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    Police confirm racial incidents at sugar plant

    GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Police say union supporters have directed racial slurs and racist symbols at replacement workers and security personnel outside an American Crystal Sugar plant in North Dakota.
    Traill County Sheriff Mike Crocker says there have been racial statements made to security people outside of the company's Hillsboro facility. He says he recently saw a monkey-like figure hanging from a noose attached to a large inflatable rat outside the plant.

    Police confirm racial incidents at sugar plant - Houston Chronicle

    What's this? Are we sure this isn't Tea Party members posing as Union members? heheh....

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    Re: Police confirm racial incidents at sugar plant

    So, the company decides to bring in replacement workers while the union workers continue on with a 6-weeks long strike, but the union workers hurl insults and create rather disgusting images designed to upset the replacement workers? I'd fire anybody I was able to view on camera saying anything racist or promoting the display of racist or threatening images.

    Or wait, are they not allowed to punish/terminate striking workers?
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    Re: Police confirm racial incidents at sugar plant

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    What's this? Are we sure this isn't Tea Party members posing as Union members? heheh....

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    Man. It sure would be great if people had video and still camers with them at all times. Maybe we could put them in cell phones.

    Then when people see things like this they could make a record of them that we could all see.

    Oh, wait...

    Not sayin things didn't go down just like reported. Just that the idea NO ONE had a camera to take a picture of said monkey hanging from said rat in a world where virtually everyone has a camera with them at all times, tends to make such claims just hearsay, ya know?

    People need to take advantage of technology, so there's video and audio of these events, instead of just claims. "Claims" make me suspiscious.
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    Re: Police confirm racial incidents at sugar plant

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    So, the company decides to bring in replacement workers while the union workers continue on with a 6-weeks long strike, but the union workers hurl insults and create rather disgusting images designed to upset the replacement workers? I'd fire anybody I was able to view on camera saying anything racist or promoting the display of racist or threatening images.

    Or wait, are they not allowed to punish/terminate striking workers?
    According to the article, the workers are locked out.
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    Re: Police confirm racial incidents at sugar plant

    sad. got pics or any other proof by chance?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Police confirm racial incidents at sugar plant

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    So, the company decides to bring in replacement workers while the union workers continue on with a 6-weeks long strike, but the union workers hurl insults and create rather disgusting images designed to upset the replacement workers? I'd fire anybody I was able to view on camera saying anything racist or promoting the display of racist or threatening images.

    Or wait, are they not allowed to punish/terminate striking workers?
    except, the article stated that
    racist statements were made to security personnel,
    not to replacement workers. no mention of hurling insults. no pics of the images.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Police confirm racial incidents at sugar plant

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    except, the article stated that not to replacement workers. no mention of hurling insults. no pics of the images.
    Bearing in mind, of course, that absence of evidence isn't evidence of absence, absence of EASY evidence is suspect.

    Imagine how powerful a single image of the monkey hanging from the rat would have been.

    And rat is a meme for scab, so who are the scabs supposedly hanging, represented by a monkey?

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    Re: Police confirm racial incidents at sugar plant

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    except, the article stated that not to replacement workers. no mention of hurling insults. no pics of the images.
    Oh, I wasn't aware that it being security and not replacement workers makes the action any less inappropriate and unacceptable.

    Also, I hope the next time an article or news story about tea party racism which is unaccompanied by video/photo evidence will be questioned for veracity as doggedly as this incident has been.
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    Re: Police confirm racial incidents at sugar plant

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    Bearing in mind, of course, that absence of evidence isn't evidence of absence, absence of EASY evidence is suspect.

    Imagine how powerful a single image of the monkey hanging from the rat would have been.

    And rat is a meme for scab, so who are the scabs supposedly hanging, represented by a monkey?

    Inquiring minds want to know!
    we both know this could have happened. but no police force has received complaints. and the fact that this guy repeated something with no substance leads me to suspect the sheriff has an agenda. unprofessional, at the least:

    Crocker said he has also heard that some outside the Hillsboro plant were dressed in white sheets reminiscent of Ku Klux Klan members several weeks ago, but he said he couldn’t confirm if the incident happened. He said the Traill County Sheriff’s Office hasn’t received any complaints about the picketing workers.


    everybody's heard of the comments, but noboy has HEARD them.


    AMERICAN CRYSTAL LOCKOUT: Tensions high on the picket line | Grand Forks Herald | Grand Forks, North Dakota

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Police confirm racial incidents at sugar plant

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Oh, I wasn't aware that it being security and not replacement workers makes the action any less inappropriate and unacceptable.

    Also, I hope the next time an article or news story about tea party racism which is unaccompanied by video/photo evidence will be questioned for veracity as doggedly as this incident has been.
    Feel free to call it to my attention.

    Seems like I spend more time acknowledging Dem/liberal BS than Repub/conservative these days.

    Hoist on my own petard, perhaps, but I did offer to do so and encouraged everybody to seek out deceptive BS, so I can't complain.

    And I've never claimed the tea party was racist. I'm sure they have racist members, but that doesn't make them racist overall. Lots of groups have racist members. Some of the biggest racists I've ever met are black. Go figure.
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