A routine traffic stop became a platform for a White police officer to reveal his true colors. The incident occurred in Cobb County, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. Dashcam video of the traffic stop was released to WSB-TV.

During the stop, which took place in July 2016, a White woman was pulled over for an alleged DUI violation. The White woman told the police officer, Lt. Greg Abbott, that she was scared to reach for the phone. She was obviously referring to the numerous occasions where police officers have killed unarmed people.

Abbott, seeking to ensure the White woman that she held the right skin complexion, said, “But you’re not Black. Remember, we only shoot Black people …Yeah. We only kill Black people, right? All the videos you’ve seen, have you seen the Black people get killed?”

The statement revealed a lot about the reality of systemic White racism. Abbott is an example of a White racist who holds a position of power and can affect the lives of Blacks and minorities. Today’s racists aren’t always hiding behind a white hood and dressed as militia. They are clean-cut White men and women who are doctors, lawyers, judges, teachers, school administrators, and police officers.

Abbott should never be allowed to work for the police force again. He can’t be responsible with a gun and badge if he feels comfortable making such a blatantly racist statement. Cobb County, a historically White-majority county, has a history of poor race relations when it comes to the policing of its Black residents and Blacks who drive through the county. Cobb County Commissioner Lisa Cupid, who is Black, was racially profiled by a White police officer in Cobb County who had a history of discrimination. Cupid led the way to initiating a study that addressed the perceptions of racism by the Cobb County police.

Abbott has yet to be fired and is currently on administrative duty.

A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

  • Earl Child

    it’s time that Black/ Hispanic / Asian people defend themselves or else they will be exterminated by these Anti-Christ people.

    • True Nate

      Ever black person don’t believe in the religion does that make me evel heck no…
      What you saying is true though

      • Earl Child

        that’s true Sir or Madam. Keep well

    • Melanzane

      Maybe it’s time to repatriate back to the motherland. Bye bye.

  • Terry Riley

    Racist? This cop is as dumb as a bag of rocks. No way he should have a badge and gun.

    • justmehere

      Terry Riley. Some have said that in order to be a cop you don’t need a brain. All you need is knowing how to shoot a weapon. Could this jerk be the reason why some feel that way?

      • John Smith

        Imagine you are a cop. Seriously. To do that job the way we all believe is right, you need to be a good person who cares about his or her American brothers, has intelligence, understanding, and toughness because you have to often deal with the dregs of society. Honest people know what I’m saying.

        • justmehere

          Not every person can be a cop. Some are so unqualified that it makes you wonder whether the problem is really with them or the people who hire them which I believe is where the real problem is at.

  • DoubleBlack

    Wow! Can you believe this clown. We need to protest at CCPD… Let’s get involved, people!!

  • Jason

    Good to see an honest race soldier. Better to see one get culled off the force.

  • OhMyGODNo

    HE WAS BEING SARCASTIC!!!!!! Perhaps the joke was in bad taste but anyone with a large enough brain can tell that he wasn’t actually confessing to only killing black folks. WTF, people?

    • SpiceGirl

      very bad taste….and him being Sarcastic still doesn’t make it right in this day and age….IMO>>>ijs

      • Lacey Starling

        Totally agree!

      • Sickofhaters

        When you put your life on the line every day and are looked down on and shown no respect you might be sarcastic too! A flip comment has sent the haters on a roll and these are haters of police in general, so who is wrong?

    • Jerome A. Hicks

      Well, I thought of that as well. But tell me something, at a time like this when all he’ll is breaking loose on people of color by “Law Enforcement” officials, do you NOT see the harm in his statement?? Are you also saying STOP being sensitive and get over it?? I mean, we are supposed to be the super race I guess, get shot and killed while unarmed, get arrested on a Much higher scale than any of our white counterparts for the same crime, or in N.Y.C.’S case, no cri.e co.mitted, and take all of that in stride…. That’s a bit much to consider,,,,,, but let us think about it for one quick sec……. No thanks my man!!!!!!!!!!

      • True Nate

        She have no common sense

    • Lacey Starling

      I think so too! Confirmation for me would be incident history and complaint history

    • Diana

      Even if he was being sarcastic it should not have been said. And unarmed black men women in children are being killed by these racist cops

    • PAT

      Are you SERIOUS right now? You’re defending a racists bastard by saying he was JUST BEING SARCASTIC? That it was A JOKE?? WOW! LIVING in the USA for blacks is a hard thing to do, but we do it with as much dignity as possible. Anyone with EYES can SEE what a racist nation we live in. Anybody that even remotely looks at the news knows how racists it is here, especially with all of the killings white cops have done on blacks and gotten away with!! And you think it’s a JOKE he’s telling? You’re a joke. And I hope nothing happens to you that is discriminatory towards you in any way. I hope you never experience living in fear for your life on a daily basis because of a JOKE. I hope karma does not come and slap you in your ignorant face. But for some reason, I believe it will. And when it does, think of it as just a sarcastic joke.

      • Chance

        Preach to the dumb bitch.

    • justmehere

      OhMyGODNo…OMG. you need brain surgery and/or a crash course in American(USA) history as soon as last decade.

    • Oak510finest

      The only problem is that. You have race soldiers posing as cops killing a unarmed black people. Who are then not held responsible.

      Why would a person say that if they didn’t mean it. Thankfully he is being fired.

    • Vannessa Coleman

      Then he should watch his mouth? No, his mouth is attached to his brain and his trigger finger. So as a man speaks so IS the man.

    • SrAgri

      I think you’re right. He was being sarcastic.

      However, he obviously has strong racist views to feel that a such a statement could be funny to begin with. I think the fact that he felt comfortable making such a “joke” speaks of seriously disturbing underlying issues that disqualify him from being a police officer.

  • *xo.VeeOhPea*

    All I can do is smdh. 😔

    • Vannessa Coleman

      Shake your head n PRAY.

  • Mason Youngblood

    He’s wrong. Black people are not the only thing that he kills..he also killed his damn career.

    • PAT

      Hopefully. He should have been terminated, but he hasn’t. Damn shame.

      • Mason Youngblood

        No, it’s a wrap for him. I saw on national news yesterday that he actually was. His boss said he was terminated.

        • PAT

          Thank GOD!! And thanks for the update! Beautiful news to hear. Thank you!

  • RN Brownsunshine Aisha

    While I really want to believe he was being sarcastic the statement was in poor taste to say the least. Racist? Maybe but he surely needs to have more black interaction to know there is some shyt you don’t say to people. I need more evidence to be shown he is racist before believing he is a scum bag racist.

  • Pamela

    Why did it take a year for this to come out???????
    28 years down the ‘DRAIN’ for been an IDIOT!!!!!!!

  • britishrose

    there is no way god created white folks its no way the god i serve will
    bring to this world the minds of the most evil the devil evaded these souls

    and they became pure evil sometimes i believe all whites are cursed with this
    why are the the only ones who hung innocent people from trees in front of their family?
    inslaved hundreds like cattel feeding them slope food the pigs ate better then the slaves

    why oh god were they bought here among the good . tainting all of our minds eventually the idea of murder came from whites in slavery times blacks didnt kill blacks
    the white man gave us the bible as a joke he never thought we would learn it white women love black men but they know how crazy white men are so they usually date their own . its the white male who is the evil of evil all of them period .

    some appear nice but rarely are they really nice people

  • britishrose

    if whites dont understand racism? the dos and donts? then how do we expect them to change , or know when to draw a line. be realistic , there are things blacks dont know about them too . we know they racist , but we know this from our history with them . they know nothing about us but what they believe we deserve . why do we deserve what they dish out? because their generation has embedded this idea of us in their head , plus they want to dominate america .. this is why they come her not to share it with us .. their mistake was enslaving us ,, then expecting us not to want half of what we built .. they are real greed people selfish too

    if i crop my own cotten , plow my own land what the hell am i gonna share it with you?? white men didnt plow their own land feed their kids and cook their own food we did. collton was rich in america corn and wheat cause slaves were on them plantations on hands and knees in 100 degree heat . working .. its sad how black were done . a pig got more respect then us .
    yet we cant understand something or someone so mentally deranged as the white folks .

    • PAT

      You said it child!! For REAL!!

    • TAJF

      Precious. A rant on on the dos and dont’s of racism by a racist bigot.

  • britishrose

    he should be fired even if he was joking , its not funny , there was no need to mention blacks at all , how many times have he got away with this , if she was black it would have sounded sacastic but her being white means he was trying to relax her and assure her safety that black could not get from him . he is they type that has killed several black males , his mentality is common amoung white men .

    • Wow!

      YOU are what is wrong with this country! YOU bitch about how white people think and act but you are acting the same way! You profess a hatred for a race that is not yours. How are you different? BTW you or noone currently living in your family have been slaves so please get over it and off your soap box! As much as you don’t like interracial dating I need to clarify that many black men prefer white woman for whatever reason. It is not a one way street. I really hope and pray that you are the minority in the way you think because it is damn scary that there could be more ignorant people like you walking the streets!

      • britishrosee

        you are pure descentdant of the slave massa , you need a study of black history were you sleep in high school? this is not about all that bs you talkin bout . please miss us with your rebell kkk attitude , you cant wow no one until you study your black history, from fredrick douglas speech to malcolm x speech on washington . ok . there are books an ebonic like you can read, its on kindergarden level but you should be ok … laugh

        half the whites you know are from trailer park with no chance of a college education and bitter at blacks cause we runn black universities , and dont rely on slave massa hand me down bucks .

        you are illiterate to black history or white history too . which if you read it you would know blacks were bought ,and sold to help the white man agenda to crop fields and work free . it backfired cause 400 years later we still got washed up seeds like you crying for separation of races know that will never happen . keep dreaming honey

  • SA

    Cop rape is real, she should’ve been afraid.

  • Rich Mars

    That statement from the Officer sounded very sarcastic.

    • TAJF

      Of course it did.

  • TAJF

    It is axiomatic within the BLM movement is that all police of any color exist solely to persecute people of color in general and black people in particular. This is, of course, not only untrue but also absurd in the extreme. The policeman’s quip, within the current hypersensitive PC environment, was at least ill advised but really not at all out of line with the very dogma BLM is advocating as a fundamental truth.

    What sticks in the craw of activists is not that they don’t believe what he said but that his statement used purposeful sarcasm as a means to ridicule their own endemic bigotry towards all police and that cannot be allowed to go unpunished. After all, only the left has the moral standing in their minds to ridicule and thereby marginalized opposing points of view and dictate what is and what is not hateful.

  • Larry Brown

    wrong choice of words especially nowadays …

  • britishrosee

    so they didnt even fire him yet? this is how white america thinks , they want to send him hom with a check to feed his family until the grand jury lie again and sayy he did nothing worth prosecuting him for . cops get a pass , because of their job duties not fair , if you break the law shouldnt matter you should go to jail .