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    Default Police officers cleared over 'monkey' and 'banana' remarks to colleagues

    Police officers cleared over 'monkey' and 'banana' remarks to colleagues | UK news | guardian.co.uk

    You have to wonder what you'd have to say to be considered a racist by the judge in this case. It is an appalling judgment.
    Regardless, it is entirely unacceptable for police officers to behave in such an offensive way, and if there is any justice left in Britain they will be sacked anyway.

    The Metropolitan police constables Kevin Hughes, 36, and David Hair, 42, were both found not guilty of a count each of using threatening words or behaviour to cause alarm and distress and one count each of racially aggravated harassment at Westminster magistrates court in London.

    Hughes, of Brentwood, Essex, admitted saying a black man looked like a monkey but said it had nothing to do with his race and he was pointing him out during a discussion about evolution, the court heard.

    He was also accused of saying black people were "more closely related to Neanderthals" but said he did not know what the word meant.

    Hughes said he made the comments because he saw a black man with "elongated arms" and a gait like a monkey while out on patrol with three colleagues in Newham, east London, on 22 February.

    The officer, who allegedly said black people had not evolved and "lived in mud huts in Africa", told the court it was "upsetting" that anyone would think he was racist.

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    'Them Honky Kafirs think they can say what they want'.

    I'm white so is that a racist remark?

    If I was non white would that be a racist remark?

    Black people cannot be racist, says former Ken Livingstone aide - Telegraph
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    Nothing to see here....move along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuque View Post
    Nothing to see here....move along.
    Is this a scientific breakthrough? A voice from the distant past - straight from the mouth of Neanderthal Man.......................................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Boy View Post
    Police officers cleared over 'monkey' and 'banana' remarks to colleagues | UK news | guardian.co.uk

    You have to wonder what you'd have to say to be considered a racist by the judge in this case. It is an appalling judgment.
    Regardless, it is entirely unacceptable for police officers to behave in such an offensive way, and if there is any justice left in Britain they will be sacked anyway.
    Can you sack someone for being stupid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Boy View Post
    Is this a scientific breakthrough? A voice from the distant past - straight from the mouth of Neanderthal Man.......................................
    Can you only call someone a Neanderthal if they are the same race as you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Boy View Post
    Police officers cleared over 'monkey' and 'banana' remarks to colleagues | UK news | guardian.co.uk

    You have to wonder what you'd have to say to be considered a racist by the judge in this case. It is an appalling judgment.
    Regardless, it is entirely unacceptable for police officers to behave in such an offensive way, and if there is any justice left in Britain they will be sacked anyway.
    Hardly any suprise to find malcontents in a body as large as the Police Force. If it wasn't black people, it would be Jews or homosexuals who would attract their ire. Same with the Gardai caught making those "Rape remarks" on tape. Its not simple racism, its more like bullies finding the easiest target.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potatoeman View Post
    Can you sack someone for being stupid?
    If it seriously affects their ability to do their job, then yes of course you can...............................
    Stupid question!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potatoeman View Post
    Can you only call someone a Neanderthal if they are the same race as you?
    This is the internet! I cannot actually see you, or any other poster out there, so how would I, (or you) know what his race is?
    Are all your questions this stupid?

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    Is that the same magistrate who acquitted John Terry?

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