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Police commissioner resigns in wake of Obama slur
Yahoo/AP ^ | 5-19-14

Posted on 05/19/2014 12:00:46 PM PDT by kingattax

WOLFEBORO, N.H. (AP) — A town police commissioner has resigned after he admitted using a racial slur to describe President Barack Obama, an official said Monday.

Robert Copeland, 82, resigned Sunday night from the post to which he was re-elected in March, Board of Selectmen Chair Linda Murray said, putting to rest a controversy that drew national attention and sparked impassioned debate in this resort town of 6,300 on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee.

"The town is pleased," Murray said Monday. "This gives us the opportunity to move on. We are a very accepting community that really takes care of each other."

Copeland has not returned several calls seeking comment.

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1 posted on 05/19/2014 12:00:46 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax
We are a very accepting community that really takes care of each other

Except those guilty of thoughtcrime, of course.

2 posted on 05/19/2014 12:02:54 PM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: kingattax

“We are a very accepting community that really takes care of each other.”

Until a comrade says something we don’t like. Then s/he is thrown under the bus.


3 posted on 05/19/2014 12:03:41 PM PDT by Gamecock (#BringTheAdultsBackToDC)
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To: kingattax

he caved afterall...


4 posted on 05/19/2014 12:04:25 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: kingattax

What did he call him that was so offensive, American?


5 posted on 05/19/2014 12:05:15 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: relictele
"I believe I did use the 'N' word in reference to the current occupant of the Whitehouse," Copeland wrote in the April email sent to the two other commissioners and forwarded to O'Toole. "For this, I do not apologize — he meets and exceeds my criteria for such."

Not really "thoughtcrime" when he proudly admits it in public.

6 posted on 05/19/2014 12:06:11 PM PDT by airborne (My heroes don't wear capes - My heroes wear dog tags!)
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To: kingattax

Another “typical white person” gets canned for thinking wrong. That’s just the way white folk will do ya.


7 posted on 05/19/2014 12:06:16 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: kingattax
"I believe I did use the 'N' word in reference to the current occupant of the Whitehouse," Copeland wrote in the April email sent to the two other commissioners and forwarded to O'Toole. "For this, I do not apologize — he meets and exceeds my criteria for such."

Not the best way for a public official to go about keeping his job. I don't agree with PC witch hunts, but I can see why this would create some bad feelings.

8 posted on 05/19/2014 12:08:04 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: kingattax

I could see this coming. Unfortunately, the Sheriff didn’t have many defenders or not enough to ignore the hysteria.
One good thing is this man is 82 years old, and still active, I think he will get offers for some other job, in case he cannot afford to retire. He probably reached a point where he said “You know what, I really don’t even need to deal with this foolishness. Screw them, if my years of service can be canceled out so easily, and over a private damn conversation, at that! Let the town fall from the weight of it’s own ignorance!”


9 posted on 05/19/2014 12:08:08 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: latina4dubya

the cavalry ain’t coming...puller, carlson and patton are long gone...rand paul is no ron paul(might be somewhere among the top tier of lessers of evil...but let’s face it...there really isn’t all that much to restore...unless yer still a member of the herd/flock...

Semper watching the circus and bread pass by...

Dick.G: AMERICAN 1
****8


10 posted on 05/19/2014 12:09:55 PM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: kingattax

Should have just changed his political affiliation to Rat and then all would be forgiven.


11 posted on 05/19/2014 12:10:01 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

I’m with Copeland on this one.


12 posted on 05/19/2014 12:11:22 PM PDT by sport
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

The former sheriff is right, of course. Obama does indeed met and exceed the criteria of being thusly labeled. As does Holder, the one who ignores enforcement of laws against people who belong to his race, and considers this as rightful justice.


13 posted on 05/19/2014 12:11:38 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: demshateGod
Another “typical white person” gets canned for thinking wrong

He wasn't canned. He quit. He said he wouldn't apologize. He didn't. He told them to stick it in the most diplomatic way possible. I say good for him.

14 posted on 05/19/2014 12:17:37 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Only Liberals can look at an amendment that says "shall not be infringed" and see blank parchment.)
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To: Gamecock
“We are a very accepting community that really takes care of each other.”

I believe it, it really took care of him. Right under the bus he went!

15 posted on 05/19/2014 12:22:35 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi)
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To: kingattax

And the mob rolls on. Next victim?...


16 posted on 05/19/2014 12:24:00 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: kingattax

Wolfboro NH is in the frozen North. I’ll bet he sees no more than 10 black people a year up there


17 posted on 05/19/2014 12:26:48 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: kingattax

and of course hypocrite Willard had to put his 2 cents in...

He who has been a dues paying member of a racist organization his whole life...


18 posted on 05/19/2014 12:32:07 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: kingattax

Coward.


19 posted on 05/19/2014 12:35:55 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: dennisw

Wolfeboro is loaded with the beautiful people from Assachusetts, New York and other blue states...Willard, for example. People who will grandstand on voting for a black man, but not willing to have one for a neighbor.


20 posted on 05/19/2014 12:39:00 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: lee martell

Not sure how you could see this coming, since most of what you wrote is incorrect. He’s not a sheriff, he’s one of three elected police commissioners for the town. Perhaps the position is a paid one, but it isn’t a “job” that one would retire from. Perhaps he did decide “screw it” and finally resign after resisting calls to do so. But perhaps he shouldn’t have been calling the president a “f***ing n****r” in the middle of a restaurant. I highly doubt the town will fall down as a result of his absence from the public scene. In fact, I think the town’s response showed that its residents are quite a bit less ignorant than this one jerk might have led others to believe.


21 posted on 05/19/2014 12:41:13 PM PDT by drjimmy
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To: dennisw

Wolfboro, NH is a fairly affluent lakeside community in north central NH. However, there is a huge disparity between the lake front houses, like Romney’s, and people that live in a trailer with no view of the lake. There are a lot of rich retirees from down state and other northeast states. The whole of NH only has 1% black folks, 5% Hispanic and about 3-4% Asian. The rest are a bunch of WASP’s like me(except I grew up catholic).


22 posted on 05/19/2014 12:41:53 PM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: kingattax

You’ll have to forgive me if I have zero sympathy for people who run around calling others “nigger”.


23 posted on 05/19/2014 12:44:35 PM PDT by gdani (Every day, your Govt surveils you more than the day before)
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To: kingattax

Instead of putting the blame where it belongs on this one commissioner the media and the left will use this as a context to condemn the entire Republican Party. Don’t doubt that for a second.


24 posted on 05/19/2014 12:44:42 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: kingattax

Linda Murray should visit any bar at an international airport where American businessmen are drinking while waiting for their next plane connection.

Perhaps I should not have mentioned it — it may become a serious crime for which they can land in jail upon returning to the States.


25 posted on 05/19/2014 12:46:53 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: dowcaet

leftys calling the GOP a bunch of racists ?

what would be new about that ?


26 posted on 05/19/2014 12:50:56 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: longfellow

Heterosexual


27 posted on 05/19/2014 12:50:57 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: gdani

Welcome to Free Republic.


28 posted on 05/19/2014 12:52:03 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: relictele

As Rush says, words mean things...and when you say certain words, it portrays a bigotry and prejudice that is inappropriate for one overseeing how laws are enforced.


29 posted on 05/19/2014 1:16:40 PM PDT by Homer1
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To: kingattax

George Orwell’s 1984 was right on target...
One of Orwell’s most important messages in 1984 is that language is of central importance to human thought because it structures and limits the ideas that individuals are capable of formulating and expressing. If control of language were centralized in a political agency, Orwell proposes, such an agency could possibly alter the very structure of language to make it impossible to even conceive of disobedient or rebellious thoughts, because there would be no words with which to think them. This idea manifests itself in the language of Newspeak, which the Party has introduced to replace English. The Party is constantly refining and perfecting Newspeak, with the ultimate goal that no one will be capable of conceptualizing anything that might question the Party’s absolute power. The ever vigilant eyes of Big Brother are the Thought Police. The principles of doublethink. The best explanation of doublethink are examples provided by slogans. These are: WAR IS PEACE; SLAVERY IS FREEDOM; and IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.


30 posted on 05/19/2014 1:30:13 PM PDT by itsLUCKY2B (?Borders, Language, and Culture.?)
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To: itsLUCKY2B
So in your mind, and Copeland's phrasing, would the best Orwellian comparison be F*CKING N*GGER IS FREEDOM? Or does something catchy like IGNORANCE IS F*CKING N*GGER work better?

Otherwise, I'm not sure where Newspeak comes into the issue, since it is pretty clear what Copeland meant with the language that he used.
31 posted on 05/19/2014 1:50:54 PM PDT by drjimmy
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To: Homer1

What you say may be true but those are not the sentiments expressed by the Chair, which is what I responded to. Instead, she was clearly reacting to outside opinions and/or pressures and trotted out the hoariest of feel-good cliches.


32 posted on 05/19/2014 2:05:29 PM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: drjimmy

Amazing that the moderators are OK with FR being the place where the old coot calling people “nigger” is the victim.


33 posted on 05/19/2014 2:07:59 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Eagles6

Yes that would give him a hissy fit.


34 posted on 05/20/2014 5:34:29 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: drjimmy

He was not the most diplomatic fellow, for sure. Perhaps this was the best outcome before the riled up citizens went into overdrive about this one incident.


35 posted on 05/20/2014 6:47:07 AM PDT by lee martell
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