Policing this police officer’s underwear was a VERY expensive lesson.
In 2015, former South Carolina Sargeant, Shannon Dildine, posted a photo of himself on social media wearing Confederate flag boxers. His timing was just as the outrage over the Confederate flag had reached a boiling point. It was just five days after the massacre of black church-goers by Dylann Roof in Charleston.
Dildine removed the photo the next day as it was mentioned by a superior that it could be deemed ‘insensitive’. Despite removing it, however, the photo Dildine posted was deemed ‘incendiary’ and displayed a ‘lack of judgment’ and his employment with the North Charleston P.D. was terminated.
He sued for wrongful termination.
Here’s a link to the original story:
UNDERWEAR LEADS TO UNEMPLOYMENT…. Charleston, S.C. police officer Shannon Dildine decided to post a pic of himself in…
A South Carolinian police officer fired after wearing Confederate underwear will receive a $55,000 settlement, according to a Friday announcement.
The South Carolinian Insurance Reserve Fund will pay former Sgt. Shannon Dildine the amount after Dildine filed a wrongful termination claim against both the city of North Charleston, as well as its police department, reported The Post and Courier.
Dildine contends that he didn’t see the Confederate flag as a ‘symbol of hate’, but as a symbol of opposition to big, intrusive government.
The fired officer alleged that he did not know Roof had used the Confederate flag to demonstrate racism and “did not believe the Confederate flag was a symbol of hate,” according to the lawsuit. “Instead, he believed it symbolized opposition to bigger or intrusive government.”
Dildine accused North Charleston of discriminating against him for being white, citing a black officer who did not receive discipline for appearing in a photo with Black Lives Matter protesters.
Source: The Daily Caller
The North Charleston P.D. refuses to reinstate Dildine, however.
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Is there an increasing problem with discrimination against white people now?
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