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(Yahoo)   Wesley Snipes claims the U.S. government purposely chose the most racist county in the nation as the location for his tax-evasion trial   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 151
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2007-11-08 05:09:21 PM
I always wonder how people who have made millions of dollars, and refuse to pay income tax, feel when they slam that big metal door shut behind them. Do they think "damn, maybe I should just have paid" or do they cling to that "taxes ain't fair and I don't have to pay em" mentality?
 
2007-11-08 05:15:00 PM
I find it hard to believe that any county could be more racist than say, Cobb County GA. As if that mattered in this case anyway.

If he's playing the race card this early in the game, he must have a weak hand.
 
2007-11-08 05:21:18 PM
Ocala's not that bad. They should have tried Perry.
 
2007-11-08 05:23:56 PM
Diogenes: I find it hard to believe that any county could be more racist than say, Cobb County GA.

Sir, I present you with Neshoba County, MS. It's where most of the "Mississippi Burning" events happened, which were largely organized by the sheriff at the time. He just went on trial for his role in those murders last year, I think. Convicted, but only because they let black folks on juries now.
 
2007-11-08 05:31:02 PM
Calm down Wesley, you'll get over it.

/Speaking of conspiracy, doesn't the judge in the OJ hearing look a bit like Judge Ito?
//I'm sure it's just a coincidence.
 
2007-11-08 05:44:44 PM
Were there nooses?
 
2007-11-08 05:45:26 PM
See..? This is what happens when you always bet on black!

Next time, get a nice Jewish boy to do your books.
 
2007-11-08 05:50:38 PM
I gotta figure out if there are any sexes/races/ideologies taking applications for membership. Discrimination is an awesome trump card. Best of all it doesn't have to be relative to any issue at hand to be effective.
 
2007-11-08 05:56:25 PM
You mean they couldn't put the trial in Jena?
 
2007-11-08 05:58:48 PM
RobbieFal: You mean they couldn't put the trial in Jena?

I hear their docket's a bit full. Something about a white boy getting his ass kicked for being a shiathead.
 
2007-11-08 06:16:04 PM
I want to be Juror 57
 
2007-11-08 06:16:57 PM
If there's a 'most racist' county anywhere in America, I'd say it's in Blue-State Vermont, home of the 'tolerent and the inclusive'...
 
2007-11-08 06:29:26 PM
How hard is it to prosecute a tax evasion case? Show the taxes that he should have paid over the course of those years, then show that he didn't pay it. There ya go.
 
2007-11-08 06:41:00 PM
Afternoon_Delight: If there's a 'most racist' county anywhere in America, I'd say it's in Blue-State Vermont, home of the 'tolerent and the inclusive'...

That makes little sense. Could you maybe back that thought up a little?
 
2007-11-08 07:09:31 PM
Son of God: Could you maybe back that thought up a little?

please don't hold your breath, waiting for a troll to actually makes his posts truthful.
 
2007-11-08 07:49:54 PM
Why don't you perplexed libtards do a quick little google search on the racial makeup of Blue-State Vermont...
 
2007-11-08 07:52:31 PM
Afternoon_Delight: Why don't you perplexed libtards do a quick little google search on the racial makeup of Blue-State Vermont...

Right, but you assert that it's because of racism. For comparison's sake, check out the racial makeup of Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia.
 
2007-11-08 08:48:58 PM
The vampires do control the authorities, after all...
 
2007-11-08 08:49:01 PM
White Men Can't Judge!
 
2007-11-08 08:49:38 PM
img101.imageshack.us
 
2007-11-08 08:49:59 PM
Afternoon_Delight: Why don't you perplexed libtards do a quick little google search on the racial makeup of Blue-State Vermont...

I wasn't aware that states had honorific titles
 
2007-11-08 08:50:09 PM
chemical_angel: Were there noosesnoses?

Sorry, pet peeve.
 
2007-11-08 08:50:54 PM
NeauxFear: Diogenes: I find it hard to believe that any county could be more racist than say, Cobb County GA.

Sir, I present you with Neshoba County, MS. It's where most of the "Mississippi Burning" events happened, which were largely organized by the sheriff at the time. He just went on trial for his role in those murders last year, I think. Convicted, but only because they let black folks on juries now.


I'll throw in a vote for Lake County, IN. It's the most segregated county in the United States, and the state is the home of the National KKK.
 
2007-11-08 08:51:56 PM
Shenanigans...you can find racists anywhere. Even though Lake Havasu is white trash heaven, I never expected to hear the "n-word" used in such a way that I heard it when I was there with some black friends. Never ceases to amaze me.
 
2007-11-08 08:52:00 PM
As a resident of said county... I can't wait to stand outside the court house and berate you to no end, you farking moron.

Try ANY OF THE FREAKING 7 COUNTIES THAT SURROUND US. I ask you to get a fair(er) trial in Sumter or Citrus county.

/Marion County is Racist? Shut the fark up idiot.
 
2007-11-08 08:52:01 PM
Hell, yeah! Wesley Snipes quotin' time!

"Some motherfarkers always have to ice skate uphill."

Son of God

Afternoon_Delight: If there's a 'most racist' county anywhere in America, I'd say it's in Blue-State Vermont, home of the 'tolerent and the inclusive'...

That makes little sense. Could you maybe back that thought up a little?


Yeah, they call it the "great white north" for a reason. If you've been on Fark long enough you have, invariably, read a "North vs. South racism" thread.

Black people hate the cold, duh.

/shrug
 
2007-11-08 08:52:02 PM
So Fark's resident insane conservative is arguing that the Vermont is racist because there's not a lot of black people there?

Doesn't speak well for Cheney's home state of Wyoming, does it?
 
2007-11-08 08:52:07 PM
Huh, yeah (new window)
 
2007-11-08 08:53:24 PM
pics.livejournal.com
 
2007-11-08 08:53:49 PM
Afternoon_Delight: Why don't you perplexed libtards do a quick little google search on the racial makeup of Blue-State Vermont...

While yes, there is a second form of racism in this country mostly held in blue states (We need social programs because other races can't help themselves), was it really necessary to make a wesley snipes thread political?

These threads should all be discussions of "Rising Sun" and "Demolition Man"
 
2007-11-08 08:53:51 PM
Diogenes: I find it hard to believe that any county could be more racist than say, Cobb County GA. As if that mattered in this case anyway.

If he's playing the race card this early in the game, he must have a weak hand.


Try being a white boy in South Texas. Four years was enough for me.

White = bad where they turn stray cats into tamales. They're damn good tamales, though.
 
2007-11-08 08:54:08 PM
I'd like to nominate the Portland, OR metro region, both for its extensive history of racism as well as recent police practices and social policies.
 
2007-11-08 08:55:05 PM
Man, Wesley is so screwed. I fully expected him to cop a plea to a lesser charge, and get a slap on the wrist (and pay back taxes and a fine), in exchange for testifying against the real asshat tax evaders, the "tax preparers" that conned him into doing this.

To play the race card, especially like this, is really grasping at straws. Either the gov't wasn't in the mood to give him a break, or he's being really thick headed about this and is convinced that those tax evading "you don't have to pay tax because the tax code is illegal!!!11" clowns were right. Either way, calling a jury that hasn't even been seated yet a bunch or racist pigs is no way to go about staying out of jail.
 
2007-11-08 08:55:09 PM
They should freeze him in suspended animation until some point in the non-violent future.
 
2007-11-08 08:55:23 PM
Diogenes: I find it hard to believe that any county could be more racist than say, Cobb County GA. As if that mattered in this case anyway.

Maybe 10-15 years ago...
 
2007-11-08 08:56:02 PM
Messy Snipes is laying it on thick.
 
2007-11-08 08:58:34 PM
AdolfOliverPanties: They should freeze him in suspended animation until some point in the non-violent future.

and teach him to knit!

/joy joy feelings for everyone?
 
2007-11-08 08:58:51 PM
i206.photobucket.com
 
2007-11-08 08:59:12 PM
He should use the Steve Martin defense.
 
2007-11-08 08:59:19 PM
Confabulat: So Fark's resident insane conservative is arguing that the Vermont is racist because there's not a lot of black people there?

I'm originally from Montana (been in Las Vegas since I was 16), and a black friend of mine once said, "I'm surprised you're not prejudiced, being from Montana."

A bit shocked, I said, "That's ridiculous, why would you think that?"

He said, "Because there are no black people there."

I said, "Oh, I see. Well, you're from Texas originally, so are you prejudiced against Eskimos?"
 
2007-11-08 09:00:44 PM
Diogenes: I find it hard to believe that any county could be more racist than say, Cobb County GA. As if that mattered in this case anyway.

If he's playing the race card this early in the game, he must have a weak hand.


Haha. As someone who lived in Cobb County for 20 years, I'm really getting a kick out of that reply, and the fact that I moved cross country to get away from that atmosphere.
 
2007-11-08 09:01:00 PM
Epsilon

said, "Oh, I see. Well, you're from Texas originally, so are you prejudiced against Eskimos?"


They do smell like fish and have beady eyes.
 
2007-11-08 09:01:39 PM
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2007-11-08 09:02:01 PM
that's tax "avoision"

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2007-11-08 09:02:18 PM
i hope he gets an all black jury and judge, and then gets thrown in jail for being a tax evading asshat
 
2007-11-08 09:03:02 PM
Damn I guessed all Florida counties except Ocala.

/Used to live in Hillsborough county
//Not racist, but I can see his point, Zero tolerence my foot.
 
2007-11-08 09:05:07 PM
jake_lex: How hard is it to prosecute a tax evasion case? Show the taxes that he should have paid over the course of those years, then show that he didn't pay it. There ya go.

Criminal tax penalties generally require a showing of at least a willful act. There are lesser civil penalties for underpaying because you're a screw-up.
 
2007-11-08 09:05:46 PM
man,i just lost a whole lotta respect for MR SNIPES!

always loved his movies and stuff and then he goes and trys to cheat
his taxes and gets caught. so he pulls out the race card?
what kind of crap is that? hes living on our disposible dollars beyond the means of most anyone who watches his flicks and when he gets caught ,he cries racism?
this guy has never endured real racism in his life.
ok maybe that unrealistic,but at this point,he demeans those who truly are the victums of racism.

probably will still watch his stuff.
think hes a dope for trying it.
thought he had a good head on his shoulders.

i think every person , company, nonprofit corporation should pay 10%
unconditionally of thier income without any deductions or adjustments to thier income.probably would settle the national debt within a couple years and then be able to easily pay for GREAT national health care and any public works that we desired
but im a rebel.
 
2007-11-08 09:10:03 PM
If that county is racist this will only make them madder cop a plea Snipes

FTFA
Chief Assistant State Attorney Ric Ridgway dismissed the racism argument.

"That's perhaps the most outrageous claim I've ever heard made in open court," Ridgway said. "I've been practicing here since 1983. I've never seen any evidence that there was racism here any more than anywhere else in the country. I think a person can get as fair a trial here as anywhere."

I bet I know what color he is
 
2007-11-08 09:10:31 PM
Afternoon_Delight: If there's a 'most racist' county anywhere in America, I'd say it's in Blue-State Vermont, home of the 'tolerent and the inclusive'...

There's no trolling like Afternoon_Dog trolling.
 
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