A memorial for Austin police officer Leland Dale Anderson, killed in the line of duty on June 6, 1975, was set on fire last night:

If only tweeters expressed the same level of outrage at this suspicious fire as they did when the makeshift memorial to Michael Brown caught fire and burned down in September last year.

Here’s what we wrote at the time:

‘Basically a cross burning’: Michael Brown memorial burns; Ferguson residents blame police

And some tweets from the post:



Pro-cop, anti-cop Tweeters battle over #ThankYouNYPD and #BlueLivesMatter hashtags [photos]

‘Can they breathe?’ Execution-style killing of two NYPD officers celebrated; ‘Salute the shooter’

Protesters demand police commissioner apologize for asking if officers who are shot will get marches too