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netscape check two
09-22-2009, 03:21 PM
PHILADELPHIA Police in Philadelphia say a white officer who came to work with cornrows was ordered by a black superior to get a haircut because the braids violated department standards. The Philadelphia Daily News reported Monday that Officer Thomas Strain was put on desk duty this month because of the braids, even though the paper reported dozens of black officers wear cornrows.

Police spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore says Strain's boss told the officer to cut his hair to look more "professional."

Vanore says officers' hats must fit "in a military manner" over their hair, and that Strain's hat did not. Strain got a haircut; he declined comment to the paper.

Vanore recalled only one black officer with braids in the past several years. He says that officer also was told to get a haircut.

-news.yahoo.com

beautifulrock
09-22-2009, 03:25 PM
How is this news? The media is dying to turn everything into a race issue

netscape check two
09-22-2009, 03:26 PM
lol

Inspectah_Dirk
09-22-2009, 03:29 PM
Cornrow's is like chicken and watermelon..only reserved for the blacks.

ALCATRAZ
09-22-2009, 04:35 PM
white people don't eat chicken? you guys just keep getting weirder and weirder ...

Uncle Steezo
09-22-2009, 04:53 PM
Vanore recalled only one black officer with braids in the past several years. He says that officer also was told to get a haircut.

misleading article.

Olive Oil Goombah
09-22-2009, 05:11 PM
This is what happens when you desegregate

TSA
09-22-2009, 05:15 PM
^hahahahahahaa!

Ghost In The 'Lac
09-22-2009, 05:38 PM
wtf this is nothing to do with "braids" its to do with police officers not being allowed to have long hair. which is totally normal police activity and applies to all male pigs.

the reporter should be ashamed of him/herself for trying to stoke up racialist tension

Olive Oil Goombah
09-22-2009, 07:14 PM
it has everything to do with race.

THAT whiteboy is just trying to prove his little point.

JASPER
09-22-2009, 07:31 PM
white people don't eat chicken? you guys just keep getting weirder and weirder ...
Whites eat cock. Except they call it coq au vin.

netscape check two
09-22-2009, 07:39 PM
If the situation had been reversed(different hairstyle than female looking cornrows I'm referring to), would it have been a racial situation then? Would Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have showed up?

Olive Oil Goombah
09-22-2009, 07:56 PM
of course it would...but probably not. Cops have always had a hair code. Plus they arent allowed to have any facial hair except for those silly mustaches.

netscape check two
09-22-2009, 08:19 PM
Are they all required to shave their 'sideburns' up so high?

IrOnMaN
09-23-2009, 01:22 PM
I didn't know black male police officers could wear braids. WOW!!

Uncle Steezo
09-23-2009, 01:24 PM
I didn't know black male police officers could wear braids. WOW!!
they can't. thats the point. the reporter made it a racial issue when its a universal rule.