Friday, January 24, 2020

Man Confronted by Cops for 'Cashing a Check While Black'

A man who tried to deposit a settlement check from a workplace racial discrimination lawsuit said he was again discriminated against for being black, this time by the bank, who called the police on him over accusations the check was fraudulent.

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Welcome to Trumps Amerikkka.

#1 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-01-23 06:45 PM

"Welcome to Trumps Amerikkka.

#1 | POSTED BY ABORTED_MONSON "

Profound.

Going for DR's poster of the year award, I see.

#2 | Posted by goatman at 2020-01-23 06:47 PM

Welcome to Trumps Amerikkka.

#1 | POSTED BY ABORTED_MONSO"

What does Trump have to do with this?

it must really suck to have him living in your brain and so deeply burrowed under your skin. I'm luckier than you I think about Jessica Biel all the time.

But I'm sure Trump loves you thinking about him every moment of the day.

#3 | Posted by goatman at 2020-01-23 07:07 PM

I suspect that bank may be paying Mr Thomas a bit more than just the interest on his account.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-01-24 10:59 AM

What does Trump have to do with this?

#3 | POSTED BY GOATMAN

He has made Racism okay again.

#5 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-01-24 12:07 PM

That photo really says you are discriminating against the wrong guy here.

#6 | Posted by grumpy_too at 2020-01-24 12:10 PM

Two problems, one on both sides.

1. Yes, banks have to ask questions. They have to gauge a person's responses and behaviors, especially for that large of sums. Don't blame them, blame the Patriot Act. However, calling the cops is why this guy is going to win money. Banks don't call cops for fraudulent checks, at least they aren't supposed to. They have cameras and documented processes to follow in situations in which they think someone is being fraudulent. They are supposed to just refuse to cash the check and then move on, unless the person gets unruly and then they are able to call the cops.

2. And then we have this gem that proves this is article is just to fit an agenda (or the man was just trying to make himself more of a victim so he could have a case):

"Thomas said his mind quickly went to the large number of black people killed during encounters with police,"

This is what irks me about the whole "racist cops" situation. Up until a couple years ago, there were NO metrics of race when it came to physical altercations with cops. And even today it is lacking. There are no numbers to prove more black people are involved in cop shootings than white. There are no trending metrics that can be used. Go ahead, try. Look into the FBI's numbers. They never tracked this before and still aren't doing a good job of it. What we DO have are news articles. That's it. Yet they've already proven that black people get more headlines than white people for no reason when it comes to altercations with cops, and white people in negative altercations are not reported at nearly the rate of black people. So there is bias going both ways. But in the end, the reality is nobody knows if "large numbers of black people are killed during encounters with police" and whether or not it follows racial lines. In fact, the mortality rate among ALL altercations with cops is a very tiny percent. Still sucks, sure...but the issue is nowhere close to being a national emergency that the news can report as reasoning to believe that a black person is in mortal danger when approached by cops.

#7 | Posted by humtake at 2020-01-24 12:14 PM

"He has made Racism okay again."

Yet, so far, there have been fewer instances of racial violence in relation to Obama's terms. So that means you are 100% dead wrong. Maybe Trump has let racism stay okay but it isn't his Presidency that has any evidence of more violence due to racial issues. So your attempt at spreading hate to cater to your party is pathetic.

#8 | Posted by humtake at 2020-01-24 12:16 PM

Even more alarmingly, there is a clear correlation between Trump campaign events and incidents of prejudiced violence. FBI data show that since Trump's election there has been an anomalous spike in hate crimes concentrated in counties where Trump won by larger margins.

www.brookings.edu

#9 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2020-01-24 12:39 PM

Counties that hosted a 2016 Trump rally saw a 226 percent increase in hate crimes

So, do attitudes like these have real world consequences? Recent research on far-right groups suggests that they do, especially when these attitudes are embraced and encourage by peers. Specifically, the quantity of neo-Nazi and racist skinhead groups active in a state leads to increased reports of hate crimes within that state.
www.washingtonpost.com

#10 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2020-01-24 12:43 PM

Smart move, he just trolled the bank into another payday.

#11 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2020-01-24 01:13 PM

"Up until a couple years ago, there were NO metrics of race when it came to physical altercations with cops."

What planet do you live on HUMTAKE?

#12 | Posted by danni at 2020-01-24 01:34 PM

He means "white people weren't counting, so it didn't happen". Nothing is true in America until white people declare it to be so.

#13 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2020-01-24 04:28 PM

Smart move, he just trolled the bank into another payday.

#11 | POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE

Explain how he trolled the bank.

What did he do? Hypnotize them into calling the cops?

#14 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-01-24 05:19 PM

There are no numbers to prove more black people are involved in cop shootings than white.
#7 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

Well...actually...
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

An unarmed black person is 3.5 times more likely to be shot by police than a white person.

#15 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-01-24 05:25 PM

Yet they've already proven that black people get more headlines than white people for no reason when it comes to altercations with cops, and white people in negative altercations are not reported at nearly the rate of black people.

#7 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

Show us your source for this one.

But it might be because there simply aren't as many questionable circumstances for the shooting when it comes to white people being shot.

#16 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-01-24 05:30 PM

"and white people in negative altercations are not reported at nearly the rate of black people."

Seems pretty racist to me.
I mean, racist against blacks, not racist against Veterans of the War on Christmas or whatever kind of racism Deplorables think they are victims of.

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-01-24 07:07 PM

"Explain how he trolled the bank.
What did he do? Hypnotize them into calling the cops?
#14 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT"

He came in wearing shabby clothes pretending to be poor, carrying a big check looking for the snobbiest cracker in the place.
I hope he gets millions.

#18 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2020-01-24 07:18 PM

Show us your source for this one.

His perception of his victim status?

#19 | Posted by jpw at 2020-01-24 08:33 PM

"What does Trump have to do with this?
#3 | POSTED BY GOATMAN

He has made Racism okay again.

POSTED BY SYCOPHANT"

So if Trump wasn't president, this incident would not have happened>

That's pretty lame. If that's all you have, it's best to just not post.

#20 | Posted by goatman at 2020-01-25 12:26 AM

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