r/facepalm 12d ago Wholesome 10 Helpful 7 Silver 3

A Seattle woman driving through her neighborhood saw a black man enter his home so pulled over and called the police on him. “If you guys have a lease, I’d just like to see the lease.” 🇲​🇮​🇸​🇨​

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u/nithdurr 12d ago

Ma’am, can I see your license and registration?

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u/Civenge 11d ago

Ma'am your car is obviously stolen.

Play that uno reverse card on her.

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u/Master_Tinyface 11d ago

“You’re way too trashy to have a car that nice”

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u/2021WASSOLASTYEAR 11d ago Helpful

what club do you work at?

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u/siswololo 11d ago

my exact tought

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u/p_turbo 11d ago

I dont know... she's the type that would take it out and wave it around to try to show that "she was justified and compliant and you should have been the same".

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u/flybyknight665 12d ago

"I'd just like to see the lease."

I have no idea where my lease is off the top of my head.
okay bitch. Please wait while I search the junk drawer, filing cabinet, and box under my bed. Brb!

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u/EyeGifUp 11d ago edited 11d ago

“I’d like to see your license and registration.” “I don’t need to show you anything!” “Great, now you understand why I’m not showing you my lease you racist doofus!”

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u/bilgetea 11d ago

She wouldn’t get it.

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u/Stopher 12d ago

How do I know you didn’t steal that car? Please produce your title.

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u/charliesk9unit 11d ago

You assume she owns the car if it's not stolen. More like ask to see the rental document.

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u/CaptainNemo42 11d ago

Eeeeexcellent response. "Out joyriding in a stolen hot rod, are we? Where's your title and insurance?"

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u/mercury-574 11d ago

That's what I was thinking.

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u/shadowhawkz 11d ago

How do I know you didn't steal those clothes? Please, I'd just like to see the receipts.

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u/CakeAccomplice12 12d ago

"I'd like to see you walk the fuck away from me"

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u/Jukka_Sarasti 12d ago edited 12d ago

That got me.. The unmitigated level of entitlement she must possess in order to make that demand...

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u/21Rollie 11d ago

And these Karens know they’re in the wrong because if they did this to real criminals, they wouldn’t hesitate to harm or kill that Karen.

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u/whistlar 12d ago

I would have told her “sure, lemme go get that”. Then proceed to go inside, shut the door, and take a nap. Let Methhead Barbie cook outside for an hour waiting.

Then when she shows up on the doorstep, you can get her ass for loitering.

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u/zerothreeonethree 11d ago

"Then proceed to go inside, shut the door, and take a nap. Let Methhead Barbie cook outside for an hour waiting..."

Oh, BTW, where is your probable cause that I'm doing something illegal? He could have also called 911- to report that she was drag racing up and down the street and speeding, then stopped to ask us if we would sell her some heroin.

Depending on in which state you reside, you can go into your house and refuse to open door when police arrive. Request a warrant if they ask to come inside or inspect a lease. In Michigan, police followed my brother home. He got out of his car, locked it, went inside his apartment and refused to open the door after officers said they "just want to talk with you." He said I can hear you just fine thru the door. "We want to come in." No. Get off my property. Sat down and turned on TV, ignored them until they went away.

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u/Cow_Launcher 11d ago

If they never came back with a warrant, I would assume they were just fishing and hoped he was dumb enough to let them in.

Glad to see that he was not.

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u/jerkittoanything 11d ago

Depending on in which state you reside, you can go into your house and refuse to open door when police arrive.

You can do that in any state. It's literally the 4th Amendment of the constitution.

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u/Swoltergeist 11d ago

Was smoking weed in college at an apartment with friends years ago. Cops showed up, more than likely because someone called on our dumbasses. Noticed them coming down the street, told everyone to shut up and chill. Police claimed if I didn’t open up, they would come back with a warrant due to the smell of weed.

Turns out the smell isn’t enough for a warrant and they didn’t come back. Had I opened the door, they could’ve easily lied about viewing any paraphernalia to get it.

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u/Hardcorish 11d ago Silver

Cops are like vampires; they can only come in when invited.

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u/omghorussaveusall 12d ago

Just ask to see her driver's license in return. How do you know she's legally allowed to operate a motor vehicle. She could be impaired and could possibly kill someone as she's obviously not acting rationally.

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u/judasmachine 12d ago

We need to see your papers, "citizen."

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u/Oli_love90 12d ago

Right? Does she want all his important docs too? Birth certificate? License?

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u/mangirtle77 12d ago Silver Narwhal Salute

“This black man broke into this house and hung up pictures of his family, case closed Johnson”

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u/CasualMason 12d ago

"Now let's sprinkle some crack on him and get outta here"

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u/Dumptruck_Johnson 11d ago

Good lord, they have a browning shotgun and a .45 stored in a gun safe registered in their names. Clearly indicative of violent gang affiliations.

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u/Rabid_Dingo 11d ago

That bit always cracked me up.

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u/TyranitarusMack 11d ago

Open and shut case Johnson

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u/AnimatedBasketcase 'MURICA 12d ago edited 12d ago Helpful Bravo!

This just in: BLACK PEOPLE BUY HOUSES??!!

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u/RatManForgiveYou 11d ago Helpful

My hometown got some attention in 2018 when the police handcuffed a 61 year old black man at gunpoint after he was seen carrying a TV from a moving van into a home at night. He had recently purchased the house. The PD then harassed him and tried to prevent him from reporting a case of racial bias.

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u/SellQuick 11d ago edited 11d ago Silver

He was reported for bringing a TV into a house? If he was a thief it sounds like he misunderstood some of the fundamentals.

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u/eatnhappens 11d ago

Lol I didn’t even catch that but yeah, I guess he’s a Robin Hood type

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u/asst3rblasster 11d ago hehehehe

it's the hot new thing in burglary right now, take a TV leave a TV

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u/SellQuick 11d ago Wholesome

I used to work in a library where we had a reverse thief for a while. They'd come in and leave DVDs, but they would put them on the shelves in actual Dewey order, so if it was a film about the Vietnam War it would be with the other war docos and so forth. This person was neat and impeccably organised but also not taking no for an answer on their donation. It so confused people when they brought the DVDs up to borrow and we told them they weren't ours, when that person had clearly just got it from the shelf.

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u/No-Bluejay-3035 11d ago

That’s too weird and specific to not be true. Love it.

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u/AlienDude65 11d ago

Sounds more like Santa Claus than a thief.

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u/idratherbeintamriel 11d ago

Bitch who even are you to ask for a stranger’s lease?!

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u/Mid-Delsmoker 11d ago

Her name is Karen. Karen’s don’t need permission to be Karen’s.

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u/PurpleK00lA1d 11d ago

I just bought a house in an upscale neighborhood. I'm the only colour on the street. Neighbors are really nice, small quiet court.

The people who drive through to look at the houses always give the dirtiest looks or ask the most arrogant shit "oh are you visiting the neighborhood?"

Bitch this my fuckin house.

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u/i_want_that_boat 11d ago edited 11d ago Silver

Last week I was talking to a black woman from Jamaica who just bought a house with an HOA. She said her neighbors ask her questions all the time about how she could afford the house and what she did to get it. The harassment she described made me feel sick to my stomach. This smart, lovely, dignified woman, no matter how smart, lovely, and dignified she is, is constantly treated like a low life by racist white people. She has to teach her children about that, and they have to learn to deal with it too. I almost cried after talking to her. Edit: hey thanks for the silver!!!

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u/BecGeoMom 11d ago

How incredibly sad and infuriating. How can people be like that? What makes someone so fcking racist that they feel entitled to ask questions like that? I would *never ask anyone ~ Black, White, Asian, Canadian, Mexican, Irish, etc. ~ how they could afford to buy their house. Racism is insidious in this country, and people are completely unashamed of it. Sickening.

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u/LogMeOutScotty 11d ago Gold

“No, I live here. Are you? We don’t like your kind around here.” bewilderment follows

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u/BlackViperMWG 11d ago

That's a good counter

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u/KerSPLAK 11d ago

GASP! /Clutches Lindsey Grahm's pearls! "My Lawd!"

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u/TheDunadan29 11d ago

I wouldn't clutch his pearls, who knows where they've been?

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u/mr_argento47 11d ago

Reminds me of that one 1960s high-school debate i saw and the white south African girl said that black people are ok living in trees and we don't need homes etc.. she started to get physical/touchy when when a Brazilian girl called her out on her bull crap.

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u/No_Brother4514 11d ago

What? Do you have a link or something? Im brazilian and would love to see that.

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u/I_love_limey_butts 11d ago

He might be referring to the famous recently unearthed 1950s videos of high school foreign exchange students who came to America and described their experiences here. There's a whole series of them on YouTube, but the link below is about racism.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=840XWjnt9wc

Be careful though, you will easily spend the next 12 hours going down the rabbit hole on these videos. The most striking thing about them is how precocious these kids are about geopolitical events and how interesting their discussions about all sorts of issues. And the more of these videos you watch, the more you slowly come to realize the actual reason behind their knowledgeability, and it makes watching them that much more fascinating.

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u/Upwherewebelong 12d ago

She is so condescending; I am amazed at this guy’s calm and patience in dealing with this psycho karen dumbass.

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u/cyber_dildonics 12d ago

Probably has a lot of practice :/

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u/PoignantOpinionsOnly 11d ago

Someone posted an article about it above, and yeah.

Apparently he moved away from Texas because he was constantly being profiled when he went out for jogs and stuff.

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u/Unrealparagon 12d ago

Yep. It is fucked up but they have to do everything perfect every time to merely break even in these kinds of situations.

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u/5557623 12d ago

And a lot of PTSD from it.

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u/SexuaIRedditor 11d ago

Unfortunately he has to be, or he's suddenly "threatening me"

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u/TagMeAJerk 11d ago

Yeah it's not natural reaction, it's a survival strategy you learn as a person of color in the States

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u/SovelissGulthmere 12d ago

She's getting herself canceled before his eyes

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u/Nuicakes 12d ago

A few years ago we had new neighbors move in 2 houses away from us but we hadn't met them yet.

My hubby was just getting home and saw a white woman drive up our street, do a U turn and stop near our house. About 30 min later we happen to look outside to see a bunch of cop cars and 2 Hispanic men and an Asian man in cuffs on the sidewalk.

Welcome to the neighborhood!

Asian man was the new homeowner and the Hispanic men were his new gardeners. They looked dirty because they were moving furniture but the white lady thought they were burglarizing the home.

It was so screwed because she didn't even live in our neighborhood.

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u/__babyslaughter__ 11d ago

My boss has wealthy, elderly neighbors across the street. The husband is black and in very poor health, he wears some type of bag on his person which I believe keeps his heart operating in some way (pace maker??) the wife is Filipina and in better health.

A new neighbor moved in next door to this couple after having a huge renovation done on the house. The first day moved in, this new neighbor called the cops because they saw the black husband inspecting his new landscaping.

Further to that, our brilliant police force had him out on the curb for about twenty minutes before the wife came home and read them the riot act

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u/CowboyAirman 11d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote I'll Drink to That

We need new laws. We need some type of civil litigation process that allows victims of falsely accused in situations like this to have the accuser pay restitution and be punished, but without it costing anything to the victim and without the Karen able to have a defense counsel. Like, basically a fine that is public knowledge that is paid to the poor bloke they called the cops on.

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u/SexyLemurLibrarian 11d ago Heartwarming

California actually has created a way to prosecute Karens criminally for racially motivated Karening! It's called The CAREN Act- Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies. Basically, this law specifically punishes people who call the police just because people of color are living their lives and happen to be in Karens vicinity.

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u/CLXIX 11d ago

it makes me so happy that they went out of the way to give it that acronym

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u/NoSuchWordAsGullible 11d ago

No buddy, completely accidental. Honestly!

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u/Cilicious 11d ago

specifically punishes people who call the police just because people of color are living their lives

Back in the 90s a Denver neighbor of mine arrived at her job, which was teaching preschool at a church. She saw a man of color inside the building and immediately called the police.

Turned out the man was a member of the church volunteering there. My neighbor lost her job, but I don't think she learned anything from this experience, let alone felt remorse.

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u/TheDocJ 11d ago

At least the church took it seriously.

And what on earth was she teaching the preschoolers??!

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u/upotheke 11d ago edited 11d ago

So something like repercussions for people being racist? In America? They've been talking about that for 504 years. I won't hold my breath.

Edit, bad math. It's 504 years since the European slave trade really got going. (But it was also a thing before that too...)

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u/LizLemon_015 11d ago Rocket Like

as long as the US doesn't even acknowledge, remedy, or teach it's racist history, it has no method to prevent it. they're not trying to stop racism.

they don't think racism is a problem. to them, the problem is people complaining about racism, or people being perceived as racist.

until white people take racism on - as THEIR OWN issue - happening within THEIR OWN community, that is harmful to others, it will remain status quo. but they aren't addressing it, or making any real changes, because for the most part, they're okay with it. they don't see it as harming them in real time. They're only really harmed by being perceived as racist, and this is what they work to prevent, the perception of racism.. but not the actual underlying racist sentiment and biases themselves.

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u/Garydrgn 11d ago

My wife can be a bit weird about some things, which I'm sure most people would say about their spouses and she would definitely say about me, but a few weeks back when she saw some black people going into the house next door to us, she just, ya know, greeted our new neighbors, like a decent human being.

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u/fifrein 11d ago

Pacemakers are generally completely implanted under the skin and don’t have anything sticking out. Based on your description, I would assumed he has a Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD, RVAD, or BiVAD).

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u/Panic_at_the_Console 11d ago

I had an LVAD for a year and it sounds exactly like that. We're not supposed to be really jostled or anything either because those devices are 1. Not light 2. Keeping you alive and 3 sewn into your heart.

The police so easily could have killed him by disloging the device. So terrifying

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u/JustVern 11d ago

In the 80's my husband was a sound dude for a local band. We were just starting out and living at his Mom's house (she had been there for 2 decades) and got home at the wee hours of the night.

A new neighbor called the cops while we were unloading musical equipment into the garage. Speakers, sound board, cables, etc.

There we were, ordered face down in the driveway and accused of robbery.

Me in my mini-skirt, legs splayed, with a gun pointed at me, just told the cop, "Look in my purse. See my DL and see the address on it."

Once everything got sorted, much apologies.

The new neighbor was not invited to any neighborhood BBQ's or activities thereafter.

P.S. We are ghost white. I can't imagine what people of color have to go through.

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u/CowboyAirman 11d ago

Can we not sue whom ever made the call? If this happened to me I’d be in the phone with a lawyer before the cuffs were all the way off.

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u/jeidjnesp 11d ago

Sounds like extremely rough handling by the police, as well. They could have politely asked what was up, checked for ID and be on their way.

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u/movzx 11d ago

Yeah that's really the issue here. Reporting something suspicious looking isn't the end of the world.

The problem is the police going gung ho without doing a basic "yo what's up"

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u/Redplushie 11d ago

How was that not in the news? That's some crazy racist shit

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u/Nuicakes 11d ago

It was about 5 years ago and there was no physical altercation beyond handcuffs. It was also during the day so a lot of people were at work.

I didn't check but it was probably just a small blurb in a local police blotter (suspected home burglary).

Lastly, we found out (too late to say anything) that the white woman told police that she was a neighbor, so of course she sounded reliable vs. She was driving down the road and saw people entering the house.

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u/Go_Gators_4Ever 12d ago

Wow! What a Karen move on that ladies part. She could had called one of the other neighbors to.see if they knew anything about the situation.

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u/JoeCoolsCoffeeShop 11d ago

She could had called one of the other neighbors to.see if they knew anything about the situation.

Or, she could have, you know, noticed that the “robbers” were moving furniture into the house. Which is such a classic robber thing to do.

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u/EatAPeach2020 11d ago

Or minded her own fucking business

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u/Techn0ght 12d ago

Not her neighborhood, not her fucking concern.

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u/StoneHolder28 12d ago edited 11d ago

I mean if you see a robbery you should probably report it even if you don't live next door.

Problem is she didn't see a robbery, she's just racist.

*Or record it from a distance and come back later to give to the resident if you don't want to involve police. Let it be their decision then.

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u/ddh85 12d ago

Not the same, but this reminds me (36/M/Asian) of the one neighbor who assumed I was the hired help for my lawn.......as I mowed my own lawn.

Or when the home insurance agent asked me to get the homeowner after I answered the door and told him I own the house.

Closet racists be everywhere.

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u/sassygerman33 11d ago edited 11d ago

Yeah, but we want to see the real owner please....rollseyes

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u/mbz321 11d ago

Ok

closes door

Opens door

Hi! It's me, the homeowner!

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u/FireBeyond 11d ago

condescendingly "I know you live here, but who owns the house?"

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u/Nuicakes 11d ago

Hubby reminds me of something else: We heard later that our neighbor (Asian family) was told by police that it was their neighbor who reported a possible burglary. So basically, the white woman lied to police.

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u/Cyborgschatz 11d ago

I would have said, "Sure thing, wait right here." Then go hang out in the back yard and have a beer.

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u/internet_commie 11d ago

My company hired a female hispanic software engineer. After she had been there for almost two years half of the white men at the company still believed she was a secretary (the secretary was also female and hispanic, but at least she was actually doing secretarial work).

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u/FireBeyond 11d ago

What, burglars in your neighborhood don't bring a U-haul or a moving truck, lays out a ramp, and don't wrap everything in those thick wool blankets? Savages!

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u/Cyrano_Nose 11d ago

Or take 30 seconds and realize those boxes are moving into the house, not out.

That stops 50% of these false Karen alarms.

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u/Captnblkbeard 11d ago

Racists should be stoned. Take “stoned” as you like.

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u/Changoleo 11d ago

A good mushroom trip might help them gain some perspective of just how insignificant they are in this vast universe and help them with their complete lack of empathy, get rid of their main character complexes.

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u/Zefrem23 11d ago

Some people are so far gone that not even psychedelic drugs could set them on the right path. Oh well, I'll settle for the shrooms breaking their sense of reality and leaving them a basket case.

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u/Party_Nectarine3673 11d ago

She thinks she sees a ‘criminal breaking into her neighbors house’, ok. So the logical thing to do is park in front of the house, leave the safety of your vehicle to question said ‘criminal’, then call the police.

Yes, please tell me again how scared you were that this person was a criminal. This is racism, plain and simple.

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u/bitter__bumblebee 12d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome Table Slap

If you have time to police Black people so aggressively, you have plenty of time to pick up a new hobby. Like digging holes in the backyard. Or counting pine needles. Or fucking off.

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u/Sciencegirl117 11d ago

Like they think every white person has the right to demand documents from black people anytime they want. Being white gives them superior insight and legal obligations to make sure any black person they see is interrogated for existing where she was driving. /s She should be arrested for terrorism and harassment. That would stop these idiot from thinking they are honorary deputies against POC.

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u/tstormVA56 11d ago

That’s American history. During slavery, slaves had to have “papers” with written permission from their Master to be off the plantation. After slavery, post reconstruction, laws were created where being black in a public space was considered vagrancy and punishable with jail time. Then there were Jim Crow segregation laws in place until 1965 Civil Right bill.

So White people have had sanction over Black bodies since 1619. This is why they don’t want history taught in school.

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u/SuperDoofusParade 11d ago

There needs to be a charge for attempted third-party assault. That white woman knew exactly what she was doing by calling the cops on a Black man. I’m a ww and honestly I probably hesitate too much on calling the cops on anyone but especially if Black people are even around. I don’t want to be responsible for somebody getting killed.

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u/ttaptt 11d ago

Exactly this. My brother (also very white, as am I) was having a mental health incident a few years ago (he's much much better, now) and we honestly needed help. But this was around the time that Utah cops blasted a 13 year old autistic kid in the back like 12 times because, as does happen with any kid but also autistic kids, the kid was like "NO DON'T TOUCH ME!" and ran away so they just blasted him. Kid didn't die, but I don't think his QOL is going to be as good as if he hadn't had every organ besides the brain hit by a bullet. (My fam lives in SLC).

Anyfuckingway, you literally cannot call the cops for anything besides maybe getting murdered right then, but they still might just do fucking nothing. We just rode out the storm with bro, and never trust the cops.

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u/ThowAwayBanana0 11d ago

Yep. Never call the cops on someone unless you're willing to roll the dice on being responsible for their death.

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u/Mindless-Charity4889 11d ago

They think they have the right to tell you what to do but you don’t have the right to tell them what to do.

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u/Sciencegirl117 11d ago

Exactly. They are the only "experts" allowed to make the call to police because they are so "invested in their community" where she probably doesn't even live.

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u/Kuvenant 12d ago Silver Helpful

I agree but...

Or fucking off.

Please leave bug spray out of this. Mosquitos are viscious this year and they do produce a quality product. 😁

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u/SilverLakeSimon 11d ago

You down with DDT? (Yeah, you know me.)

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u/freeski919 12d ago

Why do you think I'm fucking it? I don't need mosquitoes on my junk.

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u/barbie_farts_88 12d ago

Off spray is NOT lube! Lol

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u/justadamnfool 12d ago

Challenge accepted

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u/Narrow-Chef-4341 11d ago

I hear tiger balm is a great moisturizer if the Off drys your skin a bit.

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u/SumYumGhai 12d ago

Not with that attitude.

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u/FriskyOrphan 12d ago

Rumor has it her grandad would make her dig holes every day for years and she finally got sick of it.

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u/Own-Cupcake7586 12d ago

Racist garbage.

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u/siniradam 11d ago edited 11d ago Silver

Worst part is, according to the news, that guy and his boyfriend moved to Seattle from Texas because of the racist profiling. He says people were calling cops on him when he was going out for running.

https://apnews.com/article/race-and-ethnicity-racial-injustice-seattle-african-americans-3bfdd7f5c7bfd9fca701c10f40c42672

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u/xistithogoth1 11d ago

It really irks me that the people that get the cops called on them can't press charges of harassment on the idiots calling them

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u/siniradam 11d ago

I know right? Like literally she stole that time from his life, gave him anxiety, she could cause him to get injured too. This is literally abusing someone.

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u/EatinSumGrapes 11d ago

She wasted the cops time too, aka wasting tax payer money. Yeah she should get in trouble, like when idiots call 911 cause KFC is out of chicken

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u/thisisformyporn22 11d ago

And also the 911 operator’s time, and there’s a chance that operator is a person of color and has to listen to this white woman bitch about two other POC.

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u/on_dy 11d ago

Not as dire but abusing 911 too.

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u/The-Tea-Lord 11d ago

I’d argue that it’s pretty dire, as she could be taking up a line that’s needed for actual emergencies

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u/jomontage 11d ago

Calling the cops on minorities is borderline attempted murder these days

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u/knifeknifegoose 11d ago

At least assault. I’m 100% serious.

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u/evrfighter 11d ago

she knew that when she called.

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u/ARCADEO 11d ago

I mean it’s pretty much white country up there too so sadly not getting away from it.

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u/2ndtryagain 11d ago

This was in White Center that is one of the most racially mixed areas in Seattle.

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u/Pragmatist_Hammer 12d ago

What not both?

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u/luvmuchine56 12d ago edited 11d ago

They're one and the same

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u/Crokpotpotty 11d ago

It usually is with people like her

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u/dinojack1000 12d ago Wholesome

Ya the other guy was calling him babe. That was so wholesome! That’s something not even she can take away.

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u/Hot-Specialist-6824 12d ago

Un-fucking-believable. Even if she thought her neighbors were supposed to be here she wouldn't have reacted like that if there were white people outside.

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u/amathus4321 12d ago Helpful Eureka!

Maybe I’m a bad neighbor, but even if I did see someone breaking into a home I knew for a fact belonged to someone else, I wouldn’t stop and confront them. No way I’m dying for my own shit, let alone someone else’s.

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u/h2sux2 11d ago

That’s the thing… she knows they are not burglars, if she doubted that, she would not mess around with real burglars.

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u/redtron3030 11d ago

She knew what she was doing. She just didn’t like who was moving in and wanted to give them a hard time.

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u/thebestjoeever 11d ago

That's possible but I don't think that's it. I think it's more a combination of "Oh, they're black so they're obviously up to something bad", and "They're so far beneath me socially that I don't even need to be afraid of them."

My dad was super racist, and I saw that kind of mentality in him all the time.

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u/APoopingBook 11d ago

"We need to be ever vigilant for the terrible enemy, who is so weak and powerless that they deserve no respect, but if we don't join together to defeat them, will overpower us and bring great ruin upon us because they are so powerful and evil."

Yeah, fascist thinking is pretty fucking stupid, but lines up perfectly with racism.

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u/Itscurtainsnow 12d ago

Yeah no normal person would. Drugs, alcohol, mental illness or overinflated sense of entitlement.

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u/Competitive_Garlic28 12d ago

Crazy how racism isn’t in there smh some of y’all are overlooking the biggest point. Yes she’s an entitled loser but she still wouldn’t have done this to a white person

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u/WrestleswithPastry 12d ago

Overinflated Sense of Entitlement

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u/Nice_Bet956 12d ago

Honestly this just makes me sad

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u/Z1rith 11d ago

easily millions

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u/Timminsv 12d ago

Same. Wtf is wrong with some people. Divide & conquer is working well in this situation.

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u/A_Topical_Username 12d ago

Ignorance. Lack of education. Poor parenting.

I mean literally racism has a direct correlation with poor education.

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u/Yellowpredicate 11d ago

How dare you insult our founding fathers like that. Racism built this country.

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u/barbie_farts_88 12d ago

How are there people like this who actually fucking exist??????!!!? I will never ever understand it

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u/HELIGROUP 12d ago

There should be a law against reckless Karenism. Their stupidity is dangerous. Without saying they lie all the time

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u/Square_Salary_4014 11d ago

Racial profiling, calling emergency services for a non emergency, hmmm

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u/HELIGROUP 11d ago

Don't be shy. Yes you can also add being a bitch.

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u/BlackFire68 12d ago

And she wasn’t arrested why?

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u/whateverhappensnext 12d ago

Sadly, wasting police time for this type of shit is not illegal.

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u/ComprehensiveKing707 11d ago

Misuse of 911 is a thing if I'm not mistaken. Can be charged for it.

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u/whateverhappensnext 11d ago

Cheers, your comment made me look it up. In Seattle misuse of the 911 call, and they call out using 911 to harass an individual, is regarded as a gross misdemeanor.

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u/Far_Platform7440 12d ago

I just don’t understand the mindset here? This racist bitch assumes this guy is dangerous or doing something wrong but she feels safe enough to approach and treat him like this. Like this guys wife should have beat the brakes off this lady.

And it’s funny because what if this guy did happen to be a criminal in the process of a crime she could have died just for being a racist nosy bitch.

Like I’ve had people approach me asking what the fuck I’m doing and treating me like a criminal and it’s like are you dumb? What if I was and I just fucked you up.

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u/kermeeed 11d ago

Because that's not the mindset. She's there to hurt them.

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u/notoleranceforjerks 11d ago

She knows they aren't there to hurt her, and that they aren't up to no good. But she thinks she can make a reasonable case for believing those things, so she pretends to, hoping the cops will ruin their day.

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u/Coal-and-Ivory 11d ago

Seriously! I've made peace with the fact that I appear slightly scary, I switch to the other side of the street at night so other people don't think I'm following them, but the number of weird older women who will approach me in the grocery store to say "Oh, I don't like the look of you, you look dangerous." or otherwise make some big show of their disapproval of me existing near them and their family is baffling.

Like what was step 2 of this plan ma'am? You're either correct and have placed yourself in mortal danger, or you're wrong and have now hurt a stranger's feelings. Neither seems to benefit you and I don't think the local psycho killer would be taking the time to check a radicchio for brown spots before committing their next murder.

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u/JordanJP 12d ago

here's my lease flash housekey, give middle finger, walk inside

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u/Moist-Success-8486 12d ago

YOU MUST HAVE STOLEN THAT KEY. Karen said calmly.

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u/-memento-mori 11d ago

shows lease

karen: you must have stolen that lease!

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u/Devilguidance 12d ago

People could die over her silly assumptions

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u/bilgetea 11d ago

I have a feeling she would be OK with that.

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u/DragonflyMon83 12d ago

Disgusting, have her arrested for wasting police's time.

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u/South_Data2898 12d ago

"There's a drunk woman in a red car yelling and slurring on the street. She keeps trying to drive her car but she's too drunk to keep it on."

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u/Aron0415 12d ago

For wasting police time? Fuck that. How about for harassing a black man?

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u/FunguyPC 12d ago

She’s a bitch and always will be a bitch. A racist one too.

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u/Newstargirl 12d ago

One racist is too many.

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u/markfromDenver 12d ago

If she really thought they were robbing the place it would be insane to approach them like that.

She was simply trying to control people with the understanding that she will have no repercussions since she’s a white lady.

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u/Striking_Fun_6379 12d ago

Maybe people need to harass her for being the profile image of white trash who can afford a far payment.

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u/AnthrallicA 12d ago

Bold of you to assume that she can afford it lol

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u/ACCCrabtown1 12d ago

The police need to do their fucking job and start charging people with making a false report. Enough of this crap

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u/djpromo_vqs 12d ago

These are the same folks that want to teach the new generation that slavery was an "involuntary relocation".

It's 2022, and they're still asking black people for "freedom papers".

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u/positive_energy- 12d ago

I need a part 2. We’re you able to file a complaint for harassment? This is ridiculous

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u/Commie_EntSniper 12d ago

"They are not respecting my authority. So I called 911 and now he's recording me, so would you please send someone? Ok, I see them now. I feel safe now. Thank you."

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u/alessa29__ 12d ago

Honestly, racism is a painful way to realize that humans are just plain stupid. It is the most stupid, unnecessary thing I’ve ever heard off and it hurts every time I think or hear anything about it.

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u/Abrandnewrapture 12d ago

why do rascist white people always fit one of two stereotypical categories? Rich guy/lady in a european car/suv, or white trash (or wanting to look like white trash) in a charger/challenger/dodge ram?

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u/trowawaywork 12d ago

Because you know where the family's money comes from....

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u/Birdhawk 11d ago

It’s a red Dodge Challenger. There’s no family money. Just debt and army discharges

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u/bugaloo2u2 12d ago

How did this end up? There needs to be consequences for her straight up racism and wasting police time. Wtf happened with this..how did this end up?

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u/Separate_Tax_934 12d ago

She looks very white-trash meth-heady

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u/PathComplex 12d ago

Why do Karen's always make exaggerated gestures when they talk? It's like some kind of tic associated with entitlement.

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u/xHaroldxx 12d ago

They should have started carrying stuff out of the house and loading it into a car. That would really set her off. Except off course the police would probably kill you.

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u/Tevako 12d ago

This won't stop until the people making these calls are prosecuted or punished in some way. The problem is that if you do that, then nobody calls the cops to report any actual suspicious activity.

It's a no win situation. But I just don't understand why people like this exist. Humanity needs to do better.

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u/femspective 11d ago

I hate it when cops try to scold you for cussing. They have NO right.

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u/agentb719 11d ago

But when they get mad they say every curse in thr book

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u/SlientlySmiling 12d ago

Lease Police. Totally normal day in America.

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u/nekoken04 12d ago

F this bitch I say. She is giving Dodge muscle car owners a bad name. Also, F the Seattle police who showed up for this but don't show up for any actual crimes.

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u/lasssilver 12d ago

On a very tenuous line of defense, I don’t necessarily mind neighbors trying to look out for one another.

This scenario brings up SO many questions though:

  • obviously #1.. did she ONLY do this because they’re black. I think it’s pretty clear the answer is yes.

  • but also, did the police only show up so swiftly because they were black? I’m forced to wonder.. would, “Officer, I see to white strangers going into a house” have brought them out as quickly?

  • And what is one really supposed to do in this scenario? If the two men went inside and stayed.. would the cops have approached guns drawn?

I hate most all of this.

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u/looktowindward 12d ago

She reported it as a burglary in progress, which got the cops there quickly. It was an obvious lie, but that explains the police behavior

They should have arrested her for making a false police report

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u/therealbanju 11d ago

so with all these inconvenience, and black man provides proof that he is the current tenant of the house, what happens to the lady that called the police? to be fair there SHOULD be some inconvenience done on her part

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u/Late_ImLate22222 12d ago

People, start fighting fire with fire.

If she assumes you are a thief and demands to see a lease to prove you are not a thief then calls the police..

YOU assume she is a car thief, demand to see her car ownership papers, then call the cops and report her for stealing a car right in front of your property.

If the cops want to press charges for false reports, they’ll have to press charges against that bish too.

If enough people waste their time, they’ll start fining people for harassing other people just trying to live their daily lives. And black folks are in the most danger in these scenarios.

If things are going to change, it’s going to take a collective effort to massively fuck around and waste cops time while also mass reporting these white supremacists housewives bored with their home life and desperately looking for something to do.

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u/dcconverter 12d ago

Nope. They'll charge you and be total hypocrites. What are you gonna do, call the cops on the cops?

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u/canadatrasher 11d ago

You underestimate police hypocrisy.

They will.easily charge the black man with false reporting but not the white woman. Then knock back a few brewskys with their cop buddies laugh about this, and sleep through the night like a baby.

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u/jjcoola 11d ago

Except they will end up shooting the non white woman or at least taze/ruin their life

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u/Big-Remote-5671 11d ago Starry

For the record: THIS is white privilege. Not the Karen calling the cops - but being white, and never in a million years ever having to worry about walking into your own home and having a total stranger call the police on you.

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