Comment of the Day: Rounding Up Black Youths
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them.
So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even.
This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit, clarity and whatever else we feel like at the moment.
We wrote about how the head of a west Houston homeowners association told members "If you see any group of young black males in the neighborhood after school, chances are they are up to no good and should be reported as suspicious persons to the Constables."
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One reader thought it was a good idea because a group of such youths had committed a robbery recently. Another had a different view.
You don't see the difference? Loitering or doing suspicious shit is one thing, but I like to jog/bike/whatever through neighborhoods I don't live in all the time. Good thing I'm not black!
There's a huge difference between old white people getting harassed at an apartment complex and a constable not allowing a certain race to walk down certain streets. The former is shitty and illegal; the latter would be institutionalized segregation enforced by police. Yep, it's the 1950s up in here.
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