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Old 11-14-07, 02:14 PM
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Spanish-Language Radio Station Slams Police for Describing Suspect as "Hispanic".

Spanish-Language Radio Station Slams Police for Describing Suspect as 'Hispanic'
Wednesday, November 14, 2007

By Melissa Underwood

An Arizona Spanish-language radio station is blasting a local police department for what it says is racial profiling: describing the suspect in a series of child rapes as "Hispanic."

Police are offering $25,000 for any information leading to an arrest in the case of the "Chandler Rapist," who began assaulting victims in Chandler, Ariz., in June 2006.

The suspect is described as Hispanic, 28 to 40 years old, short with a muscular build, dark hair and hazel or brown eyes.

Phoenix news talk radio station, KNUV 1190 AM, has complained to the police department about the description, claiming that "Hispanic" refers to an ethnicity, not a race.

"Hispanic could be white, it could be black, it could be dark-skinned complexion," said Mayra Nieves, vice president of programming. "We Hispanics see it that way."

Police won't budge. They say they are following normal procedures for releasing information based on victims' descriptions. <b>Five victims between the ages of 12 and 14 have described their assailant as Hispanic.</b>

The rapist usually strikes in the morning, when his victims' parents, usually a single mother or father, leave for work. The rapist attacks when he knows the parent won't be home, threatening his victims with a weapon before he sexually assaults them, said police spokesman Sgt. Rick Griner.

"We are not racially profiling anybody or anything," said Griner. "For us to change or alter or omit, that is irresponsible on our part. The common goal is to catch this predator and get him off the street."

Nieves said the current police description limits the station's ability to give its listeners specifics about the suspect.

"We need specific descriptions because we are radio," she said.

Nieves said using the term Hispanic is not only racial profiling, but also stereotyping.

The complaint from the radio station is the only the department received, Griner said.

"They are wanting a skin color. How do you classify a skin color?" Griner said. "What might be dark to me might not be dark to you. <b>We're going off what [the victims] are telling us."</b>

<i>The American Civil Liberties Union said the the suspect's description is not racial profiling. It said if police used race as the sole factor in describing the suspect, that could be racial profiling.</i>

"They are using concrete information to follow up leads," said Alessandra Soler Meetze, a spokeswoman for the ACLU Phoenix chapter.

An attack last Thursday, believed to be that of the same rapist, occurred when an intruder broke into a home and attacked a 15-year-old girl after her father went to work.

Sketch of the rapist:
<img src=http://www.foxnews.com/images/324549/0_61_chandler_rapist_sketch.jpg>

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,311717,00.html

OMG...I agree (sort of) with the ACLU???? Thought that would never happen.

If the victims say "the man was Hispanic" or "the man was Mexican", then the appropriate description is Hispanic. Nieves is an idiot for claiming that such labels is stereotyping and profiling. She also states that using the term Hispanic makes it hard for them to describe to their listeners what the guy looks like. Is she fucking serious? How else would she describe him?

I'm shocked that this is even an issue.

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Old 11-14-07, 02:18 PM
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Police are offering $25,000 for any information leading to an arrest in the case of the "Chandler Rapist"
"Could my ass BE any more sore?"
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Old 11-14-07, 02:19 PM
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Those victims just need to celebrate diversity and get sensitivity training.
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I don't think it is profiling...BUT hispanic isn't a race so like they said it can be white (cameron diaz) or black (sammy sosa) or somewhere in the middle. I've never really understood that too well or the difference between race and ethnicity. Either way, I'd think the police would want to be as clear as possible.
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That's like saying African-American doesn't mean anything because Charlize Theron is white.

If somebody saw Cameron Diaz or Sammy Sosa raping Matthew Perry, and had no idea who they were, would they describe them as "Hispanic"?
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Originally Posted by Groucho
That's like saying African-American doesn't mean anything because Charlize Theron is white.

If somebody saw Cameron Diaz or Sammy Sosa raping Matthew Perry, and had no idea who they were, would they describe them as "Hispanic"?
That would be my guess too -- that no one would know who Matthew Perry is when raping him.
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he was a mexican from oaxaca with mostly mayan features and a bit of aztec added in. some witnesses have said they see a bit of inca in him
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That would be my guess too -- that no one would know who Matthew Perry is when raping him.



Couldn't they just say he was brown? If they want to be specific say bean brown vs dot brown?
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The American Civil Liberties Union said the the suspect's description is not racial profiling. It said if police used race as the sole factor in describing the suspect, that could be racial profiling.

I thought I argued that in another thread. Hmmmmm.
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What you guys don't see is that the Spanish-Language Radio Station is trying to hide that the rapist could be an illegal alien. The Spanish news media is always trying to side with the Mexicans here in Chicago. No matter what they do, unless of course if it's spanish on spanish drive-by teen killings. Then they just report the news with no emotion from the reporters. Remember this happened with the blacks in the late 80's when they were upset that the media would say "police are looking for a black man or a black man held up store".
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Soon the news will have to use descriptions such as this:

"The suspect is believed to be or is allegedly non-Caucasian, non-African-American, non-Asian, non-Indian, non-Pacific Islander..."
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Oops, I just posted this in the Other forum. Probably should have checked here first. Talk about grasping for straws here. It sounds like these hispanics are more concerned with creating a needless racial debate than catching the rapist. I don't even understand how you could consider this racist. Are hispanics that upset that blacks get all the racial coverage that they need to create non-existent issues? Morans.
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If it had been this:
The suspect is described as <strike>Hispanic</strike> an illegal immigrant, 28 to 40 years old, short with a muscular build, dark hair and hazel or brown eyes.
I would see where they have an issue.
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Oops, I just posted this in the Other forum. Probably should have checked here first. Talk about grasping for straws here. It sounds like these hispanics are more concerned with creating a needless racial debate than catching the rapist. I don't even understand how you could consider this racist. Are hispanics that upset that blacks get all the racial coverage that they need to create non-existent issues? Morans.
They are trying to establish political muscle so they can get their way in everything that has a law that says anybody else can't.
And in order to do this they are using the good ol' race card which always works on whites. Thanks to the liberal media.
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I can't remember the name of the guy (someone out here in Southern Cailfornia probably can help me) but someone came out against the latest wave of LAPD Gang crackdowns calling the crackdowns racist against hispanics.

He actually said something to the effect of since most gang members are Hispanic the crackdown would target mostly hispanics and therefore the entire crackdown was racist and he was going to court to stop it.

I can't make this stuff up
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I can't remember the name of the guy (someone out here in Southern Cailfornia probably can help me) but someone came out against the latest wave of LAPD Gang crackdowns calling the crackdowns racist against hispanics.

He actually said something to the effect of since most gang members are Hispanic the crackdown would target mostly hispanics and therefore the entire crackdown was racist and he was going to court to stop it.

I can't make this stuff up
We had raids here in Chicago this past summer where they raided a Mexican shopping plaza area , because they were running a fake i.d. ring. A Chicago alderman goes on live t.v. on Telemundo and starts his "this is racist" act.
It turns his daddy was part of the fake i.d. ring which was reported by the local media later. The alderman then goes on t.v. and says he didn't know what his father does. And that was that the alderman hasn't faced any bad press the way say a white man in politics would have in Chicago.
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