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A common complaint about the protesters is that the “stop and frisk” policies that they’ve had in New York for years are this terrible injustice. Well check out this story from the Worcester Police Department Facebook page:
Worcester, MA (February 24, 2015) – On Monday, February 23, 2015 members of the Worcester Police Gang Unit were patrolling in the Main South area. The gang officers were in the area due to the many complaints that the department receives from citizens within the community. The complaints received mainly address quality of life issues. As a result, localized police enforcement was selected for this area.
At approximately 4:10 PM, two gang unit officers were in an unmarked police vehicle in heavy traffic in the area of 674 Main Street. The officers observed a grey vehicle stop in the middle of the road, disregarding the flow of traffic, to allow a male to exit the vehicle. The male then began to walk on the sidewalk. This action got the attention of the officers.
The officers drove parallel to the male as he walked on the sidewalk. The male, later identified as a 17-year-old Worcester juvenile, observed the officers and immediately exhibited signs of distress. The male turned the right side of his body in an attempt to shield that side from the officers. The male also looked nervous at the sight of the police and attempted to shield his face.
The officers became suspicious with the juveniles behavior. The officers stopped their vehicle and approached the male and identified themselves. The male provided his name but did not have identification on him. Because of his nervous demeanor, the officers became concerned that he may have been lying to conceal his identity to avoid arrest. At this time the officers conducted a pat frisk of the juvenile. The juvenile was carrying a backpack. The officers felt the outside of the backpack and felt the outline of a handgun. The officers opened the backpack and discovered a loaded .22 caliber handgun.
The juvenile was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters for booking. The juvenile, an admitted local gang member, was charged with Carrying a Firearm without a License, Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License and Possession of Ammunition without a License.
What do ya know – “stop and frisk” works. First of all it’s bullshit that they’re not releasing his name because he’s a juvenile. He’s a known 17 year old gang banger. He gave up his right to be considered a child. Publicly humiliate him so we know to be on guard if we ever see him. Makes no sense either because they release the names of juveniles all the time. Like that kid Phillip Chism who killed his teacher in Danvers. He was 14. If you’re a criminal then you’re a criminal and the public has a right to know. Period.
But I think we can all agree that taking a violent gang banger with a loaded, unregistered gun off of the streets is a victory for society, right? Well done Worcester Police. Oh wait, you’re telling me that people are turning this nice young man into the victim? Let’s see what they’re saying:
Oh look – white guilt!! Let me get this straight Justin. You’re AGAINST racism, and you’re showing us that by jumping to the conclusion that a gang banger with a gun is automatically a person of color. Right. Keep telling yourself that you’re one of the good guys.
Of course. We should do everything in our power to make sure gangbangers with loaded guns don’t have their rights violated. That’s the kind of society I wanna live in.
LOL. I know right!! This poor youth was just about to turn his life (at the age of 17) finish his GED and open his own barbershop. Who amongst us hasn’t joined a gang, got dropped off in Main South, and walked around with a loaded unregistered handgun? That’s just boys being boys.
Then there was this winner:
She makes a good point. This could EASILY happen to Turtleboy Jr. What parent can’t relate to this? I mean, Momma Turtleboy used to get calls from the police about me carrying illegal firearms all the time back when I was bangin’.
Yea guys, we don’t know all the circumstances. He might’ve needed that loaded firearm to do his homework that night. Or maybe he was just holding onto the gun for his law abiding gang buddies? Ever think of that? There are PLENTY of logical scenarios that could explain this.
She makes a good point too – no one has a right to judge, only God. Well, except for a jury of 12 of your randomly chosen peers, a judge, and everyone on the Internet. But Tupac said it once in a song so it must be true.
The bottom line is that if these people really cared about poor people of color in bad neighborhoods like they claim they do, then they wouldn’t want violent thugs walking around with unregistered guns. But as usual we see them for what they are – professional assholes. They don’t care about poor people or black people. They only care about making sure violent criminals have as many rights as possible. That’s it.
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