Black people are the ‘enemy’, says US governor; he’s being criticised for racist remarks

By BBC

Governor LePage held up mugshots he said showed that most men arrested in Maine on drug charges were black

(BBC) –– The governor of Maine has said that people of colour were enemies of his state, and appeared to suggest they should be shot.

Speaking about Maine’s effort to combat drug crime, Paul LePage said that “the enemy right now… are people of colour or people of Hispanic origin”.

“When you go to war… and the enemy dresses in red and you dress in blue, then you shoot at red,” he said.

Leading Democrats have urged him to resign.

Mr LePage made the comments while seeking to clarify remarks he made earlier in the week which were criticised as racist.

The press conference capped a controversial 72 hours for the Republican governor.

WEDNESDAY

Mr LePage was asked about a statement he made in January, in which he blamed the state’s heroin problem on “guys by the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty” who “come from Connecticut and New York”.

“They come up here, they sell their heroin, then they go back home. Incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young, white girl before they leave,” he said.

Speaking on Wednesday, he denied it was racist, but said that since January he had been putting together a binder cataloguing drug arrests in the state, and that “90-plus per cent of those pictures in my book, and it’s a three-ringed binder, are black and Hispanic people”.

Asked by reporters to provide the binder, Mr LePage replied: “Let me tell you something: Black people come up the highway and they kill Mainers. You ought to look into that.”

He then stormed off, telling the reporters: “You make me so sick.”

Maine daily newspaper the Portland Press Herald has reportedly filed a Freedom of Information request for the governor’s binder.

THURSDAY

A reporter appeared to suggest to Mr LePage that Democratic state representative Drew Gattine had called him a racist.

Mr LePage called Mr Gattine and, when he was unable to reach him, left him an abusive, expletive-laden voice message.

The recording was released by the Portland Press Herald.

He later invited reporters from the Press Herald and WMTW TV channel to an interview to explain the voice message, and told them he wished he could shoot Mr Gattine in a duel.

“I’d like him to come up here because, tell you right now, I wish it were 1825,” Mr LePage said.

“And we would have a duel, that’s how angry I am, and I would not put my gun in the air, I guarantee you… I would point it right between his eyes, because he is a snot-nosed little runt and he has not done a damn thing since he’s been in this legislature to help move the state forward.”

Rights group the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said it had filed a freedom of information request for records related to the arrests of black and Hispanic people in the state.

Its executive director, Alison Beyea, said Maine police were nine times more likely to arrest people of colour for selling drugs than white people, even though white people were just as likely to commit drug offences.

FRIDAY

The Portland Press Herald published FBI statistics which show that 1,211 people were arrested on charges of drug sales or manufacturing in Maine in 2014. Of those, 170 – 14.1% – were black, and almost all the rest were white.

At a State House press conference, Mr LePage said he was “enormously angry” at being called a racist, and restated his earlier remarks which cast Maine’s drug problem in racial terms.

He said: “When you go to war, if you know the enemy and the enemy dresses in red and you dress in blue, then you shoot at red.”

He added: “You shoot at the enemy. You try to identify the enemy and the enemy right now, the overwhelming majority of people coming in, are people of colour or people of Hispanic origin.”

Leading Democrat figures are now calling for the governor to step down.

Representative Sara Gideon of Freeport, the assistant House Democratic leader, said: “We strongly and regretfully feel that he is unfit to serve as governor of the state of Maine right now.

“We have real concerns and reservations about how we move forward together as lawmakers as well as Maine people.”

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26 comments

  1. Black people. At this point why are you talking to them at all. They are no different than their ancestors. Even the lice in their hair has evolved past them. Any people who sat for 1,000 years in the Dark Ages eating their own shit, screwing each other and didn't wash their own asses are a complete waste of your time. Nature and DNA doesn't lie. Sub humans who carry Neanderthal and Rhesus monkey biology can't be trusted or reasoned with. You'd get more understanding from talking to your dog but you better keep it away from them as they also practice beastiality.

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      • Hey pale heroin/meth lover who can’t stop overdosing on drugs to the tune of 400-500 whites per day then blame blacks for your drug use THEN preach about personal responsibility while demanding you get treatment instead of jail when you get caught chimping out commiting drugs crimes!

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  2. Bet if he said the majority were white, this wouldn't be considered racist. I guess the truth is racist. Gasa, you blks are your own enemy. I may get more dislikes, but nothing I said is a lie. This man isn't racist for pointing out the obvious statistical analysis. Blks make up about 13%(I blv it's more than that) and about 6% make up +50% of the violent crimes

    Of course, you simple-minded gawgaws wouldn't believe it

    Find the 10 most dangerous counties in America, then break it down by race or research on which ethnic groups do commit the most heinous crimes within the counties

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    • Blacks for. Make up 50% of violent crimes pale heroin/meth head. This is why you morons can not actually cite your data and just say whatever. Meanwhile you pale dindus make up 75% of all violent sex offenders in prison and this does not include the thousands of pale pedophile priest that never see a day in jail because white cops and white DA’s despite complaints refuse to arrest them for DECADES! According to the DOJ report titled The National Strategy for Child exploitation prevention and Indication whit s make up a whopping 80% of pedophiles. Maine I am willing to bet is a hub of white pedophiles. Somehow that missed all those crimes stats you guys chimp out over.

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      • Are we seriously going to talk about paedophilia amongst the population? The amount of carnal knowledge, rape and teacher-student relations that take place in the country alone but you want to point to white people committing paedophilia?

        In Africa and here, with our dilapidated boys' training centre, the cases are so rampant it's practically acceptable to have relations with underage children. At least the white people have laws and say it is wrong. To black people, child abuse and being abused as a child is almost a ceremonial rite of passage.

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  3. #QPost. I call for the main stream media to stop playing the race card and using the race card for profit. The reality is black people are their own worse enemy.

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  4. Even after the revision of their grand constitution, whites in the south of the US especially, do not yet accept that black people are fully human. They think that they are still three-fifths of a human being. They act this out by their open season on blacks.

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    • Ummm, black people do not accept that black people are fully human. Do you not see the amount of black on black crime that takes place? And how badly we raise our children? We keep waiting for the white people to save us from ourselves. They already acquiesced to civil rights. Now we are dropping the ball, really hard, and it's making them second guess the point of civil rights.

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  5. The white people are just afraid when we brown people will surpass the white population in america

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    • That statement doesnt sound very "neutral" to me boss. You should consider changing your name to "din do nuffin"

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    • I'll tell you one thing, the white people are already making plans to migrate.

      If you took the whole of white America and transferred them to Africa. And you took the whole of black Africa and transferred them to America. America would become a shit hole and Africa would become the envy of the globe.

      Africa is the most abundant and resource rich land mass on the Earth. The problem is how it's being managed by its denizens, how it's being run by black people.

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      • 🌍The shitstem is rigged🌋

        Ziegy shut your white elohssa.you guys are the spawn of the devil....you bottled up in hatred.....envy the other race........the shitstem was set to have leniency on your counterpart while you throw the book at blacks...hence 95% blacks and 5%whites in jail.....its a stereo type.god is watching and sooner or later you will have no place to turn or run

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        • That's your stance? Blacks can't behave themselves therefore remove the laws that they find hard to follow? I give blacks a lot of criticism but even I would not stoop so low as to think we are incapable of learning from our mistakes and doing better.

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  6. Wake up people, They are literally killing us. Before slavery we have s lineage and ancestors. Remember who you truly are. Respect your women, Protect your children and provide for your family. Women love you King, nuture your kids, help build your King to be he's better self and let's go back to Africa/Egypt and how we lived before the European invasion. We have history people, let's understand the past to change the future. White people have desensitized children of the Most High again and again. Lynching us on the bible then allowing it to be the only book we could have read. Go back to Pharaoh, Go back to Moses, Go back to YOUR ROOTS before it is too late. The bible not once mention Europe but always Africa and the middle East we call terrorist. WE FIGHT AGAINST PRINCIPALITIES AND POWER IN HIGH PLACES!!!!! WAKE UP!! IT'S HAPPENING AND EVERYONE IS OBLIVIOUS. REMEMBER IF THE DEVIL IS A SPIRIT AND THE SPIRIT NEEDS A HOST THEN IT LIES IN A RACE AND THE SAME FOR GOD. BLACK PEOPLE THE GOD YOU SEEK IS WITHIN YOU. STOP AND THINK! We absorb sunlight, others get cancer, we're the most hated race and yet throughout their history we somehow represent chaos but in history black people have no serial killers or killed millions or fed children to crocodiles and so on. So please wake up and understand the bible is in layers so read with your intuition and wake up to save this planet. It's depending on us. Awakening!!!

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    • Not in TRIBAL Africa. Their Ancient gods are the weakest of all the other gods of other civilizations. These people when they are not looking different enough, go ahead and put marks on their faces to show a difference.

      Africans as a whole, do not look outwards beyond the next neighbouring tribe. They do not have a world outlook. They never had. That is why they were so easily conquered and enslaved by both
      European and Muslim slave traders. Africans never learn. Is it the Chinese next, with their new SILK ROAD?

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  7. Hes right, and the statistics are there to back him up. Cant call the facts racist. This is a poor race baiting article.

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    • And this jackass, who don't know what statistics is, mouthing off some rubbish without proof. The stats as pointed out shows of 171 persons who committed drug crimes in Maine, 14% are persons of colour while the rest is lilly white. If you have stats which shows differently, provide them or else jump in a lake.

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      • You can be a sympathizer and pretend the problem doesnt exist all you like big chap. You need to work on that anger issue you have. Stop behaving like your mama.

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      • The statistics do back him up.

        Maine is the whitest state in the US. 95% of the population in the state of Maine is white. Blacks make up 1% of the population. Obviously, whites would be committing the majority of the crime if they are in the majority, yet, somehow, blacks still manage to be 14% of the crime statistics despite being 1% of the population. If you had 100 law abiding Maine citizens in a room 95 would be white, 1 would be black. If you had 100 Maine criminals in a room 86 would be white, 14 would be black. Crime is disproportionately high among blacks.

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        • Ah no wonder you whites have negative birth rates, lowest sperm counts according to Oxford university studies, 400-500 of you overdosing per day yet somehow blacks are to blame for whites doing drugs then when caught chimping out on drugs commiting crimes demand and get treatment instead of jail which by the way puts those stats you just mentioned into question. Whites commiting drug crimes are not going to jail so the mere fact you can not link the data showing blacks commit 14% of all the crime in maine shows you don’t know what you are talking about. There is a reason why as a race you are no longer reproducing. It seems nature has decided who it wants on the planet. Whites with negative birth rates and the same blacks in Africa you speak with the highest birth rates on the planet. It’s over for you. You guys actually think dropping thermonuclear bombs into the oceans and atmosphere is a sign of intelligence. You are going extinct for good reason as you have proven to be a threat to everyone and everything on the planet.

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          • Finally, after several comments I've made across this site, yours is the closest to almost being an effective counter argument.

            However, the very article you and I just read has the very statistics you said that I cannot link to. It's right there under the Friday subheading, the first paragraph: "...FBI statistics...charges of drug sales...Maine in 2014...14.1%...black..."

            If you want statistics for ALL the crime, it's even worse. According to FBI statistics, in 2016, 16% of violent crime in Maine was perpetrated by black people. 9% of property crime as well.

            Now, you want to talk about reproduction as if having a lot of children is some kind of virtue. This is the part that irks me because black people produce so many of these children and it just fuels crime because they don't raise them with a sense of civil duty. They only raise them to have these strong ties to family, which is good, but it borders on tribalism and that is not good and gives rise to gang warfare not to mention the inevitable fights over what little wealth the parents leave behind as inheritance.

            You say black people are growing their population and have large numbers as if that is a good thing. You know who else has a large population? China. 1 in 6 people are Chinese and the Western world did a very good job of making that nation the world's factory. By that I mean the majority of workers in China are in low-paying labour intensive industries that serve the economic interests of everyone else. However, China was smart. They realized an uncontrolled growing population would doom them to poverty in perpetuity so they took action to slash population growth in the 1970s.

            The result? Well, as you can see, China is now the second largest economy in the world by GDP, just behind the United States. But more sobering still is that by 2030, Africa is set to surpass China and be the most populous area on the globe. You proud of that right? Black people flourishing in the numbers. Everyone else is going extinct. You know what else isn't going extinct anytime soon? Cows, sheep and chicken. They outnumber humans 4 to 1 and they sure as hell work hard to keep us fat at Christmas time.

            Back to my point, Africa becoming the most populous. China is already stepping up investments in Africa. Why? Simple. They are moving all their labour intensive industries from China into Africa. So all these children you want to have are going to be working in a factories run by Chinese. In the next decade China will no longer be the world's factory, Africa will be.

            Transatlantic slave trade version 2.0. History repeats itself. For Christ's sake black people, we need to get our act together.

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    • 🌍The shitstem is rigged🌋

      Topkek.....if you black you just filled with self hate,i sure u agree with them when the put mandela in prison for 27 yrs without reason...malcolm x and so on and was overwhelm to record as part of their statistic

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  8. boy we, black people, really taking wii....

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