Teen arrested after dangling noose fr...

Teen arrested after dangling noose from pickup

There are 1556 comments on the NOLA.com story from Sep 21, 2007, titled Teen arrested after dangling noose from pickup. In it, NOLA.com reports that:

A teenager was arrested Thursday when police allegedly found hangman's nooses dangling from the rear of his pickup truck after he drove past a crowd of people who had attended a civil rights march earlier in ...

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“It's 420 here.”

Since: Jun 07

cold comfort farm

#1 Sep 21, 2007
16, intoxicated, brass knuckles and a 22 in the truck? From Dry Prong? Maybe he needs a dry prong up his rear.
What a dummy!
Cubby

Sequim, WA

#2 Sep 21, 2007
The shame is, is that a newbie lawyer should get the case thrown out and all evidence from the illegal stop-thrown out!
Unless the kid was actively threatening to use the noose-then he broke no laws and was merely expressing free speech.
Anybody with any sense would hope these type of idiots were extinct but this is not the way to change them.
EASY MONEY

Bangkok, Thailand

#3 Sep 21, 2007
Cubby wrote:
The shame is, is that a newbie lawyer should get the case thrown out and all evidence from the illegal stop-thrown out!
Unless the kid was actively threatening to use the noose-then he broke no laws and was merely expressing free speech.
Anybody with any sense would hope these type of idiots were extinct but this is not the way to change them.
If the police arrested the kid then they should have known if a law was being broken and it should not take a lawyer to inform them of such. In my eyes the police were wrong, but so was the kid, just not legally
Cubby

Sequim, WA

#4 Sep 22, 2007
We Agree!
The kid needs moral giudance but I doubt he will find it in the home/aw hell he is an adult now(the driver) the old farts used to say "put them in the military, that will make a man out of him" and alot of guys learned they did not give a damn about the color of the man who was handing him ammo or covering his ass when there was a real enemy to deal with! I am an enth from becoming one of those old farts.

“All power to the people.”

Since: Mar 07

San Diego, CA

#5 Sep 22, 2007
Cubby wrote:
The shame is, is that a newbie lawyer should get the case thrown out and all evidence from the illegal stop-thrown out!
Unless the kid was actively threatening to use the noose-then he broke no laws and was merely expressing free speech.
Anybody with any sense would hope these type of idiots were extinct but this is not the way to change them.
What makes the stop illegal?
Why isn't driving past the crowd of people, probably black with the noose hanging out threatening?
So if I waved a shotgun in front of your face in a threatening manner you would call it free speech?
LSURN

United States

#6 Sep 22, 2007
The people that came here to Jena that i met were very nice people! There wasn't any violence in their protesting! I think it is a shame that one of the last things that they had to see was some ignorant white boys driving by with nooses hanging from their truck before they left Louisiana! Im so happy that these particular protesters were calm and smart enough not to let that kind of ignorance provoke them!

“All power to the people.”

Since: Mar 07

San Diego, CA

#8 Sep 22, 2007
Cubby wrote:
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To answer the what made the stop illegal-if the guy was holding the noose and pointing to people and uttering threats, the police would have a case but to merely have a symbol attached to his truck is an expression of free speech that 'could' mean many different things to different people.
If this were allowed to stand than any black with an X on his cap, shirt, car could also be stopped and arrested for the same reason.
That makes a mockery of free speech and a big danger to everyone. Hey you is that a 4H logo or a new style swastika-to jail with you!
If you stick a shotgun in anyone except a midnight intruders face--do you really need that explained?
C'mon cubby. I find it really incredulous for you to stretch the circumstances to be some kind of expression of free speech. Given history, the fact that these people were coming from a protest that began because idiots insinuated a lynching of black people for daring to sit under the "white tree" you really want to try to make this a case of free speech. Does free speech to you include lynching black people.

Based on that I would have to assume you would feel that screaming fire in a crowded theater is free speech. I mean come on.

An X on my cap is free speech. No one was ever hung with an X on someones cap. If they have been, I will be glad to look at your evidence. I will be glad to show you the post cards of the picnics white people had. These postcard were used to celebrate the Sunday afternoon lynching. Hell yes, bring a picnic lunch and your kids.

No, don't try to make me look like the one in the wrong about the shotgun example. You strain the bounds of credulity with pretending a hangmans noose is just a free speech.
Curtis Lowe

Montgomery, AL

#9 Sep 22, 2007
What crime did this young man commit?
whitie

Lockport, IL

#10 Sep 23, 2007
CitizenX wrote:
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What makes the stop illegal?
Why isn't driving past the crowd of people, probably black with the noose hanging out threatening?
So if I waved a shotgun in front of your face in a threatening manner you would call it free speech?
blacks wave 9mm's at white people, shop owners, the elderly when there is a mob of them, but they're not racist to whites, no, never, everything is fine, why Jessie and Al stuck up for the white kid too, blacks love whitie!! comon the 9mm is easier to hide from the cops than a shotgun. geez....

“All power to the people.”

Since: Mar 07

San Diego, CA

#11 Sep 23, 2007
Curtis Lowe wrote:
What crime did this young man commit?
So are you feigning ignorance to be funny or are you just ignorant?
Curtis Lowe

Montgomery, AL

#12 Sep 23, 2007
CitizenX wrote:
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So are you feigning ignorance to be funny or are you just ignorant?
Placing a noose on the back of your truck is free speech. Where is the ACLU. This young man did not physically attack anyone. Nooses are not a threat to blacks or whites. They are a sign of justice for those who violate America's laws. Hanging is still used by the US Military as a method of execution.

“All power to the people.”

Since: Mar 07

San Diego, CA

#13 Sep 23, 2007
Curtis Lowe wrote:
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Placing a noose on the back of your truck is free speech. Where is the ACLU. This young man did not physically attack anyone. Nooses are not a threat to blacks or whites. They are a sign of justice for those who violate America's laws. Hanging is still used by the US Military as a method of execution.
Uhhhmm I can show you postcards of black people being lynched that say otherwise. This wasn't a noose isolated in his bedroom. He had it on the back of his truck and drove past a group of black people. It had only one purpose. To intimidate or threaten the people in the group.

Don't make yourself ridiculous curtis.

“All power to the people.”

Since: Mar 07

San Diego, CA

#14 Sep 23, 2007
whitie wrote:
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blacks wave 9mm's at white people, shop owners, the elderly when there is a mob of them, but they're not racist to whites, no, never, everything is fine, why Jessie and Al stuck up for the white kid too, blacks love whitie!! comon the 9mm is easier to hide from the cops than a shotgun. geez....
Oh please. Show me where this happens. Give me even a hint where this happens and it is not treated as a crime.
GSD

Dallas, TX

#15 Sep 23, 2007
I do believe that the young man was arrested for DUI, and the nooses were inciting a riot. And thankfully the crowd was intelligent enough to forgo the unintellegent drunks that were intentionally trying cause trouble with a well planned and executed display of free speech. Am I the only one that sees a difference here? When whatever you believe is inacted in an orderly and peaceful protest is positive in light of the racism that does exist in our country, particularly in the south.
whitie

Lockport, IL

#16 Sep 23, 2007
LSURN wrote:
The people that came here to Jena that i met were very nice people! There wasn't any violence in their protesting! I think it is a shame that one of the last things that they had to see was some ignorant white boys driving by with nooses hanging from their truck before they left Louisiana! Im so happy that these particular protesters were calm and smart enough not to let that kind of ignorance provoke them!
the violence already happend, the 6 blacks stomped that white guy almost to death, hell I'd be happy too if black rapists or criminals were stomped by whitie like that..
sprizzle

Redondo Beach, CA

#17 Sep 23, 2007
Mr. X,

wow, you are one angry man. What about America is so objectionable to you? The freedom? The lifestyle? The culture? You make me sick with all of your complaining... the 'white man' has nothing against you and there's no need to rally behind such racists as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. There isn't a person alive in this country who even had a grandfather who's grandfather participated in slavery. It was over 150 years ago. Please stop hiding behind your 'slavery' crutch. Maybe you can spend that time helping your community or volunteering as a 'Big Brother'... maybe even for a white kid?

Wake up, A-hole.
Curtis Lowe

Montgomery, AL

#18 Sep 23, 2007
CitizenX wrote:
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Uhhhmm I can show you postcards of black people being lynched that say otherwise. This wasn't a noose isolated in his bedroom. He had it on the back of his truck and drove past a group of black people. It had only one purpose. To intimidate or threaten the people in the group.
Don't make yourself ridiculous curtis.
This young man was expressing his constitutional right of free speech. What was intimidating and threatening was a mass-protest of justice in Jena, LA where a young man was beaten and could have died during a hate crime allegedly commited by six young hooligans. Perhaps you think the libernuts who burned a soldier in effigy in Portland should be arrested. Perhaps you think the conservo-nuts who protest military funerals should be arrested. Perhaps you think the KKK has no right to public assembly. Welcome to America my lost liberal friend. Free speech is not always acceptable, but it is protected by the US Constitution, whehter you're white, black, yellow, or red.
Down Home South

Beverly Hills, CA

#19 Sep 23, 2007
LSURN wrote:
The people that came here to Jena that i met were very nice people!... Im so happy that these particular protesters were calm and smart enough not to let that kind of ignorance provoke them!
Yes, they were plenty smart and nice... they think it's OK for six people to stomp another and beat the heck out of him because he is a different race.
Alabama Mama

Beverly Hills, CA

#20 Sep 23, 2007
Curtis Lowe wrote:
What crime did this young man commit?
Being stupid.
Being white.
Being white and driving past a black rally while being stupid.
---all of this in a "politically correct time" when "tolerance" is preached but only for certain people.
whitie

Lockport, IL

#21 Sep 23, 2007
CitizenX wrote:
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So are you feigning ignorance to be funny or are you just ignorant?
I'm telling it like it is in 2007, matter of fact a black guy was loud in the movie theater and I told him to keep it down and he said, quote:'I'll shoot your honkey ass' so I believe I have the ground to speak the truth.. the black agenda is to murder whites..

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