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"All Black People" Asked to Leave S. Jersey Wal-Mart
NBC Philadelphia ^ | 3/17/2010 | beat writer

Posted on 03/17/2010 6:00:06 AM PDT by Hoodat

Store is looking at security video to figure out who made the announcement

Wal-Mart officials are looking at security tapes after an announcement was made for "all black people'' to leave a store in South Jersey.

A man used the public-address system at the Route 42 store in Washington Township Sunday night and calmly announced: "Attention Wal-Mart customers: All black people leave the store now.''

Patricia Covington and Shelia Ellington were inside the store when it happened and told the Courier Post that customers and store employees looked stuneed when they heard it.

"In 2010, I want to know why such statements are being made because it flies in the face of what we teach them [our kids] at home, and that's tolerance for people," said Ellington.

Ellington and other customers let store management and police know they were upset.

They asked the store to use the same announcement system to apologize to customers that night, which it did.

Wal-Mart management called the incident "unacceptable," and said it's working to make sure nothing like this happens at any other stores.

Washington Township police and the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office are investigating the incident as a possible bias crime.

"I can't believe it in this day and age," Covington told the paper. "Wal-Mart needs to be more responsible."

Covington and Elllington are boycotting the store.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcphiladelphia.com ...


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it flies in the face of what we teach them [our kids] at home

Your kids are taught at home that they are victims who will always require someone else to fight their battles for them. You don't seem to have a problem when government tells Asian students to get out of the admissions line at our Universities.

1 posted on 03/17/2010 6:00:06 AM PDT by Hoodat
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To: Hoodat

This immediately brought to mind the time that ABC was televising a baseball game and left an open microphone on the top of a team dugout. One of the fans was talking into the microphone, saying “Howard (Cosell) no one likes you...”


2 posted on 03/17/2010 6:03:56 AM PDT by TommyDale (Independent - I already left the GOP because they were too liberal)
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To: Hoodat

To me, this sounds like either a prank by some idiot kids or worse, a setup for a lawsuit.


3 posted on 03/17/2010 6:04:12 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("I AM JIM THOMPSON and moderates make me PUKE!!!")
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To: Hoodat

..and who is the culprit? Who was responsible for this? Whats his name and where’s his photo?


4 posted on 03/17/2010 6:05:05 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: Mr. Jazzy

Probably a prank, but people should not live with a chip on their shoulder.


5 posted on 03/17/2010 6:05:31 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Hoodat

Let’s get it right:

“store employees looked stuneed when they heard it.”

stuneed = stuned


6 posted on 03/17/2010 6:05:31 AM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: TommyDale

“are investigating the incident as a possible bias crime.”

Unless, of course, it was done by a black person. Then, never mind.


7 posted on 03/17/2010 6:05:49 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Hoodat

Wow! The police had to get involved?! Must be a special “hurt feelings” division of the police force. Blacks have no problem with “Jet” and “Ebony” magazines which scream that whites aren’t welcome!


8 posted on 03/17/2010 6:05:54 AM PDT by albie
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

Or stunned


9 posted on 03/17/2010 6:06:08 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Hoodat
customers and store employees looked stuneed

Is that sort of like stoned? Or is stunee some south Jersey vernacular?
10 posted on 03/17/2010 6:06:39 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Mr. Jazzy

To me, this sounds like either a prank by some idiot kids or worse, a setup for a lawsuit.

or sabotage by the usual Union Thug suspects who hate WalMart


11 posted on 03/17/2010 6:06:39 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Hoodat

you beat me to it....

yes they are taught how they are victims and repressed by the white man and how to play the system for all they can get.....

call me racists if you will but there is truth in what we say....


12 posted on 03/17/2010 6:06:45 AM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: Hoodat
investigating the incident as a possible bias crime. ... Wal-Mart needs to be more responsible." ... Covington and Elllington are boycotting the store.
Gheeze, talk about over reaction.
13 posted on 03/17/2010 6:06:48 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: AppyPappy
Unless, of course, it was done by a black person. Then, never mind.

Did the voice have a black dialect?
14 posted on 03/17/2010 6:07:24 AM PDT by Overtaxed Patriot (Lock and load.)
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To: Hoodat
Covington and Elllington are boycotting the store.

The announcement seems to have worked.

15 posted on 03/17/2010 6:08:08 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Hoodat
Covington and Elllington are boycotting the store.

So the prankster wins........

16 posted on 03/17/2010 6:08:08 AM PDT by edpc (Those Lefties just ain't right)
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To: Mr. Jazzy

Looks like a job for “Super Race Baiter” Jesse Jackson! He should be able to squeeze out a couple million for his rainbow BS.


17 posted on 03/17/2010 6:08:16 AM PDT by albie
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To: Hoodat
Lawsuit.If the announcement was made by an employee "why didn't they know?"...if it wasn't an employee...."their security should have been better".

Watch for Mister Hymietown and Tawana Brawley's best buddy to get in on this...bigtime!

18 posted on 03/17/2010 6:08:33 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: Overtaxed Patriot

Harry Reid would know. If it didn’t, we’d know it wasn’t President Yomomma...er Obama


19 posted on 03/17/2010 6:08:46 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: albie

No doubt! What a bunch of babies.

It was some idiot pulling a prank, get over it already.


20 posted on 03/17/2010 6:09:16 AM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: Hoodat

Do you have Prince Albert in a can.

Paging Jack ....

[There are dozens of prank lines.]


21 posted on 03/17/2010 6:09:16 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: albie

QUICK!!!

SOMEBODY CALL THE JUSTICE BROTHERS!!!


22 posted on 03/17/2010 6:09:18 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("I AM JIM THOMPSON and moderates make me PUKE!!!")
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To: albie

Let’s start two magazines to be called “Milk” and “Ivory”.


23 posted on 03/17/2010 6:09:32 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: Hoodat

Prank, but even pranks have consequences too.


24 posted on 03/17/2010 6:09:33 AM PDT by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: Overtaxed Patriot

Was it a clean and articulate voice? Perhaps the statement was read from a teleprompter...


25 posted on 03/17/2010 6:09:39 AM PDT by petercooper (GOP: Big Tent Party??? Not if you are a CONSERVATIVE.)
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To: Hoodat

Your reply seems to assume that Patricia Covington and Shelia Ellington are black. Why is that? I didn’t see any photos of them in the story.


26 posted on 03/17/2010 6:10:34 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Hoodat

It might have been a “parting shot” from a disgruntled employee who knew the avalanche of negative publicity that would descend on Walmart.


27 posted on 03/17/2010 6:10:52 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Worse than we could have imagined.)
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To: petercooper

“Attention Wal-Mart shoppers...”Bob” to the front”.


28 posted on 03/17/2010 6:11:35 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Hoodat
store employees looked stuneed

"Stuneed"?

29 posted on 03/17/2010 6:11:45 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: al baby; dighton; aculeus; Constitution Day
Patricia Covington and Shelia Ellington were inside the store when it happened and told the Courier Post that customers and store employees looked stuneed when they heard it.

Looks like NBC is trying to give al baby a little competition.

30 posted on 03/17/2010 6:12:08 AM PDT by AnnaZ (I keep 2 magnums in my desk.One's a gun and I keep it loaded.Other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded)
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To: Hoodat
it flies in the face of what we teach them [our kids] at home and that's tolerance for people

Except for pranksters. We have no tolerance for them.

31 posted on 03/17/2010 6:12:27 AM PDT by erkyl (We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office --Aesop (~550 BC))
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To: AnnaZ

Hi darlin’!!! How are you!


32 posted on 03/17/2010 6:13:02 AM PDT by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: Mr. Jazzy
SOMEBODY CALL THE JUSTICE BROTHERS!!!

They'll be all over that like white on rice.

33 posted on 03/17/2010 6:13:35 AM PDT by humblegunner (*)
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To: Hoodat

Getting the police involved? A bias crime? Good grief. It was just a stupid prank and nothing more.


34 posted on 03/17/2010 6:13:42 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Overtaxed Patriot
Unless, of course, it was done by a black person. Then, never mind.

Did the voice have a black dialect?

Were they wearing a purple shirt?

35 posted on 03/17/2010 6:14:33 AM PDT by Jane Long (Clean out Congress...give 'em term limits and their own dose of "government" healthcare.)
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To: rintense
I'm great, thanks... super busy but loving the arrival of spring. And you?

=)

36 posted on 03/17/2010 6:14:34 AM PDT by AnnaZ (I keep 2 magnums in my desk.One's a gun and I keep it loaded.Other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded)
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To: albie

As the ex of a friend of mine used to say: Why are there blacks on American Bandstand but no whites on Soul Train? yeah, it was many years


37 posted on 03/17/2010 6:14:36 AM PDT by sticker
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To: Hoodat

It was probably a prank by some stupid kid. Getting upset about it just makes you look petty and stupid.


38 posted on 03/17/2010 6:14:37 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (American exceptionalism - for liberals, it's like garlic to a vampire)
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To: edpc
So the prankster wins........

Several steps ahead of "Prince Albert in a can".

39 posted on 03/17/2010 6:14:48 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: nuconvert
Your reply seems to assume that Patricia Covington and Shelia Ellington are black

In said area, those are not white names, especially the last one. A more typical name for a white woman in western Gloucester would be Meghan Callaghan or Anne Marie Covella.

40 posted on 03/17/2010 6:15:36 AM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: AnnaZ

The same as you!!! 65 here today. 4-7” of snow on Sunday. LOL. Typical Michigan Spring.


41 posted on 03/17/2010 6:15:59 AM PDT by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: petercooper

It was a resonant baritone saying, “Uh, all, uh, black, uh, African, uh, black, uh, people, uh, uh, leave, uh, the, uh, store, uh, now.


42 posted on 03/17/2010 6:16:31 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: tatsinfla

I assert that the reason that the race card gets played so much is that we’ve trained them to use it by allowing it to “work” with a nearly 100% success rate.

Case in point. I remember a man in college that pulled it for free fries at McDonalds. He asked the little white girl clerk to give him some fries, she rang it up, and he said “no, I want you to GIVE me some fries”. When she refused, he raised hell, yelling things like “it’s because I’m black, isn’t it!” The manager came over, the man said “she won’t give me some fries because I’m black.” The manager went and got him a large fry and he went away.

Now, my question about this incident in S Jersey...
Was the store empty after the announcement?


43 posted on 03/17/2010 6:16:52 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Mr. Jazzy

My money’s on a set up for a lawsuit, and I ain’t even black.


44 posted on 03/17/2010 6:17:05 AM PDT by dps.inspect
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To: albie

Well if somebody broke into that area of Wal-Mart then I am sure there has to be some law that was broken if they were not an employee.


45 posted on 03/17/2010 6:17:24 AM PDT by aft_lizard (Barack Obama is Hugo Chavez's poodle.)
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To: Hoodat

But it’s OK when more qualified whites are told they’re not accepted at college and universities in favor of less qualified blacks.

It’s OK when the LAPD required perfect test scores from white male applicants but women and minorities were allowed to have lower test scores.

It was OK in the 1980’s when the U.S. Navy’s Officer programs favored black and “hispanic” applicants over Caucasian males. The Navy’s definition of hispanic included not only Americans of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban or Central American ancestry, but also included Americans whose ancestors were from Spain and Portugal!


46 posted on 03/17/2010 6:17:55 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation ("And when the Antichrist comes, millions will love him." Remind you of anyone?)
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To: Mr. Jazzy
a prank

Agreed.

But if I were in a crowded comedy club and Chris Tucker said that all white people should leave...I'd leave!

47 posted on 03/17/2010 6:17:56 AM PDT by LoveUSA (What are we waiting for?)
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To: Hoodat

“”””Covington and Elllington are boycotting the store.””””

Well the perp got what he wanted. I am sure WalMart will go under now without their business. Not.

I can imagine a couple teenagers in “Bart Simpson mode” making a prank. Thats about it.


48 posted on 03/17/2010 6:18:06 AM PDT by envisio (My wife don't care if I smell like welding rods and gasoline. She actually kinda likes it.)
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To: nuconvert
This link was contained in the NBC story:

Wal-Mart probes racial comment at Gloucester County store

"Two black South Jersey women are boycotting Wal-Mart as authorities investigate a public announcement targeting black shoppers at the Turnersville store over the weekend . . ."

49 posted on 03/17/2010 6:18:30 AM PDT by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Hoodat

prankser should have waited for April 1. Did he say the word “skin”? Maybe he meant people with black hair, or wearing black clothes, or muslims (aren’t they dark?). Why do some people automatically assume that “black” means dark colored skin? Do they have a claim on that word?

Next, did the “black” people obey the announcement?

So silly the police should get involved. In a normal world, another prankster on a different day should announce that all yellow, red, purple, white, green people should leave the store. That should even out the score. Case closed. People are so touchy. Get over it. There are more important things to be concerned with.


50 posted on 03/17/2010 6:19:41 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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