Death Threat Or Hack Job? Washoe County Sherrifs Office Works To Clear Name
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Death Threat Or Hack Job? Washoe County Sherrifs Office Works To Clear Name

We must never assume that the 1% bad apples are a reflection of the whole.

Death Threat Or Hack Job? Washoe County Sherrifs Office Works To Clear Name

By James Smith
WARNING – ADULT LANGUAGE
13 Jan 2014

In a stunning, blistering Facebook message, future (or perhaps aborted future) Sheriff Office Recruit Darren Redding unloaded a diatribe upon the Facebook page of Cop Block, where he stated:

You’re a fucking bitch and I hope some cop beats your ass next time you’re “protesting” or filming them or whatever. In fact I’m about to start the training academy for the washoe county sheriffs dept in reno, Nevada and I can’t wait to deal with punk ass bitches like you. I would beat your fucking liberal ass just for the sheer joy of it.

Three issues exist in this diatribe, the text and screen shots can be found below.

  1. Washoe County are not hiring the best and the brightest individuals, as evidenced by his lack of proper capitalization of proper nouns; and
  2. Mr. Redding has it in his mind that physical violence upon people exercising their constitutional rights, reinforced by the US Supreme Court, is right and proper; and
  3. Mr. Redding assumes that everyone who takes issue with law enforcement using excessive, and sometimes lethal, force – are liberals, and not conservative or libertarian.

I reached out to the Washoe County Sheriffs office to learn more. After all, just because you read something on the internet, it does NOT have to be true.

A conversation with Tammy in the Community Relations Department was more than helpful in explaining that someone’s Facebook account had been hacked, and that there has never been, nor actively employed, a Darren Redding within the Washoe County system.

The County Cybercrimes unit is looking into the matter, and it is believed that a suspect will be charged with the cybercrime soon.

Tammy pointed out the standards that applicants must undergo before working for the public, and that this issue has rocked the small office, much like the proverbial slap in the face. Applicants must:

Take and pass the following:

• Psychological exam
• Computerized Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA) exam
• Pre-employment medical examination, including drug screening test

There is one thing that this specter poster did get right:

We must never assume that the 1% bad apples are a reflection of the whole. Law enforcement, lawyers, priests, or Patriots – we all stand or fall by our own actions, not by the actions of others.

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