U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Celebrating Labor Day!
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Houston
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-06-2009, 09:12 AM
 
2,532 posts, read 3,505,427 times
Reputation: 1183
Default Police Shooting in Bellaire

I've heard that Bellaire is known for profiling, but this is ridiculous:

Family: Shooting was a classic case of racial profiling | TOP STORIES | KHOU.com | News for Houston, Texas (http://www.khou.com/topstories/stories/khou081231_mp_officer-shoots-man.25123285.html - broken link)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-06-2009, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
8,801 posts, read 14,384,180 times
Reputation: 3935
I didn't know Bellaire was know for racial profiling. If anything it's the MOST racially,religious and geographically diverse upper-middle to upper class neighborhoods in the city.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-06-2009, 09:48 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker;)
4,085 posts, read 8,141,949 times
Reputation: 1847
It's a shame. It seems like a pretty clear-cut case of it, too, in this instance. That poor kid. They say they won't ever be able to remove the bullet from his liver, he's unable to speak, and he may never be able to play baseball again.

I don't know if it's Bellaire PD or one bad cop.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-06-2009, 09:51 AM
 
Location: where nothin ever grows. no rain or rivers flow, TX
2,028 posts, read 5,516,803 times
Reputation: 416
Quote:
Originally Posted by grindin View Post
I've heard that Bellaire is known for profiling, but this is ridiculous:

Family: Shooting was a classic case of racial profiling | TOP STORIES | KHOU.com | News for Houston, Texas (http://www.khou.com/topstories/stories/khou081231_mp_officer-shoots-man.25123285.html - broken link)
do you really just see how it may have started with racial profiling? you dont see the reaction from a policeman to an aggressive behavior of a black man in a ghetto neighborhood?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-06-2009, 09:53 AM
 
Location: 77059
7,663 posts, read 17,116,899 times
Reputation: 3679
Quote:
Originally Posted by EasilyAmused View Post
I didn't know Bellaire was know for racial profiling. If anything it's the MOST racially,religious and geographically diverse upper-middle to upper class neighborhoods in the city.

Interesting:
Bellaire, Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Looks very similar to Friendswood or the Woodlands. The only difference is location.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-06-2009, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
8,801 posts, read 14,384,180 times
Reputation: 3935
Quote:
Originally Posted by tstone View Post
Interesting:
Bellaire, Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Looks very similar to Friendswood or the Woodlands. The only difference is location.

Um, that was in 2000. The mega McMansion craze hadn't set in at full steam. It has a lot of Upper class Asian and Black families now. It's also long known to have a wealthy jewish community as well. In comparison to Memorial, Tanglewood/Briargrove,Southampton and certain sections of River Oaks, it is diverse.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-06-2009, 10:10 AM
 
Location: 77059
7,663 posts, read 17,116,899 times
Reputation: 3679
That's 6% Asian.

And yeah - I guess we'll see what really shakes out for the 2010 census. But if this site is the most current vs. wiki, then it's 83% 'non diverse' (in doublespeak) instead of 89%. That still doesn't say very much. A lot of people moved all over the metro since 2000.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-06-2009, 10:31 AM
 
Location: where nothin ever grows. no rain or rivers flow, TX
2,028 posts, read 5,516,803 times
Reputation: 416
I dont know about you but i dont think theyre upper class, as seen from the video
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-06-2009, 10:35 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker;)
4,085 posts, read 8,141,949 times
Reputation: 1847
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wysiwyg View Post
I dont know about you but i dont think theyre upper class, as seen from the video
They're hardly "ghetto."

"Bobby Tolan won a World Series in 1967 with the St. Louis Cardinals."

Officer On Leave After Shooting Unarmed Man - Click2Houston.com- msnbc.com (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28461424/ - broken link)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-06-2009, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
8,801 posts, read 14,384,180 times
Reputation: 3935
According to HCAD they are living in a $309,000 house. Which actually translates to at or above 400,000 when you go to sell it. So that would be upper-middle at the least.

There're plenty of black families in Bellaire. It had more to do with the car. Either way the cop was in serious error.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $79,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Houston
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top