LEOMINSTER, Mass. — A Massachusetts mayor has fired a police officer accused of directing a racial slur at Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford during a baseball game.
Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella says Officer John Perrault’s comments and actions show he’s unfit to serve on the police force.
Mazzarella’s decision Thursday comes a day after Police Chief Robert Healey recommended that Mazzarella fire Perrault. Healey says the 38-year-old officer has used racial slurs at least two other times.
Perrault has been on paid leave since he called Crawford a “Monday” before a July 5 minor league game in Manchester, N.H.
The word is considered a racial slur when associated with the phrase, “I hate Mondays.”
His attorney says Perrault wasn’t using the word in a racial way and that the city is overreacting.
Garfield is a racist. Good to know, I’ll stop reading it.
I don’t hate Monday any more then I hate any other day of the week! Sunday-Friday – hate em all equally! (Shabbos is Mein Olam Habah-it’s not a “day”!!)
oh man! im a bigger racist then i thought!
I hate mondays and fridays. Does that make me a double racist?
Just because a black comedian does a routine about everybody hating Monday doesn’t make it a racial slur. Likewise if a jewish comedian did the same routine it wouldn’t make it antisemetic.
I hate Wednesday, now the feminists can come after me ^_^
i hate western dictated values. now the world can fire me.