The last couple of years have been tough for law enforcement. The left has pitted the men and women in blue as racists who are out to shoot someone innocent on a daily basis. The media has perpetuated this lie by jumping to conclusions and pushing out narratives that were eventually proven false. After the truth was learned, news programs would mention a quick blurb at best and move onto the next hot item. The media’s behavior has made life difficult for police officers. Now, a waitress has decided to do the same thing.
A waitress in Texas framed a Freestone County sheriff’s deputy after he ate at a Japanese restaurant. The waitress claimed that the deputy wrote a racially charged comment on his meal receipt, saying “f*** Mexicans.” The only problem was that he did not write the message. The waitress did, then posted it on social media. Of course, it went viral, and the sheriff received a complaint.
A Bad Day?
The sheriff’s department underwent an internal investigation. During the course of questioning the waitress, she admitted that she lied and wrote the message herself because she was having a “bad day.”
She caused the deputy an enormous amount of grief. He was subjected to stress from his superiors, even though he was innocent. The sheriff’s office was tarnished, and its integrity threatened at least for a short time. The deputy’s family received threats as well.
Social media is vicious and unforgiving. The people who threatened the deputy’s wife and children, felt justified because they saw a photo of the receipt on the internet. That is all they needed to know.
There is no excuse for this behavior, sorry or not. The wayward employee caused the officer’s family to live in fear because things weren’t going her way that day. This excuse wouldn’t fly with an officer.
The police have bad days every day in one way or another. They see the worst side of people and some of the most gruesome scenes. They work long hours and night shift rotations. Rough days are nothing new to law enforcement. However, they can’t make up charges against a citizen.
When confronted, the waitress refused to take down the post, which means she wasn’t having a bad day. Her actions were intentionally malicious.
There was no choice for the restaurant, but to fire the waitress. A second employee perpetuated the falsehood by placing the receipt on social media as well, and she was also fired.
Sadly, the left has succeeded in manipulating people into this type of conduct. Actions are learned behavior and the media has condoned this type of attitude. Even when riots were prevalent in 2016, the mainstream media wouldn’t condemn destroying private property, assault on police, and looting. Instead, they made excuses for the offenders. Leftists will lie about anything as long as they feel justified.
The left has no regard for the damage they cause to others. They look to damage whomever they deem an easy target for the mob.