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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 05:27 AM

...And now, another episode of "Blame It On The Non-Existent Black Perp."

St. Kate's guard who shot himself had cops looking for ‘black male’ suspect
Thursday, September 14, 2017 by Susan Du in News


Brent Ahlers' shooting: 55 cops, four K-9s, one State Patrol helicopter... zero armed black males roaming the St. Kate's campus.

A campus-wide, building-to-building sweep of the school grounds lasted four hours.

St. Paul Police patrolled the wooded area on campus where the 25-year-old guard, Brent Patrick Ahlers, said he’d been attacked. They set up a perimeter around St. Catherine’s and conducted an “exhaustive” search, with 55 officers, four police K-9s, and a Minnesota State Patrol aircraft circling overhead.

Highland Park residents wondering what all the ruckus was about tuned in to the police scanner. As tweeted by one regular scanner listener, they heard the suspect described as a "black male" wearing a navy blue sweatshirt, black jeans, and a short afro.




“The idea there were all these cops swarming around, looking in alleys and looking for a black male … everyone was so on edge and high-alert,” says neighbor Lisa Clark.

Police did not locate a suspect, however, and called off the search just after midnight, leaving the cops and campus to worry about an armed and dangerous suspect on the loose.

The next night, Ahlers came clean: The only active shooter on Tuesday was him.

http://www.citypages.com/news/st-kates-guard-who-shot-himself-had-cops-looking-for-black-male-suspect/444455793

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Reply ...And now, another episode of "Blame It On The Non-Existent Black Perp." (Original post)
MrScorpio Sep 2017 OP
hatrack Sep 2017 #1
Lee Adama Sep 2017 #3
yardwork Sep 2017 #2
forgotmylogin Sep 2017 #4
sarisataka Sep 2017 #5
forgotmylogin Sep 2017 #7
sarisataka Sep 2017 #9
forgotmylogin Sep 2017 #11
Roy Rolling Sep 2017 #6
dalton99a Sep 2017 #8
sarisataka Sep 2017 #10
Gothmog Sep 2017 #12

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 06:27 AM

1. Gosh, that series has been a classic since its modern debut in SC back in 1994!!

Even though The Susan Smith Show started out as a regional offering, BIOTNEBP has been pulling down boffo ratings ever since in city after city and region after region.

(I wonder if Quick Draw McGraw in your story was playing cowboy, or dropped his weapon. I'd say odds that he was are substantially greater than zero).

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Response to hatrack (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 06:41 AM

3. They stole the idea from post Civil War era shows that ran the same plot time after time.

 

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 06:37 AM

2. Disgusting. I hope they throw the book at him.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 07:46 AM

4. Are there no black men on that campus?

That description was so generic that it could fit anyone and I'm shocked they didn't apply it to someone.

That's like issuing an APB for a "slightly overweight caucasian male".

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 08:05 AM

5. Almost none

St. Kate's enrollment is s96% female

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 08:07 AM

7. Aha! That makes so much more sense.

So fortunate there didn't happen to be one dude walking his dog nearby...

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 08:40 AM

9. It worked against him

As police never released his suspect description to the public during the search. They had no confidence in his description

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:05 AM

11. I suspect even police understand the folly...

of saying "Hey we're looking for a black man, let us know if you see him!"

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 08:05 AM

6. "Round up the usual suspects"

The 1950s media were even smarter than that. I saw an episode of the 1950s TV show "Highway Patrol" recently. All of the criminals were white. I have yet to see an AA criminal. For whatever reason, it demonstrates today's bias.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 08:13 AM

8. And all the comments saying "Case closed - Nothing to see - Move on"

They're so goddamn predictable

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 08:54 AM

10. The vast majority of comments

In City Pages are closer to "throw the book at him" than "nothing to see here"
Also this is the headline story in the St Paul paper. The actual prep is being charged and has been fired by the University.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:14 AM

12. K&R

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