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Postal Worker Secretly Films Customer's Racist Rant
gawker.com ^ | 11-12-10

Posted on 11/12/2010 10:20:51 AM PST by Justaham

Edited on 11/12/2010 10:25:54 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Things got ugly when a black mail carrier refused to take back a letter he'd delivered to a lady in Hingham, Mass. She went on a racist rant and slapped him. He secretly taped it all on his cell phone.

The argument in the video is sparked by a certified letter that the mail carrier delivers. The woman has signed for it, but decides she doesn't want it because it's addressed to her husband, not her. But the mail guy won't take it back. Things go sour when she calls him a "F****** n***** thief." She quickly qualifies: "I'm not prejudiced but right now I'm getting real pissed off." Then everything she says afterward is so racist it would make George Wallace blush. Finally she slaps him. Just your normal day on the mail route. Except really, really racist.


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1 posted on 11/12/2010 10:20:52 AM PST by Justaham
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To: Justaham

good for him for recording it!

I am thinking video surveilance will save us from a lot of things.

Make sure you never go to a campaign rally without one(against liberals, especialy)


2 posted on 11/12/2010 10:23:46 AM PST by Mr. K (physically unable to see typos until I click 'post')
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To: Justaham

Racism aside...

how can someone be called a thief when they refuse to take something?

Goes to show that racism has more to do with stupidity than any political views.


3 posted on 11/12/2010 10:23:52 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Justaham

White racism does exist—especially in Blue Collar, Dem-voting areas around Boston.


4 posted on 11/12/2010 10:24:19 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Justaham

This assumes - of course - that the woman was white. If she were black, then none of what she said would have been racist, right?


5 posted on 11/12/2010 10:25:45 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Justaham

Bugs me to no end how they measure her foulness with an assumption that Bush is racist.


6 posted on 11/12/2010 10:25:56 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Justaham

Why is it that I think the husband got a court summons?

Stupid broad.


7 posted on 11/12/2010 10:26:10 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

I’m surprised she didn’t say, “don’t you know who I am ?”.


8 posted on 11/12/2010 10:26:26 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Justaham

what an idiot the lady is.


9 posted on 11/12/2010 10:26:39 AM PST by Moleman
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To: theDentist

duh! They were referring to George Wallace. My error. Ignore my previous comment.


10 posted on 11/12/2010 10:27:07 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Mr. K
good for him for recording it!

Really?

Something about this story stinks. How many deliveries does this mailman decide to record on his cell phone? Has anyone else ever seen a mailman video recording a delivery?

ML/NJ

11 posted on 11/12/2010 10:28:40 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: Justaham
Holy crap! What's wrong with this crazy chick??!?

(BTW, I would hit that)

12 posted on 11/12/2010 10:28:50 AM PST by Lazamataz (Pelosi: Like a rapist, PROUD of their handiwork.)
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To: Justaham

While on a business trip and an extended stay in Boston I was invited to a hockey game. OMG......... I never knew such people existed. My business associate who invited me was a former Boston cop. He told me of sections of Boston that sounded like a white Somalia.


13 posted on 11/12/2010 10:31:17 AM PST by blackdog
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Same town Kitty Dukakis went crazy in last week.


14 posted on 11/12/2010 10:31:23 AM PST by Sparky1776
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To: Lazamataz
Oh hey Laz. I saw a .gif earlier today. Thought of you.

funny gif Pictures, Images and Photos

Thought you might need it for your files.

15 posted on 11/12/2010 10:32:01 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Justaham

If it were me, I would have just driven away.

The woman is a psycho and he is lucky she didn’t have a weapon.


16 posted on 11/12/2010 10:32:12 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: ml/nj

Maybe he got tired of the blatant racism on his route and decided to record the next incident.


17 posted on 11/12/2010 10:33:34 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Lazamataz

She’s certainly an improvement over your usual fare [maiden]...


18 posted on 11/12/2010 10:33:39 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 661 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: ml/nj

>>Something about this story stinks. How many deliveries does this mailman decide to record on his cell phone? Has anyone else ever seen a mailman video recording a delivery?<<

Watch the video. This woman is a psychopath. It appears to me that she just signed for a letter that her husband will be very upset over. From what I can see, he started recording well into her rant. It was a CYA on his part.


19 posted on 11/12/2010 10:34:43 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: Justaham

This can’t be true. Everyone knows this only happens down South. :)


20 posted on 11/12/2010 10:36:31 AM PST by dljordan ("His father's sword he hath girded on, And his wild harp slung behind him")
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To: Lazamataz
You would??? Really. Sweetest-heart, have you seriously considered an eye exam? I mean, well, she isn't the plainest Jane in the world, but when combined with that brain, she becomes problematic. You're bright enough, you're nice enough and, gosh darn-it, people like you. ;-)
21 posted on 11/12/2010 10:36:31 AM PST by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: Mr. K

As distasteful as the woman’s behavior was, it was not illegal.

However, the postman’s secretly recording the conversation is probably a felony (depending on state law).


22 posted on 11/12/2010 10:36:39 AM PST by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: Justaham
I think this is fake. Why would he be taping this delivery, does he do that to all his deliveries. If he had turned the phone on after she started to rant that would be different but he has it on all the time. A put up job to show how racist whites are, just as fake nooses hung from doors and trees are done to implicate whites.

I know there are racist white people out there, but this stinks.

23 posted on 11/12/2010 10:36:39 AM PST by calex59
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To: Responsibility2nd

lol


24 posted on 11/12/2010 10:36:59 AM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: Justaham

Unreal...


25 posted on 11/12/2010 10:37:39 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
Or maybe the whole thing is BS? And why would there be "blatent racism" on his route? Exactly how much interaction do most people have with their mailman? I wave to mine sometimes. Maybe once or twice a year he needs a signature for something. We don't really discuss much when he does, and as I recall he doesn't have a free hand to take movies.

ML/NJ

26 posted on 11/12/2010 10:39:42 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: netmilsmom; All

If you read the comments following the full article, there are two people who know the woman and say she is really crazy and needs professional help. The mailman may have had run-ins with her before and realized that a certified letter might be a trigger, therefore ready with the camera.


27 posted on 11/12/2010 10:40:22 AM PST by gleeaikin
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To: dljordan

It was down South.

South Metropolitan Boston.


28 posted on 11/12/2010 10:40:22 AM PST by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: netmilsmom

Did she say the letter was from the Rotary Club? I’ve got a feeling she’s been nasty to this guy before as he was ready to record this interchange. Perhaps it’s SOP for carriers to be ready to record incidents like this?


29 posted on 11/12/2010 10:41:39 AM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of cat attacks while typing!)
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To: seowulf
As distasteful as the woman’s behavior was, it was not illegal.

What? She assaulted him. She hit the guy. SHE went postal on him:)

If you read some of the comments on the link there are several people that know the woman in the video and say she is crazy because they have had run-ins with her. I suspect that the mail carrier has had some issues with her already.

I'm from the south and I've never seen anyone do such a thing. The mail carrier was pretty cool and I think that pissed her off even more. Good for him for filming this for his own protection.

30 posted on 11/12/2010 10:41:58 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: seowulf

“As distasteful as the woman’s behavior was, it was not illegal.”

My guess is that assault of a postal worker is actually against the law.

Lock her in a cage.


31 posted on 11/12/2010 10:42:51 AM PST by trumandogz
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To: calex59

>>If he had turned the phone on after she started to rant that would be different but he has it on all the time. <<

You don’t see the woman walk up. He did flip it on during the rant. She just continued on.

Look, I don’t know if you have ever worked customer service, but I can tell you, people lie about what you do. You can be the nicest person on earth and it doesn’t please some people. This guy started filming to cover his own butt. I would have done the same thing. She was so upset, she could have said or done anything.


32 posted on 11/12/2010 10:43:23 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: Lazamataz
(BTW, I would hit that)

LOL. Then God help you when you try to break it off with this nut. You'll come home to your pet boiling on the stove.

33 posted on 11/12/2010 10:43:58 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: gleeaikin

Thanks!


34 posted on 11/12/2010 10:44:18 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: seowulf

Once she started verbally abusing him it became illegal (assault).

He is lucky he was able to video evidence of the additional crime when she hit him (battery).

Is it illegal to tape evidence of a crime being committed? especially against yourself when you may have to defend yourself?


35 posted on 11/12/2010 10:45:18 AM PST by Mr. K (physically unable to see typos until I click 'post')
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To: blackdog
Now that you mention it — my one and only trip to Boston was an eye opener for me, too. At the time, New Yorkers were supposed to be the most boorish and vile to out of towners of all cities in the US. I found, however, after completing my trip to the Northeast that by comparison, the average Bostonian made the average New Yorker seem like Emily Post, Amy Vanderbilt and The Blessed Mother Theresa rolled into one.

I think we're being too harsh on this poor woman. She's obviously come up in a tough town and had little or no occasion to travel outside her comfort zone. As another poster noted, “it only happens in the South.” Well now, that's as may be true, but there are some differences. In the South, that postman could well be your fifth cousin once removed. ;-)

36 posted on 11/12/2010 10:48:19 AM PST by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: calex59
I think this is fake. Why would he be taping this delivery, does he do that to all his deliveries.

If he's been doing this delivery route for years, he probably knows which people are going to give him trouble, so he probably knew that registered mail was going to trigger bad behavior and was prepared. Having a video recorder when having to deal with potentially hostile people is a good CYA move.

Plus, high-capacity recorders are cheap enough now that you can get one, let it run your whole shift, and just clear it at the end of the shift if nothing of note occurs.

37 posted on 11/12/2010 10:48:30 AM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: trumandogz

self ping


38 posted on 11/12/2010 10:48:41 AM PST by dpa5923 (Small minds talk about people, normal minds talk about events, great minds talk about ideas.)
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To: FreedomPoster

Hingham is a beautiful town but, unfortuantely, it’s also nauseatingly WASPish, elitist, ruling-class on almost every level. Biggest friggin’ phonies you can imagine. Kind of people that toast eachother’s courage for voting for Obama but have nothing but disdain for people who aren’t exactly like them. Not surprised by this


39 posted on 11/12/2010 10:50:01 AM PST by wally-balls
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To: Justaham
This woman is a racist liberal.

She tells him White People want to help him but his IQ is too low to comprehend the effort.

40 posted on 11/12/2010 10:50:51 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Justaham
I'm just amused that the headline includes the term "Postal Worker" without a single occurrence of the word "Spree" or "Massacre".


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

41 posted on 11/12/2010 10:51:03 AM PST by The Comedian (Time and tide wait for no man. But who needs a bad magazine and cheap soap?)
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To: ml/nj
I'm suspicious as well.

If a supervisor or court had seen this video he would not have been fired.

42 posted on 11/12/2010 10:52:23 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Justaham
Things got ugly when a black mail carrier refused to take back a letter he'd delivered to a lady in Hingham, Mass. She went on a racist rant and slapped him. He secretly taped it all on his cell phone.

New England? Not surprised at all...

43 posted on 11/12/2010 10:53:28 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Justaham

Am I the only one who laughed my head off at this?

C’mon, crazy people are entertaining!


44 posted on 11/12/2010 10:54:29 AM PST by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: seowulf
As distasteful as the woman’s behavior was, it was not illegal.

Physical battery of a federal official in the execution of his duties is "not illegal"?

45 posted on 11/12/2010 10:56:08 AM PST by Sloth (Civil disobedience? I'm afraid only the uncivil kind is going to cut it this time.)
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To: netmilsmom
It was a CYA on his part

Why would a cover your ass record be required for doing his job? His job was to deliver the registered letter, which he did. The addressee’s signature is how the Post Office confirms deliver.

In some states, it is illegal to record someone without their permission. What would have been the signee's complaint?

46 posted on 11/12/2010 11:00:32 AM PST by MosesKnows (Love many, Trust few, and always paddle your own canoe)
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To: seowulf
As distasteful as the woman’s behavior was, it was not illegal.

Assault and battery are most assuredly illegal.

47 posted on 11/12/2010 11:01:29 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Justaham

This is in Massachusetts? But...But...I though racists were inbred redneck trailer trash from the South! She must be a plant...


48 posted on 11/12/2010 11:09:15 AM PST by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics!)
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To: Justaham

The /b/tards are going to tear her up.


49 posted on 11/12/2010 11:09:38 AM PST by WakeUpAndVote
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To: Justaham

He’s got the patience of a saint. He was making every effort to be nice. I would have been in her face about the time she started.


50 posted on 11/12/2010 11:12:31 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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