Cop called on black man in his own pool

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/07/12/cop-called-on-black-man-in-his.html

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so, wait. the police department won’t do anything unless this man files a formal complaint? isn’t that a dangerous precedent to set? What’s to prevent the cops from threatening him to keep him from complaining?

I’m guessing they are just hoping he’ll say he’s not going to put up with that BS and move somewhere else…

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growing up in Indiana, this comes as no surprise.

One thing that Hoosiers are not are racially tolerant. That was an uncomfortable thing that I had to deal with growing up, having crosses burned on neighbor’s lawns, crazy.

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In before “Well, if he’d just had a better attitude about the whole thing, there wouldn’t have been any problem!”

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The amount of grace it takes to be black or non-white in this country is heartbreaking.

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Luxury apartment complex. RentingWhileBlack is probably a violation of the lease.

The company overseeing River Crossing confirmed by telephone that the manager seen in Shayne’s video is on leave and under investigation.

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Oh no, they’re not really racists. They simply can’t believe that a young black man could afford to live in an upscale apartment amongst mostly white people.

See how denial works?

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How can these people see the multiple stories just like this on the news and think to themselves, “I need to get in on being publicly shamed and/or fired.”?

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I wondered what would happen if somebody did this at the last pool racism post. I definitely wouldn’t feel comfortable giving my address out to people like that, mainly because if they harass me here I’m sure they’ll start targeting me in my home. So… now I know what happens if you don’t feel safe in the first place. Fuck though…

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Ah, if only. They seem to be hooked on something a lot harder to get off of than opioids.

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Silly Kobrakai, Hoosiers don’t read newspapers or watch real news. They stay tuned into Fux news 'cuz they don’t want to have their little eyes see something that might upset their world view.

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WTF, white women?

I trust white people less as each week passes. Which puts me in a rather odd spot, sharing that melanin deficiency, and all.

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BB’s regular coverage of cops being racistly (hey, new word!) negligent towards black people has been great, but it happens a lot to other minorities too…

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Indiana…

Didn’t they elect Pence as governor a few years back?

Because that pretty much explains everything in this video.

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Some states have “police officers bill of rights” statutes which make it very difficult to take action against officers unless a very formal procedure is followed. Some states are trying to modify these laws so that they aren’t just invincibility shields.

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It’s striking how, you could have seen this exact local news segment 25 years ago, but today it represents a completely new kind of news. In the nineties, it’d be a chin-stroking reminder that, hmm, pockets of racism still exist, but the very fact that we’re all so mad about it proves we’ve turned a corner. Future Turmp voters could heartily wave their pitchforks at the evil manager, cheering with secret relief that the sacrificial lamb for the year had already been chosen.

But now this sort of thing gets reported quantitatively; people will react to the story by posting video after portrait video of the exact same thing happening everywhere. The medium is the message, and the message is “why make examples, when you can make a list”. So it’s starting to dawn on certain audiences that pretending to be appalled may no longer earn you a free pass for your own attitudes. Some will just stop pretending, but some, hopefully, will begin to judge themselves against the standards they always claimed to have.

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Seen that picture before. Sound is not necessarily appropriate for the event but the band and music are worth checking out.

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They only watch Fox news.

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Off-duty officers working security are the worst. They still carry all the institutional bias and preference for force that they have while on-duty, but have even less public accountability!

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