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Off-Duty Cop Called Activist & Model Sir Page A "Fa**** Ass N****"

An Atlanta officer is under investigation after being caught on camera calling a man a “fa**** ass n****.”

On January 26, actor and activist Sir Page, known professionally as Sir Maejor, was near the Five Points Station in Atlanta, Georgia.

Page, who's the President of the local chapter of Black Lives Matter and appeared on "American Horror Story: Coven," called the police to report two illegally parked cars blocking traffic.

While we don't know what happened between that and the moment recorded below, we can acknowledge that the situation escalated quickly.

At some point Page brought out his camera and decided to approach the two men who were illegally parked (who apparently were off-duty officers). Page asked one officer if he worked for APD (Atlanta Police Department).

Immediately, the man replied, “Get the f*** away from me.” Then while walking away he said, “fa**** ass n****.”

This caused a back and forth between the two before another officer arrived at the scene.

Gay Star News spoke to the Atlanta Police Department and learned that the man is in fact a police officer under their jurisdiction.

“The individual depicted in the video is an APD officer. The Office of Professional Standards has opened an investigation into his conduct.”

Page also talked to the New York Post and says the men probably assumed his sexuality because of his sparkly shoes.

“It was because of how I was dressed. I’ve never had an officer say anything like this to my face ever before. Who’s bold enough to say something like this to your face?”

“He’s obviously used to talking to people like that and people not doing anything about it. I wonder how he talks to gay folks and transgender people?”

h/t: GayStarNews

Police Force Targeted Drug Tests At Gay Officers Because They're "Notoriously Promiscuous"

Four officers from Australia, Christopher Sheehy, Steven Rapisarda and Shane Housego who are currently serving, and former officer Christian McDonald, say they were wronged by the New South Wales Police Force who acted against them because of their sexuality.

The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal released court documents showing that there was “genuine concern” that the four men were taking part in illegal drug taking because they regularly frequented gay bars.

It all started when a fifth officer, named Sergeant George Zisopoulous, had a hair sample tested positive for use of ecstasy, speed, and prescription drugs back in May of 2015.

Superintendent Simon Hardman, in a statement, noted that afterwards Sergeant Zisopoulous shaved his head and arms. Then coincidentally officers McDonald and Rapisarda later cut their hair “extremely short” within the following week.

In the statement, Superintendent Harmon stated that such actions caused suspicion of additional drug use and an attempt to avoid detection.

Then, the statement gets pretty... harebrained.

Excuses for the investigation into them go so far as to note the close friendships between the officers, and their frequent visits to gay bars such as Stonewall, the Beresford Hotel, and the Ivy.

Then possibly the furthest stretch was when the statement pointed out that "George, Christian and Christopher are also notorious for their promiscuity.”

Superintendent Hardman later admitted in his statement that there was no direct evidence to suggest officers Sheehy, McDonald, Rapisarda or Housego had taken illicit drugs. But, he still urged a further investigation of the four.

"I cannot justify seeking targeted drug testing of anyone in the group," he said.

"That said, their regular attendance at licensed premises that have significant intelligence holdings for drug trade is of concern.

"Even in the absence of evidence, I retain a genuine concern the group is actively involved in recreational/illegal drug use."

After the six-month Professional Standards investigation, codenamed Strike Force Andro, the four men were cleared, but now they are seeking compensation and an apology from the force.

Old Lawsuit Resurfaces For Cop and Bus Driver Who Allegedly Said Gay Teen "Will Burn"

Robert Bet / Image via Clay County Free Press

Yesterday, we told you of a West Virginia man who's facing punishment for abuse of power and his abuse of a young gay teen. And, we now have new info showing this man's violent past before this incident. 

But if you missed the earlier post, Robert Belt acts as the sheriff’s deputy for West Virginia’s Clay County. On top of that, Belt works part-time as a school bus driver.

Several witnesses report that Belt got on the bus intercom system on September 5th to publicly humiliate and harass an openly gay high school student.

They report that Belt specifically singled out the teen before saying:

“No f*ggot activity will be permitted on this bus. In my Bible it states that ‘f*ggots will burn in hell,’ and I will not condone it.”

It wasn’t until three days later that a parent got wind of the alleged comments. That parent then reported Belt to the Clay County High School vice principal, Alan Tanner, who then in turn notified the director of transportation.

Since then, it’s been confirmed that the situation is being investigated internally.

According to a Facebook post by the Nelson County (West Virginia) Democratic, Three students have given statements to the school counselor about the incident.

In addition, Joe Paxton, the superintendent of Clay County schools, responded to the incident by saying that:

“All of our employees are expected to provide a safe and welcoming learning environment for all of our students. As the Employee Code of Conduct mandates, the school system expects all of our employees to exhibit professional behavior by showing positive examples of communication, fairness, and language. Also, as required in the Code of Conduct, the school system expects all of our employees to maintain a safe and healthy environment, free from harassment, intimidation, bullying, and free from bias and discrimination.”

But it looks like officials should not have even let Robert Belt around school children.

Eight years ago, Belt went through a civil rights lawsuit.

In the lawsuit, Belt was accused of harassing another man, named Robert Morton, in 2007 after Morton asked Belt to remove his boots while inside his home (Belt was there to pick up items for a mutual friend).

This then allegedly led Belt to yell out, ‘F*** you and your white carpet,” before beating up the man with a flashlight and then continuing to harass him (such as allegedly making several false traffic violations stops and more physical assaults) for two years.

And this lawsuit even brought out multiple other accounts of harassment from third parties.

Unfortunately, it’s not clear how that 2009 suit was resolved, and while the investigation for the school bus incident is ongoing Belt will continue to serve as a bus driver and sheriff’s deputy.