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Old 04-02-2012, 02:11 PM   #1
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(CNN) -- Racial profiling "should be a hate crime investigated by the FBI," filmmaker Tyler Perry wrote in a Facebook posting Sunday in which he described his own tense encounter with police.

"It was so hostile," Perry, who is African-American, wrote. "I was so confused. It was happening so fast that I could easily see how this situation could get out of hand very quickly. I didn't feel safe at all."

Perry, one of America's most successful film and television producers, said "although we have made significant strides with racial profiling in this country, the world needs to know that we are still being racially profiled."

His posting, which has drawn more than 101,000 "likes" and 18,426 comments, told what happened when two white police officers stopped him while driving from his southwest Atlanta movie studio last month.

Perry has directed and acted in at least 16 feature films. But his movies are most popular among African-American audiences and Perry is often dressed in drag as his "Madea" character.

The misunderstanding and tension described by Perry suggests that the two white officers did not recognize Perry as one of Atlanta's richest and best-known citizens. It happened "a few days" before Perry hosted President Barack Obama at his studio on March 17, he said.

Obama was in Atlanta that day to campaign and attend fundraisers.

"Most times when I leave the studio I have an unmarked escort," Perry wrote. "Other times I constantly check in my rearview mirror to be sure that I'm not being followed. It's a safety precaution that my security team taught me."

Police pulled him over after he made a left turn from the right lane, he said. It was an illegal turn, the officer told him.

"I signaled to get into the turning lane, then made the turn because I have to be sure I'm not being followed," Perry said he told the officer.

"Why do you think someone would be following you?" the officer, standing at his driver's door, asked.

He then heard "a hard banging" on his passenger-side window, Perry wrote.

"I had never been in this position before so I asked the officer who was at my window what was going on and why is someone banging on the window like that," Perry wrote.

"Let your window down, let your window down. Your windows are tinted," he said the officer told him.

When Perry lowered the passenger window he saw a second officer standing there.

"What is wrong with you?" that officer said.

"He thinks he's being followed," the first officer said.

"Why do you think someone is following you?" asked the other. "What is wrong with you?"

The officer on the driver's side then reached into the car "pulling on the switch that turns the car on and off," Perry said. "Put your foot on the brake, put your foot on the brake!" Perry said the officer commanded.

"I was so confused as to what he was doing, or what he thought he was doing," Perry wrote. "It looked like he was trying to pull the switch out of the dashboard."

Perry wrote that he then realized the officer was trying to grab the key, which was not there.

"I reached down into the cup holder to get the key, not realizing that the key had a black leather strap on it," Perry wrote. "As I grabbed it they both tensed up and I dropped it as I heard my mother's voice from when I was a little boy."

"If you get stopped by the police, especially if they are white policemen, you say 'yes sir' and 'no sir', and if they want to take you in, you go with them," Perry said his mother often told him. "Don't resist, you hear me? Don't make any quick moves, don't run, you just go."

"It wasn't until after I heard her voice that I realized that both of these officers were white," he wrote.

The first officer asked him again "Why do you think someone is following you?"

"I think you guys need to just write the ticket and do whatever you need to do," Perry said he told them.

"We may not let you go," the officer said. "You think you're being followed, what's wrong with you?"

Another police cruiser pulled up after Perry stepped out of his car, he said.

"This officer was a black guy," Perry wrote. "He took one look at me and had that 'Oh No' look on his face."

He was finally recognized. The black officer spoke "in a hushed tone" to the two white officers, he said.

"After that, one of the officers stayed near his car while one came back, very apologetic," Perry wrote. Perry did not identify the officers or specify which police department in the Atlanta metropolitan area they were from.

Perry posed a question to his readers: "Do you see how quickly this could have turned for the worse?"

"Now I know that there are many great officers, patrolmen and security guys out there," wrote Perry, who employs a small army of his own security officers to guard his movie studio.
He then made an apparent reference to the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, who was shot by a man who told police he feared for his life. "I'm not sure how a murder in Florida can be protected by a 'stand your ground law," he wrote.

Perry also raised the cases of two missing men -- one black and one Mexican -- last seen in the back of a deputy's patrol car in Naples, Florida, in 2004.

Perry wrote that he has been "screaming at the top of my lungs" about the disappearances of Terrance Williams and Felipe Santos. "They were never arrested, never brought to jail," Perry wrote.

Perry finished his Facebook posting in all caps: "RACIAL PROFILING SHOULD BE A HATE CRIME INVESTIGATED BY THE FBI!!!"
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He is upset because they didn't recognize that he is rich and famous, and therefore, should not be treated the same way virtually every one on this board has been?

However, once it was established that he was a 1%er, the officers immediately began treating him with deference.
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i don't know how to count to "no care ever"
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Ew. Nancy boy.
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Aww, Brainy is quoting/posting troll posts/articles/whatevs now, that's cute!
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How did "of the people, by the people, for the people" turn into "of the inept, by the litigious, for the corrupt"?

they voted for liberals.
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He "heard a loud banging from his passenger side window...rolled it down and saw an officer standing there" lol. Yes, I'd say your windows were tinted a little bit dark. Made a left turn from the right lane, wouldn't answer their questions AND didn't turn the car off while pulled over. These cops were clearly racially profiling and need to be investigated by the FBI.
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How did "of the people, by the people, for the people" turn into "of the inept, by the litigious, for the corrupt"?

they voted for liberals.
Do you really want to try to turn an argument about corruption to party lines?

'Cause no politicians hands are clean bro, you know better than that.
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Tax dollars well spent


oh yeah *** tyler perrry and his shytti movies
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I came to this thread expecting something else, maybe even a resurrection of the NSFW section.

I leave disappointed.
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Did he get fined / warned for the illegal turn? or did they let him off because hes "famous"? or because he was coloured and feared being sue'd for a hate crime of giving a ticket to a person guildy of breaking the law?.

Really annoys me that an adverage joe gets fined / jail time for some things but an actor / famous person gets nothing at all.
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What a load of ----. Seriously. I'm not quite sure exactly what he's complaining about. He got pulled over for executing an illegal turn. As I would have. He said he was making sure he wasn't being followed. Hmmm.... who else is concerned about being followed. People breaking the law perhaps? Drug dealers? Depending on where these cops were from that's the norm. If you're in the wrong neighborhood in LA and you get stopped by cops, it's standard procedure to put your hands outside the window until the cop approaches. Cops are trained to look for certain movements or anything unusual. From reading the story, nothing out of the ordinary happened....except that someone appolagised to him. No cop ever appolagised to me for wasting my time when pulling mee over. Fortunately, it's no ones fault but his for being a little pansy and then trying to make it about race somehow. I love the segment where he ties it to his mom.... Don't run don't resist blah blah blah....yeah good advice. Running and resisting are crimes. Such BS I'm white for the record. Let me tell a little story. I was driving along below the speed limit and I got pulled over. I had just passed like 3 cops who had someone pulled over. He said he pulled me over because the window tint was too dark. He checked it with some little tool he had and indeed it was. He asked to search the car. I said sure. I stood outside with another cop and talked to him about how I just bought the car and planned to remove the tint. After they searched the car, I drove away without a ticket. And guess what....I didn't whine or ----- because I thought i was being profiled or something. I was cooperative and I got no ticket. Had I been reaching for my keys and arguing with officers and talking about how I was being followed....they would have given me a ticket. So ---- off Tyler Perry.
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This:
'the world needs to know that we are still being racially profiled.'

Arrogant? Narcissistic? The 'world' has it's own problems...
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