Visitors Now:
Total Visits:
Total Stories:
Profile image
By The Daily Sheeple
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Now:
Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:
Total:

Georgia Deputies Lose Their Jobs After Racist Facebook Posts – Admittedly Targeting Black Motorists

Thursday, October 6, 2016 10:47
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

(Before It's News)

police-youre-fired_

“I have a dream. That one day my people will not act like animals,” said Brant Gaither, a McIntosh County Sheriff’s deputy, in a recent facebook post that resulted in his termination on July 25.

“Lol. That’ll never happen,” replied Jeremy Owens, an officer from Darien, who quit the day following Gaither’s termination.

Both officers served on the department’s special traffic unit patrolling I-95 in South Georgia. An internal affairs investigation unveiled racist and sexist messages sent via Facebook messaging, including an apparent effort on behalf of both officers to target black motorists.

“It’s supposed to rain tomorrow. Might not get too many niggs,” Owens wrote in one of the messages.

“I hope we get a few but (expletive) if we don’t,” Gaither replied.

The officers are claiming these comments are just “jokes,” but Sheriff Stephen D. Jessup is not laughing. Jessup said the posts made  him “want to throw up.”

“There is no joke about something like that. Period,” Sheriff Jessup said. “It’s total racism.”

Sarah Geraghty, the Southern Center for Human Rights’ managing attorney for impact litigation, said that the firm is preparing a request for the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate. She does not think that this is an isolated incident.

“This case goes deeper than two officers caught using racist language on their personal social media pages,” Geraghty said. “The messages reference an explicit intent by these law enforcement officials to ‘get’ black motorists. Our investigation to date suggests that this may be the tip of the iceberg.”

Delivered by The Daily Sheeple

We encourage you to share and republish our reports, analyses, breaking news and videos (Click for details).


Contributed by Ryan Banister of The Daily Sheeple.

Report abuse

Comments

Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories

Register

Newsletter

Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.