Racial slur leads to fine for NJ man

Jerry1

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Saw this and had to post it......

N-word costs $150
One man who decided to use a racial slur learned a costly lesson.
The man called a Passaic Public Works employee the N-word, and that's when the worker got even.
Department of Public Works employee Aregawi Kishen says he took his complaint to a judge to make a point.
"The N-word is a word that comes with a negative affect," he said.
He hopes the Clifton man who called him by the racial slur back in September got more than the $150 fine. He hopes he also learned a permanent lesson.
Kishen says he doesn't know how the encounter digressed in the first place. He said he had his truck parked on the corner of Washington and Hoover streets. He doesn't even think the truck was blocking the man's car.
But he says the man jumped out and hit him with a barrage of racial slurs.
"He got angry and he called me a million names, and finally the N-word," Kishen said.
Passaic joined that surging nationwide effort last year to ban the N-word. But to be fined for using it? Passaic mayor Sammy Rivera, who appointed the judge who leveled the fine, agreed with the action.
"At least fined," he said. "It's everybody's city, everybody's country.''
"All the lives we lost behind that," one area resident said.
The resident spoke openly and honestly outside City Hall about how stinging the word can be.
"I even went to jail behind that," he said. "Honestly, for a caucasian calling me that. Me acting out on it got me four years in prison.''
Kishen's case was decided yesterday. He feels comfortable now putting the matter to rest and forgiving his offender.
"The gentleman, he apologized," he said. "And apology accepted, move on.''
http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local&id=5893113

Can't believe they got a judge to go along with this. Isn't this technically against the US Constitution??

Somebody better tell Ant to take it easy on his commutes...
 

Philly loser

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The fucking state apologized for slavery. Of course they'll pay if someone is offended. I hate offended people.
It's a fucking word.
Fuck everyone.
 

Zona992006

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Fuck everybody? hats going to cost you.