Sunday, September 07, 2014
"Why are most of them jumping to conclusions before all the facts come out?"
Well maybe it's because over the past few years we have seen that a young black man can be killed by someone in a position of authority while just shopping at Walmart; while going to the corner store to get a pack of skittles; while allegedly jaywalking; or while handcuffed in the backseat of a police cruiser.
But, more importantly, because of these incidents we are starting to see the mindset of those in the majority population who happen to be in law enforcement.
Take for instance this latest case in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
"A police officer in Baton Rouge resigned Thursday after a local news channel revealed that he sent text messages in which he wished that fellow officers “would pull a Ferguson” on a “bunch of monkeys,” The Advocate reports.
Fifteen-year-veteran Michael Elsbury resigned on Thursday after text messages he sent to a female friend were brought to the attention of his superiors. In one message, Officer Elsbury — whose patrol included the area around the historically black Southern University — wrote that blacks are “nothing but a bunch of monkeys,” and that the “only reason they have this job is the nigger, nigger in them.” It is unclear what “job” he is referring to.
In another text, he wrote that “I wish someone would pull a Ferguson on them and take them out. I hate looking at those African monkeys at work…I enjoy arresting those thugs with their saggy pants.” [Source]
I am sure we will hear his side of the story soon on FOX VIEWS. The poor guy is probably just misunderstood. (Sarcasm off)
Still, you have to wonder how many guys who think just like this belong to police departments all over America. This particular racist was on the force for 15 years.
I have two very good friends who are major prosecutors in the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's office. (I see you Tony and Barry) I will be calling them to see if their office will be reviewing every arrest that this officer ever made. If they don't, it will be disgraceful, and will be just as outrageous as the actions of this racist ignoramus who was masquerading as a police officer.
"Police Chief Carl Dabadie said that “it was gut-wrenching to believe that someone had that much hate in them, especially a police officer who is out there enforcing the law every day. It made me sick to my stomach.” Chief Dabadie said that he understands how an incident like this could “cast a bad light” on the entire department, but hopes the community can appreciate the alacrity with which the incident was handled.
“I believe this is an isolated incident that occurred between the officer and this girl,” he said. “I do not want this to become a direct reflection on our officers. I have 650 officers, and 649 of them work their butts off every day for the city of Baton Rouge.”
It is a "reflection" of your officers, Chief. And we all know that there are plenty more where he came from.