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(Huffington Post)   Good: City officials disbanded an entire local police department and fired the agency's police chief and assistant chief in response to an officer's racist text message. Wow: in Alabama   (huffpost.com) divider line
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2022-08-07 1:16:56 AM  
Kinda like this little town on the Coast of northern CA but without the spousal abuse and unregistered fully automatic firearms instead of racist asshole behavior (which was probably on the menu too)?
 
2022-08-07 1:39:35 AM  
"labor" union response in 3...2...
 
2022-08-07 2:11:03 AM  

tintar: "labor" union response in 3...2...


I believe in this case the union assholes can squawk all they want but there ain't no police force left there for these losers to go stink up. Seems like a win-win to me.
 
2022-08-07 2:17:18 AM  

tintar: "labor" union response in 3...2...


I kinda doubt they're unionized.
They have a population of a touch under 2000.
Most likely the sheriff and possibly deputy sheriff were elected. And all the other officers were likely hired at their behest.
It makes perfect sense to rip the problem out by its roots.
 
2022-08-07 6:54:43 AM  
Q: What do you call a disbanded racist police force in Alabama?

A:  A good start.
 
2022-08-07 6:56:00 AM  
Good. Now, it's up to a DA to review all the cases in which those officers testified for any patterns/hints/or doubts of racial bias.
 
2022-08-07 7:01:30 AM  
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2022-08-07 7:04:08 AM  
unemployment insurance for all of them!

/hic
 
2022-08-07 7:05:22 AM  
I'm so morbidly curious. What could be considered too racist in Alabama?
 
2022-08-07 7:06:01 AM  
Chief of Police, Assistant Chief of Police, and one officer.

Two bosses, one grunt department.
 
2022-08-07 7:11:59 AM  

Ragin' Asian: I'm so morbidly curious. What could be considered too racist in Alabama?


Boston
 
2022-08-07 7:22:49 AM  
The south is nowhere near as racist as people on tv who've never been there tell you it is (but yes, there are still some few and far between idiots)
 
2022-08-07 7:30:24 AM  

Ragin' Asian: I'm so morbidly curious. What could be considered too racist in Alabama?


Anything that's even a tiny bit racist.

There are still a few people with racist opinions (behind closed doors).  But most people aren't tolerant or accepting of racism.

See linked article as perfect example
 
2022-08-07 7:41:40 AM  

Jiggatron69: [Fark user image 244x207]


We have a council of cats?

Where have I been?

Where haven't I been.
 
2022-08-07 7:45:46 AM  

Ragin' Asian: I'm so morbidly curious. What could be considered too racist in Alabama?


RTFA
 
2022-08-07 7:49:11 AM  
Latimore has not named the officer who reportedly sent the text.

Got to protect the racists.

/TFA doesn't mention why the bosses were fired
//Knew about it and failed to do anything?
///Retweeted?
 
2022-08-07 7:52:19 AM  

tintar: "labor" union response in 3...2...


It's the south. Small Town south. Public Safety - and other government employee - unions barely exist, and then only in large cities. Even there, collective bargaining, contracts, and "past practice" issues don't exist.
 
2022-08-07 7:56:12 AM  

Ragin' Asian: I'm so morbidly curious. What could be considered too racist in Alabama?


I don't know what I expected.

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2022-08-07 7:56:16 AM  

Unobtanium: tintar: "labor" union response in 3...2...

It's the south. Small Town south. Public Safety - and other government employee - unions barely exist, and then only in large cities. Even there, collective bargaining, contracts, and "past practice" issues don't exist.


Yep.  Every state in the south is pretty much an "at will" state
 
2022-08-07 7:58:46 AM  

Unobtanium: tintar: "labor" union response in 3...2...

It's the south. Small Town south. Public Safety - and other government employee - unions barely exist, and then only in large cities. Even there, collective bargaining, contracts, and "past practice" issues don't exist.


Yeah, believe it or not, it's actually much easier to disband a law enforcement agency in the south than the midwest or northeast. In those locales, the police unions are so entrenched into city politics that they pretty much control the mayors and not the other way around.

Consider if this were a member of the NYPD - they'd have closed ranks to protect said officers and the union would have fought tooth and nail to keep him (and they probably would've waited it out until the next NYPD controversy, which would have dropped him out of the public eye).
 
2022-08-07 8:00:06 AM  

BeesNuts: Ragin' Asian: I'm so morbidly curious. What could be considered too racist in Alabama?

I don't know what I expected.

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That might be bad taste, but it isn't racist.

Slaves have existed since the beginning of time, and people of all races and ethnicity have been slaves.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_slavery
 
2022-08-07 8:00:15 AM  

lilbjorn: Latimore has not named the officer who reportedly sent the text.

Got to protect the racists.

/TFA doesn't mention why the bosses were fired
//Knew about it and failed to do anything?
///Retweeted?


If there isn't a criminal investigation, the mayor would be looking at a libel lawsuit if he identified who it was.

/ My guess is the assistant police chief
// It's a good way to reduce the budget
/// A win all around
 
2022-08-07 8:01:21 AM  
PONTIACAPNews
 
2022-08-07 8:01:55 AM  

BeesNuts: Ragin' Asian: I'm so morbidly curious. What could be considered too racist in Alabama?

I don't know what I expected.

[al.com image 850x887]


So dumb they can't even spell an acronym.
Guessing he can't spell MGM backwards either.
 
2022-08-07 8:03:20 AM  
eh. they be rehired in another district
 
2022-08-07 8:07:46 AM  
Uplifting news indeed
 
2022-08-07 8:07:51 AM  
Also, I had to dig around some, but it looks like the Mayor and three of the council are white men, two other council members are black, one of them is a woman. Population is around 2,000, the town is not far from Birmingham.

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2022-08-07 8:09:56 AM  

JAGChem82: Unobtanium: tintar: "labor" union response in 3...2...

It's the south. Small Town south. Public Safety - and other government employee - unions barely exist, and then only in large cities. Even there, collective bargaining, contracts, and "past practice" issues don't exist.

Yeah, believe it or not, it's actually much easier to disband a law enforcement agency in the south than the midwest or northeast. In those locales, the police unions are so entrenched into city politics that they pretty much control the mayors and not the other way around.

Consider if this were a member of the NYPD - they'd have closed ranks to protect said officers and the union would have fought tooth and nail to keep him (and they probably would've waited it out until the next NYPD controversy, which would have dropped him out of the public eye).


Honestly, I'm betting some in the NYPD have said the same thing but it gets buried well before it gets out.
 
2022-08-07 8:17:04 AM  
I can kind of understand why this small town wants its own PD: Vincent, originally known as Propel, is a city in Shelby, St. Clair, and Talladega counties in the U.S. state of Alabama.

Knowing which Sheriff's department to call, or having the call correctly routed (especially a cell phone call) could be problematic. "Oh, sorry, that address is in Shelby County." "Shelby County 911, what's the address of your emergency?" "No ma'am, I'm sorry, that's in St. Clair County."

And you thought getting the right person at Comcast was difficult.
 
2022-08-07 8:18:47 AM  
One down.
 
2022-08-07 8:20:43 AM  
That's the text they've made public.  Maybe these clowns forgot to follow Secret Service 101 and left a raft of similarly, or possibly more, stupid and hateful texts and images on their devices, possibly even work ones.

Sounds like they really Reynal'd themselves out of a job.
 
2022-08-07 8:20:58 AM  

Jiggatron69: [Fark user image 244x207]


In the name of the Floof, the Purr Purr, and the Chonky Butt.

Ra-men.
 
2022-08-07 8:24:10 AM  

bentleypm: Q: What do you call a disbanded racist police force in Alabama?

A:  A good start.


Pulled pork.
 
2022-08-07 8:41:31 AM  

Veloram: Jiggatron69: [Fark user image 244x207]

In the name of the Floof, the Purr Purr, and the Chonky Butt.

Ra-men.


Do you want Flerkens, because that's how you get Flerkens?!
 
2022-08-07 8:42:30 AM  
Kind of wild -- everything about this town might lead one to believe that this could never happened: 79% white, rural town of less that 2000 inhabitants...in Alabama.

So, let's cheer for an unexpected "Do The Right Thing" moment.
 
2022-08-07 8:43:47 AM  

Ragin' Asian: I'm so morbidly curious. What could be considered too racist in Alabama?


A BOGO joke, apparently
 
2022-08-07 8:44:38 AM  
I'm going to assume that if they fired 3 people over one text message, the text is just the tip of the iceberg.
 
2022-08-07 8:49:21 AM  

Valter: Jiggatron69: [Fark user image 244x207]

We have a council of cats?

Where have I been?

Where haven't I been.


Boston?
 
2022-08-07 9:15:04 AM  

BMFPitt: I'm going to assume that if they fired 3 people over one text message, the text is just the tip of the iceberg.


My guess is that's the size of the entire police department  -- it's probably the elected Sheriff, and a couple of his buddies from high school.
 
MFK
2022-08-07 9:18:49 AM  
My hometown of 5000 in Vermont fired its entire police force of 8 because they literally bought themselves a castle using town money without getting approval for it and then tried to use another half million dollars to renovate it in order to build a jail in it. The reasoning was "it's been on the market for 5 years and someone else had put an offer in so they had to."

They solved no crimes and it appears the only things they ever did was bust kids for smoking pot and set speed traps for the adults. Oh and they used over 50% of the town's entire budget to do it.

Turns out the county sheriff's office can handle everything that comes up. The town pays for it by giving them one of the seven $100k souped up cop SUV's that the cops bought themselves a couple years ago.
 
2022-08-07 9:19:51 AM  

Aar1012: JAGChem82: Unobtanium: tintar: "labor" union response in 3...2...

It's the south. Small Town south. Public Safety - and other government employee - unions barely exist, and then only in large cities. Even there, collective bargaining, contracts, and "past practice" issues don't exist.

Yeah, believe it or not, it's actually much easier to disband a law enforcement agency in the south than the midwest or northeast. In those locales, the police unions are so entrenched into city politics that they pretty much control the mayors and not the other way around.

Consider if this were a member of the NYPD - they'd have closed ranks to protect said officers and the union would have fought tooth and nail to keep him (and they probably would've waited it out until the next NYPD controversy, which would have dropped him out of the public eye).

Honestly, I'm betting some in the NYPD have said the same thing but it gets buried well before it gets out.


I'm guessing that this is the irony, here -- in a small department, even in Alabama, it's too egregious and obvious to ignore.

In the larger departments - like NYC - or even Birmingham, AL, just up the road - there are layers of union and civil service protections within which to bury an incident like this.

Far more institutional, and less personal.
 
2022-08-07 9:36:01 AM  

Another Government Employee: If there isn't a criminal investigation, the mayor would be looking at a libel lawsuit if he identified who it was.


Truth is an absolute defense against libel or defamation.
 
2022-08-07 9:44:32 AM  
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At least 5 of you are srsly farked in the head
 
2022-08-07 9:54:53 AM  

gottagopee: [Fark user image 425x622]
At least 5 of you are srsly farked in the head


Um, have you been in Fark Pol before?

Also, Original noped out which is bad

I don't block or mark people on here (I'm too lazy) but there are at least 5 asses
 
2022-08-07 9:59:40 AM  
Alabama to revoke city charter of Vincent in 3...2...
 
2022-08-07 10:02:30 AM  

Redh8t: tintar: "labor" union response in 3...2...

I kinda doubt they're unionized.
They have a population of a touch under 2000.
Most likely the sheriff and possibly deputy sheriff were elected. And all the other officers were likely hired at their behest.
It makes perfect sense to rip the problem out by its roots.


If towns with 2k inhabitants have even a single policeman, you must have a shiat load of police.

Compared to my childhood city where we had zero. The whole area of about 10k people was covered by one dude.

Of course if something ever happened, the police station in a large city would take care of it.

Nothing ever did though.
 
2022-08-07 10:02:32 AM  

OhioUGrad: gottagopee: [Fark user image 425x622]
At least 5 of you are srsly farked in the head

Um, have you been in Fark Pol before?

Also, Original noped out which is bad

I don't block or mark people on here (I'm too lazy) but there are at least 5 asses


Block them right off and save your sanity is my motto.
 
2022-08-07 10:08:02 AM  

Licinius Crassus: OhioUGrad: gottagopee: [Fark user image 425x622]
At least 5 of you are srsly farked in the head

Um, have you been in Fark Pol before?

Also, Original noped out which is bad

I don't block or mark people on here (I'm too lazy) but there are at least 5 asses

Block them right off and save your sanity is my motto.


You.....you can see who funnier a post?   Are you a wizard?
 
2022-08-07 10:23:44 AM  

Gpzjock: BeesNuts: Ragin' Asian: I'm so morbidly curious. What could be considered too racist in Alabama?

I don't know what I expected.

[al.com image 850x887]

So dumb they can't even spell an acronym.
Guessing he can't spell MGM backwards either.


Now I'm curious...how do YOU think the acronym for "buy one get one" is spelled?
 
2022-08-07 10:24:29 AM  
Oh the emails I received on my work email.  I got to the point that I knew that if certain people sent texts, they were either going to be racist in tone or anti "luburul" and 90% of the time not even remotely funny.  I miss work, but not some people.  Luckily, they can't recover most of those emails, because they had some kind of snafu that made it impossible to recover the emails about a month before I retired.
 
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