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Found this on BBC News - White woman defends black man from US police

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posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 09:37 PM
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wo Washington Metro Police officers - both black - were responding to a household burglary alarm in a posh District of Columbia neighbourhood and encountered a 64-year-old black man carrying two bags. When they questioned him, they say he became "loud and boisterous". They ordered him to the ground.
White woman defends black man from US police

Note: Notice that both of the police are black. Police claim man was "loud and boisterous".




She instructed her housekeeper to record the events. She said she knew the man - a local worker - and that the police had no right to detain him. She told the officers that she was a lawyer and, upon learning the address of the burglary report, that they weren't even on the right street.


Note: The woman said she knew the man. Also, the buglary was not on the same street. And to top it all off....




As for the original burglary report, the Post says that the alarm was due to a wrong code entered by the home's occupant.



Strange times these days.




posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 09:57 PM
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a reply to: feldercarb

Just shows what I said in another thread. They'll go for anyone who seems powerless. They only fear wealthy people who can afford lawyers or in this case lawyers themselves.

I wish I could personally thank this woman. It's nice to see someone standing up for others.



posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 10:20 PM
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So out of control it's disgusting.



posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 10:24 PM
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What difference does it make if she was white and he was black?

One person defended another persons rights. Good for her!



posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 10:29 PM
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a reply to: MALBOSIA

Very often the race of the police and citizens plays a strong part in the entire case. Not always though, sometimes the media will report it as racial or hint at a bias.



posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 10:32 PM
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a reply to: MALBOSIA

Because it shows that "ALL' are not racist. It also shows that we can care about each even if we are not of the "same race". We can be nice to each other and stick up for each other and not based on the color of our skin. It's just that so many times our society keeps telling us that we are different or unsympathetic to each other; but when we become just people the story is quite different.



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 01:45 AM
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Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson don't care about when white people help black people from white people. Its counter productive to their agenda.



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 02:59 AM
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a reply to: MALBOSIA


Why did they have to mention their gender, too? Or the occupations of those involved? Age? It is all so discriminatory.. should have read like so:

People - both humans - were responding to a burglary alarm in a location and encountered a person carrying two bags. When they questioned the person, they say the person became "loud and boisterous". They ordered the person to the ground.

Then, it wouldn't be interesting and people like you would be happier.



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 04:04 AM
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originally posted by: MALBOSIA
What difference does it make if she was white and he was black?

One person defended another persons rights. Good for her!


Not often will the US media even report on any race helping another one, because it doesn't fit their agenda. The agenda has been to antagonize the Black community while pretending to be their defenders. Just watch all the race baiting they do.



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 04:10 AM
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a reply to: WhatAreThey

Age and sex are relevant, race or ski n colour isn't, unless the incident is related to racism.



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 04:40 AM
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series of unfortunate events..

police respond to a mistaken burglary alarm.. nothing wrong with that

police go to searching for suspects in the vicinity.. nothing wrong with that

police find a man with two bags (remember burglary), possible suspect.. nothing wrong with that

police question man, man fails to comply, suspicion rises.. nothing wrong with that

police order suspect on the ground for failing to comply given the circumstances why wouldnt they order a suspect who fails to comply on the ground?.. nothing wrong with that

honestly this is so blown out of proportion its almost comical, police doing their job but due to the public perception of racism and police brutality its news..

its a series of unfortunate events, and as far as the article goes the police did nothing wrong only doing their job.. even old people can be thieves..



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 05:40 AM
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originally posted by: ProleUK
a reply to: WhatAreThey

Age and sex are relevant, race or ski n colour isn't, unless the incident is related to racism.





How a black man is treated in a posh DC neighborhood is relevant. Although it may not truly be racially relevant, unless you have your head in the sand, most people would at least question how the situation would have played out if he was white, so the information is relevant for the reader to digest.


edit on 9-10-2014 by Halfswede because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 05:48 AM
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originally posted by: MALBOSIA
What difference does it make if she was white and he was black?

One person defended another persons rights. Good for her!


Would you truly be feeling as strongly if he was white? (In reference to the "Good for her!". Serious question. Maybe you would, but I think many feel a bit more proud of her because deep down there is a known history of inequality in treatment. Is that correct thinking? maybe..maybe not



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 05:54 AM
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a reply to: Halfswede

I'm not from that area or know of it.

Seeking out or looking for a race angle where there is none only promotes racism by enforcing division. We won't combat racism or encourage society to not look at race or skin colour, when people use it even in a supposedly positive way. It either doesn't matter or it does.



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 05:57 AM
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originally posted by: MALBOSIA
What difference does it make if she was white and he was black?

One person defended another persons rights. Good for her!


While I agree with sentiment.

It does make a HUGE difference in 'Merica.



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 06:03 AM
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originally posted by: choos
police find a man with two bags (remember burglary), possible suspect.. nothing wrong with that


I wonder how many white men were walking around in the vicinity with bags?

And you find nothing wrong with this?



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 06:21 AM
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originally posted by: ProleUK
a reply to: Halfswede

I'm not from that area or know of it.

Seeking out or looking for a race angle where there is none only promotes racism by enforcing division. We won't combat racism or encourage society to not look at race or skin colour, when people use it even in a supposedly positive way. It either doesn't matter or it does.



I respectfully disagree. People are of different races, and they should not be afraid to be so. There are deep cultural and physical differences among all of the races and even among the same generic race there are cultural and physiological (Nordic vs. Italian) differences.

Whoever decided we should "not see color" was taking a very disrespectful stance to the cultural and historical reality. Yes, there is a lot of crossover now, and lines are much more blurred, but there are real differences that people shouldn't feel like they have to deny. Everyone should be treated fairly and equally, but to say that we are all the same is silly and ignorant. It has become so shameful for people to celebrate and be proud of their heritage or uniqueness.

Does everyone within a group or supbgroup fit some stereotype? Of course not, but to deny that there are differences is culturally insensitive and naive.



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 06:41 AM
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originally posted by: IslandOfMisfitToys

originally posted by: choos
police find a man with two bags (remember burglary), possible suspect.. nothing wrong with that


I wonder how many white men were walking around in the vicinity with bags?

And you find nothing wrong with this?


and how many people were walking about the vicinity with bags?? the police believed they were looking for a suspect in a burglary.. they found someone carrying bags..

what were they supposed to do??

let a possible suspect walk away without questioning them?? then they wouldnt be doing their job.. or do you expect police to magically know what everyone is carrying inside their bags?



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 06:51 AM
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a reply to: Halfswede

No one should feel ashamed of their race or skin colour for sure, but they shouldn't be proud of it either. Pride in that just slaps the face of equality on both cheeks.

Culture on the other hand is a different kettle of fish.

All you are doing is allowing people the right to discriminate by saying skin colour and race do matter; neither can be changed or credit given to the person for being so, no more than a person feeling pride for having blue eyes.



edit on 9-10-2014 by ProleUK because: Typo

edit on 9-10-2014 by ProleUK because: Typo



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 07:05 AM
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Sorry double post, dam tablet

edit on 9-10-2014 by ProleUK because: Stupidity




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