Okay here we go again. An ALLEGED 'racist' fella, this time it's the police commissioner of a town in New Hampshire, had a private conversation in
a restaurant. He said the 'N word' about President Obama to the person he was eating with. The waitress overheard. She complained. He refuses to
apologize and says his statement to his friend is justified. Now the town is having meetings to decide what to do, if anything, about the racist
- Does he have a right to his private conversation?
- Is the waitress correct in making a formal complaint or should she mind her own business?
- The man is sticking to his opinion and refuses to apologize about using the 'N' word in his private conversation. Should he be forced to resign for
- Now that the town knows he's a 'racist', (alleged racist) should he be forced to resign because he may not be able to effectively do his job? His
job entails hiring, firing, discipling and job salaries of officers. There have been no complaints of this mans conduct on the job (that I could
- In the case of the racist Clippers owner, the conversation was recorded (either secretly or with his permission, we don't know for sure) on tape,
but in this case the waitress over heard a private conversation and then complained about the contents of that private conversation. Should SHE be
fired for not minding her own business, or for slander, or that kind of thing?
** He is in an elected position so I think he can't be fired .. he has to resign or a vote of 'no confidence' would have to be held. (I think)
Town's White Police Official Calls Obama N-word - Refuses to
A police commissioner in a predominantly white New Hampshire town says he won't apologize for calling President Barack Obama the N-word, and he
sat with his arms crossed while angry residents at a meeting called for his resignation on Thursday.
Wolfeboro Police Commissioner Robert Copeland, who's 82 and white, has acknowledged in an email to his fellow police commissioners he used the racial
slur in describing Obama.
Town resident Jane O'Toole, who moved to Wolfeboro four months ago, said she overheard Copeland say the slur at a restaurant in March and wrote to the
town manager about it. Copeland, in an email to her, acknowledged using the slur in referring to the president and said he will not apologize.
"I believe I did use the 'N' word in reference to the current occupant of the Whitehouse," Copeland said in the email to his fellow police
commissioners, part of which he forwarded to O'Toole. "For this, I do not apologize — he meets and exceeds my criteria for such."
ETA .. forgot to put my position. The guy has a right to a private conversation and to his opinion in that conversation. Unless there have been
complaints about his work, then the town shouldn't force him to resign. And so far ... no complaints about his work. The waitress is in the wrong.
edit on 5/16/2014 by FlyersFan because: (no reason given)
edit on 5/16/2014 by FlyersFan because: 2nd edit because I failed to
put 'racist' in quotes .. so I fixed that and put 'alleged' in as well to be more clear.