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Tyler Perry Pulled Over, Says Racial Profiling
Reuters ^ | April 5th, 2012 | Andrew Chow

Posted on 04/06/2012 7:18:52 AM PDT by And2TheRepublic

Tyler Perry's April 1 Facebook post about police pulling him over was no April Fool's joke: The highest-paid man in entertainment is accusing a pair of white Atlanta police officers of racial profiling. Four days later, Perry's post boasts more than 117,000 "likes," 21,000 comments, and 12,000 shares. Atlanta police have launched an internal investigation, E! News reports. Perry's predicament began when he admittedly made a left turn from a far-right lane -- a trick his security detail taught him, to make sure he wasn't being followed, Perry explained on Facebook. Two white Atlanta police officers pulled him over, but apparently did not realize they'd just stopped Tyler Perry.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: arrogance; doyouknowwhoiam; jerk; lawbreaker; narcissist; punk; tylerperry
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To: DecentAmerican
continue to be persecuted with racism by THE MAN

Yeah... but I don't think THE MAN is a white guy anymore.

51 posted on 04/06/2012 8:41:07 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: SkyDancer
A cop is supposed to know who he is, and because he’s black rich and gay he’s above the law?

(altered for your viewing pleasure)

I doubt this change of attitude by the police had a thing to do with race.

52 posted on 04/06/2012 8:45:12 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: And2TheRepublic
Two white Atlanta police officers pulled him over, but apparently did not realize they'd just stopped Tyler Perry.

And Tyler Perry's massive ego simply would not be able to handle that type of effrontery.

53 posted on 04/06/2012 8:47:37 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply. I will NEVER submit.)
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To: And2TheRepublic

Not that “profiling” was deployed in this case, but why is everyone running away from it.

In that young black males commit a hideously disproportionate percentage of crimes, particularly violent crimes, racial profiling targeting that demographic is the most sane and efficient law enforcement measure imaginable.


54 posted on 04/06/2012 8:48:20 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: crosshairs
"You idoit"

Idoit? Idoit?

Then too, who or what is Journey?

55 posted on 04/06/2012 8:49:48 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse)
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To: And2TheRepublic

The only way this story could have gone differently is if:

INTERIOR, POLICE CRUISER

White Officer 1 — “That Mercedes with the heavily tinted windows and 21” rims that just turned across two lanes of traffic ... probably a rich, black celebrity executing a security maneuver to avoid being tailed ... we should just let that slide ... “

White Officer 2 — “Good thinking, Bob.”

FADE


56 posted on 04/06/2012 8:55:49 AM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: FreeAtlanta
He knew did a documentary on Michelle Obama before she became famous?

Although I might suggest you quit the heavy drinking this early in the day, I understood your question. : )

I meant that Tyler made a movie about himself.

However, I like your idea. Better yet, we combine Michelle Obama and Tyler Perry, for the role of the MAD WOMAN.


57 posted on 04/06/2012 8:57:41 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: And2TheRepublic

Look, the Atlanta cops response to “I’m Tyler Perry” SHOULD have been, “I don’t give a FLYING F*** who you are to America, right now you are just another Perp to me.”


58 posted on 04/06/2012 8:58:26 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: And2TheRepublic

Aww Tyler... thought you were better than to whine about racism after violating traffic laws.


59 posted on 04/06/2012 9:03:14 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
And Tyler Perry's massive ego simply would not be able to handle that type of effrontery.

He violated the rules of the road.

He got caught.

Rich, gay and black, and all he could come up with was some LAME A** EXCUSE about learning it from 'security guards'.

The cops come back and tell him, "YOU CAN JUST GO".

So, the (term of endearment in the gay community) gets on TWITTER, hours later, and raises a fuss because he was 'dissed'?

Maybe he was having a hard time controlling his emotions.

60 posted on 04/06/2012 9:14:08 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Lazamataz
the Atlanta cops response to “I’m Tyler Perry” SHOULD have been,

If you are going to drive like this, perhaps you should consider a large donation to the POLICEMAN'S FUND.

61 posted on 04/06/2012 9:25:25 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: crosshairs
You idoit, he's the lead singer for Journey!

No, he's the guitar player for Aerosmith. You're thinking of some other guy...

62 posted on 04/06/2012 9:32:56 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The only thing a straight white man gets in this country is the blame for everything.)
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To: UCANSEE2

“Did his security detail teach this trick to all black people?”

I can’t answer that, but it makes me wonder if this guy is teaching Asians how to drive...


63 posted on 04/06/2012 9:34:10 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The only thing a straight white man gets in this country is the blame for everything.)
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To: AppyPappy
He admitted that he made an illegal move but he was pulled over just for being black.

Actually, he was pulled over for being an inconsiderate idiot. The fact he was rich, gay, and black had nothing to do with it.

He was let go, for at least one of those reasons (listed in order of probability).

Fortunately, the only thing damaged in this illegal maneuver was his ego. This story is about him venting his emotion, like a whiny manic-depressive on her period, using TWITTER.

64 posted on 04/06/2012 9:36:32 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2

Oh. My. God. That looks like Prince after a 3-day Twinkie binge...


65 posted on 04/06/2012 9:36:56 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The only thing a straight white man gets in this country is the blame for everything.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

“Did his security detail teach this trick to all black people?”

I can’t answer that, but it makes me wonder if this guy is teaching Asians how to drive...

_________________

Gosh Marion Barry, is that you?

BTW, if Perry was Asian and pulled over, he would not complain of the race card, as Asians are the model minority. Quiet, law abiding, hard working, contribute to society.


66 posted on 04/06/2012 9:41:06 AM PDT by DecentAmerican
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To: DecentAmerican
Gosh Marion Barry, is that you?

Nope, just some guy in Northern California who has witnessed numerous instances of bad driving by Asians. :)

67 posted on 04/06/2012 9:45:01 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The only thing a straight white man gets in this country is the blame for everything.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
but it makes me wonder if this guy is teaching Asians how to drive...

And all the people in my neighboring state.

68 posted on 04/06/2012 10:39:21 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
Nope, just some guy in Northern California who has witnessed numerous instances of bad driving by Asians.

If your eyelids covered half your eye, you wouldn't be that good a driver either.

: )

69 posted on 04/06/2012 10:46:01 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: AppyPappy

All the black racists come out of the closet at times like this.

It was promised as police abuse became more and more documented on cameras via the net and more and more obvious to citizens, the black racists would move in to protect each other from real violations and crimes in the name of crooked police officers.

The black racists will reshape police unprofessionalism and abuse to their liking - whitey’s inately racist skin is the problem. All they gots to do is get rid of whitey.


70 posted on 04/06/2012 11:17:27 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: And2TheRepublic

I like his movie Why did we get married. Hilarious table scene. He is kind of cute.


71 posted on 04/06/2012 12:10:07 PM PDT by libbylu
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To: And2TheRepublic

This dude is gay as the ace of spades and angry the police didn’t instantly recognize him


72 posted on 04/06/2012 12:15:46 PM PDT by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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