Barack Obama T-Shirt (Apparently) Blasted by Arizona Kids, from Cop Facebook Page (w/Update)

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I'm guessing those stains will not come out in the wash...

The photo above showing seven young men with guns holding what seems to be a bullet-riddled T-shirt depicting President Barack Obama was, until recently, up on the Facebook page for Sergeant Pat Shearer of the Peoria Police Department.

The photo is captioned, "Another trip to the ranch," and features the comments, "Damn it feels good to be a gangsta," and, "They look like Gangsta's huh?"

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"Gangsta"? That's so late '90s...

Not sure how "gangsta" it is to shoot-up a pic of the President of the United States, but I'm certain it's a constitutionally-protected activity. Heck, here in Arizona, I'm surprised public schools don't have target practice at Obama cut-outs during lunch break.


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Linda
Linda

What a bunch of losers!

Joseph D
Joseph D

 
Obviously Peoria,Az. Police Sgt. Pat Shearer was using bad judgment in posting a dumb photo which would beg questions from the Secret Service. But however dumb it was for Pat to post such a picture, for his friend to see ,it was far less egregious than the media   blasting it around the country and the world so that every disgruntled skin head , Taliban or Al Qaeda could savor  it. Some of the media tried to tie in Gov. Jan Brewer's finger waving in Obama's face , into the T-shirt story ! 
 I wish the media would have spent as much time chastising then Sen. Hillary Clinton for tipping off our enemies as to what the real easy targets were around NYC!

Sonia Walding
Sonia Walding

Its all because of colour these boys are gansters obama is president only a matter of time they will add a little more colour to themself in PRISON

wiley coyote
wiley coyote

Pathetic display.  No matter what one's political affiliation, shooting up a photograph of the nation's President speak volumes about ignorance and hatred....something EVERY American should oppose.  Shameful that this was posted on a "peace" officer's FB page.

Robertamueller
Robertamueller

Send lawyers guns and money...
 
Arizona law enforcement scandals - (Federal included) makes West Virginia seem like an upscale cosmopolitan utopia.

Deane
Deane

OK. Douche city. This article's author only makes the comment about a bunch of extremists shooting a t-shirt with a likeness of the President of the U.S. on it that "it only goes to show that facebook is not your friend!" Let alone that this is a police officer, and this is a symbolic violent act against the sitting head of state?! If you can't tell what's wrong with this then there truly is no hope for Arizona. 

Deane
Deane

OK. Douche city. This article's author only makes the comment about a bunch of extremists shooting a t-shirt with a likeness of the President of the U.S. on it that "it only goes to show that facebook is not your friend!" Let alone that this is a police officer, and this is a symbolic violent act against the sitting head of state?! If you can't tell what's wrong with this then there truly is no hope for Arizona. 

Azdon1956
Azdon1956

I suppose I should be proud to live in a country that honors freedom of speech, but this sort of behavior is heartbreaking to me.

Reda StCyr
Reda StCyr

Consider what kinda family they come from in Az  It's full of haters an bigots an this shows they train their kids well!

Youngstudents
Youngstudents

If you can't hit the filthy negroidal target, you should be lynched along with the negroidal filth.

Guest
Guest

Just another bunch of Republican ChickenShit punks.  They don't bother me, and if they do, I beat the living shit out of them.
Bill in Peoria.

MikeL
MikeL

Where are the Retired Navy Seals when you need them!

Pinky
Pinky

having lived in Az I have noticed a few things which are NOT the California friendly way.  and oh yes there are places in calif obama would stick out like a sore thumb too.  but back to az and these kids.  Az law provides that you can carry a gun in public.  obviously someone has been training these kids in appropriate gun behavior see the ear protection.  also thes kids live just outside Phoenix: Human Trafficing Capitol of AZ.  Hell yes I would want my kids to know how to use a gun if they were there.  And so they shot a t shirt for target practic.  They did not threaten to shoot the white house or president from what I am seeing.   If they had shot beer cans were they threatening beer manufacturing. If they had shot a marijuana shirt would they be against Marijuana.  These kids are learning proper gun use leave them alone.  They have a right to protect themselves and express themselves they had no choice in the election and neither did I.  I had surgery that day Obama was elected.  Have you been to a Border Patrol office????  
I have.  The USA  is a melting pot of ALL Cultures/Nations. So why are Obama fans upset??  these kidswere just using the shirt for practice Hell someone had to buy the shirt did anyone complain then??  Had they shoot a shirt with Barbie, Donald Duck,  Or had the kid not posted it on Fb would we be having this conversation.  All he was doing was showing off what fun he had that day.  BFD Get over it.

Sadex22
Sadex22

in IRAN, if you do it same thing with Khamenie or AhmadiNejad Picture. You will be Execution or Excruciation.

Ellen
Ellen

These kids are traitors as are all the people on the Facebook page.  They should be tried and put in jail, at the minimum.  Just a terrible, terrible thing.  It really rocks me to my core - totally stunning.

Coz
Coz

Should have known this had something to do with Peoria PD, they are all about being good little Nazi's.

Rene Luke
Rene Luke

Wow... This is encouraging these young thugs to become killers. It is a very sad time we live in when it's tacitly "okay" to hate your president to point you are supporting his assassination. If these kids had been doing this to Bush, the police would have rounded them up for treason or threatening the life of the president. The worst part of it is that these kids didn't become this way overnight. Hatred is taught. They were taught that this kind of disrespect is OK. Someone needs to teach them that it is not and it needs to be done immediately!

chez
chez

another piece of shit redneck in a cops uni. 

radsenior
radsenior

This is one example of the bigotry and discrimination in America. This bigotry and prejudice is taught. From mother and father and friendships. It even emanates from our political leaders. Bigotry and prejudice are alive in 2012! Newton Leroy called Barack Obama the "Food Stamp President! Continuing with poor people should want paychecks, not handouts. In South Carolina, the center of bigotry and discrimination in the South as they still fly the Confederacy flag. Gingrich said this on Martin LutherKing, Jr. Day! He used the word "Liberals" in his statement which has infuriated many blacks in that state. His tactic in South Carolina smacks of the type of rhetoric used in his "Southern Strategy" and his "bread and butter" wordage bordering on racist. This candidate started a confrontational debate tonight when confronted with his second wife's allegation of his request for an "Open Marriage"! Gingrich, being from Georgia, continues his stereotyping of blacks in his speeches. Santorum seconded the the continued stereotyping of blacks in his speeches with "I don't to make black people's lives better by giving them somebody else's money." Every TEA-GOP-Republican knows their oratory wording can make or break them depending on which state they are stumping and even the area of that state. They are all career politicians.

Suesher
Suesher

This is disgusting and these kids are pitiful...literally. It might be a good idea to contact parents and threaten arrest? We really don't want a nation full of idiots...thanks, Arizona. You make us ALL look bad.

Gbg124
Gbg124

If they were wearing tirbins they would be considered terrorist

ksec
ksec

Responsibility.

Aletheia
Aletheia

Not even J W Bush t-shirts got that kind of treatment, I'm sure. Could you imagine the hupla on Fox if that would have happened? They would've gone apoplectic and demanded the officer's job - at the very least.

E gonzalez-Crooms
E gonzalez-Crooms

I figure these boys probably were reared by adults with very poor parenting skills and a whole lot of hate. Gangsters, not likely. More like cowardly punks who behave badly with peer back-up and foolish adult role models

Showrespect13
Showrespect13

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree...bet one of those boys was the son of the policeman who posted it on his fb and took the pic...that man needs to be fired and jailed...and the boys also....

Rough Acres
Rough Acres

These children look to adults to be role models. Pat Shearer failed in that task; he had a responsibility to teach them to respect other people, as they would wish to be respected.

And for him to state "It was more of a political statement," was one of the most chilling. 

Booth made a political statement, too, his political leanings enflamed by the rhetoric of the day. Let's not go there again.

Jester1286
Jester1286

I don't even know what to say about this state anymore....

Debbe Hardymon May
Debbe Hardymon May

So this is what passes as protected freedom of speech in Arizona?  I thought we had it bad in Kentucky, but we are freaking geniuses compared to the people out there! Obama has set the standard not to go after this kind of thing. I think that is a dangerous precedent. He blows this stuff off apparently and I think it is serious business.

Fredtinct
Fredtinct

I'm sure there is a new secret weapon that could be tested in Arizona.

Sburke413
Sburke413

what is sad is that these kids have not yet formed an opinion of their own and are doing this because of what they are being told by people who are supposed to be raising good citizens. This is so dispicable. Even if you are not for PRESIDENT Barak Obama he still deserves respect for being the President of the UNITED STATES. 

Richard  Murphy
Richard Murphy

All those imbeciles shown in the picture should be investigated by the secret service. Pronto! This might seem like idle fun to them, but it only takes one person from that group to act out his sick behavior. The anger and hate in this society is so intense today for the president simply because he is black. No other president in recent memory has been subjected to such disrespect, especially by the sore losers (Republicans) who are still bitter from the loss in November 2008. I have faith that most people in Arizona are decent, but the leaders in your state are certainly a bunch on fuck ups. People of Arizona, think before you vote next time. Two words: Jan Brewer. Head fuck up.

Steve_Mart1n
Steve_Mart1n

While he has a First Amendment right to do this (similar to flag burning), it's still a potential threat to the president and therefore needs to be checked out by the Secret Service.

He's in more hot water from the police department since he did violate their rules/polocies in regards to officer conduct and social media sites, rules he agreed to be governed by when he accepted the job.

As a numerous year police veteran who has worked his way up the ranks, he should have known better.

Darc Starr
Darc Starr

Try it!!! This isn't the 50's. You have been warned!!!

Darc Starr
Darc Starr

Remember while you are trying that mess that this isn't the 30's-60's. We shoot back.

Manganpatti
Manganpatti

Their asses need to be strung up and caned  for the whole fukin town to watch..Yeah right real ganstas...the racism against our President makes me sick...Send their asses to GITMO

Jan Civil
Jan Civil

the writer of this article is insane. 'there may be a reasonable explanation for this photo'.
So supply one.

FB should be your friend and have no terms of service so you can do fuck all, and be irresponsible to an insane degree and if they don't they are catering to the big bad media who will actually report something newsworthy. How infantile, how utterly nuts.

Nolan
Nolan

One day you're just out shooting guns and having fun with your kid and his buddies, the next day you're the most hated man in the entire country and being investigated by the secret service, all thanks to Facebook!!

Hottedrsw
Hottedrsw

Here is what really happened: she said, "this is the finger I pick my buggers with do you want to see what I do with the other fingers?"
He said no thanks.

Jed333
Jed333

we know who you are...

Guest23
Guest23

Heh, if this were the case than a good number of tea party members would be rounded up and jailed. Do you recall the Obama in the cross hairs graphic?

Not Surprised
Not Surprised

You meant "all thanks to this man's stupidity and poor judgement on what HE posted on Facebook!!"  Right?

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