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    Default A Quick Thought About Hoodies

    Geraldo Rivera stuck his foot in his mouth when he said Treyvon Martin was shot because he was wearing a hoodie. The 911 tapes reveal the shooter referring Martin as "Coon". Geraldo's lack of attention to detail has squandered an opportunity to discuss how people dress, and how others might react.

    So right at the start I will state this thread is not about Treyvon Martin.

    It's about hoodies.

    I work front desk at an economy motel. My shift is 3pm to 11pm. There have been five armed robberies at similar motels in my area.

    The robbers all wear hoodies.

    Go to YouTube, look up convenience store robberies, and in 90% the robbers are wearing hoodies.

    When the sun goes down, and a male walks into the lobby with his hood up mt finger is on the 911 button until I establish intentions. Black, white, Asian, or hispanic makes no difference.

    Why?

    Because there is something wrong with someone over the age of ten wearing a hoodie. It is on par with wearing pajamas with feet. Then there is something wrong with someone who keeps their hood on inside.

    What's wrong? I don't know, maybe they're stupid, maybe they breast fed too long, maybe they're part of a social group which lacks common sense, and common courtesy. Doesn't matter.

    I need to add that most of these guys also walk in with their hands in their waist-bands (shoved down the front of their pants), and in this case there are only two reasons:

    They are playing with themselves or they have a gun.

    So try to look beyond a murder in Florida, and see it from a practical point of view. Don't take my work for it, ask the guy at the gas station, convenience store, or any other business which is open all night. They will tell you the same thing.


    ...and yes I own one hoodie.
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    I wear hoodies all the time, and if it's cold I wear my hood up (my ears get cold quickly). I'll also put my hands in the waist pouch to keep my hands warm.

    No ill intent. The thing is, you raise valid points I don't usually consider. I wear hoodies for personal comfort and necessity of warmth. That's not usually the case in many circumstances of robbery and crime.
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    You know axe, I manage a fast food joint and I am as suspect of this as well. Especially in the late nights/early am time frame. I don't trust anyone anymore. And sadly the stereotypes are generally speaking pretty accurate.

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    my bank has a sign on the front door that prohibits anyone from entering wearing a hoodie a hat or sunglasses

    but here in Goose Poop Ohio, hoodies are not a fashion statement so much as a HAT... which you need because one moment it is sunny and nice and the next it is raining sleeting snowing hailing or blowing or some combination of same

    couldn't really imagine the need for a hoodie on a clear evening when it is 80 degrees out tho hmmm

    but I wouldn't want that ZImmerman guy patrolling my neighborhood unless he was forced to keep his one bullet in his pocket.

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    You go into the more urban areas and there are signs stating you can't be wearing hoodies. You know I don't think it is a big deal at all. I mean the mall states that groups of teenagers can't be hanging together or maybe there can't be more 4 youths at a deli.

    The problem we have honestly is that our society is just going down the sewer.

    Shit Spicoli couldn't go shirtless at All American Burger. He respectfully put on his shirt once he knew the rules. If that movie was made today, Spicoli would go back in the van, pull out a gun and would shoot Hamilton.

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    Spicoli was too stoney to ever shoot anyone...Brad would tho...totally

    if that movie was made today Mr Hand would be a pedo

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    Default The Black Male Code

    The AP news story is about "The Black Male Code"... I wikied The Black Male Code, and it hasn't yet got it's entry there.

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...MPLATE=DEFAULT

    Even Rush knows about Hoodies:



    It looks to me like the kid from Florida was gunned down because he fit a stereotype, to an over-zealous neighborhood watch resident.

    Maybe we should have a national wear a hoodie and walk through a gated community day ? ? ?

    Philly Mayor Michael Nutter tells youth to get those hoodies down in the summer !!

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    Even Rush knows about Hoodies:
    Neil doesn't specifically reference 'hoodies' in the song ("hood-boys" are mentioned twice) but I suppose the subject is open to interpretation.

    Would be curious to hear Neil's take on this whole mess.




    It looks to me like the kid from Florida was gunned down because he fit a stereotype, to an over-zealous neighborhood watch resident.
    Bingo. This asshole sounds like a wanna-be action hero itching for trouble.
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    You hear about kids getting shot all the time by gangbangers who assume they are also gangbangers because of the clothes they wear. It's the same thing with chicks who dress like sluts and end up getting raped by some pervert who assumes they want it because of the way they're dressed.
    There's always that group that says that's no excuse but in reality they know what they're doing is risky but they'd rather take the chance of getting raped or murdered and look cool than dress like a normal human being and not getting the attention they're obviously dying (sometimes literally) for.

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    Bingo. This asshole sounds like a wanna-be action hero itching for trouble.
    that's the problem with looking for trouble...sometimes you find it.

    This Zimmerman guy was acknowledged by his community as some kind of one man crime fighting organization and I think he got a lot of satisfaction from that.

    I think by following he pushed the kid to the brink of "fight or flight" and the kid fought...and lost to a gun

    I don't know how you can use the 'stand your ground" defense for the shooter when he was following the kid

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    I don't know how you can use the 'stand your ground" defense for the shooter when he was following the kid
    And told specifically by the 911 dispatcher not to. I gotta wonder why he bothered to call at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidbilly View Post
    You hear about kids getting shot all the time by gangbangers who assume they are also gangbangers because of the clothes they wear. It's the same thing with chicks who dress like sluts and end up getting raped by some pervert who assumes they want it because of the way they're dressed.
    There's always that group that says that's no excuse but in reality they know what they're doing is risky but they'd rather take the chance of getting raped or murdered and look cool than dress like a normal human being and not getting the attention they're obviously dying (sometimes literally) for.
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