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Florence County Sheriff’s Photo Enrages Black Community

BAD OPTICS …  A controversial staged photograph of white Florence County sheriff’s deputies posing with black robbery suspects is sparking a firestorm in rural South Carolina. The image – posted last week on the Facebook page of a Georgia-based K-9 trainer – depicts the deputies and their K9 officer, Kane, celebrating…

BAD OPTICS … 

A controversial staged photograph of white Florence County sheriff’s deputies posing with black robbery suspects is sparking a firestorm in rural South Carolina.

The image – posted last week on the Facebook page of a Georgia-based K-9 trainer – depicts the deputies and their K9 officer, Kane, celebrating the capture of the three alleged robbers (two of whom are black).

“Kane could not be stopped!” the trainer boasted.

Take a look …

florence facebook post

(Screencap provided)

While the posed celebratory photo was obviously intended to praise the K9’s exceptional performance in tracking these three suspects – the optics are awful.

Seriously … eight white law enforcement officers (nine counting the dog) posing with their weapons drawn above three handcuffed suspects, two of whom are black?

Who on earth thought that was a good idea?

Another social media post related to the incident described the three suspects as “thugs.” Florence sheriff Kenney Boone (who is running for reelection) gleefully retweeted images from the bust from the same social media poster.

Ah the perils of seeking political credit for police work …

Our guess?  The attorneys defending these three individuals are going to have a field day …

Meanwhile, Boone now has a major political scandal on his hands in what is expected to be an exceedingly difficult reelection fight.

“It’s got people in the black community so upset with good reason and people in the white community shaking their heads in disbelief at the stupidity of posting something like that,” one local law enforcement source told us.

Indeed.

Law enforcement is obviously a core function of government – essential to the protection of individual liberty and private property.  That’s why this website has long argued that it should be funded commensurately – and that officers should be well-trained, well-equipped, well-compensated and well-respected for the job they do.

But this sort of photo strikes us as grandstanding … irrespective of the racial element.

We asked one of our top law enforcement sources whether he thought these deputies should have posed for pictures like this with their “prey.”

“I know some places post things about drug seizures,” he responded.  “Maybe a long dog track? Still, we never did ‘perp walks’ or anything like that.”

With good reason …

UPDATE: The local sheriff has responded … 

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121 comments

mamatiger92 April 5, 2016 at 12:03 pm

idiots

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Nat April 5, 2016 at 12:45 pm

For some reason the photo reminds me of the game hunter Finch pics. This posing of the arrested goes beyond the typical perp walk videos. Rednecks.

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Squishy123 April 5, 2016 at 12:04 pm

Good capture, too bad the bank robbers didn’t resist more.

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Jackie Chiles April 5, 2016 at 12:07 pm

People want the cops to use cameras, but not to pose for photographs?

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Flip April 5, 2016 at 12:33 pm

Could the photo be used by the defense lawyer to talk their sentences down though? Perps get mugshots but not all perps get dragged into a pose shot for cops.

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Fecal Matters April 5, 2016 at 1:29 pm

Is this against the law?

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Flip April 5, 2016 at 2:42 pm

Not sure there is a law against it however since it is not standard operating procedure for cops to pose with criminals like hunters pose with deer it certainly will not reflect well on the police. All it takes is a sympathetic judge.

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Fecal Matters April 5, 2016 at 2:50 pm

Yes, with all the pieces of shit currently out and repeat offending, I’m sure a piece of shit sympathetic judge isn’t hard to find.

Nick April 5, 2016 at 2:55 pm

The right to “due process” is in the US Constitution, so yes – there is a law. Here’s another:
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/42/1983
If you ever face a judge, my guess is you’ll be hoping he or she is VERY sympathetic.

TroubleBaby April 5, 2016 at 2:55 pm

The question is one of professionalism…

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Tazmaniac April 5, 2016 at 3:01 pm

If the dog caught all three I’m going to take a guess and say the robbers weren’t Pros.

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Central Scrutinizer April 5, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Kane would make a better Sheriff than Boone any day. Way more integrity and most likely knows not to take a dump in a home not his.

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Top Dog April 5, 2016 at 7:33 pm

Yeah, look at those glory-hogging armed oinkers horning in on the dog’s victory. Or “hamming” it up is maybe a better term.

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CorruptionInColumbia April 5, 2016 at 12:12 pm

Sorry, but this is nothing more than the usual “everything is racism and everbody is racist” apologist for criminals bullshit. I am not a fan of Kenny Boone, but this is really beneath Fitsnews to run a story like this, ……… or is it? Thinking back to all the “whaaa whaaa boo hoo” shit about the RCSD deputy manhandling the little wannabe thugette, maybe it isn’t.

Good police work here, nothing more.

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The dude April 5, 2016 at 12:19 pm

Just some more clickbait $$$

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CorruptionInColumbia April 5, 2016 at 12:27 pm

… done poorly, at that…

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Nick April 5, 2016 at 12:42 pm

I think you are looking at this (somewhat) incorrectly.
Trophy pics with suspects violates their civil rights, and the taxpayers will be footing the bill. They are presumed innocent, and this is highly prejudicial and inflammatory. This violates the concept of due process. Defending this is not a good choice. Criminals *need* to be caught – safely, swiftly and efficiently; and in a way that ensures they have their rights protected so they can get convicted in a court of law, not through the media. The only time they need to be on camera is either through their own stupid youtube postings, or through the officer’s dash/body cameras, or on the news when it is duly reported.
Outraged by the crime? You bet. But I am even more outraged for the reasons I stated earlier in this post. The officers were doing a great job right up until the time they did this. Now the job of EVERY LE officer in this area ( and probably across the country after this hit the national news) will be harder because of it.

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CorruptionInColumbia April 5, 2016 at 12:46 pm

The cruds aren’t even identifiable in the photo. I really see nothing worse in this, maybe not even as bad, as showing easily identifiable mugshots in the media for others who likewise, are only “accused” of crimes and not convicted.

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Nick April 5, 2016 at 12:58 pm

What is important to realize is that everyone gets a mugshot taken, but not everyone gets photographed in a staged position, handcuffed on the ground in front of a squad car like a “trophy” from a wild game safari. Due process is a mugshot.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein April 5, 2016 at 9:19 pm

PRO TIP:
Don’t run from the police.

mamatiger92 April 5, 2016 at 1:50 pm

Agreed to a certain extent, but surely someone had to realize that this would not be well-received by many. Just asking for headaches.

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Flip April 5, 2016 at 4:19 pm

I totally agree. This will do no favors in sentencing the suspects. They may think it is bragging rights but no one would brag about causing a crook to end up back on the streets a few months or even years sooner.

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erneba April 5, 2016 at 4:45 pm

I could not agree with you more. I think Fits does not like Boone and he is smitten with the woman that intends to run against him. I have no dog in that fight.
Go to the web and search for pictures of criminals with the officer that arrested them.
Pictures of criminals with the officers that arrested them is not demeaning.

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CorruptionInColumbia April 5, 2016 at 4:49 pm

I agree, erneba! I am no fan of Kenny Boone, or most other long-term Sheriffs, but criticize him over the stuff he’s done that’s really wrong, not this kind of chickenshit.

We as a society and as people have become waaayyyy too hypersensitive about silliness like this.

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erneba April 5, 2016 at 5:17 pm

Yeah, this is silliness to the third or fourth power. But, today it has put some people’s panties in a very distressing wad.
Wasted hand-wringing and mental distress, it is unimportant, but as you can see here, it went racial to some, and that is mis-reading the situation.

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CorruptionInColumbia April 5, 2016 at 5:24 pm

The media is great for goading this kind of shit on, make something out of nothing, or the proverbial mountain out of a mole hill. It is sad to see Fits engaging in such on an increasingly regular basis.

idcydm April 5, 2016 at 5:28 pm

Fits is looking for advertisers that pay, the only ones he gets are someone talking about someone else making money using their computer.

erneba April 5, 2016 at 5:34 pm

I believe this is a continuation of Fit’s “Bad Sheriff” Boone and “good challenger Jody Lynch.”
I don’t have a dog in this fight, but it appears he does.

CorruptionInColumbia April 5, 2016 at 5:56 pm

I think you might be right about the motive, erneba!

Years ago, a friend was running against an incumbent Sheriff. I supported his candidacy in several ways but I totally cringed when he criticized the incumbent for a totally justified shooting of a violent drug dealer by his deputies.

As I said elsewhere, berate them when they are wrong, not when they are right.

edud01 April 6, 2016 at 9:13 am

Would it have been “mis-read” if it were a bunch of Black cops posing with white criminals? You KNOW the answer.

edud01 April 6, 2016 at 9:11 am

Right, it’s nothing but chickenshit UNLESS it’s Black cops posing with white hugs in the SAME manner. Then it’s ANOTHER story.

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Central Scrutinizer April 6, 2016 at 12:08 am

Plenty of candid photos, not many, if any orchestrated posed photos of the day’s bag. Very unprofessional.

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keith poe April 5, 2016 at 12:16 pm

Isn’t this the same Sheriff who went to California during the flood last year? And wasn’t he found to have committed slander against one of his employees as well? Sure hope this is the 3rd strike and Florence elects themselves a new sheriff…

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Krazy Kat April 5, 2016 at 12:17 pm

But no one is offended or outraged over the crime?

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CorruptionInColumbia April 5, 2016 at 12:19 pm

That would be racist, no doubt.

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jch9596 April 5, 2016 at 12:26 pm

Not sure how you can deduce that absolutely no one took offense at the crime from a photo and the reaction to that photo. Unless you’re psycho. I mean psychic

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Central Scrutinizer April 5, 2016 at 1:36 pm

Outraged because of those they hurt? Yes. Offended by stupid selfish actions of thugs? No. What offends me is the glorification of an arrest by LE the way this staged and choreographed photo depicts. All arrests are unknown risks and all officers place their lives on the line each day, but we don’t see posed photos of these, mug shots aside. This particular apprehension was challenging but was made, in part (if not in whole), due to Kane the K9 and his handler. A simple photo of Kane on the scene would have been sufficient to prove the point his training and role is valuable and congratulate the deputies involved.
However the posing of deputies brandishing assault rifles while three thugs are cuffed on the ground…the staged photo and its acceptance by Boone only suggest he relishes in, encourages, and condones this behavior. It is troubling and dangerous for all LE who quietly and sometimes thanklessly do their jobs. Not sure about racism but the numbers don’t look good…

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Flip April 5, 2016 at 4:22 pm

The photo depicts officers with the wrong attitude about the job. This shouldn’t be a hunt for sport and bragging rights, it should be enforcing the law and nothing more.

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erneba April 5, 2016 at 5:39 pm

“The photo depicts officers with the wrong attitude about the job.”
Thank you, Doctor Phil.
“bragging rights,” you are really off in La-la land.

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Flip April 5, 2016 at 8:24 pm

They are essentially bragging about it. The picture’s inclusion of the perps does nothing to help the state’s case against them that’s for sure, if anything it may do the exact opposite. What other purpose does it serve?

I’m sure these guys will be found guilty but if the picture included someone found innocent I am sure there would be a nice fat lawsuit leveled at the police department. Guess who pays for that?

Tazmaniac April 5, 2016 at 6:51 pm

Try signing up to go for some rides, that is if they still have that in these litigious days. Like any employment there is a satisfaction in a project that goes right. And 3 alleged bad guys in cuffs and off the streets thanks to Man’s Best Friend is cause for a teenie weenie bit of celebration. It isn’t like they are dancing and shooting in the air.

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Flip April 5, 2016 at 8:21 pm

Satisfaction in a job well done is one thing but you don’t have to include the perps like it is some kind of trophy shot. That does nothing but put a few more cards in the hands of their defense lawyer.

JOHN MONDS April 5, 2016 at 10:18 pm

You could have accomplished the same without the crooks in the photo.

edud01 April 6, 2016 at 9:08 am

That’s all good UNLESS it’s Black officers posing with white “thugs”.

erneba April 5, 2016 at 5:27 pm

You are making this way too complicated. It is a picture of law enforcement officers and their dog with the apprehended criminals.
To see racial overtones or a violation of the criminal’s civil rights is a “a bridge too far” idiom.

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idcydm April 5, 2016 at 5:30 pm

Once everyone becomes part of a victimized class everything will get back to normal.

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Manray9 April 5, 2016 at 8:28 pm

The assumption being, of course, they’re guilty? You did notice they’re referred to as “suspects?”

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Flip April 5, 2016 at 8:31 pm

Mug shots are SOP but pictures like these are not. Considering that most other criminals of similar or worse charges don’t get “featured” in cops’ photo ops, before OR after they are found guilty, it seems like a huge error that might come back to bite them.

I am sure all the people congratulating their trophy picture will happily open their wallets when the police department gets sued.

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Nick April 5, 2016 at 12:19 pm

Reminds me of this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Ghraib_torture_and_prisoner_abuse
Pictures of or with anyone in custody is morally reprehensible. These are people who are innocent until proven guilty being deprived of their civil rights. Badges need to go bye-bye. Starting ESPECIALLY with Kenny’s!

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Bible Thumper April 5, 2016 at 12:25 pm

eight white law enforcement officers (nine counting the dog)

The dog is black. ;-)

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CorruptionInColumbia April 5, 2016 at 12:35 pm

Thank You!!!!!

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TontoBubbaGoldstein April 5, 2016 at 12:40 pm

The dog is black. ;-)

Uncle Tom, self-hating cur!

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TontoBubbaGoldstein April 5, 2016 at 12:34 pm

Please explain to TBG, a little more in depth, what, exactly he should be upset about?

Seriously.

Dumb it down if need be.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein April 5, 2016 at 12:41 pm

Where’s the head on the [alleged] perp on the right?

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Nat April 5, 2016 at 12:46 pm

Mounted on the dashboard.

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Kenny (Daniel) Boone April 5, 2016 at 7:38 pm

The dog will shit out what’s left of it any minute now!

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Gerald Bruce April 5, 2016 at 1:07 pm

Wow. The stupidity of some people. Who thought this would be a good pic to share? Looks like the Goldfinch pics…posing with their prey.

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Fecal Matters April 5, 2016 at 1:32 pm

Except the “prey” in this photo were complicit. Do the crime, get ready for your closeup.

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Nick April 5, 2016 at 1:51 pm

These prisoners were handcuffed, and under the direct control & supervision of the people who had just arrested them. In what way did they have enough freedom to choose to participate in this? They are anything but complicit, particularly after handcuffs go on them and their freedom is totally removed from the equation.

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Fecal Matters April 5, 2016 at 2:01 pm

“In what way did they have enough freedom to choose to participate in this?”

I fantasitc start would have been to NOT engage in illegal activity.

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Nick April 5, 2016 at 2:49 pm

You can’t time travel to avoid the logic. The picture came after the time when they were in somebody else’s control. Yes, they broke the law & they should face the consequences. Sorry, but that doesn’t include this.

9" April 5, 2016 at 1:10 pm

Where’s the SPCA?

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Tazmaniac April 5, 2016 at 2:54 pm

The phonebook or Google.

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9" April 5, 2016 at 2:57 pm

Just thinking,I don’t care about any of those ‘people’ but I’m worried about the dog

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Tazmaniac April 5, 2016 at 4:24 pm

Hopefully they gave him a bowl of water to try washing the taste of Bank Robber out of his mouth.

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LouieBuoy April 5, 2016 at 1:34 pm

What we’re saying is if we could evade the police better we would not be populating your prisons. Perhaps our man Clydeburn can provide some evasion training grants: and pass a law preventing our pictures being taken for racial police propaganda.

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truthbetole April 5, 2016 at 1:40 pm

What the fuck?

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Fecal Matters April 5, 2016 at 2:21 pm

Some bad guy assholes decided to try to steal someone else’s belongings. When they were caught, some good guy assholes decided it was a good photo op. What’s so difficult to understand?

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Flip April 5, 2016 at 4:24 pm

The part where the photo op is a waste of the officers’ time and does nothing but give the defense the ability to complain about cops not going by the book to get reduced sentences?

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truthbetole April 6, 2016 at 4:15 am

I don’t think I said it was difficult to understand. I made a comment that actually doesn’t require an interpretation from a dumbass moron who uses a picture of shit as his avatar. Nevertheless, Mr. Shitty, thanks for the “thorough” explanation of what I believe is pretty clear in the article. Hopefully, this made you feel smart. When you’re done feeling smart, Professor Shithead, go get some therapy for your low self esteem. But then again, maybe you really are just a little shit.

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Fecal Matters April 6, 2016 at 7:53 am

Wow, you seem like an angry little fella. What’s bothering you, besides the fact that you come to a ridiculous forum like this taking yourself all seriously? Lighten up.

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biig@big.com April 5, 2016 at 2:10 pm

won’t make a gnat’s ass of difference politically. check the demographics…

The racial makeup of the county was 58.65% White, 39.34% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 1.10% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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Kate Smith April 5, 2016 at 2:24 pm

Where was this outrage a few weeks ago when the same group posed with a group of “all white” suspects fom another man-hunt? Why is there not more outrage about these individuals who are taking things that they did not work for or pay for? I’m so sick of people’s feelings getting hurt!!!! They are doing things they’re not supposed to do. While no one else wants to be responsible enough to hold these men, women, and children accountable for their actions, at least our law enforcement officers are willing to stand in that gap.

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Nick April 5, 2016 at 3:05 pm

I can tell you I for one wasn’t aware of it. Post a link, please? If so, it’s all bad, and shows a pattern of behavior that definitely is NOT in keeping with best standards & practices of law enforcement.

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Kate Smith April 5, 2016 at 3:24 pm

Nick, please visit Kenny Boone’s Facebook page. There are several references to ongoing events throughout the country, to include one of his officers being arrested. As far as the tracking team is concerned, on Feb 22nd and March 7th, the team was photographed with the individuals that were apprehended. So many have criticized the law enforcement community for how they spend money. Sometimes, photos are a good way to let you know your tax dollars are being used for something appropriate. In some eyes it may be “shaming” but I see hard working men and women doing what they’re trained to do and if the criminal elemant is “shamed” in the process, well maybe they can learn from it. Please check his site. There’s a lot going on.

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Nick April 5, 2016 at 4:39 pm

Saw the pics. The real “shame” here is that it is happening at all. These things don’t belong on social media, or anywhere else. Wonder why they aren’t on the “official” website? Because it is wrong. It would be like posting things from a crash scene on your FB page involving humans. Regardless of what they did to end up there they are supposed to be treated as people first, with dignity. This isn’t happening when they get treated like trophies. They deserve accolades for the hard work, which involves some degree of professionalism. I see nothing here but self congratulatory ego stroking that is demeaning others.

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idcydm April 5, 2016 at 5:18 pm

“These things don’t belong on social media…” if you’re offended don’t logon, you can find anything and everything on the internet.

BTW everything on the internet is true.

Flip April 5, 2016 at 8:28 pm

Guess the coroner should start posting all the pictures of corpses on Facebook. I mean if you’re offended you can just log out right?

Nick April 5, 2016 at 8:54 pm
idcydm April 6, 2016 at 8:22 am

Now that’s a straw man.

Nick April 5, 2016 at 8:31 pm

“… you can find anything and everything on the internet.”
Having a point of view and being offended aren’t *quite* the same thing. If they’d just be smart about it, they could accomplish their objective without violating anyone’s rights or offending anyone. Problem is, they think they don’t have to answer to anyone. This attitude will likely cost the taxpayers even more money than it already has. How many times has Kenny been sued? And for how much? We don’t know exactly because some of it is sealed in court records. Also, it’s just plain STUPID when the answer is simply to include a team picture with mugshots & a press release instead of trophy pics. This avoids alienating the public, rewards hard work, and doesn’t get you sued. I for one am tired of footing the bill for his ego. Why aren’t you?

Flip April 5, 2016 at 8:37 pm

If you read the comments you’ll see there are people who view this type of thing as justice porn. They will just blame the impending lawsuits on lawyers and “frivolous” lawsuits without examining the behavior that caused them and concluding that such behavior should be stopped.

Minorities already have a distrust of the police in a lot of cases due to profiling and highly publicized instances of brutality, whether you agree that they have a right to feel that way or not, this picture sure doesn’t dispel those feelings one little bit.

idcydm April 6, 2016 at 8:32 am

I look at criminals as criminals, their race is immaterial.

idcydm April 6, 2016 at 8:12 am

Tell you what Nick, when my house was broken into and I was robbed, if the offenders had been caught, I would have gladly been in a picture with the police offers and criminals holding a sign that said *Thank You Officers*.

My rights were violated and my home damaged, I could care less if the people that violated my rights or you are offended by a photo.

“Problem is, they think they don’t have to answer to anyone.”…from my point of view, you don’t like Law Enforcement Officers.

Central Scrutinizer April 5, 2016 at 4:21 pm

Stand in the gap they did! Congratulations on job well done and thank you for your service!
It’s the after apprehension behavior that could allow these punks to walk sooner, and put all other LE in more harms way! Very unprofessional. That much choreography to stage this photo could have won KB the DWTS contest a few years ago. Unfortunately, that much thought going into it no one asked how this might be perceived outside the LE community. But the behavior is encouraged by KB and his fun gang, where damaging lives is the rule rather than the exception. Time for change, not for change’s sake but for the sake of so many.

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Mark M. April 5, 2016 at 3:02 pm

Call the WAAAAHmbulance….

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Crooner April 5, 2016 at 3:37 pm

Wholly unprofessional regardless of the race/gender/religion of the arrested OR the nature of their alleged crime. High school antics like this do nothing to promote public confidence and trust in law enforcement. But don’t suspend the dog.

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erneba April 5, 2016 at 3:49 pm

Is this illegal? NO….Have pictures been posted by media of apprehended criminals with their captors in the past? You bet your ass….Has this incident caused an outrage that has been broadcast by the local media? NO….A quick check of the two TV stations and the newspaper covering Florence along with media outlets in Columbia have no mention of it, as of 3:30PM on Tuesday, April 4, 2016. That could change, but as of now, there has has been no widespread negative publicity in the media. Some people feigning outrage about the photo of the criminals with their captors seems over the top until you realize this is the political season and many people, including the editor here have expressed their disdain for the current Sheriff and has written a nice article about his opponent. And this plays in nicely to that situation.
I don’t live in Florence County, not related to any of the characters mentioned or pictured in the article. As long as the police did nothing overtly out-of-line and handling the criminals correctly, I have no problem with the picture. And I don’t consider a picture of the criminals along with the officers that apprehended them to be out of line.
It’s just a big nothing burger to me.

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sparklecity April 5, 2016 at 8:47 pm

I for one have been way too long tired of cops thinking they are “shit-hot” every minute of their lives.
This picture proves my point exactly.
A big percentage of cops in this country couldn’t get a job outside law “enforcement’ if they tried – that’s why they stay where they are…..
If I remember my UCMJ training correctly, members of the Armed Forces of the United States of America are not allowed to have pictures of “trophies’ like holding a gun on a POW (i.e. = striking a pose as these dudes are…..) and definitely not striking a pose over a dead combatant – which obviously they are not but possibly they could without being prosecuited.
I on the other hand would be hauled into a military court and have the book thrown at me and probably do some time at Ft. Levenworth (if I were still on active duty that is…) if I struck a pose over a dead combatant or posed as these dudes are doing in front of a cop-mobile with 2-3 ragheads with hoods over their heads while me and my buds show how bad-assed we are….
Come to think of it that is just what caused the big Broo-Haaa at Abu-Graub (msp)—a bunch of low ranking GI”s posing with a raghead with a hood over his head (and they had dogs too) Got their asses busted for it in a very similar posed picture but these cops get away with it because they are part of the “Thin Blue Line” – which is just plain bullshit.
I respect the law and won’t give a cop any guff because they hold all the cards but I ain’t kissing their asses.
Now I ain’t saying that ALL cops are like that but here lately, I’ve seen way too much swagger where it’s not warranted or called for…….let alone the growing militarization of the civilian police force……

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Lone Ranger April 5, 2016 at 3:57 pm

Welcome class into the FITS menagerie where it’s just so UN-PC to enforce the law if you’re white

And if you’re a burglary perp you’ll get lotsa cover from FITS…telling the law they did NOT do right !!!

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William Hamilton April 5, 2016 at 4:19 pm

So how is a dog “white” in the racial sense?

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Flip April 5, 2016 at 4:25 pm

#WhiteLabsMatter probably?

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idcydm April 5, 2016 at 5:11 pm

Does that mean #BlackLivesMatter is going to the dogs?

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Flip April 5, 2016 at 8:18 pm

For that matter, what about #CatLivesMatter?

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idcydm April 5, 2016 at 4:48 pm

Butt hurt anyone, I’m offended people are offended, kinda like hemorrhoids are a pain in the ass.

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CorruptionInColumbia April 5, 2016 at 4:54 pm

Idcydm, just know that rainbows and unicorns can make rhoids better. Here’s proof!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DBmH02OkNN4

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idcydm April 5, 2016 at 5:02 pm

From the color of the ice cream it looks like it could be for the LGBTQRZYX community.

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CorruptionInColumbia April 5, 2016 at 5:04 pm

Just watch out for that glittery stuff! I bet that scratches!

:-D

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Tazmaniac April 5, 2016 at 6:55 pm

30 years ago I had a boss who had a Dr tell him to make a wooden version of that. He never shut up about the benefits of that.

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Tazmaniac April 5, 2016 at 7:04 pm

Oh and he probably had the rainbow thing too. He went to San Francisco on vacation and came back with 10 rolls of 35mm film. Of the Golden gate, no, of the fisherman’s wharf, no, of Alcatraz, no, China town, no, girlfriend, no. 10 rolls of guys dressed in leather, studded collars, leashes, pants w/ butt cut-outs, and on and on. He was like “Hey want to see some gay guys?!”, I kid you not. I told him no thanks the one standing in front of me is already too much. I swear he was seriously closeted.

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CorruptionInColumbia April 5, 2016 at 7:29 pm

LMAO!!!!

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satan April 5, 2016 at 5:01 pm

if the dog did all the work. why the hell are they posing.they didn’t do shit as usual

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ZoddTheImmortal April 5, 2016 at 7:20 pm

So the cops caught some robbers and posed for a picture? Why is this offensive? I guess I could be offended by anything if I tried hard enough.

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nitrat April 5, 2016 at 7:56 pm

The cops are supposed to at least publically act like professional law enforcement officials of the government that pays their salaries instead of a bunch of yahoos posing with a hunting trophy.

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ZoddTheImmortal April 5, 2016 at 8:05 pm

These officers caught three robbery suspects. You should be applauding them for doing a good job. I don’t see posing for a picture to be offensive.

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Arturo Tomas April 5, 2016 at 7:29 pm

We never see White suspects treated in such away. I can’t recall officers ever posing with their rifles as if they have just finished a wild life hunt with White suspects.

White suspects are handled with care and get due process.

Black suspects are mocked, ridiculed, and beaten most of the time.

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Nick April 5, 2016 at 8:47 pm

Not so. Look here, March 7th:
https://www.facebook.com/kenney.boone?fref=ts

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Wilhelm von Winkelstein April 5, 2016 at 8:22 pm

All I see are cops and criminals…

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TontoBubbaGoldstein April 5, 2016 at 9:10 pm

If the Feds bust the “Lexington Ring” and line them up for a “perp walk”, will all the apoplectic posters on this thread feel the same way?

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Speak D Truth April 5, 2016 at 9:49 pm

Dumbasses! In today’s world you don’t do shit like that.

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Kay Kay April 5, 2016 at 10:11 pm

So I guess the riots in Baltimore were Justifiable, when it showed stores being looted shooting guns in the air catching things on fire daring anyone white or the police to do anything about it was perfectly ok! I don’t think showing off black or white is the right thing to do however if African Americans can walk around here standing up for the crimes they commit and dare cops to stop them then I see no harm that white police officers doing the same but only obeying the law not breaking it! It’s time that white Americans stand up for ourselves! The Smiths trying to boycott the oscars because there wasn’t black actors namely Will Smith nominated for anything but yet they have the BET’s and you don’t hear whites complaining because they have there own award ceremony and why aren’t whites being nominated for a BET award! It’s time for the white Americans to start standing their ground just like the AA do! But then again if we did we would be called racist! Screw that! Let’s just do exactly what the other races are doing fair is fair!

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Jimmy April 5, 2016 at 10:35 pm

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves and rush to judgement here. Can we think before we paint every situation as racially motivated? It does come across as a bit childish for the Florence Sheriff’s office to post this picture, but I don’t really see any racist motives behind it. Obviously it was done by some young overzealous cops who are proud of their work and it has resulted in a PR debacle, but it’s just a minor faux pas that we’ve all been guilty of in today’s world of social media. How can it be racist if one of the suspects is supposedly white? The more important thing we’re missing is the plight of victims. Whether the victims were black or white, we should be concerned about them, be hopeful they were not harmed and grateful to the Florence Sheriff deputies (including Kane of course) for apprehending the suspects. To all the people (regardless of race) saying this is racially motivated, if you or one of your family members was a victim of the alleged crime would you not also say the perpetrators were “thugs”. Not to get political here, but I don’t see how this should affect the re-election of sheriff Kenney Boone. We’ve all taken and posted pictures on social media that we should not have. “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone”- John 8:7. We’ve come very far as a country, please, black and white folks, let us not blow this out of proportion when we have more important problems to deal with. Remember we are all in this together.

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BossLadii Mo April 5, 2016 at 11:36 pm

I guess it was the officers fault that the suspects they caught were black… Smh people stupid always try a make something racial….. I’m black but I damn sure ain’t out here putting myself in no predicament to be track down by no damn police dogs

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Austin Edwards April 6, 2016 at 1:26 am

All I’m gonna say is its hard to have an AR-15 and it not be “drawn” and no weapons are aimed at the criminals. There isn’t anything wrong with this photo. Everyone that thinks so is just being a whiny little bitch. Not everyone that gets arrested is innocent and I’m will to bet they aren’t.

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thatuptowncat37 April 6, 2016 at 2:13 am

LEO’s do what they do…..understood and respect to the “good” ones!! But this is simply smug and in your face disrespectful!! Just like the clowns the K9 snatched up…..there are bad apples in every bunch…..quit it with the over dramstization!

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NWO? April 6, 2016 at 7:39 am

so 3 criminals (both black and white) get arrested for robbery, and also tried to hide from the cops to the point a K unit came in to track them, and they are upset about something? Is this really the Bullshit world we live in now? Worry about offended 3 MASKED criminal suspects that were masked for their protection. (In fact you can only guess to the color of their skin as they are concealed) This attorney is the one that has made it public what color any of them are. My guess is this scum suckers last case was suing a homeowner after his client fell on a wet spot from a clean and mopped kitchen while he was robbing the place. What a POS. Fuck these criminals and them lawyer that deflects the actual problem here by creating another one. That is not what was meant by the right to a fair trail.

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fuckthapolice April 6, 2016 at 7:42 am

We all know about pussies are real tough with guns

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Joe April 6, 2016 at 8:27 am

Posing with a stack of confiscated drugs, cash, or weapons is one thing. Posing with humans as if they were big game trophies is abhorrent. And the LEO’s wonder why they get little respect from the public.

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SC!SC!SC!SC! April 6, 2016 at 8:46 am

Why does this story not include quotes from representatives of the enraged black community?

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Kenny (Daniel) Boone April 6, 2016 at 9:12 am

Because at the ACME School of Journalism , William R. Folks was taught to misrepresent, embellish, omit, twist facts (and do the bidding of his paymaster) to suit his narrative. Besides, have you ever seen a fitsnews article where a African-American person has been directly interviewed and quoted by Will? No!

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It's not all about race idiots April 6, 2016 at 9:16 am

This was an arrest….there are plenty of african american sheriff’s on the FCSO team. The only thing racist about this is the stereotype that young african american individuals label themselves with by acting like a bunch of hood rats that don’t have any common sense.

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