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skinsfaninok 05-04-2011 03:27 PM

CJ28 Doesn't like COPS. Says "It's hard being young, black and rich"
 
[url=http://www.tmz.com/2011/05/04/nfl-running-back-tennesee-titans-chris-johnson-police-cops-orlando-police-department-florida-drugs-mtv/]NFL Star Chris Johnson -- Why Are The Cops Here? | TMZ.com[/url]

I think Chris was right about the "suspicion" of drugs being moved in and out of his condo, but sometimes athletes really need to stop this "their out to get me crap"

Johnson also tweeted "I should have gave them some doughnuts" :doh:

mlmpetert 05-04-2011 03:36 PM

Re: CJ28 Doesn't like COPS. Says "It's hard being young, black and rich"
 
I would be pissed too. People (likely black males) cant come and go from your house without the neighbors and the police thinking something illegal is going down?

skinsfaninok 05-04-2011 03:40 PM

Re: CJ28 Doesn't like COPS. Says "It's hard being young, black and rich"
 
[quote=mlmpetert;801131]I would be pissed too. People (likely black males) cant come and go from your house without the neighbors and the police thinking something illegal is going down?[/quote]

I agree with that which is a joke, again it's 2011.

Schneed10 05-04-2011 03:48 PM

Re: CJ28 Doesn't like COPS. Says "It's hard being young, black and rich"
 
If I'm speaking honestly, it depends on the neighborhood. I think it has nothing to do with race.

If I'm in a neighborhood with decent household income and I see dudes coming and going from a house all the time, I'm likely to think it's a guy and his buddies who love to play poker. White, black, or whatever.

But if I'm in a neighborhood whose median household income is $20K - 30K, and there are lots of men coming and going from the house all the time, yes I am likely to be suspicious (and guess what, I'm likely to be right).

Schneed10 05-04-2011 03:51 PM

Re: CJ28 Doesn't like COPS. Says "It's hard being young, black and rich"
 
That said, Johnson lives in a nice area. So in this case he's right, this seems like profiling.

The question is, were people profiling him because he's black, or because they know he plays in the NFL?

mlmdub130 05-04-2011 03:58 PM

Re: CJ28 Doesn't like COPS. Says "It's hard being young, black and rich"
 
[quote=mlmpetert;801131]I would be pissed too. People (likely black males) cant come and go from your house without the neighbors and the police thinking something illegal is going down?[/quote]

really? so if some one moved down the street from you and you didn't know who they were but you saw a lot of people coming and going very frequently it wouldn't arrise any suspision in you?

it's not like the cops harrased him, they were just following a tip from what it sounds like, all they were doing is their job, investigating suspicious activity. when cops go out of their way to harass people it's one thing, but when something fishy is going on is it that bad of a thing they show up? there was nothing illegal going on so they left, i see no problem.

Dirtbag59 05-04-2011 04:02 PM

Re: CJ28 Doesn't like COPS. Says "It's hard being young, black and rich"
 
I obviously don't know Chris personally. However from what I've seen of him he's probably one of the nicer guys in the league right now. Maybe it's unfair to judge him by his look but it does put him at risk for getting noticed in the wrong way. It's not black people, society in general just prefer for others to be clean cut and well dressed so when you go out with dreads, gold teeth, baggy clothes and people know little if anything about you, then you're going to get the wrong kind of attention.

I mean compare him to other black athletes like Jordan, Bo Jackson, Dwight Howard, and Tiger Woods to name a few who at the very least maintain a sort of GQ image.

Trust me if a white guy dressed like CJ28 he would be turning heads as well. Still I really do believe that Johnson is one of the better guys in the league that gives a couple of people the wrong idea based on how he presents himself.

mlmdub130 05-04-2011 04:02 PM

Re: CJ28 Doesn't like COPS. Says "It's hard being young, black and rich"
 
[quote=Schneed10;801135]If I'm speaking honestly, it depends on the neighborhood. I think it has nothing to do with race.

If I'm in a neighborhood with decent household income and I see dudes coming and going from a house all the time, I'm likely to think it's a guy and his buddies who love to play poker. White, black, or whatever.

But if I'm in a neighborhood whose median household income is $20K - 30K, and there are lots of men coming and going from the house all the time, yes I am likely to be suspicious (and guess what, I'm likely to be right).[/quote]

so if it's a nice neighborhood everybody is just having tea and crumpets but if it's the ghetto they are all smoking crack? get real

Chico23231 05-04-2011 04:03 PM

Re: CJ28 Doesn't like COPS. Says "It's hard being young, black and rich"
 
complete typical racist tip by some scared rich white people. eff police and there bullsh*t.

mlmpetert 05-04-2011 04:11 PM

Re: CJ28 Doesn't like COPS. Says "It's hard being young, black and rich"
 
[quote=mlmdub130;801139]really? so if some one moved down the street from you and you didn't know who they were but you saw a lot of people coming and going very frequently it wouldn't arrise any suspision in you?

it's not like the cops harrased him, they were just following a tip from what it sounds like, all they were doing is their job, investigating suspicious activity. when cops go out of their way to harass people it's one thing, but when something fishy is going on is it that bad of a thing they show up? there was nothing illegal going on so they left, i see no problem.[/quote]


Okay ill say that the neighbors have a right to think or feel however they want, and if all they told the cops as the TMZ artical indicates is that a bunch high end cars were enter and leavig CJ's property the cops should have said so what. How should that be worthy of being suspicous to the police station?

The best thing my dad ever tought me: If police come to your door and you didnt call them dont answear. CJ should have done the same that day.

skinsfaninok 05-04-2011 04:16 PM

Re: CJ28 Doesn't like COPS. Says "It's hard being young, black and rich"
 
^ that's a good point. Lol I never answered either

Schneed10 05-04-2011 04:16 PM

Re: CJ28 Doesn't like COPS. Says "It's hard being young, black and rich"
 
[quote=mlmdub130;801141]so if it's a nice neighborhood everybody is just having tea and crumpets but if it's the ghetto they are all smoking crack? get real[/quote]

Frankly, yes.

Crime happens in lower income areas because the people don't make much money. If I'm making $150,000 a year there's a lot more to lose if I'm caught selling drugs. There's also less to gain; the person making $150,000 doesn't need drug money to make ends meet.

The people who turn to selling drugs are often lower-income and often uneducated.

There will always be exceptions, but if we're talking about the most accurate way to profile somebody, it's based on income levels, not race or gender.

Dirtbag59 05-04-2011 04:17 PM

Re: CJ28 Doesn't like COPS. Says "It's hard being young, black and rich"
 
[quote=mlmpetert;801147]Okay ill say that the neighbors have a right to think or feel however they want, and if all they told the cops as the TMZ artical indicates is that a bunch high end cars were enter and leavig CJ's property the cops should have said so what. How should that be worthy of being suspicous to the police station?

The best thing my dad ever tought me: If police come to your door and you didnt call them dont answear. CJ should have done the same that day.[/quote]

The saying about police work is that 95% of the time it's mind numbing and monotonous while the other 5% of the time it's life threatening terror. That means that 95% of the time police officers have nothing to do but drive around and look for anything that resembles a crime in progress. So even when a tip as weak as the CJ28 tip comes in sometimes they'll follow it just to have something to do.

Slingin Sammy 33 05-04-2011 04:20 PM

Re: CJ28 Doesn't like COPS. Says "It's hard being young, black and rich"
 
[quote=Chico23231;801142]complete typical racist tip by some scared rich white people. eff police and there bullsh*t.[/quote]I'll just say profiling happens to white teenagers in suburban areas also. Could've been some scared rich hispanic, black, asian, or any other race that called in the police.

Dirtbag59 05-04-2011 04:22 PM

Re: CJ28 Doesn't like COPS. Says "It's hard being young, black and rich"
 
[quote=Slingin Sammy 33;801156]I'll just say profiling happens to white teenagers in suburban areas also. Could've been some scared rich hispanic, black, asian, or any other race that called in the police.[/quote]

Yeah, why are you guys profiling us whites as trigger happy police dialers :D I'm filing a report now to get this fixed.


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