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Head of SC NAACP arrested after incident at dry cleaners
Herald Online ^ | July 17, 2013 | Rachael Myers Lowe

Posted on 07/17/2013 6:11:25 AM PDT by Gamecock

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The head of the SC NAACP, Lonnie Randolph, was arrested Friday night at a Five Points dry cleaners after a disagreement with employees.

According to the incident report, Columbia police were called to Tripp’s Fine Cleaner at 830 Harden Street around 7:15 p.m. Friday.

An employee told officers that Randolph, 63, refused to pay his bill, refused to leave the premises after being asked to do so several times and then began to act erratically.

Once Randolph was escorted out of the business by police officers, the employee told officers the manager wanted Randolph banned from the business, at which point Randolph reportedly became agitated and acted erratically. According to the incident report, he raised his voice and resisted officers’ attempts to move him to and into a patrol car. After a brief tussle, which included an officer kneeing Randolph in the stomach twice and slapping him on the chest once, Randolph was put in the patrol car.

Paramedics were called to the scene and took Randolph to Palmetto Health Richland, where he declined treatment.

Interim Police Chief Reuben Santiago, who was informed of developments, told officers to ticket Randolph and release him. City manager Teresa Wilson, also informed as the incident unfolded, responded to the scene.

Efforts to Reach Randolph and his attorney, Joe McCullough, late Tuesday were unsuccessful.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: arrest; arrested; cleaners; columbia; dry; lonnie; lonnierandolph; naacp; randolph
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1 posted on 07/17/2013 6:11:25 AM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock

Obviously did this for Trayvon.


2 posted on 07/17/2013 6:12:03 AM PDT by Gamecock (Member: NAACAC)
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To: Gamecock

Another victim of poor impulse control.


3 posted on 07/17/2013 6:13:20 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Gamecock

No Dry Cleaning, No Peace!!!!!


4 posted on 07/17/2013 6:13:45 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Gamecock

Get Al Sharpton to go down there and energize the “community” to burn it down. Isn’t that what he did back in the day?


5 posted on 07/17/2013 6:14:19 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Larry Lucido; F15Eagle

The dry cleaner probably insisted on seeing a receipt.


6 posted on 07/17/2013 6:15:35 AM PDT by Gamecock (Member: NAACAC)
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To: Gamecock
The dry cleaner probably insisted on seeing a receipt.

How racist of them. /s

7 posted on 07/17/2013 6:16:08 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Gamecock

Receipts be old school.


8 posted on 07/17/2013 6:16:36 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Gamecock

Didn’t think he had to pay for extra starch in his hoodie...


9 posted on 07/17/2013 6:16:55 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Gamecock

Laundry be racist!


10 posted on 07/17/2013 6:20:46 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Gamecock

Feeling entitled. Payback for slavery which ended 150 years ago.


11 posted on 07/17/2013 6:21:25 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: Gamecock

He said he thought he saw the dry cleaner wearing his coat at the movies. That’s what caused the argument. When he got the boat back he found a movie ticket stub in the pocket.


12 posted on 07/17/2013 6:23:19 AM PDT by Portcall24 (WAS WHERE3)
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To: Gamecock

They be “Martinizing” the brotha’s clothes.


13 posted on 07/17/2013 6:26:04 AM 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: Gamecock

What’s he doing in SC? I thought they were boycotting us.


14 posted on 07/17/2013 6:29:50 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Gamecock

No tickie, no shirtie.


15 posted on 07/17/2013 6:30:05 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: upchuck

Ping


16 posted on 07/17/2013 6:30:29 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: MrEdd

Oh that’s good.


17 posted on 07/17/2013 6:30:30 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: MrEdd

ROFLMBO


18 posted on 07/17/2013 6:31:58 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: MrEdd

excellent!


19 posted on 07/17/2013 6:32:08 AM PDT by homegroan (Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option....)
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To: Gamecock
"...and resisted officers’ attempts to move him to and into a patrol car. After a brief tussle, which included an officer kneeing Randolph in the stomach twice and slapping him on the chest once, Randolph was put in the patrol car."

Isn't the above called "resisting arrest"? A crime in itself?

"Interim Police Chief Reuben Santiago, who was informed of developments, told officers to ticket Randolph and release him."

Blacks are now the privileged class. I, being a "creepy ass cracker" would have been booked on resisting arrest, and probably public disorderly conduct, and went to jail.

If there is no more to this story, another black got off with a ticket when he should have been brought up on charges. The political authorities are now obviously scared to confront blacks or they just don't care about their oaths and duty. And yet the black race baiters still complain about being targets.

As many say on the board, "This is not going to end well".

20 posted on 07/17/2013 6:32:49 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: Gamecock

Did they bleach something incorrectly?


21 posted on 07/17/2013 6:33:22 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: ClearCase_guy

Clearly some creepy ass cracker working behind the counter..


22 posted on 07/17/2013 6:34:07 AM PDT by Gamecock (Member: NAACAC)
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To: Gamecock

“They whitewashed my Pants. They whitewashed my Pants!!!”


23 posted on 07/17/2013 6:36:26 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: Gamecock

24 posted on 07/17/2013 6:37:28 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: BykrBayb
What’s he doing in SC? I thought they were boycotting us.

If they be, I wish they would.

25 posted on 07/17/2013 6:37:51 AM PDT by Gamecock (Member: NAACAC)
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To: ClearCase_guy

LOL!


26 posted on 07/17/2013 6:45:32 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Gamecock

More info from a site that can’t be posted on FR:

Randolph’s attorney, Joe McCullough, said Randolph is currently at a convention in Orlando, Florida. He also added that a court date is set for Wednesday and he will be asking the court to postpone the court date for sometime in the future.

McCullough said he has spoken to both Columbia Police department and Tripp’s Cleaners about how this issue has a “medical related origin.”


27 posted on 07/17/2013 6:46:42 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: A Navy Vet

The ‘interim’ police chief isn’t qualified. Then I read....

Fired CPD captain accuses interim Columbia police chief of corruption


28 posted on 07/17/2013 6:53:35 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Portcall24

Sounds mo-likely a holderite vs holderite thing.


29 posted on 07/17/2013 6:58:13 AM PDT by X-spurt (I'm copywriting creepy ass cracker, send royalties to BR549)
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To: presently no screen name

Oh ya. All of this is Columbia at it’s finest.


30 posted on 07/17/2013 6:59:17 AM PDT by Gamecock (Member: NAACAC)
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To: A Navy Vet

Agree, it is not going to end well, for TEHM.


31 posted on 07/17/2013 7:00:34 AM PDT by X-spurt (I'm copywriting creepy ass cracker, send royalties to BR549)
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To: Gamecock

Lonnie Randolph

32 posted on 07/17/2013 7:01:39 AM PDT by blam
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To: MrEdd

Good one! Wish I had thought of that first.


33 posted on 07/17/2013 7:02:35 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: X-spurt

Where’s that new auto spell correct when you need it? TEHM = THEM.


34 posted on 07/17/2013 7:03:34 AM PDT by X-spurt (I'm copywriting creepy ass cracker, send royalties to BR549)
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To: Gamecock; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; BillyBoy

“Interim Police Chief Reuben Santiago”

In the 1980s and 1990s, Charleston, SC had a universally admired police chief named Reuben Goldberg, whom Michael Barone described as “surely the only black, Jewish, Republican police chief in America.” Now Columbia, SC has an interim police chief named Reuben Santiago. Could he be a Hispanic Jew? (The Spanish name is Rubén, and perhaps his father Anglicized it as Reuben, but maybe his mother is Jewish.) But I bet that, it being Columbia, Santiago is no Republican.


35 posted on 07/17/2013 7:11:02 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: Portcall24

That’s just too funny. Even if it were true. Disputes the bill BUT has money for a lawyer.

Winning through intimidation. Seems to work?????


36 posted on 07/17/2013 7:12:37 AM PDT by glyptol
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To: Gamecock

If they be using ‘perc, you must be a jerk.


37 posted on 07/17/2013 7:20:55 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Both parties are trying to elect a new PEOPLE.)
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To: MrEdd

Post of the day!


38 posted on 07/17/2013 7:22:06 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Both parties are trying to elect a new PEOPLE.)
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To: Gamecock

Entitled Pharaoh King. He is royalty, can’t you see ,he aint got no White in him. Why should he pay?


39 posted on 07/17/2013 7:24:28 AM PDT by Truth2012
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To: Gamecock

Never had a brief tussle before..especially when it’s the police. They just black jack you.....oops, can I say that? across your head..


40 posted on 07/17/2013 8:03:44 AM PDT by riverss (Just Saying..)
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To: glyptol
Disputes the bill BUT has money for a lawyer.

Not any lawyer, an expensive lawyer.

41 posted on 07/17/2013 8:17:11 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: servo1969
McCullough said he has spoken to both Columbia Police department and Tripp’s Cleaners about how this issue has a “medical related origin.”

Manic-depression? Traumatic brain injury? Oppositional defiant disorder? This gets interesting.

42 posted on 07/17/2013 8:26:22 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: Albion Wilde
Oppositional defiant disorder?

BINGO!

43 posted on 07/17/2013 8:29:30 AM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: Gamecock

Didn’t obama promise free laundry service along with the phones? I thiink he should file charges for the laundry employees being racist!


44 posted on 07/17/2013 8:34:42 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Gamecock

I can hear Obama now: “The police acted stupidly.”


45 posted on 07/17/2013 10:49:18 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: JaguarXKE

You all do know that this is Columbia. What do you expect?


46 posted on 07/17/2013 3:58:35 PM PDT by ScooterSC
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To: l8pilot; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; A Strict Constructionist; ...
No comment needed. Jut read what others have posted :)

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47 posted on 07/17/2013 4:37:04 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj

Did Goldberg ever run for office?


48 posted on 07/17/2013 8:34:00 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: upchuck
Local news said it was related to his diabetes. Incidents can make a person appear drunk. Law enforcement is supposed to be trained to know the difference. They also report that police aren’t pressing charges.
49 posted on 07/17/2013 8:35:32 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Don’t you mean Reuben Greenberg?”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reuben_Greenberg


50 posted on 07/17/2013 8:40:05 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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