Racist police e-mails in Louisiana, USA


This video from Louisiana in the USA says about itself:

Northshore civil rights group calls for resignation of St. Tammany Parish sheriff

4 June 2014

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain refuses to step down amid controversy surrounding racially-charged emails.

By David Lohr in the USA:

The 13 Racist Police E-mails You Didn’t Read

Posted: 04/09/2015 11:22 am EDT Updated: 04/09/2015 11:59 am EDT

The release of racist and offensive emails by city officials in Ferguson, Missouri, touched off a firestorm of criticism across the country this week, with swift moral outrage and demands for immediate change.

It is the type of progressive change that was missing this time last year, when it was revealed that a similar series of emails were allegedly sent and received by white detectives at a Louisiana sheriff’s office.

Similarly to Ferguson, the racially charged emails depicted black men as animals, likened President Barrack Obama to a monkey and referred to African Americans as the “entitlement crowd.”

It seems like every day there’s a new battle being fought over discrimination in the U.S. There was the Ellen Pao trial and its claims of sexual bias at Silicon Valley’s leading venture capital firm, the continuing revelations of endemic racial discrimination in Ferguson, Missouri, and the so-called religious freedom law in Indiana that many believe is a thinly veiled cover for anti-gay discrimination. If racial and gender discrimination were purely matters of fairness, ending them would still be a worthy cause. But there is another reason to combat discrimination — it boosts the economy: here.

‘It’s Racist As Hell’: Inside St. Louis County’s Predatory Night Courts: here.

Reforming Ferguson-style “debtors’ prisons” here in Washington State: here.

CHICAGO TO PAY REPARATIONS TO TORTURE VICTIMS “Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday that the city has reached an agreement to provide a sweeping package of reparations to victims of a notorious Chicago police commander who for decades ran a torture ring against suspects. Police officers under former Chicago police commander Jon Burge used electrical shock, burning and mock executions to elicit confessions from suspects, mostly African-American, from the early 1970s through the early 1990s.” [USA Today]

For Jewish daily The Forward in the USA, 9 August 2018:

Two employees of the sheriff’s office of Spalding County, Georgia have been fired after an anti-fascist group exposed their neo-Nazi and racist beliefs, Newsweek reported.

Howard Costner and Jesse Jones were fired after online comments made by the two expressing far-right views came to light. “I view racism as normal,” Costner commented on YouTube. “Just read the definition of racism and it’s not a bad thing,” he added.

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