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Cop who hurled slur at Crawford fired
WCVB ^ | 7/26/12 | WCVB

Posted on 07/26/2012 9:02:58 AM PDT by raccoonradio

LEOMINSTER, Mass. - A Leominster officer who investigators say directed a racial slur at Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford has been fired by Mayor Dean Mazzarella.

Witnesses said Officer John Perrault, who is white, began heckling Crawford, who is black, before a July 5 minor league Portland Sea Dogs game in Manchester, N.H., earlier this month. The witnesses said Perrault, who was off-duty, called Crawford a "Monday," which the player interpreted as a racial slur.

The word can be used as a derogatory term for blacks, and is often associated with Mondays being one of the least-liked days of the week.

At a hearing earlier this week, Leominster Police Chief Robert Healey said Perrault was also accused of making other racially insensitive and offensive remarks on his Facebook page.

"John's response was, 'A guy who walked by us with Guinness on his T-shirt and I said I didn't know they had Guinness in Africa,'" Healey said referring to a Facebook posting.

Healey recommended that Perrault be fired.

“What I uncovered is a disturbing pattern of behavior by Officer Perrault. Termination is appropriate discipline,” Healey said.

Perrault’s cousin, James Milonas, who was at the game, said the ‘Monday’ comment had nothing to do with race.

“It was all about Crawford making $19 million playing double-A. Even though it was a rehab assignment, he hasn’t produced one ounce for the Red Sox,” Milonas said.


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1 posted on 07/26/2012 9:03:08 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Called him a “Monday?” I gotta say... blacks have become the biggest bunch of wussies in the world. Learn to take one on the chin and be a man fer cryin’ out loud!


2 posted on 07/26/2012 9:06:40 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: raccoonradio
The word can be used as a derogatory term for blacks, and is often associated with Mondays being one of the least-liked days of the week.

Oh, brother!

I have now, officially heard it all.

See you next Tuesday

3 posted on 07/26/2012 9:06:53 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: raccoonradio

“Monday” is racist? Tough to keep up.


4 posted on 07/26/2012 9:08:05 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: raccoonradio

Monday? I looked it up.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=monday

Sure enough - it’s a racial slur!

What kind of Tuesdays (see, I’m making up my own insults as I go along) dream up this kind of Wednesday?

Thursday them all. Bunch of Friday-wads.


5 posted on 07/26/2012 9:08:32 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: raccoonradio

Garfield the cat hated Mondays too even though I think he didn’t have a job.

Then there was a school-related shooting in the 70s. Woman asked why she did it replied, “Mondays are boring.” (Or, “I don’t like Mondays. This livens up the day.”) This inspired the Boomtown Rats “I Don’t Like Mondays”
http://www.snopes.com/music/songs/mondays.asp

And as we said before one Monday we DO like is Rick Monday, who seized the flag two guys were trying to burn on the field at a Cubs-Dodgers game


6 posted on 07/26/2012 9:10:40 AM PDT by raccoonradio (")
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To: Responsibility2nd

Evidently “Monday” is a stealth insult, like “bless your heart.”


7 posted on 07/26/2012 9:12:32 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: raccoonradio

So calling a guy a “Monday” gets a cop fired.

Busting down the door of the wrong house on a warrantless midnight raid, shooting the homeowner and the homeowner’s dog, and not even apologising for it gets a cop two weeks of paid administrative leave (read: vacation) and a medal.

This is much of what is wrong with America today.


8 posted on 07/26/2012 9:12:32 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (not voting for the lesser of two evils)
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To: Responsibility2nd

They call it stormy Monday, Tuesday’s just as bad. Wednesday’s worse, and Thursday’s also sad—blues song

Blue Monday how I hate blue Monday, got to work like a slave all day (RACIST! no wait, it’s a Fats Domino song...). Here comes Tuesday... etc


9 posted on 07/26/2012 9:13:42 AM PDT by raccoonradio (")
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To: raccoonradio

I have never, never, never, never heard that term anywhere. Ridiculous. I have heard, though, of Freedom of Speech. And unless “Monday” is equivalent to yelling “Fire” in a theater, I can’t imagine what the hell the fuss is about.

We have a fellow teacher here at our private school who calls her students (mostly Negroes) “Niggers” in the classroom as casual conversation with them. That’s OK?


10 posted on 07/26/2012 9:13:45 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: raccoonradio

LMAO..what the
a ‘Monday’, really?


11 posted on 07/26/2012 9:14:31 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: raccoonradio

Admittedly you can get fired for saying some things—imagine a WalMart greeter saying to customers, Welcome to Walmart. F-— you. They are told not to do and do it again, and they get fired.

Some in the media have been fired or demoted, etc.for what they say “off the clock”.

But...”MONDAY?!?” I suppose I should write The Boston Globe and tell them the edition they’ll put out the day after Sunday should contain the M-word. The M-word is racist!


12 posted on 07/26/2012 9:15:56 AM PDT by raccoonradio (")
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To: raccoonradio

Monday, Monday
The Mamas And The Papas

Monday Monday, so good to me,
Monday Monday, it was all I hoped it would be
Oh Monday morning, Monday morning couldn’t guarantee
That Monday evening you would still be here with me.

Monday Monday, can’t trust that day,
Monday Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way
Oh Monday morning, you gave me no warning of what was to be
Oh Monday Monday, how yould cou leave and not take me.

Every other day, every other day,
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
You can find me cryin’ all of the time

Monday Monday, so good to me,
Monday Monday, it was all I hoped it would be
Oh Monday morning, Monday morning couldn’t guarantee
That Monday evening you would still be here with me.

Every other day, every other day,
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
You can find me cryin’ all of the time

Monday Monday, ...


13 posted on 07/26/2012 9:17:12 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: raccoonradio

I wonder if Rick will have to change the race designation on his drivers license.


14 posted on 07/26/2012 9:19:32 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: raccoonradio
imagine a WalMart greeter saying to customers, Welcome to Walmart. F-— you.

At least that is a greeting---most of the time they are imitating a dead person.

15 posted on 07/26/2012 9:21:02 AM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: raccoonradio
imagine a WalMart greeter saying to customers, Welcome to Walmart. F-— you.

At least that is a greeting---most of the time they are imitating a dead person.

16 posted on 07/26/2012 9:21:02 AM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Never heard of that one. I guess we prefer more direct insults down here in the South. And what about keeping your thoughts off the Internet? People who do that are just begging for it.


17 posted on 07/26/2012 9:21:23 AM PDT by southern rabblerouser
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To: exit82

ha, true

Meanwhile last month I went into a FedExOffice in downtown Pittsburgh and found the worker there (who is black, but it doesn’t matter here) happily greeting each customer who came in with a “Welcome, WELCOME!! To Fed Ex Office!” Nice, but got tiring after awhile as I surfed the Web at an internet cubicle :)


18 posted on 07/26/2012 9:24:23 AM PDT by raccoonradio (")
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First time I’ve ever heard the day of the week was a racial slur, but what do I know? Are the other days of the week slurs as well?


19 posted on 07/26/2012 9:25:05 AM PDT by Jenny217
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To: laweeks
We have a fellow teacher here at our private school who calls her students (mostly Negroes) “Niggers” in the classroom as casual conversation with them. That’s OK?

I assume that this teacher must be black, because obviously no white teacher who did this would remain a teacher for very long.

I think it's in extremely poor taste, but most American blacks today seem to consider it acceptable to use this term among themselves.

20 posted on 07/26/2012 9:26:26 AM PDT by jpl (The government spent another half a million bucks in the time it just took you to read this tagline.)
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To: raccoonradio; Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; ...

Howie Carr list ping. Say the M-word, get fired.


21 posted on 07/26/2012 9:27:25 AM PDT by raccoonradio (")
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To: raccoonradio

Blacks are turning ‘thin-skinned’ into an art form...


22 posted on 07/26/2012 9:28:33 AM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: raccoonradio

that should say it should NOT contain the M word


23 posted on 07/26/2012 9:28:58 AM PDT by raccoonradio (")
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To: raccoonradio

The off-duty officer made the comment knowing it would have impact on the focus of his attention. That confirms that his intent was negative. Trash the guy for being a lousy player. Trash the guy because he can’t hit, can’t field, can’t run the bases properly, or simply doesn’t know the game. I’m all for it.

When you make comments that you know will tweak a guy based on race, you’ve tipped your hand that you’re harboring bias that is inappropriate for an officer.

I arrived early at a Dodger game one time. The stands were very sparsely occupied by the time we got to our seats. We were located in fairly decent seats about twenty rows back on the ground level.

Some guy was standing just behind the visiting team dugout, yelling at Joe Morgan. He was yelling comments about his race, his wife... nothing was out of bounds, and I could hear it from a long distance. So could my wife and kids.

Some people go nuts when it comes to sports.


24 posted on 07/26/2012 9:29:15 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: raccoonradio

“Monday? What kind of macaca nonsense is that?” - George Allen


25 posted on 07/26/2012 9:33:12 AM PDT by LazloToth
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To: raccoonradio; Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; exit82

” Howie Carr list ping. Say the M-word, get fired.”

Raise your hand if you think a black cop calling a white guy “honky” or some similar slur would get fired.


26 posted on 07/26/2012 9:33:33 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: TigerClaws

““Monday” is racist? Tough to keep up.”

What’s next,Brussel’s Sprouts? Not too many people like them either.

The words racial and racist are so overused they’ve become meaningless.


27 posted on 07/26/2012 9:33:42 AM PDT by Mears
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To: stephenjohnbanker

yup double standard


28 posted on 07/26/2012 9:35:31 AM PDT by raccoonradio (")
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To: Jenny217

My wife says Tuesday is a slur for women. As in C U Next ...

I hadn’t ever heard that. She says one of her friends refers to another women she doesn’t like as ‘Tuesday’ all the time.

Wow. You learn something new every Thursday...


29 posted on 07/26/2012 9:36:14 AM PDT by ziravan (Are you better off now than you werie $9.4 Trillion dollars ago?)
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To: Jenny217

My wife says Tuesday is a slur for women. As in C U Next ...

I hadn’t ever heard that. She says one of her friends refers to another women she doesn’t like as ‘Tuesday’ all the time.

Wow. You learn something new every Thursday...


30 posted on 07/26/2012 9:37:56 AM PDT by ziravan (Are you better off now than you werie $9.4 Trillion dollars ago?)
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To: raccoonradio

One day in 1979 a 16 year old girl opened fire on an elementary school that she lived across the street from, killing two school employees and wounding nine. This is the incident to which you refer.


31 posted on 07/26/2012 9:39:19 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: raccoonradio

PC is tyranny.


32 posted on 07/26/2012 9:42:08 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: raccoonradio

I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a racial slur today!


33 posted on 07/26/2012 9:46:10 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: GSWarrior

Yes...there’s a doc. movie on youtube called The Killing of America (early 80s) about things like mass killings, etc. and it mentions the incident. It’s from that where I got the quote “Mondays are boring” while the other quote seems to be more
what people think she could have said.


34 posted on 07/26/2012 9:48:17 AM PDT by raccoonradio (")
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To: RexBeach

Good Lord ESPN is going to have to change the name of
M——Y NIGHT FOOTBALL.


35 posted on 07/26/2012 9:49:33 AM PDT by raccoonradio (")
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To: raccoonradio

BRA in action.


36 posted on 07/26/2012 9:51:41 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: raccoonradio

What if he had called him a Saturday night or a weekend?


37 posted on 07/26/2012 9:53:54 AM PDT by OldEagle
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To: raccoonradio

Officer John Perrault should be a very happy man, because he just won the ‘Wrongfully Fired Lotto’!

“Monday” is racist???? This is crazy. Obama has truly brought racism back.

From time to time, I see many good Blacks (oops, I should call them Fridays) doing yeoman’s work in setting a good example for all and showing their own disgust for race baiting and the racism against Whites crap.

Oops, wasn’t there a Black man in the old movies that went by the name of “Friday”? Guess I am a racist, but I can’t be fired.


38 posted on 07/26/2012 9:55:35 AM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: raccoonradio
I believe the guy knew what he was saying. I had never heard of the term, and would never use it, unless I knew what it meant. Also, the guy said:

""John's response was, 'A guy who walked by us with Guinness on his T-shirt and I said I didn't know they had Guinness in Africa,'" Healey said referring to a Facebook posting."

I dont know, this guy sounds like something of a d*ck.

39 posted on 07/26/2012 9:56:45 AM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: raccoonradio

LOL, must be one of those racist “microagressions,” such as described by that plagiarist Columbia U. professor who was seen in surveillance video hanging a noose on her own door.


40 posted on 07/26/2012 9:57:03 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: Responsibility2nd

I thought Monday’s Child was fair of face?


41 posted on 07/26/2012 9:57:06 AM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: raccoonradio

Monday?

Why not just call him Massapequa?

Makes no sense


42 posted on 07/26/2012 10:00:52 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Just another manic Monday!


43 posted on 07/26/2012 10:03:53 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: raccoonradio
Monday now has to change his name.


44 posted on 07/26/2012 10:03:53 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Chickensoup

I see a problem for the city upcoming.

I assume the Officer in question was/is a union employee.

Having had considerable experience dealing with unions and grivences, I see a major law suit pending. First, should the union assist the officer, he has some chance. Since he was “off duty”, the First Amendment comes into play. There is case law all over the place that should reinstate the LO.

Blacks can call me a “Honkie”, “Whitey”, whatever and this is NOT racist?

I don’t think we have heard the last of this one.


45 posted on 07/26/2012 10:05:49 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Paradox

The bog problem is that now that it is known that he used a term that could be seen as racist, he will not every be able to testify in a court case against a person who is not white.


46 posted on 07/26/2012 10:12:35 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: MarineBrat

Did he call him Monday or Monkey?


47 posted on 07/26/2012 10:34:02 AM PDT by proudpapa
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To: Progov

>>Blacks can call me a “Honkie”, “Whitey”, whatever and this is NOT racist?

That’s because a grown-up knows that a good life is achieved by being responsible for oneself, and that sitting down and crying is the best way to get nowhere. Someone can call me honkey til the cows come home and it only reflects upon the person calling me honkey. I couldn’t care less about it.

Blacks in America have been Pavlov’d into sitting down and crying where they’re at, or striking out like a child. They’re not grown-up individualists who can take one on the chin, forgive, forget and overcome... as a general rule.


48 posted on 07/26/2012 10:43:03 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Chickensoup

Monday had a sad child, always feeling lowdown.

“Saturdays Child” The Monkees


49 posted on 07/26/2012 10:57:06 AM PDT by moovova (Ladies & Gentlemen...Pandora has left the box.)
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To: GSWarrior

Once I was standing on the street in Denver during a snowstorm when a little black girl walks up to me dressed all in white. I said - “well, aren’t you the cutest little snowball there ever was”

She looked at me fir a second and said “ F..ck you cracker honky mutherf...er. I almost fell down roaring with laughter at the ball of that cute little 7 year old.

Yes, certain blacks are a very sensitive group by and large. Some of them, certainly not all.

I wonder why they think that all white folks are afraid of them.


50 posted on 07/26/2012 12:19:41 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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