During the violent riots surrounding the death of George Floyd, a Michigan police chief was forced to resign after it was discovered he supported citizens protecting their businesses.
The city manager of Lowell, Michigan forced his police chief to resign after a Facebook post was discovered of him supporting four men armed protecting their business against looters.
WOOD NBC reported:
Chief Steven Bukala was told to resign by 5 p.m. Thursday or that he would be fired at 5:01 p.m., according to documents obtained Friday by News 8.
He resigned by email.
“I’ve decided it’s time to start my life outside of the Lowell Police Department and my future looks very bright,” he wrote.
The Lowell Police Department on its Facebook page had posted earlier this week about the four men who’d armed themselves to patrol the city.
“We at the Lowell Police Department support the legally armed citizen and the Second Amendment,” the chief wrote on the department’s Facebook page.
City Manager Michael Burns was furious over what the Chief wrote on a Facebook post.
“So these fine young men called me today. They wanted to exercise their Second Amendment rights and walk down Main Street. They saw what happened in Grand Rapids. They said it’s not going to happen here. We have your backs. I thanked them for letting me know they were in town and to call if they see something.”
According to Burns, Bukala violated city policy including “conduct unbecoming of a police officer,” and “Personnel shall not allow personal feelings to influence their professional conduct.”
The post “inserted political and debatable issues into a departmental notice which causes unneeded concern by some city residents,” the city manager wrote. “Your actions created an unnecessary negative portrayal of the city in some citizens’ view.”
There is nothing wrong with citizens exercising their 2nd Amendment right and there is nothing wrong with supporting it. If Hollywierd celebrity Tom Arnold was Lowell’s police chief do you think he would have been forced to resign?
2nd Amendment is for everyone including black men with long guns but it’s fucking time for us white liberal men to stand up for our brothers & sisters. Borrow our dad’s hunting rifles & go nose to nose with Trump’s gang of misfit tools. Let’s do it @robreiner #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/KIf5OFAp3r
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) June 7, 2020