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Old 08-06-2019, 06:29 PM
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Blacks get lassoed by white men on horseback and paraded through Texas town...


Nah, that isn't racist at all or even a little bit scary given the history of lynchings of Black in the South. Not only should those "officers" be fired, the police chief should be run out of town on a rail for his lame excuse of their stupid stunt.
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Looked hard at it. Makes you angry but then, I used to wonder as a kid how the likes of Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson would bring in a desperado with just one horse (theirs.)

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Looked hard at it. Makes you angry but then, I used to wonder as a kid how the likes of Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson would bring in a desperado with just one horse (theirs.)

Fuck off right back to stormfront.

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Do they accept someone 75% austronesian and 25% Japanese?
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Looked hard at it. Makes you angry but then, I used to wonder as a kid how the likes of Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson would bring in a desperado with just one horse (theirs.)
They didn't have radios back then. Unlike now.
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Do they accept someone 75% austronesian and 25% Japanese?

Which, of course, you are not, regardless of what you're pretending here.
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How can any normal human being think this was a good idea?
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How can any normal human being think this was a good idea?
It's Texas.
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How can any normal human being think this was a good idea?
Apparently "New Normal" human beings* think it's just tickety-boo.








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Which, of course, you are not, regardless of what you're pretending here.
Not even a crick of a feeling that I'm telling the truth? Funny little Nazi hunters. So sure about everything.

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Not even a crick of a feeling that I'm telling the truth? Funny little Nazi hunters. So sure about everything.
Nope.

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One option: not feeding the obvious troll.




Galveston is not standing by the 'roping black man' practice, it would seem:

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"A transportation unit was not immediately available at the time of the arrest," said a statement from the department. So Neely "was handcuffed and a line was clipped to the handcuffs," and the officer clutched the other end of the line, leading Neely.

The officers were "familiar" with Neely, and he had been warned about trespassing, the statement said. He was led on the rope about two blocks to "where the Mounted Patrol Unit was staging from."

The method of handcuffing someone and escorting them between two mounted officers is usually used in volatile situations, like crowd control.

"The practice was not used correctly in this instance," the police statement said.

"I believe our officers showed poor judgment in this instance and could have waited for a transport unit at the location of the arrest," said Galveston Police Department Chief Vernon L. Hale. "I must apologize to Mister Neely for this unnecessary embarrassment."
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Is it really that hard for the cops to say "sorry, no cars are available right this instant. Just sit tight on the curb there until we can get transpo"?

I just don't get this at all. Actual human beings thought "Let's lead him with a rope on our horses"?
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Is it really that hard for the cops to say "sorry, no cars are available right this instant. Just sit tight on the curb there until we can get transpo"?

I just don't get this at all. Actual human beings thought "Let's lead him with a rope on our horses"?
More importantly, let's march someone charged with trespassing 8* blocks, handcuffed with a rope lead.

*One article states 8 blocks, the other 2 blocks. Neither makes it smart.
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C'mon, it's not like they tied the rope around his neck.



See, even Texas is making progress!

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Police representative on the stand : "As god is my witness, I thought that's how it was done in Texas !"
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There were two mounted cops.

This isn't rocket science: cop #1 dismounts and hands his reins to cop #2. Cop #1 walks Neely (the handcuffed man) to wherever he needs to take him.

I'd hate to think they were a couple of racist pigs, but I'd also hate to think they had too few functioning brain cells to figure that out.
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Nah, that isn't racist at all or even a little bit scary given the history of lynchings of Black in the South. Not only should those "officers" be fired, the police chief should be run out of town on a rail for his lame excuse of their stupid stunt.
I don't care if this was accepted practice under certain circumstances, or whatever else bullshit the cops there claim. How any breathing human in 2019 thought for a second that this was OK is un-fucking believable. Fucking cops sometimes, Jesus Christ.
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Boy, Tucker Carlson was right. White supremacy in the US is a 'hoax'.
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Old 08-07-2019, 09:00 AM
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Actual human beings thought "Let's lead him with a rope on our horses"?
I would venture to suggest the thought process was a little more colorful than that. I've given up bashing The South, it's like rasslin a pig. Best to just pretend it's not there, or at least not part of my country.
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Boy, Tucker Carlson was right. White supremacy in the US is a 'hoax'.
It's time to shame his sponsors, if they can be shamed.
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How can any normal human being think this was a good idea?
Any normal human being who is unaware of the history of racism in this country would see it as just a solution to the problem at hand. But no one in law enforcement should be that ignorant.
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Any normal human being who is unaware of the history of racism in this country ...
This sounds inherently abnormal to me.
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This sounds inherently abnormal to me.
Why? I don't see an awareness of this country's history of racial injustice as being an inherent trait of a "normal human being" (whatever that means).
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Why? I don't see an awareness of this country's history of racial injustice as being an inherent trait of a "normal human being" (whatever that means).
Thanks to Hollywood's global reach, you really have to be living under some type of prehistoric rock to not be aware of any and all US racist tropes. Hell I know more about Compton than I do about the neuf-trois.

(that's department number 93 to y'alls, Seine Saint D'nis represent yo ; which is home to the majority of the really shitty projects in the greater Paris area)

And even absent any kind of historical background what the fucking soever ; you'd have to be mentally challenged not to grok that "a white guy on a horse leading a black man on a motherfucking leash" is sort of... I mean not to be all leftie or too woke about it... I mean you know... WHO THE FUCK WOULD DO THIS IN 2019 ANYWHERE ON THE FUCKING GLOBE AND NOT EXPECT TO GET SHAT ON FROM A GREAT HEIGHT ?! is sort of what I'm sayin'.

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I mean yeah :/, but at the same time yeah
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And even absent any kind of historical background what the fucking soever ; you'd have to be mentally challenged not to grok that "a white guy on a horse leading a black man on a motherfucking leash" is sort of... I mean not to be all leftie or too woke about it... I mean you know... WHO THE FUCK WOULD DO THIS IN 2019 ANYWHERE ON THE FUCKING GLOBE AND NOT EXPECT TO GET SHAT ON FROM A GREAT HEIGHT ?! is sort of what I'm sayin'.
It's entirely possible his being black didn't enter into the equation. They just saw the problem (transport not available now), saw a solution (procedure for handling in some crowd control circumstances), and decided it was acceptable. Not smart, but not necessarily racist.
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Possible? Yeah, right maybe, but just barely. Probable. Not on your Nelly.

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Well they didn't drag him till his head detached from his body, that's progress in Texas, right?
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It's great when people ask "well, what were they supposed to do?"

I could think of 100 things they could have done, and not one of them is "Tie a rope to him and lead him from horseback"

Friggin' morons.
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Hey, it's 21st century America- police cars can be a very scarce resouce. (If one of those cops had radio'd in that he'd been shot I wonder how quickly a police car or dozen would have shown up.)
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Well they didn't drag him till his head detached from his body, that's progress in Texas, right?

I wouldn't be suprised the least bit if those morons had actually stated that to their victim while they were parading him on the way to the lynching staging* area.


*Who else here got a vision of those old western stage coaches when you read that in the reports of this incident?
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I wonder what would have happened if they were motorcycle cops instead of horseback cops...
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Blacks get lassoed by white men on horseback and paraded through Texas town

The OP's point could've been amply made without resorting to inaccurate hyperbole ("blacks" (it was one prisoner), "lassoed" (nope), "Texas town" (actually it was the city of Galveston (surprising, as something like this might have been expected in a small West Texas town, not a relatively cosmopolitan beach destination).

I'd vote for dumbassery on the part of the two officers, less likely racism, though that factor can't be entirely excluded.

Anyway, thanks for giving me this earworm.
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It's great when people ask "well, what were they supposed to do?"

I could think of 100 things they could have done, and not one of them is "Tie a rope to him and lead him from horseback"

Friggin' morons.
Yaknow, I think even cowboy code (which I would expect to flavor Texan culture) would mandate the prisoner be secured to the horse, and the cop would lead the horse & prisoner while on foot. You only lead livestock if you remain mounted. Plus, it is a sign of weakness to get the better of a man whom you have already put at a disadvantage. These guys need beating up, maybe a giant yellow stripe painted down their backs.
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My understanding is it was one guy, not a bunch of guys and while I grant you it was a stupid thing to do it did not appear to be a widespread practice.
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Blacks get lassoed by white men on horseback and paraded through Texas town

The OP's point could've been amply made without resorting to inaccurate hyperbole ("blacks" (it was one prisoner), "lassoed" (nope), "Texas town" (actually it was the city of Galveston (surprising, as something like this might have been expected in a small West Texas town, not a relatively cosmopolitan beach destination).

I'd vote for dumbassery on the part of the two officers, less likely racism, though that factor can't be entirely excluded.

Anyway, thanks for giving me this earworm.

The s in the thread title was merely a typo. My use of lasso is not hyperbole. "Texas Town" is alliterative and the use of town for city is not a novel or even scarce practice. And, yes, the cops who did this are racists if they see no problem with what they did.
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Tell me something: would we be having this conversation if the guy had been white? I think it probable the same events would have happened. I don't think racism had to play a part in the decision.

Of course we won't know, as it was a one-off event.

As for the OP title, it is a bit hyperbolic, but I guess it's a form of clickbait.

"Lassoed" implies the rope was secured around him, possibly his neck. The rope they used was tied to his hands which were handcuffed. He was not dragged by any means.
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There's no way this would've happened if the suspect was white. And what do you call that coil of rope hanging off of the western saddle?
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It would be an interesting question for the police chief. "When was the last time you guys did this to a white guy?"
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Meh. What’s he supposed to have done?
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It would be an interesting question for the police chief. "When was the last time you guys did this to a white guy?"
"Never, because none of our criminals are white"




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There's no way this would've happened if the suspect was white.
How do you know?
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Meh. What’s he supposed to have done?
Called for a fucking car.
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Meh. What’s he supposed to have done?
What cops do everywhere in the world ? Call for a car/paddy wagon, and wait.

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How do you know?

Growing up in Dixie and decades, many decades, of conversation with Southerners (including my own family members).
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Pretty soon, Texas Man will rival Florida Man for the top news spots.
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