Friday, December 18, 2009

Black, White, Or Other?!? - The Butt Pincher.

Stereotypes are a way of life in America. We feed into them so readily that they take on a life of their own. But just how well do you really know your racial stereotypes?

Black, White, Or Other?!? lists a particularly heinous crime/news story, with incriminating bits of info omitted for the sake of confidentiality. Your job is to guess whether the protagonist is black, white, or the omnipresent "other", and to tell why you guessed how you did. The best guessplanation wins a week's supply of Cyber CapriSuns. And yeah, you could prolly Google the news story to find out the race of the person, but what sorta loser does that? Seriously. And if you already know about the story, and thus the answer, sit this one out. Be a good sport. Don't cheat.

Anyways, here's today's entry...
Police have arrested a man for pinching a [redacted] police officer – in full uniform – inside a local store.

Sgt. [redacted] said she thought Saturday would be just another routine day on the job. She spent all morning patrolling her division. Then she stopped by a clothing store to buy Christmas gifts for children in need. But while she stood in line to pay for her items something unexpected happened.

“To my surprise, I felt a pinch on my backside. I was shocked,” she said.

[redacted]’s demeanor quickly changed.

“I looked at the cashier and she said, ‘I didn't.’ The lady standing next to me said, ‘I didn't.’ The man standing next to him said, ‘I didn't, and the man standing next to him said, ‘I sure didn't.’ By that time I noticed this gentleman, he was laughing,” [redacted] said.

Police said the man was 31-year-old [redacted].

“I walked up to him and I said, ‘Sir, did you pinch me?’ And he just...ha ha ha, and kind of laughed. And I said, ‘You pinched me didn't you? I need to see you outside,’” [redacted] said. “He said, ‘I am sorry. I shouldn't have done that. I just kept looking, I kept watching, and then I just decided I am going to do it.’”

[redacted] took [redacted] outside and called for backup. Fellow officers discovered he had outstanding warrants for minor offenses. He was arrested for those warrants and for misdemeanor assault. [redacted] also had previous arrests for robbery, drugs and theft of a corpse. He is now out of jail on bond.
Question: Is The Butt Pincher Black, White, Or Other? Why?

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