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To: Pacific Grove Mayor Bill Peake and City Council

Remove hate group affiliated officer from Pacific Grove Police Department

Remove hate group affiliated officer from Pacific Grove Police Department

Permanently remove officer from duty and launch a full investigation into the Police Department to ensure there is not further militia infiltration.

Why is this important?

Three Percenters, a racist anti-government militia and identified hate group, have been discovered within the Pacific Grove Police Department.

In late May 2020 Pacific Grove residents observed the officer’s personal vehicle emblazoned with Three Percenters racist anti-government militia and anti-LGBT decals, parked in the City’s employee parking lot.

Although widely reported by local news media, the officer has faced no disciplinary action, and is currently patrolling our streets while enjoying the protection Chief Cathy Madalone.

Allowing anti-government militia to infiltrate and operate within the Police Department:
* Endangers the citizens of Pacific Grove
* Is a liability to the City
* Violates PGPD’s Law Enforcement Officer Code of Ethics
* Undermines the credibility of the Police Department as a whole
As residents, employees, visitors, and tax payers in the City of Pacific Grove, we deserve to feel safe and protected. We will not be policed by anti-government militia.

Decals explained (from left to right)
* Three-Percenters: An American far-right militia movement and paramilitary group advocating armed resistance to the U.S. federal government. In recent years with Trump’s presidency they have directed their hostility at other perceived foes including Muslims and immigrants. Three Percenters have been active in the resistance to Black Lives Matter protests over the May 2020 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. They have a history of criminal activity, ranging from weapons violations to terrorist plots and attacks, and provided security for white supremacists during the Charlottesville, Virginia protests.
* “LIBERTY, GUN, BEER, TRUMP” (LGBT): This decal mocks and marginalizes the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
*Punisher/“Molon Labe”: Molon Labe meaning “come and take [them]” is a classic expression of armed defiance to the government. Gun-rights advocates have adopted the phrase as a challenge to the perceived threat of governmental firearms confiscation.

Pacific Grove, CA, USA

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Reasons for signing

  • That cop could use some sexual harassment training as well. PG should be better than this
  • Ever person should have the right to live a fulfilling life without being discriminated or killed just because of the color of their skin. Under the skin we are all the same. We all have a heart to feel and eyes to see and we all want to be free. We all bleed the same. I’m from California and lived there for 24 years. Cops are meant to serve and protect EVERYONE!! 😡
  • Homophobia and Racism is so small minded and disgusting, go work someplace else if that’s how u feel about the people u are payed to protect.

Updates

2021-01-13 17:25:46 -0800

BREAKING: The militia-affiliated officer that PG City Watch has been working to hold to account...is GONE!!! This is a people-powered victory that shows that when work together to demand safer communities — we can win them!

The cadre of people who supported the storming of state capitols across the country are *not* welcome to patrol in Monterey County. However, there is *still* not a strong commitment from PG City Council to an investigation of the department, our second demand. The struggle to defend our communities continues.

A special shoutout to Community Before Cops, everyone who signed the petition and showed up to City Council!

Watch the PGPD Chief's announcement here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNVS4ay7NCM

2020-11-29 20:30:50 -0800

Yesterday, we discovered more evidence of the officer’s hateful, extremist beliefs--a verified Parler account. The account “@MAGS3PER” (3%er reference) contained damaging information that confirms this officer’s beliefs with posts such as “FUCK ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’” and “Free Kyle Rittenhouse.” See screenshots and learn more at pgcitywatch.com

Today, Chief Madalone held a press conference. She announced that the officer has again been placed on paid leave while a second investigation will be conducted. She also made efforts to minimize the severity and number of his Parler posts and suggested that the account could have been created by an impersonator. But there was more than one offensive post and the account underwent the Parler Citizen Verification, which requires the account holder to take photos of a government ID along with a selfie using a webcam.

Help by making a public comment at the next City Council Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. and share this petition!

2020-11-26 20:41:45 -0800

1,000 signatures reached

2020-11-24 21:58:00 -0800

500 signatures reached

2020-11-24 09:15:40 -0800

100 signatures reached

2020-11-24 08:07:59 -0800

50 signatures reached

2020-11-23 22:54:34 -0800

25 signatures reached

2020-11-23 21:17:40 -0800

10 signatures reached