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Newly released video shows the mayor of a New York village in a heated, expletive-laced confrontation with authorities after being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol last weekend.
Monticello Mayor Gordon Jenkins was arrested last Saturday after he was found at the scene of a serious car accident appearing drunk, according to WCBS-TV.
While in police custody, the mayor went on a curse-ridden tirade against the police force for arresting him.
“You know something, Davis?” Gordan said to an officer. “I’m the one that hired you in this job, man. I mean, it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter about that. But you know something? How the f*** you guys going to play the game?”
The small-town mayor then accosted the officer for referring to him as "sir" and "mayor."
“Don’t call me mayor,” Jenkins said. “Call me [n-word], because that’s what I am when I’m right here in handcuffs. But you know something? I don’t give a f***.”
At one point, the mayor compared officers to Nazis and members of the Ku Klux Klan.
"They say you are the Klan, I believe it now. You are trying to lock every black motherf***er in this f***in' town. I believe all the f***in' [n-word] and what they be talking about, about you. You lock my black a** up tonight. You got everybody else locked up," he said, according to YNN.
Jenkins also invoked civil rights advocate and MSNBC host Al Sharpton.
"Maybe I should resign for mayor and f***in' be just a f***in' Al Sharpton around here," he said. "Call Dennis Lynch, you know his f***in' number. We're going to have an emergency board meeting tonight."
The mayor's attorney, however, said his constituents will relate to the incident as there have been ongoing problems with the police force for some time.
“People in Monticello who form his base have suffered indignities at the hands of the same police officers, and they understand what he was saying,” attorney Michael Sussman told WCBS-TV.
Watch part one of the raw video (click here for part two) -- CONTENT WARNING -- strong language:
The raw video was released after Monticello Village Trustee Carmen Rue filed a request. She has since demanded the mayor resign.
“He needs help. He really needs help,” Rue told WCBS-TV. “He needs to step down for the good of the community.”
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