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Bootheel bandit

Cape Girardeau, MO

#21 Apr 15, 2009
Guest wrote:
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Let me guess you're engaged to a fat bleached blonde who does the work in the family or draws the check.
If you're twice as educated as Proud why did you twice say "past" judgment instead of "pass" judgment?
Proud's post was much more effective and believable.
Lol! "Fat blonde who does the work in the family or draws the check"? That's another common stereo-type. Actually she's a R.N at St. Francis Medical Center. I am a full time student at ITT Tech in Arnold MO. majoriing in CNS (Computer Networking Systems)I work part-time with my father (Construction.) I have been to the penitentary before, and I have made mistakes, but all that's in the. past (got it right that time?) I really want to avoid the arguing with PROUD I just notice something and wonder about it. He made the statement about rims like working class people shouldn't have nice things or only "thugs" desevrve to have them. Nevertheless Sikeston is F'd up when it comes to profiling.
redneck girl

AOL

#22 Apr 15, 2009
What would make your post more valid? Less crying. Most of the Sikeston cops are just asses on a power trip. Black, white, red....it doesn't matter to them.
redneck girl

AOL

#23 Apr 15, 2009
hello wrote:
<quoted text>I tense up and am afraid that I will get shot at.Why do I have to feel like that?
AMEN!
Bootheel bandit

Cape Girardeau, MO

#24 Apr 15, 2009
hello wrote:
<quoted text>I tense up and am afraid that I will get shot at.Why do I have to feel like that?
I don't know why you feel like that, Sikeston police are WAY more likely to f you up than those lames in the hood! LMAO
Bootheel bandit

Cape Girardeau, MO

#25 Apr 15, 2009
redneck girl wrote:
What would make your post more valid? Less crying. Most of the Sikeston cops are just asses on a power trip. Black, white, red....it doesn't matter to them.
Well maybe that's the answer then they're just asses on a power trip. I'm not crying though just wondering?
Bootheel bandit

Cape Girardeau, MO

#26 Apr 15, 2009
PROUD wrote:
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Yes, it would have. With a name like Bootheel bandit it just looks like you want to complain because you got caught doing something wrong. You're defensive and acting as if you've been wronged but use a name that in it's definition means someone who steals or takes from another something of value.
Even though it's not the case, I get you, about the name and all, and typeing so fast I do get typo's, I've just noticed that since 2004, it seems like it's almost a crime to be in the hood. At first i didn't recognize it but then I began going other places and noticed how their officers were, then I started hearing people from out of town mention how the law was in Sikeston. And I just wondered ???
PROUD

Sikeston, MO

#27 Apr 15, 2009
Well, now you know. The cops in Sikeston are no more likely to pull over someone who's black than who's white. You break the law they pull you over. I get tired of black people trying to say that its profiling, so if I was hard on you I apologize. I just want young black men to realize that no one is going to hand a good life to them they have to work hard to get it and I commend you for doing so. Good luck to you little man. I mean that.
Say what

Columbia, MO

#28 Apr 15, 2009
Now look who is stereo typing. You agree with Proud because you are not judged by the color of your skin.If you were judged by the words out of your mouth. You would be doomed.. Your comment about this couple was extremely prejudice. You a$$...Some people just don't look at color the way others do.
Guest wrote:
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Let me guess you're engaged to a fat bleached blonde who does the work in the family or draws the check.
If you're twice as educated as Proud why did you twice say "past" judgment instead of "pass" judgment?
Proud's post was much more effective and believable.
guest

United States

#29 Apr 15, 2009
Bootheel bandit wrote:
everyone with rims isn't a drug dealer. My father is 62 retired from 2 jobs! He has 20in rims, and has never sold durgs. As well even if they were durg dealers who says they have it on them then. White guys have big rims on those Silverados and Rams too. Why aren't they getting pulled over every corner they turn? I don't even have rims!
can you explain what is durgs?
educated guess

Wentzville, MO

#30 Apr 15, 2009
If nine out of ten times the police pulled over an elderly woman in an economy car the stop led to finding drugs or something else illegal leading to a bigger fine and or an arrest you better bet a lot more elderly women in economy cars would be getting stopped! It's common sense people. If you look like a criminal and act like one you probably are one. It's not just cops with blacks either. I have seen enough meth users living in this area that I know if they look dirty, have rotten teeth, bugged out eyes, sores on their body, and act like they are having a seizure, they might be a meth user! And more than likely if you checked their belongings you are gonna find meth or meth making material or something meth related. If you follow them around for a minute you will more than likely be able to figure out where they get their meth or if they make it themselves. It's not racial profiling it's criminal profiling, which is why people who don't look and act the part of a drug dealer can get by a lot longer without getting caught. Simply put if it quacks like duck and waddles like a duck, chances are it's a duck! As for why you say you don't look the part of a gangsta but still get stopped in the hood or leaving the hood, well isn't that how they find out who the dealers are? By stopping the users or buyers and getting them to turn over on the dealer, hmmm does it make sense that if you are in an area known for drug dealing you could be a possible buyer and lead them to your dealer. Like I said not profiling, police work!
someone

United States

#31 Apr 15, 2009
PROUD wrote:
You are joking right? Either that or you are sadly misinformed. Read the paper once in awhile and see who are the people getting tickets and citations. The real problem? Everyone's scared of black people. Teachers are afraid of the black kids in their classes and let get away with crap that no white kid would get away with. Black people walk around with their faces in a permanent and threatening looking scowl and love when white people step out of their way. They cuss white people and call them names but don't dare call them anything or they start threatening and talking sh*t. It's ridiculous. White people don't owe me anything. I wasn't a slave, my family wasn't ever a slave and I don't know why all these black folk act like they deserve something for nothing. Selling drugs and talking like an idiot isn't going to get you real respect. Go to school, get a real job and take care of your responsibilities then maybe people will start taking you seriously and respectfully. Black folks are the real racists in the U.S. now. And don't come on here and start in about how the black man was kept down and treated like they weren't human beings back in the day. There were strong, smart and courageous black people who stood up and died for your rights- and this crap is how you repay them? By selling drugs, remaining uneducated, trying to invent your own language that makes no sense, treated women like dogs, talking to women like they are dogs, not taking responsibilities for your children, calling yourselves players and Dogs while you sleep around spreading the AIDS virus, and killing your race, and innocent people, with your gangs and guns? This is how you want to be represented? Not me. I got out of that mess and I live a good life because of it. I make my money honestly, with hard work and intelligence. I don't want to be seen as one of them "thugs". So, don't be on here complaining about being pulled over by the cops when you got a three thousand dollar stereo blasting, tinted windows, car jacked up four feet in the air, rims that cost more than some houses, gold teeth in your mouth and your pants hanging down past your ass crack. GROW UP.
THANKYOU! For once someone telling the TRUTH about blacks! I agree 100% I know they were treated terrible 200 years ago, but you know what? So was the Mexicans, and the Indians- you dont hear ANY other race playing the "poor pitiful me" act except the blacks. They wanted so long to be treated as equals and now that they are actually treated BETTER then any other race, they still claim everything bad happens to them because they are black. I characterize people by there character. There are some truely great black people out there. The ones that are respectable to others, that work hard and take care of their responsibilites like the rest of the world. The one's that you can ACTUALLY understand what they are saying because they speak correct English and not Thug talk. To those black people-I have very high respect for and I treat them as such. Just as I treat the white respectable people. There are blacks and thugs just like there are whites and white trash. If you want respect...you have to earn it. Martin Luther King jr. got his dream to come true. He dream that his children would be judged NOT by thier skin color...but by the content of thier character. That is EXACTLY what is happing now. So get over it! If you want respect...respect others!
nosey

Scott City, MO

#32 Apr 15, 2009
whoever started this topic just wanted to start some crap, If you live in certain parts you need to be pulled over whether your white, black, mexicans because all the bad stuff happens at that part of town I know it is everywhere but it is more concentrated on Agnes, Ruth, Bynum, Montgomery and throughout their its not all blacks trash comes in all colors
Informed

Saint Louis, MO

#33 Apr 15, 2009
First of all I want to start by saying that I am a white woman married to a black man. I gotta tell you that you are wrong about the way black people are treated even in todays world. No, it has nothing to do with slavery anymore.......but it does have to do with stereotyping and racism. I have watched my husband struggle to find decent employment at the hands of racist people. It is not ALWAYS the case, but it IS the case. It also seems like SOME caucasian people are upset over the fact that the black population HAS come a long way in reference to Dr. Martin Luther King's dream. There is also racism on both sides of the fence as well.The stereoyping in relation to drugs if irrelevant anymore. For every black "Crack" slinger there is a white "Meth" slinger........and for every black gun toting killer, there is a white pedophile. Wake up people. There are bad people in every single race. It's comments like all of these above that keep racisim going. As far as the police stereotyping, I havent noticed that. I am on the West Side often and have no problems. I do, however, know someone who is black and FAR from thuggish who got put through the ringer for "not stopping at a stop sign" which he did stop at. I was there. This particular police officer was also a minority and treated everyone in the vehicle lower than dirt. Especially when the stop was for something that was not true. Again I think the same goes for officers in ANY area. You will have some who just want to do thier jobs, and you will have some who let thier jobs consume them.
educated guess

Wentzville, MO

#34 Apr 15, 2009
For every black gun toting killer there is a white pedofile, what did you mean by this comment? That there are no black pedofiles. Oh and white meth slingers, blacks make and sell meth too! It's a money thing and just because there aren't many of them that do meth doesn't mean they don't cook it and sell it to white people. How are your comments not "racial profiling"? I heard a story not long ago about a black guy who raped his girlfriend's little boy, the boy I think was maybe two years old. Not only was it a sick crime, it was a gruesome one. That little kid was tore up and will never be the same, he almost died. Are you trully ignorant enough to believe that just because a man is black or brown or yellow he can't possibly be a child molestor? You need to check your own racism and profiling before you get on here calling other people names. The police are doing their job, if it involves drawing conclusions about people based on how they act, talk, dress and present themselves then so be it as long as they are getting criminals off the street in the process. Oh and to the other poster it's not Bynum st down by Ruth, it's Branum. And anybody black or white who says they feel safe standing on that corner is full of shit or out of thier mind!

“Checkmate”

Since: Dec 08

Sikeston Missouri

#35 Apr 15, 2009
Let me impart some insight. I've worked in a prison for three years and in that time I've come to notice a few things. One, there are more blacks in prison than any other race. In a housing unit that has seventy two offenders per wings, and four wings in the house the break down is quite often 50 to 60 blacks per wing. Now obvoiusly with our justice system law of averages says some of these men are innocent, however the vast majority are guilty. So as a cop doesn't it make sense to follow a car that appears to have gang bangers in it? Also I've noticed that all the pedophiles I've come across are white or mexican, I've yet to meet one that was black. Like it was said earlier their are criminals and racists in all races......that's no surprise. Maybe the cops allow their personal beliefs to influence their jobs, we all do it, however law of averages says that if your on or around Ruth street you'll find someone breaking some law, and law of averages also dictates while white people live in that area you have a greater chance of coming across a black man because there are more black men in that area. Racial prophiling helps saves lives and stop crimes, but it also means that from time to time an innocent man will have to be hassaled. Deal with it, it's life. You complain about the cops now but wait until that black dope head or white meath feind are climbing through your window, I'll bet you won't be calling your momma, you'll be calling a cop. Are they perfect, no, do they make mistakes, yes, are some of them racist, probably. However a thread like this just stirs the pot, if you want real change try changing the neighborhood, the cops will change accordingly.
papa

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#36 Apr 15, 2009
First, for the proudly bitch that has so much to say about blacks. You don't know us, and you probably never will. Why we get harassed is, cause of our color,where we are from and what we drive. Don't get mad cause we want to take a lil more pride in what we drive,and don't care about the police think or you. Why your probably the one who's really invest your money and time trying to bring us down. I'm the type that if you respect me I'll respect you. But if you every cross me,it's going to be problems. I have this pepieve about white folks that I run into in the store. They bump you ,and don't say excuse me. You right, I be so pissed off, cause y'all think u running shit. I grew up in a house, and it's all about respect. So if u can't respect others, how can you expect them to respect u. Far as teachers being scared of black kids, those are the same ones just like u. They don't have time to sit down, and see where these kids period are coming from, they wnt to label them, also. To u black men who are so crazy about dating white women,I'm just saying it's not for you. Nothing has changed in these days, and you don't want to get caught up. For the police they are just nerds, an just waiting for you slip up. Trust Me. You just proud cause it don't happen. Cause your nothing.
Informed

Saint Louis, MO

#37 Apr 16, 2009
educated guess wrote:
For every black gun toting killer there is a white pedofile, what did you mean by this comment? That there are no black pedofiles. Oh and white meth slingers, blacks make and sell meth too! It's a money thing and just because there aren't many of them that do meth doesn't mean they don't cook it and sell it to white people. How are your comments not "racial profiling"? I heard a story not long ago about a black guy who raped his girlfriend's little boy, the boy I think was maybe two years old. Not only was it a sick crime, it was a gruesome one. That little kid was tore up and will never be the same, he almost died. Are you trully ignorant enough to believe that just because a man is black or brown or yellow he can't possibly be a child molestor? You need to check your own racism and profiling before you get on here calling other people names. The police are doing their job, if it involves drawing conclusions about people based on how they act, talk, dress and present themselves then so be it as long as they are getting criminals off the street in the process. Oh and to the other poster it's not Bynum st down by Ruth, it's Branum. And anybody black or white who says they feel safe standing on that corner is full of shit or out of thier mind!
So its ok for people to come on here and do the "sterotyping" but when there is a little dished back out ya cant handle it? You actually are arguing my point. I stated that the sterotyping can go both ways. There are many things that one race or the other are "stereotyped" for, but that dont mean that it is always that way. It's funny, when typical problems of the black race are pointed out its just fine but when there are things said that show that people of other races have issues everyones feathers get out of shape. This is the definition of racism. There are problems everywhere and the way someone looks or dresses does not make a person. That is not the basis for determining if a person is a good person or not. Besides, studies do show that meth is the drug of choice for caucasians compared to blacks and there are many more white people that commit sexual crimes than blacks. I just think its funny how its ok to link drug dealing and killing to black people.........until it gets turned around, and then "sterotyping" is wrong. Go figure!
Uncatom

Sikeston, MO

#38 Apr 16, 2009
Bootheel bandit wrote:
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It's America, and all Americans are diverse you can't judge someone because your parents instilled certain things in you and you feel like that should be the standard for everyone. I'm probablly twice as educated as you as far as books and streets and I have no problem with law enfocement doing their jobs. In fact I respect them when they do it right. But obviouslly you have never been to Sikeston. Ride around Sikeston for 45 min on a Saturday night and I can almost guarantee you'll get pulled over. For what? It won't matter! And instead of patting your own back because you "feel" like you've made it. Just feel blessed, and before you past judement on anyone, especially when it has nothing to do with the post????? Know someones situation first I know some people and I truly understand why they do what they do. Then I see some and see so much potential in them & I wonder why they do what they do. But never do I past judgement. And I am far from racis! I'm engaged to a White woman?
I don't blame you black women are disgusting and disease ridden!
Uncatom

Sikeston, MO

#39 Apr 16, 2009
papa wrote:
First, for the proudly bitch that has so much to say about blacks. You don't know us, and you probably never will. Why we get harassed is, cause of our color,where we are from and what we drive. Don't get mad cause we want to take a lil more pride in what we drive,and don't care about the police think or you. Why your probably the one who's really invest your money and time trying to bring us down. I'm the type that if you respect me I'll respect you. But if you every cross me,it's going to be problems. I have this pepieve about white folks that I run into in the store. They bump you ,and don't say excuse me. You right, I be so pissed off, cause y'all think u running shit. I grew up in a house, and it's all about respect. So if u can't respect others, how can you expect them to respect u. Far as teachers being scared of black kids, those are the same ones just like u. They don't have time to sit down, and see where these kids period are coming from, they wnt to label them, also. To u black men who are so crazy about dating white women,I'm just saying it's not for you. Nothing has changed in these days, and you don't want to get caught up. For the police they are just nerds, an just waiting for you slip up. Trust Me. You just proud cause it don't happen. Cause your nothing.
You proved what you are! Thank you. Are you guys really that ignorant? Yo dog gives me my respect1 Typical!
Umm

Sikeston, MO

#40 Apr 16, 2009
Bootheel bandit wrote:
everyone with rims isn't a drug dealer. My father is 62 retired from 2 jobs! He has 20in rims, and has never sold durgs. As well even if they were durg dealers who says they have it on them then. White guys have big rims on those Silverados and Rams too. Why aren't they getting pulled over every corner they turn? I don't even have rims!
Trucks are supposed to have huge tires and huge tires usually means bigger rims... muddin' just wouldn't be the same without those big ol' tires! Hello rednecks!!!!! Haven't u ever been to a monster truck rally?

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