Another home run from a public service union.
T-shirts sold by the Twin Rivers Police Officers Association have this message: “U raise ’em, we cage ’em,” surrounding a picture of a young child behind bars.
On Monday, community leaders and child advocates said the T-shirts are highly offensive and could validate feelings of mistrust for the Twin Rivers’ school police force. The agency has been under intense scrutiny over complaints it has overstepped its authority.
“There is nowhere on the planet where it is OK to wear a shirt like this,” said Ed Howard, senior counsel for the University of San Diego’s Children’s Advocacy Institute, after seeing the image of the shirt.
The quote and picture is on the back of the shirt. The Twin Rivers Police Officers Association logo is on the front.
When the union that represents all the cops Twin Rivers pulls this crap, they’re henceforth barred from ever making the “it’s just a few bad apples” argument.
Thanks to Eapen Thampy for the tip.