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Wolfeboro Police Commissioner uses the N-Word
New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | May 16, 2014 | LARISSA MULKERN

Posted on 05/17/2014 10:16:09 AM PDT by First Authority

WOLFEBORO — The Wolfeboro Police Department’s dispatchers and the town manager’s office have fielded hundreds of phone calls and emails from as far as Alaska and Canada, reacting to reports of a police commissioner’s racist comment overheard in a restaurant.

Wolfeboro officials, do not understand that the police commission is a separate, elected board and not made up of sworn police officers.

To clarify any murkiness, Wolfeboro Police Chief Stuart Chase held a press conference Friday afternoon, the day after hundreds of people turned out to protest Commissioner Bob Copeland’s racial slur brought to light by local resident Jane O’Toole, who complained to town officials.

Copeland was overhead at a restaurant and has acknowledged calling President Obama a “f...... n.....”, but has refused to apologize or resign.

Chase said the police and town’s phone and email inboxes have been inundated with comments responding to Copeland’s remarks.

“The general tenor of the calls or electronic messages is one of shock, anger and disbelief — a sentiment that we as police officers and public servants understand. However, many callers have responded with vial, obscene and threatening comments which are misdirected and inappropriate as those purported comments made by an elected police commissioner some weeks ago.

“For the record, clarification is needed,” said Chase. “The Wolfeboro Police Commission is a three-person board whose duties and responsibilities are defined by New Hampshire (laws). The commissioners are elected officials who serve three-year terms. They hire, fire, establish compensation and promulgate the rules and regulations of the police department. They are not officers or sworn employees,” he said, adding that many callers assume the commissioners are police officers.

Chase said Copeland’s comments do not represent the views or opinions of the Wolfeboro Police Department, Wolfeboro Central Dispatch, or other members of the Wolfeboro Police Commission.

(Excerpt) Read more at unionleader.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: firstamendment; newhampshire; obama; progressive
This is an attempt by the progressives to paint a distinct picture of NH as a bunch of racists that need to be civilized; IE, properly diversified.

NH still is a swing state in almost every election. Sen. Shaheen is up for reelection. and the state is one of the last low-tax states with a very high volunteer government participation rate which pisses off every progressive. They all want to go to Concord and receive the highest pay for doing nothing but stiffing the producer class, IE, the taxpayer. It would be the best job they ever had, but the problem is, NH only pays $100 a year, period, and it is not the Obama period, NH citizens mean it, thank God.

I recommend visiting and taking down the paid Obama bloggers who frequent the MUL. They are there. It is well known.

1 posted on 05/17/2014 10:16:09 AM PDT by First Authority
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To: First Authority

Oh Noooooooooooooooooo! The “N” word! Crucify him! Crucify him!


2 posted on 05/17/2014 10:20:19 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
If you would, take a moment and visit the MUL. Take on these progressive Obama bloggers, all paid, BTW. Soros pays big bucks to keep civil conversation very uncivil.

This kind of effort on the part of progressives (communists) is to keep Obama in power. One of the ways is to energize his base and keep Shaheen in the senate. If the senate goes to GOP Obama might be impeached and thrown out of office. We can only pray.

3 posted on 05/17/2014 10:24:59 AM PDT by First Authority
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I said the President is a...
...a Socialist!


4 posted on 05/17/2014 10:25:41 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: First Authority

BFD

Get angry over more important issues, hypocrites


5 posted on 05/17/2014 10:25:51 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Sam The Sham . . . Scam . . . Shame)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Important issues? This is the essential issue, fool. It is about the first amendment, agreed? How about the second amendment, is that important? Should that be no BFD?

Oh, I know, amnesty for criminal aliens, reproductive rights, homo sexual marriage, yea, those are the big deals conservatives should be talking about...FOOL.


6 posted on 05/17/2014 10:29:55 AM PDT by First Authority
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To: First Authority

Overheard by whom, can they prove it-and isn’t that slander? If I blabbed what I claimed was a private conversation, I would expect to be dragged into court...


7 posted on 05/17/2014 10:31:49 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: First Authority
maybe if he said 1/2 he'd have gotten away with it /S
8 posted on 05/17/2014 10:33:54 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: First Authority

Oh-and if anyone asked me about a private conversation, my response would be none of your f’in business, and damn the torpedoes-it is called free speech, also known as the 1st amendment...


9 posted on 05/17/2014 10:35:13 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

It is not slander unless it attributes words to ones being, IE, he is an avowed racist because.....

If it causes no damages, there is nothing to sue for, however, even if it causes some harm, financial or otherwise, if true, there is no case as truth is the perfect defense.

The reality of this is that the use of the words, in a private setting, are broadcast to broad-brush NH residents as racists so as to energize the progressive base to keep Shaheen in office. The democrats are shitteing in their pants thinking that Scott Brown may take that seat. He is not perfect but he is at least 75% better than Shaheen.


10 posted on 05/17/2014 10:39:12 AM PDT by First Authority
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To: First Authority

Who are you are calling a “fool”? Me?

Or was this sarcasm on your part?

My comments were directed a the hypocritical “progressives” who get all bent out of shape over what someone says that they don’t agree with.

So yeah, it’s a First Amendment issue . . . they right to name call and not be PC’d out for it.


11 posted on 05/17/2014 10:46:20 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Shame on Sam The Sham . . . Michael ScAM)
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To: First Authority

?


12 posted on 05/17/2014 10:48:30 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Sorry, I misapprehended your remarks as directed to me, the messenger. Sorry again.

You are correct in your remarks, however, although you are correct you must see the progressives for what they are. Their intention is to distort conversation, society, language, history, speech, freedom, and everything necessary to cause a tyrannical revolution.

It does indeed start with simple things like this.


14 posted on 05/17/2014 10:58:16 AM PDT by First Authority
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To: First Authority

Population 6,269.

The racial makeup of the town (2000 Census) was
99.13% White,
0.16% African American,
0.07% Native American,
0.36% Asian, 0.00%
Pacific Islander,
0.05% from other races,
0.23% from two or more races.
0.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfeboro,_New_Hampshire#Demographics

And yes, the Wiki page has already been editted to include the recent “racial controversy”

Seems the complainers are mostly non-residents.

I predicted, back when it was Cliven Bundy on the Hot Seat, that we will be seeing a “Racist of the Week” highlighted in the media until November.

This is just part of the 2014 Democrat campaign strategy


15 posted on 05/17/2014 11:06:17 AM PDT by digger48
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To: First Authority

TY After thinking about it, I realized my initial comment was vague so I see how you and apparently others misinterpreted it

I think we agree the PC madness needs to stop. Needed to stop ages ago. The priapism over the Michael Sam stuff is just another incredible example, as is any overreaction to the N word. Far too many problems in the ghetto to get worked up over this distraction.

Peace out.


16 posted on 05/17/2014 11:11:26 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Shame on Sam The Sham . . . Michael ScAM)
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To: First Authority

Hey, everyone. Watch this: nigger. faggot. queer. nazi.

Now, watch this: Black people commonly refer to each other as “nigger”. Faggot is/was a British word for cigarette. Queer means odd. And Nazi...well, Hitler’s dead, so there is that.

I would throw the F word in here, but there is no group that I am aware of which is looking for any excuse to play the “Awwww..you hurt my feeelings! You used a word!”

I am sick of people *deciding* what words (which can be found in any dictionary, with their proper definition)we are allowed to use. I would never call someone a nigger, but you damn betcha if I saw a clown on a unicycle riding down the road, drinking a beer, I’d say he was queer.

If anyone has any interest in this discussion, I will be happy to cite the dictionary for you.


17 posted on 05/17/2014 11:15:22 AM PDT by blu
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To: blu

Amen..... using the F word brands you as a liberal.


18 posted on 05/17/2014 11:16:56 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: blu

I live in Wolfeboro and I take my kids to Nolan’s all the time.

When I was growing up, I was taught to respect my elders. I hate the trend for people out in public to say f*** or f***ing without a care as to the presence of ladies or children.

Mr. Copeland will shortly discover the need to spend more time with his family. I regard his offense as the same as if he had called “Obama” a f***ing ass****, and I really don’t think it’s a freedom of speech issue as much as it is a grace and favor issue.

It’s too bad the bad guys are going to win this one, but it can’t be helped.


19 posted on 05/17/2014 11:23:23 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: blu

Czarina of linguistics, Rachel Jentael, has dictated correct and current use of the English language. Not to be offense to you but you ol’ you ‘ol skewl.’ You guilty of retartet speech.

n.i.g.g.a. (wit an A at duh en)
f.a.g.g.u.h (wit uh at duh en)
q.u.e.yay.r. (like what fagguhs do but happay)
n.a.z.a.y. (with fashionable French sounding AY at duh en)

Please NOH8 your thinking to sound like one smart cookie. Dis our time. We in a new skewl. Dis our generation.


20 posted on 05/17/2014 11:37:22 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Jim Noble

“I regard his offense as the same as if he had called “Obama” a f***ing ass****,”

Do you agree that Obama is that? If so, what is the problem of that sentiment? What if it is demonstrable? How about if there is proof that he is a liar? Can we call him so while using adjectives you might disapprove of?

So, what you are saying is that you, some more progressive type, disapproves of course dialog. Am I correct?

Was is right to call the King of England all of those things our patriots did? How about calling Hitler a murderer? How about calling or referring to Islamists who terrorize, terrorists? When is it improper, in the name of freedom, liberty, and the preservation of our sacred constitution to use language to preserve such?


21 posted on 05/17/2014 12:00:24 PM PDT by First Authority
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To: First Authority

I hope people don’t make this guy into some kind of hero.


22 posted on 05/17/2014 12:04:23 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: First Authority

he should just sing it in a rap song.


23 posted on 05/17/2014 12:05:03 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: First Authority

If a Liberal said something similar about President Bush, liberals would have praised them for speaking “Truth to Power.”


24 posted on 05/17/2014 12:08:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I’d get upset about it except the “N” word is one of the most common words heard on Cable TV and in the movies. If its so vile the blacks need to stop calling themselves the “N” word. You don’t hear whites calling themselves “crackas” You don’t hear Jews calling themselves “kikes” etc. etc.


25 posted on 05/17/2014 12:21:49 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: First Authority

Mr. Copeland ought to hold a press conference, to the delight of his detractors who expect the usual groveling.

Then he should just start reading lyrics from the current rappers’ repertoire and then ask, “Where’s the beef?” - and watch liberal heads explode.


26 posted on 05/17/2014 12:25:41 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: First Authority

I don’t regard seniors using the F word in front of children as a conservative position.


27 posted on 05/17/2014 1:18:56 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Jim Noble

“I don’t regard seniors using the F word in front of children as a conservative position.”

So you do not agree with the decorum, right?

Is the sentiment and language constitutional?

If you had a choice between what society (the progressive overreach) agreed was right and freedom, which would you choose? I choose freedom....


28 posted on 05/17/2014 2:47:45 PM PDT by First Authority
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To: First Authority

Thanks for the explanation. Why are people so hot on what anyone says in private-no matter what it is or who it is about, it can’t be substantiated-unless you fall into the trap like that guy did...


29 posted on 05/17/2014 2:49:24 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: blu; All

Six letter word starting with NI—— that describes Obama:

NITWIT

(paraphrased from Ann Coulter’s Mugged): ‘ the N-word is taboo except when used by black rappers and actors; the non-stop use of the epithet could get you a Grammy, Emmy, Oscar,
or NAACP Image Award”. She mentions the movie Pulp Fiction “where the N word is used approximately 5 billion times.”


30 posted on 05/17/2014 8:37:17 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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