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Old 01-06-2009, 09:12 AM
 
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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)
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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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.
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:48 AM
 
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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.
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:51 AM
 
Location: where nothin ever grows. no rain or rivers flow, TX
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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?
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:53 AM
 
Location: 77059
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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.
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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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.
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:10 AM
 
Location: 77059
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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.
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:31 AM
 
Location: where nothin ever grows. no rain or rivers flow, TX
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I dont know about you but i dont think theyre upper class, as seen from the video
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:35 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker;)
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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)
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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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.
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