‘I hate n*ggers. That is all’: 5 Ohio deputies probed for years of racist text messages
By David Edwards
“The N-word was used several times as well as other racial slurs and jokes,” Plummer noted. “Racism will not be tolerated in this office.”
WKEF reported that it had obtained “hundreds of pages of text messages.” One read: “What do apples and black people have in common? They both hang from trees.”
“I hate N*ggers. That is all,” another text message said.
“Very simply put, they’re N*ggers, son,” one deputy wrote.
By Matt Agorist
A recurring theme among these LEOs, is calling anyone who disagrees with a cop, a “thug.” In the comment below buddy245 is likely talking about protesters when he says, “chasing around these thugs.”
In perhaps the most disturbing comment from this policeone.com article, user SAPDMAS refers to a group of humans as “ungrateful, spoiled, hateful animals.” Way to show your true colors SAPDMAS.
With cops dehumanizing people in this manner, is it any wonder that they resort to deadly force so quickly?
By Redditt Hudson
I won’t say all, but many of my peers were deeply racist.
One example: A couple of officers ran a Web site called St. Louis Coptalk, where officers could post about their experience and opinions. At some point during my career, it became so full of racist rants that the site administrator temporarily shut it down. Cops routinely called anyone of color a “thug,” whether they were the victim or just a bystander.
This attitude corrodes the way policing is done.
As a cop, it shouldn’t surprise you that people will curse at you, or be disappointed by your arrival. That’s part of the job. But too many times, officers saw young black and brown men as targets. They would respond with force to even minor offenses. And because cops are rarely held accountable for their actions, they didn’t think too hard about the consequences.