The Washington Post

NYPD Facebook group reveals officers’ contempt of West Indian Day parade

Remember when NYPD cops were caught dirty dancing at the West Indian Day Parade back in September? Turns out there’s more to the story.

An NYPD officer dances with a parade participant in September. (

The Times notes that the names of more than 60 percent of the commenters match those of serving police officers.

One comment, “I say have the parade one more year, and when they all gather drop a bomb and wipe them all out,” reportedly came from a cop named Dan Rodney. When The Times reached Rodney by phone, he said he used Facebook, but “I leave my phone around sometimes. Other than that I have no comment.”

New York blog the Gothamist points out that the comments on the West Indian Day Parade are similar to those often posted on the police message board NYPD Rant.


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