Calling a black ex-cop a “coon” and a “crackhead” probably isn’t the best idea when you’re a liberal Democrat in good standing. But why should he be above the law?
We say it’s time the crazed Alec Baldwin faces the music for his uncontrolled rage.
The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force yesterday launched an investigation into Alec Baldwin’s tirade at a Post photographer.
Detectives brought the lensman and a Post reporter to a downtown station house, where they were interviewed at length about their racially charged run-in with Baldwin outside the actor’s East Village apartment building Sunday.
Photographer G.N. Miller, a retired NYPD detective, told cops that Baldwin called him a “coon,” a “crackhead” and a “drug dealer.”
Baldwin made other offensive comments, including telling reporter Tara Palmeri, “I want you to choke to death.” He also told Miller to “suck my d–k.”
Both comments were caught on Palmeri’s audiotape recorder.
Oops. Bet Baldwin didn’t bank on having his outburst recorded.
The tape was sent to the NYPD’s forensic unit, police officials said.
The tape was also rolling when a rattled Miller returned to the reporter after being called racist slurs and recounted his shock over the incident.
“He said some foul s–t about my mom,” Miller said. “He kept calling me a name, coon.”
Miller told investigators he showed Baldwin his retired cop ID because he thought that the actor was being “too aggressive.”
Miller said Baldwin rejected the identification as fake, a dismissal Baldwin repeated to his Twitter followers with racially loaded language.
“Moments after I tweet about the Post, Ralston, the ex-crackhead ‘photographer’ shows up at my door w 1 of Murdoch’s nieces in tow.”
He also tweeted, “Ralston claims he’s ex NYPD!! That can’t be!!! Ex NYPD don’t become crackhead, ex jailhouse paparazzi!”
He removed the posts from his Twitter feed soon after.
We should probably institute a seven-day waiting period on Twitter for angry racist outbursts by over-indulged liberal actors. Just to avoid such embarrassment.