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2023-02-03 2:58:07 PM  
FTA  "The whole community, the science community, got together and said, 'She's one of us and we're not going to let her lose her steam for STEM. We're going to support the family, we're going to support this girl."

What a fantastic story to start off my weekend. Thank you, Subby!
 
2023-02-03 3:06:16 PM  
Good for her
 
2023-02-03 3:51:06 PM  
Sad old fart is so scared of 9-year-old Black girl he calls the cops on her.

Shouldn't this asshole be in Florida somewhere?
 
2023-02-03 5:05:49 PM  
"There's a little Black woman walking, spraying stuff on the sidewalks and trees on Elizabeth and Florence," Lawshe told the dispatcher, according to a call obtained by CNN.
"I don't know what the hell she's doing. Scares me, though," Lawshe added.


I hope they invited him too, to sit front row center and watch the little Black woman get an award for spraying stuff on the sidewalks and trees.

I hope he was really really scared when he learned that the little black woman was a little black girl that everyone was praising and adoring and thought he was a complete asshat too.
 
2023-02-03 5:05:56 PM  
Nice work kid.
 
2023-02-03 5:07:00 PM  

Farking Clown Shoes: Sad old fart is so scared of 9-year-old Black girl he calls the cops on her.

Shouldn't this asshole be in Florida somewhere?


May I recommend a mode of travel.

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2023-02-03 5:07:24 PM  

Farking Clown Shoes: Sad old fart is so scared of 9-year-old Black girl he calls the cops on her.

Shouldn't this asshole be in Florida somewhere?


Here's the key comment:

"There's a little Black woman walking, spraying stuff on the sidewalks and trees on Elizabeth and Florence," Lawshe told the dispatcher, according to a call obtained by CNN.

This is pretty common.  Black youth are, for whatever reason, always assumed to be much older and therefore much more dangerous.  There's some kind of cultural thing happening.

You saw this with Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice.  Every internet racist was like "NO, they are not children!  Here's what they look like!"
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2023-02-03 5:07:38 PM  
FTA-

O'Neill explains that he was responding to a call made by Lawshe. The information appears to baffle Joseph, who has said that she has lived across the street from the 71-year-old for eight years and that they are on friendly terms.

So she was a little neighbor girl, whom he knew and this frightens and confuses him? What a douchebag.
 
2023-02-03 5:09:02 PM  
Imagine being so pissed scared of a 9 year old girl that you call the cops on her instead of just asking her what she's doing.
 
2023-02-03 5:09:09 PM  

Farking Clown Shoes: Sad old fart is so scared of 9-year-old Black girl he calls the cops on her.

Shouldn't this asshole be in Florida somewhere?


More likely than not this guy has probably biatched about Murphy and how he's made New Jersey a "police state" just because the governor actually took COVID seriously.

So yeah.
 
2023-02-03 5:09:20 PM  
O'Neill (Cop) explains that he was responding to a call made by Lawshe (Asshole). The information appears to baffle Joseph (mother), who has said that she has lived across the street from the 71-year-old for eight years and that they are on friendly terms.

You were on friendly terms until your daughter got all uppity by (checks article) collecting bugs and spraying trees.
 
2023-02-03 5:09:36 PM  
The face of cowardice.

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2023-02-03 5:10:47 PM  

freetomato: The face of cowardice.

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That's him? The story says he's 71.
 
2023-02-03 5:11:25 PM  

MattytheMouse: Imagine being so pissed scared of a 9 year old girl that you call the cops on her instead of just asking her what she's doing.


I mean, I'm pretty happy he didn't just shoot her because
 
2023-02-03 5:11:28 PM  

APO_Buddha: O'Neill (Cop) explains that he was responding to a call made by Lawshe (Asshole). The information appears to baffle Joseph (mother), who has said that she has lived across the street from the 71-year-old for eight years and that they are on friendly terms.

You were on friendly terms until your daughter got all uppity by (checks article) collecting bugs and spraying trees.


To me, this is an illustration of implicit biases. Like, I'm sure the guy's not overtly racist... But the moment he sees his black neighbors doing something even slightly out of the ordinary, then the white panic sets in.
 
2023-02-03 5:12:53 PM  
I kept a kill tally on how many of these damn bugs I squashed last year. 127. You gotta fake em with the first step the stomp em when they jump and land. It would have been 128, but there was a little black girl nearby and i had to flee to safety. This town has gotten so bad.
 
2023-02-03 5:13:14 PM  
She was collecting spotted lanternfly specimens. Her neighbor became frightened and called the cops


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Hey, she coulda been packing heat! You don't know...
 
2023-02-03 5:13:18 PM  

Farking Clown Shoes: Sad old fart is so scared of 9-year-old Black girl he calls the cops on her.


Shouldn't this asshole be in Florida somewheredead and used as mulch?
 
2023-02-03 5:13:28 PM  

Gyrfalcon: freetomato: The face of cowardice.

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That's him? The story says he's 71.


He's just a little white boy walking around spraying racism on trees and people to help eradicate woke.
Let's not profile him.
 
2023-02-03 5:13:38 PM  
"I don't know what the hell she's doing. Scares me, though," Lawshe added"

"Things I don't understand scare me"
 
2023-02-03 5:14:52 PM  

MattytheMouse: APO_Buddha: O'Neill (Cop) explains that he was responding to a call made by Lawshe (Asshole). The information appears to baffle Joseph (mother), who has said that she has lived across the street from the 71-year-old for eight years and that they are on friendly terms.

You were on friendly terms until your daughter got all uppity by (checks article) collecting bugs and spraying trees.

To me, this is an illustration of implicit biases. Like, I'm sure the guy's not overtly racist... But the moment he sees his black neighbors doing something even slightly out of the ordinary, then the white panic sets in.


Calling a little black girl a "small woman" is shiatty. Of course, as a Republican, he probably thinks a girl that age should carry a rapist's child.
 
2023-02-03 5:15:29 PM  
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2023-02-03 5:15:41 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Farking Clown Shoes: Sad old fart is so scared of 9-year-old Black girl he calls the cops on her.

Shouldn't this asshole be in Florida somewheredead and used as mulch?


Mulch? More likely to br a herbicide. Ain't nothing grows where that jackhole is buried.
 
2023-02-03 5:16:51 PM  

Gyrfalcon: "There's a little Black woman walking, spraying stuff on the sidewalks and trees on Elizabeth and Florence," Lawshe told the dispatcher, according to a call obtained by CNN.
"I don't know what the hell she's doing. Scares me, though," Lawshe added.

I hope they invited him too, to sit front row center and watch the little Black woman get an award for spraying stuff on the sidewalks and trees.

I hope he was really really scared when he learned that the little black woman was a little black girl that everyone was praising and adoring and thought he was a complete asshat too.


There is no doubt in my mind that he knew that it was not a "little woman".
 
2023-02-03 5:17:10 PM  

freetomato: The face of cowardice.

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Oh, there is a LOT more going on there than just cowardice...
 
2023-02-03 5:17:15 PM  
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2023-02-03 5:17:52 PM  
Look forward to her proposal to help clean up our environment and terraform Mars in about 20 years.
 
2023-02-03 5:18:11 PM  

MattytheMouse: APO_Buddha: O'Neill (Cop) explains that he was responding to a call made by Lawshe (Asshole). The information appears to baffle Joseph (mother), who has said that she has lived across the street from the 71-year-old for eight years and that they are on friendly terms.

You were on friendly terms until your daughter got all uppity by (checks article) collecting bugs and spraying trees.

To me, this is an illustration of implicit biases. Like, I'm sure the guy's not overtly racist... But the moment he sees his black neighbors doing something even slightly out of the ordinary, then the white panic sets in.


He's racist.  You can hear it in the inflection in tone of his voice when he says "black" on the 911 call.
 
2023-02-03 5:18:31 PM  

IRestoreFurniture: Gyrfalcon: "There's a little Black woman walking, spraying stuff on the sidewalks and trees on Elizabeth and Florence," Lawshe told the dispatcher, according to a call obtained by CNN.
"I don't know what the hell she's doing. Scares me, though," Lawshe added.

I hope they invited him too, to sit front row center and watch the little Black woman get an award for spraying stuff on the sidewalks and trees.

I hope he was really really scared when he learned that the little black woman was a little black girl that everyone was praising and adoring and thought he was a complete asshat too.

There is no doubt in my mind that he knew that it was not a "little woman".


Him calling her a 'little woman' is so absurd that the only reasonably conclusion I can jump to is that he thought he was witnessing a Fae sprinkling magic on the trees, and it scared him.

If only...
 
2023-02-03 5:20:01 PM  

IRestoreFurniture: MattytheMouse: APO_Buddha: O'Neill (Cop) explains that he was responding to a call made by Lawshe (Asshole). The information appears to baffle Joseph (mother), who has said that she has lived across the street from the 71-year-old for eight years and that they are on friendly terms.

You were on friendly terms until your daughter got all uppity by (checks article) collecting bugs and spraying trees.

To me, this is an illustration of implicit biases. Like, I'm sure the guy's not overtly racist... But the moment he sees his black neighbors doing something even slightly out of the ordinary, then the white panic sets in.

He's racist.  You can hear it in the inflection in tone of his voice when he says "black" on the 911 call.


I mean, I'm not saying he's not racist. Im saying he's the type of white guy that thinks he's not racist, until shiat like this inevitably happens because he's never once thought about his own racial biases.
 
2023-02-03 5:20:46 PM  

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I'd roll three cars full of the blackest officers I had on that call.
 
2023-02-03 5:20:54 PM  
Black girl in the neighborhood?

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2023-02-03 5:22:46 PM  

IRestoreFurniture: MattytheMouse: APO_Buddha: O'Neill (Cop) explains that he was responding to a call made by Lawshe (Asshole). The information appears to baffle Joseph (mother), who has said that she has lived across the street from the 71-year-old for eight years and that they are on friendly terms.

You were on friendly terms until your daughter got all uppity by (checks article) collecting bugs and spraying trees.

To me, this is an illustration of implicit biases. Like, I'm sure the guy's not overtly racist... But the moment he sees his black neighbors doing something even slightly out of the ordinary, then the white panic sets in.

He's racist.  You can hear it in the inflection in tone of his voice when he says "black" on the 911 call.


He was probably just going to say "there's a little Black walking" but added "woman" at the last second. I highly doubt he capitalized the B either.

I hope that his white privilege runs out and causes his skin to fall off.
 
2023-02-03 5:23:02 PM  

Gyrfalcon: "There's a little Black woman walking, spraying stuff on the sidewalks and trees on Elizabeth and Florence," Lawshe told the dispatcher, according to a call obtained by CNN.
"I don't know what the hell she's doing. Scares me, though," Lawshe added.

I hope they invited him too, to sit front row center and watch the little Black woman get an award for spraying stuff on the sidewalks and trees.

I hope he was really really scared when he learned that the little black woman was a little black girl that everyone was praising and adoring and thought he was a complete asshat too.


Not only that, but he's known that little black girl for years.
 
2023-02-03 5:25:12 PM  
I like that the cops immediately told on who called it in.
 
2023-02-03 5:25:13 PM  

FatherChaos: Black girl in the neighborhood?

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2023-02-03 5:28:19 PM  

LL316: I like that the cops immediately told on who called it in.


This is one of the very very few stories where police incompetence is accidentally based, lol
 
2023-02-03 5:29:36 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Rapmaster2000: [pics.me.me image 500x605]

I'd roll three cars full of the blackest officers I had on that call.


The same officers that beat Tyre Nichols to death?
 
2023-02-03 5:31:31 PM  
I'm glad this seems to have ended well for the little girl, and it's cool to see the community rally around her like this.  Going to Yale and meeting other scientists had to have been a memorable experience.

I also presume / hope that since the author spent virtually zero time describing the interaction with police that the officer was relatively cool about the whole thing and didn't go out of his way to traumatize the child.
 
2023-02-03 5:34:47 PM  

Hong Kong Phooey: I'm glad this seems to have ended well for the little girl, and it's cool to see the community rally around her like this.  Going to Yale and meeting other scientists had to have been a memorable experience.

I also presume / hope that since the author spent virtually zero time describing the interaction with police that the officer was relatively cool about the whole thing and didn't go out of his way to traumatize the child.


Bodycam video.

I can only imagine how angry and hurt that mother felt.
 
2023-02-03 5:35:23 PM  
Unsurprising that the cops made it immediately public. Apparently, Lawshe very bad relations with the cops starting in at least 2010, when he was booted from his City Council position because, so far as I can tell, he criticized cops for not writing enough tickets. (I feel like I'm missing a lot of context here though)

I suppose the moral of his story is that fragile, piece of shiat racists should take care to have the cops on their side.

/or, y'know, not be fragile pos racists, but I'm not holding my breath for farksticks like this.
 
2023-02-03 5:38:51 PM  
Also, the article linked above includes this chestnut:

The complaint stemmed from comments Lawshe made during a public council meeting in May. As chairman of the public safety committee, Lawshe pointed out that...

Holy shiat.
 
2023-02-03 5:40:52 PM  
The neighbor wanted her in jail, not Yale. He's gonna have to talk to the cop's manager.
 
2023-02-03 5:45:34 PM  
Last month we had a black feller driving around in a brown van leaving suspicious packages on people's front verandas.  I would have gone out and got the license plate but I only had my terry robe and LL Bean loafers on.
 
2023-02-03 5:47:10 PM  

freetomato: Hong Kong Phooey: I'm glad this seems to have ended well for the little girl, and it's cool to see the community rally around her like this.  Going to Yale and meeting other scientists had to have been a memorable experience.

I also presume / hope that since the author spent virtually zero time describing the interaction with police that the officer was relatively cool about the whole thing and didn't go out of his way to traumatize the child.

Bodycam video.

I can only imagine how angry and hurt that mother felt.


Video seems ok to me, officer seemed to understand that he was dealing with a Karen/Kevin situation.

Mom handled it well, although she has a right to be pissed at the neighbor

Mr. Lawshe needs to eat a bag of D
 
2023-02-03 5:49:18 PM  

extrafancy: Last month we had a black feller driving around in a brown van leaving suspicious packages on people's front verandas.  I would have gone out and got the license plate but I only had my terry robe and LL Bean loafers on.


the gall.  drug dealers so brazen they tell us they are delivering uppers.
 
2023-02-03 5:53:49 PM  
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2023-02-03 5:54:58 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Farking Clown Shoes: Sad old fart is so scared of 9-year-old Black girl he calls the cops on her.

Shouldn't this asshole be in Florida somewhere?

Here's the key comment:

"There's a little Black woman walking, spraying stuff on the sidewalks and trees on Elizabeth and Florence," Lawshe told the dispatcher, according to a call obtained by CNN.

This is pretty common.  Black youth are, for whatever reason, always assumed to be much older and therefore much more dangerous.  There's some kind of cultural thing happening.

You saw this with Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice.  Every internet racist was like "NO, they are not children!  Here's what they look like!"
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No, here is THE key comment.

I don't know what the hell she's doing. Scares me, though," Lawshe added.

He was preemptively preparing his defence, had he decided to shoot her.
 
2023-02-03 5:55:47 PM  

Farking Clown Shoes: Shouldn't this asshole be in Florida a mental hospital somewhere?

 
2023-02-03 5:56:23 PM  
I wonder how the police officers assigned to the call handled it.  Was there "de-escalation"?
 
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