Transphobia, hostility about protesters in private cop group
March 21, 2021
PITTSBURGH (AP) — In a private Facebook group called the Pittsburgh Area Police Breakroom, many current and retired officers spent the year criticizing chiefs who took a knee or officers who marched with Black Lives Matter protesters, whom they called "terrorists" or "thugs." They made transphobic posts and bullied members who supported anti-police brutality protesters or Joe Biden in a forum billed as a place officers can "decompress, rant, share ideas."
Many of the deluge of daily posts were jokes about the hardships of being officers, memorials to deceased colleagues or conversations a...