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Three Black Students Wrongfully Arrested Waiting for the Bus

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posted on Dec, 3 2013 @ 05:14 PM
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The police still target black youth. The prison statistics prove this. I'm a little outraged over this.


Three African-American students who were waiting for their school bus in Rochester, New York were arrested on Wednesday morning when a police officer ordered them to “disperse,” even though witnesses claim they did nothing wrong.



The police report claims that the boys were blocking “pedestrian traffic while standing on a public sidewalk…preventing free passage of citizens walking by and attempting to enter and exit a store…Your complainant gave several lawful clear and concise orders for the group to disperse and leave the area without compliance [sic].” But all three students and the coach disagree with the police version of events


I hope these teens can find a good lawyer. At least it is making the news, that is a start. The reason for the arrests are absolutely absurd.




posted on Dec, 3 2013 @ 05:21 PM
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Wow I am not shocked at all. I live in Rochester, Ny and a lot of the police here will admit to you that they are told to target black people



posted on Dec, 3 2013 @ 05:24 PM
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Sounds like the cops were just some real a##holes. If it had been just the kids I would have thought maybe but they even threatened to arrest the coach. One of the biggest problems is that this stuff goes on all the time and 99.9% of the time the cops get away with it. We are supposed to be able to believe what law enforcement tells us but any more it is very difficult.



posted on Dec, 3 2013 @ 05:27 PM
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Where's George Zimmerman when you need him to take the law into his own hands...

Black teenagers are his, as Obi Wan Kenobi put it so eloquently, his "speciality"...
(Bad joke...but we need a little levity in this situation before we all get out of hand).

edit on 3-12-2013 by the owlbear because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 3 2013 @ 05:31 PM
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...and somebody will come along with a completely unrelated account of a white person assaulted by a black teen and use that as justification for "yeah, beat 'em all...since you know, they are all alike..."



posted on Dec, 3 2013 @ 05:36 PM
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dorkfish87
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Wow I am not shocked at all. I live in Rochester, Ny and a lot of the police here will admit to you that they are told to target black people


That is horrible. It would be nice to record some high up in the police force saying that.

It is no wonder so many young blacks do not trust the police. When you are treated like a criminal just for the color of your skin, or in this case simply waiting on a bus. These kids were going to a ball game, they were doing nothing wrong, they were doing something positive with their life only to be punished.

There are far too many cases just like this. I do believe it is important to share stories like this. With enough outrage from concerned citizens, maybe things like this will not happen. (or at least not happen as often)


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posted on Dec, 3 2013 @ 05:44 PM
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That was fast...
Refer to the post above then to my other posts...



posted on Dec, 3 2013 @ 05:46 PM
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Did you even bother to read the article?

Here is another snippet from that article:


Coach Scott arrived as the boys were being handcuffed and was threatened with arrest. “He goes on to say, ‘If you don’t disperse, you’re going to get booked as well,’” Scott remembered. “I said, ‘Sir, I’m the adult. I’m their varsity basketball coach. How can you book me? What am I doing wrong? Matter of fact, what are these guys doing wrong?’” “One of the police officers actually told me, if he had a big enough caravan, he would take all of us downtown,” he recalled



“These young men were doing nothing wrong, nothing wrong. They did exactly what they were supposed to do and still they get arrested,” Scott said. “I’m speaking to the officers with dignity…and still and yet – they see me get treated like nothing.”
Rochester school board member Mary Adams voiced her outrage at the arraignment. “I think the charges should be immediately dropped and I think the district attorney’s office should be stepping in and looking at these kinds of matters,” she stated. “I’m very concerned about a pattern of young people being abused by police authority,” Adams told WHEC. “To me, this seems like a really clear case, part of a pattern.”


This looks like a case where these kids were targeted because of their skin color. They were arrested because they didn't leave when the cops told them to, they didn't leave because they were waiting on their coach. When the coach arrived(which verifies that those kids were indeed waiting on the sidewalk for a reason) the police then threaten to arrest him.

The police were way out of line here, no doubt about it.


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posted on Dec, 3 2013 @ 06:00 PM
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making the assumption that this coach was smoking crack or drinking, when you know nothing about the man other than the fact that he is black, makes your racism blatant.

This coach is a good man, he volunteers, helps kids focus their lives, and gives back to the community.



posted on Dec, 3 2013 @ 06:02 PM
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dorkfish87
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Wow I am not shocked at all. I live in Rochester, Ny and a lot of the police here will admit to you that they are told to target black people


The level of overt racism is staggering. I'm about an hour away from Philly and the same things go on in my town (Reading) and in Philly.

Non-whites = GUILTY to the pigs.

Derek



posted on Dec, 3 2013 @ 06:09 PM
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posted on Dec, 3 2013 @ 06:11 PM
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If you had read the article you would know the race of the persons involved. And most sane people these days are aware that whether or not a person is guilty of something has nothing to do with the level of pigmentation in their skin. I'm sickened that I'm from this species sometimes.



posted on Dec, 3 2013 @ 06:12 PM
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dorkfish87
If you had read the article you would know the race of the persons involved. And most sane people these days are aware that whether or not a person is guilty of something has nothing to do with the level of pigmentation in their skin. I'm sickened that I'm from this species sometimes.


Soemone called for the police, that much is evident, something wasn't right



posted on Dec, 3 2013 @ 06:13 PM
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That would be like saying that white coaches are all pedophiles.

The fact is if you are black, you will be stopped, questioned, and possibly arrested for just standing around in some areas in the USA.

Why is it that if a black person and white person have to see a judge for any crime, statistically the black person will receive a harsher sentence?



posted on Dec, 3 2013 @ 06:15 PM
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ldyserenity


Soemone called for the police, that much is evident, something wasn't right


People call the police for stupid reasons all the time. The article said nothing about a police call, the police said they got complaints but given their actions I do not give their testimony any weight.



posted on Dec, 3 2013 @ 06:15 PM
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Living here in Rochester, and being white, I can testify to you that most of the time the police are called, they are called for no reason. It's entirely likely that they were simply standing there for the coach and got called on for being black in public. I'm sure this kind of thing happens everywhere, but here I have actually witnessed White people calling on people because their skin tone was suspiciously dark.



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