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Susan Sarandon shares post comparing NYPD funeral turnout to ‘fascism’ in latest example of anti-cop vitriol

Actress Susan Sarandon shared a Twitter post comparing police gathered at the funeral of slain NYPD Detective Jason Rivera to fascists — in the latest example of anti-cop vitriol. The “Thelma & Louise” star posted an image that showed a tweet by writer and podcaster Danny Haiphong of a photo of the massive turnout of officers in Manhattan last week. “I’m gonna tell my kids this is what fascism looks like,” the original tweet said. Sarandon posted an image Tuesday that included an apparent screenshot of the original tweet and a caption that said, “So, if all these cops weren’t needed for CRIME that day, doesn’t that mean they aren’t needed ANY day?” The hashtag #abolishthepolice was added over the original screenshot. It wasn’t clear if Sarandon made the post herself or was sharing it from elsewhere. Sarandon, who won the Oscar for Best Actress for the movie “Dead Man Walking,” has been an outspoken critic of police brutality and has taken part in Black Lives Matters protests, including in Brooklyn. The actress has been a vocal supporter of progressive political policies and backed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in his 2016 presidential run. The post is the latest in a series of criticism against cops. A Brooklyn math teacher drew flak for his post on Instagram that appeared to encourage violence against cops — a message he claims was misconstrued — while Manhattan actress Jacqueline Guzman was canned from her job for complaining online about street closures related to Rivera’s funeral.

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