WGY Mornings with Doug Goudie

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DOUG: Did a White Cop in Clifton Park Racially Profile a Black Teen?


So this Target arrest/not arrest incident in Clifton Park is interesting/confusing. And normally I would say, “if only there was video of the incident we would know what happened.” However, the five minute video leads to many more questions than answers, like:

  1. Did racism play a role in this, or is that just a default accusation made by the accused?
  2. Was the teen in the midst of shoplifting or not? 
  3. Has the store had issues with any of these teens before, and does that matter?
  4. Does the store have cameras that provide more detail, like the minute or so leading up to when this video begins?
  5. The sister repeatedly shouts “he has autism”, so what should the officer do in the moment with that information?

Ultimately the question is this: is there a white cop in Clifton Park who was harassing/profiling an African-American, or is there a cop trying to stop a perceived crime from taking place? Or does the truth lie somewhere in the middle? 

Watch the video and judge for yourself…


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