The shadow of suspicion falls in the Mall of America

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Lisa Simeone, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    The shadow of suspicion falls in the Mall of America

    Visitors who have done nothing wrong are winding up identified in counterterrorism reports
    BY G.W. SCHULZ, DANIEL ZWERDLING, AND ANDREW BECKER

     
  2. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    Private businesses are free to do whatever they want, and if they want to go down the road of harassing their customers they should not be surprised at the economic consequences.

    The Mall of America is now off my list as a place to spend some money if I have some time to kill between flights in MSP.
     
  3. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Not that I'd ever go to the Mall of America, but should I have the opportunity, I shall turn it down.
     
  4. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I am so disgusted by my fellow so-called citizens I could scream. But I'm too weary.
     
  5. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Well, it's not an 'anything goes' situation - thankfully.

    From the article:

    "In Allen’s case, he responded in a way few others have – he complained to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and filed a lawsuit. Department investigators concluded that there was probable cause to support Allen’s claim of racial discrimination.
    Allen declined an interview, citing a settlement agreement reached with the mall. He would not provide details of that agreement." (bolding mine)
     
  6. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    Lawyers and paying settlements also hurt the bottom line. :D

    One thing I should have mentioned is all the documentation dumped at the local police department is a waste of public resources. The city should just say "Thanks, but no thanks". How can they accept it if the Chief himself thinks how the information is collected is a possible rights violation?
     
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  7. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    For black men in this country this is a regular experience. Look at the fellow who was questioned for having a book about bi-planes on an airplane.
     
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  8. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Only really stupid sheep would cooperate with this. One of the police supervisors even said he'd walk away:

     
  9. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    It gets worse:

     
  10. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Minnesota is not even a "must identify" state. They cannot compel you to produce ID. Since M.O.A. is private property, the most they can do is ask you to leave, at which point it's a good idea to head for the exit.

    Not sure where you'd go if you need to take the light rail home. :eek: The LRT station is in the mall.
     

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