Arizona Police sargeant Pat Shearer has been demoted to “officer” from “sergeant” after a controversial picture he posted on his facebook page.
What did he post?
He posted a picture that showed seven teenagers:
- some holding guns
- one holding what looks like an Obama t-shirt with gun shot holes through it
Investigators are also troubled with the fact that this was posted just days before Obama’s visit to Chandler, Arizona.
Anything involving the security of the President is going to be handled very delicately. What you do in your private time is one thing but the moment these pictures were uploaded to Facebook it becomes part of the public domain. And being part of the public domain opens one up to scrutiny.
We can defeat President Obama by talking about the economy, gas prices, his failure on balancing the budget, tackling inflation, dealing with the housing crisis, overseeing a Senate that hasn’t passed a budget in over 1000 days. But activities like this are not going to win us the moderates we need to win 2012.
Source: USA Today