It was an off-duty employee at the Fontana Police Department who tweeted that Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) is “un-American,” the FPD now reports. Previously, the department had said its account had been hacked. The tweet, which the FPD called an “embarrassment” in a statement, was posted on Tuesday, April 23, and then deleted later that day.
If anyone saw the inappropriate tweet that went out earlier, apparently someone gained access to our account. We apologize, and we are working on fixing the issue.— Fontana PD (@FontanaPD) April 23, 2019
“It’s language like this from institutions or persons of authority, like the Fontana Police Department and the president, that fuel hate speech and have turned that speech into action — as we have witnessed through violence at synagogues, churches, and mosques, as well as threats of violence against Reps. Tlaib and Ilhan Omar and bomb threats called against our Valley Banquet in March and our office building last week,” Fields continued.
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