Honor Dead Cop, Get Banned By Facebook

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In honor of Police Week, Facebook has offered a tribute that seems to represent the company perfectly.  The company has banned a page that was honoring a fallen police officer.  That’s right — paying tribute to an officer who died in the line of duty apparently violates Facebook’s terms and conditions.

Turtleboy Sports is an outspoken blog in central Massachusetts that supports law enforcement and isn’t shy about it. The site has been under attack by social justice warriors who mass-report their pages thousands of times a day, and as a result Turtleboy has had over 30 pages shut down in the last six months, and lost over 200,000 subscribers who signed up to follow the site’s posts. Nothing Turtleboy has had taken down is an actual violation of Facebook policy, such as this Christmas Tree, which was taken down on Christmas Day.

But yesterday Facebook crossed a line. The company banned another page, and suspended all the admins for 30 days, because a Turtleboy profile picture of the Yarmouth Police Department badge violated the community standards. Turtleboy had made this badge their profile picture to honor Officer Sean Gannon, who was murdered last month on Cape Cod by a career criminal with 125 priors.

Apparently if you honor our murdered police officers, you are now a threat to the community … presumably the community of cop-hating left-wingers that Facebook seems to love.

To make matters worse, this Facebook page of Turtleboy Sports no longer exists publicly. Facebook unpublished it over a week ago after it was mass reported for “nudity.” So a non-existent page with a pro-police profile picture got all Turtleboy’s admins suspended for 30 days. 

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Kyle S. Reyes is the Chief Executive Officer of The Silent Partner Marketing, co-host of The Whiskey Patriots and the National Spokesman for Law Enforcement Today. Reyes is also an acclaimed keynote speaker on patriotism and leadership, entrepreneurship, and marketing by storytelling. You can follow him on Facebook.