Police called during Colorado college tour after parent felt nervous around Native Am


spaminator
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Police called during Colorado college tour after parent felt nervous around Native American teens
Associated Press
Published:
May 4, 2018
Updated:
May 4, 2018 11:44 AM EDT
In this Nov. 6, 2017 file photo, a sculpture stands outside the front door of the veterinary school at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo.David Zalubowski / AP Photo / Files
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A Native American teenager who was with his younger brother when the two were pulled from a college tour said the ordeal began less than 30 minutes after they had arrived on the Colorado campus. School officials say a parent in the group called the police to report feeling nervous about their presence.
“I think it’s pretty discriminatory,” 19-year-old Thomas Kanewakeron Gray said Thursday. “Me and my brother just stayed to ourselves the whole time. I guess that was scaring people; that we were just quiet.”
This undated photo provided by the Gray family shows 17-year-old Lloyd Skanahwati Gray. Gray Family via AP
Grey said police stopped him and his 17-year-old brother, Lloyd Skanahwati Gray, while the Colorado State University admissions tour group was inside a gymnasium Monday, and began questioning the brothers aggressively about why they were on campus that day. Campus police patted down each of the teens and released them only after they were able to provide an email proving they had reserved spots on the tour.
By then, however, their tour group had moved on without them and the brothers left the campus and returned home to New Mexico.
The older brother said the school was their first choice, because of its proximity to Denver, where they could attend concerts. The brothers, both Mohawk, are musicians, and study contemporary and traditional music.
The older of the two brothers is currently a student at Northern New Mexico College in Espanola and hoped to transfer. The younger brother is a high school senior at Santa Fe Indian School.
The siblings saved until they had enough money to drive the roughly seven hours from the family’s home in Santa Cruz, New Mexico to Fort Collins for the tour.
The brothers’ ordeal marks the latest in a series of incidences nationwide spotlighting treatment minorities often face in everyday circumstances, including the arrest of two black men at a Starbucks in Philadelphia who were handcuffed and taken to jail after a worker said they had refused to buy anything or leave.
In this May 26, 2016 photo provided by the Gray family, Thomas Kanewakeron Gray walks in a procession during his high school graduation at Santa Fe Indian School in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Gray Family via AP
Colorado State University officials said in an email to students that it is reviewing what happened to try to avoid similar situations or handle them more appropriately.
“The incident is sad and frustrating from nearly every angle, particularly the experience of two students who were here to see if this was a good fit for them as an institution,” the email said. “As a university community, we deeply regret the experience of these students while they were guests on our campus.”
The university officials said a parent called police about the brothers, who had joined the tour after it started. According the email, the tour guide did not know that campus police had been called or responded.
The teens’ mother, Lorraine Kahneratokwas Gray, said she believes her sons were victims of racial profiling and she feared for their safety after learning about the encounter.
“I felt they had been the victim of racism and that they weren’t safe there,” she said in a post this week on Facebook.
She later told the AP, “I don’t think they even grasped the magnitude of what happened to them until we talked.”
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petros
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Interview the person who called the cops.
 
Walter
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How did anyone know they were FN before they were pulled from the tour? Most FN I know I wouldn’t be able to tell them apart from other folks.
 
Hoid
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Fortunately for them they weren't black teens.

Would probably have been shot.
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Fortunately for them they weren't black teens.

Would probably have been shot.

You like being a politically correct suck-up dontcha? Waldo?
 
Danbones
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Black folks with guns usually leave the natives alone and prey on each other..that's what the numbers say to those who can read numbers.

Its a tribal thing...
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Interview the person who called the cops.

Oops, the cops are withholding her name.

Or at least, that's what the left-wing MSM is SAYING! But we know it's really a PLOT to SMEAR Real Americans and silence them!
 
petros
#8
We do?
 
Tecumsehsbones
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

We do?

Your kind does.
 
taxslave
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How very unPC of that parent.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

How very unPC of that parent.

I think the term you're searching for is "racist." I've probably read more deeply into this than you have, and the parent's complaint amounts to "they were dressed oddly," "they were quiet," and "they were Mexican" (which is kinda funny, and an indication of the general intelligence level of racists).

Last time I checked, neither wearing a band T-shirt, nor being quiet, nor being non-white, was actually a crime in Colorado. Didn't stop the cops from performing a detention, which the can only do, under Terry v. Ohio, when they have a "reasonable, articulable suspicion" based on "objective facts and reasonable inferences therefrom" that the subject "has committed, is committing, or is about to commit a crime."

Whenever I go back to Oklahoma, I keep my license, registration, proof of insurance, and my Bar membership card paper-clipped together on the dashboard. Cuz I'm gonna get pulled over for driving while red. I always have. At least once every trip back home.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Your kind does.

Kind of what?
 
Danbones
#13
Kind does are like weir does I suppose.

but not to be confused with hair does.
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

I think the term you're searching for is "racist." I've probably read more deeply into this than you have, and the parent's complaint amounts to "they were dressed oddly," "they were quiet," and "they were Mexican" (which is kinda funny, and an indication of the general intelligence level of racists).

Last time I checked, neither wearing a band T-shirt, nor being quiet, nor being non-white, was actually a crime in Colorado. Didn't stop the cops from performing a detention, which the can only do, under Terry v. Ohio, when they have a "reasonable, articulable suspicion" based on "objective facts and reasonable inferences therefrom" that the subject "has committed, is committing, or is about to commit a crime."

Whenever I go back to Oklahoma, I keep my license, registration, proof of insurance, and my Bar membership card paper-clipped together on the dashboard. Cuz I'm gonna get pulled over for driving while red. I always have. At least once every trip back home.

So tell me , can you tell the difference between a white frog and a white limey at a glance ?

Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

I think the term you're searching for is "racist." I've probably read more deeply into this than you have, and the parent's complaint amounts to "they were dressed oddly," "they were quiet," and "they were Mexican" (which is kinda funny, and an indication of the general intelligence level of racists).

Last time I checked, neither wearing a band T-shirt, nor being quiet, nor being non-white, was actually a crime in Colorado. Didn't stop the cops from performing a detention, which the can only do, under Terry v. Ohio, when they have a "reasonable, articulable suspicion" based on "objective facts and reasonable inferences therefrom" that the subject "has committed, is committing, or is about to commit a crime."

Whenever I go back to Oklahoma, I keep my license, registration, proof of insurance, and my Bar membership card paper-clipped together on the dashboard. Cuz I'm gonna get pulled over for driving while red. I always have. At least once every trip back home.

Elect better sheriffs
 
Danbones
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Yeah they should have the kind smart enough only to ticket those that can afford to pay them.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Whenever I go back to Oklahoma..

Visiting Aunt Eller?

I figured you were more the HMS Pinafore type.