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Thursday, November 6, 2008

No riots, but some knuckleheads

posted by on November 6 at 7:59 AM

While everyone is happy that there was none of the urban disorder many predicted, never underestimate the Knucklehead-American population’s ability to get in trouble. There were very few arrests in Chicago Tuesday night; most were for discharging firearms in celebration, but one young person thought that Obama’s election entitled her to slap a cop.

“White bitches. F—- McCain. You white police can’t do nothing,” 19-year-old Celita Hart taunted officers as she stood with a throng of Obama supporters in the 6900 block of South Western Avenue, Assistant State’s Attorney Lorraine Scaduto said in a court Wednesday. At some point, authorities said, Hart left the crowd, which had been chanting “Obama, Obama,” walked up to a squad car, and smacked a male officer in the face.

She’s in County, awaiting justice.

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Kill her!

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 6, 2008 8:07 AM

Us white bitches love Mr. Poe!

Posted by Vince | November 6, 2008 8:09 AM

Her momma need to tan her ass and give her some manners ...

Obama ain't proud either.

Posted by Mother Maggie | November 6, 2008 8:14 AM

there was a lot of boneheaded stuff going on in new york. lots of gun firing into the air. it was all in celebration and joy but still, those bullets are gonna come back down.

Posted by douglas | November 6, 2008 8:18 AM

The "Celebratory Cop-slap" is, sadly, a largely unrecognized and unsupported tradition among our nation's big-city law enforcement community.

Posted by flamingbanjo | November 6, 2008 8:18 AM

(From same article):

This is what happens when Pops starts groovin' wit the kidz:

Peer pressure seemed to get the better of 54-year-old Joseph Morgan, who allegedly was caught holding a .22-caliber gun in the air on his back porch in the 5700 block of South Lowe Avenue.

His excuse, according to prosecutors?

“Everybody else is shooting their guns, I figured, ‘Why not?’ ”

Posted by John Bailo | November 6, 2008 8:19 AM

Speaking of urban; when can we expect a follow up/update on the urban archipelago article from four years ago?

Posted by Banna | November 6, 2008 8:26 AM

I love this story. It's like that old Eddie Murphy routine about the little Italian guy who just got done watching "Rocky" and thinks he's a badass. Hilarious.

Posted by Matthew | November 6, 2008 8:34 AM

That story smells like cop bullshit.

Posted by DOUG. | November 6, 2008 8:49 AM

The expectation leveling begins...

Posted by Big Sven | November 6, 2008 8:53 AM

I hope that at least someone corrected her on her grammar. There's nothing worse than a double-negative, and they seem to be particularly common in Chicago.

Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay | November 6, 2008 9:09 AM

let the race relations start healing...NOW!

Posted by Bellevue Ave | November 6, 2008 9:21 AM

I'm with @9 on this one.

I'd really like to know what happened between this person taunting the police and the same person leaving the crowd to go slap one cop.

If I were to guess, I'd say the cop said something rude in retaliation for being taunted, and then got slapped. Shame on the cop if he escalated the confrontation.

Posted by Mahtli69 | November 6, 2008 10:01 AM

The best argument against democracy is a 5 minute conversation with the average voter.

Posted by johin cocktosin | November 6, 2008 10:07 AM

#13 I doubt you would really like to know anything. The facts might contradict your guesses.

Posted by Mike | November 6, 2008 10:29 AM

@13 - I'm not attached to my guesses, and I would like to know what actually happened.

Does the story, as it is written, make any sense to you? Does there not seem to be a vast leap between taunting cops from a crowd and leaving the crowd to go slap a cop?

Posted by Mahtli69 | November 6, 2008 10:38 AM

@15, not @13

Posted by Mahtli69 | November 6, 2008 10:39 AM

A vast leap filled by alcohol.

Posted by daniel | November 6, 2008 11:16 AM

@13 and 16 You say "If I were to guess, I'd say the cop said something rude in retaliation for being taunted, and then got slapped. Shame on the cop if he escalated the confrontation."

Mahtli69 If I were to guess, I'd say everytime a black person committs a crime your brain starts working to blame the victim. If I slapped a black person everytime they said something rude my hand would be permedently numb. No not shame on the cop, shame on this little beast who fits the stereotype racists have of black people- high on violence, low on common sense. Shame on you for trying to blame the victim. We should ask ourselves, if Hillary had been elected president and a white woman slapped a black male cop in celebration, would this person have blamed the cop? The angry cries of "entitled racist white woman" would be coming off the lips of black people everywhere.

Posted by jane doe | November 6, 2008 1:15 PM

@19 - jane doe, if I were to guess, I'd say that if you read a press release declaring that a bowl of shit was actually a chocolate sundae, then you'd eat a bowl of shit.

I never said that the woman was justified in hitting the cop.

My point is something happened between the time this woman was taunting the cops from the crowd and the time she left the crowd to slap the cop. This something is part of the story and missing from the article. The fact that the source of the story is the prosecuting State's Attorney might explain why that something isn't part of the press release. I'm trying to imagine a realistic scenario where something was actually nothing, and other than the woman being seriously mentally ill, it does not add up.

And, if the cop said something rude to the woman which led to her slapping him, then that woman is still guilty of battery and at fault. However, if the cop said something rude, then shame on him for escalating the confrontation. That's not what cops are trained to do.

Posted by Mahtli69 | November 6, 2008 2:28 PM

that seattle police were so friggen cool that night.

Posted by boo baltimore | November 6, 2008 11:08 PM

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