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Latest News U Students Want Crime Alerts To Avoid Using Racial Descriptions (MN)
WCCO.com ^ | 1/30/14 | Edgar Linares

Posted on 01/30/2014 6:11:31 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo

School officials at the University of Minnesota are working with black student and facility organizations after they wrote a letter to the school’s president about the racial descriptions given in crime alerts. The letter, sent on Dec. 6, 2013, was issued by members of the African American and African Studies, Black Faculty and Staff Association, Black Graduate and Professional Student Association, Black Men’s Forum, Black Student Union and Huntley House for African American Males. It was directed to University President Eric Kaler and Pamela Wheelock, the vice president of University Services.

(Excerpt) Read more at minnesota.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: crime; profiling; racialo
All together now.......

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1 posted on 01/30/2014 6:11:32 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Anyone want to bet the race of the vast majority of perps?


2 posted on 01/30/2014 6:13:40 AM PST by TStro (Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Just another example that delusion and deception is at the core of “progressive” thought.


3 posted on 01/30/2014 6:14:11 AM PST by allendale
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

The only way these groups will be happy is if there is no description of the perp at all. Any description used will be called racist.


4 posted on 01/30/2014 6:14:28 AM PST by skeeter
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

What have we done?

We have raised people who put feel good above reality. We have groomed a populace to accept the garbage pumped out by communists because it’s “fair”.

There are some terrible, dark days in America’s near future.


5 posted on 01/30/2014 6:14:41 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

This has been going on already. Nothing says you’re going to get away with like a perp description reading “approximately six foot tall in jeans and a t-shirt” — round up 25% of the city.


6 posted on 01/30/2014 6:15:01 AM PST by cincinnati65
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
New Crime Alert:

Some person is doing something somewhere that you might want to avoid. So be advised.

7 posted on 01/30/2014 6:16:02 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Yeah, when there’s a rapist, we wouldn’t want to make any distinction between a 70 yr old Asian female and a 19 yr old black male.


8 posted on 01/30/2014 6:16:04 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

“Be on the lookout for a guy, roughly six foot tall, one eighty pounds. Dark clothing.”

*Cop shop swamped with over one hundred innocent people matching the perp description, none of them the perp.*


9 posted on 01/30/2014 6:19:42 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Tribal loyalty. Black students don’t want racial descriptions of crime perpetrators because they are predominantly of the same tribe.


10 posted on 01/30/2014 6:22:31 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Just post the race when it is something other than black.

Example: BOLO for a WHITE male...

In other words, just assume it to be so unless stated otherwise. I am guessing that is what they really want, just give it to them.


11 posted on 01/30/2014 6:24:46 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

This is regular practice in television news in Miami. The little I watch reveals criminal investigations where someone is assaulted or murdered or robbed.....and the subject being sought is RARELY described in racial terms....EVEN if the victim saw the perp face to face.

Not always, but often enough to notice. The media has an obvious aversion to reporting the race of many criminals.


12 posted on 01/30/2014 6:26:20 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Yeah, and we wouldn’t want to be sexist either. Discrimination against short, tall, fat, and skinny people would be wrong. Maybe every one could just be described as average.


13 posted on 01/30/2014 6:28:31 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
No problem.

It's easy to just make an assumption 100% of the time.

14 posted on 01/30/2014 6:30:23 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: freedomfiter2

No descriptions by species either!


15 posted on 01/30/2014 6:30:39 AM PST by madprof98
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To: Paladin2

Exactly......be careful what you wish for.


16 posted on 01/30/2014 6:33:01 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: TStro

“Anyone want to bet the race of the vast majority of perps?”

That’s a winning bet...


17 posted on 01/30/2014 6:34:31 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

All they have to do is say, “The perpetrator was not caucasian, asian, or hispanic.”


18 posted on 01/30/2014 6:36:27 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: cincinnati65

All my life I’ve said that I never turned to a life of crime solely due to my personal description:
1. Height 6’5”
2. Race: Caucasian
3. Weight: North of 250lbs.
4. Build: Very large frame
5. Hair: brown, curly but thinning
The question—where could I hide from that description?
Under the “new rules” I could do my thing, and then blend into the crowds.
And some people think that the “smart” people are in the colleges and universities. It is to laugh, but it is not funny.


19 posted on 01/30/2014 6:36:46 AM PST by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

“Calling all cars. Calling all cars. Be on the lookout for a person. Non-specific height. Non-specific weight.”


20 posted on 01/30/2014 6:36:47 AM PST by wbill
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Crime alerts from say, Seton Hall, or Loyola Baltimore, are seriously boring.

The ONLY thing that varies is the number of perpetrators and whether a weapon was used, and whether there was an assault as well as a robbery.

So the UM groups are absolutely right - description is unnecessary.


21 posted on 01/30/2014 6:38:10 AM PST by heartwood
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To: TStro

“Anyone want to bet the race of the vast majority of perps?”’

Of course. This is so stupid. Do they sincerely think that black men will stop committing a disproportionate amount of crime, or that people will stop knowing that fact, because the info is not publicized somewhere?

All I can see happening is people will be vulnerable to crimes committed by the less likely white perpetrator. But I’m sure they’ll find a way around that, a la G. Zimmerman the “white hispanic”.


22 posted on 01/30/2014 6:38:28 AM PST by jocon307
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To: jocon307

What has happened is that as a gun-free zone for students and faculty, the ‘U’ has become, over the years, a favorite “hunting ground” for the Somalis that live in the Cedar-Riverside area.


23 posted on 01/30/2014 6:46:17 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: cincinnati65
Nothing says you’re going to get away with like a perp description reading “approximately six foot tall in jeans and a t-shirt”

Wait just a minute! That description will cause police to unfairly zero in on any tall person. Plus it's possible that folks wear t-shirts because they can't afford anything better. Do we really want to put an entire economic class at risk of arrest?

No, it is better to put out no perp description at all. Of course, no one will ever get caught. But that's a small price to pay to live in a progressive society, doncha know?

24 posted on 01/30/2014 6:50:50 AM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I was sure this was from the Onion:

“The repeated black, black, black suspect,” Taylor said. “And what that does it really discomforts the mental and physical comfort for students on campus because they feel like suspicions begin to increase.”

No sh*t! LOLOL!


25 posted on 01/30/2014 6:51:55 AM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: headsonpikes

I live in the far southern suburbs and almost got rolled Tuesday night. The guy wasn’t from my neighborhood.


26 posted on 01/30/2014 6:56:26 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Next thing you know, there will no longer be descriptions of anyone who commits a crime. Stories will read, “Something robbed XXX liquor store at gunpoint around 1:40 PM today. No description of the robber was provided. Police ignore the call due to insufficient information.”

Why bother?


27 posted on 01/30/2014 7:10:22 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
...was issued by members of the African American and African Studies, Black Faculty and Staff Association, Black Graduate and Professional Student Association, Black Men’s Forum, Black Student Union and Huntley House for African American Males.

As someone on the local morning show pointed out: "The groups calling for this certainly have no problem identifying themselves by race."

Seems a bit hypocritical.

28 posted on 01/30/2014 7:32:24 AM PST by Egon (Apparently, Jimmy Carter DOES need a third term.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Another point brought up:

If your child was kidnapped or otherwise missing, would you want their race included with the description?


29 posted on 01/30/2014 7:36:03 AM PST by Egon (Apparently, Jimmy Carter DOES need a third term.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

“...efforts to reduce crime should never be at the expense of our Black men, or any specific group of people likely to be targeted. In addition to causing Black men to feel unsafe and distrusted, racial profiling is proven to inflict negative psychological effects on its victims.”

Best solution is to stop reporting crime. Then everyone will feel safer and have more esteem.


30 posted on 01/30/2014 7:38:16 AM PST by Rennes Templar (Hillary Clinton, you were no Dennis Rodman.)
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To: Rennes Templar
...efforts to reduce crime should never be at the expense of our Black men,

Richard Pryor once felt that way too....

"It made my heart ache, you know, to see all these beautiful black men in the joint. The warriors should be out there helping the masses. I felt that way, I was real naive. Six weeks I was up there and I talked to the brothers. I talked to 'em, and ... THANK GOD WE GOT PENITENTIARIES!"

31 posted on 01/30/2014 7:40:22 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Will the University also eliminate mentioning race on their application forms?


32 posted on 01/30/2014 7:43:52 AM PST by monocle
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To: monocle

“Will the University also eliminate mentioning race on their application forms?”

They should be leading the way...


33 posted on 01/30/2014 8:09:22 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: CaptainAmiigaf

Watch Woody Allen’s “Zelig”. Take notes.


34 posted on 01/30/2014 8:13:58 AM PST by DManA
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I have experience with this type if idiocy. 40 years ago my teenaged brother, who had never been in trouble, was picked up for investigation of a crime. He had the same name (our last name is the 3rd most common in the phone book) as the perp, and they grilled him mightily. He provided an alibi, and denied everything....

Turns out he was the wrong race. Even though they knew that, they really didn’t want to let him go, and put him through a bunch of garbage and wasted an entire day of his life.


35 posted on 01/30/2014 8:44:53 AM PST by Grammy (He frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that they cannot carry out their plans. Job 5:12)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

But then how will the university be able to take race into account in deciding whether or not to choose black applicants?


36 posted on 01/30/2014 9:01:41 AM PST by monocle
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To: monocle

Picture a dog. Chasing his tail...


37 posted on 01/30/2014 9:12:01 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Why not eliminate gender as well? The men who were complaining about including race should be just as upset by the suspects being described as male.


38 posted on 01/30/2014 9:33:57 AM PST by airedale (f)
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To: All

The African American and African Studies, Black Faculty and Staff Association, Black Graduate and Professional Student Association, Black Men’s Forum, Black Student Union and Huntley House for African American Males doesn’t want a criminal suspect’s skin color mentioned when he happens to be Black?

Proving once again, that liberalism is indeed a mental disorder.


39 posted on 01/30/2014 9:50:53 AM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ("It's not a good time for me right now" -- http://therealwendy.com/)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

they should move to Waco. The Trib will give shoe size and astrology sign before skin color.


40 posted on 01/30/2014 10:04:50 AM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: All

I remember the “Zebra Murders” of the early-mid 1970’s in San Francisco. Racially motivated, Black on White murders.

Then SF Mayor Alioto brought in hundreds of Black men fitting the description for questioning, but the NAACP and the ACLU went to court to have it stopped and it was.

Result: More murders.

Eventually, the police cracked the case when an informant came forward, but not before 16 people were murdered and about 10 people were wounded, including a friend of my younger Brother, a guy named Terry White who was 15 years old at the time he was shot in 1974 but eventually recovered and testified against the shooters/killers.

I was a few years ahead of him in High School and a few years older and he played for the Sophomore football team while I played for the Senior team and we used to scrimmage and practice against each other. A few months later, he would be shot and severely wounded.

Not many people outside of the SF Bay Area heard of or remember these racially motivated murders, but here is a synopsis:

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

When the first wave of murders and attacks occurred, I was listening on my Police Band radio one night when there were several shootings. That was before the SFPD switched to a different police band that I don’t think was available to the public, but that one night there were about 5 shootings throughout SF and the Police Dispatcher and Police Band was just going crazy and it seemed like there was a shooting every 10 minutes for an hour or so in all different parts of the city.


41 posted on 01/30/2014 10:21:01 AM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ("It's not a good time for me right now" -- http://therealwendy.com/)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Heck, it’s not necessary to include a racial description. We can already make that assumption.


42 posted on 01/30/2014 10:29:31 AM PST by Old Yeller
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To: wbill

Be on the lookout for a person who raped a woman—probably a male.


43 posted on 01/30/2014 5:46:23 PM PST by cradle of freedom
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To: monocle

Funny, they love being identified as blacks if there is something for them to gain such as a spot at a top university or lots of free money.


44 posted on 01/30/2014 6:01:55 PM PST by cradle of freedom
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To: allendale
Just another example that delusion and deception is at the core of “progressive” thought.

The true purpose is to try to keep the sheep unaware of just how much of the crime problem comes from one specific group.

If the sheep become aware, it might lessen their sympathy for the poor discriminated-against dears...

45 posted on 01/31/2014 4:41:26 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: dfwgator
Richard Pryor once felt that way too.... "It made my heart ache, you know, to see all these beautiful black men in the joint. The warriors should be out there helping the masses. I felt that way, I was real naive. Six weeks I was up there and I talked to the brothers. I talked to 'em, and ... THANK GOD WE GOT PENITENTIARIES!"

video: Richard Pryor on penitentiaries

46 posted on 01/31/2014 4:54:58 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Oh noesssss, a racist, quick run around in circles!


47 posted on 01/31/2014 4:57:12 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Let's play Jeopardy !

I'll take 'Unvarnished Truth' for $1,000 please ..

A: negro males < 50 years of age

Q: what is the primary cause of 95% of any vestigial racism in Amerika, Alex !

48 posted on 01/31/2014 5:07:24 AM PST by tomkat ( -1 -2 -3 = #4)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

No information should be given out. No Gender, Race, Height, Weight, Hair Color, How they are dressed, where it happened...because any of this may be used to Profile someone innocent. In fact it would be best if the whole system was scrapped...and the funds given to me.


49 posted on 02/01/2014 4:04:28 PM PST by Valin (I'm not completely worthless. I can be used as a bad example.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Well they could do things like “ The suspect was 5’9” 145lbs and very light complexion like the pink in a morning sunrise...”

Or :The suspect was “5’9” 145lbs and very dark complexion like the color of molasses...”

And so on...


50 posted on 02/01/2014 4:09:00 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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