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Thu Aug 9, 2018, 11:58 AM

Police confronted over alleged 'bait truck' of Nike shoes left in black Chicago community



Community members confronted a circle of police in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood over a "bait truck" allegedly filled with Nike shoes and left open by police aiming to lure potential thieves and make arrests.

"Y'all dirty, man," a man tells officers in an online video of the incident published Thursday. "Y'all see kids playing ball and you pull a f----- Nike truck into the ghetto." Charles McKenzie, an anti-crime activist who put the video on Facebook, told Vox that the truck appeared next to a basketball court frequented by young people in the largely black neighborhood in the South Side of Chicago.

And while both local and federal agencies conduct such "bait" operations, the site reported, neither Chicago police nor the FBI offered comment on the truck. Authorities use everything from fake drugs and modified cars to GPS-affixed packages and bikes to weed out thieves nationwide. Theft of in-transit property, known as cargo theft, caused nearly $27 million in losses in 2016, according to FBI data.

But some community members perceived an alleged bait truck, left in an impoverished neighborhood near a basketball court, as an obvious attempt to target black youth as racially lopsided arrests unfold nationwide.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/08/08/bait-truck-video-shows-chicago-neighbors-confronting-police/936516002/

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Reply Police confronted over alleged 'bait truck' of Nike shoes left in black Chicago community (Original post)
ansible Aug 2018 OP
safeinOhio Aug 2018 #1
marylandblue Aug 2018 #3
oberliner Aug 2018 #4
gopiscrap Aug 2018 #8
unblock Aug 2018 #2
Botany Aug 2018 #5
Tipperary Aug 2018 #6
braddy Aug 2018 #7

Response to ansible (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 12:01 PM

1. Park a donut truck

in front of the police station.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 12:04 PM

3. Or a gun truck in Trump country

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Response to marylandblue (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 12:07 PM

4. Or an "insider trading stock tip" truck at a WH picnic

 

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Response to oberliner (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 12:33 PM

8. Best one yet

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 12:04 PM

2. feed some fake insider information to republicans.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 12:21 PM

5. Solution

DON'T STEAL STUFF

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Response to Botany (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 12:24 PM

6. Exactly.

Do people not teach their kids that anymore?

Think how embarrassed the cops would be if their silly game did not work because the kids were actually honest?

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 12:29 PM

7. If a semi parked on a street is a problem then that neighborhood probably needs some

police attention, if I lived there I would not want to drive out the cops, I would be asking for them to get even more involved.

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