Prison Guard Resigns After Telling Facebook He Wants To "Shoot Gays"
Richard "Rick" Pilarski Jr. has resigned from his post as a prison guard at Attica Prison in New York after getting into hot water with the police department over one of his Facebook posts. Inspired by that heinous law submitted for consideration in California by a homophobe who wants to execute all gays with a shooting squad, Pilarski Jr. shared on Facebook that he too would like to murder gays. The "first two faggots in my sights," he said, would be "the two guys around the corner."
“We brought him in today and he decided to resign from the position,” Assistant Police Chief James J. Speyer said Saturday. “He was remorseful and apologetic. It is one of those situations where he never intended it to be something that would come out.” Speyer said the department received a complaint late last week and immediately suspended Pilarski without pay while beginning an investigation. Pilarski, 33, also was placed on administrative leave Friday from his job as full-time state corrections officer at Attica Correctional Facility, as the state investigates the complaint.
“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 posted Monday on Facebook. Pilarski acknowledged the Facebook posts were his but explained that he thought he was having a private conversation, Speyer said. After admitting the Facebook exchanges, Pilarski resigned from his part-time job, Speyer said. He worked five shifts a month in the cell block.
Ah, Pilarski's defense is that his wish to execute his gay neighbors were not supposed to be made public. That makes everything better!