Democrat NY state Senator tells Twitter user to kill herself, Twitter gives him a free pass


Democrat NY state Senator tells Twitter user to kill herself, Twitter gives him a free pass

Democrat NY state Senator tells Twitter user to kill herself, Twitter gives him a free pass

Earlier today, NY state Senator Kevin Parker told a Twitter user to kill herself in response to a tweet she sent.  Parker was reacting to a tweet written by Candice Giove, the deputy communications director for the New York state Senate’s Republican majority. Giove accused Parker of illegally transferring his parking placard to a different vehicle, and then parking it in a bike lane. Here is Parker’s response to the tweet:

Parker’s unhinged tweet isn’t even the most disturbing part about this story.  What’s truly unsettling is that Twitter is refusing to enforce their own policies against Senator Parker. Not only was Parker’s tweet completely against Twitter’s code of conduct, but Parker continued to post another two tweets further targeting Giove.

Although Parker deleted his tweet telling Giove to kill herself, he continued to attack her on Twitter. Parker’s original tweet was clearly against Twitter’s code of conduct, but continuing to target Giove after his deleted tweet was another blatant violation of Twitter’s policies. This begs the obvious question, why is Twitter refusing to enforce its own policies against Parker?

For many reading this article, the answer is already clear.  Twitter is refusing to enforce their policies simply because Parker is a Democrat. After all, what other reason could there possibly be?

While Twitter has chosen to ban numerous controversial conservative users, they do not seem to have the same appetite for banning left-leaning offenders. Numerous people have pointed out that Twitter refuses to enforce their code of conduct against Louis Farrakhan, who has used the platform to compare Jewish people to termites. Clearly, Farrakhan isn’t the only one on the left getting a free pass from the social media company.

Considering Senator Kevin Parker’s history of this type of behavior, it makes Twitter’s refusal to punish the lawmaker that much more alarming. In 2005, Parker assaulted a traffic attendant in response to receiving a parking ticket.  The charges were dropped when Parker agreed to take an anger management class.  In 2010, he was convicted of assaulting a photographer from the New York Post.

Parker’s tweet today wasn’t just vile, it was incredibly hypocritical. Senator Parker strongly supports a proposed law in New York that would require citizens to submit to a background check of their social media posts in order to obtain a permit for a firearm. However, based on Parker’s history, it is unlikely he expects to be held accountable to the same standards as his constituents.

After the tweet today, Parker spoke to New York’s the Times Union about the incident. During the interview, Parker chose to double down on his attacks against Giove. Concerning his deleted tweet, Parker said, “I’m sure people in my district don’t care… Come on, people don’t care about that.”

If you care about what Senator Parker said on Twitter today, and would like to let him know, you can contact his district office at (718) 629-6401 or his Albany office at (518) 455-2580.

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