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Re: “The most shocking thing about Charleston Thug Life

Looks like Chris Haire is backpedaling now that the huge majority of the people commenting on this article disagree with him. So Chris, you're just saying that the author's of the blog are making assumptions that might get them into trouble? Interesting, because the tone of the article originally made it clear that you thought the authors were racist. Oh we know, you said classist in the article, but we all know what you meant by that. As for the bloggers making assumptions...Well, that comment is just plain stupid. If someone says they are a drug dealer, says they use guns to "bleed the block", and show themselves with both guns and what appear to be drugs, then one would be pretty stupid to not believe them. Maybe they aren't drug dealers. Maybe they are all college students with a bright future ahead of them, or hard working executives with 9 to 5 jobs who also mentor misguided youth at their local church. Maybe they are all of these things. But guess what, until evidence of that is shown most people with common sense will go ahead and believe they are what they are so clearly wanting people to believe they are, dangerous thugs not fit to live in a society. As for the threat of libel, again ridiculous. The authors of the blog clearly state they pass on many people who are only flashing gang signs, and instead pick people who show drugs, guns, gang signs, and comments indicating they are drug dealers. I'm pretty sure they are safe from charges of libel. It's sort of hard to defame someone when all you are doing is posting their own words, pictures, and claims. As for your list of white people involved in crimes, I have no doubt that if Skip Reville had "Damn I love molesting the shit out of kids" plastered on his FB page, or Bob McCaffrey had posted "I've had it up to here with that bitch, so I took care of her but good! They'll never find the body!" on his, and the authors of the blog had stumbled across it, it would be posted for all to see. Chris, your problem is that you're making excuses for a segment of society that is inexcusable. Society (Well, some of society...Not the NAACP or Dot Scott) has had enough of thugs like those profiled making their communities unsafe, and not fit to raise a family in. You're on the wrong side here buddy, but it's not too late to grab hold of some common sense and come on over to the side of the citizens who refuse to be victims, and who wish to expose criminals for what they are.

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Posted by Bobber#1 on April 10, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Re: “The most shocking thing about Charleston Thug Life

I read the blog. It seems to me that those profiled on it made it pretty clear they are drug dealers, posting about selling drugs and shooting people. Due to that I really don't see any libel issues here. I would also like to see those Mt. P soccer mom pill poppers on here, but I doubt they are on FB posting pictures of their stash of percocet. I'm also pretty sure the affluent South OF Broad cokeheads aren't slinging guns and dope on their FB profiles while saying fuck the police either. Don't blame the bloggers and call them racist. Blame the black thugs that so wonderfully fit the stereotypes out there and make easy fodder for the blog. I also think the bloggers were pretty clear that they started the blog after the Carlton Pringle incident because they, like a lot of other non-racist white people, were tired of the police being called racist automatically by the NAACP and Dot Scott every time an incident happened with a black thug. They were also tired of the thugs in question being portrayed, falsely, as citizen of the year awardees. You should also do a little better job of fact checking, as the blog said they also researched the Charleston County Court website, which does list charges and dispositions of those charges, for some of these thugs. I have an idea...If the bloggers have only the "flimsiest of evidence" then why don't you go ahead and move into the areas they are covering in the blog? Live next door to these misunderstood minorities. Of course, we all know you would never do that, actually put your money where your mouth is, because the truth is, you think they're thugs and criminals too. Your white guilt just won't let you say it.

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Posted by Bobber#1 on April 7, 2012 at 2:11 PM
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