A Los Angeles County Sheriff, Tom Angel, has been forced to resign after discovering racist emails he sent in 2012 and 2013.
The L.A. County’s Chief of Staff Tom Angel was transferred from Burbank to “reform a department reeling from allegations of police brutality as well as racism and sexual harassment.”
One of his emails sent in 2012, when he was a top official at the Burbank Police Department, reads, “I took my Biology exam last Friday. I was asked to name two things commonly found in cells. Apparently ‘Blacks’ and ‘Mexicans’ were NOT the correct answers.”
In another email, Angel wrote about Muslims as terrorism suspects. “How dumb is dumb?” he wrote listing reasons why “Muslim Terrorists are so quick to commit suicide.”
He apologized over the week for his racist jokes that troubled Muslims in particular around that region. “I apologize if I offended anybody, but the intent was not for the public to have seen these jokes,” he told L.A. Times.
What would have been changed if public didn’t know? Angel might as well kill a black man one day and hope that the public won’t know about it. The police system needs serious reform as many of these officials are racist and unqualified.
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