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African-American Cop Says He Was Profiled

Postby Aeritai » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:24 pm

The Detroit Police Department has launched an internal investigation after a black veteran officer said he was racially profiled by a white officer for allegedly carrying too much money.

Christopher Williams, who has been with the department for almost 15 years, was among 100 or so plain clothes officers at the city's police training center on June 6 to log hours for annual requirements.

Todd Perkins, Williams' attorney, told NBC News on Sunday that the officer was in possession of more than $5,000 that his girlfriend, who is also an officer, had asked him to hold. Williams' girlfriend attended the June 6 training and had withdrawn the money during her lunch break to purchase money orders to pay her bills, according to Perkins.

At the end of the daylong training, Williams said he encountered a white officer in the bathroom who saw him shoving money into his pocket. As Williams exited the training center with his girlfriend and walked to the parking lot, he said he was approached by the white officer, who allegedly grabbed him, threw him up against a fence and handcuffed him.

Williams said the white officer, who has been with the department for three years, told him, "You're not supposed to have that kind of money," according to his attorney.

After Williams' girlfriend showed the white officer her bank withdrawal receipt, he let Williams go, Perkins said.Assistant Police Chief James White said Friday that the incident is under investigation and that he was "not asserting blame prematurely."

"I’d like to see what happened," White said in a video posted to the department's Facebook page. "To say that it’s a racial component, I’ve got someone in the bathroom with a very large sum of money on him and an inquiry is being made as to where did you get the money. That’s not unreasonable to me."


Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/bl ... p-n1018046

The rest of the article is in the link for those who want to read more into it. As for my opinion on this matter I think it is mess up that the officer in question was profiled just because he had a large sum of money. Hopefully this wasn't racially motivated and more evidence comes up for the case. If it was racially motivated then the officer that tried arresting Mr. Williams should be held accountable.

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Postby The South Falls » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:27 pm

All the time. This happens all the time and no one gets punished. He finna be put on paid leave and nothing will transpire of it.
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Postby Empire of Asgadr » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:28 pm

Seems like the usual shit transpiring across the pond

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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:29 pm

Why am I not surprised this happened? Shameful. I hope something comes of it, but nothing will probably happen.
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Postby Aeritai » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:32 pm

The South Falls wrote:All the time. This happens all the time and no one gets punished. He finna be put on paid leave and nothing will transpire of it.


If that happened there should be a reform of the entire Department. Never would of thought a African-American Officer would be treated like this by his fellow officer.
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:33 pm

Aeritai wrote:
The South Falls wrote:All the time. This happens all the time and no one gets punished. He finna be put on paid leave and nothing will transpire of it.


If that happened there should be a reform of the entire Department. Never would of thought a African-American Officer would be treated like this by his fellow officer.


Profiling of African-Americans sadly happens far too often.
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Postby Aeritai » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:35 pm

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
Aeritai wrote:
If that happened there should be a reform of the entire Department. Never would of thought a African-American Officer would be treated like this by his fellow officer.


Profiling of African-Americans sadly happens far too often.


I'm aware of that I'm just surprised that it was an African-American officer that was profiled.
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Postby Cekoviu » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:36 pm

Kinda reminds me of that episode in Brooklyn Nine-Nine where Terry gets profiled by another cop and then has to decide whether to fight the battle and jeopardize his chances of being a lieutenant or to let it go and let the officer continue working.
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Postby The South Falls » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:36 pm

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
Aeritai wrote:
If that happened there should be a reform of the entire Department. Never would of thought a African-American Officer would be treated like this by his fellow officer.


Profiling of African-Americans sadly happens far too often.

you walk down the street as me and you casually have cops hard-stare at you through cars
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Postby The Sherpa Empire » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:37 pm

Maybe ask what's up with the money politely when you first see it instead of waiting until after the fact to slam him against a fence and cuff him? I think asking about the money is fair, but why not ask right away when he first noticed it? Sometimes there are legitimate reasons why a person might have a large amount of cash.
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Postby Farnhamia » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:38 pm

Aeritai wrote:
Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
Profiling of African-Americans sadly happens far too often.


I'm aware of that I'm just surprised that it was an African-American officer that was profiled.

Apparently black is easier to see than blue.

I mean, if the white officer thought the black officer was in violation of the law, couldn't he have just said, "I do beg your pardon, old chap, but were you aware of the ordinance that prohibits the carrying of more than five-thousand dollars on one's person?" White people are always polite, you know. Throwing him up against a fence or whatever and cuffing him? Seems ... what's the word? excessive.

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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:39 pm

The South Falls wrote:
Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
Profiling of African-Americans sadly happens far too often.

you walk down the street as me and you casually have cops hard-stare at you through cars


Very often that phrase of “police did this because I was (activity) while being black” is a sad reality for black people. :-/
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Postby The New California Republic » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:47 pm

One copper thinking another is bent on account of being black and having some money? Jeez Louise...

EDIT: I should probably clarify: "bent" means corrupt in British slang. It can also mean homosexual, but I do not mean it that way in this context.
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Postby Cekoviu » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:52 pm

The New California Republic wrote:One copper thinking another is bent on account of being black and having some money? Jeez Louise...

EDIT: I should probably clarify: "bent" means corrupt in British slang. It can also mean homosexual, but I do not mean it that way in this context.

This is probably the most British post I've ever seen you make.
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:53 pm

The New California Republic wrote:One copper thinking another is bent on account of being black and having some money? Jeez Louise...

EDIT: I should probably clarify: "bent" means corrupt in British slang. It can also mean homosexual, but I do not mean it that way in this context.


I thought you meant “crooked” so, wasn’t too far.
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Postby Aeritai » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:53 pm

The New California Republic wrote:One copper thinking another is bent on account of being black and having some money? Jeez Louise...

EDIT: I should probably clarify: "bent" means corrupt in British slang. It can also mean homosexual, but I do not mean it that way in this context.


Its pretty mess tbh I hope the Officer gets held accountable for this action and not go on paid leave.
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Postby Scomagia » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:54 pm

What's the issue? A cop rolling around with that kind of cash is pretty sketchy.
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Postby Loben The 2nd » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:55 pm

Scomagia wrote:What's the issue? A cop rolling around with that kind of cash is pretty sketchy.


How much was he carrying?

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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:55 pm

Scomagia wrote:What's the issue? A cop rolling around with that kind of cash is pretty sketchy.


Enough to warrant coming out, and handcuffing the officer without evidence of wrongdoing?Really?
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Postby The New California Republic » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:57 pm

Cekoviu wrote:
The New California Republic wrote:One copper thinking another is bent on account of being black and having some money? Jeez Louise...

EDIT: I should probably clarify: "bent" means corrupt in British slang. It can also mean homosexual, but I do not mean it that way in this context.

This is probably the most British post I've ever seen you make.

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Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:I thought you meant “crooked” so, wasn’t too far.

Yeah, that's kinda what it means too, in relation to being corrupt.
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Postby Aeritai » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:57 pm

Scomagia wrote:What's the issue? A cop rolling around with that kind of cash is pretty sketchy.


The Officer could've asked Williams where he got the money from.
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Loben The 2nd wrote:
Scomagia wrote:What's the issue? A cop rolling around with that kind of cash is pretty sketchy.


How much was he carrying?

Five grand.
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Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
Scomagia wrote:What's the issue? A cop rolling around with that kind of cash is pretty sketchy.


Enough to warrant coming out, and handcuffing the officer without evidence of wrongdoing?Really?

No, that part was overkill. I'm still not seeing any evidence that it was race based.
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:00 pm

Scomagia wrote:
Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
Enough to warrant coming out, and handcuffing the officer without evidence of wrongdoing?Really?

No, that part was overkill. I'm still not seeing any evidence that it was race based.


I wouldn’t be surprised if this was profiling. It’s become far too common, sadly. I hope the investigation, if there is one, clarifies what happened.
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Postby Fartsniffage » Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:01 pm

Question. Are there laws in the US about how much cash people can carry?
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