Melissa Adamson's individual racism cost her two jobs.
Melissa Adamson was until now an officer at the McKessport and Versailles police departments. The white female was expelled from both of those after she posted a picture of herself in uniform and wrote,“I’m the law today [n–ga].”
Shortly after the picture and the comment went public, the Mayor of McKeesport, Michael Cherepko released a statement terminating Adamson’s employment. The statement, which was posted on Facebook reads, “As mayor of the city of McKeesport, I feel compelled to publicly address an issue that has come to my attention via social media. A past social media post surfaced just a few hours ago involving a recently hired part-time police officer, who has been in training as a probationary employee for just a few weeks. This post displays a degree of conduct and character that is far different from what I would expect from an officer in this city. It is absolutely unacceptable. Without hesitation, my office and the police chief’s office immediately concluded that this officer’s actions will not be tolerated in the city of McKeesport. She has been relieved of her duties, and her employment has been terminated.”
Just about the same time, Adamson was made to resign from the Versailles Police Department where she worked as a part-time officer too.
Adamson hurried to claim her text was a “stupid mistake.” She also accused a former colleague at work of being the one behind the circulation of the pictures. She claimed, “An altercation happened between me and a former police officer, and he’s bringing up his dirt, ruining my career, which has been done.”
She also quickly highlighted she wasn’t racist. Adamson apologized for her action by stating, “I’m sorry for who I did offend. It was not my intention. I can’t express how sorry I am for how I made you feel—emotionally, physically. Again, it wasn’t my intention.”
Whatever happened to this woman serves her right. Systemic racism is plaguing America’s law enforcement and it is utterly irresponsible to make any provocative claims. The lady is also trying to persuade everyone that she is not a racist, but her actions speak louder than words. Moreover, these actions encourage other cops to follow her path and some of them won’t stop after supremacist posts and may go further. Do we need more Black people shot?