Albany Correctional Officer Suspended Without Pay Over Racial Facebook Post
Albany County correctional officer Aaron Ross let his real feelings be known on a Facebook post, and now he is paying the price for it.
According to Spectrum News, Albany County correctional officer Aaron Ross is under fire for making a racially-charged post on his Facebook page. Apparently the post calls out the Black Lives Matters movement.
Officer Aaron Ross said that if people don’t like this country they should, “go back where your ancestors came from.“
Officer Ross did not come out and say that he was talking about black people, he said if you don’t like it go back to your ancestors’ country. So, we can only assume that he is talking about black people. It is reasonable for us to make that assumption since we know that black people make up the majority of men and women incarcerated under this “justice” system.
Officer Aaron Ross is currently suspended without pay. Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said, “The county does not condone Ross’ actions and he will be dealt with accordingly.“
I don’t know, I don’t have any personal knowledge as to what goes on in correctional facilities, and I don’t want to know either. But, when you have an officer from a correctional facility posting this kind of anti-black rhetoric on his Facebook page, one can only imagine what really goes on inside correctional facilities.
I’ve talked to a lot of people who have been incarcerated, and according to their stories, it’s like living in hell for black people. If there are suspected white supremacists in law enforcement, how can people truly be treated fairly and just? It seems like this same problem permeates all levels of the criminal justice system. He has to truly feel this way, he should be suspended without pay permanently, he knew the consequences of his words when he posted the status. If the people we pay to work in correctional facilities have this attitude, maybe we need to look into new rules and regulations where inmates can be treated in more humane ways.
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