(Gregg Pupecki, Headline USA) As COVID-19 falls from the headlines, RINO Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has refused to give up his harmful pandemic dictates, using his emergency power to terminate 12 State Police officers for refusing to get the jab.
“…As part of a Friday night news dump, [@MassGovernor] has just terminated at least 12 Troopers due to his vaccine mandate. No appeals. No due process. Just a Governor hell bent on breaking the backs of the @MassStatePolice…”https://t.co/6E3bUWwHHW pic.twitter.com/p5GivhOFhk
— State Police Association of Massachusetts (@MSPTroopers) April 8, 2022
“Governor Baker should be ashamed for the damage he has done to his employees and their families,” Patrick McNamara, president of the State Police Association of Massachusetts, in a statement.
“Our members served this state honorably,” McNamara added. “A true leader would never treat the men and women who serve this Commonwealth in such a disgraceful manner!”
The firing spree comes some deep-blue regions, like New York City, begin to rethink their mandate-related firings. NYC Councilors recently asked Mayor David Adams to rehire those fired by his predecessor, Bill de Blasio.
However, despite running as a Republican, it seems Baker falls nearer to the radical leftist de Blasio on the political spectrum when it comes to government intrusion.
More than seven moths ago, Baker declared that all executive branch employees—including the State Police—had to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to provide proof of vaccination or face disciplinary action.
According to WHDH, there have been over 1,000 state workers who have departed their jobs—either voluntarily or were terminated—in the wake of Baker’s vaccine mandate.
The Boston Herald reported that the 12 recently-terminated troopers had applied for exemptions under the guidelines provided but were denied.
The terminations were made as “dishonorable discharges,” according to , according to State Police Association spokesman Chris Keohan.
Keohan said the firing will prevent the troopers from obtaining law enforcement jobs anywhere in the state due to certification requirements.
“They didn’t just terminate them,” he told the Herald. “They eliminated their livelihood.”
Many of the Troopers were longtime employees, had pensions and a history of family service which are now all being dishonored.
BREAKING: MSP Trooper Samantha Cila, whose father was killed on the job in 2005, was among 12 staties dishonorably discharged Friday for not taking the jab.
— Howie Carr (@HowieCarrShow) April 11, 2022
Trooper Samantha Cila was forced to turn in her gun and badge to officials—the same badge that her father had when he was killed in the line of duty in 2005.
Baker said past service and sacrifice took a back-seat to concerns for the public health.
“It’s a safety issue to assume it’s OK and appropriate for public officials who deal with the public not to be vaccinated,” he said when asked about the mandate in September.