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LA Black Man Arrested While Taking Out the Trash

Postby Insaanistan » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:20 pm

Taking out the trash isn’t a euphemism here, folks.
Police in LA were responding to a domestic violence call when three blocks away from the destination they spotted a man outside.

One officer inquired if that was the suspect, as they had no real clue what the suspect looked like.
The other officer’s answer?
“Probably.”

Was it a man running who looked like he had run three blocks? No.
But the man was black, and for those officers, that meant he “probably” was their suspect.
They handcuffed him as he called for his girlfriend and maintained he was not the man they were looking for.

Oh, and guess what? Their real suspect? He’s white.

Add taking out the trash to the list of things black people can’t do without being arrested or shot by police in America, below waiting at Starbucks and above literally sleeping.

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Postby Major-Tom » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:22 pm

News at eleven, cops by and large receive no training to shed their preconceived biases of Black Americans, which results in lunacy.
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Postby Christian Confederation » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:22 pm

Yet another excuse for the imminent riots
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Postby Major-Tom » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:24 pm

Christian Confederation wrote:Yet another excuse for the imminent riots


Speaking of preconceived biases.
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Postby Broader Confederate States » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:24 pm

Is anyone even surprised at this point? That's basically what police do. I guess you could argue that it happening in Los Angeles is interesting, but even that's tenuous. California is no less racist than anywhere else, it's just racist in a different way. Usually. Sometimes it's good old down-home racist, see here.
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Postby Kowani » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:40 pm

"black man arrested while police looked for white suspect"
yeah this is very common i don't know why anyone's surprised by now
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Postby Bombadil » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:44 pm

Christian Confederation wrote:Yet another excuse for the imminent riots


MLK had a quote along the lines of 'I wish you'd shown as much concern for the causes of unrest as you do about the actual unrest'.
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Postby Maineiacs » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:46 pm

Kowani wrote:"black man arrested while police looked for white suspect"
yeah this is very common i don't know why anyone's surprised by now



The only thing surprising about this is if anyone is actually surprised by this.
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Postby Reformed Zeon » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:47 pm

There is absolutely no excuse for this; these officers are in the wrong and anything less than a full condemnation of their actions is laughable.

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Postby Borderlands of Rojava » Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:56 pm

Christian Confederation wrote:Yet another excuse for the imminent riots


Funny how the only place black people are rioting right now is in your mind.
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Postby Psycho Peoples » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:52 pm

He shouldn’t have been taking out the trash...... :roll:

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Postby Stellar Colonies » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:52 pm

This could probably go in the police thread.
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Postby The 189 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:56 pm

Three blocks away? Damn dude. They need to train police better on how street addresses and GPS and whatnot work.
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Postby Atheara » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:01 pm

The 189 wrote:Three blocks away? Damn dude. They need to train police better on how street addresses and GPS and whatnot work.

Gotta agree. Most US Police are like this, you rarely see the good ones.
You can see good police officers from biker channels ngl.
But that is also a rare occasion.
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Postby The Two Jerseys » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:14 pm

I don't know where OP is getting the idea that the cops were responding to a call three blocks away, because that linked article says it was the guy's next door neighbor who called the police...
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Postby The 189 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:16 pm

Atheara wrote:
The 189 wrote:Three blocks away? Damn dude. They need to train police better on how street addresses and GPS and whatnot work.

Gotta agree. Most US Police are like this, you rarely see the good ones.
You can see good police officers from biker channels ngl.
But that is also a rare occasion.


It's not the first case where cops have gotten confused and went to the wrong house/apartment. Checking house/apartment numbers seems like a relatively simple non-controversial thing to cover in police training, and it would cut down at least some of these "arrested a random black bystander" cases.
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Postby Rusozak » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:03 pm

Christian Confederation wrote:Yet another excuse for the imminent riots


The confederate flag makes me think you have a lot of preconceived assumptions about black people.
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Postby Christian Confederation » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:12 pm

Rusozak wrote:
Christian Confederation wrote:Yet another excuse for the imminent riots


The confederate flag makes me think you have a lot of preconceived assumptions about black people.

I'm talking about last year
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Postby Cannot think of a name » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:15 pm

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Is anyone even surprised at this point? That's basically what police do. I guess you could argue that it happening in Los Angeles is interesting, but even that's tenuous. California is no less racist than anywhere else, it's just racist in a different way. Usually. Sometimes it's good old down-home racist, see here.

California has a rich tapestry of racism, especially via the Los Angeles Police Department. And the Oakland Police Department. You go inland enough and north enough and it's straight up Klan-style.

We have culturally diverse areas and comparatively liberal policies (really kind of arguable, we're a boogeyman more than a hot bed of 'far left' governance. But that's another thread), but those places are riddled with the same long standing racial issues as anywhere else. We're not Mississippi, but we have loooooong standing issues that even if they're being addressed are deeply rooted and won't go away overnight.

Mostly they'll go away by people going, "Are you fucking serious? A black man can't take out his goddamn trash if a white man committed a crime nearby? Get your fucking shit together LAPD. You're already late."
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Postby Dofelkvic » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:17 pm

"The officers were responding to a 911 call made by Austin’s neighbor about her ex-boyfriend, who was white; no description of the suspect is given in the call." well, no wonder they arrested the wrong one. the officer didn't even say, "this black dude?" he just say "this dude?" probably because he was the closest man in the vicinity.

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Postby Orostan » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:20 pm

Christian Confederation wrote:Yet another excuse for the imminent riots

Amazing words coming from a person with a confederate flag!
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Postby Kilobugya » Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:20 am

That my first reaction was relief "at least they didn't shoot or choke him to death this time" shows are f*cked up things are...
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Postby Northern Socialist Council Republics » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:17 am

Christian Confederation wrote:Yet another excuse for the imminent riots

When things like this happen on a regular basis, there should be riots.

I’m not quite Page, and I think there is inherent value in obeying the law and maintaining the public order. But that is conditional on the assumption that the law will ensure that I am reasonably safe in an orderly society.

People whose fundamental human dignity are not protected by the law and by officers of the law have no moral obligation to uphold public order. In fact, I would argue they have a moral obligation to disrupt it.
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Postby The Two Jerseys » Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:26 am

Dofelkvic wrote:"The officers were responding to a 911 call made by Austin’s neighbor about her ex-boyfriend, who was white; no description of the suspect is given in the call." well, no wonder they arrested the wrong one. the officer didn't even say, "this black dude?" he just say "this dude?" probably because he was the closest man in the vicinity.

Granted the police really could've handled the situation better, but it's not like they're just cruising around harassing black people, the report said "a male at address X" and he was a male at address X.
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