|Mass. Police Association executive Rick Pedrini relieved of duty after controversial columns||October 30, 2018|
|Scott J. Croteau||Mass Live|
Richard Pedrini, an Arlington police lieutenant
who is taking over as head of the Massachusetts Police Association has been relieved of duty and placed on paid administrative leave from his police department after writing columns railing against criminal justice reform and progressive policing practices.
In discussing the men that killed Yarmouth Sgt. Sean Gannon and Weymouth Sgt. Michael Chesna earlier this year,he states:
These two men are "maggots" and "animals" who "can only be 'rehabilitated' when they are put down."
"I am sick and tired of the social justice warriors telling us how to do our jobs. It's time we forget about 'restraint', 'measured responses', 'procedural justice', 'de-escalation', 'stigma-reduction', and other feel-good BS that is getting our officers killed".
"Let's stop lipsynching, please! Let's meet violence with violence and get the job done."
He is a rabid varmint, a vile piece of human excrement, and an oxygen thief who doesn't deserve to walk among us he wrote about Thomas Latanowich, the man accused of killing Gannon.
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