A former assistant police chief of Prospect, Kentucky has been called out for instructing a recruit to shoot black people for smoking marijuana.
Todd Shaw sent several “highly disturbing racist and threatening Facebook messages” to a recruit, reported WDRB.
Th recruit asked Shaw what the right thing to do would be if he found 3 teens smoking marijuana. Shaw directed him to forget about right and wrong, and instead, use their race to determine the next step.
“F— the right thing,” Shaw wrote, according to newly-unsealed court records. “If black shoot them.”
The recruit then asked what he should tell the parents of the theoretical teens. The answer is just as disturbing as his previous guidance.
“Call their (pa)rents,” he wrote. “If mom is hot then f— her … if dad is hot then handcuff him and make him suck my d—.”
“Unless daddy is black,” Shaw continued. “Then shoot him.”
Shaw resigned from his position last year during the investigations into his misconduct, and has fought to keep the messages away from the press. Unfortunately for him, under Kentucky law, they are part of the public record.
In a ruling this week, Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Judith McDonald-Burkman decided the messages have to be released to the public.