Chicago-cop*A Chicago police officer (presumed white) was caught on a police dispatch radio referring to someone (presumed black) as “typical fucking niggers.”

Now, its one thing to think something. Another to say it. And then there’s the unintended option number 3: being caught saying it on tape.

Damn.

But there I go reading the mind of the cop it happened to.

The fact that many cops feel this way about black folk is no surprise to anyone living on planet earth. And if it is, they haven’t been in tune with reality for quite some time.

Now I know. I know. I’ll be the first to say you can’t color an entire page with one crayon when it comes to generalizations. I actually came up with that little ditty years ago. And I stand by that.

Yet here comes that word “but”…

But the last few years have demonstrated how little black lives are valued by the police. At least based on the deaths of way too many black folk to name at this point, while they were in police custody (or the presence of pseudo-cops). So with that said, it makes this particular generalization a bit easier to make.

And no, don’t even let your mind wander as to how the recording surfaced. Especially if you’re thinking the police department brought it out of hiding.

Hell to the nah.

Read more and listen to the audio for yourself at EURThisNthat.