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Alabama police officer fired for sharing racist Michelle Obama meme on Facebook

A police officer in Alabama was fired after posting racist memes on Facebook, including one of First Lady Michelle Obama, officials announced.

The controversial post featured text over a picture of Melania Trump reading, “Fluent in Slovenian, English, French, Serbian, and German.” Below it, the words “Fluent in Ghetto” were laid over a photo of Obama.

The officer, Joel Husk, is a Trump supporter who had worked for the Talladega Police Department for two and a half years, according to media reports.

Talladega City Manager Patrick Bryant said that Husk’s memes violated city policy.

“We will not tolerate that kind of conduct by any employees. We take very seriously our responsibility to treat everyone equally and equitably. We have to make sure we take steps for the community to trust us,” he told Fox affiliate WBRC.

Bryant said that he was “incredibly disappointed and frustrated” about Husk’s social media posts. Other memes included Klansmen with a confederate flag, reading, “The KKK is a hate group right? Isn’tit about time we start being honest in America...and admit that #blacklivesmatter is also a hate group?” the Washington Post reported.

Husk could not be reached for comment Sunday.
Alabama police officer fired for sharing racist Michelle Obama meme on Facebook 
Husk’s dismissal came days after a West Virginia mayor lauded a friend’s Facebook post calling Obama an “ape in heels.”
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