Shocking Post By US Police Officer Says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez "Needs A Round"

22 July 2019, 15:57

A US police officer posted "This vile idiot needs a round" referring to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
A US police officer posted "This vile idiot needs a round" referring to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Picture: PA

A US police officer has sparked outrage after a post appeared on his Facebook page suggesting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot.

The post by the US police officer reads: "This vile idiot needs a round and I don't mean the kind she used to serve," which refers to the congresswoman's one-time student job in a bar in New York City.

The comments were made last Thursday on the personal account of Charlie Rispoli of the Gretna Police Department, Louisiana.

Mr Rispoli was allegedly responding to a post by the satirical website with the headline “Ocasio-Cortez on the Budget: ‘We Pay Soldiers Too Much.’”

The post was removed on Friday and Mr Rispoli's account appeared to have been suspended or deleted over the weekend.

It drew criticism from officials in the city where he works. Chief Arthur Lawson called the post "disturbing" when it was shown to him.

Chief Lawson said he does not think the comment constitutes an actual threat, but it appears to violate the department's social media policy, which he said all officers have read and signed.

Last week Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was attacked by Donald Trump who in a series of tweets stated on Twitter that she and three other Democratic congresswomen of colour should "go back" to their "broken and crime infested countries".

Ms Ocasio-Cortez responded on her Twitter: "To all those scared for our future: we can get through this better than we started. We have the power to triumph over hatred, division, and bigotry.

"But decency cannot be taken for granted. It is something we must create, advance, and actively work to build each and every day."

Trump Rally Chants "Send Her Back" As Presidents Attacks Ilhan Omar

Sadiq Khan: Trump's Words Are The Words Of A Racist

Theresa May Condemns Donald Trump's "Go Home" Tweet

More Latest News

See more More Latest News

William appeared at Ascot

Prince William shares tender moment with Kate's mother as she suffers mishap at Ascot

Jay Slater's family have warned people about donating to fake pages

'I just want my baby back': Mother of missing Brit Jay Slater, 19, issues plea after 'false sighting' delays search

Keir Starmer came out on top after LBC’s two exclusive phone-ins

Keir Starmer comes out on top after LBC phone-ins – as Rishi Sunak seen as ‘overwhelmingly negative’

OceanGate co-founder Guillermo Söhnlein is pictured with CEO Stockton Rush, who died on the Titan sub

Oceangate co-founder claims he can 'safely' send 1,000 people to Venus

Labour must ditch 'phoney fiscal rules' and borrow to invest in public services, says boss of UK's largest trade union

Labour must ditch 'phoney fiscal rules' and borrow to invest in public services, says boss of UK's largest trade union

Theo Paphitis speaks to LBC.

'They've lost the plot': Ex-Tory donor and Dragons' Den star Theo Paphitis reveals why he's switched support to Labour

Sir David Ormand has criticised the Conservatives for suggesting Keir Starmer is a security risk

Former spy boss criticises 'disreputable' Tory suggestion that Putin and Xi would welcome Starmer as Prime Minister

Justin Timberlake was arrested on Tuesday

'We'll have a lot to say': Justin Timberlake's lawyer vows to 'vigorously defend' singer after DWI arrest

Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Wednesday

Rishi Sunak set 'to become first PM to lose seat' in election wipeout with Conservatives down to just 53 MPs, poll finds

Starmer and Neville

Keir Starmer tells Gary Neville he needs to win British people's trust, as he warns turning UK around will take 10 years

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak arrives for a visit to Great Wood Farm Early Years Centre, Grantham in East Midlands, June 17

Sunak close protection officer arrested over alleged election date bets

Allen Morgan, 73, said he was locked in a "passionate but forbidden" affair with his now wife Margaret, 75, when he hired a hitman to kill his then-partner Carol

Pensioner found guilty of conspiring to murder wife after hiring hitman amid 'passionate but forbidden' affair

Charlie Cosser

Teenager jailed for life for murdering 17-year-old Charlie Cosser on dance floor at party

Police were called to a property at Shorncliffe Road shortly after 3pm on Sunday

Baby girl mauled to death in dog attack at family home in Coventry

The tourists trying to stop Stonehenge being vandalised

Moment hero tourists grab Just Stop Oil spraying paint on Stonehenge, as activists 'damage rare lichen'

Anthony Hill disappeared on Monday morning

CCTV images show last sighting of Martin Lewis' MoneyExpertSaving colleague before going missing on 37th birthday