News: The Seattle Police Officers Guild took down its website in May, according to King5: Court temporarily blocks release of SPD officer photos. Now it has taken down its Facebook and Twitter accounts likely because of blacklash over a Facebook post that had “The hatred of law enforcement by a minority movement is disgusting. … #weshallovercome” in it, see Seattle Times: Seattle police union says ‘minority movement’ Facebook post about Dallas taken out of context

Incomplete archives of SPOG’s former accounts: Facebook and Twitter

Records request: Does SPOG really think that by deleting its Twitter we the public won’t find out what its President thinks? See a Twitter conversation between me and @washingtoncog

My records request: “This is a public records request for all records created by Ron Smith regardless of form/location/owner including phone logs from the phones, emails with meta-data, text messages, word documents, etc, since 7/1/2016 related to his role as union president. It does not matter where these records are located. He created them thus they are public records. I think because SPD pays Ron to be union president that the Cedar Groove case comes into play. http://mrsc.org/Home/Stay-Informed/MRSC-Insight/July-2015/Washington-Court-of-Appeals-Clarifies-How-the-PRA.aspx

Now that SPOG has no social media presence filing PDRs is the only way to obtained his uncensored opinions.”

Opinion: I think Seattle Police Officers Guild should get back online so that it can repair its image. I was at Thursday’s protest. The officers there that I spoke with were extremely understanding of why people were protesting. I have a hard time believing SPOG’s Facebook post represents all these officers’ view. I think SPOG should ask Bill Schrier, a former officer from a different department and now interim Chief Information Officer for SPD, to run its accounts. Bill tweeted and blogged some really good stuff: