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    Cop Fired for Facebook Comments About Charlottesville Crash

    The Republican newspaper reports that Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri announced the firing of Officer Conrad Lariviere on Friday. Barbieri said Lariviere's conduct "discredited the department."

    (Published Friday, Dec. 1, 2017)

    A Massachusetts police officer has been fired for writing "Hahahaha love this" on Facebook, in response to a story about a car striking and killing a counter-protester at a white supremacist rally in Virginia in August. 

    The Republican newspaper reports that Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri announced the firing of Officer Conrad Lariviere on Friday. Barbieri said Lariviere's conduct "discredited the department." 

    The Springfield police officers union protested Lariviere's termination and expects an appeal. The union said the dismissal was political. 

    Lariviere apologized for his comments in an interview with Masslive.com, saying he was a "good man who made a stupid comment." 

    Keene White Supremacist Featured in Charlottesville Doc

    [NECN] Keene White Supremacist Featured in Charlottesville Doc

    Many in Keene, New Hampshire, are appalled by the extremist views of resident Chris Cantwell, but few were more surprised to see him fighting for white supremacy in Charlottesville than his own landlord.

    (Published Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017)

    The crash in Charlottesville killed a 32-year-old woman and injured 19 others protesting a white nationalist rally. The driver who plowed into the crowd is charged with murder. 

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