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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 12:08 AM

A Clerk Called the Cops on a Kid Buying Candy for Being 'Black' and 'Arrogant'

A Clerk Called the Cops on a Kid Buying Candy for Being 'Black' and 'Arrogant'
"The first thing that popped in my mind absolutely was just discrimination."

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qvmx3p/store-cops-candy-black-arrogant-jordan-mcdowell-vgtrn




Friday night started off pretty unremarkably for Jordan McDowell. The 22-year-old college student was on a quest to buy some Sour Patch Kids, so he made a stop at a local convenience store. But after perusing some of the aisles, he started to get the feeling that someone was watching him.


What by all accounts should have been a routine trip to the store suddenly took a scary turn: Out of nowhere, the clerk of the store called him “sketchy.” Then she picked up a phone and dialed 911.



McDowell pulled out his phone and started recording. While he filmed the clerk, he watched her tell the cops, “I want him out of the store right now. Because he’s arrogant, because he’s black.”



It's just the latest ugly example of a person of color having to deal with someone calling the cops on them for essentially just living their life—from swimming in their neighborhood pool to setting up a picnic in the park.

“The only thing I felt at that small moment was rage," McDowell told KRQE. “There's nothing right about this, there's nothing right to call the police on someone just because of their skin tone.”

Fortunately, the cop who showed up to the store in Santa Fe, New Mexico, seemed to understand that. McDowell told KRQE the officer never asked for his ID, and—after realizing he wasn’t guilty of anything but having a sweet tooth—left the store. The clerk has denied mentioning McDowell’s race to the cops—despite the fact that she was caught on video doing just that—and while the store manager called what she did “unacceptable,” there’s no sign that she’ll face any repercussions for what, pretty clearly, was straight-up racism.

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Reply A Clerk Called the Cops on a Kid Buying Candy for Being 'Black' and 'Arrogant' (Original post)
bobsal Friday OP
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Response to bobsal (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 12:30 AM

1. Let her people vote!!!!!!!

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Response to bobsal (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 12:33 AM

2. What part of this are we supposed to care about?

Remember telling people to go out and kill white people is no big deal, so how exactly does this jump that bar?

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Response to bobsal (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 12:52 AM

3. Santa Fe, solid blue Democrat area

In 2016 cast 50,793 votes for Clinton and 14,332 votes for Trump.

Was this young man wearing a Trump shirt or hat? Was he displaying toxic masculinity?

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Response to bobsal (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 01:29 AM

4. I'm sure there's no other side to this story

at least I assume not since the awesome journalist who wrote this didn't bother reporting it.

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Response to msv (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 01:56 AM

6. The dispatcher asked for a description

"He's black"


Sorry that doesnt fit into the leftist agenda if hate and division.

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Response to bobsal (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 01:52 AM

5. Sorry but due to the term racism being made meaningless

then any real instances of racism are to be ignored. Its sad and tragic but that's how the boy crying wolf works. I would like to join you in your outrage but well they ruined it for the rest of us.

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Response to bobsal (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 04:56 AM

7. At least he wasnt run out of the store by racist libs with bullhorns.

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Response to bobsal (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 06:40 AM

8. Cry me a river, hypocrite whiner...........

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Response to bobsal (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 07:38 AM

9. Maybe he was arrogant. He sure does not need more candy.

Pro tip: It is actually legal to call the police about any incident, however minor, as long as what you tell them is true to the best of your knowledge.

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