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Always bet on black! July 31, 2007

Posted by skinbad in Crime, Movies.
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Let a few minorities into Utah and the crime rate soars:

Gary Coleman

Friday night, Coleman received a misdemeanor citation compliments of Provo city police for disorderly conduct, said Capt. Cliff Argyle of the Provo Police Department.
      Coleman, 39, and a female friend were allegedly having a heated relationship discussion Friday at about 7 p.m. at 1067 N. 500 West when two people passed the couple. They told police the 4-foot, 8-inch actor’s temper was quickly rising, Argyle said.
      “He raised (his) voice, moved around the inside of his vehicle, hit his arms on the steering wheel while speaking to his female friend,” Argyle said the witnesses told police.

The “Church Ball” movie mentioned in the article is kind of funny. A bunch of white guys get very excited when they hear a black dude has moved into the neighborhood and they go over to try to recruit him (Coleman) for the ward basketball team.

Sadly, the warning signs pointing to violent tendencies have been out there for those paying attention.

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1. lauraw - July 31, 2007

Having a hissy fit is illegal in Utah?

2. eddiebear - July 31, 2007

At least no mops were injured in this incident

3. BrewFan - July 31, 2007

watchoo talkin’ ’bout, skinbad?

4. Mrs. Michael - July 31, 2007

Guy needs anger management.

5. Randy Newmann - July 31, 2007

Short People Ain’t Got No Reason To Live!

6. daveintexas - July 31, 2007

he has a nice hat

7. Pupster - July 31, 2007

A black man raising his voice is the equivalent of Terror Alert Orange or Def-Con 2 in Utah. I’m surprised SWAT didn’t respond.

Nice video by the way.

8. digitalbrownshirt - July 31, 2007

“He raised (his) voice, moved around the inside of his vehicle, hit his arms on the steering wheel while speaking to his female friend,” Argyle said the witnesses told police.
Provo cops are retarded if that’s considered a crime. Shit, why don’t we make laughing and crying crimes while we’re at it. I’d be unco-operative too if I had to deal with a couple of morons who want to run me in for talking loudly and banging my arms on a steering wheel. Don’t they have some meth labs they could be raiding instead?

9. totaltransformation - July 31, 2007

Coleman is crazy. I can’t believe he does commercials for those horrible pay day lending institutions that charge about 100% interest on their loans.

10. lauraw - July 31, 2007

DBS, the article said he was cooperative with the police. This whole thing stinks of Mormon-panic.

If flipping out and banging on a steering wheel is a crime, I’d be getting arrested every morning at about 8:55 am.

11. daveintexas - July 31, 2007

Happened to me yesterday afternoon in Dallas on my way home around 3:45.

I think I yelled out the winder too.

12. digitalbrownshirt - July 31, 2007

lauraw: I misread the cooperation part. The fact that he was indicates that there wasn’t a real problem in the first place. Those cops wouldn’t last 2 minutes in LA if they freak out just because “He raised (his) voice, moved around the inside of his vehicle, hit his arms on the steering wheel while speaking to his female friend.” They should have arrested the busybodies that complained for being morons.

13. digitalbrownshirt - July 31, 2007

DiT: I hate driving in Dallas. The only places I can think of that compare in suckitude for driving would be LA and Seoul, ROK. WTH is with I-35 being two seperate freeways? Who comes up with that crap? And why the hell do you guys need so many freaking bridges? It’s like the hiways are laid out to look pretty instead of to be functional.

ARRGGGGHHHH!!!!!!

14. daveintexas - July 31, 2007

pretty?

what part of town were you in?

15. digitalbrownshirt - July 31, 2007

I mean the sweeping concrete structures you guys use as bridges. They’re pretty in an architectural manner. Besides I live in the OKC metro. Anything is pretty compared to this place.

16. digitalbrownshirt - July 31, 2007

One more off topic question. Why do Texans drive like NASCAR wannabes on meth when they’re in DFW, but they drive like little old ladies out for a Sunday drive when they go to Oklahoma? It’s not like were going to bust you guys just for having Texas plates. Not in OKC anyway, maybe some of the smaller towns yes, but not OKC.

17. pollyannasunshine - July 31, 2007

I used to live (very briefly) in Orem (right next to Provo) and this does not surprise me one bit. I’m just “black Irish” (read: dark hair, pasty skin) and even that was swarthy enough to get me suspicious looks from all the 7 foot tall blondes at the mall. Or maybe that was just because I was a 20 year old woman with no kids attached. Anyway, it was apparently obvious that I did not belong and was up to something subversive, like trying to score a cup of coffee.

Really, even a very small black man raising his voice is undoubtedly enough to make everyone in Utah County sit right up and exclaim, “Oh my heck!” I think I saw maybe three black people in the 2 summers I lived there.

DBS–if you think driving in Dallas sux, you really oughtta try Houston. But actually, drivers in Utah are almost freakishly polite. Actually, Utahns (pronounced like croutons) are freakishly polite pretty much all the time, undoubtedly even when they’re arresting you.

18. digitalbrownshirt - July 31, 2007

I’ve spent a lot of summers in Utah (Dad’s side is from Cedar City, we had folks at Mountain Meadow supposedly), but outside of a Jazz game I can’t remember seeing any black guys anywhere. Probably just selective memory like my memory of never seeing a white person last time I went to San Antonio.

19. digitalbrownshirt - July 31, 2007

I’ve been to Houston before too. I still think Dallas was worst, but I just barely got into Houston without getting all the way through the city. They sure have a lot of cops down there.

20. daveintexas - July 31, 2007

Funny you mention that, yesterday on westbound 635 I kept thinking “where the eff do these people think they are, the brickyard”?

I also dodged many pieces of crumpled scrap barrier railing falling out of an uncovered scrap truck.

21. lauraw - July 31, 2007

The traffic yesterday was insane here. Not saying it was heavy traffic, I’m saying people were actually driving like they were insane.

I witnessed two near-accidents in ten miles, and lots of other idiocy on the whole commute. Normally I drive 90 mph on the rumble strip, but when other people start doing it too, I become a model of restraint out of pure fear.

Sunday I went to Rhode Island for a spell, same thing. Nucking Futz both ways. I’m not going to check but I’m sure you guys know. When was the last full moon?

22. Retired Geezer - August 1, 2007

I’m thinking the full moon is right about now. It looked pretty full last night when I was out in the spa.

*note to self*
Turn spa thermostat down, It’s Summer!

23. Michael - August 1, 2007

Probably just selective memory like my memory of never seeing a white person last time I went to San Antonio.

I can vouch for the fact that there really are white people in San Antonio. There used to be 23 of them, but we moved away, so now they’re down to 19.

24. mesablue - August 1, 2007

*note to self*
Turn spa thermostat down, It’s Summer!

*additional note to self*
Remove ducks and duck turds from spa.

25. Retired Geezer - August 1, 2007

Remove ducks and duck turds from spa.

You need some kind of Magical Filter(tm) to get the duck turds out. They have a mind of their own.

26. mesablue - August 1, 2007

I thought you made a Magical Filter(tm) today.

Or is that your spa/pond in the picture?

27. Retired Geezer - August 1, 2007

Yeah, that’s the pond but we gots Clean water in the spa.

Underwater and invisible to the eye, lurks the Tuber I got from LauraW.

The puppy ate the lily pads but the stems are hanging in there.

28. lauraw - August 1, 2007

My tubers are hexed.

29. Dave in Texas - August 1, 2007

I’ve seen that happen before.

30. The Tubers - August 1, 2007

*clicking stems together*

There’s no place like home.
There’s no place like home.
There’s no place like home.

31. pollyannasunshine - August 1, 2007

Oh, there are plenty of white people in San Antonio. They just keep moving farther North and Northwest and trying to be vague about why they would no longer go near our old neighborhood. “It’s just, um, uh…changed….” a very sweet ex-cheerleader informed me at our high school reunion.

32. Mrs. Peel - August 1, 2007

I think Dallas traffic is way worse than Houston traffic. Houstonians may drive fast, but they know what they’re doing. Dallasites drive erratically, frequently realizing that they’re almost at their exit with 0.0001 miles to go and immediately swerving over 5 lanes. (You’ll see Houstonians do this too, but they at least know how to do it correctly. There’s a right way and a wrong way to drive like a lunatic.)

And then there’s San Antonio, which is in a class of its own with its confusing maze of streets.

33. Michael - August 1, 2007

They just keep moving farther North and Northwest

That’s for sure. White flight to the Oak Blight in the Hill Country has been going on for quite some time. And the commutes to downtown on 281 and I-10 just keep getting longer and longer.


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