The state corrections department has suspended without pay an Attica Correctional Facility correction officer after a “despicable social media” post that made light of the mass killing and the victims at a Buffalo supermarket.
The state Department of Corrections and Community Service, or DOCCS, said in a statement late yesterday: “Early this morning, DOCCS had been made aware of a despicable social media post by an employee of the Department. The comments made by this correction officer are in violation of multiple Department rules and will not be tolerated.”
The officer, Greg Foster, mocked the fatal shooting of 10 Black people at the Buffalo Tops market, writing along with the offensive Facebook meme, “Too soon? This should weed out some FB (Facebook) friends.” He followed the statement with a smiling emoji.