State police monitoring social media for threatening comments about Gov. Snyder

Gov. Rick Snyder, via Michigan Municipal League.
Gov. Rick Snyder, via Michigan Municipal League.

By Steve Neavling
Motor City Muckraker

Careful what you say about Gov. Rick Snyder or the Flint water crisis.

State police are monitoring social media for threatening comments about the unpopular governor, who is facing a recall campaign over his handling of the crisis and was recently named one of the “world’s most disappointing leaders.”

Police have already investigated an Upper Peninsula man who suggested on Facebook, “It’s time for civil unrest. Burn down the Governor mansion,” according to e-mails released by the governor’s office.

“In the interest of protecting our residents, the MSP monitors any incidents that have the potential to result in criminal activity and/or violence,” Michigan State Police spokesperson Shanon Banner wrote in an email to MLive-The Flint Journal

Snyder has resisted calls for his resignation, even as more evidence shows his administration is largely responsible for poisoning thousand of residents with contaminated drinking water.

Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.

  • Robert Bois le Duc

    Drink lots of water, Governor Douchebag. Too bad it doesn’t come in unleaded !

  • Snyder the thin skinned bully that poisoned an entire city and willfully lied about it to cover his tracks. He’s despicable. If he had any morals or convictions he’d resign. Instead, he’s using taxpayer money to pay for his criminal defense attorney’s. He’s less than human.

    I guess we know why he exempted police from right to work. It pays to have personal protection.

  • Len

    I’m an ex-Michigander. Now your governor wants to take away your free speech? I can’t believe that you’re still re-electing him. Best of luck with your Ayatollah.

  • Dongald Trumpenis

    Slick Rick did his best to buy the loyalty of the MSP when he rammed through Right To Work, by giving them special exemptions.

    Personally if I were a State Trooper I’d have been offended by such an obvious bribe, but of course Ricky might have been taken out by now if he didn’t take steps to ensure his safety from the ungrateful public.

  • Dongald Trumpenis

    Slick Rick did his best to buy the loyalty of the MSP when he rammed through Right To Work, by giving them special exemptions.

    Personally if I were a State Trooper I’d have been offended by such an obvious bribe, but of course Ricky might have been taken out by now if he didn’t take steps to ensure his safety from the ungrateful public.

  • Kelley Irish

    If only the state police were monitoring those from the MDEQ who broke the law

  • rnprn

    Well, with the way people are dropping like flies, water engineer and woman who filed a lawsuit, the MSP need to protect the people.

  • rnprn

    Well, with the way people are dropping like flies, water engineer and woman who filed a lawsuit, the MSP need to protect the people.

  • Donald E. Hodge

    Could you imagine having to be one of the Troopers assigned to that detail? what a Bummer. ” Well No Sir. I did not see that person Flip you off.” LoL….:) Gotta Love It! Put those Troopers In a Scout car and get them on the Lodge Freeway where They are needed and most likely want to be.

    • Klann Killa

      That would be a shitty detail, but yes, I did see that guy flip you off. So what, that’s not a crime, however, I did NOT see that guy point that assault rifle at your dome. Oh yeah, and that Ryder truck parked in front of your loft that smells like the Home Depot garden section, I wouldn’t worry about that either, but I have to leave early to make my dentist appointment. Rick’s vagina is starting to show. Don’t get nervous now Rick. You thought you could shit on poor defenseless people, and get away with it. You weren’t nervous then, but it blew up in your face. Reap it Rick!!! Reap it!!! How’s that V.P. Thing working out for you? ??????

      • javierjuanmanuel

        Threats online are a crime period, they enforce stuff against teenagers, surely a grown person in their 30s-50s should both know better, and expect a visit when you threaten any government official online.

        Its so foolish, there is no alibi, no misunderstanding your words live on, there is no, that guy misheard me.

        That is why if you are smart you never say anything about the president, they will send people to your house, and my understanding is you have to be monitored every time the POTUS comes to town, your whereabouts have to be known. Its a big deal. There is no, I was joking, I did not mean it. You end up and the bad list for life.

      • javierjuanmanuel

        Threats online are a crime period, they enforce stuff against teenagers, surely a grown person in their 30s-50s should both know better, and expect a visit when you threaten any government official online.

        Its so foolish, there is no alibi, no misunderstanding your words live on, there is no, that guy misheard me.

        That is why if you are smart you never say anything about the president, they will send people to your house, and my understanding is you have to be monitored every time the POTUS comes to town, your whereabouts have to be known. Its a big deal. There is no, I was joking, I did not mean it. You end up and the bad list for life.

    • Klann Killa

      That would be a shitty detail, but yes, I did see that guy flip you off. So what, that’s not a crime, however, I did NOT see that guy point that assault rifle at your dome. Oh yeah, and that Ryder truck parked in front of your loft that smells like the Home Depot garden section, I wouldn’t worry about that either, but I have to leave early to make my dentist appointment. Rick’s vagina is starting to show. Don’t get nervous now Rick. You thought you could shit on poor defenseless people, and get away with it. You weren’t nervous then, but it blew up in your face. Reap it Rick!!! Reap it!!! How’s that V.P. Thing working out for you? ??????

    • Glenn Clayton

      It seems to be better the being a republican bedroom cop!!!

  • boblgumm

    “In the interest of protecting our residents, the MSP monitors any incidents that have the potential to result in criminal activity and/or violence,” Michigan State Police spokesperson Shanon Banner wrote.

    If this was true, MSP would have arrested Snyder by now.

    • rnprn

      AMEN!

    • rnprn

      AMEN!

    • Glenn Clayton

      What The SS never arrested Hitler!!!

  • Beverly Brown

    Damn cry baby. He’s guilty and blaming everybody else.

  • Third World Detroit

    Where were the government monitoring and protection services for the Flintstones?

    • Dongald Trumpenis

      Disabled by Snyder and his E.M. lapdog.

  • Thomas C. Pedroni

    NOW he is so interested in monitoring what people are saying about Flint?? So he has his ear to the ground about what we’re saying on Facebook (#arrestsnyder) about Flint NOW, but we are to imagine that he didn’t even bother to listen to his own admnistrative staff THEN. I guess he only listens when it’s something he considers important. The state police are on it.

  • burttoast

    He ordered the switch………he is the guilty one

    • javierjuanmanuel

      You are assuming not a single other person in line of command has any responsibility, knowledge, training, or took an oath etc.

      Do you think if the governor tells a state police to kill someone, he can kill him, then say, what do you want from me, I was just following orders, not my fault.

      This is like that, many many layers, tons of bureaucracy, tons of people, 5 agencies, etc.

      • Klann Killa

        The “other people” in the chain of command may have all of the above mentioned. The one thing they don’t have is the “rank” to give orders or disobey them. If the guy on top says “make it happen”, you make it happen. If not, you may be packing your shit. By the same token, if shit goes sideways, the one on top better watch his ass, because please believe when questions start being asked, that guy that got ordered is going to point up, and so on, and so on. That state cop that you spoke on is going to prison, and so is the governor for ordering him to do so. When the faulty ignition GM thing popped off, they didn’t go after the workers, who were doing their jobs, they went straight up top, as they should have. Now get up off of your knees and let Rick the Dick, the Turd? finish sweating about his future, please gargle and wipe that white shit off of your face. Peace ✌?️

    • javierjuanmanuel

      You are assuming not a single other person in line of command has any responsibility, knowledge, training, or took an oath etc.

      Do you think if the governor tells a state police to kill someone, he can kill him, then say, what do you want from me, I was just following orders, not my fault.

      This is like that, many many layers, tons of bureaucracy, tons of people, 5 agencies, etc.

  • Chester Marx

    Should have started a couple of years ago, in Flint!