Fla policemans suspended, put under probe, for ‘liking’ partner’s social media posts crucial of Rashida Tlaib
A Florida officer with over 30 years in the Miami-Dade Cops Department was suspended for ‘liking’ year-old Facebook comments vital of Rep. Rashida Tlaib.
The Bay Harbor Islands Cops Department placed Cpl. Pablo Lima on administrative leave and opened an internal affairs investigation after the social networks comments he “liked” from a year ago were questioned by the Miami Herald newspaper.
A rally was kept in support of Lima, a former vice president of the Miami-Dade cops union, after the suspension which was bought over his preference of social networks posts and comments that appeared to show support for his views expressed by his partner, Hallandale Beach Commissioner Anabelle Lima-Taub.
“The material of the social media posts that were given our attention are not consistent with our Town’s worths and policies,” Town Supervisor J.C. Jimenez stated in a declaration. “Corporal Pablo Lima is currently on administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal affairs examination. State law forbids us from going over details of an open internal affairs investigation.”
Lima-Taub was condemned last year for allegedly making “anti-Muslim” comments when she implicated Tlaib of being a “Hamas-loving antisemite,” saying she had “NO place in federal government.”
The Hallandale Beach City Commission voted 3-2 to condemn her for the remarks in January 2019 though Lima-Taub stood her ground, calling out the Michigan Democrat and very first Palestinian-American lady chosen to the U.S. Congress for her support of boycotts against Israel.
The Miami Herald reported on a Facebook post and numerous comments helpful of Lima-Taub that were “liked” by her husband. Lima never ever made any comments of his own, simply checking the thumbs-up icon on Facebook apparently sealed his regret as the paper challenged town officials about the officer’s views.
Lima came on the radar after he obtained the Bay Harbor Islands cops chief task, promoting his experience after three decades with the Miami-Dade Cops Department where he went up to the rank of lieutenant before getting employed as a corporal by the Bay Harbor Islands department a little over a year back.
But his resume is obviously unworthy as much as year-old Facebook activity.The Council on
American-Islamic Relations shared news of Lima’s suspension as part of their “Islamophobia Watch.”
CAIR Islamophobia Watch: Rally kept in assistance of officer suspended for supporting better half’s anti-Muslim talk about social networks
Cpl. Pablo Lima was recently suspended for social networks “likes” suggesting assistance for anti-Muslim comments.https:// t.co/ WT3Z0V7gWL
— CAIR National (@CAIRNational) January 19, 2020
Lima-Taub, who was at the rally to support her partner over the weekend, reiterated that he had actually not done anything however support her.
“There isn’t anything racist or xenophobic about my other half,” she told WPLG-TV. “The only thing my partner is guilty of is being encouraging of me.”
She included that the officer has “been unfairly suspended and implicated of doing something that he did refrain from doing,” keeping in mind that she anticipated the accusations made versus him.
“My partner got a call in which he was threatened to be blackmailed and that if he put in for chief, that you all would be here,” Lima-Taub stated, according to WSVN.
Others also protected the law enforcement veteran.
“Though he didn’t say anything suggest, his partner said something, and he simply supported his partner,” former mayor Linda Zilber said.
“Have we gone so mad in our country that if you do this then you get your entire career stained?” cops labor professional John Rivera asked at the rally.
“I hope this goes much greater,” he added. “Perhaps into the court system.”
Initially from New York City, Powers graduated from New York University and eventually made her way to bright South Florida where she has actually been composing for the BizPacReview team since 2015.
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