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Fri Jul 27, 2018, 10:00 PM

Ving Rhames held at gunpoint in his own home...911 " a large black man broke in"

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Police held Ving Rhames at gunpoint in his own home after a neighbor told 911 that 'a large black man' had broken in https://t.co/jSEHjeO3I5 https://t.co/vJHuKU7iQk



https://m.sfgate.com/entertainment/the-wrap/article/Ving-Rhames-Says-Police-Held-Him-at-Gunpoint-in-13112311.php

"Rhames shared a story on Sirius XMs Clay Cane show Friday in response to a question about his experience with racism. He said that while in his home one afternoon in Santa Monica, California, police knocked on his door and pointed a gun at him until the chief of police recognized Rhames and told officers to stand down.

Rhames said he was wearing nothing but basketball shorts when he stepped outside and was surrounded by several officers and a police dog. Thankfully, Rhames said the chief of police recognized him, not because of his fame, but because their children both play on the same sports team.

He then said he spoke with the officers, who informed him that a neighbor had called reporting a break-in by a large black man. They provided him with the address of the neighbor, and Rhames went over to the house with an officer, but he said that when he confronted the neighbor, they denied it."

In his own home.
White people ~need~to start calling out racist behavior.








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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 10:03 PM

1. Almost everything about this story pisses me off... but I love the part

where an officer and Ving Rhames go over to the 911 calling neighbor's house.

The police chief should have gone with them, though.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 10:26 PM

3. that's pretty unusual.

have had more than a few anonymous complaints about me, and was never able to get any info at.all.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 28, 2018, 12:36 AM

15. apartment building i lived in yrs ago.. woman yelled into the courtyard...

"to whoever called the police on me blah blah bla.."

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 10:23 PM

2. These scaredy cats need to have citations handed out for reporting false stories

Perhaps then the scaredy cats will stop calling police for seeing POC living their lives on a day to day basis.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 10:28 PM

4. Reminds me of this horrible story: "Police kill a man at his home while responding to a fake call"

A California man was arrested in connection with a prank call to police that led to a man's shooting death in Wichita, Kansas.

The incident is the latest example of swatting, in which a person makes a false report to draw large numbers of law enforcement or SWAT teams to a place or multiple locations.

Wichita Police responded to such a call of a hostage situation on Thursday when they shot a man in his home. Family members identified the victim as 28-year-old Andrew Thomas Finch, CNN affiliate KAKE reported.

https://www.cnn.com/2017/12/30/us/kansas-police-shooting-swatting/index.html

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Response to oberliner (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 28, 2018, 12:33 AM

14. Excellent point.

Swatting is becoming a real law enforcement problem - and I suspect it's being increasingly used by Trumpkins against opponents.

David Hogg, who you'll recall was recently swatted (though luckily he wasn't at home), is probably the best known example. There have no doubt been others.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 10:29 PM

5. Also... If I'd been there I would not have been able to refrain from asking

"What does Marsellus Wallace look like?!!"

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 10:31 PM

7. What a movie!

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 10:30 PM

6. Gawd! In your own home while

Black!

Come on White people.. get a fucking grip.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 10:34 PM

8. I'm assuming he "broke into" the house with a key to the front door.

In broad daylight. Maybe holding a bag of groceries. As burglars do.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 11:39 PM

9. Ving's neighbors should have consulted this handy

Chart before calling the police:

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Response to KCDebbie (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 28, 2018, 12:28 AM

13. Most Republicans have a simple rule though:

If it's white, it's all right.

If it's black, get back - and then call the cops.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 11:49 PM

10. Then the chief of police called to his officers: "It's okay; he's one of the good ones."

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 11:54 PM

11. "They (the neighbor) denied it" even though 911 has your phone number in their logs. Shit head neigh

bor

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2018, 12:07 AM

12. It's a crime to waste police time in England.

Should be a crime in the USA too. 6 months in the slammer should be a good deterrent imo.

Crazy neighbours. Crazy cops

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2018, 01:41 AM

16. "You Lost All Your LA Privileges...."



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