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05-23-14 10pm, Scoot/ A man falsely accused for wearing a hoodie

May 23, 2014|

Scoot interviews a caller (Arthur); who was wrongly incarcerated for just wearing a hoodie.

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    On today’s show: RACISM or the RULES? This afternoon – the Tangipahoa chapter of the NAACP is planning a protest in front of the offices of the parish school board offices. The protest calls for board members to step down after Amite High School valedictorian, Andrew Jones, was not allowed to walk across the stage and receive his diploma last week with his graduating class, because he refused to shave off all of this facial hair. Andrew is African-American. The NAACP says it discovered photographs of white students with beards walking across the stage in past graduation ceremonies. If white students were allowed to walk across the stage with facial hair and Andrew Jones was not allowed to – then you can understand why it seems that Andrew was singled out because he’s black. But, if the rules changed and if Andrew was warned 3 times, as the school says, then should he have been expected to follow the rules? Do you think Amite High not allowing their valedictorian to join his graduation ceremony was racially motivated or just following the rules?

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    On today’s show: RACISM or the RULES? This afternoon – the Tangipahoa chapter of the NAACP is planning a protest in front of the offices of the parish school board offices. The protest calls for board members to step down after Amite High School valedictorian, Andrew Jones, was not allowed to walk across the stage and receive his diploma last week with his graduating class, because he refused to shave off all of this facial hair. Andrew is African-American. The NAACP says it discovered photographs of white students with beards walking across the stage in past graduation ceremonies. If white students were allowed to walk across the stage with facial hair and Andrew Jones was not allowed to – then you can understand why it seems that Andrew was singled out because he’s black. But, if the rules changed and if Andrew was warned 3 times, as the school says, then should he have been expected to follow the rules? Do you think Amite High not allowing their valedictorian to join his graduation ceremony was racially motivated or just following the rules? This hours guest: Andrew Jones - Amite High School valedictorian

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I had to be really really careful because I did what the wrong person to be identified and and I saw a lot of people. And I may have even passed on that the ATP Alexi did this to me but I would I would go through the pictures of -- -- -- with police officers say -- PD. -- numerous times they we show me just a series of pictures. And I say you know this guy looks similar -- -- him arrested well it looks release it really looks familiar but I mean I can't say for sure I mean I was really really I would rather. Let somebody go. Then. Say that the wrong person did it. And without an open holes per year -- -- and anyone's first Briton. Right the jaw that -- -- do with my -- it was so confident bella -- as soon. But I did have a criminal record -- betrayal of work -- chicken little is being. -- moment -- like. You know that this was based on on just one person identifying you. Well all have a monopoly supporting. Did that reflect the read that. 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There I really saw that happen to you and I'm sorry that day it happened to you and and I'm speaking on the part of of a lot of people who agree with me we we don't like being part of society that to did that to you and I really appreciate you sharing your story with us. -- have a nice weekend. -- It happens. Can you imagine. Being unjustly thrown in jail. Because you weren't putting. Any -- if you're white. This happens. Blacks are automatically suspects. And I don't care -- the numbers show that a disproportionate number of black males commit crimes. This is America. And everybody is innocent until proven guilty. Even if you're black -- If you rejoice for the comic tonight our numbers 2601870. Toll free 8668890. Its opening. A Texan resort 770. It's a brave guys though and it's great that he has the attitude. That yes. If your policy with his recovered right -- more of this cute show under -- well.

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