Woman falsely accused of shoplifting ...

Woman falsely accused of shoplifting wins $500K in discriminati...

There are 193 comments on the Newsday story from Mar 21, 2007, titled Woman falsely accused of shoplifting wins $500K in discriminati.... In it, Newsday reports that:

All Carmen Cruz wanted was a football jersey for her 13-year-old daughter. But when an employee at a Modell's Sporting Goods Store in Riverhead targeted her because she is black, falsely accusing her of trying ...

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Britney Spears

Lodi, NJ

#225 Mar 22, 2007
Longo wrote:
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I don't blame them for not wanting to touch her--weren't you afraid of all of the ticks and fleas?
Actually she was very nice, very clean intelligent lady left a nice tip, not ususal for Black women that come into the salon.
Britney Spears

Lodi, NJ

#226 Mar 22, 2007
vinnie wrote:
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What's the name of the salon and don't give us that
crap you don't know, give us the name of the salon and we'll check on it, waiting for a response!
It was Lemontree in Garden City, which is no longer there,Vinnie.
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#228 Mar 22, 2007
Ol Whitey wrote:
So, they accidentally caught the one (presumed) innocent one of these filty mongrels and the reward is a cool half mil, huh? I hope some other ace of spaces comes and steal it from her. Oongawa!
See...people like this Whitey character is the reason why different races hate each other GROW UP ass bag....unless you know the manager personally or was in the store at the time of question....you have NO right to give an opinion on what you think...NO ONE does for that matter....I know the guy and he is a real scumbag....he is a racist pig maybe some of you should watch the movie "Crash" and maybe it'll change your views on seeing the color in people...see people for who they are to you not what they look like you shallow ass....
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#229 Mar 22, 2007
NO DOG wrote:
WHITES STEAL
ASIANS STEAL
HISPANICS STEAL
NATIVE AMERICANS STEAL
ARABS STEAL
JEWS STEAL
PACIFIC ISLANDERS STEAL
AND...
BLACKS STEAL
SO WHY DO THEY ALWAYS CRY RACISM WHEN THEY'RE CAUGHT DOING SOMETHING WRONG?
OH, YEAH. BECAUSE THEY'RE INNOCENT!
First off lets get something straight here...you throw all these ethnic backgrounds around like you know something....I would like for you to tell me when you've seen a Native American steal...the natives stay to themselves...in their own territory...they're protected by the Federal Govt because they should be because this was their land...it's not in their blood to steal...and lastly I know the manager involved in the case and HE IS A RACIST!!!!! so know your facts before shouting out what you think you know...
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#230 Mar 22, 2007
wow wrote:
I worked for modells, hell i worked for Greg, and now i work at another retail store...and guess what? its not race that were looking at but if we suspect your trying to steal guess waht we are not letting you. Believe me we(retail) are profiling everyone that steps in our doors...and we have an eye on everyone...racism is clearly around us still but in retail stores its just flat out paranoia...ive watched plenty of whites in my store as per manager to make sure they were not stealing just the same amount of blacks hispanics middle eastern.
I'll respond to this like I did to the Megan chick...You apparently didn't work to often with him or know him all that well...because I worked with him for 2 years and he was a racist pig through and through....he's a disgraceful POS he's a head case....he tries to manipulate company policy and labor policy even with employees...he has no right to have a job....he's dirt
Ol Whitey

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#231 Mar 22, 2007
Mike wrote:
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Ol' Black OJ
Sung to the tune of "Old MacDonald"
Ol' black OJ had a white wife
Lookie, lookie here
Ol' black OJ had a big ol' knife
Lookie, lookie here
Wit a stab wound here and a dead Jew dere
Here a coon, dere a coon, everywhere'm stab wounds
Ol' black OJ killed his white wife
Lookie, lookie here
Ol' black OJ went to da courts
Lookie, lookie here
Went to da court and da judge was a nip
Lookie, lookie here
Wit fried rice here and a egg roll dere
Here a nip, dere a nip, everywhere a nip nip
Stab wound here and a dead Jew dere
Here a coon, dere a coon, everywhere 'm stab wounds
Ol' black OJ killed his white wife
Lookie, lookie here
Ol' black OJ got da chair
Lookie, lookie here
Baba Booey done pulled da switch
Lookie, lookie here
Wit a zap-zap here and a zap-zap dere
Smell dat burning afro hair
*Fried rice here and an egg roll dere
Here a nip, dere a nip, everywhere a nip nip
*Stab wound here and a dead Jew dere
Here a coon, dere a coon, everywhere'm stab wounds
Ol' black OJ's dead and gone
Lookie, lookie here
mah mah mah. thats coontacular
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#234 Mar 23, 2007
Greatest City on Earth wrote:
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Maybe this was meant for Whitey and I'm taking this too far out of context, but are you suggesting that nobody has the right to an opinion? And if so, it's mildly humorous that you'd deny anyone else an opinion in the midst of your own.
It's kind of amazing how people can set opinions on this particular case when they don't even know this person... it's like telling someone how to play the game of baseball when they don't know how to play the game themselves...everyone has a right to an opinion but the topic at hand has to do with facts...NOT opinion the only opinion I see goin on here is that people like yourself and Whitey are giving opinions on their own racist ways of thinking....
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#235 Mar 23, 2007
Greatest City on Earth wrote:
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So go take it up with the New York State Department of Labor. Do something proactive. Chick.
Oh right...foolish me I forgot it's okay to have a verbally and mentally abusive supervisor in the work place....The company has been told about this man's behavior it should've been in their best interest to investigate HIM thoroughly and either force him to resign or terminate him....because they choose not to now they face these consequences the company is the fool here...for keeping him employed.
kengi

Brooklyn, NY

#236 Dec 17, 2011
I live in riverhead bella and believe it or not i LOVE my dark beautiful skin. Never embarrased aboyt that. Riverhead is THE MOST racist, bigoted, county and yes most of the stores and police DO target black people. But just like most ignorant and EVIL racist you will never admit this. I could NEVER be a patriot of this nation while this widespread hatred goes unchecked. You and all your coward racist buddies are gonna answer to GOD. Yeah the same GOD that created black people. Because for now the devil has stacked the chips in favor of ignorance and pure hatred.
Better Judgement

Great Neck, NY

#237 Dec 17, 2011
I'm glad to see the woman receive all that money for discimination in Modell's. It's a wakeup call for store employees who wish to vent their bigotry in the workplace. It'll probably get knocked down, but the lady made her point. And all of you yokels who are showing their envy, live with it.
Felix

Paterson, NJ

#238 Jun 1, 2012
There are a lot of poeple making assumptions of this persons guilt on this post , like the store personal did and it took 12 jurors and a long trial for all the facts to be aired she was not guilty there is no amount of money that will ever remove that stain so no that money is not enough as a former retail mgr. I have seen to much wrong doing to certain groups of poeple while other groups of poeple where over looked. To those who are commenting in a negative way .... Karma !!!!!!
Felix

Paterson, NJ

#239 Jun 1, 2012
Newsday wrote:
Tell us what you think about this story
B. all to often this is happening and the sad parts is that the retailer chains are getting away with it as a former mgr I can confirm that racial profiling is a fact .
Felix

Paterson, NJ

#240 Jun 1, 2012
This is a little of topic , but I am always amazed with the human condition . There are groups of poeple who seem to question the creater and his purpose for all the diversity he has put on earth how funny when you stand in front of him or her or it and he asks who are you that you should question me and don't you now that your purpose was to leave the earth alittle better then you found it .

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