LV Cop Won’t Be Fired for Violent, Racist Rhetoric

Here’s some completely unsurprising news: A Las Vegas police detective will not be fired even after repeatedly posting violent, racist things on his Facebook page enthusiastically preparing for a “race war” and a revolution. It was so bad that the Secret Service considers the guy a threat, but he’ll keep his job anyway.

Some of Detective Bobby Kinch’s co-workers reportedly brought the December 2013 Facebook posts to the attention of superiors. Kinch told the Sun that he was the victim of department politics. He was recently allowed to go back on duty following an extended suspension and internal investigation.

“Let’s just get this over!” Kinch wrote in one post. “Race war, Civil, Revolution? Bring it! I’m about as fed up as a man (American, Christian, White, Heterosexual) can get!”

At least one colleague later compared Kinch’s statements to the kind of posts made by Jerad and Amanda Miller before they shot and killed two LVPD officers in June 2014.

“It’s obviously coming to a boiling point! I say ‘F*CK IT’!” Kinch stated in another angry post. “I’m ready now! Sooner or later, I would say sooner than later! Thought I could make a difference, thought it would get better! See the morale fabric of this Country get so trampled I wanna call it! GAME ON! I think we need a cleansing! Just me? What say you?”…

Deputy Chief Gary Schofield, former head of the department’s internal affairs division, alerted the Secret Service the following month regarding his online activity, allegedly saying that “a highly-trained officer in Las Vegas with access to weapons could be a threat to the president.”

But former Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie stepped in less than an hour before federal officials raided Kinch’s home.

“It was about to be a disaster,” one police official told the Sun. “We had 30 minutes until doors were being kicked in.”…

Investigators looking into Kinch’s case also received a photo, taken by an unidentified union official, of Kinch pointing a handgun at a collectible plate with President Barack Obama’s face on it. The plate was reportedly a gag gift from fellow officers.

Exactly the kind of person who should not be allowed anywhere near power. Or a gun, for that matter.

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  • eric

    former Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie stepped in less than an hour before federal officials raided Kinch’s home.

    “It was about to be a disaster,” one police official told the Sun. “We had 30 minutes until doors were being kicked in.”…

    Asked whether he would intervene the same way for a citizen who wasn’t a white police officer, Gillespie answered “hell no. Are you insane?”

  • barry21

    How in the his superiors believe that this guy deserves the public’s trust? He’s ready for a fucking race war or civil war? Doesn’t sound like he’d be on the right side of either one.

  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    @barry21

    Probably because the sheriff secretly agrees with him. Dollars-to-donuts, the sheriff pushed for the result. I mean, the head of IA warned the Secret Service about this guy, but then IA recommends no punishment?

    Anybody want to bet that the reason the sheriff stopped the raid is because there was stuff in the guy’s house that would implicate the sheriff or others in the department?

    • barry21

      I fear you’re right, Art.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    To be fair, there was nothing they could do. What happens in Vegas…

  • John Pieret

    “It was about to be a disaster,” one police official told the Sun. “

    Good thing Michael Brown and Eric Garner weren’t likely to be a disaster that required the intervention of police brass!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=597316935 ashleybell

    Well the sheriff and the IA will have a lot to answer for when he finally goes on his killing spree. The FBI should have complete power to remove any cop from their job QED

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    he was the victim of department politics.

    It was the sane faction against the dangerous lunatic faction. You know, politics as usual.

  • pocketnerd

    Lovely, another heavily armed white guy openly fantasizing about killing people of color. But racism is over, really totally for sure!

  • caseloweraz

    I couldn’t find his Facebook page. I found one Bobby Finch in Las Vegas, but that page didn’t look like one our boy would make. For one thing, it linked to “theantimedia dot org”. It could be I was using the wrong search term, but I’d bet his page was taken down.

  • abb3w

    A quick Google poke turns up Sherriff Doug Gillespie also helped mediate between the BLM and Cliven Bundy. He’s also had some DoJ criticism on use-of-force policies, and some lethal accidents among the cowboy cops under him. It’s not clear to me whether he’s actually sympathetic, or merely a man in charge of the Keystone Kops who’s trying to keep a chain reaction of power kegs from being started.

  • lakitha tolbert

    It never ceases to surprise me just how many White men clamor for some kind of “race war”. I have been Black my whole life and I’d argue that I know Black men better than the vast majority of White people, and I’ve never heard even one Black man say anything remotely resembling the idea of killing all White people, or advocating for a race war. I’m sure, somewhere in America, there’s at least one Black guy doing that, but I’ve never met him.

    Or maybe! I just know some atypically gentle Black men, if the mainstream media is to be believed.

  • Trebuchet

    If he does get fired I expect he’s got a job waiting for him in Maricopa County, AZ.

  • grumpyoldfart

    His shit-file on the Chief must bigger than the Chief’s shit-file on him.

  • david

    I’m sure that Fox news will report on this threat from a Christian terrorist. Rupert Murdoch will insist that they publicly denounce this extremist, on the part of all white people.

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  • abb3w

    @12ish, lakitha tolbert

    I have been Black my whole life and I’d argue that I know Black men better than the vast majority of White people, and I’ve never heard even one Black man say anything remotely resembling the idea of killing all White people, or advocating for a race war.

    Some of Farrakhan’s remarks have been construed as advocating for a race war; from what I can tell, this is the segment that conservative sites are ranting about. Contrariwise, I’m not sure whether is remarks are more advocating, predicting, or merely recognizing; others can decide. Nohow, while he at least once was a political celebrity, according to last polling data I can find (and he’s probably gone downhill since) most blacks don’t consider him well-representative, are about equally likely if they’ve heard of him to disapprove as to approve, and are more likely than either to have not heard of him.

    There’s probably some, because a population as big as America’s has room for lots of outliers toward crazy; but it’s hardly a mainstream notion for blacks.

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