GA Sheriff’s Deputy Out After Calling Obama “Camel Jockey” on Facebook


In another example of a law enforcement officer’s getting in trouble over social media postings, a Barrow County, Ga., sheriff’s deputy resigned after he was confronted with post from his Facebook page that included derogatory references to President Obama with terms like “towel headed” and “camel jockey,” reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Capt. Lewis Rusgrove resigned yesterday. Sheriff Jud Smith said Rusgrove's postings became an issue for the office because he identified himself on the page as captain, CID, or Criminal Investigations Department, at the Barrow County Sheriff’s office. “It was a big concern to me,” Smith told Channel 2. A discussion thread on his page began with high gas prices. Then Rusgrove wrote, “Damocrats, blacks or African-Americans where is the outrage towards your towel headed leader.”

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