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Policewoman Punished For IA Fair Remarks

From the Des Moines Register:

Police spokeswoman moved after remarks on fairgrounds fights

By DANIEL P. FINNEY • September 3, 2010

Des Moines Police Chief Judy Bradshaw reassigned her department’s spokeswoman Thursday, two weeks after Sgt. Lori Lavorato said it was "very possible" fights near the Iowa State Fairgrounds had racial overtones.

The move came as a part of a series of police command assignment changes announced to officers by e-mail Thursday, the details of which have not been made public.

Bradshaw, who could not be reached for comment Thursday, raised concerns about statements Lavorato made after a series of fights outside the fairgrounds last month.

A supplemental report about the Aug. 20 incident filed by Sgt. Dave Murillo said, "On-duty officers at the fairgrounds advise there was a group of 30 to 40 individuals roaming the fairgrounds openly calling it ‘beat whitey night.’ "

While answering questions from the news media three days later, Lavorato said, "It’s all under investigation, but it’s very possible it has racial overtones."

What an outrageous thing to say — in Eric Holder and Barack Obama’s America.

Police commanders later said they found no credible evidence the fights were racially motivated.

"I had some real concerns with us making that leap and making a remark like that publicly," Bradshaw told The Des Moines Register in an Aug. 26 interview. "That’s a huge statement that, quite frankly, can provoke emotions on both sides of the issue.

"People are very sensitive to remarks like that, so I had some real grave concerns about us stepping out and I wanted to make certain that we were right to message the State Fair events that way." …

Lavorato, 36, a police public information officer since May 2009, will work in the department’s traffic unit

Well, it doesn’t sound like it is a promotion.

So now you can’t even speak the obvious truth in Iowa.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, September 3rd, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

10 Responses to “Policewoman Punished For IA Fair Remarks”

  1. American Mom says:

    Gee it almost sounds like the non news coverage of the Rev. Al and the black panthers saying all “whites” should be in coffins. so when will Americans who are NONE OF US PURE ANYTHING, who realize that we are all mixed together and are all one, going to STAND UP PEACEFULLY AGAINST THIS KIND OF HATE FROM THE KING PROGRESSIVE PRES. OBAMA and his elite, far left soldiers of hate? come now folks if you love God, if you love America, if you love your family realize that if these bully thugs are allowed to go unchallenged(which the media is doing) we the people are all in danger. Let your peaceful voice and actions stand against HATE AND RACE CARD THROWING HATERS. make a commitment to find 10 conservative friends and bring them to vote in Nov. Also make a commitment to work to get TERM LIMITS on the 2012 ballot so the PEOPLE can vote yes or no. Freedom is not free, our soldiers have known that , it is time to remember that as citizens. Never be afraid to stand against the bully, thugs, the elite snobs who are running the bully groups and we as a nation can be great again!

    • Liberals Make Great Speedbumps says:

      Those are fine sentiments American Mom but I believe a Concealed Carry Permit & practice will prove to be the correct tool for where this is all leading unfortunately.

  2. beautyofreason says:

    Beat. Whitey. Night.

    ” no credible evidence the fights were racially motivated.”

    I’m still waiting for the warm, post-racial society we are supposed to have now that the Democrats are at the helm.

  3. confucius says:

    A 2005 news article from The Washington Post:

    Deejay’s Appeal: ‘Kill The Whiteness Inside’

    by Michelle Garcia
    August 26, 2005

    NEW YORK — The dance floor throbs to the rapid thump-thump of the hip-hop beat. The deejay, Tha Pumpsta, leans against his booth, and a woman slides up from behind, grabs his narrow hips and rubs hard.

    Tha Pumpsta hops onto the crowded dance floor of guys in big T-shirts dangling from slight frames and ladies in short skirts and tasseled boots.

    “Kill whitey!” yells Tha Pumpsta into the microphone as he bounces to the beat. “What . . . gonna . . . do dance . . .” he raps to the beat. “Kill whitey!”

    The kid by the bar busts out with a break-dancing move. Women drop their booties and the guys slide in close. Tha Pumpsta struts around in an all-white outfit from his headband to his high tops, shouting it again: “Kill whitey!”

    Tha Pumpsta, who happens be white, has built a following in the past few years by staging monthly “Kill Whitie” parties in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, for large groups of white hipsters. His proclaimed goal, in between spinning booty-bass, Miami-style frenetically danceable hip-hop records that are low on lyrical depth and high on raunchiness, is to “kill the whiteness inside.”

    What that means, precisely, is debatable, but it has something to do with young white hipsters believing they can shed white privilege by parodying the black hip-hop life. In this way, they hope to escape their uptight conditioning and get in touch with the looser soul within them.

    “I’m trying to kill the whiteness inside,” Parker added, although his blue eyes, milk-white skin and blond hair might suggest he has some work ahead of him. …


    The link has a picture of Tha Pumpsta working a Kill Whitie party.

  4. American Mom says:

    Thanks for the information about the “Kill Whitie party” however the group according to the policewoman were African American, and you can see the broadcast of the MLK rally held by Rev. Sharpton and the Black panthers broadcast from C-span. You can listen to the Black panthers in their own words and make up your own mind. I would also ask you to decide why after these HATEFUL words of violence from the black panthers did ANYONE not say it was wrong? We as a nation are made of many people and religions, most sane caring Americans realize NO ONE IS A PURE ANYTHING and that we all must work together as Americans to save our nation which is under attack by the far left PROGRESSIVES who hate America. The elite King Progressive Pres. Obama has no problem with the “divide and conquer” race card throwing strategy. He has openly used it over and over to make sure that the working class fight among themselves so the privileged elite continue to rule. The choice is yours as an American you can decide are you willing to PEACEFULLY STAND and use your peaceful actions and voice to stop the hate and restore honor or lose our nation?

    • confucius says:

      Hello American Mom.

      I posted the article because it illustrated several things:

      (1) The skin color of the perpetrator and victim don’t define racism. Thoughts and actions do. Consequently, racism can mean white-on-white, black-on-white and black-on-black hate. (I would include whatever-on-yellow hate but enough about Glenn Beck.)

      (2) These Beat/Kill Whitey events have been going on for sometime.

      (3) Tha Pumpsta and Casady are prime illustrations of a younger generation gone bad. I have to wonder what their parents are like and what their children will be like.

      (4) Casady made an absolute jacka** of herself by stating how she prefers these parties because they’re a “safer” environment to be a racist. Who knew location mattered? And isn’t her statement inherently racist?

      (5) Perverting Martin Luther King’s message goes beyond the black community.

      On another note, I would like to explore your last sentence. Can someone stop someone else’s hate? And if so, how?

      I am of the thinking that hate will be as ever present as love. I am also of the thinking that hate, like love, comes from within and can only change from within. This would explain why all the marches, protests, censures and forced apologies of the last several decades haven’t work. It would also explain what I perceive to be the unleashing of several decades of festering anger.

      I would rather the racists keep their hatred to themselves and above all, not mess around with public policy.

    • tranquil.night says:

      AM you are correct to identify these people’s hate as their driving force; perhaps we can bring you up to speed a little on why nobody outside of our public Conservative coalition is alarmed by or will even talk about these occurences:

      – We’re in the middle of a war of philosophies. The offenders in these situations have innumerable ideological allies in the media all the way up to the highest eschelons of power in government and justice. Criminal behavior is shielded on their side – they’re essentially playing by their own rules which amount to us as no rules. We, on the other hand, only stand a chance at stopping them IF we don’t succumb to their level, hold to our values and principles, and instead patiently and logically document and explain what is happening in this country as a result of their philosophy. As you said – we’re standing peacefully in dissent.

      – THE central narrative battle between the two sides right now is over this desperate charge that we are the ideology of bigotry. It’s the last flail of a drowning political coalition, but nevertheless it’s one that has been pounded so hard into the public discourse over the past decade – and especially since the arrival of the tea party – that disarming the notion has been an uphill march through constant roadblocks of false accusations of racist acts.

      They are the true racists. In fact, race is such a part of some of these peoples’ identities that it encapsulates much, much more than just their skin color. That is how we arrive to today where people want to ‘Kill the Whiteness’ within. They aren’t saying they want to go paint themselves with blackface in rebellion to their lighter pigmentation:

      – Reject the moral rules and laws of Western Society.
      – Reject capitalism, individuality.
      – Reject your (personal) desire/greed, embrace the good of the collective/state.
      – Reject logic/progress, embrace impulse/sameness.

      It’s like they want to keep forcing the movie Avatar down kids throats over and over again and everywhere. They want them to make a choice: Live like the resource pillaging corporate military murderers? Or live like the naturalist tree-dwelling animal-loving smurfs?

      Where are the parents to explain to their kids that life simply doesn’t come down to this stupid idea but is in fact much greater? Well, most of them are more brain-dead to it all than the kids are, if they’re even in the kids’ lives anymore.

      To illustrate it by comparison, Islamists use the same tactic. They disguise an intolerant and destructive political, economic, and social governing system behind the shield of a religious system. If you reject any of the inhumanity of their governance then you get charged as a bigot, just as calling out the Black Panthers for intimidating voters and the Obama Justice Dept for not prosecuting it will get you called a racist. Curious how they all use the same tactics of deception, isn’t it? Knowing is 40% of the battle, and when we stand strong together, we never lose!

  5. American Mom says:

    They looked for information from victims of the attacks that suggested motives, Bradshaw said.:

    “What we didn’t find were remarks in the reports threatening victims based on their race,” she said. “We could see that the victims were white. And we could see that the offenders were African-American, but we could not see what provoked or caused the assaults.

    “Without that, we were not in a position as a police organization to leap to that conclusion without the victims telling us that, and they weren’t in the initial reports. My concern is that we were calling it something beyond what it was.”

    • Liberals Demise says:

      It isn’t a “Hate Crime” if you are any other color than white.
      P.C. police hard not working or doing their job.

  6. proreason says:

    Gee, I thought our speech code was thoroughly understood by everybody.

    Holder should investigate the entire police department for civil rights violations.

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