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Being a Good Guy with a Gun while Black
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Being a Good Guy with a Gun while Black
The NRA must be up in arms about this.
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Putting your feet up in class while black ....



The University of Texas at San Antonio says it is investigating a possible instance of discrimination after video surfaced of a black student being escorted from class by armed police.

Officers were called after senior lecturer Anita Moss confronted the student about having her feet up in class.


The student’s classmate, Apurva Rawal, captured the incident.

“A girl had her feet up and the professor called the police after calling our class uncivil,” Rawal tweeted. “Mind you she wasn’t talking or interrupting lecture.”

When asked by another student why calling the police was necessary, Moss canceled the rest of class ahead of an exam.

In a pair of subsequent tweets, Rawal revealed that the professor had previously lectured students for their lack of attention.


The student responded to Rawal’s posts from her own Twitter account, thanking him for his presence of mind and tweets that followed.

Provost Kimberly Andrews Espy tweeted that the school “will respond accordingly when we can learn more.”

The president of the school, Taylor Eighmy, also responded to the episode saying in part: “Today we had an incident where one of our African American students was escorted from a biology class by members of UTSA’s police department at the request of a faculty member.

While the facts aren’t fully known regarding today’s incident, our Office of Equal Opportunity Services is already conducting an investigation into possible discrimination.”
Black College Student in Texas Escorted Out of Class by Police for Putting Her Feet Up | TheRoot.com

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See here for a video by a neighbor in the same apartment complex who is disputing "Officer" Guyger's account that Mr. Jean's door was "slightly ajar". Apparently all the apartment doors automatically shut on their own. There's no way for it to have been ajar unless one props it open with an object. Which would explain why the neighbors said they heard banging on his door.





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An update on this.

Ex-officer Guyger has been indicted for murder of her unarmed black neighbor. It's not manslaughter any more. Authorities have not announced it yet, but court filings gave it away on Friday.
     
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Good, glad to hear change is coming, albeit slowly.
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Is it worth pointing out that she was a young female officer, one that the "old guard" might not have adopted as one of their own, and would have no trouble throwing under the bus?
     
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Discussing an Eddie Murphy movie at Target while black ....

I don’t know if you’ve ever had the privilege of meeting a black person, but outside of ensuring that we remain moisturized at all times, one of our favorite pastimes is discussing black movies.

Over drinks and raucous laughter, you might catch us deconstructing the elevator stare down from 1992’s Juice, or blurting out, “Can’t nobody sang like Eddie King Jr!,” or reliving the legendary dance sequence from 1990’s House Party.

We’re black. This is what we do.

So imagine doing exactly that, reminiscing on the late Eartha Kitt’s sexually charged portrayal of Boomerang seductress Lady Eloise, when some white lady materializes out of thin air and taps into her mutant power of not minding her mother****ing business.

According to Yahoo, that’s exactly what happened.

“My cousin and I were visiting my best friend from out of state and we stopped by Target to buy a phone charger,” one of the victims of Target Tammy’s mayonnaise mayhem told Yahoo. “I told my friend to try on a hat that looked like something Eartha Kitt’s character would wear in the film, and she said no because her character had sex with a younger man.”

That’s when this happened:



Apparently, the antagonistic alabastress overheard the word “sex” and proceeded to berate the cadre of Target shoppers who just so happen to have excellent taste in cinema.

“You don’t belong here!” Privileged Peggy howled, “You were talking about sex in public! Are you having sex in public? Because that’s what you screamed out loud.”


Which, of course, initiated a confrontation between the Wielders of Black Girl Magic and their rhythmless rival.

“Where is your hearing aid today, honey?” One of the black women said mid-eye roll. “Because you are not hearing well today.”

That’s when Seasonless Sarah tapped into another one of her mutant powers: subterfuge.

“I understand you’re an abuser. I understand you’re abusive and you make up lies,” she taunted. “I know you’re trained on lying, you’re trained liars. You’re perfect for the court system.”

Wait, what?

Thankfully Target employees descended on the scene and were able to diffuse the situation. But not without MAGA Meghan evolving into her final form: White Tears.


She tells Yahoo Lifestyle that the male employee tried to calm [Target Tammy] down, but she was uncooperative and refused to leave. The other employee allegedly helped the friends with their purchase. “When we left, the woman was still speaking to the employee and playing victim,” she says.
However, despite All Lives Matter Aubrey’s foolishness, the victims told Yahoo that they were pleased with how Target handled the situation and that they plan to send a thank-you card to the employee who sent Raggedy Ann on her merry way: “The employees could have easily kicked us all out of the store, but they took the time to listen.”

Sadly, Target Tammy was unavailable for comment.
In the Latest Example of White Women Not Minding Their Damn Business, ‘Target Tammy’ Makes Her Auspicious Debut | The Root.com

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Dec 6, 2018, 03:28 PM
 
well, I don't think this is the same category of nonsense as some of the other stories in this thread. While Target Tammy said some stupid things, Is it possible the black ladies were being loud and raucous? Can no one complain about that anymore?
     
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well, I don't think this is the same category of nonsense as some of the other stories in this thread. While Target Tammy said some stupid things, Is it possible the black ladies were being loud and raucous? Can no one complain about that anymore?
Possible. But she didn’t complain about them being loud. She complained about them “talking about sex in public”. If you’ve ever seen the Eddie Murphy movie Boomerang then you know Eartha Kitt’s was quite the “cougar” who desired younger men like his character. IIRC she never actually had sex in the movie. The white lady just overhead a snippet of their conversation, made a bunch of erroneous assumptions, and then decided to item to dictate what they could and could not discuss.

That being said you are right that it’s not as egregious as other examples in the thread. More funny than anything else. In an exasperating kind of way.

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Hilton's statement on this one should be interesting.
     
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Via Oregonlive
Paul Peralta, general manager of the DoubleTree, said Monday that he has reached out to Massey to try to amend the situation.

“Safety and security of our guests and associates is our top priority at the Doubletree by Hilton Portland,” Peralta said in a statement. “This unfortunate incident is likely the result of a misunderstanding between our hotel and guest. We are sorry that this matter ended the way it did. We are place of public accommodation and do not discriminate against any individuals or groups.”
“Likely the result of a misunderstanding”
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Not parking perfectly (supposedly) while black.
This time, though, the idiot racist was actually arrested.
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Update on the DoubleTree by Hilton.
An Oregon hotel said it had fired two employees for “mistreatment” of a black guest who was talking on his phone in the lobby when he was asked to leave.
Legal action is said to be pending. Evicted guy apparently plans to sue the hotel.
     
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Buying snacks while black ....

A Texas Kroger manager is being accused of racially profiling some black teenagers who came into his store to buy snacks. I’m not inclined to disagree.

According to KXAS-TV, two black boys and two young black men—ages 15, 16, 19, and 20—went into a Kroger last week and made their purchases, juice, chips, Oreos, by the looks of this Facebook live video of the aftermath.

Following that, an employee confronted them as they were leaving and accused them of stealing.

You read that right—the boys bought food… and then they were accused of stealing. And then the store manager called the damn police, because white people are pathologically incapable of handling an altercation without calling the cops, apparently.

It gets richer: The boys, probably knowing better than to be black in a store without receipts for exactly this reason, immediately produced their receipts for the police… who then wrote them a trespass warning on behalf of the manager.

Per KSAX: “The trespass warnings given to the boys by Mesquite police means if they come back to that Kroger location within the next year, they could be arrested and charged. Warnings like this are at an officer’s or business’ discretion.”

So they didn’t actually steal anything, but they still aren’t welcome… for some reason. Who could imagine why? (Oreos are expensive these days!)

It. Still. Gets. Better! The manager apparently said “they looked like they could be shoplifters,” according to Ukiah Swain, an older family member. One of the boys said the manager had cited previous problems with “people like you,” which, like—I don’t know, you have to respect the classics. “You people” is a hop and a skip away from “thugs.”

From HuffPost:

After speaking with other members of the community, Swain’s attorney, Daryl Washington, said racial profiling appears to be an issue at that Kroger location.

“It’s just the culture of that store,” he told HuffPost. He agreed that more training of the staff is needed and insisted that those directly involved should be fired.
Yikes.
Kroger, clearly seeing the f*cked up context here far more quickly than the manager, has apologized and promised that they would begin a sensitivity training process following the events at the Texas location.

From KXAS:

“We recognize these steps alone won’t change the broader systemic and cultural biases that plague our society, but we believe that together they demonstrate the seriousness with which we take these issues and our desire to be a part of the solution,” Kroger said in a statement.
Let these young men buy candy in peace. Damn.
Black Teens Accused of Shoplifting at Kroger Had Receipts. Police Still Gave Them a Trespass Warning | TheRoot.com

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Jan 10, 2019, 02:06 PM
 
Seems to me the cop who wrote the ridiculous trespass warning needs a little heat turned their way, too.
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Jan 10, 2019, 02:15 PM
 
Once they produced receipts, it should have been all, "Sorry for the inconvenience sir, but we had to ask. Have a good day."
     
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^^^

It certainly should have been. Sadly, that's very rarely what actually happens.

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Jan 10, 2019, 03:58 PM
 
It should have been simpler. If the exit is within sight of the checkouts, why didn't the cashier who served them, just wave them through? Shouldn't doubtful employee or manager check with cashier first? The cashier's name or initials is printed on every receipt they ring.

No Krogers near me, but most stores have cashier stations very close to exits. Sears places them within sight of exits, and that's the farthest I've seen.
     
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No Krogers near me, but most stores have cashier stations very close to exits. Sears places them within sight of exits, and that's the farthest I've seen.
Bunch of Krogers around here. They’re all big into self-check-out stations. They by far outnumber the regular check-outs, at least at the stores near me.
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Jan 10, 2019, 07:13 PM
 
Be that as it may, as soon as you can produce a receipt that accounts for all the items, the whole thing should have been cleared up.
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OT: I hate self-checkout. You're doing the work of a paid cashier. Only for free, while turning someone out of a job. You're screwed, they're screwed, the store laughs all the way to the bank. I wait in line rather than use self-check.
     
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me too, usually.
     
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If it is quicker, I don't mind it actually.
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OT: I hate self-checkout.
You mean I get to buy my things and I DON'T have to interact with a person? That sounds wonderful.
     
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You mean I have to figure out how to use a scanner, juggle all my stuff and my purchases on a tiny platform, do my own bagging, have the computer not read my coupons or give me my rewards, have it glitch and ultimately have to stand there while the "supervisor" comes over and begrudgingly scans something with his card so it all works anyway?

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The only time I use it is if I have literally one thing and no coupons.
     
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Being a Vermont state legislator while black
(this one's truly foul and scary)
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it's no longer free speech when it is threatening harm.
     
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Asset forfeiture is a big national problem. That you don't even have to be charged with anything, let alone convicted, for the cops to take your stuff is insane.
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This is a case where I can see 911 being called even if both parties were white. People are nuts about their dogs. I've been yelled at by white people about my dog. I'm too conflict averse to yell back though.
     
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Picking up garbage on your own property while black.



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Did anyone find out who called the cops? Or did they notice on their own?

To the camera person: thanks for recording this. But you shot it in every angle *except* the right one.

To the cops: a grudging "thanks" for not shooting anyone this time. One (or 8) should not earn a thanks for this, but I've seen far worse. At least the BS didn't turn into a funeral this time. With all bodycams coincidentally off, and all cops exonerated.
     
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Did anyone find out who called the cops? Or did they notice on their own?

To the camera person: thanks for recording this. But you shot it in every angle *except* the right one.

To the cops: a grudging "thanks" for not shooting anyone this time. One (or 8) should not earn a thanks for this, but I've seen far worse. At least the BS didn't turn into a funeral this time. With all bodycams coincidentally off, and all cops exonerated.
I got the impression that the cops saw him picking up trash by the building, thought he was up to no good, and decided to "investigate".

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Having a birthday party for a 4 year old while black ....

The family of a 4-year-old is claiming in a lawsuit that Chicago Police crashed the boy's birthday party with guns drawn, pouring peroxide on his presents and leaving his birthday cake smashed.

The mother, Stephanie Bures, and other plaintiffs in the suit allege the officers had the wrong house in the Feb. 10 raid. The suspect they were looking for had not been a resident of the address for almost five years, the suit says.

Chicago Police told NBC News that they do not comment on pending litigation.

Bures and her family were celebrating the birthday of her son, T.J., in their basement apartment on the city's South Side, when 17 officers raided their home, according to the lawsuit filed in federal court in Chicago on Tuesday.

The officers entered the home with their guns pointed toward T.J. and his 7-year-old sister, Samari, as well as other relatives, the complaint alleges.

"The children were afraid that they and their families were going to be shot," the lawsuit says.

Police "poured peroxide on his presents," "trashed" the apartment, "screamed profanity and insults," and left the boy's birthday cake "smashed," according to a news release from the family's attorney, Al Hofeld, Jr., on Tuesday.

The release also said officers "unlawfully questioned" the two children without their parents present and "joked and laughed throughout the raid."


The lawsuit alleges that the police behavior during the raid violated the constitutional rights of the children and their family, and traumatized T. J. and his sister.

The officers' actions were "not just the product of an avoidable mistake that was the result of sloppy police work, but they displayed force that was excessive, unnecessary, unreasonable, and without lawful justification," the lawsuit says.

The family's attorney said his law firm did an online search of the police's intended target and were able to quickly determine the man's current address.

Hofeld also said the raid was not an isolated incident, and that the Bures family's lawsuit is the "fourth of a series of excessive-force cases against the City of Chicago alleging Chicago Police are holding guns on children and terrorizing families on the South and West Sides."
Chicago Police with guns drawn raid wrong home, crash 4-year-old's birthday, family claims | NBCNews.com

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those poor kids.
     
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Picnic While Black. Video footage here.

In yet another shocking #LivingWhileBlack encounter, a white woman who served as a campground manager in Mississippi pulled a pistol out on a Black couple who were eating and relaxing by a lake.

Now BBQ Becky’s pistol-packing cousin has been fired from her job.

The mind-boggling encounter was caught on video on Sunday at the Kampgrounds of America in Starkville, north-east of Jacksonville, The Daily Mail reports.

Jessica Richardson pulled out her cell phone and recorded the irate woman approaching her and her husband with a gun in hand and chastising them for having a picnic in the park. The woman demanded that the couple leave the premises with their dog because they didn’t have a reservation – something Richardson said she didn’t know she needed.

The couple said they were told they did not have to be guests to enjoy the amenities at Oktibbeha County Lake, and a woman at the front desk told them so.

The white-haired elderly granny with the gun can be seen with her gun drawn addressing the upset couple who told her multiple times she could have easily told them to leave without whipping out her weapon.


“This lady just pulled a gun because we out here and don’t have reservations,” Richardson says in the video that she posted on Facebook.

“The only thing you had to tell us was to leave, we would have left. You didn’t have to pull a gun.”

The woman retorts: “Well I’m just telling you you need to leave because it’s under private ownership. You can’t be out here.”

The manager then tucks her gun in her front pocket as she shooed the couple from the campgrounds.

Richardson took to Facebook to post about the harrowing ordeal saying “racism is alive and well.”

“Today was a beautiful day so my husband (who’s a vet), our 2 year old dog, and myself, decided to Google a lake to visit and have a picnic. We found a lake located in Starkville and decided to visit,” she wrote alongside the video.

“Not five mins later a truck pulls up and a white lady screams at us, she then jumps out of her truck with a gun… and proceeded to point it at the 3 of us, simply because we didn’t make reservations.

“After leaving, my husband stopped by the office and talked with her husband (they’re the property managers). The husband tells my husband that reservations aren’t needed for the lake.”

Kampgrounds of America released a statement saying: “KOA Inc. is aware of the situation that occurred Sunday, May 26th at the KOA franchise in Starkville, Mississippi,” they said in a statement.

“KOA is currently looking into the matter and reaching out to all of the parties involved. Kampgrounds of America prides itself on providing a welcoming, safe environment for everyone to enjoy the outdoors.’”

KOA has confirmed that the employee has been fired.
#PicnicWhileBlack: Angry white woman points gun at Black couple enjoying Mississippi lake | TheGrio.com

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I saw this earlier this morning. That's just nuts. I wonder how effective her being fired really is, though, given that she and her husband are the property managers. I doubt he was fired along with her, and the managers at KOAs usually live on-site, so she's not going anywhere.
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The lady should not have pulled a gun, and definitely went bonkers.

That said, I would never even think of wandering onto a KOA for a picnic. There's usually a big sign and all. Most campgrounds have a day pass policy.

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No, it wouldn't be, normally. But, since her husband said they didn't need reservations just to picnic at the lake, it could still be seen as such.
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Just a naïve question: isn’t it a crime to brandish a firearm and threaten others in that situation? That doesn’t strike me as something a responsible gun owner should do.
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Probably not a crime. At least not in Mississippi, anyway. Private property. Stand Your Ground laws. Being white, etc.
As for being a responsible gun owner...well...I suspect every gun owner thinks of themselves as responsible, just like every car owner thinks of themselves as a safe driver, and we know how that pans out in reality.
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Taking a walk outside attached to an IV machine while black .....

A black man who said he was being treated for pneumonia and asthma at an Illinois hospital was arrested with two others after going for a walk outside wearing a hospital gown and wheeling his IV equipment.

Shaquille Dukes wrote in a Facebook post that he was admitted to a Freeport hospital for double pneumonia while on vacation in the beginning of June. He said he was told by doctors to walk around for a little while, so he went outside.


But Dukes was stopped by a hospital security guard, "who claimed that I 'was trying to leave the hospital to sell the IV equipment on eBay,'" he wrote.

The guard called the Freeport Police Department, and several officers arrived, video of the incident shows.

Dukes said police told him he was being arrested for attempted theft "of the IV equipment that was clearly attached to my arm." He said that when he informed the arresting officer that he was being treated at the nearby hospital, the officer said "'I don't care why you're here, you're going to jail.'"

Dukes wrote that his IV was removed, "and it was NOT by a doctor," and his rescue inhaler was taken away from him.

He said while he was being driven to jail, he started to have a seizure and asthma attack, but officers did not return the inhaler for nearly four minutes. "When I became unresponsive, it miraculously appeared," Dukes wrote.

The Freeport Police Department said in a statement that Dukes' IV was removed by a staff member of the hospital, Freeport Health Network (FHN), at the patient's request.

The statement said police were called to the scene on June 9 because an FHN employee had called them to report Dukes and two others. All three were arrested for disorderly conduct, and two face charges of resisting or obstructing a peace officer.

Police said the incident is under investigation and asked, "the public to reserve judgment while a complete review of the incident is performed."

Dukes said his brother was one of the other people arrested. "This is truly one of the most racist cities in America," Dukes wrote. "This ends today."
Black man in hospital gown with IV arrested outside Illinois hospital for disorderly conduct | NBCNews.com

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I would find it hard to believe a doctor would tell a patient on iv to go for a walk outside? I would expect a guard to stop anyone wandering outside, just to be sure they were ok.

Yanking out IVs and arresting patients is not good care! :/
     
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I'd like to see some security video. Independent evidence.

Both sides of the story sound weird to me.
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
I would find it hard to believe a doctor would tell a patient on iv to go for a walk outside? I would expect a guard to stop anyone wandering outside, just to be sure they were ok.

Yanking out IVs and arresting patients is not good care! :/
The way I read the story the doctor just said "take a walk". The patient then decided to go walk outside. Had the security guard done what you said it wouldn't have ended up like this. But he decided to accuse the guy of stealing and called the cops. As if he was actually trying to abscond with IV equipment he was attached do in a hospital gown with his ass out!

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Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
I'd like to see some security video. Independent evidence.

Both sides of the story sound weird to me.
The patient's side doesn't strike me as weird. Plus, if you have ever hung around a hospital, you will see plenty of patients walking around outside in hospital gowns and IV drips. Quite a lot of them do that to smoke, for example. I have never heard of a patient trying to sell (partially used) IV bags. (My mom works in a hospital.)
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