DEAR MEDIA: Please Don’t Feed The Troll


MY FOX PHILLY: There is outrage in the Philadelphia Police Department following a social media page that went up praising the killers of 22nd District Police Officer Moses Walker Jr. John McNesby of the Fraternal Order of Police informed FOX29 of a Facebook page that praised Rafael Jones and Chancier McFarland as “brave men” for their alleged role in the death of Walker. “It’s appalling,” McNesby said. “There’s no sense to it.” Jones and McFarland are accused of following Walker on his way home from work last weekend and attacking him. They say Jones fired several shots killing Walker. Jones was arrested and is currently facing murder charges. Police are still looking for McFarland. Police say the page, entitled “I Support Chancier McFarland & Rafael Jones”, was posted by Occupy Philadelphia member Joshua Albert. MORE

PHAWKER: So by publicizing, and thereby honoring, his desperate  bid for attention his page views go from the tens to tens of thousands. MyFoxPhilly should charge him their going rate for display advertising. Plus the FOP secretly loves this kind of faux-leftist asshattery, it gives them an outrage hard on and someone to use it on. And everyone lives happily ever after except Officer Walker and the First Amendment.

DAILY NEWS:It was created by former Philadelphia restaurant worker Joshua Scott Albert, who became infamous as the creator of the Staph Meal blog, which criticized the restaurant industry. The antipolice page, which shows two gruesome images of police officers, one headless and the other with no hands, outraged Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 President John McNesby. “It’s disgusting,” he said Sunday. “He’s a little punk. He’s going to get his day.” Albert, 26, confirmed Sunday that he created the page and called it “a side little project” of his Staph Meal blog. “I’m showing support for these two men,” Albert said of McFarland and Jones, adding that they have not yet gotten their day in court. Asked if he was supporting that Philadelphia cops get killed, he said: “It can appear that way.” “Sure, why not?” he added. “Why not? I don’t mind.” […]  FOX29 first reported on the Facebook page on Saturday. McNesby said he has tried to reach out to Facebook to get the page taken down. Since then, another page has been created in support of removing Albert’s page: More than 5,800 people had liked it as of 1 p.m. Sunday, compared to only 55 people liking Albert’s page. MORE

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UPDATE: A Facebook page called “I Support Chancier McFarland & Rafael Jones” – the two alleged cop-killers who gunned down Officer Moses Walker Jr. on Aug. 18 – sparked outrage among law-enforcement authorities before it was taken down Sunday evening. MORE