Friday, May 29

 5/29/2020      ,    No comments

A Washington state high school wrestling coach, Dave Hollenbeck, took to social media to mock the killing of George Floyd, but his actions led to his sack.

Taking to social media, Dave Hollenbeck, who was the first-year coach at Bethel High School posted a picture of himself on the floor, with a knee to the back of his neck as he laughs off.

The picture was familiar to the pictures viewed in the viral video of Floyd being pinned down by a white Minneapolis cop on Monday before he died.

George Floyd’s murder drew massive outcry online, and also a widespread protest in Minneapolis.

“Not dead yet I’m doing this for our police officers the media is a race baiting machine and I’m tired of it,”

“I’m going to speak out every time if you don’t like that I’m sorry but I love All people.. Wake up America.”
“This is for all the race baiters and people that don’t What they’re talking about when they’re saying this could kill you.” 
 Bethel School District, where he works, confirmed later that Dave Hollenbeck has been fired for his insensitive post.

“We have completed our investigation. Dave Hollenbeck is no longer employed by the Bethel School District. His behavior was not consistent with our equity initiatives and nondiscrimination policies,” said district spokesman Doug Boyles.

Dave Hollenbeck defended his post in an interview with KIRO 7. He said;

“I did not tell any lies; I showed that I was OK from a knee on my neck. That is it,”
“I did not say anything racist and maybe it was insensitive at the time.” 


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