Re: We are all Africans (was Re: PDAs are searchable by cops)

From: John Marlow (
Date: Tue Feb 06 2001 - 22:15:47 MST

Ah, yes--the little-known "Billy-Bob Effect." I'm assuming this was
not a brand-spanking-new-very-shiny pickup with all the trimmings?


On 6 Feb 2001, at 11:10, wrote:

> In a message dated 2/6/01 6:53:21 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> quotes: << >Most all of my black friends (or African Americans if you prefer)
> live with being pulled over quite often. I think it even gets to the point
> where they feel that it's just something you have to deal with and they
> expect it. One such friend was astonished when I told him I'd only ever been
> pulled over once. He get's pulled over quite a lot, as does his parents,
> friends, etc. And these are all middle to upper class people. They just
> happen to have the wrong skin color. >>
> I don't wish to divert you from your theme but just to add something to the
> pot. If you are white and don't believe there is such a thing as the cops
> picking on "target" groups start driving a pickup truck. I have driven a
> pick up at times in my life but an auto much more often yet a good 80% of my
> stops have been while in the pick up. Furthermore the nature of the stops
> are such that I have never received a payable ticket during one of those
> pickup stops. Either no ticket was issued or it was nonsense and easily
> beaten.
> Ron h.

John Marlow

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