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Vee • 7 years ago


You people are vile! Vile, despicable, and PROBABLY REALLY RACIST. Someone should lock this goddamn thread before you all open a rift to Hell.

Imam Ali • 7 years ago

I wonder what really happened in this case - it is written by someone with an agenda to make it appear as more racist than it was ....if there was racism that has been expanded and if racism wasn't a reason or at least not the major factor behind this it has been made to sound as if it was the only thing that was involved. As the father of a mixed race daughter and the uncle of another one I really dislike racism perceived to be a part of our every day life

kid • 7 years ago

well in one picture he has a hoodie , in another a ear ring , in a third picture a oversized hat . looks like a gangbanger to me.

Jim • 7 years ago

WOW, one innocent black man gets arrested cause the other 99.99999% bad black males made the other .000001% look bad

KSchneider • 7 years ago

I think this would be a wonderful opportunity to pause for a moment and give thanks for the great contributions of the Black community to our society. Their peaceful and generous nature make them ideal neighbors, lending testimony to their dedication to exceptional civic values, stable traditional families, parenting skills unrivaled by any other culture and their unflagging pride in maintaining exemplary clean, neat and orderly homes. Their commitment to academic excellence enriches our schools and serves as an example to all who hope to achieve prominence as a people.

Property values are boosted and energized by the entry of African Americans into an area thanks to the caring and sincere respect they show for these communities, their absolute dedication to lives of law abiding peaceful neighborliness, and the examples of all they have achieved through their enthusiasm for self improvement by hard work and a self-reliant, can-do culture of integrity and honor. Without their industrious and creative drive, we would be poorer as a nation.

Guest • 7 years ago

You know Karl, I have to agree with you. Now don't forget their contribution to clothing styles and their genius at exhibiting underwear as an alternative outer wear. Oh and we must honor their stupendous contributions of "capone" rap and that glorious life style of the cessation of human bodily functions and their girls of dubious night work. It also very hard to keep track of transactions, measures of quantity, street employess and financial doings. Yes, I believe Martin Luther would be very proud of what has been accomplished in just a short 50 years. Keep up the good work you fine people of color.

Luweewu • 7 years ago

Wow. It sure seems like everyone is drawing conclusions without ANY FACTS. Like WHY did the store call the cops on this guy in the first place? Because of his card? Was the card rejected? If they thought the kid was passing a fake card they would have refused the transaction. Was the sales person White? We all know White people are the only ones who can be racist. What if he was Hispanic, Jewish, Pakistani? What if a Black managed the store? Oh my God,
maybe he was a "White Hispanic" just like this kid is probably a "White African-American". It's becoming too complicated now days to be a racist unless, of course, you're Black. Then it's easy.

I think these things happen to African Americans because they don't cry racism enough. The squeaky fromme gets the oil.

Insanity • 7 years ago

I think you're being a bit naive in this article. The police were wrong, obviously. The kid has a good case against them, as he should pursue it. But do you really think barney's really told him the card was fake, AFTER he used it and the transaction went through. then they let him leave with the merchandise? Come on, the kid is embelishing so that he can sue the store (they are worth more than the police).

Guest • 7 years ago

I just wonder if Eve, this so called "reporter" ever even talked to the Police or store personnel. I seriously doubt it. The truth usually always spoils a good "racism" story. I've said it before and I guess I'll say it again for the 10,000th time: this GD race sees racism in a white sheet of typing paper.

Guest • 7 years ago

So tired of having to repeat this:
Sorry, but the so called "profiling" is not picked out of thin air. It is called systematic theft. Whether you like it or not, blacks commit more crime based on percentages. Sorry, but it's true. In the small city where I live, for example, blacks commit 52% of the shop lifting offenses in the city. This is a stat I personally put together from computer data. It is especially bad when you consider that blacks make up only 10% of the population in this parish. In New Orleans, blacks commit 96% of the murders, 95% of the carjackings. This isn't pulled out of the air, this IS FACT. Blacks commit 70% of the credit card fraud in this parish. This is not an isolated parish. This is happening all over the country. Now you want to whine like little bitches when you're watched closely in expensive transactions. This is YOUR fault, brought on by your own people who live a life of entitlement and grossly mistaken premise that you're owed something for an institution from almost 200 years ago. I for one will watch you closely in everything you do, because I have absolutely no fear of you or your Nazi techniques to throw the blame elsewhere instead of where it belongs. You have adopted the thug, gangsta mentality, so live with it or change it. Maybe your race should work on a positive image and these things wouldn't happen. Here's something you should remember: "It's not the color of your skin, it's the way you act".

Now go ahead and do what you always do when you have no intelligent argument- call me a racist and bigot. Got news for you, doesn't work on me.

sapper740 • 7 years ago

I'll withhold judgment until all the facts are out. Anyone else remember the Lesbian waitress Morales who faked the note on the bill ?

Dan Wilson • 7 years ago

Many comments here are based on only half the story, until the store and officers releases their half there is no way to tell who is telling the truth.

The belt company really did the situation a disservice by determining guilt and innocence that was not theirs to determine.

Jeff R • 7 years ago

There is more to the story. This African punk was just looking to play the legal lottery.

Ken Camerro • 7 years ago

What the hell kind of name is "Trayon"?My goodness.

Clevon Stepinfetchit • 7 years ago

Well.... Nigs gonna nig.....

whitey • 7 years ago

Shop elsewhere, cops are assholes, at least 99% are. Oh and dress like a fukin adult and you won't catch so much shit. Dress like a thug, get treated like one. Dress like a whore, get treated like one. Dress like a homo, get treated like one. Dress like a rich guy, get robbed. Life is full of unfair stereotypes, suck it up. I would probably sue that store and at least get that clerk fired.

felix1999 • 7 years ago

This is so outrageous that something is FISHY.

I don't believe we are getting BOTH sides of the story. Just like the trayvon Martin case, we didn't get BOTH sides of the story. The LEFT spun it as "racism" and it was not. I suspect the same is true here. Notice how only the BLACK kid's side is being told.

scanner101 • 7 years ago

I believe there's a conflict of interest in using police as store detectives. The law cannot be hired or paid for. The store could hire off duty police as security, yes, but their duties should end at the sidewalk, nor should they be transporting suspects to the precinct. They should instead call the police, who are a neutral party, who can then gather facts and decide whether an arrest is warranted. Store detectives are being paid directly by the store so are incentivised to act in the store's interest, not the public's interest. There's a difference.

Darryn James • 7 years ago

i am white and a black security guard stopped me 100 yards outside of rite-aid saying a cashier said i didnt pay for something, yet the cashier is the one who bagged my stuff. so was this black, undercover security guard doing his job or just bullying a white guy who goes to riteaid almost every single day? and p.s.. when he stopped me he couldnt even provide ID, when u give people power they abuse it, but lets face it, this dude looks guilty, i looked like a good customer. i dont even think the cashier talked to him, he just wanted to harass a white guy cause he had the chance. obama wants all blacks to harass and play the knockout game till all white americans r gone, just like oprah says.

Rite-on man. One time a black security guard stopped me for "stealing" a pair of gym shorts from Sport Chalet across from the Beverly Center and refused to come in the dressing room with me so I could show him I didn't have them. He FINALLY gave up and let me go. I filed a complaint, did anything happen... of course not AND prior to this incident 2 cops had to stop a heavy set young black gal who was kicking, screaming, howling and knocking down racks when a white security guard wouldn't let her leave.after she was accused of shoplifting. Good grief.

adjective: howling
producing a long, loud, doleful cry or wailing sound.
filled with or characterized by howling.
extreme; great.
"the meal was a howling success"

I was NOT being racist when I said howling so DON'T say I was or I'll cry.

Phoenix07 • 7 years ago

Sounds like he ought to sue the city.

Desmond • 7 years ago

You pretending all White Store owners are racist is racist.

MegaCandy Man • 7 years ago

Someone just won the /\/igger lottery. 30,000+ White women are raped in the US by Blacks every year (check FBI crime statistics before denying this) but all those cases combined won't get the attention this whining picaninny does.

Jim • 7 years ago

Probably drug cash. LOL.

disqus_ZsmDHbsJLs • 7 years ago

What, this happen in America? YOu mean to tell me no one is going to bash this guy for playing the race card because he want to talk about how he was treated based on race? I am shocked. NOT. Good for you Trayon. I get sick and tired of some people wanting to generalize people of color. It is amazing how a white person can go in a store and steal and the next white person will not targeted (and he/she should NOT be targeted); however when it comes to people of color, some people want to judge all people of color the same. In stores like this, you will be surprise to know who is stealing the most from these stores (And it is not blacks).

Guest • 7 years ago

ya know you're right, I didn't get arrested for shoplifting 3 times in NJ and once in CA (currently in court) because I'm white

Guest • 7 years ago

a clean cut preppy looking white fella I might add and NO I'm not tupid.

you're lying to make a point...I see right through you you silly goose

Guest • 7 years ago

well I did get arrested once when I was 'bout 11 for stealing a Snoopy comic book when I grew tired of waiting for my pal who would NOT leave the local pharmacy until he "hocked" a pack of cigs that were displayed next to the cash register

I rode the elevator with a black guy today and didn't get down on my knees and kiss his azz... just like that white gal didn't do for the big "O" at that handbag shop in Zurich (where 95% of the African Swiss are well known to be millionaire bankers from Africa or their kin folk, btw).

Guest • 7 years ago

About the answer I would expect from a racist black.

Oh, sure, yeah Trayon looks like a hard devious criminal who was out to rip off Braney's with a fake ID. Yeah right, they racially profiled him, sure. And if he was white... who give's a Fack. And oh, BTW, there are no rich African Americans in NYC. It's actually becoming quite comical. hee hee
I am Trayon. Is that the latest complaint goin' round? OMGawd it is, isn't it?

Guest • 7 years ago

I....................... don't quite know how to take someone who has a toilet deodorizer in his mouth...................................... Those aren't breath mints.

How DARE! you.

ndk13 • 8 years ago

He looks guilty to me !

sharkfeeder • 8 years ago

A while back some of the NY tabloid papers tried to get more advertising revenue by soliciting upscale department stores. One store was quoted as saying, "Sorry, but your readers are our shoplifters." This is Barney's (and others, because they're not the only one) way of saying "we don't want you in our stores, even if you have the money."

swagkid2000 • 8 years ago

I already commented on this in a very serious fashion on another site, so here, I think
I'll be a little more light hearted and try to have a sense of humor about this atrocity.
Trayon, do what Victor Newman would do on "The Young and The Restless"!
When you cash out your well deserved settlement with this uppity outfit, buy the store,
fire the management, and then take over with a much more progressive outlook in how
customers should be treated. Lol.

Ishkabibble • 7 years ago

Indeed. I also use soap operas as my guide toward righting injustices.

MammaSweetpea • 8 years ago

An even better happy ending: he graduates from college, goes on to make smart investments, earns enough to buy Barneys.

Ishkabibble • 7 years ago

uhhh, I'll take "the under" on that happening.

Guest • 7 years ago

Oh, I seriously doubt that :).


MammaSweetpea • 8 years ago

My husband and I have given my son a heads up about what to expect when he goes to stores with friends. My son babysits, saves his money and likes to by game cards for his WII. No harm, no foul. Nothing fancy. But I don't think it would take much for some a$$ like someone at Barneys to question my son just because he's a young black kid.

Guest • 7 years ago

With one out of three young black males either are on parole, have served their time, are awaiting trial or have been arrested, I just can't understand why they would be watched. The good hard working blacks, like your son and you, should be outraged by the antics of your race, but yet you say nothing about that. You only blame it on someone else. UNTIL YOU TAKE RESPONSIBILITY for yourselves, it is NEVER going to change (WRITE THAT DOWN)!!!!!!!!!!!!

mike austin • 7 years ago

You are perpetuating the racism.

EquityTryce • 8 years ago

Shopping While Black has gotten better for me over the years. However, I also make a conscious effort to dress up when I go shopping and I'm willing to bet that has something to do with it fortunately/unfortunately. If I go in a t-shirt, sneakers and jeans, I'm apt to be stopped or followed sad but true. Dress like I do for the law office though and I get left alone. Sad but true. I say sad because I should not have to dress up in fancy clothes to be able to buy fancy clothes. When I feel like I'm being targeted, I just privately vow never to shop at that particular store again.

Cyrus2 • 7 years ago

Why do you people persist in shopping at stores that clearly do not want your business? Take a hint. No upscale store will ever go out of business by not catering to black crybabies. Stay in your own neighborhoods.