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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2477861/Al-Sharpton-condemns-shop-frisk-Manhattan-stores-calls-boycott-Barneys.html

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    Reverend Al Sharpton has accused Barney's of 'upscale racial profiling' after they allegedly called police on two black customers who bought expensive items
    He said blacks and Latinos worry about being 'stopped-and-frisked' by police and 'shopped-and-frisked' in retail stores
    Sharpton has demanded a meeting with Barneys and called for a boycott of the retailer


I guess Barneys is the new race-baiter target of the week?


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from the comment section....
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    Will Al have Barneys burned down like he did to Freddie's Fashion Mart? "You will know them by their fruit"...The Rev has BAD FRUIT!

comment section not to happy with Al!
« Last Edit: October 27, 2013, 02:36:32 PM by flowers »


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The woman looks questionable. I wonder how much of the story we don't know?

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As 'punishment', Al Sharpton is calling for a boycott of Barney's??   

LOL!......look for Brooks Brothers and Canali to follow Barney's lead.
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I worked retail for a while and almost all the 'racial profiling' was done by Black employees. Sometimes they knew the person and knew that they shoplift, in other cases they knew the type. Black security people knew what to look for and were better at shrink loss than their White counterparts.
 
The most obvious cases of shoplifting were when Black women came in angrily screaming obscenities either on the phone or to someone else. Typically it would go something like, "An I told that MFer that if he gonna f*** wit me I gonna kill that MFer." The point of this display was to alert store personnel that if they even look at this woman she will explode and create a huge scene." We were so used it that security would escort them out at the door. In another case, a woman came in carrying two purses one on each shoulder. lol And they were both as big as suitcases.
 
But we had shoplifters of all kinds, except Asian for some reason. We had White, Black, Latino, young kids, college kids, even the elderly would steal. But as a point of fact, in my small limited experience in retail, the overwhelming percentage of shoplifters were in fact Black. One case that sticks in my head was a mother with four small children. They would come in as a group and immediately split up. It turned out the mother had trained them how to steal and was giving each child a 'mission' of what to get before they entered the store.
 
Two generations ago, a Black mother would beat the crap out her kids if she caught them stealing. Not today. Not with this mother. My, how times have changed.
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I showed my young black coworker pictures of my threes sons, and she asked me if any of them were single. She said she wanted a white boyfriend because black guys treat their women bad. We had a lot of clients and she would always point out the black ones, and said not to trust them.

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Jay Z Responds To Backlash Regarding Barneys Collaboration Amid Racial Profiling Scandal


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NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z — under increasing pressure to back out of a collaboration with the luxury store Barneys New York after it was accused of racially profiling two black customers — said Saturday he's being unfairly "demonized" for just waiting to hear all of the facts.

The rap mogul made his first statement about the controversy in a posting on his website. He has come under fire for remaining silent as news surfaced this week that two young black people said they were profiled by Barneys after they purchased expensive items from their Manhattan store.

An online petition and Twitter messages from fans have been circulating this week, calling on the star to bow out of his upcoming partnership with Barneys for the holiday season, which will have the store selling items by top designers, inspired by Jay-Z, with some of the proceeds going to his charity. He is also working with the store to create its artistic holiday window display.

But Jay-Z — whose real name is Shawn Carter — defended himself, saying that he hasn't spoken about it because he's still trying to figure out exactly what happened.

"I move and speak based on facts and not emotion," the statement said. "I haven't made any comments because I am waiting on facts and the outcome of a meeting between community leaders and Barneys. Why am I being demonized, denounced and thrown on the cover of a newspaper for not speaking immediately?" he said, referring to local newspaper headlines.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/26/jay-z-barneys-statement-_n_4166872.html

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The woman looks questionable. I wonder how much of the story we don't know?


That picture!  Is, is Trayvon back from the dead? :pondering:
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