After Harassment, Rochester Police Receive Permission To Cover Their Names

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Protesters severely crossed the line (more than they already have) on a more personal level when they decided to harass police officers in Rochester, New York through the act of shouting out the names of the officers’ children and their home addresses; made phone calls to the parents of the officers; and even shouted the school names for which their children attend.

After this heinous harassment, the officers received permission from Rochester Police Chief La’Ron Singletary to cover up their name tags.

It’s absolutely disgusting to me that these protesters (ahem, DOMESTIC TERRORISTS), supposedly fighting for equality and treating everyone with respect, targeted these officers, took their time to research everything about them, and so brazenly publicized their personal information. Including the information about their freaking children?! I’m pretty sure there are charges that can be pressed against these “protesters” for including information about minors. Good luck with that.

Breitbart reported a statement read by City Council Chief of Staff Robert Scanlon on Singletary’s behalf:

“The past couple of months, officers’ names have been researched by protesters to put personal information out to the public, putting the safety of their families in jeopardy,” Scanlon said as he read Singletary’s response.

“Officers have been allowed to remove their name tags in an effort to prevent their personal information from being spread on social media.”

WHAM 1180, a local radio station, reported on the harassment and stated that Deputy Chief Joseph Morabito had seen the harassment happen “in real time.”

Chief Singletary says protesters are Googling officer names and spreading information about them and their families on social media.

Deputy Chief Morabito says he has seen this happen in real time, with protesters calling family members of officers right in front of them and threatening to come to their homes. He says he personally gave his officers permission to cover their name tags.

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Singletary is working diligently on a transition plan.