A Mississippi sheriff’s deputy was fired after making racist threats against another gamer while playing Xbox Live.
The other gamer, identified only as “David,” posted a YouTube video of his exchange with former Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Slater.
He encountered another gamer making racist statements on the gaming system’s voice chat and decided to provoke him.
“I asked him if he wanted to buy food stamps as a random troll,” David told the Free Thought Project. “He then blurted some racial words and I told him he sucked at the game.”
He later found the other gamer had sent him a private message, and David and some friends jokingly invited him to a party before the racist gamer revealed he was a police officer.
“You’re about to come to a paid police officer’s house,” he said. “I get paid to beat up n**gers like you! I get paid to beat up f*ckin n***rs like you! I will f*ck you up!”
David asked him to prove he was a police officer, and Slater provided his badge number, name, and other identifying information – including the phone number for the Jackson County sheriff’s department.
He posted video of the racist remarks online Jan. 25, and Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell learned about the encounter Wednesday and fired Slater, a three-year veteran, the same day.
Watch video of the encounter (which becomes more heated at the 2:27 mark) posted online by Hood Gaming TV: