Sort of like when a white guy goes into a black neighborhood and they all think he's a cop
Early in my work life, I was a CPS caseworker. Being male, I had several cases in what were perceived to be the riskier parts of a city, meaning the projects and low-income housing areas. The black folks were always engaging and respectful. The guys hanging out in the neighborhood would talk a bit at me, all in fun, never any difficulty. The people I encountered in that job, the ones who got serious, threatening, and even occasionally dangerous, were white people. The experiences informed my thinking about stereotypes.
PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE TROLL
3rd suspect in stabbing of Steelers lineman caught in Fla.
Associated Press |
Police say a third suspect in the stabbing of Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Mike Adams has been captured in Florida.
Pittsburgh police spokeswoman Diane Richard says 26-year-old Jerrell Whitlock of Pittsburgh was arrested Friday morning in Gainesville in central Florida and is being held there.
Whitlock had been wanted on charges of attempted homicide, attempted robbery, aggravated assault and conspiracy for his alleged role in the June 1 attack on Adams. Two other men are already jailed on similar charges.
According to a criminal complaint, the men tried to rob Adams as he left a restaurant around 3 a.m. and tried to steal his vehicle.
Adams had surgery for stab wounds but the 6-foot-7 345-pound lineman expects to recover by training camp in July.