Saturday, April 14, 2012

This Is Racial Profiling?

You have got to be kidding us, right?
Tyler Perry's April 1 Facebook post about police pulling him over was no April Fool's joke: The highest-paid man in entertainment is accusing a pair of white Atlanta police officers of racial profiling.

Four days later, Perry's post boasts more than 117,000 "likes," 21,000 comments, and 12,000 shares. Atlanta police have launched an internal investigation, E! News reports.

Perry's predicament began when he admittedly made a left turn from a far-right lane -- a trick his security detail taught him, to make sure he wasn't being followed, Perry explained on Facebook.

Two white Atlanta police officers pulled him over, but apparently did not realize they'd just stopped Tyler Perry
.

No, they only realized that they saw a traffic violator with tinted windows make a completely illegal left hand turn across three active traffic lanes from the far right.

Evidently that's "racial profiling" in Atlanta. We had no idea.

And not recognizing Tyler Perry? We couldn't pick this guy out of a photo array on a bet. So what's the big deal that a couple of cops couldn't recognize him? Oh, they were white, so since they didn't recognize him as an actor, writer, producer (because you know cops and Hollywood elites all move in the same social circles), that must be racial profiling also.

And after all of that, the cops let him go. Without a ticket, summons or warning. Just an apology for being so impolite as to think Tyler Perry should follow the traffic laws of mere mortals. So yet again, that must be part of the "racial profiling" we hear so much about on the news.

Famous people break the law, get stopped for it, get a few questions tossed their way and released without so much as a warning ticket. We think too many cops have been doing it wrong all these years. So thank you Mr. Perry for pointing out the errors in Atlanta's racial profiling system. Hopefully, they do better from now on.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Always issue the citation or make the arrest if the charge is there. Or it will bite you in the ass every time. But then the dept. would just drop the charges just cause he is famous. I hate our society and the way they make ordinary people into gods.....

Anonymous said...

Weren't the cops also on the lookout for a stolen vehicle that matched the description of Perry's car?
Sure hope Perry is reading this - Mr. Perry, for someone who use to live in his car, you sure have grown a head that is too big for your body. Get over yourself.

Anonymous said...

LiKE !!!!!

Anonymous said...

"If you're white, get it right"- Joseph Lowery at the presidential inauguration of 2008

Don't you get it people. The political, entertainment, and media establishments in this lovely country of ours DO NOT want us to get past our differences from the past and to all get along. This is just another example of it in the last few recent weeks (Hint hint: Florida)

I for one want to get along with all and I do. However,the obstacles above plus people not looking at themselves in the mirror and honestly assessing things will probably keep things the way they are for a long time to come, in general, as a whole, in American society.

-Anon 1118

Anonymous said...

Its the Spaniards and Portuguese fault. Think about that one?

Anonymous said...

If you take time to stop a car. Give them at the minimum a warning. This was no way profiling. He did something that caused a reaction by the officers.

Anonymous said...

I would have recognized him if he was dressed like Madea.

Fed Up said...

Perry looks better as a woman, maybe that was the issue. Typical always whitey's fault haaa. Poor black man, hell learn your history and you will see there has always been slaves within the worlds history of all colors. I dont hear my ancestors asking for an apology. Hell I was just watching the history channel and seen black slaves still digging up diamonds. Amazing what you can learn thats not on BET TV.

Anonymous said...

"I'm moving to a network whose number one product is a tall black man dressed like an old black woman."

-Conan O'Brien on TBS (AKA Tyler Perry Network)

Anonymous said...

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local-dj-says-police-stop-went-too-far/nMZC9/

And now we have another "celebrity" in Atlanta that doesn't like the way he was treated. He's not even filing a complaint and WSB is running with it. It's getting ridiculous out there.

Anonymous said...

I'm a black male and I didn't bite into the story. If it were any other ordinary citizen, APD would have issued a ticket and told us to tell it to the judge. What happened to 'officer discretion'? I was always told by many cops, unless its 'performance standard' time, the nature of the violation and your attitude determines the outcome. If something looks out of the ordinary, it will be checked out. I was stopped by security walking through my office park today as it was Saturday and normally pedestrian traffic is up to no good. She asked me some questions and sent me on my way. I took it as she was doing her job. I rather deal with just in case than to hear about an incident. If you are in the clear, you are always let go.

Anonymous said...

This is a joke. They should have written him a citation, in fact I wish they would send him one registered mail. Now the two officers have an IA mark against them for doing their job.

Anonymous said...

The only thing he could say was they tapped on his tinted window too hard to get him to roll down the window so they could see in, Too funny.

Anonymous said...

This kionda crap is why I am so glad I am retired from DKPD and I hope I never have to return to any part of metro Atlanta, even to drive through the place to go elsewhere. Atlanta and all the surroundung counties infected by it are so screwed up theyll never be made whole again.
Yall need to learn that if the cops just walk away, en mass, and take several needed days off, and then when the thieves have carted off the last thing left that was nailed down, and killed until they ran out of ammo, the taxpayers would beg us to come back to work and demand the crooked politicians give us a raise, and then this whole racial profiling and political correctness BS would be out the window for good. The only reason it has been allowed to fester as long as it has is because some group of people are benefiting from it. I wonder who that could be.

Anonymous said...

In addition to a citation for the illegal turn, they should have given him a couple more for being a pretentious jackass and making crappy movies.

Anonymous said...

It is really a shame, that when everything else fails, "Race" becomes an issue. Forget what the original subject was about, but add the word "race" into the equation, and the entire subject has a new face.

It doesn't make a difference whether it is law enforcement related or something else.

When I was growing up in Atlanta during the 1960's, the city had the "race" riots, the constant demonstrations of this and that for some of the most stupid reasons, people got hurt and sometimes killed. What was accomplished....Bascially nothing, except that race relations were set back 50 years. This is what is going on at the present time.

When everything else fails, bring the "race issue" back into play, and basically accomplish nothing!

The Al Sharpton, the Jesse Jacksos, and that new preacher (Markel Hutchins) are nothing more than rebels who have made a name for themselves who like to see their names in print and thats all.

One more thing.......A hate crime should work both ways, and not white on black.

Anonymous said...

The text description is very horrific !!!!

As horrific as this is, it needs to circulate!!!

The animals pictured below car-jacked then raped Christopher Newsom, cut off his penis, set him on fire and fatally shot him several times while they forced his girlfriend, Channon Christian, to watch. An even more cruel fate awaited her!

Channon Christian was beaten and gang-raped in many ways for four days by all of them, while they took turns urinating on her. They cut off her breasts and put chemicals in her mouth... and then murdered her.


Knoxville (WVLT) - The District Attorney General of Knox County announced the list of charges facing now five suspects in the double murderof Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom.


The District Attorney General Randy Nichols is not saying whether or not he will seek the death penalty, but he does say the State will seek conviction for all charges filed in a 24-page indictment from the Knox County Grand Jury. Lemaricus Davidson, 25 , faces a total of 46 charges.. Letalvis Cobbins, 24 , faces a total of 46 charges. George Thomas, 24 , faces a total of 46 charges. Vanessa Coleman, 18 , faces 40 Tennessee state charges. Eric Boyd, 24 , also arrested in connection with the fatal car jacking, only faces federal charges as an accessory after the fact.

SO!!!!! Where's Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson? Are they providing counsel and help to the families of the victims?

Of course not - the victims were white!!!

Why hasn't this received National coverage by the news media like the Trayvon Martin case in Florida???????????????

Oh, that's right - the victims were white!!!!!

Why hasn't the NAACP, ACLU, New York Times etc., called for an investigation?

Must be cause the victims were white!!!!!!

Why hasn't the FBI been called in to investigate this as a hate crime?

Oh, that's right - the victims were white!!!!!!!!! So, if a white radio shock jock uses the phrase 'Nappy headed' Ho, it gets 2 weeks of constant news coverage.

If two white people are tortured, raped, and murdered by a group of black people, it barely gets a blip in the news.

Anonymous said...

As a Black Female I hate when these
Has Beens become famous...The officer was doing his job. And Madea how about the Police Officers
who were assigned to guard his
guest, the President and his property on the tax payers dollar.
Personally I feel he owes the
officers an apology for doing their
job.

Anonymous said...

People get a clue. Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson are the ones that throw the fuel on the race fire. They have never worked a day in their lives. They live off the race card, and the race card players can't see it...

Anonymous said...

I'm white and I know that there are good and bad of every race but I'll tell you that the "because I'm black" line is way past the "crying wolf" stage and wearing very thin.

Anonymous said...

Can't we all just get along lol.....

Anonymous said...

"Can't we all just get along lol....."
How many times have we had to wonder in the last couple decades?

Anonymous said...

Some of y"all are bunch of cowards with I'm black and I"m tired of the race thang. Stop your lying because if you were black you know that race baiting does go on! I never experienced anything towards that nature from cops but I seen it first hand in the military and past employment. Folks kill me with the uninformed notion that race baiting doesn't happen. Since the POTUS is black people just feel like they can do & say what ever they want and get a slap on the wrist.

Anonymous said...

FINALLY After all the other IGNORANT comments, somebody has a comment thats is based on ACTUALITY....SMH.... Clearly the rest of the idiots are operating in denial and with blinders on...you really dont have to look too hard to realize this country is not far removed from having race issues, it happens eerywhere everyday and the point of Tyler Perry dharing his story is to bring awareness that it can happen to anybody....he wasnt complaining about being pulled over, it was how after he was stopped the way he was talked to and harassed....and how things seemed to going downhill fast and he realized how quick those 'justifiable police incidents' can happen. He didnt complain that they didnt recognize him, he mentioned the officer recognized him later when he got out the car and thats what ended it. Because clearly the traffic violation itself wasnt enough to end it, smh....being followed?? That doesnt happen, well not to a black guy- who wants to follow him???....and black officers have done it as well, nobody is saying its cool for them, but lets be real here....look at ur comments and see the problems that exist. Cynical, sarcasm, well they didnt cover this so y do we keep having to see this trayvon case!? Oh please, one trayvon case gets some newstime and its a problem... These cases happen all the time and just like black kids that go missing - U NEVER HEAR ABOUT IT- the media covers white, blonde and blue eyed etc kids, but u dont want to admit that either....media Paints a bias picture as well, but u dont complain then?? Give me a break, if u r
white you have advantages in this country and u DONT have to deal with certain experiences like other races do, thats no secret