etc.
From foxnews.com ▼
A Michigan police officer who was put on leave after a potential homebuyer found Ku Klux Klan memorabilia in the officer's house was fired Thursday following an investigation.
Muskegon City Manager Frank Peterson told MLive.com that Officer Charles Anderson had been let go following an inquiry and a disciplinary hearing.
Peterson said a redacted version of the inquiry report would be released to the public next week.
The investigation was prompted when Rob Mathis, who is black, and his wife were touring Peterson's (sic) home last month, with an eye toward a possible purchase. They reportedly found a framed KKK membership application hanging on a wall, along with Confederate flags.
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