Social media claims another casualty, fellas.
Melissa Adamson was just recently hired as a part-time officer who was training as a probationary employee, reports the New York Post.
But, the Pennsylvania cop swiftly lost not one, but two jobs after Snapchatting a picture of herself in uniform to social media accompanied with the caption, “I’m the law today, n*gga.”
Michael Cherepko, the mayor of the City of McKeesport, took to Facebook to reveal that Adamson had been canned for her lapse in judgement.
Adamson also worked as a part-time police officer in Versailles, Pennsylvania before voluntarily resigning Tuesday.
She told Pittsburgh’s WTAE that it was a “stupid mistake” and reinforced that she’s not racist.
“Everyone knows that I don’t have a racist bone in my body,” she told WTAE.com. “And people who don’t know me, I can understand why it was misconstrued to where it looks racist. But like I said, everyone who knows me knows I’m not racist.”
“I’m sorry for who I did offend. It was not my intention. I can’t express how sorry I am for how I made you feel — emotionally, physically. Again, it wasn’t my intention.”
Although I do think the punishment doesn’t fit the crime, you simply gotta be smarter than this if you’re Melissa. If you want to be taken seriously as a law enforcement officer, you can’t be Snapchatting on the job like a Kardashian, especially if you pepper in racist connotations–whether intended or not–during a time when police and the black community aren’t exactly seeing eye-to-eye. So while I think it’s unfair to label her a racist, I do think it’s in bounds to label her an idiot.
[h/t NY Post]