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Police Commissioner asked to quit over Obama slur

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  1. Vitalogy

    More than 100 residents packed a Police Commission meeting Thursday to demand the resignation of Copeland, 82.

    About 20 black people live in Wolfeboro, a town of 6,300 in central New Hampshire, a state that's 94 percent white and 1 percent black. None of the police department's 12 full-time officers is black or a member of another minority.

    A resident said she overheard Copeland use a slur a restaurant in March and wrote to the town manager. Copeland, in an email to her, acknowledged using the slur in referring to the president and said he will not apologize.

    "I believe I did use the 'N' word in reference to the current occupant of the Whitehouse," Copeland said in an email to his fellow police commissioners. "For this, I do not apologize - he meets and exceeds my criteria for such."

    It's downright scary that someone like this has a badge.

    Posted on May 16, 2014 - 12:49 PM #
  2. mike_kolb

    So this Copeland guy is 82? and Donald Sterling's 80? What's with these old farts and the racial attitudes? I guess the saving grace is they've got one foot in the grave and another on the proverbial banana peel. Good.

    Posted on May 16, 2014 - 02:23 PM #
  3. Vitalogy

    "What's with these old farts and the racial attitudes?"

    Think about it. These 80 year old bigots were young when blacks were looked at as second class citizens. It's all they know.

    The good news is, these lame old guys are one step to the grave.

    Posted on May 16, 2014 - 06:46 PM #
  4. skeptical

    They're old enough to have been standing next to a lynching -- smiling for the camera.

    Sterling may have dementia. I don't know about the cop, but he needs to have his has carry permit turned in.

    Posted on May 16, 2014 - 11:30 PM #
  5. Brianl

    If you watched any of Sterling's interview with Anderson Cooper, it is pretty clear that he has some dementia going on.

    Posted on May 17, 2014 - 03:58 AM #
  6. Valerie ring

    Plus those bags under Sterling's eyes are deep enough to plant corn. 8)

    Posted on May 17, 2014 - 02:50 PM #
  7. NoParty

    Are these men typical RepubliCONs? Are they the face of the GOP? Seems like it....

    Posted on May 18, 2014 - 11:46 AM #
  8. Amus

    Posted on May 18, 2014 - 11:48 AM #
  9. mike_kolb

    (AP) "A town police commissioner has resigned after he admitted using a racial slur to describe President Barack Obama, an official said Monday."

    Robert Copeland, 82, resigned Sunday night from the post to which he was re-elected in March, Board of Selectmen Chair Linda Murray said, putting to rest a controversy that drew national attention and sparked impassioned debate in this resort town of 6,300 on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee.

    "The town is pleased," Murray said Monday. "This gives us the opportunity to move on. We are a very accepting community that really takes care of each other."

    Copeland has not returned several calls seeking comment.

    Posted on May 19, 2014 - 11:15 AM #
  10. Vitalogy

    Good riddance.

    Posted on May 19, 2014 - 11:39 AM #