Police Officer Fired for Calling Black Lives Matter ‘Terrorists’
New Jersey cop loses job over Facebook post
A New Jersey police officer, who dared to call violent far-left group Black Lives Matter “terrorists” who “hate” cops, was fired from her job.
Hopewell Township Police officer Sara Erwin lost her job after she posted her thoughts about BLM on Facebook.
Erwin’s job was terminated after they accepted the recommendation of a hearing officer that she be fired after a unanimous vote.
Police officer Mandy Grey was also suspended and then demoted for replying to a comment on Erwin’s June 2020 post on Facebook.
Their attorney, Frank Crivelli, said of Grey, according to the New York Post:
“The fact that she supported her position as a fellow officer, that was the reason that they actually suspended her."
Erwin posted on Facebook during the height of nationwide Black Lives Matter demonstrations which saw mass destruction, violence following the death of George Floyd.
“I don’t think I’ve ever felt the way I did last night,” Erwin’s post had read, according to the NY Post.
“And then I watched people I know and others I care about going into harm's way.
"I love police family like my own.”
“I’ve seen so many black lives matter hashtags in these posts,” her post added, the Post reported.
“Just to let you know—they are terrorists.
"They hate me. They hate my uniform.
"They don’t care if I die.”
Erwin broke her silence on her firing on Wednesday.
“I had friends, family, tons of people reaching out, text messages, phone calls, reaching out through messenger, checking on me, and making sure everything was OK cause they were seeing so many things in the news,” Erwin said.
“I felt it was easiest to put what I was feeling and get a message out there that I was home [and] I was safe,” she continued.
Erwin said she “was worried about other officers” that she knew in other areas—in the midst of the riots.
Crivelli said the town’s decision to fire her was politically motivated.
“They’re trying to make an example out of them, and in my view, they’re pandering to the far left,” he said.
Hopewell Township Police Director Robert Karmazin said:
“As the matter is in active litigation, the Hopewell Township Committee, the Hopewell Township Police Department, and the Hopewell Township staff will have no further comment at this time.”