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A crime was committed. Have you seen a black man?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by LongTimeListener, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Dominion Post of Morgantown, W. Va.


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  2. sm72

    sm72 Member

    Oh for fuck's sake.
  3. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Story doesn't even specify a crime was committed. Which makes the brief worse.
  5. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    To paraphrase Starman:

    Right now in America, someone somewhere is getting away with something.
  6. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Found him:


    Now where's my reward?
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  7. waterytart

    waterytart Active Member

    And he doesn't look like us!
  8. Double J

    Double J Active Member

  9. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    My first full-time newspaper gig was in a farm community 50 miles from the nearest semi-urban cities. The town was also home to several prisons.

    One night I was sitting in the office laying out the sports pages.

    Suddenly the police scanner barked to life: "County, this is Unit 8, we have a report of a black male walking along State Highway Three."

    The response came quickly: "Unit 8, we copy. We'll put everybody on the lookout."

    Several other units called in to say they were on the case.

    Next response: "County, we copy. Unit 8 out."

    Ain't that America, for you and me?
  10. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Well, the Seahawk DBs do get away with pass interference a lot. /bluefont
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  11. ColdCat

    ColdCat Well-Known Member

    I had something similar over the scanner, dispatch saying a caller had seen a Hispanic male walking along the road. This is a small town but there are people with some pigment in their skin. To his credit, the officer who responded said "Was he actually doing anything or was it just that he's Hispanic?"
  12. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member


    All cars, all cars,
    BOLO for freaks.

    Arrest on sight.
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