The conservatives are quick to point towards racist teachers and lazy teachers as an example of how our public education system is failing. Ever notice how they don’t the police? It seems like every racist or bigoted cop we hear from always draws conservative defense; well, I eagerly await our trolls to inevitably defend this guy, in their spectacularly dense style. C’mon, don’t let me down.
Detective Bobby Kinch, of the Las Vegas Police force, is still on the force, even after posting pictures on Facebook of him pointing a gun at plates with the face of President Obama along with the message “Let’s just get this over! Race war, Civil, Revolution? Bring it! I’m about as fed up as a man (American, Christian, Heterosexual) can get!”
You poor baby. Would you like a bib to clean up that mess; it looks like you’re drooling on your badge. That happens when you have to breathe through your mouth. And while I’m here, how about some bandages for your hands? Your knuckles look a little raw.
Now, the police have proven that they take threats made online seriously — unless they’re threats made on the other side of the blue wall. Kinch, who defended every word of his bigoted tirade, was merely asked by a superior to delete his posts. Even after his fellow detectives, black and white, took screen shots and continued to press the case, he wouldn’t back down.
It took an African-American lieutenant to put him out to pasture and kick-start an investigation. An investigation that took nearly a year, after which time Detective Kinch was allowed back on the force and could continue investigating cases.
Consequences? What consequences?
He made it very clear that he meant what he said. Even to today, Kinch stands by his comments:
Kinch said he doesn’t feel his comments were a mistake. He does regret not providing proper context, he said.
And to those who assume he’s a racist?
“That’s pretty retarded,” he said.
Kinch allowed that private citizens likely would be fired for writing the same things he did on Facebook.
“If somebody took that out of context, they might,” Kinch said. “I know another thing about life and especially about Metro. People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.”
Apparently, calling for a race war isn’t racist. Well, I’m sure the Aryan Nation is relieved. Or disappointed. I can’t be sure which, but hey — the American Police no longer consider you guys racist. I guess you’re happy?
Oh, but you’ll love this. The Daily Kos, quoting the Las Vegas Sun, noted that in a particularly sick twist, he’s primarily in charge of investigating African-Americans. Because there is a sense of justice in this world, and it’s every bit as racist as white culture.
Just think: the NYPD got their panties in a knot over DeBlasio’s comment about his talk with his biracial son. They were so thin-skinned that the mere suggestion of racism was enough to have them turning there back. Here’s the LVPD who this clown on their force, calling for a race war. About the only good take away from this is that there are also detectives on the LVPD who meet the minimum standards of decency, as they reported him.
h/t Daily Kos
Note: the original post incorrectly identified the current mayor of New York as Bloomberg.