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Posted on 11/12/2010 10:20:51 AM PST by JustahamEdited 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.
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)
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.
White racism does exist—especially in Blue Collar, Dem-voting areas around Boston.
This assumes - of course - that the woman was white. If she were black, then none of what she said would have been racist, right?
Bugs me to no end how they measure her foulness with an assumption that Bush is racist.
Why is it that I think the husband got a court summons?
I’m surprised she didn’t say, “don’t you know who I am ?”.
what an idiot the lady is.
duh! They were referring to George Wallace. My error. Ignore my previous comment.
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?
(BTW, I would hit that)
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.
Same town Kitty Dukakis went crazy in last week.
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.
Maybe he got tired of the blatant racism on his route and decided to record the next incident.
She’s certainly an improvement over your usual fare [maiden]...
>>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.
This can’t be true. Everyone knows this only happens down South. :)
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).
I know there are racist white people out there, but this stinks.
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.
It was down South.
South Metropolitan Boston.
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?
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.
“As distasteful as the womans 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.
>>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.
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.
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?
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. ;-)
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.
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
She tells him White People want to help him but his IQ is too low to comprehend the effort.
If a supervisor or court had seen this video he would not have been fired.
New England? Not surprised at all...
Am I the only one who laughed my head off at this?
C’mon, crazy people are entertaining!
Physical battery of a federal official in the execution of his duties is "not illegal"?
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 addressees 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?
Assault and battery are most assuredly illegal.
This is in Massachusetts? But...But...I though racists were inbred redneck trailer trash from the South! She must be a plant...
The /b/tards are going to tear her up.
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.