Police Chief Zeb Hemsworth won't lose job for "scum sucking baby killing bitch" rant

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Hemsworth is apologizing (indirectly) for his history of posting hateful anti-woman, anti-liberal, and vaguely Islamophobic ("Barack Hussein Obama") rants on the internet.
This afternoon, Pike Bay Township officials said that Police Chief Zeb Hemsworth won't lose his job for calling a pro-choice woman a "piece of shit scum sucking baby killing bitch" on Facebook... prompting us to wonder what it takes to use your job up there.

SEE ALSO: Zeb Hemsworth under investigation by Pike Bay Township Board for "baby killing bitch" rant

In comments made to KSTP on Hemsworth's behalf, Township Clerk Matt Erickson said Hemsworth, who has no previous disciplinary record, "is still assigned to active duty. Any disciplinary measures necessary will be handled internally."

For whatever reason, Hemsworth or township officials or some combination of the two decided it wouldn't be a good idea to let the police chief apologize directly. Instead, they opted to let Erickson speak for him. From KSTP:
"Officer Hemsworth apologizes for his recent Facebook posting and regrets the insensitivity of the words he chose to use," said Township [Clerk] Matt Erickson on behalf of the police chief.

Erickson said, "Township officials have investigated the allegations and it was confirmed the event took place while Officer Hemsworth was off-duty and with the use of his personal cell phone."...

A closed meeting was called Tuesday night to address the allegations...

Erickson said Hemsworth will not lose his job. A message left for Hemsworth went unanswered Wednesday.
"Insensitivity of the words he chose to use?" That's one highly dubious way of putting it. A more accurate formulation might be "shockingly hateful words used by a man whose job it is to enforce the law impartially, not direct the most derogatory insults imaginable toward a woman simply because she's a supporter of constitutionally protected abortion rights."

In any event, we'd hate to be a liberal woman calling for police assistance anywhere in the Pike Bay Township vicinity.

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etteb
etteb

I thnk its pretty sad! There was a billboard, with a police officer giving mouth to mouth to a  small child, and  the words stated AND  YOU CALL HIM A PIG!! So want if the officer made the coment! I side with him 100%. The girl sounded like a real winner!  She got some attention!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!

Minneapolis9044
Minneapolis9044

Said day when it appears our tax-paid officers are ignorant, sexist and fat-asses.

marc.hutton
marc.hutton

I was on that thread the night this waste of human flesh opened his mouth. You you want to be so called protected by this piece of shit well its on your head not ours. We, however, will be rooting for Officer Hemsworth to have his run in with one of the Christopher Dorners he has undoubtably created and hopefully he will be on the loosing side. Zeb Hemsworth is exactly why we have no respect for police and why we call them pigs.

mohanlon3
mohanlon3

slan·der  

/ˈslandər/ NounThe action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation.Verb:

Make false and damaging statements about (someone).

Calling someone a "baby killer" is an accusation of infanticide.  That's slander.  PoisonOak, you might want to look up the definition of a thing before accusing someone of it.  Being accused of infanticide by a police officer would give the accusation merit since he is supposed to know the difference between a real crime and slandering a person by accusing them of committing the crime.  In other words, his actions may in fact be criminal, and slanderous.  If he can't prove that he had proof of the infanticide, then it may be seen as malicious as well.  He's very much in the wrong and clearly knew it as he pulled his accounts soon after making the comment.  He is certainly an idiot.  And I think he did a pretty good job of "Ruining his reputation" all on his own and needs little to no assistance from us.

PoisonOak
PoisonOak

Rancidbutter, what makes it ok for you to ruin someone's reputation by all your slander?  You are no better for trying to make a mountain out of a molehill.

mohanlon3
mohanlon3

http://www.policechiefmagazine.org/magazine/index.cfm?fuseaction=display&article_id=1208

This is a discussion by actual professional police chiefs about unethical behavior when off duty.  They sure seem to think it is important and may indeed reprimand officers for behavior Unbecoming to an Officer.  Even when on their own time.

"The point is that soldiers, much like police officers, should know right from wrong and must live their lives, both professional and personal, in accordance with the higher standards and expectations of their agency. It is an honor and privilege to be employed as a soldier or police officer, and attached to that honor come certain unwritten expectations and a sacrifice of individual rights"

swmnguy
swmnguy topcommenter

If the picture is any indication, he does like cute little kitties, though.  So he's got that going for him.

gardvm
gardvm

That fat slob needs to keep his sexist piehole shut. If we women want his fascist opinion about our private ladyparts, we'll damned well ask it. In the meantime, he needs to sit down, shut up, and do his JOB.

Erin Steen
Erin Steen

I don't get all the people backing this guy....I don't care what his political leanings are or where he works, what unnerves me is his vitriol towards this woman (read the original article with the screen grab and tell me that he wasn't out of line) I got to ask: if this man said those kind of words to your mother or sister or daughter would you NOT want to kick his ass? Regardless of what provoked the situation. Just because he posted it on a Facebook page and really, who gives a rats ass how he earns his paycheck, does not mean he gets a free pass to be an hateful person. Yes, he has the right to free speech but there's nothing in the bill of rights excusing people from any repercussions that may come from something they say. It's basic human decency. Just treat each other with some flippin respect.

erick.erickscum
erick.erickscum

The officials of Podunk don't seem terribly smart to me. This clown is a lawsuit waiting for a plaintiff. Or a bunch of plaintiffs. Is that township so rich that they can afford to defend themselves, over and over again?

FriedRice
FriedRice

Another fat Christian Republican fascist pile of terrorist shit that his fellow Christian Republican fascist piles of shit support and defend.

Wardnjune
Wardnjune

Well, isn't that just the good ol' boy network at its finest?   What a bunch of cowards.


MissSpider
MissSpider

Le Douche'.
Obviously, this person is a loose canon and off duty rant or not has some serious anger and other "issues" he needs counseling for. Lose his job? OK, maybe not, but he should have some hoops to jump through before being able to just saunter back to where he was before. Sensitivity training, sexual harassment training, etc., etc., not just a stern talking to.

ikilledtheshark
ikilledtheshark

WRONG. SORRY.  UNACCEPTABLE.  WE DEMAND HIS IMMEDIATE TERMINATION.  Hell, I've been fired for less.  Obviously, somebody somewhere has his back.  WE'VE GOT THE VICTIM'S BACK.

rosie94
rosie94

WOW. Stay away from that township, who knows what other prejudices this nut has.

cliff43
cliff43

Hopefully he is not married. If so, I pity the woman.

jrwmn
jrwmn

Last time I checked, the 911 operators don't ask your political leanings when you call for help.  Neither do the cops when they respond.  Is it remotely possible that a cop can do his job well even if he has (and makes known) unpopular opinions?

John Wolfsberger
John Wolfsberger

"This news makes us wonder: What in God's name does it take to lose your job up there?" Apparently it takes more than a targeted campaign against you by City Pages, and an unpopular opinion. Good to know.

Marc Spencer
Marc Spencer

he regrets his choice of words?? bullshit. he's an asshole, plain and simple. and regrets nothing.

Aus Tin Padilla
Aus Tin Padilla

at least he is not a Nazi like Portland police chief Krueger

abxchange
abxchange

@mohanlon3 I don't believe he accused her of a crime.  Killing babies doesn't seem to be a crime in this country.  God knew Jeremiah when he was yet in the womb.  John the Baptist leaped at the presence of Jesus, who was three months younger than him when he was in His mother's womb.  So even Jesus was a child of God even though Elizabeth was 3 months further in pregnancy than Mary.  Hmmm.  But if you killed the Son of God, even while he was in His mother's womb, it would not be a crime?  Maybe not in Obama's eyes, or the eyes of that Thumb sucking so and so, but there is one Judge that will one day judge all the judges.  And He will judge you, rancid butter, and Officer Hemsworth.  I am betting on Hemsworth!  Praise be to God!!!

abxchange
abxchange

@gardvm By the way you talk, we're all assured that whatever parts you may have, yours are not lady parts.  Clean up your act, and by the look of that mugshot, if it belongs to you, you have no business name calling.  Officer Hemsworth sure doesn't look like a slob------but you do.  I don't imagine anyone would want anything to do with your private parts.  Chean up!  Take a shower, and try to develope a little hygiene and then you can call someone a slob. As for now, you are nasty!  Nasty mouth, nasty face and nasty, not lady parts!  This discussion was about killing babies.  You make it sound like Officer Hemsworth had an opinion about your parts?  I don't think so! 

PoisonOak
PoisonOak

gardvm, shame on you for your nasty language!  You are no better!

etteb
etteb

You and rottenbutt should get together! Both losers!

PoisonOak
PoisonOak

Wow FriedRice...such terrible language coming from a left-Wing Anti-Christian Socialist Communist!  Do you feel better now?  Actually, it sounds like you are just as angry as Mr. Hemsworth was, but of course it's different when you voice YOUR opinion!

keny1
keny1

@FriedRice So you are saying that he has no right to his opinion, even if you disagree with him?

abxchange
abxchange

@Marc Spencer Wow!  Intelligent!  Can sure tell you're an ass hole, by the way you form your baseless opinions.  You look like you just came out from under the bridge.  Guess that makes you an ass hole troll.  Yep, plain and simple.

mohanlon3
mohanlon3

abxchange, you might want to have the nice folks in white check your meds.  If he had called her a "Fetus Killer" he would not have accused her of a crime, In the eyes of the law it isn't a baby until it is born, it is legal to "kill" or abort a fetus in the first tri-mester of the pregnancy.  That's the whole point.  He called her a "baby" killer.  He accused her of killing an infant AFTER< it was born, thus a baby.  His dramatic choice of words is in fact slander.  Since the person he made this statement about is a fake name, it is not likely an actual legal issue.

Drewey
Drewey topcommenter

@PoisonOak opinions of questionably literate people (learn what slander means before using it in a sentence) are useless and irrelevant

rancidbutter
rancidbutter

@keny1 @erick.erickscum How about when he arrests a woman that he knows has had an abortion and abuses her?  Or how's this how about when he needs to intervene in a domestic violence situation and he knows the woman has had an abortion.  I have the impression he would definitely think well she gets what she deserves the "piece of shit baby killing bitch"

rancidbutter
rancidbutter

@keny1 @FriedRice Again dude.  He certainly has a right to his opinion the 1st amendment guarantees him that.  But he doesn't have a right to not have repercussions for that speech.  How would you feel if he called you mother or sister or daughter those things just because HE disagrees with HER opinion?   Does he have a right to verbally abuse anyone he chooses with amnesty?

abxchange
abxchange

@mohanlon3 I took my meds., thank you.  But I still realize that if God knew Jerimiah while he was in the womb, Jeremiah was a baby.  And there are still people in this country that still respect a baby's personage, even while they are still in the womb.  Our Constitution promised to protect the innocent, so until the Illegal Liberal got ahold of Roe versus Wade, a baby was a baby.  Those children will one day meet their parents if the parents repent what they did and get to heaven.  I will do all I can to protect a baby while it is still safe within it's mother's womb.  I know many others who would do the same.  We are protecting our rights, in the midst of our dangerous government.  It is the same as when some Germans protected the rights of Jews to live despite their dangerous government, even though they would be considered criminals.  I know right from wrong.  So does Officer Hemswork, and sometimes I just get angry when the Liberal Left won't see the light!   Thank God that he never lost his job over a small slip of the tongue when being berated by the Pro Abortionist, (and I refuse to call them Pro Choice)  That is not what they are in the eyes of God.  The baby has no choice.

abxchange
abxchange

@rancidbutter @keny1 Sounds to me like rancid butter has a guilty conscience.  Sounds to me like you might be that goose.  It takes one to know one.  Sometimes guilty people just always see the worst in others.  You think others are like you, maybe, or you just want to drag them down to your level.  This whole article was based on an idiot making a mountain out of a molehill.  I guess anyone could do that if you are as big a goose as you seem to be.  Waah!  Waah! Waah!

abxchange
abxchange

@rancidbutter @keny1 So that gives you the right to trump up charges and make up scenarios about an innocent person,  who might have got a little carried away in one small chat?  Who has the Numb nuts?  This country is too full of people like you  who try to pick the spec out of someone's ey when they can't see the board in their own.  You and your pathetic liberal followers are a disgrace to everything good about USA!

PoisonOak
PoisonOak

How dare you criticize Hemsworth when your language is no better!  What a hypocrite!

keny1
keny1

@rancidbutter OK, fine. But, according to the article, he  "has no previous disciplinary record". So if he knows all the "dirt" on the community, and he knows all of the women who have had abortions, and had abused his power due his prejudice, how could he have a spotless record?

rancidbutter
rancidbutter

@keny1 @rancidbutter Well now you're just being nieve dude.  I grew up in the same type of rural small town environment and we knew EVERYTHING.  People talk like shit squirting out of a goose especially when the dirt is good.  

keny1
keny1

@rancidbutter And you know this as fact? If a woman has an abortion in that town, does it become public knowledge? I don't think so. 


keny1
keny1

@rancidbutter Since when do police officers, when arresting someone, or responding to a call, ask, "ma'am, have you had an abortion recently"? You need to lay off that Liberal Kool Aid. 

etteb
etteb

rancdbutthead, Sure cant be very bright! He sound like a wacko.

abxchange
abxchange

@rancidbutter @keny1 @FriedRice I guess if the shoe fits, maybe you should wear it.  Yow just don't aeem to come off as some innocent little angel.  You  trumped up a bunch of BS and very few people will even care except the liberal news that feed on trumped up BS while ignoring the important things such as the persecution of Christians, the corruption of our government, all the illegal things being done in our oval office, etc. etc.  Liberal news would rather report about one schmutt butt like rancid butter and what little satisfaction you get out of this, you can take to your filthy grave!  You will be judged accordingly for this poor attempt at public fame, Numbnuts, That means you!  I'm getting off this blog....Boring!!!!!

rancidbutter
rancidbutter

@keny1 the whole thing was a pussy move.  I do have to give the Chief some credit here though once he got his hand caught in the proverbial cookie jar he owned up to it.  But coping out and not apologizing himself.  Pussy move. He get's to hide his head between his legs (as well he should) but come on dude at least apologize yourself.  And here's an idea DON'T STICK YOUR HAND IN THE COOKIE JAR TO BEGIN WITH!

keny1
keny1

@rancidbutter Oh, there will be repercussions for what he said. The whole town knows about it now.  Once the city gets enough complaints about his comments, the likelihood of him being reappointed when his contract expires will probably be zero.

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