New Jersey police officer Richard Racine has resigned following the revelation that he believes he does not have to follow the Constitution because Obama. Racine faced off with cameraman Steve Wronko over his right to film inside a public building.
During the men’s argument Racine said that “Obama has decimated the friggin’ Constitution, so I don’t give a damn, ’cause if he doesn’t follow the Constitution, we don’t have to.”
Racine, who had retired from the Franklin, NJ police force in 2006 and was working part time as a special police officer in Helmetta, ended his 36-year career because “I don’t want to give a black eye to law enforcement.” He added that “People are saying some really nasty stuff about cops. I don’t want all officers painted with the same brush.”
Racine’s resignation was accepted by Police Director Robert Manney, who called the comments an “embarrassment.”
“It was just a stupid statement on my part. He got me riled and I said it,” Racine said. “I don’t believe that at all. I’m the most patriotic person in the world. I believe in God, the flag, country, the Constitution.”
“I tried to explain to him that since 9/11 you just can’t walk into a place and take videos,” Racine said on Thursday. “All he kept on doing was saying he had civil rights, and the Constitution, and he didn’t have to give me information. And I kind of like lost my temper.”
Watch Racine’s comments below: