Charleston Police Officer Fired for Posting Photo Wearing Confederate Flag Shorts on Facebook

by Warner Todd Huston | June 26, 2015 12:47 pm

Now one cannot even wear Confederate boxer shorts without getting fired, at least for a North Charleston police officer who was fired after posting on Facebook a photo of himself wearing boxer shorts with the Confederate flag on them.

Sergeant Shannon Dildine was fired[1] by North Charleston Police Chief Eddie Driggers because his post identified the Sgt. as a member of the force and his photo spread “hate.”

A North Charleston police officer was fired from his position after posting a photo on Facebook featuring the Confederate flag.

WCIV reports the post, which featured the officer wearing Confederate flag boxer shorts, went viral Thursday after it was posted a few days earlier.

The police chief terminated Sgt. Shannon Dildine’s position, saying the photo questioned his ability to improve trust and instill confidence between citizens and officers.

“Your posting in this manner led to you being publicly identified as a North Charleston Police officer and associated both you and the Department with an image that symbolizes hate and oppression to a significant portion of the citizens we are sworn to serve,” Police Chief Eddie Driggers wrote, as reported by WCIV.

Hate? How did that picture spread hate?

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