Bill of Rights to Protect Black Shoppers from Racial Profiling at Luxury Retail Stores

Caitlin Noland and Ginger Adams Otis, NY Daily News, December 9, 2013

Six weeks after the Daily News reported on a series of racial-profiling allegations from black shoppers, a coalition of high-end retailers and civil rights leaders came up with a “bill of rights” to protect customers from “shop-and-frisk” practices.

The list was released to the media after getting final approval Monday morning at a meeting that included the Rev. Al Sharpton and executives from Barneys, Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor and other department stores.

Sharpton hailed the “best practices” agreement—the first of its kind between community leaders and the retail industry—as a step in the right direction.

But the issue won’t be fully resolved until the coalition gets the NYPD to participate, he said.

“We cannot have an agreement with the NYPD without the incoming commissioner saying, ‘We agree to that,’ “ said Sharpton, who has reached out to newly appointed Police Commissioner Bill Bratton for a sitdown.

Bratton didn’t respond to calls for comment Monday, but a spokeswoman for Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio said the commissioner-designate would be happy to meet with the group.

“Mayor-elect de Blasio has said repeatedly that his administration will have zero tolerance for racial profiling of any kind,” said spokeswoman Lis Smith, adding that de Blasio “deeply appreciates” the retailers’ willingness to adopt the new policies.

The bill of rights says that store employees who racially profile customers can be disciplined and possibly even fired.

Vulgar language or excessive force while detaining suspects are prohibited. Employees are required to “respect the basic civil and legal rights of any person suspected” of a crime, the list says.

Stores will be subject to internal tests to make sure they are in compliance—and the regulations must be applied nationwide, not just in department stores in New York City.

Rules must be “highly visible,” said Kirsten John Foy, head of Brooklyn’s National Action Network chapter.

“We left it to each store to figure out their specifics for posting, but it must be posted in common areas, available upon request and clearly placed on store websites,” he said.

Retailers have a week to get the information online and in stores—and some have even pledged to run ads publicizing the bill of rights to customers, said Foy.

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  • Truthseeker

    The future statistics will be interesting. It’ll be interesting to see if the adoption of this “Bill of Rights” correlates to an increase in shoplifting.

    • Dave4088

      I wager that it does. But at least the stores won’t be racist.

      • Erasmus

        Yup. The cost of items to customers will go up across the board, and the stores’ profit margins will dwindle. But at least they won’t be “nasty wacists.”

        (On a brighter note this only guarantees that the backlash, when it comes, will be stronger.)

        • Sick of it

          Retailers operate on rather tight margins, so this, if taken nationwide, could destroy virtually every retailer, no matter how large.

    • Shoplifting will mean higher prices for honest customers, who will then increasingly turn to online purchases.

      • Erasmus

        Blacks really are a drain upon the societies they infest. And as far as their vaunted contributions to this country, I’d be happy to give up jazz, soul food and the NBA for lower taxes, better schools, neighborhoods devoid of vandalism and safer streets.

        • Brian

          We could keep the soul food. They call it that, but it’s just the food of rural southerners, black or white. We ate the same food growing up, and just called it ‘home cooking’.

          • I think they can probably take the okra with them.

          • Brian

            Ah yes, that is African. I do like fried okra but we all have to make sacrifices…

      • Who Me?

        This may well spell the beginning of the end for “brick and mortar” stores as people increasingly buy everything except maybe food online. I already buy everything possible online for several reasons. First I have to rely on my husband or other family members for transportation, as I can no longer safely drive. Second, I can decide to purchase something, put it in my virtual shopping cart, and then wait a day or two before making the final checkout, thus leading to fewer impulse purchases. Third, the convenience of buying at home without having to brave the weather and the crowds (especially this time of year) is absolutely priceless.

      • GeneticsareDestiny

        I already shop online for everything except food and clothes. I’ve never had a problem that was not quickly resolved. I’d shop online for clothes too, but I like to save money wherever possible, and the thrift store is the most economical place to buy clothes. I also like to be able try them on first.

        • I love thrift stores for clothes. In early October of 2010 I bought a grab-bag of large men’s T-shirts from the ARC thrift store near here. It was the end of the warm season, and so 30 good large men’s T-shirts were six dollars. They were everything from NASCAR to US army to the Tennessee Tech Tennis Team. It’s hard to beat 20 cents for a T-shirt. My older T-shirts were given to me by my mother from her days as a banker. They all say “bank this” or “invest that”, but since she’s retired now, the supply dried up. Now I have plenty again. I bought a nice grey herringbone tweed jacket there for $10 and some great silk neckties for $2 each. Our TV and DVD player sit in a wrought-iron baker’s rack, also $10 from ARC. The four-port router we currently use for internet access was $1 (my friend who works there was actually going to throw it away, but couldn’t let me have it for free). Ariadne’s fishing rod was $3 at ARC.

          I suspect if people knew how good thrift stores really are, they would descend on them like a horde of locusts. I only discovered ARC when I had to do some free community service over a misdemeanor harassment case. I picked it because it was close, and they had me sorting donations in the back, moving furniture and stocking shelves. The people – even the other “volunteers” were amazingly nice, and that also helped. I was offered full-time work.

          • Katherine McChesney

            I shopped Goodwill when I lived in Santa Monica. I found beautiful, clean and stylish clothing at modest prices. Now that I am in Nashville, I have gone to Goodwill in two locations. The clothing is torn, it’s often dirty and there are no good fashions to choose from. I prefer Southern Thrift as their clothing is clean and in good shape.The store is cleaner than Goodwill. It can be fun to shop for ‘experienced clothing’.

          • Alexandra1973

            As an aside, I roll my eyes at the term “gently used.” How do you “gently use” something, anyway? LOL

            One time I got a nice pair of pajamas at a thrift store…but the problem is, it was torn a little bit and had only a couple of broken buttons. I got it anyway and bought some nice new buttons and sewed them on.

            That’s one of my issues with Goodwill. Lots of times for a buck or two more you can get the same thing at Walmart…but brand-new. You have to watch that there are no stains or missing buttons or anything like that. And a MAJOR issue I have is that toys still have batteries in them–and if left in there long enough they get corroded, and I’ve had THAT issue more than once. My son likes changing batteries in everything–as well as taking things apart–and having that gunk in the battery compartment seriously annoys me. I won’t let him play with anything like that. Either they need to remove the batteries, or implement a policy where if you donate toys, batteries need to come out first.

          • One trick here is that we save buttons from old shirts and blouses. When we need a new button or a new set of buttons for something, there’s a huge supply.

          • Alexandra1973

            That’s a good idea…if it’s too beat up to donate or anything, save the buttons. Never thought of that. 🙂

    • Spartacus

      Remember – the worst things are, the better .

      • Sick of it

        Only if this madness will finally end.

      • sbuffalonative

        Unfortunately, white people keep taking it on the chin, get up, and say, ‘thank you’. I have no idea how much worse it can get before whites open their eyes.

        • Spartacus

          Those who are unwilling to fight will die, and the remaining ones will create a better society .

    • sbuffalonative

      ‘Customers Bill of Rights’: Blacks are not to be looked at or stopped when they’re shoplifting.

      • saxonsun

        Many years ago I watched a store employee follow a black woman in a market–he was blatant about it. Can’t do that now.

  • [Guest]

    This should be the beginning, middle, and end of the issue: Racial profiling is good for obvious reasons.

    • So CAL Snowman

      If it’s good enough for Israel it’s good enough for the United States.

  • DudeWheresMyCountry?

    Racial profiling doesn’t exist; it is what honest people call deductive reasoning.

  • benvad

    Oh another thought? Black people learn to behave and stop stealing, ok?

  • Erasmus

    But did brother Al demand that blacks stop shop-lifting and acting like wild chimps when they go shopping? Did brother Al ask “da youfs” to refrain from smash and grabs?
    Retailers may put this bill of rights out, but the smart ones will only pay it lip service recognizing that bantus really do steal disproportionately more often than whites.

  • Lord_Steven_Regal

    “a meeting that included the Rev. Al Sharpton and executives from Barneys, Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor and other department stores.”

    Why do these executives give Al any respect at all? Both meeting with Al and giving into demands not to profile potential shoplifters merely encourages Al to demand more and black shoplifters to shoplift more. Don’t feed the animals!

    • So CAL Snowman

      I think it will be hilarious to watch Barney’s, Macy’s, Saks,etc. get rolled by feral black diversity now that they know they can’t be touched.

      • Katherine McChesney

        A few years ago, blacks were stealing so much merchandise from Dillards in Rivergate Mall that for a period of time they didn’t allow them entrance into the store. Of course, a few years later, nearby on Dickerson Road, Kroger shut their doors because their black cashiers weren’t scanning products for the locals. The locals were also walking out the door with full carts of food. Kroger lost over a million dollars due to black theft.

        • Erasmus

          And still blacks wonder why employers have to be coerced into hiring them.

        • I believe that a Wal Mart was actually closed in the Midwest because the store employees were robbing the place blind. Corporate management went in undercover, saw what was happening, shut the store down and had all the merchandise trucked out by next morning, just so the locals wouldn’t loot and burn the store.

          • Katherine McChesney

            Michael, there was an article a year ago about a WalMart that, in the wee hours of the night, backed trucks up to the loading dock to remove all the merchandise. The closing was unannounced. Black theft had convinced them that it was useless to try to do business in a black community.

      • Erasmus

        Flash mobs in Bergdorf Goodman and Lord & Taylor. THAT I would love to see.

        • sbuffalonative

          I believe Macy’s experienced a flash mob.

          • ms_anthro

            We are becoming Africa.

    • Alexandra1973

      I’ve seen Rent-a-Center trucks in the parking lot parked in such a way so that the rear ends of the trucks faced each other. No doubt to keep their customers from getting a nice hefty discount.

  • Bill of Rights protects black shoplifters.

    It’s right there next to abortion, birth control pills and church-state separation.

    • Sick of it

      Back when the Founders were alive, people were often hung for theft. Nevermind, they were evil white racists, how dare I talk about them in our enlightened modern society.

      • George Clark

        “Hanged” is the proper conjugation of that verb. “Hung” is what the negro thinks is his greatest contribution to society.

        • Alexandra1973

          I didn’t need *that* mental image….

          • George Clark

            Sorry, nice lady. Just being anal about grammar.

        • Sick of it

          Past Simple:
          Hung/Hanged

          Past Participle:
          Hung/Hanged

          www (DOT) usingenglish (DOT) com/reference/irregular-verbs/hang (DOT) html

          I’m guessing you’re British.

  • Dave4088

    I’ve talked to several people over the years who work in retail, and blacks always represent the bulk of shoplifting cases although the browns are trying hard to unseat them. Personally, I think blacks should have to apply just to enter a particular store and submit to a background check before given a pass.

    • So CAL Snowman

      Easier solution – “Whites Only”

  • Rhialto

    Seriously, what actual effect will this have on security and loss prevention policies? These are the policies that these businesses now practice. If Blacks continue to steal at their current level, store security will apprehended them at their current level. Perhaps, the Blacks will be given kinder gentler verbiage when they rob and riot.

    • Erasmus

      You can take them out of Africa, but you can’t take Africa out of them.

  • How about a White peoples Bill of Rights?
    One that protects them from being sucker punched in the back of their head.

    • Non Humans

      Already exists…its called CCP, and their knockout game stops at the point that the barrel clears the holster.

      • Exactly why I like concealed carry laws, even though I can no longer possess firearms. In CCW states, the perps don’t know who is carrying and who isn’t, so my family and I are thus safer.

        • George Clark

          Are you even allowed to vote? Can your family possess firearms?

          • My voting rights came back as soon I was off supervision; all I had to do was register again at the DMV office, just the same as if I had moved. Only Florida and Kentucky permanently forbid ex-cons from voting. In the other 48, all one must do is finish federal probation or state parole.

            Ironically, I was called for state jury duty only a few months after my release from federal prison.

            I am not allowed to live in a home in which firearms are present. This is called “constructive possession”. I can visit someone else’s home where they have guns, but I never entered a house while I was on supervision (2003-2006) where I knew firearms to be kept. I was careful to the point of paranoia because of the other things in my FBI file. We occasionally stay for a week at a time at my mother’s place; she always has a list of things for me to move or fix there. If she had a gun, I don’t know how the laws would apply to my staying there: no idea. Since she doesn’t have weapons, this is not an issue. When one of my high school friends stayed here in 2006 while getting divorced from his now-ex wife, he had a Taurus pistol, and that had to stay in his car. If it had been found inside here, I’d have been given 5 years for “felon in constructive possession”, aggravated to 10 years for my still being on supervision at the time.

            I’d love to go shooting again, but I only want to do it legally and thus free from worry about legal entanglements.

          • Harry

            What were you convicted for and did you actually do the crime? It happens all the time where the innocent get convicted for crimes they did not commit go to prison, and like yourself have to live in the portable prison in society, upon release from physical prison, that in your situation negative convicted felon status brings.

            And it also happens where the guilty get acquitted for crimes they actually did commit.

            Ever watch the TV show “Quantum Leap”? If you did commit the crime and you had the chance step into a time machine and change your life history, would you do it? Or if you did not commit the crime, and had such a time travel opportunity, would you just go back in time just be somewhere else, instead where you were arrested and convicted for a crime you did not commit?

            As for myself if I could time travel back into my past, I would take the proper steps to avoid two very bad mistakes I made, save up the money i made working for a corrugated box company my family used to own, and buy stock in Apple Computer, Microsoft, Starbucks, etc.!

          • rowingfool

            Michael, get a bow.

            I’m serious.

            Buy one of the new compound bows and train yourself to shoot it. They’re easy to master, but difficult to set up. You have to be a decent mechanic in order to set them up to get consistent accuracy, but once you do that, they are way more accurate than a pistol. You should easily be able to put 12 arrows into a 8″ paper plate from 40 yards. Plus, the concentration and discipline needed to hold, aim and release an arrow effectively is excellent training for shooting a firearm should that need every arise in your life.

            With such accuracy, only one arrow would be needed in a home emergency. A trained archer should have no problem putting one in the boiler works or in the head first time, every time at any distance one is likely to encounter during a home invasion. (Plus, the arrow is not likely to endanger innocent people in other rooms in the house and it’s not likely that anyone in the house will accidentally shoot someone else.) You can train in the backyard or basement. No loud bang to disturb the neighbors.

          • I have a longbow I made out of yew, a crossbow I made, and two Belgian-style bullet crossbows I also made. I’m good working with my hands, and I have a basement full of decent machine tools. I also make and fletch my own arrows and quarrels. For the three crossbows, I used leaves from truck suspension springs. Draw weight is about 300 pounds; I can cock them by hand, but only laying on my back and using my legs. The Belgian bullet crossbows are a lot of fun. The bowstrings (made out of aircraft brake cable) move down slots I machined in their barrels from side-to side, for most of their length. I used thick-walled, German-made 10mm inside-diameter tubing I ordered from McMaster & Carr for the barrels in order to be able to use inexpensive, widely available 3/8″ steel slingshot pellets as ammunition. I also inletted rare-earth magnets from American Science & Surplus into the barrels to hold the pellets in place for shooting downward.

            In addition, I made an electromagnetic coilgun that uses mil-surplus steel flechettes. Power is from a pair of sodium-sulfur bus batteries on an ALICE pack frame run through a Faraday wheel. Since this isn’t legally a firearm, I can have it, and since it isn’t legally a firearm, it also isn’t legally a machinegun. Selector settings are S, 1, 4, 10 and E. Since empty cartridge cases are not being ejected, the cyclic rate is very high.

            I think it should be possible to electrically ionize a tunnel of air between a weapon and target and then dump an electron beam down the now-conductive air tunnel, but I really don’t want to electrocute myself, so I gave up on that idea. One of my friends made a flamethrower that uses cans of “Thrust” automobile quick-start spray and a butane torch as the pilot light, but I am not certain whether something like that would be legal for me.

          • tlk244182

            So the coil gun is basically an electro-magnetic device mounted on a backpack which has (I assume) a hand-held wand that spits flechettes one right after another like a full-auto rifle?

          • Close. The “wand” part is actually a fairly heavy rifle-looking thing that takes detachable magazines, which is connected to the power pack by a cable.

            It was the best I could do.

          • tlk244182

            Im interested in things like this which could be manufactured at home, in case more of our rights are cancelled. Its somewhat reassuring that this type of device exists, since the future of the 2nd Amendment is looking rather gloomy, IMO. Is your device effective at say, 30 yrds?

          • Alexandra1973

            I think that’s a load of bull. Whatever law keeps you from owning firearms is unconstitutional.

            Of course that’s probably a “stealth” method of disarming people….

  • borogirl54

    From what I understand,those blacks who were racially profiled in the stores mentioned had actually paid for the merchandise when they were confronted by store security guards. It is not going to solve anything. Let’s be honest, there are people that these stores do not want there.

    • me

      One isolated incident does not a statistic make….

  • Funruffian

    “Mayor-elect de Blasio has said repeatedly that his administration will have zero tolerance for racial profiling of any kind,” said spokeswoman Lis Smith, adding that de Blasio “deeply appreciates” the retailers’ willingness to adopt the new policies.”
    This mayor is a first rate douche-bag who is teaming up with the likes of Sharpton. Let’s get this straight, folks. We allow Blacks to loot and shoplift, because it is racist if we don’t. We allow retailers to permit open-theft season to every member of the Black race in order to instill racial equality. I could imagine the price of products skyrocketing in high end stores as a result. New York will become a degenerate cesspool and only rich idiots will choose to shop them. Makes much sense if you want the Big Apple to become rotten once again.
    Guliani, where are you?

    • saxonsun

      Yes, and his top-cop appointee, Bill Bratton, is also sucking up to Sharpton.

  • IstvanIN

    I read the stories of the two blacks stopped by the police. There had to be more to the story than we have been told. Did the credit cards go through? I doubt they stop every black shopper. Something just doesn’t make sense.

    • John K

      Could’ve been a stolen credit card.

    • When I bought my townhouse in 1996, the sellers took the refrigerator, washer and drier. I replaced these with new items from Sears; their “Kenmore” brand is inexpensive and very nearly indestructible. The store actually got a call from my credit card company after I had purchased the washer and drier, and temporarily held up allowing the fridge. The cashier put me on the telephone with them and everything was OK right away. Citibank only wanted to make sure nobody had stolen my credit card and gone hog-wild shopping with it.

      Likely the businesses involved in these incidents also received calls from credit card companies.

      • SFLBIB

        Calling the merchant first? That’s unusual. My bank calls me. A year or so ago, they called me about three charges that their system had flagged. Turned out two were bogus.

      • saxonsun

        Same thing with me–and of course I understood.

  • Luca

    Last year in Macy’s NYC, 6,419 blacks were questioned for shoplifting. Of those, only 6,412 were found guilty by virtue of surveillance video and possession of stolen goods.

    The above figures clearly demonstrate that we have a horrific, mind-numbing problem with racial profiling in this country. (sarc)

    As I have said before, it is the bad blacks that ruin it for the other 4%.

    • Katherine McChesney

      Blacks are most money-hungry race on the planet. Read all the black blogs. All they talk about is money, money, money. They are impressed by how much money their black actors, sports and music ‘stars’ make. They speak of it as if the money they have defines them. The other topic they discuss is sex, sex, and more sex.
      Narrow minded people they are.

      • Non Humans

        People?

      • Luca

        Money, sex, dancing, drugs, running shoes, NBA, and discrimination. The complexities of the African psyche revealed.

      • SFLBIB

        Do any of the blogs offer information on how to manage their money?

        • Katherine McChesney

          Nope. No such information, but they carry on about their rich ‘brothas’ and ‘sistas’. When I was in the music business it was common knowledge that a black performer would hire his or her family to work for them. In a few years they would be broke. Millions down the chute. Donna Summer was one of our clients. She wanted to purchase limosines for herself and her sisters. It took some time and strong talk to convince her that leasing them was more feasible and that they would be an ongoing write off for taxes. Besides, there would be maintenance bills to pay.

          • Lots of people who quickly come into money regard management of it as something they can make up as they go along, even with no experience. The idea that they should sit down with a paid, professional financial planner for part of an afternoon and do what that that person says never occurs to them.

          • SFLBIB

            “…they would be an ongoing write off for taxes.”

            Not to sidetrack the thread, but I have a problem with this. Why can’t I write off the car I use to go to and from work?

          • If you’re leasing it, you might be able to. I’m not sure about how that works because automobile lease plans seem like a game for suckers to me – renting a depreciating asset with big surcharges for extra mileage? No thanks.

          • SFLBIB

            IRS Publication 529, 2013: “Local transportation expenses are the expenses of getting from one workplace to another when you are not traveling away from home. They include the cost of transportation by air, rail, bus, taxi, and the cost of using your car. … In general, the costs of commuting between your residence and your place of business are nonde­ductible.”

      • Alexandra1973

        My husband has said they’re all about PR and image. That’s why all the bling, the spinning rims, and the like. I’ve even seen a Web site or two where you can finance rims….

        • Earl Turner

          Here in Macon, GA we have two stores right next to each other where the big “welfare wheels” are rent to own.

          Just google “rimtyme” and “rent a wheel”

    • SFLBIB

      “The above figures clearly demonstrate that we have a horrific, mind-numbing problem with racial profiling in this country.”

      Depends on your point of view. The figures could also be saying that not 100% of blacks are shoplifters.

  • MekongDelta69

    Ahh – I see Warren Wilhelm, Jr. (aka Bill de Blasio) is already hard at work to bring back that ‘wonderful’ Dinkins’ era.

    A black ‘Bill of Rights’, huh? Good – I hope all these stores which caved in to $harpton, et al, get their entire inventories stripped right out in front of them by D’Ontavious and Shaneequa, while they cower underneath their display cases.

  • Puggg

    Al and Jesse:

    “No five finger discount, no peace.”

    • Erasmus

      Brothers $harpton and Jack$on regularly shake down businesses, so of course they’re going to approve of their fellow non-humans’ shoplifting.

    • sbuffalonative

      Redistribution of wealth.

  • Evette Coutier

    I have a bill of right for them. Get caught shoplifting, chop their hands off. I call it the Serves Them Right Bill of Rights.

  • John K

    There is a reason as to why racial profiling exists. In the case of blacks, it’s because they cause most crimes of all types, including shoplifting at high end stores. It’s not stereotyping if it’s true.

    With this new “customer” bill of rights, you’re giving blacks a free pass to pillage these stores. They’ll likely even be bold enough to use convenience store tactics, where three or four blacks argue with and distract cashiers while the rest empty the store. Blacks are a big reason why we have online shopping.

    If I had my way, we would reimplement segregation, and there would be a “no blacks allowed” sign in every storefront window.

    • “It’s not stereotyping if it’s true.”

      Now you know what “hate facts” are.

    • Harry

      When I was a boy, online shopping only existed in “the Jetsons” TV show. With blacks and other non-whites taking over, civilization will not able to make “The Jetsons” version of the future real!

  • OhWow

    Goodbye common sense.

    Blacks are the most criminal race on earth far surpassing any other in per capita crimes, especially violent crimes. Then they cry and act innocent. Which is it? Black power? Or are blacks weak victims? They are the only race stuck in this purgatory and allowed to be. They have to decide if they want to be held accountable or if they want to be perpetual victims. I’m sure we all know which they want.

    • Katherine McChesney

      You need to read the almost unreadable black blogs on SBPDL. It’s amazing how they defend their criminals. Check out Field Negro…one of the worst writers on the internet.

      • Brian

        FN is horrible. Dude has a chip on his shoulder the size of Cameroon. He should be a better writer at least, given he’s an attorney…but no. He had a bit a while back about some idiot parents who let a 13-y-o white girl ‘dancer’ go on the road with two 20-something black men ‘dance instructors’. Police see them, do a stop-and-frisk type interrogation, and Field Negro has a cow. Are you kidding me? It’s like he’s never even heard of these underage sex trafficking rings. Even some of his black readers were giving him mess about the stupidity of this attitude.

  • me

    This is ridiculous! Caving in to the likes of Sharpton, in order not to appear ‘raaaycis’, and bowing to the p.c. ‘masters’, while your business goes under from the ‘diverse’ shoplifters. Enjoy your bankruptcy, NYC!

  • The breakdown of law and order in the USA continues apace. Rational, effective store loss prevention is soon to be a thing of the past, with all that this implies regarding the viability of operating retail stores.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Why are blacks being profiled in the first place, Al? Is there some question as to their honesty? What was your cut this time Al?

    Now, all employees of these stores, including store security, will be forced to ignore all incidents of black shop lifting lest they risk their jobs by being accused of profiling.

    Blacks will soon be able to shop lift and steal in plain sight without fear of apprehension.

    Shop lifting from high end stores is now a Civil Right.

    • Erasmus

      Poor Reverend Al. He won’t be able to play the race card with Satan when he joins Trayvon in hell.

    • Jack Burton

      That’s right, it’s part of the new Obamacare package of redistributing White wealth to poor, disadvantaged minorities.

  • Harry

    Just maybe, if black people would behave themselves and not be rapists, robbers, murderers, thieves, and “whitey” hating anti-white racists, then maybe there would be no need to profile blacks in the first place!

    • Earl Turner

      If black people would behave….

      HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!! Oh stop it man! You’re killing me!

  • George Clark

    “Does anyone have the guts to stand up to Rev. Sharpton already? Why don’t these wealthy corporate cowards tell him to get lost?”

    No, Sharpton has pictures of the entire trilateral commission engaged in naughty behavior.

  • dave

    Black priviledge is real,while white priviledge is a myth.

  • Alexandra1973

    That’s the way this whole country has been going. Can’t protect the border, that’s racist. Can’t protect your business, that’s racist.

    Might as well lie down and let all the third-worlders run roughshod over you….

  • chuck_2012

    the problem is black “shoppers” are all too well known to shop owners. They(the shop owners) know who is stealing merchandise or committing fraud. This will only give them the attitude they can do whatever.

  • Jack Burton

    Black shoplifters love this, they’ll have free reign.

  • hionthemountain

    I don’t want to sound biased cause I am only semi racist with a select niche, but from my experience the majority of customers that shoplifted the most were young arrogant AA’s

  • [Guest]

    This country is going the way of Jumaane.

  • MBlanc46

    “But the issue won’t be fully resolved until the coalition gets the NYPD to participate, he said.”

    The issue won’t be fully resolved until blacks stop committing crimes way out of proportion to their percentage of the population. (Or until the Sun explodes and consumes the Earth; whichever comes first).

  • Brian

    I wish we had a giant buzzer-door on the southern border of the US. Whoops, looks like the magnetic release bit is still broken.

  • hionthemountain

    More BS from the detractors ..