“I’m into diversity. I kill everybody, I don’t care,” St. Louis Police Officer.
“I personally believe in Jesus Christ as my lord savior, but I’m also a killer. I’ve killed a lot. And if I need to, I’ll kill a whole bunch more. If you don’t want to get killed, don’t show up in front of me, it’s that simple.”
This officer has been suspended, but not permanently yet and before that, he was in carrying a gun and in charge of “keeping the peace”. Insert terror here.
Surprising no one who follows right wing extremist movements, officer Dan Page, a 35-year veteran of the St. Louis County Police Department, is a member of the Patriot Movement related Oath Keepers. He believes that President Obama is an undocumented president and the government is putting kids in indoctrination camps (thanks Michele Bachmann). He calls himself a killer. He thinks God is okay with that.
Watch here via a video CNN reporter Don Lemon brought to the St. Louis Police Chief’s attention:
Per the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch:
“Muslims are passive until they gain parity with you or they exceed you in numbers and they will kill you.”
• “Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill won’t even talk to me. They say ‘You’re an extremist.’ I say amen. OK. And I’m real good with a rifle. My best shot is at 1,875 meters. I got me a gold star on that one. That’s a fact. You run from me you will die tired. I’m dead serious, folks.”
• “I personally believe in Jesus Christ as my lord savior, but I’m also a killer. I’ve killed a lot. And if I need to, I’ll kill a whole bunch more. If you don’t want to get killed, don’t show up in front of me, it’s that simple. I have no problem with it. God did not raise me to be a coward,” he said before warning the audience that he believes the government will put kids in indoctrination camps.
• “I’m into diversity. I kill everybody, I don’t care.”
Modeling the power over/under paradigm that feeds “isms” like racism, Page also shared his contempt for “perverts” (in the Supreme Court because gay people?), domestic violence victims, and more.
Officer Page claimed he quit the Green Berets because Obama is “an undocumented president.” But the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Page has been “deployed with the U.S. Army several times during his police career” including during Obama’s presidency. Page also informed his audience that the President is not the Commander-in-Chief, because we are not at war.
That’s okay, he also believes the Constitution is a “Christian document”, which is the opposite of the intentions of the founders. He told his audience that you can’t separate the bible from the Constitution, clearly demonstrating his failure to grasp the founding principle of separation of church and state.
Posted under the video is a disclaimer by the extremist group of the Oath Keepers, distancing themselves from Page’s comments, “Note: The Statements made by Sergeant Major Dan Page do not reflect the opinions of our local Oath Keeper Chapter, nor the national organization. Dan Page, speaking to the St. Louis/St. Charles, Missouri Chapter of Oath Keepers, explains how they plan to end American sovereignty and the Constitution, establishing martial law and merging the U.S. with the New World Order.” And he’s a police officer, carrying a gun.
There were actually two officers suspended. Glendale officer Matthew Pappert was suspended for saying creepy things on Facebook, like the “protestors should have been put down like rabid dogs the first night.”
Ain’t post-racial America great?
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