Muskegon officer fired after KKK item found in home

A photo of Charles Anderson.

MUSKEGON, Mich. — A Muskegon police officer who was on administrative leave for having a KKK item in his home has been terminated.

Muskegon City Manager Frank Peterson said officer Charles Anderson was let go Thursday afternoon after being placed on leave Aug. 8.

The item was found while a couple was touring Anderson’s home that is currently up for sale. The couple posted it to Facebook, which was shared thousands of times and led to an investigation of Anderson’s conduct with the police department.

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32 comments

        • Rich

          Black Panthers are not equivalent to The KKK. Drawing comparisons to a group of hatefiled individuals who hung black people, destroyed neighborhoods and towns, lauded blank banks, bombed churches, and you want to conflate that with 15 Black people marching about them having the same rights as you. Which was the central point of the Panthers. You care about your 2nd amendment, we do too! But you’ll don’t see us as equals, your retort explains that.

    • QUE Sprite

      What about it? Lol… the two organizations are not comparable by any standard.
      Also, there’s no rash of violence against whites perpetrated by the infiltration Black Panthers in the PD.
      Additionally, the Black Panthers were an organization whose goal was to serve the black community at a time when blacks did not have any semblance of equal rights to whites – they had a RIGHT to their anger.

  • C

    I don’t know if the firing was justified or not. But, I have a notion that he was set up by someone(s) to be exposed as a ‘racist’, and nowadays the termination would not be challenged in any way..

  • lml25

    Not Black Panther Org,try the NOI-which is huge with blacks,but I agree,to be fair,the minority cops need a looksee too–go through THEIR houses. Anderson’s performance as a cop should have been the only criteria for firing.He should sue.

    • Davion

      Are you comparing the Nation of Islam to the KKK

      I’ve seen pics of the organization this claims to be a member of with innocent people being hung innocent kids be beat to death due to there color and environment they were born to.
      He should be fired due to the organization he’s claims to be aparts of moral killing incorrect people while people watch how human is that that’s terrible
      For you guys to justify this same people who would agree and watch some one get hung with no remorse

    • Davion

      Are you comparing the Nation of Islam to the KKK

      I’ve seen pics of the organization this claims to be a member of with innocent people being hung innocent kids be beat to death due to there color and environment they were born to.
      He should be fired due to the organization he’s claims to be aparts of moral killing incorrect people while people watch how human is that that’s terrible
      For you guys to justify this same people who would agree and watch some one get hung with no remorse

    • Davion

      Are you comparing the Nation of Islam to the KKK

      I’ve seen pics of the organization this claims to be a member of with innocent people being hung innocent kids be beat to death due to there color and environment they were born to.
      He should be fired due to the organization he’s claims to be aparts of moral killing incorrect people while people watch how human is that that’s terrible
      For you guys to justify this same people who would agree and watch some one get hung with no remorse

      • Lloyd Coleman

        I have never heard of the Panthers killing a white person. The KKK not only have killed thousands of black people, but intend to continue to kill blacks.

    • Davion

      Are you comparing the Nation of Islam to the KKK

      I’ve seen pics of the organization this claims to be a member of with innocent people being hung innocent kids be beat to death due to there color and environment they were born to.
      He should be fired due to the organization he’s claims to be aparts of moral killing incorrect people while people watch how human is that that’s terrible
      For you guys to justify this same people who would agree and watch some one get hung with no remorse

  • Davion

    This man is apart of an organization that hung kids raped women and killed men for no reason
    While many of the members watch not only the members but people around the incident just watch that’s cold

    • tiredofthecrapola

      The only “proof” you have is that someone – who’s son was a friend of a hoodlum that was shot by the officer. It was never proven that the “offending” document was a. actually in the officer’s home b. that he was a member of the “offending” organization – there was no name/information on the document to prove the officer was a member. It’s sad – a man with 20 years service is now out of a job, because of hearsay. If this was a “person of color” they’d be screaming from the highest point that it was all a racial thing.

    • lml25

      NATION OF ISLAM
      Since its founding in 1930, the Nation of Islam (NOI) has grown into one of the wealthiest and best-known organizations in black America. Its theology of innate black superiority over whites and the deeply racist, antisemitic and anti-LGBT rhetoric of its leaders have earned the NOI a prominent position in the ranks of organized hate.
      –from a Google search

  • Henry R Hagan

    Its a shame that a man can be fired just because he owns a document that is most probably a collectible. Just because I may own a a Mexican , Russian , Chinese , Japanese , Canadian Or Islamic flag does not mean that I support or cater to those groups. It simply means I collect flags that I think may increase in value some day and make myself an extra dollar. This is a railroad job and the officer will most probably win a nice chunk of change from the city.

  • stop the madness

    Oh, so that’s why the education administrators are banning history books to rewrite our history. God know we don’t want to remind people of what didn’t happen to them. I can’t imagine there are many nationalities that weren’t persecuted at some point in time. I know my ancestors had been ravaged time and time again. But I’ll be danged if I’m going to hold it against anyone now. Move on people.

  • srhcolo

    I’ve heard a lot about this story on Fox and never heard the side of the office. Our cancel culture overreacts to just about everything that offends and people’s live are destroyed. I have no idea what the story is from the office and would like to hear it. Obviously from what Fox has reported we are only getting one side of the story and it’s prejudiced at that.

  • Fed-up

    I believe some of you are missing the point – a stranger went into his home, got offended by something hanging on the wall, and decided to make a federal case out of it. That officer, who took an oath to protect and serve and has been doing so for 20 years now loses his income and his dignity because someone was OFFENDED. Good God, stuff happens every.single.day that upsets people. Now, personally, I have stuff that’s been on my walls for years. I don’t look at it every day, and I don’t think about it every day. Really people, this is a man’s life and career! There is no proof that this guy has a racist bone in his body just because he has something SOMEONE else is offended by in his own home! If that’s the case, we’re all in trouble! Good Lord, this just really makes me sick. People need to put their big people pants on and stop creating drama. Complete and utter b.s.

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