An Indiana judge will rule soon on whether to release five cassette tapes of secretly recorded conversations between South Bend police officers that led to the 2012 demotion of Police Chief Darryl Boykins, the city’s first ever black police chief.
Hold me David!
Pete Buttigieg’s meteoric rise as a presidential candidate is putting a spotlight on his years as mayor of South Bend, Ind., including his demotion of an African-American police chief.
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He's going down.
Found on Google from giphy.com
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Oh Chris hold me
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I was hoping for a filthy sex tape but this is even better. The "perfect gay" is a little o'l racist. LMAO!
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But was it racism, or were there legitimate reasons for demoting the Police Chief based on his job performance?
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It's racism. It's over for Pete. Find a new deity to worship, boys!
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Well, R5, it sure as fuck won't be ancient, cranky and ineffective Bernie, creepy Uncle Joe or schoolmarm Warren...
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The kremlin is hard at work. Divide and conquer.
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Did any of you even read it? The incident happened before he was even Mayor. Buttigieg had nothing to do with the original incident, he's being pressured to release the tapes before a judge gives the okay.
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You fucked up again, Vlad!
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R7 that’s exactly right. That’s all they want is for us to fight each other.
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"In a court filing, Boykins argued that Buttigieg had used the taping scandal as an excuse to get rid of him. Boykins said that since Buttigieg had been elected, the top three ranking African-American officials in the city had retired, been forced out or demoted. The men who replaced them, Boykins said, were white.
“The Mayor seized the ‘tape scandal’ to make a clean sweep of the heretofore African American leadership in South Bend,” Boykins’s tort claim says."
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With the Criminal In Chief in the WH, it's high hilarity that you fruit loops think this will change anything.
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R8 Who cares when it took place? The Kavanaugh circus showed we can go all the way back to high school to find shit. Likewise with Mitt Romney and the equally fake story about him cutting the hair of a gay boy.
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[quote] The Kavanaugh circus showed we can go all the way back to high school to find shit.
Yeah, that dirt they dug up on Kavanaugh really derailed his...oh wait.
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Pete is the establishment's last chance at stopping Bernie. They won't let him go down without a fight.
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R14 At least this time we have recordings which is more than a bad actress sipping coke and talking in a squeaky AOC voice.
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Even worse! I hear he is an elitist windsurfer...nothing like our man of the people Trump.
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R16 They're not tapes of Pete. The controversy is about the actions he did or didn't take in response to them.
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[quote]Pete is the establishment's last chance at stopping Bernie.
Pete is part of 'the establishment'?
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SJW will do the Republicans work for them.
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[quote] SJW will do the Republicans work for them.
Oh for fuck's sake. This isn't from anyone on the Left...and neither are you with that ridiculous bullshit term, SJW.
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Gee, maybe we HAVE come far if the troll farms are going in the racist direction instead of, you know, fudgepacker extraordinaire.
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I googled a bit after reading the story OP posted. It’s fairly convoluted due to a lot of conflicting stories and advice new Mayor Pete received. From what I gathered, this investigation was ongoing yet no one in the police dept thought to tell Mayor Pete. He only found out from the FBI. Supposedly, the one who informed him made it seem the city was liable as the recordings were illegal. So chief asked to resign, he does willingly, then his lawyer tells him it wasn’t illegal, so he wants his job back. Meanwhile, Mayor Pete is now told it may not have been illegal, so chief is demoted but returns to police. The racist cops who were fired also sue claiming the recordings were illegal. Looks like there’s conflicting legal opinion over whether even in a one party consent state, an employer can record employee telephone calls without the employees at least being informed all calls are subject to being recorders or monitored. See? Convoluted.
Anyway it appears the city or state attorney counsels the city to settle all the suits arising from these recodings, which Mayor Pete does. But because the question still remains about whether the recordings were legal - and if not, would these tapes open the city to further liability - Mayor Pete says he wants a judge to rule on the legality of the recordings before they’re released.
Something else to consider, if the cops were talking smack about the black police chief and using racist language, even plotting to remove him with the new mayor (Pete), I’m betting they weren’t using polite language discussing their new gay mayor.
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I think I read somewhere that Mayor Pete considers the whole mess the worst misstep of his career as mayor.
I rather hope there's something at least a little smudgy about it, so he can get out ahead of it and fix it NOW. And yes, this is a mountain out of a molehill, as is just about everything else they dig up about any of the Ds compared to the current DC shitshow.
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Mayor Pete was in a rough position on this, the Chief of Police had wired tapped the phones and recorded conversations, since he was not part of those conversations that was an illegal act. The police officers who were recorded went to court to keep the tapes from being made public while others wanted them released. If Mayor Pete has release the tapes he might have been committing a crime, he wanted legal cover and a court order or ruling to release the tapes. Everyone involved sued everyone else including the city. Mayor Pete is not accused of any wrong doing here but the city spend a ton of money settling law suits.
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Mayor Pete did not make any racist comments that are on the tape. They were said by officers before he was Mayor. It's not the deed that involves or will embarrass him, it's the cover up. It's always the cover up.
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But there was no cover up. He wanted a judge to rule on whether or not it was legal. He wasn't trying to say anything didn't happen. Everyone knew about the tapes. It's just a matter of whether or not the tapes, which happened before he was mayor, were legal and should be released.
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Meh, who cares when we already have a major racist in the White House.
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Here's Pete addressing a question about it...go to 1:17 mark to hear during the "All Lives Matter" quote that came back to haunt him.
I think he handled the question really well.
2020 presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg responds to Make It Plain host Matsimela Mapfumo-Mark Thompson's question about demo...
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The Russian Troll Farms are right on time the the Pete Interview on TV. Look Boris and Natasha, don't you have some old Hillary e-mails to dig up? You have now power here, you game has been exposed.
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[quote]Pete is part of 'the establishment'?
The poster meant that the establishment will use Pete to get rid of Bernie.
Not sure it makes more sense even so.
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|by Anonymous||reply 33||04/15/2019|
They were recorded in the men's room, and you can't hear Booty because he has his mouth full.
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You bitch, R34.
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