If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   Dark skinned and bearded person wearing electronic devices tucked into a loose outer garment while on his way to a screening of "Batman" can't understand why people might have thought him a terrorist   (wap.ajc.com) divider line 22
    More: Stupid, DeKalb County  
•       •       •

6644 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 Sep 2012 at 11:12 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Smartest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Archived thread
2012-09-27 10:51:33 AM
6 votes:
Uhh, submitter, he had a phone, a GPS and an MP3 player. Just like you, most likely.

Dude got arrested for being brown and bearded, plain and simple, and now the cops are charging with some trumped up bullsh*t.
2012-09-27 11:11:30 AM
3 votes:
Christ, why are people such farking pussies?

...and the dark knight rises is still in theaters?
2012-09-27 11:20:33 AM
2 votes:
The scariest sentence in that article is this one: "Investigators waited to charge Tudela to confirm that he wasn't a threat, Ritter said." So since he wasn't an actual threat, he was charged, which is bad enough. But if he had been an actual terrorist, presumably he would have been bundled off to gitmo with no rights at all, so they better not charge him with some wimpy criminal activity.
2012-09-27 11:17:34 AM
2 votes:
Now he's being charged with a hoax device? Seriously? Is that to make you look a bit less stupid? C'mon.
2012-09-27 11:00:47 AM
2 votes:
Sounds like racial profiling.
2012-09-27 01:24:14 PM
1 votes:

kd1s: Is the guy still living in the early 1990's??

"The devices includes a phone, MP3 player and GPS unit, his attorney said. "

Um, my almost two year old Smart Phone can do all of that in one device.


Yeah, and to those that said he couldn't afford a device that does all.. at least 5 years ago, the "free" phone you got with service had an MP3 player.

Not saying that what went on here was right, but seriously, who the hell carries all of that stuff on them? If *I* was carrying that shiat on me, I'd *hope* someone would stop me and ask if I was carrying a bomb. -seriously, look at that picture, his headphones cables are *red*.

Put that same set of clothes on an ignorant redneck and I *guarantee* all of you here would assume he was going to bomb an abortion clinic.
2012-09-27 01:20:28 PM
1 votes:

Jim_Callahan: This is reasonable if it goes no further.

Picking up a guy for wandering around with unidentifiable wired shiat all over his body, seeing WTF is up with him? OK, that's cool. Responding to weird shiat to ascertain whether it's dangerous or not is, in fact, the cops' job, and it's good that they're doing it. I've been picked up for less and don't hold a grudge about it.


That's great logic if terrorists had a specific appearance. Problem is they don't. Let's look at some famous U.S. terrorists to see if the fine officers of the Gwinnett police force would have detected them in "this day and age":

skepticism-images.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com

2.bp.blogspot.com

upload.wikimedia.org

mylifeofcrime.files.wordpress.com

I don't have pictures of the Sept 11 hijackers but I doubt they boarded the planes wearing black hoodies with random wires sticking out carrying packs of C4.

So, based on the pictures above, terrorists are white and wear button up shirts with a collar. So lets start arresting everyone who matches that description.

Or, we can use common sense and an evidence based approach to policing.

The point is "terrorists" look like everyone else. They do this to fit in so they don't draw attention to themselves. I know this, you should know this, and the f'ing police had better know this otherwise they're incompetent. For christ sake the average special ed student with an extra chromosome and a river of snot running down his face could probably figure it out.
2012-09-27 01:00:22 PM
1 votes:
Is the guy still living in the early 1990's??

"The devices includes a phone, MP3 player and GPS unit, his attorney said. "

Um, my almost two year old Smart Phone can do all of that in one device.
2012-09-27 12:04:58 PM
1 votes:
This is reasonable if it goes no further.

Picking up a guy for wandering around with unidentifiable wired shiat all over his body, seeing WTF is up with him? OK, that's cool. Responding to weird shiat to ascertain whether it's dangerous or not is, in fact, the cops' job, and it's good that they're doing it. I've been picked up for less and don't hold a grudge about it.

Holding the guy and getting a preliminary warrant over the unidentifiable stuff? A bit borderline, but I can accept the idea that the cops might not have the expertise to identify the random shiat and understand whether it's simply wired together within device specs or something more suspicious. They need time to call in someone that can look at the stuff and tell what's up, I can understand being cautious. Domestic terrorists are, after all, a thing, and this guy's pretty white and overweight/nerdy-looking so he does fit the general profile. Fine.

Actually pressing the charges to court and tacking on a 'fake device' charge: No. Not yours. fark off. If they don't discontinue this bullshiat I'm going to actively hope the city gets sued into bankruptcy. That is completely unacceptable, you're not allowed to actually try people and convict them of an infraction for looking weird to you. Again, fark off.
2012-09-27 11:48:55 AM
1 votes:
2.bp.blogspot.com

Middle Eastern man approximately 35 years of age, beard, loose clothes, performing strange actions.

"Someone call DHS we got alive one here!"
2012-09-27 11:47:53 AM
1 votes:
Mugato

Christ, why are people such farking pussies?

Why indeed
pittsburghtrademarklawyer.files.wordpress.com



You spend 2 trillion dollars indoctrinating americans to be cowards and snitches, don't be surprised when you end up with a lot of cowardly snitches.

www.upl.co
2012-09-27 11:43:53 AM
1 votes:
"So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself-nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance." Franklin Delano Roosevelt

"In the day of [sic] age that we're in today, with terrorist activity, and dressing like one, one would assume that you are one" Cpl. Ed Ritter
2012-09-27 11:38:38 AM
1 votes:
If he's hanging around with wires hanging out of his close it seems like he wanted people to be suspicious
2012-09-27 11:36:05 AM
1 votes:
yup. bin laden's in hell laughing his ass off. Good work, people.
2012-09-27 11:32:54 AM
1 votes:
WTF?

Who carries around a separate MP3 player and GPS unit when they've already got a phone on them?

That sounds pretty damned suspicious to me.
2012-09-27 11:32:34 AM
1 votes:
media.cmgdigital.com
2012-09-27 11:28:34 AM
1 votes:
Racism? In Gwinnexico?

This is my shocked face.
2012-09-27 11:19:01 AM
1 votes:
Racism? In Gwinnett County?

/why is anyone surprised by this?
2012-09-27 11:16:33 AM
1 votes:
That's so farking stupid. If he got an iPhone 5, he would have had the phone, MP3 player and GPS all in one.
2012-09-27 11:15:15 AM
1 votes:
""In the day of age that we're in today, with terrorist activity, and dressing like one, one would assume that you are one," Cpl. Ed Ritter with Gwinnett police told Channel 2."

*facepalm*
2012-09-27 11:10:22 AM
1 votes:
"A man, with a beard, acting suspiciously" is a description I've not heard since Tom Cruise's divorce.
2012-09-27 10:40:42 AM
1 votes:
Considering sideshow bob matched none of those descriptions, I think we have to assume people just thought he was a mooslem
 
Displayed 22 of 22 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report