A New York part-time prisoner cell block attendant who was arrested following a Facebook exchange with family and friends that included threats to shoot gay people has since resigned from his job
A New York part-time prisoner cell block attendant who was arrested following a Facebook exchange with family and friends that included threats to shoot gay people has since resigned from his job, reports the Buffalo News.
Richard “Rick” Pilarski Jr. resigned from the Cheektowaga Police Department last Saturday after he acknowledged the Facebook exchange which was spurred by a news account about California’s proposed “Sodomite Suppression Act” ballot which calls on the death penalty for gay men and women who are sexually active.
One of the offending comments read:
“Wouldn’t this be the greatest thing in the world??? The guys around the corner would be the first 2 faggots in my sights. What you do in your house is one thing but when you fly flags of equal rights and the rainbow flag in a small quiet neighborhood is another.”
Pilarski replied to a relative for sticking up for gay people:
“… shut up you sound like a retard u wana love gays u love them I hate them. I’m not raising my kids to love them if you wana raise your to then go ahead.”
Assistant Police Chief James J. Speyer confirmed:
“We brought him in today and he decided to resign from the position. He was remorseful and apologetic. It is one of those situations where he never intended it to be something that would come out…It should never have happened. We don’t condone it. The Cheektowaga Police Department stands for integrity, honor and respect.”
33-year-old Pilarski was also placed on administrative leave from his job as full-time state corrections officer at Attica Correctional Facility. His Facebook profile has since been deleted.