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    According to this story, the police officer called the prosecutor about the case.  As far as we know, the police officer didn't say, oh, btw the girl is black".  We also know the prosecutor hadn't laid eyes on the girl.  Until I know one of those two things definetivly happened, I'll remain unconvinced that this was racially motivated.

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      Angryallen, Lujane, a2nite, Avila

      the suspect would be pretty standard.  Completely routine, in fact: age, race, gender.  "We have a forty year old white male," or "I've detained a sixteen year old black female."  It would be striking if he didn't.

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      by Fiona West on Thu May 02, 2013 at 01:59:25 PM PDT

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        harlinchi, Lujane

        I'd have to certainly reconsider my position if that was the case.  I'm not familiar with these procedures.  But for me to reconsider, I'd have to know that was said.  If it was, then I'd have to admit that the probability of racism being a factor goes up exponentially.

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