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‘N*ggers Gotta Learn How To Read’ Email Prompts PA Police Chief’s Resignation
It seems that Farrell, Pennsylvania Police Chief Thomas Burke just had the shortest lived career in the spot as the town’s top cop ever. One of Burke’s first projects in his new position was to promote fundraising for a book drive. In an email asking for money,Burke said:
“Them [Town of] Sharon n*ggers gotta learn how to read.”
Even beyond that, he admitted to using the racial slur on a regular basis, and didn’t seem to think that there is anything wrong with that. Well, Burke’s racism has landed him in the unemployment line. The racist email made national headlines, and Burke submitted his resignation from his post as chief before he had even been sworn in for a week. The offensive email reached roughly 40 people who are connected to schools and reading program in the small town of Sharon, Pennsylvania.
Originally, Farrell’s Mayor Olive McKeithan defended Burke, insisting that the remark was not a testament to his character. After the backlash resulting from that, McKeithan requested that Burke resign, saying of a meeting that occurred after the controversy broke:
“I asked him if he would step down because I thought it would be best for the community. He said ‘yes.’”
Of course it would be best for the community to not have a racist police chief at the helm, Mayor McKeithan. That should have been your immediate response anyway. You shouldn’t have to have public pressure to make a decision that really should be common sense. Perhaps your capabilities as mayor should be examined while we’re at it.
Farrell City Manager Michael Ceci slammed the remarks made by Burke in the email, and said that they got rid of Burke before he ever even had the chance to start his new job:
“He wasn’t set to be on the job until Dec. 1, so we allowed him to resign before he actually was on the job.”
“(I)f somebody were to ask if we had discovered this e-mail during the interviewing process would we have hired him, the answer would be no.”
“When dealing with the public sector people should expect more from us. There is no place in government on any level for this.”
Of course, there is no place in government or any other part of civilized society for this kind of racism. Hopefully, this ends Thomas Burke’s career in law enforcement, be it in the Town of Sharon, in Farrell, or anywhere else. He has absolutely no business being in any position of authority whatsoever.
Watch a video news report on this continuing story below, via Raw Story:
NOTE: What’s changed is not the number of such racial incidents, they occur on a daily basis all across the country. What’s changed is that some of us are sick and tired of this kind of racial bullshit being “OKAY.” Sure, we know that there is that segment of the American population who believes that Blacks, Latinos, Asians, and all those other ethnic genealogical inferiors are destroying America, but, you know, we’re tired of all this racist shit. Bring on the YouTube videos. Bring on the cell phone videos. Bring on the dash-cam and body cam videos so that we all can see just how all this racist crap actually works every single fucking day.
Now it’s time to call out those bigoted cowards who call themselves Republican candidates for the Office of the President of the United States of America. There’s not a single one of them who shouldn’t be jailed for their divisive, hate-filled, bigoted rhetoric that so pleases their Right Wing, Tea Party, Dumb-as-Nails Base.