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Cop suspended for TikTok video claiming Confederate flags are ‘not racist’

A cop in Pennsylvania has been suspended for making racist feedback and defending the Confederate flag in a TikTok dwell rant he filmed whereas in uniform inside his police automobile.

Within the video, the Mansfield Borough Police Division cop says the Confederate flag shouldn’t be racist — and as for slavery, he gripes, “that’s been over 200 years in the past.”

“I believe it’s time that folks identical to get the f–ok over themselves,” he complains, in line with a clip posted by the native NBC affiliate, which recognized the cop as Officer Brian Gossert.

“I don’t perceive how (the Confederate flag) is racist,” the cop blathers within the clip, which has since been faraway from TikTok.

“It represents the South, identical to the Union flag represents the North. Nobody says that the Union flag is racist. So why are we saying the Confederate flag is racist?” the cop says.

“So yeah, technically, they fought for slavery, I suppose you possibly can say,” he concedes.

"It represents the South, just like the Union flag represents the North. No one says that the Union flag is racist. So why are we saying the Confederate flag is racist?" Gossert said.
“It represents the South, identical to the Union flag represents the North. Nobody says that the Union flag is racist. So why are we saying the Confederate flag is racist?” Gossert stated.
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“Why hate them,” he says of Southerners, “for one thing that nobody is alive from anymore?”

The cop goes on to say that the “f—ing Democrats began the KKK.”

“Everybody desires to name cops racist however yeah, you understand who begins racism, Democrats,” he says.

The digicam continues to run as he leaves the automotive to make an obvious drug arrest.

Gossert was suspended from the Mansfield Borough Police Department in Pennsylvania.
Gossert was suspended from the Mansfield Borough Police Division in Pennsylvania.
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“Oh, enjoyable stuff. Because of this you don’t do meth,” he says as he will get again within the automotive.

The Mansfield police didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

In an announcement posted to Fb on Wednesday night time, the Mansfield Borough Council stated it “is conscious {that a} borough police officer posted offensive movies on a social media platform which have been recorded and posted whereas he was on responsibility.”

The council stated it’s “appalled and outraged by this conduct.”

“The officer has been suspended and an investigation is continuing,” the put up stated.

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