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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:52 AM

"Now is not the right time to wear a hoodie"

Police inundated with reported sightings of Christopher Dorner

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Pasadena bail bondsmen Ishmael Trone urged law enforcement officers and black men to be cautious while Dorner remains on the loose.

"You can't recklessly stop African Americans," Trone said. "We still have to insure that citizens believe the police are there to protect and serve. We should not ignite fear in the African American community."

With tensions running high, Trone said black men should avoid even the most banal confrontations with the police.

"Make sure you have your identification make sure you cooperate with the police; now is not the right time to wear a hoodie," Trone said.

And the threat from amped up police officers extends beyond the black community. Two Latina women in Torrance were shot by officers who thought their car looked like the one driven by Dorner. The car did not match the description.

http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_22548779/numerous-false-sightings-christopher-dorner-reported-across-southern

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Reply "Now is not the right time to wear a hoodie" (Original post)
The Straight Story Feb 2013 OP
nc4bo Feb 2013 #1
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #6
jberryhill Feb 2013 #2
libtodeath Feb 2013 #3
yardwork Feb 2013 #4
niyad Feb 2013 #5
yardwork Feb 2013 #15
niyad Feb 2013 #16
yardwork Feb 2013 #17
Duer 157099 Feb 2013 #13
yardwork Feb 2013 #14
Duer 157099 Feb 2013 #18
yardwork Feb 2013 #20
gollygee Feb 2013 #7
JaneyVee Feb 2013 #8
socialist_n_TN Feb 2013 #9
2pooped2pop Feb 2013 #10
laundry_queen Feb 2013 #19
flamingdem Feb 2013 #11
flamingdem Feb 2013 #12
RedCappedBandit Feb 2013 #21
Earth_First Feb 2013 #22

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:59 AM

1. Even with innocent citizens taking appropriate precautions, they run the risk of being shot first

and being questioned last.

Black men over the age of 12, just stay indoors to avoid trigger happy popo.

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Response to nc4bo (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:24 AM

6. When LAPD shoots first, generally there isn't enough tissue left

to ask any questions of.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:19 AM

2. Mandatory background checks for hoodie purchases

Oy

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:07 AM

3. Can it be said that the LAPD is a rampaging bunch of racist thugs?

advicing people not to look "black" is somehow acceptable?

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:11 AM

4. What if the only jacket a person has is a hoodie?

This is a serious question. The "authorities" put out these warnings as if everybody has a spare tan jacket that they can pull out of their suburban closet and wear instead of their hoodie. Lots of people only have one coat - a hoodie. Lots of people have to go out in the evening because their jobs require it. It's not so easy to simply stop looking like a black man in a hoodie if you happen to be a black man who wears a hoodie.

This kind of thing really irritates me.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:17 AM

5. your points are most valid. the "authority" in this case is a bail bondsman??

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Response to niyad (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:41 PM

15. I don't know why but it reminds me of being in elementary school.

Same kind of attitude.

How are you, friend? I'm sending you a heart!

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Response to yardwork (Reply #15)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:45 PM

16. THANK YOU for my heart!!

doing okay here, waiting for snow. how are you doing?

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Response to niyad (Reply #16)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:46 PM

17. Doing well, thank you. No snow. Take care of yourself!

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Response to yardwork (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:38 PM

13. No kidding.

It's like telling the people of NOLA to get in their SUVs and leave town before Katrina.

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Response to Duer 157099 (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:41 PM

14. It's exactly like that. Same kind of clueless condescension. Annoys the hell out of me.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:50 PM

18. Yep. Or

telling poor people they are poor because they don't save any money.

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Response to Duer 157099 (Reply #18)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:54 PM

20. Yes, it sums up the attitude of Republicans toward everybody else. Selfish and narrow-minded.

Totally lacking in imagination or empathy. Morally bankrupt.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:08 AM

7. They're blaming this on people wearing hoodies?

Like if you're wearing a hoodie, it isn't their fault if you get shot?

How about if they be more careful?

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:12 AM

8. How about instead now's not the time to shoot at people without properly ID'ing them.

And even then, handcuffs, use them.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:16 AM

9. Way to "Protect and Serve" LAPD........

What about old white guys who wear hoodies? This shit REALLY gets on my nerves. These fuckers think they can shoot anybody they please because they're "on edge". What bullshit. If you hadn't made an enemy of almost every segment of the Los Angeles population, you might get more sympathy.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:30 PM

10. wow, driving while black just stepped up another notch.

Being black with a hoodie (or apparently Asian, old ,and delivering papers) could cause the police to shoot you.

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Response to 2pooped2pop (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:53 PM

19. I suppose Zimmerman should've applied with the LAPD - he'd have fit right in. nt

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:34 PM

11. Yesterday I saw a man fitting Dorner's description more or less

sitting on the curb while cops - three cop cars with lights flashing - searched his Mercedes. He seemed calm enough and was telling the cops how to disassemble his trunk to look further, from what I could tell.

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:34 PM

12. Adding: this was in West Los Angeles

so they're throwing a wide net

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 06:03 PM

21. Basically confessing they're a bunch of racist thugs.

Incompetent ones, at that.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 06:05 PM

22. This is FUCT.

Unbelievable.

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