Wesley Snipes alleges racism, seeks v...

Wesley Snipes alleges racism, seeks venue change

There are 32 comments on the WTSP Tampa Bay story from Nov 8, 2007, titled Wesley Snipes alleges racism, seeks venue change. In it, WTSP Tampa Bay reports that:

Wesley Snipes claims a central Florida county is too racist to allow the black actor to get a fair trial on tax evasion charges.

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jpierre

Tampa, FL

#1 Nov 8, 2007
I am so sick of blacks playing the "race card" Face the music buddy!
STARS AND BARS

United States

#2 Nov 8, 2007
We all agree with the above
maybe

Lutz, FL

#4 Nov 8, 2007
Maybe they don't like him because they've seen his movies.
Joe

Tampa, FL

#5 Nov 8, 2007
Oh my god, I can not believe he said that, I thought he had a good head on his shoulders, apparently he’s an idiot. What an A**, that just goes to show you even actor and people with money and power are stupid.
Betty Palm Harbor

Lithia, FL

#6 Nov 8, 2007
We absolutely agree with the above. There are so many transplant Northerners in Florida how can he call it racist? Face the music like a man and take
your medicine like one also!!!!!

“"Lee's Diamond in the Rough"”

Since: Apr 07

Long Island, New York

#7 Nov 8, 2007
Just another attempt at evading prosecution via the racism defence.

If you don't want to do the time ... DON'T DO THE CRIME ... step up an be an adult not a coward.
STARS AND BARS

United States

#8 Nov 8, 2007
Thank you all for stepping up to the plate and telling the world we are sick of the black race card issue.But we can never say this in public,not political for them.
oh my gosh

United States

#9 Nov 8, 2007
does this surprise "anyone"!!
lesty

Clearwater, FL

#10 Nov 8, 2007
The race card theme is really out of hand. Just say what you really mean, you want let go without having to pay the price for your wrongdoings so this is the first thing you blurt out.
lesty

Clearwater, FL

#11 Nov 8, 2007
Lousy actor anyway
mandy

Annapolis, MD

#12 Nov 8, 2007
what a racist thing to say, Florida should bar him from ever returning
Jim

Clearwater, FL

#14 Nov 8, 2007
A racist city? I'm sure thats why Daunte keeps coming back during the off season. http://www.nfl.com/players/daunteculpepper/pr...
Long-timer

Palmetto, FL

#15 Nov 8, 2007
If this outfit has been giving simiilar advice to a bunch of conveniently ignorant sports folks and actors, then the trial should be in the venue closest to them. It's sad that so frequently black defendents immediately play the race card. Looks to me that if the "Guiding Light of God" ministries gave him such good advice on his taxes, they should be able to count on God to sort out their court problems! Otherswise, this "Guiding Light" is just another soap opera that will be a played out in the media circus like all the rest.
Eric

Vicksburg, MI

#16 Nov 8, 2007
For sure, some of these comments are clear indicators as to why he may need a change of venue..You people!! On a side note, allegations of racism coming from a man who at one point publicly stated that he preferred to datewhite women over black women? How ironic, perhaps he's realizing how black he really is.
AFPJ

Palm Harbor, FL

#17 Nov 9, 2007
Race aside, in a trial the jury is instructed on points of law called elements of an offense. The jury is instructed to weight the evidence and Testification of witness for facts. Then relate what was presented against the elements needed to acquite or convict somone of a crime. The jury syatem is not totally fool proof, but it has servered this country for over 200 years. Yo! Wes, justice will be prevail.
Jim

Sneads Ferry, NC

#18 Nov 9, 2007
I think you are all trying to keep the man down.
AFPJ

Palm Harbor, FL

#19 Nov 9, 2007
Jim, hes the one that failed to file his taxes, I did not tell him not to, P.S. Did you.
My2Cents

Tampa, FL

#20 Nov 9, 2007
No one is trying to keep him down, he did that to himself. Racism here has nothing to do with it. They all cry that song when they get busted, its nothing personal..... except Uncle Sam didn't get his cut, and now he'll pay..... maybe. It happens to white people too that think Sam won't catch up with'em. They always do, its just a matter of time. Its called Accounting Forensics. They scrutinize books.....
Tampa Native

Tampa, FL

#21 Nov 9, 2007
What a crock of sh**. You are not gonna get a fair trial anywhere. Americans don't like loosers who don't pay taxes.
Tampa Native

Tampa, FL

#22 Nov 9, 2007
Eric wrote:
For sure, some of these comments are clear indicators as to why he may need a change of venue..You people!! On a side note, allegations of racism coming from a man who at one point publicly stated that he preferred to datewhite women over black women? How ironic, perhaps he's realizing how black he really is.
Oh so white people are good enough to screw but not competent to judge is stupid arse. RIIIGGGHT. he just knows he is gonna have to pay.

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