Skip to comments.Police commissioner resigns in wake of Obama slur
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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Except those guilty of thoughtcrime, of course.
“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.
he caved afterall...
What did he call him that was so offensive, American?
Not really "thoughtcrime" when he proudly admits it in public.
Another “typical white person” gets canned for thinking wrong. That’s just the way white folk will do ya.
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.
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!”
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
Should have just changed his political affiliation to Rat and then all would be forgiven.
I’m with Copeland on this one.
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.
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.
I believe it, it really took care of him. Right under the bus he went!
And the mob rolls on. Next victim?...
Wolfboro NH is in the frozen North. I’ll bet he sees no more than 10 black people a year up there
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...
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.
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.
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).
You’ll have to forgive me if I have zero sympathy for people who run around calling others “nigger”.
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.
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.
leftys calling the GOP a bunch of racists ?
what would be new about that ?
Welcome to Free Republic.
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.
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.
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.
Amazing that the moderators are OK with FR being the place where the old coot calling people “nigger” is the victim.
Yes that would give him a hissy fit.
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.
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