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Teen charged after saying 'All blacks leave the store' on Whole Foods intercom
Associated Press ^ | April 13, 2010

Posted on 04/13/2010 9:35:33 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

EDGEWATER, N.J. — Police in northern New Jersey say a 14-year-old girl grabbed a supermarket microphone and announced, “All blacks leave the store.”

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1 posted on 04/13/2010 9:35:33 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Idiot


2 posted on 04/13/2010 9:36:40 AM PDT by Carley (Are you better off than you were four trillion dollars ago?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Idiot kid. In that neighborhood, you’d say “all ASIANS must leave the store”. /sarc


3 posted on 04/13/2010 9:37:59 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Carley

I could go with “Will all illegals please leave the store and proceed to the vans marked ICE”.


4 posted on 04/13/2010 9:38:33 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: NativeNewYorker

Really, I wonder what WOULD become of that.

The left doesn’t recognize Asians as a “minority”
because it doesn’t fit their vision.


5 posted on 04/13/2010 9:39:38 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: Free ThinkerNY

That’s it, charge a 14 yr old girl for saying something idiotic! Send her off to the big house!

sarc


6 posted on 04/13/2010 9:40:24 AM PDT by silverleaf (Karl Marx was NOT one of America's Founding Fathers)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Copycat "crime."

Same state too.

7 posted on 04/13/2010 9:40:50 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Mr. Mojo

Did they bother to say what race the perp was? Are we sure they were white?


8 posted on 04/13/2010 9:41:40 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“The girl, whose name was not released because of her age, is charged with bias intimidation and harassment.”

When libtards attack.. with the law....

This girl needs some serious legal representation....

Making a joke on a PA system in not a hate crime...


9 posted on 04/13/2010 9:41:43 AM PDT by Crim
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Um, this was a 14 year old kid. Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve seen lots of kids around that age say or do some really stupid stuff.


10 posted on 04/13/2010 9:41:53 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The teen was charged with 'bias' and harassment. Is 'bias' some kind of crime. Oh, yes, its thoughtcrime! I wonder, are these Federal, State, or Local charges?
11 posted on 04/13/2010 9:41:59 AM PDT by olepap (God help us)
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To: MrB

BINGO!


12 posted on 04/13/2010 9:42:21 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Out of the mouths of babes.

13 posted on 04/13/2010 9:42:33 AM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: dfwgator

Are we sure the kid’s mother didn’t tell her to do it so she could claim mental anguish and sue the store?


14 posted on 04/13/2010 9:45:15 AM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
According to the article: "The girl, whose name was not released because of her age, is charged with bias intimidation and harassment."

In case you're wondering what "bias intimidation" is (at least, in New Jersey"):

a. Bias Intimidation. A person is guilty of the crime of bias intimidation if he commits, attempts to commit, conspires with another to commit, or threatens the immediate commission of an offense specified in chapters 11 through 18 of Title 2C of the New Jersey Statutes; N.J.S.2C:33-4; N.J.S.2C:39-3; N.J.S.2C:39-4 or N.J.S.2C:39-5,

(1) with a purpose to intimidate an individual or group of individuals because of race, color, religion, gender, handicap, sexual orientation, or ethnicity; or

(2) knowing that the conduct constituting the offense would cause an individual or group of individuals to be intimidated because of race, color, religion, gender, handicap, sexual orientation, or ethnicity; or

(3) under circumstances that caused any victim of the underlying offense to be intimidated and the victim, considering the manner in which the offense was committed, reasonably believed either that (a) the offense was committed with a purpose to intimidate the victim or any person or entity in whose welfare the victim is interested because of race, color, religion, gender, handicap, sexual orientation, or ethnicity, or (b) the victim or the victim's property was selected to be the target of the offense because of the victim's race, color, religion, gender, handicap, sexual orientation, or ethnicity.

b. Permissive inference concerning selection of targeted person or property. Proof that the target of the underlying offense was selected by the defendant, or by another acting in concert with the defendant, because of race, color, religion, gender, handicap, sexual orientation, or ethnicity shall give rise to a permissive inference by the trier of fact that the defendant acted with a purpose to intimidate an individual or group of individuals because of race, color, religion, gender, handicap, sexual orientation, or ethnicity.

c. Grading. Bias intimidation is a crime of the fourth degree if the underlying offense referred to in subsection a. is a disorderly persons offense or petty disorderly persons offense. Otherwise, bias intimidation is a crime one degree higher than the most serious underlying crime referred to in subsection a., except that where the underlying crime is a crime of the first degree, bias intimidation is a first-degree crime and the defendant upon conviction thereof may, notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (1) of subsection a. of N.J.S.2C:43-6, be sentenced to an ordinary term of imprisonment between 15 years and 30 years, with a presumptive term of 20 years d. Gender exemption in sexual offense prosecutions. It shall not be a violation of subsection a. if the underlying criminal offense is a violation of chapter 14 of Title 2C of the New Jersey Statutes and the circumstance specified in paragraph (1), (2) or (3) of subsection a. of this section is based solely upon the gender of the victim.

Regards,

15 posted on 04/13/2010 9:45:48 AM PDT by alexander_busek
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Arrested? What’s the charge?

Saying something stupid isn’t a crime. If it was, there would be 535 arrests in Washington on any given day....


16 posted on 04/13/2010 9:46:03 AM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Race relations are worse than I have seen it in years. Even amongst kids.


17 posted on 04/13/2010 9:46:32 AM PDT by panthermom
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To: Free ThinkerNY
All black people please leave the store ... Obama is in the parking lot and wants to pay your mortgage and fill your car with gas.
18 posted on 04/13/2010 9:46:33 AM PDT by Mark was here (Fighting for freedom is never easy, especially when your enemies are merely fighting for free stuff.)
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To: Mark was here

only news I guess if it happens in Walmart

Whole Foods I guess is lefty enough to avoid badgering, although their CEO actually said something smart once.


19 posted on 04/13/2010 9:49:38 AM PDT by gthog61
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To: Mark was here

Or, All blacks leave the store. We have a bomb, and we’re about to blow it up.


20 posted on 04/13/2010 9:50:04 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A 14 year old girl?

What are they going to spank her and send her to her room without supper?


21 posted on 04/13/2010 9:51:07 AM PDT by GeronL (Entitlement Zombies will become real zombies when the money runs out)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Let me get this straight; A 14 year old gets criminally charged for insulting blacks? As if the situation would be the same if a black kid said "all whites leave the store."

I guess the reputation NJ has as being a POS of a state to reside in is well deserved.

22 posted on 04/13/2010 9:53:20 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Crim

““The girl, whose name was not released because of her age, is charged with bias intimidation and harassment.””

Since when is that a crime???


23 posted on 04/13/2010 9:53:23 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: dfwgator

Are you kidding? In the State of PC/NJ? They wouldn’t ask that! (Sarc)


24 posted on 04/13/2010 9:54:48 AM PDT by shredderman (Living in a Blue State, with a Blue Wife, But I'm Red to the bone.....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So did the New Zealanders leave?


25 posted on 04/13/2010 9:55:31 AM PDT by kaboom
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To: kaboom
So did the New Zealanders leave?


26 posted on 04/13/2010 9:56:33 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GeronL

“What are they going to spank her and send her to her room without supper?”

That’s probably a better plan than any of the yokel authorities up there are likely to come up with. It’s what my wife would have done if one of our daughters had pulled a stunt like that.


27 posted on 04/13/2010 9:58:39 AM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Victory in Iraq: Worst defeat for activist media since Goebbels shot himself.)
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To: NativeNewYorker

Actually, if you really want to clear a Whole Foods you would say “all tree hugging Obamabotic hippies please leave the store”.


28 posted on 04/13/2010 9:58:39 AM PDT by albie
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To: AAABEST

New Jersey is intolerable. It’s perfect for heathens and savages.


29 posted on 04/13/2010 10:02:17 AM PDT by La.daddyrabbit (Born and bred in the briar patch. Liberalism is the sickness, the Democratic party is the asylum.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There really aren’t any “minorities” that libs could capitalize on and prosecute for except blacks and muzzies. Maybe hispanics. Certainly not whites, asians or Indians. Even if they would include them, we’re all to busy working to be at a store in the middle of the day.


30 posted on 04/13/2010 10:05:04 AM PDT by albie
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To: dfwgator

OH MY GOD!! GOOD ONE!! hahaah


31 posted on 04/13/2010 10:08:48 AM PDT by MountainWoman
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To: Carley
Wont be long before she is linked to the Tea Party. Perhaps she had tea in her shopping basket. That's all the proof the lame-stream needs!

On a serious note... Yeah, stupid kid.

32 posted on 04/13/2010 10:09:59 AM PDT by chaos_5
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To: AAABEST

Yes, but some supposed “church group” can go to the funerals of our fallen Marines and yell insults about God hating fags, etc. Seems like this girl should have freedom of speech as well.


33 posted on 04/13/2010 10:10:23 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: alexander_busek
Unbelievable!! It's actually a crime to utter a racial slure or even call someone "gay".
34 posted on 04/13/2010 10:13:53 AM PDT by chaos_5
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To: chaos_5
It's actually a crime to utter a racial slure or even call someone "gay".

That's so gay!

35 posted on 04/13/2010 10:14:43 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wrong as her action was, this should not be a “chargeable” offense. We have become the book 1984. Thought police. Hate speech.

I think we are doomed if we keep going down this road.

Political correctness is the worst thing to occur in my lifetime, which began in the 1950s.


36 posted on 04/13/2010 10:18:45 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Bye bye Miss American Freedom. When did we vote for Communism?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

ping


37 posted on 04/13/2010 10:20:11 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: albie; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

“All of the Gluten and Lactose Intolerant peoples, please leave the store!”


38 posted on 04/13/2010 10:21:16 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: a fool in paradise

You....You MONSTER!!!

How can you pick on intolerant people like that?
HOW DO YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT?!!!!


39 posted on 04/13/2010 10:30:27 AM PDT by Mr. Quarterpanel (I am not an actor, but I play one on TV)
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To: Mr. Quarterpanel

It’s the intolerant people who need to be more accepting of diverse food offerings.


40 posted on 04/13/2010 10:31:13 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: silverleaf

Agreed, fire her, ban her from the store but charge her for speaking? She didn’t yell fire in a crowded theater. She is guilty of being an idiot but that isn’t a crime yet.


41 posted on 04/13/2010 10:34:07 AM PDT by sarge83
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Second time in a few months and both occurred in the, so we are told, “racially tolerant” north. Doesn’t fit the MSM story line. The Democrat front Southern Poverty Law Center will not want to hear about this.


42 posted on 04/13/2010 10:42:15 AM PDT by danieldu
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To: alexander_busek
As evident from that provision you posted, the "bias intimidation" crime requires that there be an underlying predicate crime, such as murder, assault, robbery, carjacking, or, as in this case, harassment.

The crime of harassment is defined as follows:

2C:33-4. Harassment.

Except as provided in subsection e., a person commits a petty disorderly persons offense if, with purpose to harass another, he:

a. Makes, or causes to be made, a communication or communications anonymously or at extremely inconvenient hours, or in offensively coarse language, or any other manner likely to cause annoyance or alarm;

b. Subjects another to striking, kicking, shoving, or other offensive touching, or threatens to do so; or

c. Engages in any other course of alarming conduct or of repeatedly committed acts with purpose to alarm or seriously annoy such other person.

A communication under subsection a. may be deemed to have been made either at the place where it originated or at the place where it was received.

Given the nature of what she is alleged to have done, they would need to apply either subsection (a) or subsection (c). As to subsection (c), if this was an isolated incident, it would likely not qualify as a "course of conduct" or "repeatedly," leaving the authorities with only subsection (a).

Subsection (a) was obviously intended to go after prank telephone callers ("Do you have Prince Albert in a can"?). She did not use coarse language nor was it at an extremely inconvenient hour.

The question boils down to, did she make a "communication in a manner likely to cause annoyance or alarm"?

I wonder whether this type of statute has been successfully challenged for vagueness or for being unduly broad. Citizens have a right to know what conduct can be considered a crime by the authorities. Who knows what conduct is "likely to cause annoyance"? Or "likely to cause alarm"?

In addition, First Amendment considerations in some circumstances would override the state crime, in cases where the conduct consists of spoken words.

I find Code Pink demonstrators and similar moonbats to be "annoying". Can they be arrested for harassment in New Jersey merely for being annoying?

No doubt Nancy Pelosi and the race-hustling Congressional Black Caucus find the Tea Partiers to be "annoying" or "alarming". Can they be arrested in New Jersey merely for being annoying?

43 posted on 04/13/2010 11:01:45 AM PDT by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: a fool in paradise

“All of the Gluten and Lactose Intolerant peoples, please leave the store!”

All kidding aside, if you are gluten intolerant Whole Foods is actually one of the best places for you to shop.


44 posted on 04/13/2010 11:08:37 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If it had been a black teen that said it would he have been charged?


45 posted on 04/13/2010 11:11:50 AM PDT by DungeonMaster ("My dad put his arm around me once, to this very day he wears orthopedic shirts")
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Yes, I know. I figured there would be some in the crowd....

Good satire is grounded in reality.


46 posted on 04/13/2010 11:12:30 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: Mark was here
I was thinking:
All black people please leave the store ... Wal-Mart is unfair to minorities so you shouldn't spend your money here.
47 posted on 04/13/2010 11:41:46 AM PDT by William Tell
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To: William Tell

Following that logic...

The left is always complaining how America is unfair to minorities...


48 posted on 04/13/2010 11:43:02 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: olepap

Is ‘bias’ some kind of crime.

I guess the lame stream media must have one jazillion criminal charges against them.


49 posted on 04/13/2010 11:50:17 AM PDT by paman12
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To: chaos_5

She was obviously a bible thumping racist Obama hating tea-partyer. I don’t see how there could be any other possible explanation.


50 posted on 04/13/2010 11:50:18 AM PDT by Thurston_Howell_III (I was a billionaire until the great depression, and I lost it all, now I'm just a multi-millionaire.)
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