Here’s a shining example of Scalia’s “New Professionalism” in action: the Cleveland Scene reports that Aaron McNamara, an auxiliary officer with the Fairview Park Police Department, has been forced to resign as a result of making racist remarks in YouTube videos.
And by “racist remarks,” I mean calling African-Americans and Black Americans “jungle monkeys” and being pro-slavery.
McNamara put in his resignation on December 20 after the videos surfaced. On one video entitled “Hood fight,” McNamara made the observation that “Abolishing slavery was the worst thing we could have done. These people should be exterminated.. Unbelievable.”
In another video, called “State park fight,” McNamara said that “I wish I could go back to their age and beat the living sh*t out of that n***er with the tapout shirt.”
Initially, he denied making the statements, telling the Cleveland Scene that “I’m not the only Aaron McNamara in the world.” He then closed down his social media accounts.
He was sworn in with the Fairview Park Police Department in June, and was hoping to pick up a full-time position once he graduated college. Shame that’s not happening, huh? That’s okay; McNamara has a bright future with Fox News as a legal consultant.
Erich Upperman, the police chief of Fairview Park, released a statement saying that the city “does not tolerate this type of conduct from any person working or volunteering for this city.”
The real kicker is this, though; Erich noted that McNamara never displayed any signs of prejudice during his time with the agency, and nothing negative showed up in his background. What that means, then, is that McNamara can be any white person.
In his resignation letter, McNamara states that, “I am ashamed of myself for making those particular remarks, and I am extremely regretful of it. if there was any way possible I could retract those statements, I would be glad to do so.”
After the fact, maybe. But in the meantime, the damage is done. Let this be a lesson: keep your antisocial opinions to yourself if you don’t want them coming back to bite you. You can’t get much stupider than to air them out on YouTube.
Watch the video below, courtesy of ABC5: