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  •  For the officer to mention race when describing (4+ / 0-)
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    Angryallen, Lujane, a2nite, Avila

    the suspect would be pretty standard.  Completely routine, in fact: age, race, gender.  "We have a forty year old white male," or "I've detained a sixteen year old black female."  It would be striking if he didn't.

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    by Fiona West on Thu May 02, 2013 at 01:59:25 PM PDT

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    •  Well then (2+ / 0-)
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      harlinchi, Lujane

      I'd have to certainly reconsider my position if that was the case.  I'm not familiar with these procedures.  But for me to reconsider, I'd have to know that was said.  If it was, then I'd have to admit that the probability of racism being a factor goes up exponentially.

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