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Old 04-18-2019, 12:29 AM
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‘Feeling cute, might just gas some inmates today’: Corrections officers face backlash over social media challenge

"The photos seem innocuous. Several people posed in front of mirrors. Others snapped selfies in cars. They made funny faces, mean-mugged or just smiled. Some even added fun filters — tiny, floating pink hearts and golden butterflies.

But the captions accompanying the pictures, which appear to be of uniformed corrections officers from various states, were another story.

“Feeling cute, might just gas some inmates today, IDK,” one post read, according to the Houston Chronicle. The rest of the posts continued in a similar vein.

“Feeling cute, might shoot your baby daddy today . . . idk.”

“Feeling cute, might take your homeboy to the hole later.”

“Feeling cute, I’m still going to lock you down.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...=.2ddea0bfb383
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Old 04-18-2019, 11:04 AM
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Absolutely disgrace..they should be fired..
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Old 04-18-2019, 01:22 PM
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This article has a lot of the actual things shared. Some are dumb and harmless, but a few made me take a breath.
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I think none of them are harmless, this whole thing makes me sick to my stomach - I don't understand what is wrong with these people .....although, yes, "dumb" is definitely one way to describe them, you only have to take a look at all the typos in those posts
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How could they possibly have imagined this was a good idea. Or cute.
Yuck. I hope they all lose their jobs.
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There is nothing cute about any of this! It should say “feeling like an asshat”. They need to be fired!
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As a Correctional Officer I am ashamed at the actions of a few of my brothers and sisters. Very unprofessional. I agree that there should be appropriate actions taken against them. From termination to letters of reprimand.

As COs we deal with a very difficult segment of the population. Many continue their criminal ways even behind bars and that is something we deal with everyday and it can be very frustrating, but that is not an excuse for their actions.
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As a CO you need to be an example and this kind of example hopefully will put your ass in jail
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These are officers who hold positions of trust and responsibility. How would it be dealt with if they were doctors talking about patients or teachers talking about students or a care home staff taking about residents. It wouldn’t be tolerated and neither should this.
These are comments directed at inmates families it’s plain wrong.
I work in a high pressure emergency service I know what it’s like to need to vent on occasion. I get it I really do but not like this never like this. I hope they are suitably punished.
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As if families don't have enough to worry about, this comes out. We all knew there were bad attitudes in the system but it is ballsy to flaunt it. It is easy to see why some people who are usually no problem seem to get DRs or hassles. I have met some very nice COs but the people who made these posts need to look for other work. I guarantee that if an incarcerated person or their family made a page & posts like this, someone would be in trouble for making threats against an officer.
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GA REFORM...I totally agree!
There are a lot of great officers....and then there are those bad apples that are self righteous and ignorant! We've all seem them....the one's who are on a complete power trip.
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Prison guards fired after posting 'inappropriate' selfies: 'Feeling cute, might just gas some inmates today'

Law enforcement employees have been letting off steam by taking part in the #FeelingCute challenge, in which police officers, prison guards and other workers post lighthearted selfies while wearing their uniforms and on the job. The social media trend is inspired by the “felt cute, might delete later IDK” meme.


But some staffers may have crossed the line with their posts. As the Houston Chronicle reports, four prison guards in Texas have been fired, while another two have resigned following an investigation into their social media activity.


Though details about the correctional officers and the exact content of their objectionable posts have yet to be made public, the Chronicle reports that some #FeelingCute posts have caused outrage by including jokes about gassing inmates.


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Guess some of those folks are not feeling too cute right about now.
Glad some action was taken (but surprised to read the group was not already private)
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Sometime you have to wonder what people are thinking. I am glad action has been taken. I hope the actions of the few doesn’t tarnish the Marjority.

I understand the need for humour in a difficult job however threats of violence to those in their care should never be tolerated.
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Guess some of those folks are not feeling too cute right about now.
Glad some action was taken (but surprised to read the group was not already private)
I recently joined the FB group in question and left after a few days. It was not for me. It was huge (30k members) and there did not seem to be a strong group of moderators on there. There was also concern by a few that it was actually run by a group of Foreign Nationals (Nigerian scammers) who had nothing to do with law enforcement.
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I've seen post of various people doing this "Feeling Cute" challenge but as others have stated, what were they thinking? A friend of my love is trying to change the perception of COs since his release from prison via his social media but it's the actions of the few that make it hard for others to not have ill feelings when exposed to this type of behavior.

I know many have shared it on your thread Bikerguy but thank you and so many others, for being the exception.
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A friend of my love is trying to change the perception of COs since his release from prison via his social media but it's the actions of the few that make it hard for others to not have ill feelings when exposed to this type of behavior.
It seems that just like in person the few rotten apples manage to make their presence felt and are the ones with the control!

The amount of stress this must cause people with loved ones currently serving a sentence is not fair and I'm glad to hear they got their comeuppance.
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