Battle Ground, Washington is a place I have never heard of, so naturally when I came across this news story involving racial bigotry against a person of African descent, my curiosity was piqued.Prosecutors have linked the 18-year-old son of the deputy mayor of Battle Ground to an anonymous e-mail sent to the City Council containing racial epithets. The e-mail, sent in January from an account identified as “battleground anonymous,” contained five different racial slurs aimed at the city’s newly elected councilman, Paul Zandamela, the council’s only black member.
Authorities allege in the statement that the e-mails were sent from the home computer of Christopher Reinhold, the son of deputy mayor Alex Reinhold, and that the younger man admitted to police that he sent the e-mail. Prosecutors said that Reinhold was expected to face cyberstalking charges in connection with the incident, Clark County prosecutors said. What an idiot! I guess he did not think that his IP address could be tracked.
Here’s what Christopher Reinhold is accused of writing….
As you know, there is a nigger on our city council named Paul Zandamela. Our city government must be corrupt to have this porch monkey as an elected official. According to our year 2000 census, coons only make up .49% of our population, and I know I would never vote for one of those spooks. I don’t see how a person who is different from 99.51% of our population can properly make decisions for us.
Battle Ground Mayor Michael Ciraulo said he was “shocked” and “upset” at what he read in the e-mail, adding that he thought these types of beliefs were gone generations ago. However, he warned people not to judge the community by the actions of one person.”Hateful speech, bigotry has no place in our community,” Ciraulo said. “It’s not welcome and will not be tolerated in our community.” Yep, this was coming from the deputy-mayor’s son. Somehow the fruit doesn’t fall too far from the tree. I am not saying his father is a bigot, but sometimes you never know. If this young man had sent these racist emails about any other ethnic group, I would still have a problem with the matter. It is just plain wrong and serves to remind us every day that racial bigotry still exists and by the people you would least expect. Christopher Reinhold is Black Political Thought’s Idiot of the Week. Just my thoughts, you be the judge….
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