Camden County Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Palmer has been suspended after a racially-charged photograph of him at a Halloween party circulated around social media.
In the photograph, Deputy D**chebag appears complete with blackface, in a prison jumpsuit and a cute little “not racist” hat. The photograph, according to the Florida Times-Union, was from a private Halloween costume party in Camden County.
The photograph outraged the community. Barbara King, a local resident, says that the photograph tells the neighborhood “I don’t give a rap about the blacks. They are nothing but a joke to us.”
The Sheriff quickly got involved in the situation, and suspended Palmer without pay until he completes sensitivity training.
Sheriff Jim Proctor claims that nothing in Palmer’s service history shows racial bias, citing a statistic unreliable in making that determination: that Palmer had filed charges against 356 whites and 187 blacks since 2003. He says that Palmer is not a racist, and was wearing the costume because he thought it was funny.
Of course, if we look at the demographics of Camden County, we see that it is over 75% white, and 20% black. Since over 34% of Proctor’s cited charges have been African Americans, the Sheriff may be mistaken in his claims that Palmer does not allow racial bias to affect his judgment.
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