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Date: 04/15/14 06:30 AM

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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    April 15, 2014 at 2:29 am
    Link: Ivy League Educated Pro Racially Profiled - ...in his own driveway. For shoveling snow. The last sentence is a tear jerker for many reasons...
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    aliyahg1979 Female 30-39
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    April 15, 2014 at 6:39 am
    thank you for this post.
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    muadib11 Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2014 at 6:58 am
    Great article, the author is very well spoken and read. He is the kind of man I would want my son to emulate.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    April 15, 2014 at 7:28 am
    The cop should be reprimanded. He wasn`t doing his job at all. Is that the extent of his detecting abilities?
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    April 15, 2014 at 7:47 am
    Am I wrong to think that if a police officer- in uniform, and driving an official vehicle, and therefore, acting in an official capacity - goes outside his jurisdiction and acts in a manner inconsistent with the policies of both his jurisdiction and the jurisdiction he in fact is in, that he has committed a crime?
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    muadib11 Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2014 at 7:57 am
    The cop was out of his jurisdiction, but it just amazes me how this stuff keeps happening.
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    pumba62 Male 40-49
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    April 15, 2014 at 8:32 am
    Very strong finish in a very well written article. I am guilty of profiling!! I was surprised at how well written this was not because it was done by a black man but because it was done by an athlete!

    If all people were to stop, think and consult instead of simply reacting, life may have less damaging confrontations.

    "And it now allows me to see the potential in the officer who approached me. He’s still young, and one day he could become a leading advocate for unbiased policing practices. But I wish he would sit down with my kids and answer their questions. That might help him understand how hard it is to be a father—let alone a father in a black family. And I’d like him to know how much my children—and all children—expect from the officers trained to protect them."
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    broizfam Male 60-69
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    April 15, 2014 at 11:52 am
    I`m not disturbed by the out-of-jurisdiction part. Police would say, and I have to agree, that if they see a crime or suspicious activity while they`re outside their jurisdiction, they are still cops, but they`re probably supposed to at least try to contact the local authorities if there`s no emergency. What I do find disturbing is, what if it WAS someone just trying to earn a few extra bucks? What was the cop going to do about that? Actually, come to think if it, maybe he was just looking for someone to do HIS driveway?
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 15, 2014 at 2:29 pm
    I`m not disturbed by the out-of-jurisdiction part.
    Me neither! I`d bet the farm that both towns have "helping out" agreements which lets cops, ambulance and fire crews "cross the line" to give aid.

    What else is the cop supposed to do? A report of a "black man shoveling snow" and he should... IGNORE a black man? Because that`s racist?

    Of course the "no panhandling" law is pretty stupid to start with, but necessary in these times. It must have been a really slow day to get dispatched to enforce it though...
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    April 15, 2014 at 11:47 pm
    tl, dnr.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    April 16, 2014 at 8:20 am
    CaptKangaroo "Am I wrong to think that if a police officer... has committed a crime?"

    The police officer didn`t commit a crime here. Asking a few questions is not harassment or profiling.

    Secondly, would you really want a policeman to just pass by 2 Russian looking men working on a pressure cooker, in a garage, for fear of being charged with "profiling"?
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    broizfam Male 60-69
    4757 posts
    April 16, 2014 at 11:07 am
    @CrakrJak,
    Agree with you almost 100%. I can understand him feeling it was an issue of "profiling" since the cop ONLY checked out the one black guy when, according to the article, other folks were out shovelling, too.

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