Javier Ortiz is the president of the Miami Policeman’s Union. This is his Twitter account. It’s basically a lot of anti-Muslim rhetoric and retweets, along with Donald Trump-supporting chatter. The kind of stuff you expect from a middle-aged man who chews on Viagra the way children once ate Flintstones multivitamins. It also has strange racist retweets from accounts like “Black Violence,” a group of (probably) angry white men/boys who scour the internet for terrible crimes perpetrated by black people. Strange things for the head of a policeman’s union to put out in public. He posted this the other day, which has since come down. The screengrab came from the Miami New Times.
I guess you were there. Act like a thug and you’ll be treated like one
My guess is that he’s responding to people’s outrage on the lack of an indictment in the Tamir Rice case. He posts it with an image from the surveillance of Tamir Rice pointing the gun on the street before police were called to check on him. When asked by the New Times about his use of the term “thug” and the general callousness of his statement, Javier doubled down:
"Mr. Rice wasn't your neighborhood kid running around with a water gun. He was brandishing and pointing a pellet gun in which the orange tip was removed," Ortiz tells New Times. "As tragic as the situation is, I support those in law enforcement that had to make a split-second decision in protecting themselves and the community."
Ahhh, the call of the coward. Here’s a basic paraphrasing of cowardice for you:
I said [bluster bluster blah blah] . I also support [thing everyone supports and has nothing to do with the issue stated in first sentence].
You cannot find the tweet anymore because, again, he’s a coward; but you can find a link to the Miami New Times article because Mr. Ortiz wants to be famous—what can you do with all of that Viagra if you aren’t famous, right?
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