California Cop Tweets That He Will ‘Use (His) God Given And Law Appointed Right To Kill’ Protesters

Despite news reports of great cops, it’s getting harder and harder to respect law enforcement as we find out how many of them seem like psychotic monsters with badges and guns. Case in point, a cop in San Jose, CA, who took to Twitter to threaten protesters.

Buzzfeed uncovered some tweets by Officer Phillip White, who was complaining specifically about two mottos that have become prevalent in the protests about Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York. The first is #BlackLivesMatter and the second is “I can’t breathe” in reference to Garner’s killing.

In the first tweet, White threatened, “Threaten me or my family and I will use my God given and law appointed right and duty to kill you.” He ended the tweet with #CopsLivesMatter.

His next tweet was arguably even worse, when he said, “By the way if anyone feels they can’t breathe or their lives matter I’ll be at the movies tonight, off duty, carrying my gun.”

Twitter screenshot courtesy of Buzzfeed.

Twitter screenshot courtesy of Buzzfeed.

Perhaps the most frightening thing is that this officer works with children and young adults. He addresses schools in San Jose on gang prevention and he’s an assistant coach for a college basketball team.

In Berkeley, the women’s basketball team wore shirts in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement which named black men who have been killed by police.

Ironically, White tweeted, “This is BS. Free education. Don’t forget who is paying for your school @CalWBBall me & other CA tax paying cops.” I wonder who he thinks pays him?

The tweets have been deleted from White’s account but he is still on the streets, armed, dangerous and with a giant chip on his shoulder. According to Buzzfeed:

“We have forwarded the matter up the chain of command for review,” police spokesperson Sgt. Heather Randol told BuzzFeed News after being alerted to the tweets. “We can provide a response upon the completion of the review process.”

You can register your complaints with the San Jose Police Department at 408-277-8900 or you can send them an email through their website. Please be more respectful than White.