One N.J. Officer Fired, Another Suspended for Facebook Post Calling BLM 'Terrorists'

Nick Kangadis | May 5, 2021
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(Headline Image: Screenshot/Facebook/Hopewell Township NJ Police)

If the left likes to trot out the phrases “my truth,” “your truth,” “his truth” and “her truth,” then why are some people’s “truths” more valid than others? Rational thinking people know it’s because it only works one way, and if you have the wrong belief, your “truth” doesn’t matter.

One New Jersey police officer in Hopewell Township was fired and another was demoted and received a suspension after the former officer posted that she believed that Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters are “terrorists.” 

Now-former officer Sara Erwin made the Facebook post in June 2020 following a night of doing her job amidst the George Floyd riots, and Sgt. Mandy Gray was suspended for commenting on Erwin’s post.

Here’s what Erwin wrote in the post in question, according to

Last night as I left for work I had my two kids crying for me not to go to work. I don’t think I’ve ever felt the way I did last night. And then I watched people I know and others I care about going into harms way. I love my police family like my own. So when you share posts and things on Facebook I’d really appreciate if you’d THINK before doing so. I’ve seen so many black lives matter hashtags in these posts. Just to let you know — they are terrorists. They hate me. They hate my uniform. They don’t care if I die.

I mean, even if Erwin could be construed as wrong for calling BLM “terrorists,” was she wrong in her assessment that BLM hates Erwin for being a cop, hates her uniform and doesn’t care whether she dies?

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The answer SHOULD immediately that BLM doesn’t feel that way towards people like Erwin, but I’ve yet to see BLM show up at an officer’s funeral after being killed because they radicalized people to hate police.

As the Washington Examiner reported, the lawyer for the two officers Frank Crivelli called the action taken by Hopewell Township “disgraceful” and only proved that those on the voting board showed their “cowardice” by firing Erwin and suspending Gray.

The Hopewell Township police chief at the time, Lance Maloney, reportedly apologized to the area for Erwin’s post and Gray’s response. Maloney retired from the force shortly after the situation came to light.

If cops ever want to feel like they can do their jobs again, those in power in the towns that employ them need to grow backbones and stand behind their officers. Sure, it’s probably not the greatest idea to go around calling people “terrorists,” but if the shoe fits then nothing more than a reprimand should suffice.