East Bay News
Richmond police officer sends controversial tweet
RICHMOND, Calif. (KGO) -- A Richmond police sergeant posted a tweet criticizing hackers who attacked a mixed martial arts website. The officer is now drawing anger and criticism himself on the internet.
Sergeant Mike Rood tweeted a message to Dan White, the head of the Ultimate Fighting Championship website, after the UFC website was hacked. Rood wrote: "get those hacking (expletive). I'm a cop in the Bay Area. I would go at them with both guns!"
The Contra Costa Times reports that critics, including the hacker group Anonymous, viewed Rood's comment as a criminal threat because he called for using weapons to deal with the problem.
Posts on the Richmond police department's Facebook page are calling for the agency to discipline the officer.
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