Lockport Police List Black Suspect as “Dark Negro”

Jeff Preval, WGRZ, July 30, 2014

Last week, 2 On Your Side reported on the spike of shootings in the City of Lockport this year. While we were in Lockport, police gave us a mug shot of a man suspected of some of the shootings. And, on the mug shot appeared a phrase that can be offensive to many people.

The mug shot was of 19-year-old Shamir Allen. He’s a suspect in several shootings in the city. We looked further on the mug shot and found next to line labeled “complexion,” that Allen is listed as a “negro.” Next to negro it reads “DA”

According to Lockport Police, this means dark.

So, Shamir Allen, a 19-year-old suspect is listed as a “dark negro,” in the Lockport Police database.


We showed the mug shot to three black leaders in the City of Buffalo–Eva M. Doyle, a columnist and author, who’s written thousands of articles on African and African-American culture; Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant; and Frank Mesiah, the president of the NAACP Buffalo Branch.

All three were outraged by what they saw.

“I think it’s ignorant, I think it’s a lack of education, I think it’s a lack of sensitivity,” said Doyle, “I think what really bothered me more was using the term dark, because to me that is saying that there’s a discrimination there–there’s making a difference between a dark-skinned and a light-skinned that is something that we have struggled with for a long, long time in this country.”


Wednesday, we questioned Lockport Police about their usage of the word negro.

REPORTER: Aren’t your officers aware that that type of terminology can be offensive to blacks?

EGGERT: I didn’t know it until I talked to you just now, I don’t ever use that term but I didn’t think it was an offensive term regardless.

According to Lockport Police, officers in the department use a specific type of computer software to list the complexion of suspects. The department says its been using the system since 1994 and that it’s rarely updated. When officers go to the complexion tab, there are about 12 options to choose from, and among them descriptions such as light, medium and dark are listed, in addition to “light negro” and “dark negro.”


Chief Eggert says negro will be removed from the department’s database Wednesday, if not later this week. Lockport Police say they will do diversity training in the next couple of weeks to explain to officers why the word negro is not acceptable to use.


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  • More outraged over the way he’s described on a cop suspect form than over what he is alleged to have done. Figures.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      Violating the canons of political correctness is apparently far worse than whatever this negro is alleged to have done. 1984, here we come.

    • TruthBeTold

      Typical black ‘point the finger, change the topic’ move.

    • APaige

      The computer software drop down box also had “ance”, “medium”,
      “Tanned”,” reddish”, “sallow”

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      Typical Negro behavior. Buffalo obviously has quite a local cadre of Sharpton/Jackson type race hustlers. A decent person would be upset about the shootings, and condemn the sociopathy of the shooter. Predictably, though, the local race hustlers are ignoring and excusing psychopathy, as the suspect is Black. Everything is about race with Blacks. Had Jeffrey Dahmer been Black, most Blacks would have insisted he was innocent. Whether we are dealing with Trayvon Martin, O.J. Simpson, or this Lockport shooter, it is the same bull excrement on a different day as far as the Black response. Everything is about race with Blacks. We should have sent them back to Africa following the Civil War.

      • TruthBeTold

        Yes, yes we have.

        Besides the Buffalo News, we have a ‘progressive’ liberal free weekly rag called ArtVoice com.

        Standard angry White liberals who jump on any and every racial angle they can exploit. They never met a black issue they didn’t support.

        • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

          These White Libtards most likely live in Amherst or Orchard Park. They should be required to live on the East side of Buffalo for a while if they love Negroes so much.

          • John R

            Uhhh, please, sir. The proper term is African American. Let us not be offensive here. (Yes, sarcasm.)

          • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

            Jiggaboozicus Africanus??

      • Veni Vidi Vici

        Agreed, but we now have this problem because of lazy short sighted whites who bought slaves in the first place, If only we had the sense to pick our own cotton…

        • Augustus3709

          Who brought the slaves? Most White people were against slavery. Only 4% of Southern Whites owned slaves before the Civil War. Whites organized to have it banned, and did have it banned, much to the chagrin of African slave sellers.

          It was a small group of business-people who dominated the slave trade over the Atlantic, most of whom would not identify with the traditional White ethnic group.

        • DiversityIsDeath

          So what if USA once had black slaves? The only thing to regret is that once slavery was ended all negroes were not hunted down and shot on sight. THAT’S the fatal mistake whitey made– being too nice, and allowing unnecessary negroes to live in this nation. America should have purged its left over slave population– either wiped them out, or repatriated them to Liberia at tremendous expense. As we know now, it was stupid to permit blacks to remain here after Emancipation because they have been a growing cancer ever since. And I don’t understand why those savvy White statesmen of the 19th century were not able to anticipate the mess their decisions would place us in 200 years down the road.

          • Augustus3709

            Our “niceness” is in large part what made us great. Imagine the sublime wood carvings, the baroque masterpieces, the elegant detail of renaissance paintings, the sweeping curves of world class sculptures.

            These things were not created by brutes and thugs. White people have developed incredible capacities for patience and emotional nuance.

            But these ‘good’ qualities have made us vulnerable in the era of air travel and globalism.

            Our other qualities of boldness, creativity, and curiosity also helped in large part to forge the modern world, the fires of which need now to be rekindled.

      • Like Jeffrey Dahmer, Atlanta serial killer Wayne Williams also specialized in killing children, but since Williams is black, lots of blacks are claiming he was actually innocent.

        • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

          Of course they are. Blacks believe that all Black serial killers, rapists, and other sadistic sociopaths are innocent. According to the average Negro, everyone in prison is innocent.

          • Augustus3709

            There are several quotes from the Explorers’ journals from Africa that I’m reminded of. But just to give the gist of the assessment of black character:

            They will always lie, until they absolutely know that they can no longer get away with it. And finally upon being caught, they don’t feel guilt, but rather amusement.

            Knowing this, you basically know you can’t take them at their word or trust what they say. This includes their complaints of racism.

    • TimMellon

      There’s a box there for race and another box for complexion. So a Caucasian or White would be described as such and the box for complexion may be fair or medium or dark.It probably also includes descriptions like ruddy or pock marked etc. This guy was a negro or black and his race was black in that box along with another box for complexion which was listed as dark. Perhaps that box was a bit redundant because it should have just read, dark. But putting the negro/dark is not incorrect. Worldwide the term Negro is used and in some places like Brazil using black is insulting. Personally I think that Negro should always be used because when you use this borrowed foreign word in an English speaking country it means just one thing-a person of a particular group.Black may be used today in the US but race is only one of its meaning and most uses of black have negative connotations in English like “black magic” or a “black mood” etc I guess that the Negro is too dumb to figure this out.In the past referring to a negro as black was insulting in the US and it was like calling him a nigg3r

  • MekongDelta69

    “So, Shamir Allen, a 19-year-old suspect is listed as a “dark negro,” in the Lockport Police database.”

    I don’t see any problem here. Do you?

    • APaige

      No problem at all. I would be described as a Caucasian with fair skin.

      • Alexandra1973

        I’d be Caucasian with not-so-fair skin. Mine has a golden undertone and I tan easily. 🙂

      • Jefferson

        I would be described as a Caucasian with fair skin as well, but my hair is very dark brown which can look black to many people. I am of Southern European descent.

        • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

          I’d be Caucasian with fair skin as well. I burn easily, get a bad burn if I’m not careful.

      • TimMellon

        The word fair in that box can mean paler but also a smooth complexion as opposed to a rough complexion or ruddy red complexion. These cop reports are supposed to be as descriptive as possible.btw, coloured meant a person of mixed race or even a White man with a dark suntan .

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      Of course She doesn’t want police to have an accurate profile of the suspect they are looking for. In her mind, he is innocent, along with O.J., Trayvon, Rodney King, and every other sadistic Black criminal who got caught. Everything is about race with Blacks.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      It means when White people are listed as having green eyes, they can sue.

  • serious123

    When the Lockport Police do diversity training on why the word negro is not acceptable to use I sure hope they tell all of us because I don’t know. I thought it was just a word that meant “black” in Spainish, which is precisely what they want to be called in English.

    • APaige

      I thought it was the shortened version of Negroid-an anthropological term.

  • Since when is the correct name of one of the three biological races of man somehow offensive?

    This is just pure faux outrage…pretending to be offended to make a point.

    Oh and as to the “dark” bit, the clowns who found this “offensive” have obviously never seen the demographic description on an NCIC criminal history. Skin tone is a listed descriptor, and “dark” is a common entry.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      Everything we say offends Negroes. They are a cognitively inferior race that belongs in Africa, segregated from Whites.

    • John R

      All about power, imo. We Whites spend so much time trying not to offend Negroes, I mean, uhh, blacks, or is it African Americans, that we forget all about their many many outrages against Whites.

  • Jesse_from_Sweden

    The word negro is offensive?
    Has anyone told the United Negro College Fund that?

  • jim b

    So…this TV station finds out about this and they have the reporter run to three of our perpetually aggrieved members of society to see what they think. (Naturally these dummies are going to be outraged!) I guess that is tattling….just like in junior high school.

    • Typical of the MSM, always trying to stir the pot against decency and the white man.

  • Look on the bright side. Douchbag wanted criminal Shamir Allen just got some unwanted national publicity. The reporter trying to stir up trouble made it more likely that a negro thug is going to be caught.

    But look on the dark side too (pun intended). Note how quickly the cops caved on this one. Is there one white public servant willing to stand up to the PC police and say “eff you” to poltical correctness, justifying it by having a job to do and needing to do it well.

    • Tim_in_Indiana

      Too late. They should have started saying say “eff you” to poltical correctness about 50 years ago.

    • tlk244182

      There have been a few. They all lost their jobs.

  • IstvanIN

    Wouldn’t want to hurt a violent criminals feelings.

  • Pro_Whitey

    OMG, somebody get me a paper lunch bag, I’m hyperventilatin’!

    I can see that blacks would be offended by these terms. They might be effective in catching black criminals.

  • LACountyRedneck

    Don’t tell the reporter but it really stands for Dumb N*****.

    • JDInSanD

      I was going to suggest dumb a** negro.

  • DLRisVH

    What exactly is “diversity training”?

    • LACountyRedneck

      A form of White guilt.

    • Kenner

      Breaking whitey’s spirit.

    • Usually Much Calmer


    • Veni Vidi Vici

      Hmmm, Interesting point, I would be interesting to see what this “diversity training”
      entails? and do all races have to attend? Maybe one of the officers can post an “anonymous” article on amren.

    • Alexandra1973

      Indoctrination. Probably using “1984” as an instruction manual.

      That boot stomping on a face is probably worn by a black person nowadays….

  • kjh64

    They’re more outraged over his description than they are over the fact that he has shot a bunch of people, most likely Black.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      In a city that is only 7% Black, Whites may have been affected. In the good old days, this sadistic Negro would have hung from the ole oak tree. This needs to happen today. It is the only way we will stop Negroes from preying on us.

  • Mary

    Interesting that the term lily-white, often used as a pejorative, is perfectly all right, but we cannot use any descriptive terms regarding blacks’ skin color without causing offense.
    Just another entry in the reams of double standards.

    • Tim_in_Indiana

      Don’t forget “white bread,” which is almost always used as a pejorative, implying that whites are bland and devoid of substance. Even “people of color” is a backhanded insult against whites. And so is “diversity.” But eviscerated whites never kick up a fuss about these terms.

      • Paleoconn

        The term ‘vanilla’ is also used in such a pejorative way.

        • Augustus3709

          Hmm, Vanilla flavored White bread. Think you got a hit. A culinary masterpiece in the making!

          Just make sure it’s lily white.

      • kjh64

        That is because Whites are happy being White.

  • TruthBeTold

    REPORTER: Aren’t your officers aware that that type of terminology can be offensive to blacks?

    As are blacks to me.

  • Garrett Brown

    Yep, that’s a negro alright.

  • NoMosqueHere

    The United NEGRO College Fund; the National Association of COLORED People — Why don’t the blacks change the names of these organizations if they are offensive?

  • LHathaway

    “The department says its been using the system since 1994 and that it’s rarely updated”.

    And yet, this is the first time since probably1974 that the term has been used.

    “I think what really bothered me more was using the term dark, because to me that is saying that there’s a discrimination there–there’s making a difference between a dark-skinned and a light-skinned that is something that we have struggled with for a long, long time in this country”.

    Leave it to the guy to shoot himself in the foot. This guy is a columnist. What do whites do, make sure the dumbest guy gets promoted in their effort to ‘serve’ the black community?

  • IKUredux

    Could this country get any more ridiculous? Yeah, actually it can. Not sure how much more I can take. Dark negro is a problem? How about the fact that negroes are behind the majority of crimes in this country, despite being a small percentage of the pop.? I don’t care how they are described. And, furthermore, what the hell difference is the crime rate gonna be because they were termed something , I don’t know, more alluring?

  • IstvanIN

    As I recall certain NJ government reporting forms used “Black or Negro” well into the 1990s maybe even the early 2000s, I forget when they dropped it but it was around the turn of the century.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      Exactly. Negroes is what they are. It is not like the officers printed in their report that the suspect is a Jiggaboo that looks like he stepped straight out of the Congo.

  • Paleoconn

    Progressives can’t decide on what’s acceptable. Nowadays people of color is in vogue but colored people is not. Negro merely means ‘black’ in Spanish. When did this wors become offensive?

  • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

    The focus should be on the shooting or shootings this thug has committed, not on pampering the egos of Buffalo area Negro race hustlers. This business that Negro is supposed to be an offensive term is ridiculous. Negro is the same as saying Caucasian or Asian, and Negroes regularly refer to us as Caucasians, and like to call Arabs “Ay-Rabs”. Negro is the correct terminology for their race. Blacks being upset about us calling them Negroes is ridiculous, but is highly disrespectful in this case. The suspect needs to be apprehended and appropriately punished for his crime. In a city that is 7% Negro, police knowing that they are searching for a dark complexioned Negro is an essential piece of information that increases efficiency in apprehending this suspect, and protecting the hard working citizens of Lockport. The despicable race hustling Negroes from Buffalo are typical race hustling Negroes. They care more about their bruised ego than about the citizens of Lockport, a city which has traditionally had a low crime rate.

    • How is “negro” offensive when “black” is not? One is Spanish and the other is English, but both mean precisely the same thing.

      • Because white people said it and used to say it. That’s the only real reason!

        • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

          Exactly!!! Blacks hate it when we point out the obvious. They militantly insist on living in a fantasy world, and White Libtards encourage this behavior in them by giving into them. In the old days, if they didn’t like what we called them, that was too bad.

      • I think the prefered spelling is kneegrow

      • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

        I don’t understand that either. Negro is an intelligent and correct term for Blacks. They are the Negroid race. Negro is no more offensive a term to a sensible person than Caucasian or Asiatic.

  • SolStans

    Just switch the options to High Yella’ and ‘Urple, and all will be ok.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      High yellow Blacks look down on Negro, Darks.
      They call them Blue/Black.
      Those 59 IQ, Congolese types.

  • TruthBeTold

    Negro Dark:

  • c684570

    I’m slightly more concerned about the murders.

    • bubo

      As any adult with a functioning brain would be. You must remember though that blacks are largely adult children and think as such.

      • You would also think that police are supposed to provide useful, complete descriptions of wanted suspects, but as you said, blacks are overgrown children.

  • tlk244182

    “…explain to officers why the word negro is not acceptable…” I’d like to hear that explanation myself.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      Ms. Shaquila race hustler in Buffalo should be told that Caucasian is not acceptable, to impress the notion of fairness on her two digit IQ Asberger’s brain, following by receiving a stern scolding for fixating on lingo when a homicide has occurred. Negroes like her are the reason Buffalo now has a homicide rate similar to Cleveland.

  • Haereticus

    It’s hilarious to hear politically correct officials, desperate to remain employed long enough to get their pensions, describing suspected criminals without making any reference to the suspect’s obvious physical appearance and ethnic origin. When important identifying information is obviously withheld we immediately know the perpetrator is a so-called “person of color”, and we know what that color is.

    I’ll start calling them “people of color” when they call us “people of light”.

  • Alexandra1973

    I was getting quite the kick out of the comments….

  • Obviously the description is wrong.

    Everybody knows it should have just said “youth” or “teen”.

    Such as, “we were intimated by a gang of youths” – or the assailant was a “teen in a blue hooded sweatshirt and jeans”.

    That is the way it is already going – and in some parts of Britain, it already passing muster as a newspaper description of a suspect.

  • Cid Campeador

    As I remember the late Saint MIK always used the word “negro” when speaking of his people.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      I’ve seen some of that footage. He pronounced it “Negruh”. The Buffalo race hustlers should watch some of this footage.

  • Reverend Bacon

    “I think what really bothered me more was using the term dark, because to me that is saying that there’s a discrimination there–there’s making a difference between a dark-skinned and a light-skinned that is something that we have struggled with for a long, long time in this country.”

    Hmm. Once upon a time, they claimed that just saying it was a black wasn’t descriptive enough, because there are light-skinned blacks that are lighter than some mexicans, or even very tan whites. So for identification purposes, they said it was racist to not describe the complexion. Now, it’s racist to do so. They’ve changed the rules to keep YT on his toes, yet again.

  • John R

    Using the word “Negro” means that I am “ignorant” and “lack education”? No, it doesn’t. I am well educated enough to know that the word Negro to define persons of the race of people native to Africa, has been around and in general usage for a couple centuries at least. I am educated enough to know that Negro is cognate with Caucasian which is still in common usage these days. I am also aware that the word Negro was used by Martin Luther King himself to define his people and that there was a special college fund for these very people called the United Negro College Fund. I think that the people who insist on “African American” are the ones lacking education.

  • John R

    Better yet, a nnniiii, nah, don’t want to get moderated!

  • none of your business

    I would suggest the acronym OFE pronounced OFEE, obsolete farm equipment.

  • none of your business

    Police used to have 3 descriptions for White complexion, fair, ruddy and latin. Lee Harvey Oswald’s complexion was described as fair. Al Capone’s was described as latin. Some years ago a black woman shot and murdered someone in a gas station in Riverside County Ca. The arrest report used the box and check system for race. The officer just checked the box next to negro. The press, especially the LASlimes went nuts about the racial slur completely ignoring the fact that the female OFE was a murderer.
    That’s the Alinsky method the alien elite taught the OFEs to use. Bring up some trivial nonsense and divert the entire discussion to that.
    No mention that she just shot someone in front of witnesses and on video, just yammering about the racist White police. That problem has been solved, most California departments are into total cleansing of Whites from their forces.

  • disqus_irCdmAu8It

    If race is left out of a criminals physical description, then name always gives it away: LaShwan, Marquis, DeMarcus, etc. Listening to college football game announcers as they pronounce some of the “athletes” names is hysterical.

    • Martin

      Why have you placed athletes in quotes?

      • disqus_irCdmAu8It

        Because I live in the SEC and the “student-athletes” are not real students. Most can’t read their diploma when they graduate. Of course, thats the few that do graduate. Most don’t.

        • Martin

          Then I think you meant to put “students” in quotes. They certainly are athletes.

  • gregCall

    Funniest thing here is black use the same criteria when judging each other. Lighter blacks look down on darker using what was once called the brown paper bag test, if a blacks complexion was lighter than a brown paper bag he was in the higher echelons of black society if darker he was considered a lower class.
    I guess like the N word that can’t be written here is their word, “Dark negro” must be their phrase and we can’t use it either.

  • Augustus3709

    Looney Tunes Liberalism is all about control.

    “Negro” was used for generations and there was no harm intended or received by it. But in the 1980s they invented the term “African American”, and so negro is miraculously “offensive”, though its nickname, “the n word,” (the secret black club-house word), is uttered in every black conversation throughout the country. Blacks can say it, but Whites can’t.

    It’s just more racial agitation to create cultural ammunition to fire against White people.

    • Nate

      Again…African American, a useless term.

  • Jesse_from_Sweden

    Heh, saw a video were a black man went berserk on a bus in South Korea.

    A kindly old lady offered him a seat, and saying something along the lines of “would you like to sit” in korean.
    Unfortunately for her, “would you” is apparently “ni gra” or something to that effect….

    Probably the last time she was ever going to be polite to a black man at least.

  • Jesse_from_Sweden

    TNB, man, TNB.
    Typical N* Behaviour.

  • janderson2000

    LMAO. PC BS. Think I’d cry if somebody called me a light Caucasian?

  • Ray

    I’m black and I don’t get it. What’s “offensive” about the term? And what are they going to change it to? I can promise you, whatever it is, folks will call that “outrageous” too.

  • Nate

    Getting bent out of shape over skin tone? Give it a break. Old news..old hangups… Negro – listed on millions of birth certificates. Better than African American — another sorry attempt by Jesse Jackson to find an identity for people who already have one: Black American. Africans couldn’t give a rat’s a$$ about the African American identity. Whether you’re light, medium, dark or jet black, you are what you are. So what! Sadly, it’s been more than apparent that the pushback on being tagged as “dark” seems to originate basically from dark-complexioned blacks. The choir might do better to focus on more productive issues.

  • Nate

    Very interesting response. Unfortunately, many black folks in general seem to be more hung up about trying to “un-black” themselves rather that on trying to empower themselves.

  • cecil91

    “Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a delusional illogical
    liberal minority & rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous liberal press
    which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick
    up a turd by the clean end.”