A Colorado police officer is on administrative leave after posting on Facebook that he wanted to “beat the hell” out of Democrats and was ready to leave his job so he can “hurt these people.”
Platteville police Chief Carl Dwyer became aware of Officer Jason Taft’s post Wednesday afternoon, the chief said in an email to The Denver Post. Dwyer immediately placed Taft on administrative leave while the incident is investigated, he said. Platteville is a town of about 2,700 people in Weld County.
Taft posted the following at 1:54 p.m. Wednesday:
“If for some reason we lose do we get to be little bitches and beat the hell out of the other party like they did,” Taft wrote in his post, which was still publicly visible Thursday afternoon. “Because they don’t believe in what we do. In fact in case we actually let Biden win. There will be far fewer results than this year because we’ll help them find God. Democrats you were scared of Trump now’s the true time to be afaird. We will do what you have done to our city’s and prevail p.s. please meet me at the battle grounds.”
He later left a comment on his post stating: “I’m ready to leave my job just so I can hurt these people that act like they know what real life is about. They are a bunch of time out in the corner billy people. They have no clue of the true rath thats coming. Dems you thought you made a scene or statement with BLM just wait this it will be fun!”
Later Wednesday afternoon, Taft posted that all people who voted for presidential candidate Joe Biden should unfriend him on Facebook, and other posts ridiculed Biden supporters.
Taft’s posts came as election workers across the country continued to tally votes in the presidential race and sporadic protests have already occurred, including at vote counting centers. Police departments across the country have been preparing for violence connected to the election.
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