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(Huffington Post)   "The officer did not fully understand [his blackface] costume would be interpreted as racist." This just in: Georgia deputy sheriffs are dumber than a bag of hammers   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 71
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2013-11-16 10:26:07 AM
i.huffpost.com

clearly YOU'RE the racist for pointing it out!
 
2013-11-16 10:41:53 AM
Guess he didn't check the internet first.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-11-16 11:11:17 AM
I've lived in South Georgia.  I'm surprised he got suspended.
 
2013-11-16 11:58:14 AM
Camden County is the Poster Child for the Rural South.  County Seat: Woodbine.  Population 8,222.  You want to get a photo for the Wikipedia entry for "Ignorant Peckerwood", go to Woodbine.

Georgia: It's a Great Place To Be From
 
2013-11-16 01:04:56 PM
media2.giphy.com
 
2013-11-16 01:44:04 PM
He's not the sharpest pencil in the chandelier.
 
2013-11-16 01:44:12 PM
if he did not "fully" understand, does that mean it was okay to be a little bit racist?

As a peace officer?
 
2013-11-16 01:46:43 PM
A few more asinine stunts like this and GA juuust might earn a Fark tag.
 
2013-11-16 01:46:48 PM
Proctor said that there is no evidence of race bias in Palmer's work, noting that the officer had filed criminal charges against 187 blacks and 356 whites, WSB-TV reported.

From Wikipedia:  The racial makeup of the county was 75.04% White, 20.11% Black or African American...

Which basic number crunching says while he has filed charges against twice as many Whites there are about four times as many Whites as Blacks in Camden County. There is evidence of racial bias, then, on those numbers alone. Not to say those two numbers are evidence of racial bias, but those charge numbers alone are not indicative of lack of racial bias, either. Part of this would be racial demographics of the area he is assigned, socioeconomic status, and similar.
 
2013-11-16 01:53:02 PM
The deputy sheriff is a ni*BONNNNG*!

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2013-11-16 01:53:10 PM

Vangor: Proctor said that there is no evidence of race bias in Palmer's work, noting that the officer had filed criminal charges against 187 blacks and 356 whites, WSB-TV reported.

From Wikipedia:  The racial makeup of the county was 75.04% White, 20.11% Black or African American...

Which basic number crunching says while he has filed charges against twice as many Whites there are about four times as many Whites as Blacks in Camden County. There is evidence of racial bias, then, on those numbers alone. Not to say those two numbers are evidence of racial bias, but those charge numbers alone are not indicative of lack of racial bias, either. Part of this would be racial demographics of the area he is assigned, socioeconomic status, and similar.


Easiest way to tell would be pull a few other officers records and see if the numbers are similar.
 
2013-11-16 01:55:00 PM

North_Central_Positronics: Guess he didn't check the internet first.


White on black? That's racist.
 
2013-11-16 01:56:32 PM

cyberspacedout: North_Central_Positronics: Guess he didn't check the internet first.

White on black? That's racist.


Black on white, well he's probably not wearing inmate stripes then.
 
2013-11-16 01:58:12 PM

vpb: I've lived in South Georgia.  I'm surprised he got suspended.


I'mm surprised he didn't get a raise and a ticker-tape parade
 
2013-11-16 01:58:55 PM
I've got a friend that works for a company in Utah that had a dress like Snoop day, winner got to meet Snoop in person.

Executives had a meeting then sent out an email titled DONT PAINT YOUR FACE BLACK!

I had a good chuckle thinking about that one Mormon guy thinking 'I have a great idea to win!'
 
2013-11-16 02:02:59 PM
If the adage is true, he won't be able to go back.
 
2013-11-16 02:05:06 PM
Would it be racist if I dress up as Tecumseh Sherman in Georgia?
 
2013-11-16 02:06:37 PM

Digitalstrange: Vangor: Proctor said that there is no evidence of race bias in Palmer's work, noting that the officer had filed criminal charges against 187 blacks and 356 whites, WSB-TV reported.

From Wikipedia:  The racial makeup of the county was 75.04% White, 20.11% Black or African American...

Which basic number crunching says while he has filed charges against twice as many Whites there are about four times as many Whites as Blacks in Camden County. There is evidence of racial bias, then, on those numbers alone. Not to say those two numbers are evidence of racial bias, but those charge numbers alone are not indicative of lack of racial bias, either. Part of this would be racial demographics of the area he is assigned, socioeconomic status, and similar.

Easiest way to tell would be pull a few other officers records and see if the numbers are similar.


What if they're all racist?
 
2013-11-16 02:07:57 PM
Yeah, you live in Georgia and dress up that way. "I totally didn't know it was racist." You gotta love the lengths these cop unions will go to cover any behavior.

"I dun dressed up like a nigg*r and then the internets got me, union guy."

"Say you didn't know it was racist"

"Who gonna believe that, boss?"

"Who cares? You're a cop, everyone takes you at your word anyway."

"Hah, yeah right. Right."
 
2013-11-16 02:09:34 PM
This is a direct result of the right wing echo chamber.

Hey, dickfaces! The "MSM" isn't "librul" and even if it were perhaps if you don't want to look like a mouth breathing jack ass to the rest of society (which this fine fellow obviously didn't) you should tune in once in a while so you know how to NOT act like a mouth breathing jackass in public.

If you truly don't give a f*ck... please proceed.
 
2013-11-16 02:11:03 PM
A white man pretending to be a black man? No one would ever get away with that one. Unless they are running for a political office.
 
2013-11-16 02:11:51 PM
For those not RTFA, he was in made up in blackface, dressed in prison stripes, and picking cotton, in case the racism was in question.

You also missed this link in the sidebar. WTF?
 
2013-11-16 02:14:16 PM
Tiblisi is nice this time of year. Maybe a few days in Georgia's capital would clear this officer's head.
 
2013-11-16 02:28:47 PM
FTFA: Camden County Sheriff Jim Proctor told the Florida Times-Union that he was "shocked" when he saw the photo of Palmer, but said that the officer did not fully understand the costume would be interpreted as racist.

How much further into the 21st century do we need to get before being this disingenuous stops working?
 
2013-11-16 02:31:30 PM
This guy's about as sharp as a sack of wet mice.
 
2013-11-16 02:34:07 PM
Have the usual suspects arrived to tell us that black people using the N word makes this okay?
 
2013-11-16 02:41:20 PM

MrSplifferton: I've got a friend that works for a company in Utah that had a dress like Snoop day, winner got to meet Snoop in person.

Executives had a meeting then sent out an email titled DONT PAINT YOUR FACE BLACK!

I had a good chuckle thinking about that one Mormon guy thinking 'I have a great idea to win!'


now see that wouldn't be racist. This? Yep, that's some good racin', Lou
 
2013-11-16 02:44:50 PM
At least he wasn't a liberal TV host on MSNBC.
 
2013-11-16 02:50:52 PM
blackface aside, that is truly one of the creepiest photos I have ever seen.  it looks like Quasimodo, Uncle Remus, and Mr. Froggy all went a courtin' and that was the end result.
 
2013-11-16 02:53:24 PM

Mean Daddy: At least he wasn't a liberal TV host on MSNBC.


do you have any idea how many black friends liberal TV hosts on MSNBC have? No big deal for them to wear blackface.
 
2013-11-16 03:03:44 PM
Ignorance trolling: Claim ignorance that what you're doing is offensive between it is difficult to demonstrably prove you're lying.
 
2013-11-16 03:05:19 PM
 . . . but pretty much on par with a bag of donuts.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-16 03:07:05 PM
What does this have to do with his job? He should file suit against his employer.
 
2013-11-16 03:14:35 PM

mcmnky: For those not RTFA, he was in made up in blackface, dressed in prison stripes, and picking cotton, in case the racism was in question.

You also missed this link in the sidebar. WTF?


I thought for sure you were linking to the story about the dolphin jacking it with a dead fish.  Did I say story?  I meant video.  WTF indeed.

//oh and the deputy is a farking liar.
 
2013-11-16 03:23:46 PM

rwfan: mcmnky: For those not RTFA, he was in made up in blackface, dressed in prison stripes, and picking cotton, in case the racism was in question.

You also missed this link in the sidebar. WTF?

I thought for sure you were linking to the story about the dolphin jacking it with a dead fish.  Did I say story?  I meant video.  WTF indeed.

//oh and the deputy is a farking liar.


Oh yeah, that too.  The cotton-picking, black-faced Georgia cop is the most normal thing on that page.
 
2013-11-16 03:26:29 PM

mcmnky: For those not RTFA, he was in made up in blackface, dressed in prison stripes, and picking cotton, in case the racism was in question.

You also missed this link in the sidebar. WTF?


That story in the sidebar was fully covered on the main page two days ago. Including all the great well oral and anal are still ok comments and HindiDiscoMonster being mocked mercilessly for not understanding how she could pee without a vagina.
 
2013-11-16 03:37:23 PM
Ya know, It's stuff like this that makes be cringe at how much the term "racist" is thrown about.

Sometimes I don't even click on the thread. More of the same. Sometimes, truly, IMNSHO, people show a certain amount of insensitivity in a casual atmosphere. Maybe someone says..." hey you look like a white Denzell Washington!" (Or whoever)The guy might even take it as a compliment.

"Really? I'll put on a little makeup and go as Denzell Washington!" (Or whoever)

You farkin' racist! White man dressed as a black man. Racist suspended!

I could chalk up some of these as sort of a benign ignorance. Maybe they really didn't really mean any harm. Maybe.

Well, I clicked on this one.

Now this is a farkin' racist! Good gods man. It what universe would you think this was appropriate? You are a Deputy Sheriff. You somehow didn't think that going as a generic black prisoner in what really looks like over the top old-timey minstrel blackface... picking farking cotton was appropriate? What's the matter? Couldn't you find a hardware store open so you could wear a rope noose? You might have won first prize!

I am a southern white man in my 40's.  I hate the image of the stereotypical southerner. I am looking forward to the '20's, the 2020's. People like this wish it was the 1920's. I hope they all die out. ..soon.
 
2013-11-16 03:47:39 PM

lack of warmth: If the adage is true, he won't be able to go back.


That should be his punishment. Make him keep the blackface on for a year or two.
 
2013-11-16 03:55:12 PM
When I was younger and I was completely naive about everything, I once dressed up as a photo negative of myself. Blackface, green lipstick, white hair, white tie, black shirt, etc. I found out very quickly that a lot of people didn't find my costume particularly amusing. However, I at least could plausibly argue that my costume was not intended to be racist. But prison stripes and picking cotton? Yeah, no.
 
2013-11-16 04:03:08 PM
Drop him off in Harlem at 2AM.
 
2013-11-16 04:04:54 PM
www.mezzacotta.net

OMG WHITE FACE STRIPES TRAPPED IN A BOX I DEMAND REPARATIONS!!1!!
 
2013-11-16 04:16:06 PM

gilgamesh23: When I was younger and I was completely naive about everything, I once dressed up as a photo negative of myself. Blackface, green lipstick, white hair, white tie, black shirt, etc. I found out very quickly that a lot of people didn't find my costume particularly amusing. However, I at least could plausibly argue that my costume was not intended to be racist. But prison stripes and picking cotton? Yeah, no.


Maybe wasn't funny because the negative of your skin color is actually a light blue, not black.
 
2013-11-16 04:27:19 PM
This just in: Georgia deputy sheriffs are dumber than a bag of hammers

Kind of insulting to hammers, don't you think?


/hammerist!
 
2013-11-16 04:36:07 PM

ReverendJimBobHammer: That story in the sidebar was fully covered on the main page two days ago.


Having a hard time finding that thread.. link?
 
2013-11-16 04:38:29 PM

ReverendJimBobHammer: mcmnky: For those not RTFA, he was in made up in blackface, dressed in prison stripes, and picking cotton, in case the racism was in question.

You also missed this link in the sidebar. WTF?

That story in the sidebar was fully covered on the main page two days ago. Including all the great well oral and anal are still ok comments and HindiDiscoMonster being mocked mercilessly for not understanding how she could pee without a vagina.


Sorry I missed that.  Sounds like fun.
 
2013-11-16 04:38:57 PM
What's dumb about a bag of hammers?  Smart thing to do is buy in bulk like that.

/keeding
 
2013-11-16 04:45:55 PM
So since he's white, would it be okay if he dressed as a Scottish slave, or a Jewish WW2 camp inmate? Admittedly he's a bit fat to convincingly pull off the latter, but hey. Is it really only the face paint making you a darker color that's the wah wah butthurt factor?

/whiners
//I lol'ed
 
2013-11-16 04:49:40 PM
The racist farkwit hopefully soon-to-be-former officer deserves ridicule and the ending of his career. However, I cannot work up the outrage over any "union" that steps in and defends the indefensible such as racist cops. The Union he belongs to is paid to represent him in all cases. They are no better or worse than defense lawyers trying to get the best sentencing for a convicted defendant. The dues that the union members pay go towards this very thing, negotiating on behalf of even the most unwise members.
 
2013-11-16 04:59:57 PM

stonelotus: blackface aside, that is truly one of the creepiest photos I have ever seen.  it looks like Quasimodo, Uncle Remus, and Mr. Froggy all went a courtin' and that was the end result.


Ha! This.

That photo will haunt my dreams.
 
2013-11-16 05:00:30 PM

TommyymmoT: Drop him off in Harlem at 2AM.


why, do gay waiters and aspiring actors have a thing against blackface?
 
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