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#501245 - 02/19/15 12:01 PM American Tourist Says Police Chanced Him
Marty Offline
An American is claiming that he was targeted and assaulted by San Pedro police because he is black! 33 year old New York resident Tracy Blount came to our studios today and told us that he traveled to Belize for his friendís wedding last week. Buton Wednesday night, when he and his friends were celebrating at Daddy Rockís Night Club on San Pedro, he claims that police escorted him outside and assaulted him. Here is his version.

We spoke with the San Pedro Station Sergeant and he told us that Blount was escorted out of the night club because he was seen going in and out of the bathroom with known drug peddlers on the island; not because of his race. Blount also told us that he is missing one of his cell phones but the Station Sergeant told us that Blount authorized officers to hand over all his belongings to one of his friends. No drugs were found on Blount so he was released.

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#501273 - 02/19/15 06:25 PM Re: American Tourist Says Police Chanced Him [Re: Marty]
ScubaLdy Offline
WHAT CONSTITUES 'KNOWN DRUG DEALER?'
Why would a suspected buyer be taken outside and NOT the known drug dealer?


Edited by ScubaLdy (02/19/15 06:25 PM)
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#501274 - 02/19/15 07:08 PM Re: American Tourist Says Police Chanced Him [Re: Marty]
Diane Campbell Offline
Sorry, I can't believe the tourist was chanced for being black. Not here. It's almost funny to imagine that.

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#501275 - 02/19/15 07:09 PM Re: American Tourist Says Police Chanced Him [Re: Marty]
Maya House Offline
Exactly ScubaLdy!!

"KNOWN DRUG PEDDLERS" should have been the key statement in that article.

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#501276 - 02/19/15 07:11 PM Re: American Tourist Says Police Chanced Him [Re: Marty]
Diane Campbell Offline
Might want to see if the drug dealer might also have been braced before you make a ruckus about this?

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#501277 - 02/19/15 07:23 PM Re: American Tourist Says Police Chanced Him [Re: Marty]
PDS Offline


Racism in the only country on the world has a black and white man standing side to side on it's flag? I don't think so.

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#501283 - 02/19/15 09:37 PM Re: American Tourist Says Police Chanced Him [Re: PDS]
Mike Campbell Offline
Get real, Police every day in Belize target young black men especially if they have dreads or tattoos. It is deliberate and part of their strategy. Its a fact, forget about that stuff on the flag, racism and especially racial profiling is alive and well in Belize.

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#501289 - 02/20/15 12:14 AM Re: American Tourist Says Police Chanced Him [Re: Marty]
tahunt Offline
I still can't figure out "known drug peddlers". If they are known drug peddlers why are they on the street and not in jail ? If they know who they are, why can't the police set up stings on them ? It isn't difficult. A uniformed police officer can walk up and stand beside them in the club, follow them to the bathroom, and around the club. The dealers will get sick of the police and leave since they can't do any business. It isn't rocket science.

Drug dealers don't get much sympathy when they say they are being targeted or harassed by police !

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#501290 - 02/20/15 01:29 AM Re: American Tourist Says Police Chanced Him [Re: tahunt]
Mike Campbell Offline
Something wrong with the picture, hassle the tourist and not the "known drug dealer"? Could not have stole the phone because they had him give all his stuff to a friend before they searched him??? Really???

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#501299 - 02/20/15 12:06 PM Re: American Tourist Says Police Chanced Him [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline

Afro American Claims Ambergris Discrimination

An African-American is claiming that he was targeted and assaulted by San Pedro police because he is black! 33 year old New York resident Tracy Blount came to our studios yesterday and told us that he traveled to Belize for his friend's wedding last week. But on Wednesday night, when he and his friends were celebrating at Daddy Rock's Night Club on San Pedro, he claims that police escorted him outside and assaulted him. Here is his version.

We spoke with the San Pedro Station Sergeant and he told us that Blount was escorted out of the night club because he was seen going in and out of the bathroom with known drug peddlers on the island; not because of his race. Blount also told us that he is missing one of his cell phones but the Station Sergeant told us that Blount authorized officers to hand over all his belongings to one of his friends. No drugs were found on Blount so he was released.

Channel 7


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