Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The DEA Affirmative Action Video: This is Not a Parody, a Fake, or a One-Off

By Nicholas Stix

(Oops! We are presently unable to get these videos to show up, let alone to play. Sorry!)


Famous last words: “I’m the only one in this room professional enough that I know of to carry this Glock 40.”

Almost one year after this April 9, 2004 incident at the illegally racially/ethnically segregated Orlando Minority Youth Golf Association, all hell broke loose at DEA, but not because a dangerously incompetent man had been hired, due solely to the color of his skin. Rather, it was because the video of the embarrassing incident had been posted ot the 'Net, and gone viral. Only then was the unnamed agent who shot himself reportedly suspended, and a frantic search ensued—federal whistleblower laws be damned—to find the culprit guilty of leaking the video.

Note that the room was dominated by fourth graders—nine- and ten-year-olds—and at least one child possibly as young as four can be seen in her father’s arms, as he starts to leave the room.

Well, at least the errant agent kept his cool, and sought to use his mistake as an object lesson – and then reached for another “empty” weapon, a semiautomatic rifle! At this point, the crowd dissuaded the wounded agent from continuing his lesson in gun safety.

On February 6, 2002, in the same sort of situation, 39-year-old Philadelphia PD Officer Vanessa Carter- Moragne (also reported as “Carter-Morange”) shot a 10-year-old black child during an unplanned classroom demonstration of her Glock, semiautomatic handgun, in violation of Department guidelines, and every rule of gun safety. (Only moments before shooting the child, the police officer had passed her weapon around the class of nine and ten-year-olds. No, you did not misread the preceding sentence.) Officer Carter-Moragne came within an inch of killing James Reeves, whom she grazed in the cheek.

Carter-Moragne was supposed to face a Board of Inquiry hearing that May. The PPD later refused to respond to my requests for the disposition of that tribunal, assuming it ever took place, and no media report or PPD press release ever surfaced about it, or on the status of Officer Carter-Moragne.

See my exposés, “The Philadelphia Story: When the Cops are Crooks”; and “The Real World of Affirmative Action.”

Before you go, check out this second commercial for affirmative action in law enforcement.


Thanks to enchantingdb and shaundavis108.

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