An image reportedly posted by the public information minister at Georgia’s Cherokee County Sheriff’s office showed the unthinkable.
According to media reports, the photo displays shirts that come tagged with racist as well as anti-Asian messages relating to COVID-19.
Moreover, to be more specific, the shirt revealed, ‘COVID-19 imported virus from Chy-na,” which was posted on the 2nd of April in 2020. While the account that posted the highly offensive image has now been deleted, CNN was one of the few media outlets that were able to gain access to the images via a cached copy source.
In the same way, media outlets confirmed how the name on the Facebook account matched Jay Baker. For this reason, they claimed that he was actually an employee that worked at the Cherokee County Sheriff’s office too. Meanwhile, Daily Beast was one of the first to actually report that racist image of the shirt that sent many shockwaves.
They also went on to report how the account actually went ahead and posted the image of Baker in his uniform with his nametag very visible too. It read, ‘Cherokee County Sheriff’s Captain Jay Baker.’
When CNN contacted Baker regarding the post, he replied by mentioning, ‘No additional comment,’
Meanwhile, the image’s caption read, ‘Love my Shirt’ while going on to encourage many other individuals of purchasing the shirt with the slogan, ‘Get yours while the stocks last.’ When the actual store selling the racist shirts was contacted, they simply refused to give out any form of immediate response.
When media outlets like CNN reached out to the Facebook platform to see whether or not they deleted the account, they also did not receive any response regarding the matter too.
The shocking allegation comes as a major shocker with plenty of criticism in line due to Baker’s description of the spa shooting suspects, Robert Aaron Long. Many condemned his words that he used on Tuesday with outrage amid the already growing chaos.
Baker spoke at a recent news conference regarding the suspect, “He was really fed up and had been towards the end of his rope.” He also mentioned, “yesterday was a pretty bad day for him, and in the end, that is what he did.”