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Old 11-08-2018, 09:57 PM
 
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Did he possibly think there would be a good outcome? I knew immediately he was getting fired. He will never work in a professional job in the south again.
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:32 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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I had to laugh:
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He gets caught in a lot of trouble." The neighbor is referring to an incident years ago when Hickey resigned from the Memphis Police Department. He was caught in a car with a 17-year-old girl and alcohol.
"He just gets caught in all the wrong situations," the neighbor said.
Yeah. That's a 'wrong situation', alright.
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Old 11-09-2018, 03:23 AM
 
Location: 78745
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I wonder why he chose to wear that t shirt to vote? Was he making a statement? I don't believe it was an oversight. I think he knew exactly what he was doing. It's his way of letting a large portion of his constituency to see him and that he has their back. Unless he's just downright stupid or looking for trouble, he should have known better as a public official, than to wear a t shirt with a Confederate flag with a noose going down the center of the flag when he goes to vote in the Deep South and think nobody will notice it or give it a 2nd thought.

I think what probably happened, he forgot to take into consideration the fact that almost everybody has a camera on their phone now-a-days, and sure enough, somebody snapped his picture and now he and his family could possibly have to go into hiding for his own personal safety and the safety of his family.

What that man says and does and the words and symbols he puts on his t shirt for public consumption says way more about him and the type of person he is than it says about the groups of people he so passionately dislikes that he wants to turn other folks against those groups of people, as well.
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Old 11-09-2018, 07:44 AM
 
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It's his way of letting a large portion of his constituency to see him and that he has their back. Unless he's just downright stupid or looking for trouble, he should have known better as a public official, than to wear a t shirt with a Confederate flag with a noose going down the center of the flag when he goes to vote in the Deep South and think nobody will notice it or give it a 2nd thought.
He's an employee at a hospital.... where did you get he is a public official? Just having a job now makes you a public official?
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Mississippi
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I had to laugh:

Yeah. That's a 'wrong situation', alright.
You can't get caught in the wrong situations if you aren't in the wrong situations.
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Old 11-10-2018, 07:46 PM
 
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except when it go's contrary what you believe .
Isn't that the way the world works! White, Hispanic or Asian guys could have delivered the beat down too.

Up into the 80s, society did a decent job a policing itself, do something stupid, people would call you out. Family, friends and community kept their own inline, someone should have told him, "idiot, don't wear that in public."

The real victims here are his family (if he has one), he just gave up a $60k or $70k job and will never work in a professional job in the south (or likely anywhere else) again.

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Old 11-10-2018, 08:09 PM
 
Location: 78745
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He's an employee at a hospital.... where did you get he is a public official? Just having a job now makes you a public official?
You're right. I seen DA in the thread title and I thought he must be a "district attorney". My mistake. I misunderstood. Sorry about that.

Regardless, he works at a hospital and should have known better than to wear a racist shirt to vote and expect nobody to say anything. I wouldn't want him near anybody in my family who was sick and in the hospital where he works. He's obviously about 2 beers short of a 6 pack, in other words, he ain't all there. He shouldn't be in a job that requires him to deal with the general public, even if the job is sacking groceries.
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest & NYC Central Park South
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Are you guys sure he didn't mean it as an ANTI-racist protest against the State Flag and the history behind it? It wouldn't be the first time that anti-racist virtue-signaling backfired against someone like that.
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:57 PM
 
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Are you guys sure he didn't mean it as an ANTI-racist protest against the State Flag and the history behind it? It wouldn't be the first time that anti-racist virtue-signaling backfired against someone like that.

GG good angle, I didn't think about that. It's a stretch, but possible. At any rate, he should probably play it that way now. He needs to hire you as his PR person.
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Old 11-11-2018, 10:48 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Are you guys sure he didn't mean it as an ANTI-racist protest against the State Flag and the history behind it? It wouldn't be the first time that anti-racist virtue-signaling backfired against someone like that.
If he hadn't been fired as a cop and caught with a 17 year old in a hot tub, that point may be under consideration.
If forced to brand this guy as either a dumb-ass or an irony-based protestor who is too sophisticated for most observers, I'm going with the former.
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