Friday, September 04, 2009

Maybe It Is Still America, After All

(Two posts today. Please scroll down)

Remember the following video?

Well, the officer may be in hot water.

From World Net Daily:

No Joker! Officer probed for saying America 'no more'
Public demands firing, school officials decline to confirm he's 'on staff and on duty'

A school security officer in Virginia who told a protester opposing President Obama's health-care plan that America is "no more" remains employed but is now under investigation because of his statements, according to his school district.

"I have to say, I've seen the video. We do not condone what the officer did say," Paul Regnier, the coordinator of communications and community relations for Fairfax County Public Schools told WND today.


The video, which had surpassed 450,000 views, also attracted more than 6,000 comments, including one that clearly implied racial overtones to the officer's opposition to the poster.

"If it had been a Sarah Palin rally and the cop had been white, he would be on his way to federal prison for civil rights violation," said a YouTube forum participant.

Regnier told WND the district would not comment on personnel issues. He did confirm the congressman's event had been under a rental arrangement on school property and the officer was there as part of a school assignment.

But he also confirmed that whatever sign rules the school normally would impose would not have been in effect since the facility had been rented for the congressman's meeting.

"We are looking into this and will take appropriate action," he assured WND.

But he said that because of the personnel issues involved, no information would be released.

Asked to confirm that Cheeks still is on staff and on duty, Regnier declined.

"He is still an employee," he said....
Read the entire article HERE.

The wheels of the human resources department in the Fairfax County Public Schools move slowly — and in secret until the decision comes down.

Time will tell the tale on Security Officer Wesley Cheeks, Jr.

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posted by Always On Watch @ 9/04/2009 10:41:00 AM