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Arrest in Racial Case at N.J. Wal-Mart [Could get one year in jail for telling blacks to leave]
The New York Times ^ | March 20, 2010 | KIRK SEMPLE and NATE SCHWEBER

Posted on 03/20/2010 6:59:26 PM PDT by grundle

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. — The authorities in southern New Jersey said Saturday that they had arrested a 16-year-old boy for activating a public-address system at a Wal-Mart store last week and ordering “all black people” to leave.

If convicted, he could face up to a year in a juvenile detention center

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: prank; racialsensitivity

1 posted on 03/20/2010 6:59:26 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

WTH is the charge?

Gang bangers do less time!


2 posted on 03/20/2010 7:00:29 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: grundle

RIDICULOUS!

Would he get the same sentence if he said all Whites leave?


3 posted on 03/20/2010 7:00:55 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: grundle

If that boy were the son of a Nazi skinhead type, that news would be widely reported, even if they didn’t identify him by name. Not saying that he is a minority himself, but, usually a perpetrator of the majority race is identified that way in these “hate crime” type situations.


4 posted on 03/20/2010 7:01:49 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: grundle

“...The police would not disclose any details about the suspect, including his race.”

That’s beecause he WASN’T white. Had he been white, it would have been mentioned in the headline and shouted from every rooftop. JMHO.


5 posted on 03/20/2010 7:02:47 PM PDT by floridavoter2
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To: grundle

It was a stupid prank by a 16 year old kid — what happened to freedom of speech.

He shouldn’t have done it of course, but to arrest him and charge him with a crime is ludicrous.


6 posted on 03/20/2010 7:03:18 PM PDT by SmartInsight
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To: BunnySlippers
He would get a paid for university education and a Congressional internship for that.
7 posted on 03/20/2010 7:03:21 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I wondered the same thing. I have a feeling he made be other than white.


8 posted on 03/20/2010 7:03:45 PM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: grundle
Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest retailer, has a history of discrimination and labor complaints involving minorities and women

And this is why this is such a big deal to the NYT.

9 posted on 03/20/2010 7:05:10 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: grundle

Good! Want to be like Beevis or Butthead, you gotta pay. Doesn’t seem so funny now, does it dumbass? Just think, all those blacks in county are going to just laugh and laugh!


10 posted on 03/20/2010 7:05:18 PM PDT by Bad Jack Bauer (Fat and Bald? I was BORN fat and bald, thank you very much!)
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To: grundle
was charged by Gloucester County authorities with bias and intimidation and harassment in connection with the episode last Sunday.

Unconstitutional to prosecute him for "bias" for the content of the words he spoke.

There is no way the elements of "intimidation" were present. Without checking the language of the statute, I would bet that it requires a reasonable belief of imminent physical attack.

I am not sure what crime they mean by "harassment" but I have to think that is a non-starter. I would guess it requires something close to stalking.

They could charge the kid with trespassing if it was clearly signed that the phones were not authorized for use by customers.

Welcome to the Obama Fascist state of Amerika where people are thrown in jail for saying something insensitive about blacks.

11 posted on 03/20/2010 7:06:23 PM PDT by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: grundle
He was trespassing and that is basically about it.

Even casinos in Vegas can only order you off their property for things like "card counting"

And yes, I do wonder what the Police conceal about the details of this case.

Best regards,

12 posted on 03/20/2010 7:07:20 PM PDT by Copernicus (California Grandmother view on Gun Control http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=7CCB40F421ED4819)
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To: grundle

...since when is a rude joke a crime?

Welcome to Obamaland....


13 posted on 03/20/2010 7:17:00 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: grundle

He should’ve brandished a nightstick outside a polling place on election day, and announced that black people should “get ready to be ruled by the white man.”

Apparently, that’s 100% legal. According to Eric Holder (Communist) and 0bama (Moslem Marxist) who refuse to prosecute the “black panthers” for doing that.

Oh, I forgot, they finally got charged with “jaywalking” or something 1 year after the fact, after the issue wouldn’t die.


14 posted on 03/20/2010 7:20:32 PM PDT by StopObama2012 (CLICK ME to expose Osaudi)
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To: grundle
I think that this was probably a set up. The person who did it was probably coached by anti-racist activists. MSM came in with anti-Walmart coverage right on cue. There are also anti-Walmart threats. There will be pressure for Walmart to show sensitivity towards African-Americans. This will involve giving money to thugs and slime balls.

This stuff happens all the time. From Tawana Brawley to “racist” graffiti etc the perpetrators are almost always African-Americans with an agenda.

15 posted on 03/20/2010 7:26:06 PM PDT by detective
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To: grundle
I think that this was probably a set up. The person who did it was probably coached by anti-racist activists. MSM came in with anti-Walmart coverage right on cue. There are also anti-Walmart threats. There will be pressure for Walmart to show sensitivity towards African-Americans. This will involve giving money to thugs and slime balls.

This stuff happens all the time. From Tawana Brawley to “racist” graffiti etc the perpetrators are almost always African-Americans with an agenda.

16 posted on 03/20/2010 7:26:19 PM PDT by detective
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To: grundle
The suspect had been accompanied to the store by a friend and the friend’s mother, the authorities said. Neither the friend nor his mother had been charged, though Chief Muñiz left open the possibility that they could face prosecution for failing to report a crime.

For those of you hoping that when martial law and CW2 darken our country, you can just keep your head down and hide out until the worst of it is over, they've figured out a way to lock you away too.

There is however one easy loophole available -- knowing the law so well that you can make on-the-spot immediate decisions to report or not report a given action, notwithstanding that the police themselves required hours and days to decide that a crime had been committed.

17 posted on 03/20/2010 7:43:56 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

But when the Black Panthers were intimidating voters, all the charges were dropped.


18 posted on 03/20/2010 7:55:54 PM PDT by SmartInsight
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To: grundle

Jail time? For being an a$$? We’ll need a lot more jails really soon if this becomes the norm.


19 posted on 03/20/2010 8:00:22 PM PDT by DesertSapper (God, Family, Country . . . . . . . . . . and dead terrorists!!!)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

If he was linked to anyone who tries to bring a lawsuit, then he could be charged with fraud. That investigation would take longer.

Otherwise, trespass, as you said.

Doubt there are laws against being a stupid, impulsive, offensive 16 y.o.


20 posted on 03/20/2010 8:00:52 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: grundle
If convicted, he could face up to a year

Crime? Convicted? For playing a joke over the PA?

Get real....If Walmart is so pissed off, ban him from their store...End of story...

21 posted on 03/20/2010 8:01:35 PM PDT by dragnet2
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This just burns me. What this kid did was nothing more than, “Is your refrigerator running?”. Just a silly statement, and he was probably laughing his head off. To arrest him, and charge him with a crime???! Unbelievable! We all need to call that police department and tell them to just stop. If anyone has a phone number, or even the name of the police department, I WILL definitely make a call. Why would they try to ruin this kid’s life - these power trips HAVE to stop!


22 posted on 03/20/2010 8:23:24 PM PDT by jackibutterfly
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To: grundle

At least he didn’t page Mike Hunt.


23 posted on 03/20/2010 8:37:21 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (November can't come soon enough!)
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To: grundle

Golly gee wilikers, a year in jail for this..... is crazy.

I was 13, attending Catholic school.

I thought it might be fun to bomb a “nun cluster” (6 to 8) with water filled balloons. From the second story, I blasted them.

I launched a dozen balloons out of the window before making my escape. I wasn’t being mean and I didn’t mean to hurt anyone, I just thought it would be funny and the nuns never seemed to have any fun, so I gave them some fun. I know, I was a stupid kid.

I never got caught, but if I had, well today, I might have been sent to prison.

I’m sorry Sister Edward Mary, wherever you are. ;>)


24 posted on 03/20/2010 8:43:13 PM PDT by Gator113 (I do not want Obama just IMPEACHED... I want him IMPRISONED. Are we there yet? 2010-2012)
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To: grundle

Well, I suppose it beats looking for and trying to fight REAL crime.


25 posted on 03/20/2010 9:26:52 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

Disorderly conduct?


26 posted on 03/20/2010 11:55:12 PM PDT by TNdandelion (Obama: From redistribution of wealth to redistribution of health-this commie's got you covered.)
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To: grundle
"If convicted, he could face up to a year in a juvenile detention center, officials said."

Oh for goodness sake! That anything like that might even be a possibility is just totally ridiculous and over the top! Hopefully, cooler heads will soon prevail and a more reasonable solution will be decided upon.

27 posted on 03/21/2010 2:18:34 AM PDT by Mila
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To: grundle
but you can organize a flash mob /riot on facebook and get a slap on the wrist ..
28 posted on 03/21/2010 5:19:27 AM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Keep your socialized health care off my body !!)
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