Cop Fired For Making Racist Threats On Xbox Live

Cop Fired For Making Racist Threats On Xbox Live

What's dumber than a police officer saying "I get paid to beat up n*****s like you" out loud? Saying it into a microphone where someone else is recording it to put it on the internet.

A Deputy from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office has been fired after he was filmed making threats against an opponent during a round of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

The footage captures the former Deputy -- Michael Slater -- entering into an argument with another player known only as "David" (who was making a "trolling" video), which quickly escalates, to the point where Slater can be heard giving his home address to the man so that they can presumably thrown down.

It's around this time that Slater can be heard saying "You about to come to a f*****g paid police officer's house. I get paid to beat up n*****s like you."

He even gives out his badge number as "proof" of his identity.

Cherie Ward, a spokesperson for the Sheriff's Office, confirmed to The Clarion-Ledger (via Ars Technica) that it was indeed Slater making the threats on the video, and that he was "terminated immediately after the sheriff became aware of the video".

If you don't mind the NSFW language, you can watch the video below.


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    Saying you will kill black people gets you fired. Actually killing black people gets you nothing.

      Self defence gets you nothing.

        If this means what I think it means, need I point out

        Eric Garner - asthmatic family man
        Tamir Rice - 12 y/o kid who was playing with a plastic bb gun
        Michael Brown - well-to-do high school grad, unarmed
        Trayvon Martin - unarmed high school kid a police officer allegedly felt threatened by, despite being a decade older and "well-seasoned"
        Aiyana Jones - 7 y/o girl shot fatally while asleep, etc?

        Either way, your ignorance is disgusting.

        Last edited 11/03/15 8:23 pm

          I really can't be bothered getting into this again. Also, micheal brown tried to pull the cops gun on him and then ran, when he was asked to stop he turned and charged. Twice.
          He also beat the crap out of a shop keeper.
          You should leave more facts out.

            Part of what I think makes people angry is that a lot of evidence isn't clear and mostly based off a police officer's account. It simply takes an individual's decision to decide where they stand and regardless of even that, many people don't believe the officer's life in many situations were truly at danger and the crime did not constitute an immediate death sentence. Furthermore, many (not yours) arguments for the officers purely cite the law and project a "well that's how it is" argument that's basically simple dismissal. In light of all of the unquestionably bad results in every one of these situations, even by the admission of a number of high ranking law enforcement professionals, it's damn scary for many to see the fear of police dismissed immediately because of an emotional bias. Kids are being shot and killed. Laying blame to dead children whom are being judged based on a story by the people who killed them without consideration at all for an empathetic perspective is just as tiring to read as the extremes from either side.

              Read the court documents from micheal browns case. The others i'm not getting involved in again.

              "Maybe forensics saw it from a different angle then me"

              When you're looking to incite change and - I don't know - have racial minorities treated like human beings under the law, you're obviously going to be emotionally invested to a certain extent. /s

              Apathy and ignorance are luxuries afforded to those who are unaffected. The former seems to apply re: your post, though it is refreshing to see how you compromised at a balanced perspective.

            Informational dispute aside, you seem to have no issue with the rest of my argument.

            How do you account for the rest who were needlessly killed?

          Trayvon Martin - unarmed high school kid a police officer allegedly felt threatened by, despite being a decade older and "well-seasoned"

          Either way, your ignorance is disgusting.

          I don't know why you haven't been downvoted adequately.

          Trayvon Martin was killed by a mix-race neighbourhood watch member named George Zimmerman. Zimmerman was not a police officer.

            Though by omission you seem to have no argument with the crux of my point. Apologies for the single error - I was busy compiling the rest within a reasonable amount of time. /s

            Either way, Zimmerman was acting under a similar role, and shooting down a high school kid is just overkill if you're working under "suspicion".

              If this means what I think it means, need I point out

              I don't know what you mean because you are not explicit.

              Either way, your ignorance is disgusting.

              Yes, you are.

              Either way, Zimmerman was acting under a similar role, and shooting down a high school kid is just overkill if you're working under "suspicion".

              No. There is a difference between somebody who was self-appointed for a guard role so that he could feel self-empowered , ignores a 911 responder's request that he not start a confrontation to somebody who spends many years training and studying to earn the authority to uphold the law.

                Trogue12 generalised how "killing black people" was self-defense, hence the later reply.

                And could you elaborate on the second point? There may have been a misunderstanding earlier.

                Apropos the third, people are still using Zimmerman's actions as a strawman argument for self-defense - employment discrepancy aside. Though you might want to rethink your stance on "years of training and studying to earn the authority to uphold the law" because it doesn't seem to be mutually exclusive to killing people with no means to defend themselves. (Read: the original list.)

                Last edited 14/03/15 1:07 pm

        Very true. People don't seem to understand that to prosecute someone for an offence, such as murder, the burden of proof is on the prosecution to prove beyond a reasonable doubt.

        The next thing with self defence is that for most people it must be reasonably proportionate to the threat, but police are legislated to be able to use a higher level of force (assuming it is reasonable and necessary)

        Last edited 11/03/15 9:50 pm

    Hate this new 'Also on Kotaku' stuff. Seriously....

      I know. I try to scroll down and see the comments (on my phone) and I have to scroll through another 4 image in which I've seen on the main page :/ others are just irrelavant.

      Last edited 11/03/15 8:25 pm

      Yeah, I have modified my custom Kotaku script so that they are hidden.

    Not the smartest cookie even thought his statement probably had some truth to it.... Rule number 1, NEVER tell the truth :)

    Ahhhh, Xbox live, one of the great bastions of humanity....

    Last edited 11/03/15 9:25 pm

    Lol, I watched a few of this guys' GTA vids - awesome stuff.

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