by Jerika L.H.
The Sacramento Police Department has taken to Facebook to show its true feelings amidst ongoing controversy on a page known only as “SPD Underground.” The page moderator (whose name and position within SacPD remains unknown) seems to have several axes to grind, as they single out several people by name, including the Sacramento Bee’s Anita Chabria and Black Lives Matter’s Tanya Faison.
The page claims to be: “The unofficial voice to the hardworking men and women of the Sacramento Police Department,” however, its authenticity has been unverified.
The page’s numerous posts railed against anti-police sentiment, refuted claims of police brutality, and overwhelmingly sought to deny any racial bias within the police force. They continuously refer to BLM as “Black Lies Matter,” and called its followers “ignorant,” among other things.
A general sampling of their posts best illustrates the aggressive tone of their page:
With a meager 270 likes, the page does not appear to have attracted a sea of supporters. In fact, many are questioning the professionalism of the page, as the clear grudge against BLM supporters have raised concerns that police have openly admitted hate for the very communities they’re sworn to protect.
General insensitivity has also been a point of contention. As the previous excerpt showcases, the SPD moderator accuses Mikel McIntyre’s mother of wanting to profit financially off his death. This comment was made in the recent aftermath of his shooting, as she was still mourning the loss of her son.
The page vows to continue its uncensored rants and keep the page public, as well as swears to bring down the Sacramento Bee and remain at war with the local BLM chapter.