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(Daily Mail)   Now you can be arrested for SWB, Shopping While Black   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 350
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2013-10-23 07:20:50 AM
The only crime here is charging someone $300 for a belt.
 
2013-10-23 07:21:59 AM
Now you can be arrested for SWB, Shopping While Black

No, I can't.
 
2013-10-23 07:22:50 AM
I don't get it. Why didn't he just dip in to his small mountain of cash all in neatly wrapped packs built up from dealing his unlimited stash to kindergarten kids, just like all black people do when they leave their gold wrapped cribs.  Would have saved a lot of time for all concerned.
 
2013-10-23 07:26:41 AM
The good thing about this article is that it won't cause any tricky comments or difficult questions. That said, let's get the ball rolling:
- why was he buying that belt instead of feeding his family?!?!?!
- damn racist stores, profiling a young man who could be Obama's son!!!!!
- that young man saved up to buy that belt, and is a living embodiment of the American Dream!!!!
- the American Dream is to buy $300 dollar bling and parade around like some heathen rap star! For shame!!!!!
- Thanks Obama!
- Thanks Bush!
- thank God he wasn't wearing a hoodie!
- I'll bet he was wearing a hoddie!
- I don't wear hoodies!
- global warming is not true at all because reasons.
- Seriously, the kid's got terrible taste.
- A belt?!?!?!?!
- Guess he already had the shoes.
- (more racist version) Guess he already had tha shooze, werd.
- Can't we all just get along?
- We tied a NYPD beat up lawsuit to our belt, which was the style at the time.
- Obamacare strikes again!
- This wouldn't have happened in a fair and equitable society!!!!
- Save the whales and also the whatsits!
 
2013-10-23 07:35:33 AM
Ummm... that's been the case for a long long time now.
 
2013-10-23 07:36:02 AM
JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON!
 
2013-10-23 07:36:46 AM
I hope he gets a shiat ton from Barneys.
 
2013-10-23 07:37:47 AM

paulseta: The good thing about this article is that it won't cause any tricky comments or difficult questions. That said, let's get the ball rolling:
- why was he buying that belt instead of feeding his family?!?!?!
- damn racist stores, profiling a young man who could be Obama's son!!!!!
- that young man saved up to buy that belt, and is a living embodiment of the American Dream!!!!
- the American Dream is to buy $300 dollar bling and parade around like some heathen rap star! For shame!!!!!
- Thanks Obama!
- Thanks Bush!
- thank God he wasn't wearing a hoodie!
- I'll bet he was wearing a hoddie!
- I don't wear hoodies!
- global warming is not true at all because reasons.
- Seriously, the kid's got terrible taste.
- A belt?!?!?!?!
- Guess he already had the shoes.
- (more racist version) Guess he already had tha shooze, werd.
- Can't we all just get along?
- We tied a NYPD beat up lawsuit to our belt, which was the style at the time.
- Obamacare strikes again!
- This wouldn't have happened in a fair and equitable society!!!!
- Save the whales and also the whatsits!


black and gay?
 
2013-10-23 07:39:46 AM
Doesn't that kid know that rope is basically free? He could have spent that $300 on crack.
 
2013-10-23 07:41:57 AM
Following a nubian and shiat.
Damn, all I wanted was some chips.
 
2013-10-23 07:42:01 AM
From TFA:

"It was only then that he was allowed to go after spending two hours in a holding cell, the suit claims.
The NYPD denied this and said the student was only held for 42 minutes."

Well, if it was only 42-minutes, then I guess it's all good, right? No? Anyone?
 
2013-10-23 07:42:19 AM

RedPhoenix122: The only crime here is charging someone $300 for a belt.


I'd counter with a fool and his money are soon parted.
 
2013-10-23 07:42:30 AM
Mr Christian, who lives with his mom in Queens, had decided to splash out on a $320 belt by designer Salvatore Ferragamo after seeing one of his favorite music stars, Harlem rapper Juelz Santana, wearing the accessory.

Also shopping while stupid.
 
2013-10-23 07:42:37 AM
Sounds like bullsh*t.
 
2013-10-23 07:42:41 AM

untaken_name: Doesn't that kid know that rope is basically free? He could have spent that $300 on crack.


Was his name Jim?
 
2013-10-23 07:43:26 AM

liam76: I hope he gets a shiat ton from Barneys.


I kind of assume the daily mail is leaving something out here (despite this history of being so truthful in their stories). It seems pretty odd that the cashier would question his card/Id enough to call police who also questioned it enough to verify it with chase.
 
2013-10-23 07:45:27 AM
If my mother found out I was buying a $300 belt my freshman year in college, she would have used that belt to beat my black ass.
/Barneys and the cops suck for doing this to the kid though.
 
2013-10-23 07:46:38 AM

KWess: From TFA:

"It was only then that he was allowed to go after spending two hours in a holding cell, the suit claims.
The NYPD denied this and said the student was only held for 42 minutes."

Well, if it was only 42-minutes, then I guess it's all good, right? No? Anyone?


Oh sure just a normal part of shopping. I can't remember the last time I didn't spend at least twenty minutes in police custody after going to Giant Eagle.
 
2013-10-23 07:48:52 AM
I'm belting a little bubbly right now.

static.tumblr.com
 
2013-10-23 07:50:11 AM

paulseta: The good thing about this article is that it won't cause any tricky comments or difficult questions. That said, let's get the ball rolling:
- why was he buying that belt instead of feeding his family?!?!?!
- damn racist stores, profiling a young man who could be Obama's son!!!!!
- that young man saved up to buy that belt, and is a living embodiment of the American Dream!!!!
- the American Dream is to buy $300 dollar bling and parade around like some heathen rap star! For shame!!!!!
- Thanks Obama!
- Thanks Bush!
- thank God he wasn't wearing a hoodie!
- I'll bet he was wearing a hoddie!
- I don't wear hoodies!
- global warming is not true at all because reasons.
- Seriously, the kid's got terrible taste.
- A belt?!?!?!?!
- Guess he already had the shoes.
- (more racist version) Guess he already had tha shooze, werd.
- Can't we all just get along?
- We tied a NYPD beat up lawsuit to our belt, which was the style at the time.
- Obamacare strikes again!
- This wouldn't have happened in a fair and equitable society!!!!
- Save the whales and also the whatsits!


WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN!?!?!?!?!?!?
 
2013-10-23 07:50:46 AM

Because People in power are Stupid: Mr Christian, who lives with his mom in Queens, had decided to splash out on a $320 belt by designer Salvatore Ferragamo after seeing one of his favorite music stars, Harlem rapper Juelz Santana, wearing the accessory.

Also shopping while stupid.


Yeah but it's still his money. We all spend money on dumb things that make us happy.
 
2013-10-23 07:54:00 AM
They are cool-looking belts, though.
 
2013-10-23 07:54:20 AM

SirVagTheTighty: liam76: I hope he gets a shiat ton from Barneys.

I kind of assume the daily mail is leaving something out here (despite this history of being so truthful in their stories). It seems pretty odd that the cashier would question his card/Id enough to call police who also questioned it enough to verify it with chase.


I'm going to assume that had the guy been white you wouldn't have any problem with the story.
 
2013-10-23 07:56:19 AM

KWess: From TFA:

"It was only then that he was allowed to go after spending two hours in a holding cell, the suit claims.
The NYPD denied this and said the student was only held for 42 minutes."

Well, if it was only 42-minutes, then I guess it's all good, right? No? Anyone?


Yeah I liked that.

"Excuse me, good sir, we only needlessly subjected you to imprisonment for roughly half that amount of time. I think an apology is in order."
 
2013-10-23 07:57:00 AM
This is misleading, subby. You don't actually have to be "shopping" to be arrested by the NYPD. Other activities that may raise suspicion, if conducted while being black:

Looking too "old" to have a student subway pass

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/harlem-teen-cuffed-held-metrocar d- flap-article-1.1126674

Policing while black (even if you are a 3 star chief)

http://gothamist.com/2008/05/11/cops_may_have_r.php

The ever popular "reaching for your wallet".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amadou_Diallo_shooting

Oops, I meant "shot and killed" on that last one.
 
2013-10-23 07:58:24 AM

SirVagTheTighty: liam76: I hope he gets a shiat ton from Barneys.

I kind of assume the daily mail is leaving something out here (despite this history of being so truthful in their stories). It seems pretty odd that the cashier would question his card/Id enough to call police who also questioned it enough to verify it with chase.


Asking for the ID means the cashier had already decided it was fraud. It wouldn't have mattered if he had three forms of ID.
 
2013-10-23 07:59:19 AM

Bslim: SirVagTheTighty: liam76: I hope he gets a shiat ton from Barneys.

I kind of assume the daily mail is leaving something out here (despite this history of being so truthful in their stories). It seems pretty odd that the cashier would question his card/Id enough to call police who also questioned it enough to verify it with chase.

I'm going to assume that had the guy been white you wouldn't have any problem with the story.


I would. The belt would still cost $300. $300. For a farking BELT.
 
2013-10-23 07:59:45 AM
He would have been okay if he'd been wearing a Yankees cap instead.

/KC cap in New York? That's asking for it...
 
2013-10-23 07:59:54 AM
Frankly, I'm shocked The Daily Mail has a problem with this.

Was this story court-ordered or something?
 
2013-10-23 08:01:21 AM
Face it, the kid was lucky. He was only one letter from being gunned down trying to walk away.
 
2013-10-23 08:01:39 AM
The only crime here is being dumb enough to pay for a $300 belt, unless it's a multipurpose belt that you can use to attack ghosts, monsters, aliens, and grapple to swing from one building to another.
 
2013-10-23 08:02:05 AM
What other demographic do they sell that belt to?
 
2013-10-23 08:02:39 AM

SirVagTheTighty: liam76: I hope he gets a shiat ton from Barneys.

I kind of assume the daily mail is leaving something out here (despite this history of being so truthful in their stories). It seems pretty odd that the cashier would question his card/Id enough to call police who also questioned it enough to verify it with chase.


You're REALLY looking hard for some way to lick that badge, aren't you?

The ONLY things they could have left out that would change how incredibly wrong the NYPD's behavior is would be that it really wasn't that kid's card after all.  Or that they made up the whole story.

Nothing else would make this ok.

Want to fix it?  Charge the cops involved with false arrest, fire them, their supervisors, and whoever trained them, and take about a million dollars directly out of NYPD's operating budget this year, and hand it to this kid.
 
2013-10-23 08:02:51 AM
Bet he's on food stamps and qualifies for $10 a month platinum insurance.
 
2013-10-23 08:04:05 AM
Maybe, but I would still like to hear the other side of the story. If this was some backwater town shop, Ok. I'm sure a Barneys in NYC is accustomed to selling to young people of all ethnicities.

Also, welcome to a life of bad decisions son.
 
2013-10-23 08:04:35 AM

FC Exile: Bet he's on food stamps and qualifies for $10 a month platinum insurance.


He's a college student with a part time job.

Don't get too fired up there, Jethro.
 
2013-10-23 08:04:57 AM

paulseta: The good thing about this article is that it won't cause any tricky comments or difficult questions. That said, let's get the ball rolling:
- why was he buying that belt instead of feeding his family?!?!?!
- damn racist stores, profiling a young man who could be Obama's son!!!!!
- that young man saved up to buy that belt, and is a living embodiment of the American Dream!!!!
- the American Dream is to buy $300 dollar bling and parade around like some heathen rap star! For shame!!!!!
- Thanks Obama!
- Thanks Bush!
- thank God he wasn't wearing a hoodie!
- I'll bet he was wearing a hoddie!
- I don't wear hoodies!
- global warming is not true at all because reasons.
- Seriously, the kid's got terrible taste.
- A belt?!?!?!?!
- Guess he already had the shoes.
- (more racist version) Guess he already had tha shooze, werd.
- Can't we all just get along?
- We tied a NYPD beat up lawsuit to our belt, which was the style at the time.
- Obamacare strikes again!
- This wouldn't have happened in a fair and equitable society!!!!
- Save the whales and also the whatsits!


You forgot "this is the Daily Fail, so obviously the story is completely made up and blown out of proportion."  Oh wait, not on this one.  This will be the first completely honest and accurate article they've ever put out.
 
2013-10-23 08:05:22 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON!

JUSTICE FOR TRAYON!


FTFY
 
2013-10-23 08:06:20 AM
clearly this young man has his priorities in the right places.
that said, it's not the store's responsibility to police for stolen cards. if the name and ID match, they've done their due diligence.
 
2013-10-23 08:06:23 AM

DarkVader: SirVagTheTighty: liam76: I hope he gets a shiat ton from Barneys.

I kind of assume the daily mail is leaving something out here (despite this history of being so truthful in their stories). It seems pretty odd that the cashier would question his card/Id enough to call police who also questioned it enough to verify it with chase.

You're REALLY looking hard for some way to lick that badge, aren't you?

The ONLY things they could have left out that would change how incredibly wrong the NYPD's behavior is would be that it really wasn't that kid's card after all.  Or that they made up the whole story.

Nothing else would make this ok.

Want to fix it?  Charge the cops involved with false arrest, fire them, their supervisors, and whoever trained them, and take about a million dollars directly out of NYPD's operating budget this year, and hand it to this kid.


I never said what they did was correct or they shouldn't be sued to hell.  It just seems like there would be something worth mentioning if 3 different people looked at the id/card and thought something was wrong.  If you were doing a story on this you'd think you'd be curious what that was.
 
2013-10-23 08:08:01 AM

HotWingConspiracy: FC Exile: Bet he's on food stamps and qualifies for $10 a month platinum insurance.

He's a college student with a part time job.


I was once one of those. I don't remember being able to afford any $340 belts.
 
2013-10-23 08:08:37 AM
oyster.ignimgs.com
 
2013-10-23 08:09:34 AM

SirVagTheTighty: DarkVader: SirVagTheTighty: liam76: I hope he gets a shiat ton from Barneys.

I kind of assume the daily mail is leaving something out here (despite this history of being so truthful in their stories). It seems pretty odd that the cashier would question his card/Id enough to call police who also questioned it enough to verify it with chase.

You're REALLY looking hard for some way to lick that badge, aren't you?

The ONLY things they could have left out that would change how incredibly wrong the NYPD's behavior is would be that it really wasn't that kid's card after all.  Or that they made up the whole story.

Nothing else would make this ok.

Want to fix it?  Charge the cops involved with false arrest, fire them, their supervisors, and whoever trained them, and take about a million dollars directly out of NYPD's operating budget this year, and hand it to this kid.

I never said what they did was correct or they shouldn't be sued to hell.  It just seems like there would be something worth mentioning if 3 different people looked at the id/card and thought something was wrong.  If you were doing a story on this you'd think you'd be curious what that was.


I think they figured it out already.
 
2013-10-23 08:10:27 AM

FC Exile: HotWingConspiracy: FC Exile: Bet he's on food stamps and qualifies for $10 a month platinum insurance.

He's a college student with a part time job.

I was once one of those. I don't remember being able to afford any $340 belts.


It's a shame that you suck with your money and cannot reach a savings goal for an indulgence.
 
2013-10-23 08:10:43 AM

untaken_name: Bslim: SirVagTheTighty: liam76: I hope he gets a shiat ton from Barneys.

I kind of assume the daily mail is leaving something out here (despite this history of being so truthful in their stories). It seems pretty odd that the cashier would question his card/Id enough to call police who also questioned it enough to verify it with chase.

I'm going to assume that had the guy been white you wouldn't have any problem with the story.

I would. The belt would still cost $300. $300. For a farking BELT.


Fine, it's a $300 belt. But who works and saves up specifically to buy a belt? Is there some sort of belt thing that I'm not aware of like the giant watch craze?
 
2013-10-23 08:11:37 AM

HotWingConspiracy: FC Exile: HotWingConspiracy: FC Exile: Bet he's on food stamps and qualifies for $10 a month platinum insurance.

He's a college student with a part time job.

I was once one of those. I don't remember being able to afford any $340 belts.

It's a shame that you suck with your money and cannot reach a savings goal for an indulgence.


Oh, also, were you on food stamps?
 
2013-10-23 08:11:51 AM
Ahh yes the old you don't look like you should be shopping here bit. I am quite familiar with it.

Kid is lawyered up, smart move, he'll get enough to pay for some belts in a few years certainly.
 
2013-10-23 08:12:34 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON!


Oh well, in for a penny, in for a pound:
i18.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-23 08:12:55 AM

liam76: I hope he gets a shiat ton from Barneys.



Maybe enough to get some shoes to match the belt.
 
2013-10-23 08:13:21 AM
Good thing he bought it with a debit card instead of cash. He'd still be in jail with no way to prove the cash wasn't stolen/drug money.
 
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