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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF Staff writer Dan Thanh Dang contributed to this article | September 22, 1995
An award-winning Baltimore County police officer has been indicted under Maryland's hate-crime statute -- charged with uttering racial epithets while punching and kicking a suspect at the Essex Precinct in July.Officer William R. Goodman Jr., 34, a bicycle patrolman with nine years on the force, also was accused of two other misdemeanor counts -- battery and misconduct in office -- in the indictment this week by a Baltimore County grand jury."There has not been another case like this in Baltimore County," Deputy State's Attorney Sue A. Schenning said yesterday, while the lawyer representing Officer Goodman knew of none against police officers anywhere in Maryland.
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By New York Times News Service | July 30, 1995
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- To learn what Latin Americans think about each other, listen to the chants at soccer stadiums around South America.At the recent America Cup tournament in Uruguay, Argentine fans belittled their Chilean counterparts as "sons of Pinochet" (translation: Chile is full of militarists).In a match against Bolivia, Chilean fans yelled that no country with a standard of living equal to Uganda could beat them.And finally, when Uruguay took the championship here, thousands of Uruguayans took to the streets to celebrate their victory not by mocking Brazil, the closest contender, but by shouting their joy at having humiliated the continent's most prideful nation, Argentina.
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By Elaine Tassy and Elaine Tassy,Sun Staff Writer | November 10, 1994
Baltimore County school officials are investigating allegations that a substitute bus driver used racial epithets to describe unruly Pikesville Middle School students when she refused to take them home last week and returned the bus and the students to the school.The substitute driver, Theresa Beggs, 55, denied making the comments. But the bus ride has ignited a controversy at the school, where about a dozen concerned parents attended a PTA meeting to address the issue last night.At the meeting, it was also alleged that the bus was driven with the emergency door open for about a minute.
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By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,Sun Staff Writer | August 9, 1994
A state police trooper, who is now based in Westminster, should be punished for using a racial epithet in front of a Baltimore woman he stopped on the Beltway five years ago, says the state's second-highest court.The woman, 67-year-old Patricia C. Blom, accused Trooper First Class Dennis M. Hooper of explaining his decision in February 1989 to stop her white Cadillac, which had expired license plates, by referring to his trooper partner by a racial slur and saying that he had to show him "that the law applies to whites as well as blacks."
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By ELLEN GOODMAN | May 27, 1993
Boston.--Now, at long last, we can return the water buffalo to the political menagerie. This beast of burden has been working overtime. It's carried the heavy weight of arguments about racial harassment, free speech and political correctness for five solid months. Give it a rest.In case you missed the incident, it began January 13 on the University of Pennsylvania campus when a group of African-American sorority sisters, in high spirits and high volume, disturbed some other students' peace.
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By Los Angeles Daily News | March 11, 1993
LOS ANGELES -- Under relentless cross-examination by defense attorneys, Rodney King admitted he lied in the past about some aspects of his beating, and he testified he is not now sure if the police officers who beat and kicked him used racial epithets.Saying he initially denied that racial slurs were used at the request of his mother, Mr. King said yesterday that his testimony the previous day was the truth but he couldn't be sure whether the officers were saying "nigger" or "killer" as he was taunted during his violent arrest on March 3, 1991.
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By Michel Marriott and Michel Marriott,New York Times News Service | January 24, 1993
One of America's oldest and most searing epithets -- "nigger -- is flooding into the nation's popular culture, giving rise to a bitter debate among blacks about its historically ugly power and its increasingly open use in an integrated society.Whether thoughtlessly or by design, large numbers of a post-civil rights generation of blacks have turned to a conspicuous use of "nigger" just as they have gained considerable cultural influence through rap music and related genres.Some blacks, mostly young people, argue that their open use of the word will eventually demystify it, strip it of its racist meaning.
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By DAN BERGER | December 3, 1992
Shuttle Discovery is on a secret military maneuver in space the battles below having been won.In Russia, the words conservative and communist mean the same thing. In the U.S., it's more complex.What if China and Hong Kong went to war and Hong Kong won?Organized Baseball will not tolerate racial epithets from an insensitive and arrogant owner who is not one of the boys.
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May 6, 1992
* Rosena Allen, 70, of Baltimore, baby-sitter in Howard County:Yes. The principal should take the child to the office and explain the situation. Sometimes you could nip it in the bud; sometimes you have to go further. Some children aren't mean, aren't bad. They just want to show off. So I believe first you have to start on the easy side. If that doesn't work, then you have to call the parents in if the principal and counselor can't handle it.
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By Russ Mullaly | February 5, 1992
I've got a few beefs that have really got me burned lately.They are: continuing racism in the county, intolerance under the guise of religion and legislators who don't know how to legislate.It seems like almost every week, there is one reported case of racism here in the county. I wonder how many are not reported out of fear of reprisal. We've got the skinheads still distributing hate newspapers in Columbia because they don't like the fact that Columbia is integrated.There are also a growing number of racial incidents occurring predominantly in the western part of the county.
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