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Old Yesterday, 12:18 PM
 
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My grandmothers neighbors get out guns when they see black solicitors, I’m not kidding. Frankly, it’s sad how racist some people continue to be in 2019.
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Old Yesterday, 12:35 PM
 
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Because that is the subject at hand.
No actually, itís not. Stay on topic.
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Old Yesterday, 12:49 PM
 
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Given the facts as presented, it seems likely that this woman:

1. Hates young black men, and was just itching for a chance to blow some of them away.
2. Feels that all young black men are hoodlums, and was being proactive by pulling a gun on them right away and holding them at bay until the police could arrive.
3. Is crazy to the point that she perceived a group of fundraising kids to be a threat on par with terrorists or space aliens.

But just to play devil's advocate, let's consider another possibility. Maybe these teenagers were acting belligerent. Maybe she told them no, she didn't want to donate; and they started getting in her face and acting intimidating. This is not entirely unprecedented, either with young black men or with football players (of any race). She may have felt threatened by their behavior or their demeanor, and decided that she'd rather not take the chance of becoming a victim.

In any case, thankfully no one was hurt. The justice system will sort it all out.
She pulled the gun on them as they walked up her driveway. After she ordered them on the ground, she asked them what they were doing. They tried to explain, to show her the discount cards they were selling, but she told them not to move. They waited until the police came, and then explained to the police what they were doing. The police gave them rides home.

In her defense, Wynne, AR, might be a small town, but it does have a lot of crime for a town of about 8,000. And given her husband's job at the jail, she's very aware of all that crime. I don't believe the teens gave her cause to pull a gun on them, but her fear of crime overtook her good sense. The irony of course is that her own actions added to the crime rates for the town and county she lives in.
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Old Yesterday, 12:54 PM
 
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My grandmothers neighbors get out guns when they see black solicitors, Iím not kidding. Frankly, itís sad how racist some people continue to be in 2019.
Nice story bro.
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Old Yesterday, 01:00 PM
 
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An ugly woman - inside and out. Yet another reason never to live in Arkansas.
Wow, that's a little harsh towards the entire state don't you think?

Plus, she lost to Trump in 2016 so piling on is a little harsh.
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Old Yesterday, 01:07 PM
 
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My grandmothers neighbors get out guns when they see black solicitors, Iím not kidding. Frankly, itís sad how racist some people continue to be in 2019.
Yeah, the guy that ran a bar near where I work got shot by a serial killer while out walking his dog. Guy had hunted down 4-5 old white guys before they caught him.

It's interesting how that story only made national news on a few networks but this womans wrongdoing and arrest seems to have been bigger news somehow.
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Old Yesterday, 01:11 PM
 
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Wow, that's a little harsh towards the entire state don't you think?

Plus, she lost to Trump in 2016 so piling on is a little harsh.
You ever been to Arkansas?

And get your Hillary fetish on somewhere else. This thread isn't about her.
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Old Yesterday, 01:14 PM
 
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You ever been to Arkansas?
It's a state where blacks are less likely to be murdered than in Illinois.
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Old Yesterday, 01:19 PM
 
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You ever been to Arkansas?

And get your Hillary fetish on somewhere else. This thread isn't about her.
I mentioned her sweetie because you seem to forget in your bashing of the entire state that she used to be their first lady. So yes, you made it about her but my joke pretending you were talking about Hillary went over your head.

Please regale us with your knowledge of Arkansas and extensive travels there.
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Old Yesterday, 01:34 PM
 
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I mentioned her sweetie because you seem to forget in your bashing of the entire state that she used to be their first lady. So yes, you made it about her but my joke pretending you were talking about Hillary went over your head.

Please regale us with your knowledge of Arkansas and extensive travels there.
That’s because the joke made no sense.

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