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Old 03-05-2015, 06:47 AM
 
Location: West of Louisiana, East of New Mexico
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At the store I used to work at, even if we didn't want to to profile, it was so difficult not to. 90% of the store shoplifters happened to be black "unfortunately". They'd come in with empty/flat purses and leave the store with fat purses filled with merchandise. They were "regulars" and sometimes worked in groups. Of course, we can't do much as associates only "work" around them and offer them customer service.

Can't really do anything unless it's caught on camera and you see them physically put the merchandise on their purses. Can't even chase them out of the store.

As associates we were CONSISTENTLY trained NOT to profile, but what you see while working as an associate will make you feel otherwise.
But the reality is that if most of your shoplifters were white, you wouldn't profile. That's the unfortunate truth. Whites aren't responsible for the actions of other whites...but blacks are.
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Old 03-05-2015, 06:49 AM
 
Location: West of Louisiana, East of New Mexico
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Big cities tend to have black crime since poor black people mostly live in big cities. Poor white people rarely fill large cities so most people don't see white (street, petty) crime...as most people live in or near a large city.
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Old 03-05-2015, 07:24 AM
 
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The 13 Most Dangerous Cities in America - Pg.13 - TheStreet
Springfield MO (the most dangerouis city on this ) is only 4.1 % black
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Old 03-05-2015, 02:17 PM
 
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Funny story from years ago - I was a manager at a now defunct pharmacy chain back in the late 80's. The week that the Checkpoint security system was installed, the entire days were filled with processing shoplifters who I suppose had not noticed.

Although there wasn't a single white face in the parade, I suppose that means nothing.
ATG5 doesn't like facts. Or anecdotal evidence.
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Old 03-05-2015, 02:46 PM
 
Location: H-Tine, Texas
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ATG5 doesn't like facts. Or anecdotal evidence.
Oh you mean the "facts" you never linked me to despite me asking twice?

By the way, a note about anecdotal evidence - "Because of the small sample, there is a larger chance that it may be unreliable due to cherry-picked or otherwise non-representative samples of typical cases."
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