Image of trespasser captured by mounted police causes Facebook outrage

Image of trespasser captured by mounted police causes Facebook outrage

Law enforcement said they were familiar with Neely and he had been reprimanded for trespassing in the area before. The rope was tied to mentally ill, homeless, father of eight’s handcuffs as he was detained and moved. Some Facebook users have expressed rage at potential connotations of slavery as the criminal was black and the police officers were white.

porcus 6 months

Officers most likely have done this same thing with white suspects, but without the Left outrage. But yeah, they definitely needed to replace that policy with waiting for a transport vehicle.

Coolidge 6 months

There is nothing actually wrong with this, it’s just bad optics from mentally challenged leftists.

SimonR 6 months

They're mounted police what are they supposed to do, let the criminal ride the horse behind them? Tell them to walk in front of the horse? Fake outrage from the Fake liberals.

tenoclock 6 months

Maybe the criminal should apologize for you know, being a criminal. Peak clown world right here.

(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 6 months

There isn’t anything inherently racist about this. They aren’t dragging the man. Sure, they probably could’ve called in a vehicle to pick him up but there is nothing in this instance that implicates a racial motive.

Rusty 6 months

headline should be "Officer apologizes for doing their job"

Oprahsanalbeads 6 months

so on the one hand, mounted police do this regularly when they actually do arrest someone.......buuuuuutttttttt these two triple digit iq, Mensa members didnt think for a split second that it might look REALLY bad for two horse cops to be walking a black man with a rope?

Mr. Doc
Mr. Doc 6 months

They clearly should have let the poor criminal ride twosies

Alexander Perry
Alexander Perry 6 months

I’m black and this is funny

Mike Clark
Mike Clark 6 months

Officer on horse back with a rope looks old timey so people think it looks like slavery, but it's just an arrest. SOo, rather than accept that the connection is based on mere similar of imagery not reality, which is he is criminal not a slave, people demand they waste tax payer time and money to get a car, when they could walk. I guess it all depends on the distance of this walk. If they were not even 1 minute away it would be ridiculous to get the car. Then the question becomes how many minutes away until they should call a car?

Barra Cudda
Barra Cudda 6 months

Dont you know arrest is racist!

Donald Darko
Donald Darko 6 months

I'm sure this is common practice for a mounted officer to transport a suspect regardless of the suspects race, creed or background but the optics if this is bad. They could just as easily hold them in place and wait for the proper transportation.

Dean! 6 months

White cops can’t arrest blacky anymore.

Monster Mash
Monster Mash 6 months

so they are trained to do this exact thing and it's company policy, but apparently only in some circumstances? what? ethier it is ok for all or none. just because he is black doesn't mean that he should have different treatment due to "optics". he didn't want to be caught by the cops and embarrassed, he shouldn't of broken the law.

Jay Lebo
Jay Lebo 6 months

Don’t you guys know that it’s racist for white people to do anything to black people, regardless of context?

Little Scar
Little Scar 6 months

Do criminal activities be treated like a criminal. We should do this to everyone. Public shaming is a great way to correct inappropriate behavior.

(Arcamean) 6 months

Oh good god he wasn’t being lynched... I swear people TRY to be offended.

ConcealCarryProtect 6 months

When you try to call in a cage car and they are all busy so you use a leash to walk a suspect to booking and get facebook famous.

الأكبر فادي
الأكبر فادي 6 months

well I mean.. how else will you walk him.. while one a horse? common sense is dead...

Samaritan 6 months

How else do you escort somebody into custody while on horseback? I suppose they could have hog-tied him and strapped him onto the back of the horse...

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