Drunk NYPD cop shouted racial slurs at family after breaking into their home thinking it was his AirBnB

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/08/14/drunk-nypd-cop-shouted-racial.html

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allegedly breaking into a Nashville home and drunkenly terrorizing its occupants, threatening youngsters and shouting racial slurs

A mistake anyone could make.

In Tennessee, this is considered by many an acceptably standard greeting.

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White newscaster Danielle Leigh: “…one of those mistakes…”

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Remember when people were held accountable for the crimes they commit while intoxicated? Well that’s still the case, unless you’re a white off duty cop.

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“I apologize for breaking into these folks’ house and denigrating them with vile racial slurs. Those slurs were intended for the owners of the AirBNB rental but I was simply in the wrong house.”

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Charges have yet to be filed but a Nashville police spokesperson said the officer could face misdemeanor charges for aggravated trespassing.

Call me crazy, but I’m willing to bet that a black dude who isn’t a cop would get more than “maybe, possibly, a misdemeanor charge” if he broke into a white guy’s house in Nashville and threatened him. Well, besides “dead”, I mean.

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Talk about your off the cuff excuses. What? did he spend a whole second coming up with that one?

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Well. he was drunk…see…so that makes it ok. We all know that being drunk changes your entire personality. Its like you become a Bizzarro version of yourself! /s

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I mean, who hasn’t gotten drunk, broken into somebody’s house, threatened them and yelled obscenities??

It’s just one of those things, amirite? Like finding extra cash in one’s wallet after a bust, or helping a black dude up after he falls down the stairs at the station; it’s too difficult for him to do it himself with all those shackles on!

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New York’s finest, asshole.

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But of course he had ‘buzzed blonde hair and blue eyes’. Quintessential stupid white people going off.

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Apropos of Tennessee greetings; I believe that it’s a stand-your-ground jurisdiction.

I’m…just guessing…that team Law And Order would not have been turning out to celebrate the result, Because Colorblind Reasons; but our ‘gentleman’ is pretty lucky that the response to

“Try to shoot me, I’ll break every bone in your F****** neck. You F****** N******.”

was not “Challenge accepted.”

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Cut him some slack. It’s not like working for the NYPD gives you a lot of practice with needing excuses for your abusive conduct; so he’s probably quite unfamiliar with the process.

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The invadees probably knew that the fate of black people shooting a white man, esp a white cop, is generally not good. Drunk, invaded our home, shouted racist threats. Reverse the races, and it is a classic “stand your ground” case. In this case, no. Just no.

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i’m surprised he didn’t claim that sacha baron cohen tricked him into doing and saying those things.

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Whew, for a minute I thought it was just me. Me and Officer Friendly here.

He iced the cake with the racial slurs, though. That was the lagniappe on his drunken berzerk.

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a classic example of why STR Type 2 rentals in a R-1B-zoned neighborhood are a bad idea.

i wonder if the property owner lost the license for this property. what i hear from the business people turning residential neighborhoods into commercial areas is that str type 2 properties are much more highly regulated and all it takes is a complaint or two for the now-rezoned property to be derezoned.

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In Texas it would be a castle doctrine defense. I imagine Tennessee has something similar. (Edit: wikipedia is silent on Tennessee.) Just remember to drag the bloody corpse inside.

What ever happened to just getting drunk and leaving an ex sobbing voice mails while eating a tub of ice cream?

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This piece of shit hasn’t even been taken off duty.



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