Petitions call for hate crime, terrorism charges for fired Wilmington officers

Two petitions are calling for federal charges for fired WPD officers

Two online petitions are calling for the Wilmington Police Department officers fired for racist comments to be charged with hate crimes and threats of terrorism.

The three officers — Michael K. Piner, Jesse E. Moore II, and James Gilmore — made racist statements in a video in Piner’s vehicle, including one about "slaughtering them f---ing n---ers" and buying a new assault...