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mrveggieman
02-14-2012, 08:17 AM
http://www.ajc.com/news/racy-web-posts-put-1348702.html

Star_Cards
02-14-2012, 08:32 AM
social media can definitely get one in trouble. I have a decent amount of police officers that are facebook friends but they really don't post much. I guess when a person has a certain career they need to watch what they post when the reputation of everyone in that position could be effected. The last story about the female officer who had a photo of her breast augmentation posted was a bit odd. I get that it probably wasn't ideal considering she was wearing a t-shirt of her police department, but then what, if she was waling around town in that shirt and someone snapped a photo and posted it would she have been in trouble? I think if I were in a career where I could have that taken away by something I posted I'd not have social media accounts or use them very limitedly. However, the first two guys really wasn't about there use of social media. It was about having pictures taken of things they shouldn't have been doing and social media just became an outlet for someone else to post.

duane1969
02-14-2012, 09:07 AM
This all goes back to an expectation that civil servants have a higher level of integrity and morals. The problem I see with what these officers did is not what they did but that they did it while representing their organizations. In most cases the cops are in uniform. They deserve discipline for their actions.

The same reaction would occur if a teacher was seen on "Girls Gone Wild" flashing by pulling up her George Washinton Elementary School t-shirt.

angel0430
02-14-2012, 10:17 AM
When you agree to this positions, you also agree to hold the higher standards in and our of uniform. You are representing that agency 24/7. regardless of wearing the unform or not, if it was me they would be fire on the spot.

Star_Cards
02-14-2012, 11:14 AM
When you agree to this positions, you also agree to hold the higher standards in and our of uniform. You are representing that agency 24/7. regardless of wearing the unform or not, if it was me they would be fire on the spot.

you think a woman who had her picture taken wearing a police department t-shirt should be fired?

I get the picture of an officer peeing on a police car and definitely the picture of the officer with a bottomless porn star, being an issue. I'm not sure I'd go to firing right away. I'd look at the officers history. If he was clean up to that point I think a warning/suspension of some sort could be in order.

angel0430
02-14-2012, 11:24 AM
you think a woman who had her picture taken wearing a police department t-shirt should be fired?

I get the picture of an officer peeing on a police car and definitely the picture of the officer with a bottomless porn star, being an issue. I'm not sure I'd go to firing right away. I'd look at the officers history. If he was clean up to that point I think a warning/suspension of some sort could be in order.

Maybe not that one, but my point is that being a police officer, military, teachers, etc. we are going to be held to higher standards, especially while in uniform.

Star_Cards
02-14-2012, 12:16 PM
Maybe not that one, but my point is that being a police officer, military, teachers, etc. we are going to be held to higher standards, especially while in uniform.

I definitely get that.