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Tyler Perry Pulled Over, Accuses White Cops of Racial Profiling via Facebook
Reuters ^ | Thu Apr 5, 2012 | By Andrew Chow

Posted on 04/05/2012 3:27:49 PM PDT by barmag25

Tyler Perry's April 1 Facebook post about police pulling him over was no April Fool's joke: The highest-paid man in entertainment is accusing a pair of white Atlanta police officers of racial profiling.

Four days later, Perry's post boasts more than 117,000 "likes," 21,000 comments, and 12,000 shares. Atlanta police have launched an internal investigation, E! News reports.

Perry's predicament began when he admittedly made a left turn from a far-right lane -- a trick his security detail taught him, to make sure he wasn't being followed, Perry explained on Facebook.

Two white Atlanta police officers pulled him over, but apparently did not realize they'd just stopped Tyler Perry.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: leo; racecard; tylerperry
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As a sign of solidarity with Mr. Perry I will now make all left hand turns from the far right lane...while wearing a hoodie.
1 posted on 04/05/2012 3:27:58 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: barmag25

> a trick his security detail taught him, to make sure he
> wasn’t being followed, Perry explained on Facebook.

And why would this innocent little angel be concerned about being followed?

Followed by whom? Some of 0bama0’s sons?


2 posted on 04/05/2012 3:29:41 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: barmag25

That R card goes well with the brothas.


3 posted on 04/05/2012 3:30:18 PM PDT by oldtimer
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To: barmag25

whining billionairess


4 posted on 04/05/2012 3:31:50 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Westbrook

It doesn’t matter who taught it to him, it’s
an illegal turn.


5 posted on 04/05/2012 3:31:51 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: barmag25
Atlanta police have launched an internal investigation,

why? because a tiny electronic device is an instant mob.

6 posted on 04/05/2012 3:32:12 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: barmag25

Two white Atlanta police officers pulled him over, but apparently did not realize they’d just stopped Tyler Perry.

###

Internal Investigation?

Race of cops: Doesn’t matter.

Alleged...gasp... celebrity of entitlement racist thug: Doesn’t matter.

Making a Left from a Far Right lane: Matters.

Next....


7 posted on 04/05/2012 3:32:24 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: barmag25

Pushing the edge.


8 posted on 04/05/2012 3:33:02 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: barmag25

I had to do a search to see who the heck is Tyler Perry.


9 posted on 04/05/2012 3:33:10 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: barmag25

A black officer arriving on the scene immediately recognized Perry. The solution is: White people need to become Tyler Perry fans!!!;)


10 posted on 04/05/2012 3:33:38 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Westbrook

Gee! For some reason I have never heard of this Thug! He is supposed to be famous, for what?


11 posted on 04/05/2012 3:33:46 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: barmag25
Squeal piggy, squeal.
12 posted on 04/05/2012 3:33:50 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: barmag25
"Two white Atlanta police officers pulled him over, but apparently did not realize they'd just stopped Tyler Perry."

First, who is "Tyler Perry"?

Second, who gives a crap who makes an illegal traffic maneuver, and the idea that "did not realize they'd just stopped "XXXXXXX" (fill in the blank), should NEVER make a difference, period.

What is that pesky 14th Amendment regarding "Equal Treatment Under the Law"?

13 posted on 04/05/2012 3:34:40 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: barmag25

So, being stopped for making an illegal turn is now racist. Oy.


14 posted on 04/05/2012 3:34:52 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Proud2BeRight

Me too.


15 posted on 04/05/2012 3:35:30 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: barmag25

Skittles, I see Skittles everywhere.

Seems the pOleece didn’t know how important this dog was.


16 posted on 04/05/2012 3:36:01 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Red_Devil 232

> For some reason I have never heard of this Thug!

Neither have I.

> He is supposed to be famous, for what?

My guess is that he’s a “rapper”. You know, the guys in the ‘hood that rap about hos and n***as and raping white girls and killing white people, especially cops.


17 posted on 04/05/2012 3:37:02 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: ReneeLynn

I am sick and tired of this black rant.....I never felt I was prejudice but I tell you I”m beginning to hate these race baiters.


18 posted on 04/05/2012 3:37:11 PM PDT by estrogen (don't let the media pick our candidate)
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To: ReneeLynn

What are the odds that I can beat an “exhibition of speed” ticket on my Harley because I’m female?

[warm weather’s coming...need to know ASAP]

;D


19 posted on 04/05/2012 3:38:03 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: barmag25

You can comment on his FB page. I did. ‘)


20 posted on 04/05/2012 3:38:41 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: barmag25
Of course, the fact the knothead made an illegal turn and had “gangsta-thug” tinted windows had nothing to do with his being stopped. Idiot...
21 posted on 04/05/2012 3:38:50 PM PDT by twister881
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To: barmag25
The highest-paid man in entertainment

I've never heard of him.

22 posted on 04/05/2012 3:40:03 PM PDT by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: Westbrook

Tyler Perry is, perhaps, the most successful black movie director in history. His movies are hilarious and tend to deal with problems within the Black community such as drugs, poor grades, prostitution, etc.

Until this report, I had a very positive opinion of Mr. Perry.


23 posted on 04/05/2012 3:40:09 PM PDT by Black_Shark
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To: barmag25

It’s going to get worse folks. Much worse. The most crime-ridden element in our society has now been informed by the president and his attorney general that hey no longer have to abide by the laws governing the rest of us. Unmitigated hell is about to descend upon our nation.


24 posted on 04/05/2012 3:40:09 PM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: barmag25
Why would any white person know what Tyler Perry looks like... his low budget movies are targeted exclusively to black audiences.
25 posted on 04/05/2012 3:40:32 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Salamander
"What are the odds that I can beat an “exhibition of speed” ticket on my Harley because I’m female?"

Surely you know the answer: It depends on how you look and how much you smile.

26 posted on 04/05/2012 3:41:28 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Black_Shark

Edit: Mr. Perry is about as far from a thug as you and I are. Watch any “Madea” movie or “Why did I get married” for a glimpse into his views.


27 posted on 04/05/2012 3:41:47 PM PDT by Black_Shark
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To: barmag25

So let me get this straight, Mr. Perry makes an illegal move making a left from the far right lane, and what did Mr. Perry expect to have happen..get a high five for that? He did an illegal move, he deserves a ticket. This is what happens when your famous, you expect everyone to bend over and kiss your ring. The rules only apply to us peasants


28 posted on 04/05/2012 3:43:10 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Tex-Con-Man

He’s usually in drag in most of his movies so why would the average cop know who he is?


29 posted on 04/05/2012 3:44:37 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Black_Shark

> Tyler Perry is, perhaps, the most successful black movie
> director in history. His movies are hilarious and tend to
> deal with problems within the Black community such as
> drugs, poor grades, prostitution, etc.

I am culturally ignorant, mostly because I refuse to watch movies that employ vulgarity or open sexuality.

> Until this report, I had a very positive opinion of Mr. Perry.

Apparently, he’s just another race-baiting, chip-on-the-shoulder jerk.


30 posted on 04/05/2012 3:44:42 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Frank_2001

>>>The solution is: White people need to become Tyler Perry fans!!!;)

What is his redeeming social value? What does he contribute to the betterment of humanity?


31 posted on 04/05/2012 3:45:29 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: barmag25

I see illegal left-turns every day. You must make a left turn into the left lane. Not a left turn into a right lane. I remember my Mom almost getting a ticket for that over 55 years ago. Of course the cop just wanted to meet and talk to the stunning redhead driving a T-Bird convert. She got a warning! She always just got warnings!


32 posted on 04/05/2012 3:46:02 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: hampdenkid
Unmitigated hell is about to descend upon our nation.

When this doesn't happen....will you come back and tell us?

Would you like to make a bet....that "Unmitigated hell is about to descend upon our nation" will not happen on us?

How about $5k? Of course...we should have a time line. What time line would you propose?

I'm game to see what you will wager....Give me some terms.

33 posted on 04/05/2012 3:46:21 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is the most dangerous entity in the United States of America.)
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To: Westbrook

His movies promote morals and values that are appropriate in all cultures, not just black culture. As I said, before this story came out I had a very positive view of Mr. Perry due to his efforts in promoting good, solid morals to a community lacing morals.

As of right now, I am inclined to agree with you, however I will wait until all the facts come to light before making my judgement.


34 posted on 04/05/2012 3:47:41 PM PDT by Black_Shark
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To: Mariner

So far I haven’t been caught at it.

Hopefully, if I ever am, it won’t be a female trooper.

;D


35 posted on 04/05/2012 3:48:05 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: barmag25

Darn, I like his movies. His characters actually believe in God.


36 posted on 04/05/2012 3:48:14 PM PDT by donna (Republicans won't change their ways until conservatives draw the line.)
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To: barmag25

How could the cops tell what color he was through the tinted windows?


37 posted on 04/05/2012 3:50:56 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Watch his movies. He promotes CHRISTIAN morals and virtues in the Black community.

The ignorance of the majority of posters on this thread is staggering. While I understand that this behavior is nowhere near acceptable, Mr. Perry was a very respectable man who made movies that addresses certain issues in the black community.

While this current issue is a very large negative, it still does not outweigh the tremendous positive effects that he, hopefully, has had on the black community. If this behavior continues, however, than he will have solidified this negative reputation.


38 posted on 04/05/2012 3:51:12 PM PDT by Black_Shark
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To: barmag25

Medea needs to slap this foo upside his head.


39 posted on 04/05/2012 3:51:34 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

When I moved to Norfolk after marrying a sailor, every time I left the house alone, I got pulled over.

Always got the same answer to my question of “Why?”

“Oh, just to talk.”

My parents thought I was kidding until they followed me down to bring back my stuff when he deployed and a female Norfolk cop pulled my dad over and hit on him.

Weird town; weirder cops.


40 posted on 04/05/2012 3:52:36 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: Black_Shark

I agree. I’ve found his movies to be quite funny and not the least bit trashy, raunchy or laced with profanity. He does profess to be a practicing Christian and the themes in his movies also reflect Christian values. We’ll see what comes from all of this.


41 posted on 04/05/2012 3:55:45 PM PDT by ebersole
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To: barmag25

C’mon Tyler.

If it weren’t for a couple of my friends who are friends with you I wouldn’t have known who you were until a couple of months ago and I don’t think I would recognize you at a party.

Doesn’t mean you are black. Doesn’t mean you are invisible.

I just don’t know you.

Now, the black officer might have recognized you because you are prominent in the black community and a bit of hero.

Heck, even I admire your story but wouldn’t have read it. A friend told me about it as you discussed doing some producer deal.

If I was a white cop, and I am white, and I knew who you were and you described your security it would definitely be a coin toss as to whether or not you were ticketed for a very unsafe maneuver.

Now, if I were this white cop and hadn’t heard my friends stories about your life you would get a ticket.

Hopefully, the Black cop explained a little bit who you are and that your security measure seemed reasonable so long as no one was in danger and I hope you weren’t ticketed because, it does seem reasonable to me as do the other things that I know people like you are advised to do.

You didn’t get a ticket otherwise it would have been mentioned in the story.

Give the racism thing a break. They probably didn’t know you are a big deal and they likely took the advice of their brother in blue and didn’t issue you a ticket.

Which means we could infer favoritism of the Noble and Privileged. Couldn’t we?


42 posted on 04/05/2012 3:56:59 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: barmag25

[ Two white Atlanta police officers pulled him over, but apparently did not realize they’d just stopped Tyler Perry.]

Translation: Do you two flatfoots KNOW who the hell I am?..


43 posted on 04/05/2012 3:59:36 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Black_Shark

Upon further review, I’m not in the target audience for his product, and I will not be watching any. Thank you for the explanation.


44 posted on 04/05/2012 4:00:49 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Salamander; null and void

Well, I know what you like and if I were a cop and pulled you over I’d say “You were fast before you hit the gas. Might wanna slow it down a bit. Have a good day”.

LOL

Nully probably agrees.


45 posted on 04/05/2012 4:03:13 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Black_Shark

I’d take Tyler Perry’s word over any APD cop on any occasion.

Tyler Perry is a stand up guy with conservative views which are propounded in all of his various and highly successful shows.

This is a very successful guy with values which we all should venerate, and the APD is a corrupt organization which we should all be suspicious of.


46 posted on 04/05/2012 4:03:46 PM PDT by Carl from Marietta (Cain, there's a new sheriff in town.)
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To: barmag25

Sounds like a publicity stunt for “Tyler Perry’s Driving While Black.”


47 posted on 04/05/2012 4:07:06 PM PDT by x
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Tyler Perry Pulled Over, Accuses White Cops of Racial Profiling...

The Old West had "Fast Draw" artists like Wyatte Eyrp, Wild Bill Hickok, Bat Masterson, etc. Today, we also have "Fast Draw" artists, but instead of a pistol, today's "Fast Draws" whip out the "Race Card". Pathetic Putz's.

48 posted on 04/05/2012 4:07:32 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: barmag25

The race issue will never be resolved.

500,000 years from now the weak blacks will still resort to it.


49 posted on 04/05/2012 4:07:42 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Anybody but Obama- because it's not always about me™. Now its about my nation and not my chastity)
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To: barmag25

Yeah those was some super racist white cops they could see he was a black man through that illegal tint on his windows and thats the only reason they pulled him over....

Obama and the left want to gin up so much racial tension in this country so that he will guilt some ignorant whites into voting for him just so there won’t be riots.


50 posted on 04/05/2012 4:07:42 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Obama reelection means the end of America.)
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