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29 Nov 2012 09:51 AM   |   4911 clicks   |   Telegraph
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Headso     
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29 Nov 2012 09:53 AM
Rapmaster2000    [TotalFark]  
You're always safer going with lemurs.

29 Nov 2012 09:53 AM
I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros     
Just a misunderstanding. He said he thought they were at recess.

29 Nov 2012 09:55 AM
SovietCanuckistan     
That couple shags like a pair of Bonobos.

29 Nov 2012 09:55 AM
Butthurted     
Wait..wut?

Which officer is on trial and for what?

29 Nov 2012 09:56 AM
kumanoki     
Mad Magazine's You Can Never Win With A Bigot suddenly comes to mind.

29 Nov 2012 09:56 AM
KrispyKritter     
always felt Spearchucker Jones was a rather gifted athlete and a graceful individual, overall.

29 Nov 2012 09:57 AM
Satanic_Hamster     
Some people need to learn when to stop talking.

29 Nov 2012 09:58 AM
The Only Sane Man In Florida     
In before stormfronters.

29 Nov 2012 09:58 AM
Bondith     
Did the gentlemen in question actually hear him make the comment? If not, who dobbed him in, his partner?

But Hughes told Westminster Magistrates he had simply remarked on a man's gait and posture while discussing the theory of evolution with PC Costas Dakoutros

"I had engaged with PC Dakoutros, we were discussing about evolution or terms of that kind," he said.


Patrol is that boring, is it?

During the discussion he also said black people were closely related to "chimpanzees and Neanderthals," it is claimed.

When asked if he had used either of the words, he said might have used the former, but did not even know what Neanderthal meant.


"See? I'm too dumb to be racist."

The former personal trainer added the he had "many, many, many" Asian friends, as well as black friends, Irish friends and Australian friends.

*facepalm.gif*

Snark aside, I was inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt until I got to this bit. It might be possible he's just an idiot with a penchant for tasteless jokes and a touch of unexamined Pommy White Man's Burden, rather than being a full-blown actively disciminatory racist.

29 Nov 2012 09:59 AM
Prank Call of Cthulhu     
He was just talking about people who annoy him.

29 Nov 2012 09:59 AM
WhoopAssWayne     
This racist bastard said black people sometimes have a unique gait and described it as best he could? Don't even bother with the arrest, just execute the motherf*cker on the spot. Spreading racist lies like this is worse than the f*cking holocaust. Next thing you know, he'd be publicly criticizing the president and other elected officials and us liberals can't have that kind of unapproved speech floating around.

29 Nov 2012 10:02 AM
Molavian     
Ah, the hue and cry of racism.

29 Nov 2012 10:02 AM
snocone    [TotalFark]  
I am just too freaking lazy to find and post John Cleese doing his neighborhood wail.

/trust me, is gold

29 Nov 2012 10:02 AM
sodomizer     
Everyone is racist. Some admit it. This guy is pushing it too far however. I would expect law enforcement officers to be especially circumspect about the population they protect.

Then again, I wonder why we're sensitive about "monkeys" applied to some groups and not others. We're all descended from the same Simian line, I thought? It might be time to get rid of this taboo, which might in itself remove the stigma.

29 Nov 2012 10:03 AM
Pair-o-Dice     

KrispyKritter: always felt Spearchucker Jones was a rather gifted athlete and a graceful individual, overall.


That reminds me of the Chevy Chase / Richard Pryor skit on SNL.

29 Nov 2012 10:03 AM
snocone    [TotalFark]  

snocone: I am just too freaking lazy to find and post John Cleese doing his neighborhood wail.

/trust me, is gold


walk
i typed walk
i saw walk
wail showed up
filters? what filters?

29 Nov 2012 10:03 AM
SwiftFox     
My nearest black neighbor says black people look like gorillas.
And that white people look like chimpanzees.

Is it racist for him to classify by skin color?

29 Nov 2012 10:04 AM
groppet     
You know in this day and age when a lot of things you do are recorded its best to remember the old saying "Silence is golden" or the newer version of that "STFU!".

29 Nov 2012 10:04 AM
Headso     

sodomizer: Then again, I wonder why we're sensitive about "monkeys" applied to some groups and not others


you really wonder that? you really have no knowledge of American history? ...wow

29 Nov 2012 10:05 AM
Flakeloaf     

Bondith: Did the gentlemen in question actually hear him make the comment? If not, who dobbed him in, his partner?

But Hughes told Westminster Magistrates he had simply remarked on a man's gait and posture while discussing the theory of evolution with PC Costas Dakoutros

"I had engaged with PC Dakoutros, we were discussing about evolution or terms of that kind," he said.

Patrol is that boring, is it?

During the discussion he also said black people were closely related to "chimpanzees and Neanderthals," it is claimed.

When asked if he had used either of the words, he said might have used the former, but did not even know what Neanderthal meant.

"See? I'm too dumb to be racist."

The former personal trainer added the he had "many, many, many" Asian friends, as well as black friends, Irish friends and Australian friends.

*facepalm.gif*

Snark aside, I was inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt until I got to this bit. It might be possible he's just an idiot with a penchant for tasteless jokes and a touch of unexamined Pommy White Man's Burden, rather than being a full-blown actively disciminatory racist.


Well-thought-out discourse? In my Fark?

29 Nov 2012 10:05 AM
Poorboytech2000     
Yup.
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29 Nov 2012 10:06 AM
SwiftFox     

Pair-o-Dice: KrispyKritter: always felt Spearchucker Jones was a rather gifted athlete and a graceful individual, overall.

That reminds me of the Chevy Chase / Richard Pryor skit on SNL.


Reminds me of the movie version of M*A*S*H

29 Nov 2012 10:06 AM
Deep Contact     
Cops, closest thing to a Neanderthal.

29 Nov 2012 10:06 AM
BitwiseShift     
What pre-bacon may look like.

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29 Nov 2012 10:06 AM
Flakeloaf     

Headso: sodomizer: Then again, I wonder why we're sensitive about "monkeys" applied to some groups and not others

you really wonder that? you really have no knowledge of American history? ...wow


Cop in question is not American. Your ball.

SwiftFox: My nearest black neighbor says black people look like gorillas.
And that white people look like chimpanzees.

Is it racist for him to classify by skin color?


In before Robert Mugabe and George W Bush.

29 Nov 2012 10:07 AM
HailRobonia    [TotalFark]  

SwiftFox: My nearest black neighbor says black people look like gorillas.
And that white people look like chimpanzees.

Is it racist for him to classify by skin color?


I'm gibbon him the benefit of the doubt.

29 Nov 2012 10:08 AM
offmymeds     

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Also approves.

29 Nov 2012 10:09 AM
Jesus Burnt My Hotdog     
Anyone walking down the high street in any of England's more football-friendly towns will be met by the sight of these lumbering hulks, all forehead and wrists pointing forward. Colour of skin doesn't even enter into the equation and in fact it's particularly prevalent among the white, Sun-reading working classes. I defy anyone not to make the comparison to a less evolved primate species. I firmly believe that anyone doubting evolution simply needs to take a look at some of these shaved gorillas. They are clearly a step or two behind the rest of us. Their jaws have also not formed sufficiently to enunciate language correctly, there's nary a consonant in sight.

29 Nov 2012 10:10 AM
Prank Call of Cthulhu     
Maybe it was some kind of obscure Cockney rhyming slang. Like you know how monkeys are always dancing around and playing like they're doing a little jig? Maybe "monkey jiggers" is rhyming slang for...um, on second thought, maybe not.

29 Nov 2012 10:10 AM
abhorrent1     
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29 Nov 2012 10:10 AM
Bondith     

Rufus Lee King: Butthurted: Wait..wut?

Which officer is on trial and for what?

This sort of thing will be coming to the United States very soon. Always watch what you say.


The article started talking about one cop from Essex whose last name started with H, and then clumsily segued to another cop from Essex whose last name started with H. It got a bit hard to follow who was insulting which visible minority co-worker.

29 Nov 2012 10:11 AM
Headso     

Flakeloaf: Headso: sodomizer: Then again, I wonder why we're sensitive about "monkeys" applied to some groups and not others

you really wonder that? you really have no knowledge of American history? ...wow

Cop in question is not American. Your ball.


On the topic of balls, they throw banana peels at black athletes in London...Your Serve.

29 Nov 2012 10:11 AM
Onkel Buck    [TotalFark]  
Monday's

29 Nov 2012 10:11 AM
weapon13     

Bondith: Did the gentlemen in question actually hear him make the comment? If not, who dobbed him in, his partner?

But Hughes told Westminster Magistrates he had simply remarked on a man's gait and posture while discussing the theory of evolution with PC Costas Dakoutros

"I had engaged with PC Dakoutros, we were discussing about evolution or terms of that kind," he said.

Patrol is that boring, is it?

During the discussion he also said black people were closely related to "chimpanzees and Neanderthals," it is claimed.

When asked if he had used either of the words, he said might have used the former, but did not even know what Neanderthal meant.

"See? I'm too dumb to be racist."

The former personal trainer added the he had "many, many, many" Asian friends, as well as black friends, Irish friends and Australian friends.

*facepalm.gif*

Snark aside, I was inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt until I got to this bit. It might be possible he's just an idiot with a penchant for tasteless jokes and a touch of unexamined Pommy White Man's Burden, rather than being a full-blown actively disciminatory racist.


When people say that they have many many Asian or black friends as a defence for racism, I find that they usually have none.

I used to have a friend like that. He was a complete idiot and genuinely thought he was making funny jokes.

He came across as more like Alf Garnett.

WhoopAssWayne: This racist bastard said black people sometimes have a unique gait and described it as best he could? Don't even bother with the arrest, just execute the motherf*cker on the spot. Spreading racist lies like this is worse than the f*cking holocaust. Next thing you know, he'd be publicly criticizing the president and other elected officials and us liberals can't have that kind of unapproved speech floating around.


Please read TFA... London UK...

29 Nov 2012 10:12 AM
iheartscotch    [TotalFark]  
Some African Americans DO walk strangely. But, that's just to keep their shoes from flying off; and their pants from falling down.

29 Nov 2012 10:13 AM
HotWingConspiracy     
How come racist people turn in to such mealy-mouthed pussies when they get called on it?

29 Nov 2012 10:14 AM
Odd Bird     
hi guyz, what's going on in this thread?
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29 Nov 2012 10:15 AM
lack of warmth     
At first I was thinking this was a typical story of an American cop busted for being stupid. Only this time it involved England, where rednecks are not known to exist. Mmm, this feels a little different. Almost like other people around the world can be stupid too.

29 Nov 2012 10:16 AM
Bondith     

Flakeloaf: Bondith:
Snark aside, I was inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt until I got to this bit. It might be possible he's just an idiot with a penchant for tasteless jokes and a touch of unexamined Pommy White Man's Burden, rather than being a full-blown actively disciminatory racist.

Well-thought-out discourse? In my Fark?


Sorry, it won't happen again

WHARRRGARBLE Only white people can be racist herp derp pred preh PC thuggery! Pandering to minorities! ELBRAGRRRAHW

/it's backwards because it's coming from the right
//See what I did there? No? Never mind, I'll just be over there

29 Nov 2012 10:16 AM
Rindred     
How is this guy different from any other white officer?

29 Nov 2012 10:16 AM
vudukungfu    [TotalFark]  
So why do they keep chickens in the yard, again?

29 Nov 2012 10:19 AM
Captain Darling     
He sounds like the kind of guy the police force might be better off without, but the fact that this is a criminal trial boggles my mind. Tell the guy to find a new job and take a science class.

29 Nov 2012 10:20 AM
Lt. Cheese Weasel    [TotalFark]  
I wouldn't touch this thread with a ten foot banana.

29 Nov 2012 10:21 AM
8.5 tailed fox     

iheartscotch: Some African Americans DO walk strangely. But, that's just to keep their shoes from flying off; and their pants from falling down.


I thought it had to do with they way their knee grows.

29 Nov 2012 10:22 AM
ChipNASA     
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29 Nov 2012 10:23 AM
AcneVulgaris     
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29 Nov 2012 10:24 AM
Headso     

Lt. Cheese Weasel: I wouldn't touch this thread with a ten foot banana.


damn, I only got a 4 footer...

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29 Nov 2012 10:24 AM
doubled99     
Flakeloaf: Bondith:
Snark aside, I was inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt until I got to this bit. It might be possible he's just an idiot with a penchant for tasteless jokes and a touch of unexamined Pommy White Man's Burden, rather than being a full-blown actively disciminatory racist.

Well-thought-out discourse? In my Fark?



I've used the term "motherfarker" with people before and yet I do not actually think that they had intercourse with mommy.


/but then, Im a racist

29 Nov 2012 10:25 AM
Bender The Offender     

WhoopAssWayne: This racist bastard said black people sometimes have a unique gait and described it as best he could? Don't even bother with the arrest, just execute the motherf*cker on the spot. Spreading racist lies like this is worse than the f*cking holocaust. Next thing you know, he'd be publicly criticizing the president and other elected officials and us liberals can't have that kind of unapproved speech floating around.


England doesn't have a president, you farking idiot.

29 Nov 2012 10:31 AM
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