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Racist Cop Calls ‘Abolishing Slavery The Worst Thing We Could Have Done’

Posted by on Dec. 20, 2014 at 1:03 PM
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DECEMBER 19, 2014 10:41 PM

I’m not sure what it is about law enforcement that attracts racists and I’m in no way implying that all police officers are racist (more on that in a bit), but the profession does seem to have more than its fair share and some of them, like Aaron McNamara in Fairview Park, Ohio, would be right at home at a local Klan meeting.

To be fair, McNamara isn’t yet a full-fledged police officer and he was fired from his job as an auxiliary officer right after his racist remarks surfaced, but that doesn’t end the problem. He still aspires to be a cop. In fact, he wants to be a federal agent of some sort.

Clevescene has a pretty comprehensive collection of McNamara’s quotes and his postings on YouTube and other social media sites (which have since been pulled).

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On the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was holding a toy gun when he was shot by a Cleveland police officer, McNamara says that Rice’s parents should be the ones charged for murder:

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Yes, McNamara is young. He’s only 20. He’s not an official cop, but racism truly is rampant among cops. Ohio, specifically, seems to have a serious problem with trigger-happy cops and the culture in Ohio’s police departments take people like McNamara and nurture his racism instead of nip it in the bud.

Ohio’s Attorney General, Mike DeWine, is addressing some of the issues with a training advisory group, but there are a lot of preconceptions that need to be addressed.

This video uncovered by Liberal America talks about how cops react to every day situations.

In one, they are asked what they think when they see a young black man driving a very nice car. Almost without exception, the police think the man is a drug dealer. When asked the same of a young white man, they think he’s a kid of privilege.

The police don’t particularly like either stereotype, but they are unlikely to hassle a young, presumably rich, white male because they are afraid of potentially powerful parents.

Here’s the video:

Now, as to why racist people might be attracted to law enforcement? The answer might be too easy. Being a member of law enforcement is just about the only way to take your anger out on minorities with few consequences.

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