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(Sun Journal (Maine))   HUGE police sweep in Maine arrests three people. Two for forgetting to say "excuse me" before they passed other people, and one for inciting panic by locking their house door   (sunjournal.com) divider line 59
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2012-08-03 01:42:57 PM
This is what happens when you fire a fully automatic handgun in the air for no reason at all.

People tend to take notice of that.
 
Pud [TotalFark]
2012-08-03 04:28:30 PM
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2012-08-03 05:12:34 PM
There's not much crime in Maine because there aren't many people in Maine. And the people that are there are white....very very white.

At the 2010 Census, 94.4% of the Maine population was non-Hispanic White, 1.1% non-Hispanic Black or African American, 0.6% American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.0% Asian, 0.1% from some other race and 1.4% of two or more races. 1.3% of Maine's population was of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (they may be of any race).

/this is not racist, this is Wikipedia
 
2012-08-03 05:28:15 PM
Police said Holmes was drinking alcohol beneath a sign that specifically warned against that behavior.

signs, signs everywhere a sign!
 
2012-08-03 05:50:52 PM
I had to read that twice to make sure it wasn't satire...
 
2012-08-03 05:54:40 PM

cman: This is what happens when you fire a fully automatic handgun in the air for no reason at all.

People tend to take notice of that.


Depends on where you live. If you did that in Toledo, we'd all assume it was just some kids setting off fireworks. It doesn't matter what time of year.
 
2012-08-03 05:59:28 PM

Walker: There's not much crime in Maine because there aren't many people in Maine. And the people that are there are white....very very white.

At the 2010 Census, 94.4% of the Maine population was non-Hispanic White, 1.1% non-Hispanic Black or African American, 0.6% American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.0% Asian, 0.1% from some other race and 1.4% of two or more races. 1.3% of Maine's population was of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (they may be of any race).

/this is not racist, this is Wikipedia


you just implied they don't have much crime because the population is mostly white. that's pretty racist.
 
2012-08-03 05:59:58 PM

picturescrazy: cman: This is what happens when you fire a fully automatic handgun in the air for no reason at all.

People tend to take notice of that.

Depends on where you live. If you did that in Toledo, we'd all assume it was just some kids setting off fireworks. It doesn't matter what time of year.



Same where I live. If you hear a single boom, well "must be a car backfiring" until you hear the helicopters.
 
2012-08-03 06:01:15 PM
FTA: "People who live in the downtown have been complaining about a variety of things, among them prostitution and public drinking.

On Thursday, police focused on both. Arrested for engaging in prostitution was Jessie Judd, 26, of Lewiston."

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fb pic of a Jessie Judd of Lewiston, class of 2004.
 
2012-08-03 06:01:42 PM
RE: a man caught sipping liquor beneath a sign that warned: "No drinking."

I wanna party with that guy.
 
2012-08-03 06:02:18 PM

SuperT: you just implied they don't have much crime because the population is mostly white. that's pretty racist, but true.


FTFY
 
2012-08-03 06:02:35 PM
Seriously - there's crime. Stooging around Portland I came across a memorial and fresh flowers. A month ago someone whipped out a handgun and killed three people in an open street I walk through often.

Two friends were beaten within an inch of their life, and there's been a handful of other sketchy goings on.

But that seems to summarize Portland - By and large nothing but awesome, with incredible restaurants - and then Twin Peaks Bob pops up through a few people and weird crap happens.
 
2012-08-03 06:03:38 PM
Also: Sanford and Lewiston are shiatholes.
 
2012-08-03 06:12:24 PM

SuperT: Walker: There's not much crime in Maine because there aren't many people in Maine. And the people that are there are white....very very white.

At the 2010 Census, 94.4% of the Maine population was non-Hispanic White, 1.1% non-Hispanic Black or African American, 0.6% American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.0% Asian, 0.1% from some other race and 1.4% of two or more races. 1.3% of Maine's population was of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (they may be of any race).

/this is not racist, this is Wikipedia

you just implied they don't have much crime because the population is mostly white. that's pretty racist realistic.


ftfy
 
2012-08-03 06:16:18 PM
www.saidkristin.com
 
2012-08-03 06:19:16 PM

Znuh: Also: Sanford and Lewiston are shiatholes.


I moved here from NYC and had spent time in DC and Oakland. Took a road trip to Lewiston when (almost) the only head shop was there; driving through downtown I was like "wow this place is damn sketchy."

Also the only head shop I've ever been in that didn't have a picture of Bob Marley or incense or any remotely hippie-type stuff.
 
2012-08-03 06:24:03 PM
HUGE police sweep in Maine arrests three people.

Just how big are we talking about?
 
2012-08-03 06:24:10 PM
Police also charged a suspected prostitute accused of turning a trick downtown

First time I've seen turning a trick used in a news story. Next they'll be saying they "...arrested five johns, accused of running a train on her,"
 
2012-08-03 06:25:08 PM
That's nothing. The other day I saw a guy taking a tag off a seat cushion that said "do not remove".I called the police but they didn't respond.
 
2012-08-03 06:26:12 PM

macadamnut: Znuh: Also: Sanford and Lewiston are shiatholes.

I moved here from NYC and had spent time in DC and Oakland. Took a road trip to Lewiston when (almost) the only head shop was there; driving through downtown I was like "wow this place is damn sketchy."

Also the only head shop I've ever been in that didn't have a picture of Bob Marley or incense or any remotely hippie-type stuff.


Former NYCer myself - you know when walking around you'd feel safer around 125th, something's up.
 
2012-08-03 06:28:49 PM
Walker, umad, enik : Somehow a black man has become president of a country whose whole political system has been constructed to prevent exactly that, and none of you has. Maybe you should have stayed in school.
 
2012-08-03 06:34:35 PM
 
2012-08-03 06:38:02 PM
and a man caught sipping liquor beneath a sign that warned: "No drinking."

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2012-08-03 06:45:05 PM

macadamnut: Walker, umad, enik : Somehow a black man has become president of a country whose whole political system has been constructed to prevent exactly that, and none of you has. Maybe you should have stayed in school.


Hey, I didn't say it wasn't racist. Actually, can stats be racist?

/not corrupt enough to be President anyway
 
2012-08-03 06:45:20 PM

Walker: There's not much crime in Maine because there aren't many people in Maine. And the people that are there are white....very very white.

At the 2010 Census, 94.4% of the Maine population was non-Hispanic White, 1.1% non-Hispanic Black or African American, 0.6% American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.0% Asian, 0.1% from some other race and 1.4% of two or more races. 1.3% of Maine's population was of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (they may be of any race).

/this is not racist, this is Wikipedia


Lived in Portland for a few years, had a black roommate. He was blacker than the ace of spades, had a bunch of other big black friends. I would have guessed that whole entourage would have spiked the pop. up past 1.1%.
 
2012-08-03 06:50:20 PM
FTFA: "Previously, he was in and out of jail on a variety of charges, including disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and driving violations."

Good thing it wasn't littering.

/HOPEs that's not obscure...
 
2012-08-03 06:57:02 PM

maddogdelta: And the guy who shot a housewife who was hanging laundry was let off with a warning because he thought she looked like a deer hanging laundry.


I remember that... happened just after I moved to Portland. I lived up on Munjoy Hill, which was supposedly a "rough neighborhood". I liked it, quiet compared to other cities. LA (Lewiston/Auburn) was a shiathole then, no surprise that hasn't changed. Even so, I moved from Portland to Dallas and worked graveyards outdoors doing CATV. We stayed armed. LA suddenly seemed like a tame shiathole.

Portland liked to keep their popo busy rounding up teh gheys in "Pickle Park" or on the Eastern Promenade and file public indecency charges. Not much going on up there.
 
2012-08-03 07:04:42 PM

Znuh: Also: Sanford and Lewiston are shiatholes.


That is why I moved to Sanford. Whenever I need a self esteem boost I just go outside.
 
2012-08-03 07:09:35 PM

Walker: There's not much crime in Maine because there aren't many people in Maine. And the people that are there are white....very very white.

At the 2010 Census, 94.4% of the Maine population was non-Hispanic White, 1.1% non-Hispanic Black or African American, 0.6% American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.0% Asian, 0.1% from some other race and 1.4% of two or more races. 1.3% of Maine's population was of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (they may be of any race).

/this is not racist, this is Wikipedia


I have never seen any of these non-non Hispanic Whites that you speak of. Probably just some people lie on the census form. Even the blacks are white here.
 
2012-08-03 07:10:40 PM

SuperT: Walker: There's not much crime in Maine because there aren't many people in Maine. And the people that are there are white....very very white.

At the 2010 Census, 94.4% of the Maine population was non-Hispanic White, 1.1% non-Hispanic Black or African American, 0.6% American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.0% Asian, 0.1% from some other race and 1.4% of two or more races. 1.3% of Maine's population was of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (they may be of any race).

/this is not racist, this is Wikipedia

you just implied they don't have much crime because the population is mostly white. that's pretty racist.


The easy way to prove that he is racist is to show data to the contrary of his implication. He showed a correlation between low crime and demographics of the area. That is statistical analysis not racism.
 
2012-08-03 07:12:54 PM

SuperT: Walker: There's not much crime in Maine because there aren't many people in Maine. And the people that are there are white....very very white.

At the 2010 Census, 94.4% of the Maine population was non-Hispanic White, 1.1% non-Hispanic Black or African American, 0.6% American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.0% Asian, 0.1% from some other race and 1.4% of two or more races. 1.3% of Maine's population was of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (they may be of any race).

/this is not racist, this is Wikipedia

you just implied they don't have much crime because the population is mostly white. that's pretty racist.


How does that imply racial superiority?
 
2012-08-03 07:15:49 PM

macadamnut: Walker, umad, enik : Somehow a black man has become president of a country whose whole political system has been constructed to prevent exactly that, and none of you has. Maybe you should have stayed in school.


So AA has run its course then? ;-)
 
2012-08-03 07:15:57 PM

Walker: There's not much crime in Maine because there aren't many people in Maine. And the people that are there are white....very very white.

At the 2010 Census, 94.4% of the Maine population was non-Hispanic White, 1.1% non-Hispanic Black or African American, 0.6% American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.0% Asian, 0.1% from some other race and 1.4% of two or more races. 1.3% of Maine's population was of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (they may be of any race).

/this is not racist, this is Wikipedia


Your argument fails simply because it is not only idiotic it is also wrong. I live in Lewiston. We have a very sizable African refugee population up here. I trust these strangers more than I trust anyone of my friends. When I see a black man enter the same room I am in, I take a sigh of relief. Why? Because these people statistically commit crimes against their own kind. Black on white crime is pretty rare. White on white crime, however, is a bit more there.
 
2012-08-03 07:19:59 PM

BgJonson79: SuperT: Walker: There's not much crime in Maine because there aren't many people in Maine. And the people that are there are white....very very white.

At the 2010 Census, 94.4% of the Maine population was non-Hispanic White, 1.1% non-Hispanic Black or African American, 0.6% American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.0% Asian, 0.1% from some other race and 1.4% of two or more races. 1.3% of Maine's population was of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (they may be of any race).

/this is not racist, this is Wikipedia

you just implied they don't have much crime because the population is mostly white. that's pretty racist.

How does that imply racial superiority?


It's subtly saying that white people don't commit crimes?
 
2012-08-03 07:37:09 PM
Residents of Maine are maniacs.
 
2012-08-03 07:38:25 PM

SuperT: you just implied they don't have much crime because the population is mostly white. that's pretty racist honest.


Fixed for ya
 
2012-08-03 07:42:48 PM
" Three people were charged in an ongoing police sweep Thursday, including a man officials say was walking on Pine Street with a loaded handgun.
Police also charged a suspected prostitute accused of turning a trick downtown and a man caught sipping liquor beneath a sign that warned: "No drinking."


Sure all you farkers roll your eyes thinking big deal, but let this go and next thing you know people are shooting at cops and cops killing gang banger's then you got welfare losers and illegals marching in the streets!!
It is the beginning of anarchy I tell you!
 
2012-08-03 07:43:58 PM

mizchief: SuperT: Walker: There's not much crime in Maine because there aren't many people in Maine. And the people that are there are white....very very white.

At the 2010 Census, 94.4% of the Maine population was non-Hispanic White, 1.1% non-Hispanic Black or African American, 0.6% American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.0% Asian, 0.1% from some other race and 1.4% of two or more races. 1.3% of Maine's population was of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (they may be of any race).

/this is not racist, this is Wikipedia

you just implied they don't have much crime because the population is mostly white. that's pretty racist.

The easy way to prove that he is racist is to show data to the contrary of his implication. He showed a correlation between low crime and demographics of the area. That is statistical analysis not racism.


Remember to control for SES. That tends to make race statistically insignificant.
 
2012-08-03 07:45:18 PM

StrangeQ: I had to read that twice to make sure it wasn't satire...


To be fair, the actual article made it clear it was a sweep in downtown Lewiston (a city with a population of only about forty-two thousand, according to Wikipedia), but mentioning that would make for a less amusing Fark headline.

What the colossal downtown area of Lewiston, ME may look like.
 
2012-08-03 07:46:49 PM

Mayhem of the Black Underclass: you just implied they don't have much crime because the population is mostly white. that's pretty racist.

How does that imply racial superiority?

It's subtly saying that white people don't commit crimes?


No, it's stating out loud that whites commit fewer crimes. Should we use smaller words?
We also got less tattoos, more guns but less shots fired, more two parent families, and are more likely to be full time employed.
 
2012-08-03 07:47:50 PM

KimNorth: " Three people were charged in an ongoing police sweep Thursday, including a man officials say was walking on Pine Street with a loaded handgun.
Police also charged a suspected prostitute accused of turning a trick downtown and a man caught sipping liquor beneath a sign that warned: "No drinking."

Sure all you farkers roll your eyes thinking big deal, but let this go and next thing you know people are shooting at cops and cops killing gang banger's then you got welfare losers and illegals marching in the streets!!
It is the beginning of anarchy I tell you!


I would normally react this way, but in TFA the residents made it known to the police these types of criminals are a problem. So its community based policing.

/I am ok with this.
 
2012-08-03 07:51:15 PM

Aikidogamer: Remember to control for SES. That tends to make race statistically insignificant.


Wrong. SES is also a product of demographics, quit making excuses for the losers.
 
2012-08-03 07:56:26 PM

Mayhem of the Black Underclass: BgJonson79: SuperT: Walker: There's not much crime in Maine because there aren't many people in Maine. And the people that are there are white....very very white.

At the 2010 Census, 94.4% of the Maine population was non-Hispanic White, 1.1% non-Hispanic Black or African American, 0.6% American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.0% Asian, 0.1% from some other race and 1.4% of two or more races. 1.3% of Maine's population was of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (they may be of any race).

/this is not racist, this is Wikipedia

you just implied they don't have much crime because the population is mostly white. that's pretty racist.

How does that imply racial superiority?

It's subtly saying that white people don't commit crimes?


Then how would this story exist?
 
2012-08-03 07:58:50 PM
"What is the state of your police?"
 
2012-08-03 07:59:31 PM

Isildur: StrangeQ: I had to read that twice to make sure it wasn't satire...

To be fair, the actual article made it clear it was a sweep in downtown Lewiston (a city with a population of only about forty-two thousand, according to Wikipedia), but mentioning that would make for a less amusing Fark headline.

What the colossal downtown area of Lewiston, ME may look like.


I'm moving there! Can you rent one of those there floating sky homes??
 
2012-08-03 08:09:41 PM

shooosh: Aikidogamer: Remember to control for SES. That tends to make race statistically insignificant.

Wrong. SES is also a product of demographics, quit making excuses for the losers.


Attitudes are similar regardless of other factors when SES is controled for. The poor have a set of beliefs and attitude that tend to create failure.

Non white =/= loser.

Ignorant attitudes and actions = losers.
 
2012-08-03 08:30:36 PM
the ongoing effort known as "Operation Hot Spots."

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2012-08-03 08:48:52 PM

StoneColdAtheist: FTFA: "Previously, he was in and out of jail on a variety of charges, including disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and driving violations."

Good thing it wasn't littering.

/HOPEs that's not obscure...


Would that be two little piles of obscure or one big pile?
 
2012-08-03 09:03:22 PM

macadamnut: Znuh: Also: Sanford and Lewiston are shiatholes.

I moved here from NYC and had spent time in DC and Oakland. Took a road trip to Lewiston when (almost) the only head shop was there; driving through downtown I was like "wow this place is damn sketchy."

Also the only head shop I've ever been in that didn't have a picture of Bob Marley or incense or any remotely hippie-type stuff.


i.i.com.com

Hey Bawb!
 
2012-08-03 09:16:00 PM

SuperT: Walker: There's not much crime in Maine because there aren't many people in Maine. And the people that are there are white....very very white.

At the 2010 Census, 94.4% of the Maine population was non-Hispanic White, 1.1% non-Hispanic Black or African American, 0.6% American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.0% Asian, 0.1% from some other race and 1.4% of two or more races. 1.3% of Maine's population was of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (they may be of any race).

/this is not racist, this is Wikipedia

you just implied they don't have much crime because the population is mostly white. that's pretty racist.


well we could look at a map of crime in the USA and cross it with a demographic map and see what we get. You can also cross that with an economic scale type map and then blame crime on poverty if you wish. However that just isn't the case in its entirety. Lack of opportunity does contribute massively to crime, but so does lack of ambition, drive and a shiat ass culture that glorifies gansterism.
Cross all that with a map of education ranking and jazz will show you how education contributes to NOT being a criminal.

There are tools for this (ArcGIS for example.)
 
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