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Black Door to Door Salespeople Arrested For No Reason In White Omaha Neighborhood

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By Yolanda Spivey

KETV News Watch 7 is reporting that two solicitors in Omaha, Nebraska were arrested for selling magazines door to door.

The solicitors, Simon Mitchell and Gregory Jones who happens to be Black, were in the predominately White neighborhood on 172nd and Valley streets, when homeowners alerted police that they were in the neighborhood selling magazines.

It was discovered that the two men did not have a license to solicit, and because neither one of them had ties to Omaha, they were taken into custody.  They were both booked on “misdemeanor peddler violations.”

Homeowners in the neighborhood had been complaining for months—they didn’t want to see the solicitors in their neighborhood.  They claim that most of the solicitors that frequent the neighborhood and knocked on their doors were aggressive.

One homeowner who did not want to be identified told KETV News, “This is harassment.” She claims that the solicitors follow her when she takes walks. She is so afraid, she doesn’t let her children out to play in the neighborhood for fear they may be followed as well.

The local police department in Douglas County told KETV that they’ve been getting an influx of calls regarding the solicitors since September.

Mark Roberts, a homeowner told KETV, “the neighborhood has a well-organized email list, and as soon as a homeowner sees solicitors, they will alert the entire neighborhood.” He further stated, “When you ask them, (the solicitors), for ID or peddler’s licenses, they start to hand you paperwork that really doesn’t mean anything.”

Officer James Shade of the Omaha police told KETV, “Omaha’s not going to put up with aggressive tactics from sales persons. If they don’t have a permit to sell or peddle in Omaha, they will be arrested for those offenses.”

Police are encouraging other neighborhoods to also adapt to using a mass email list. They also encourage homeowners to get a “good description of the peddlers” and to call 911 right away–or just don’t answer their door at all.

An unidentified Black woman told Your Black World, “This is a blatant example of racial profiling. These were all Black youths in a predominately white part of Omaha. Had they been white girl scouts or boy scouts, this never would have happened.”

25 Comment

  1. Simon Mitchell and Gregory Jones should find a good Black lawyer and Black or democratic appointed federal judge. Please make sure your federal judge is not republican appointed. These still have hangovers that Blacks are intellectually inferior to White. I am battling a federal judge in Madison, Wisconsin, Judge Barbara Crabb who was raised to believe Blacks were inferior to Whites. This case has been filed with the US Supreme Court. She cannot believe a Black person can beat Whites in written exam. She has forgotten before the civil rights acts White women were regarded as intellectually inferior to White males. I will keep you posted.

  2. So black’s voted for change and this is what they got.
    More change,chains to be locked up and treated as an updated 21st century slave.

  3. Simon Mitchell and Gregory Jones should find a good Black lawyer and Black or democratic appointed federal judge. Please make sure your federal judge is not republican appointed. These still have hangovers that Blacks are intellectually inferior to White. I am battling a federal judge in Madison, Wisconsin, Judge Barbara Crabb who was raised to believe Blacks were inferior to Whites. This case has been filed with the US Supreme Court. She cannot believe a Black person could beat Whites in written exam. She has forgotten before the civil rights acts White women were regarded as intellectually inferior to White males. We have stop these supremacists perpetuate discrimination. Once the municipality is hit with huge damages its residents will wise up. I will keep you posted my problem with Judge Barbara Crabb.

  4. This is just plain “stupid”. I am sure there are many upscale neighborhoods with African-Americans where they could have gone to sell their magazines etc. We all know about the racial issues in America and how they have escalated. Although it is wrong, African-Americans know the score…why were they placing themselves in harms way for an arrest?

    Can African-Americans just get some common sense? Go around to African-American churches, make a call ask them if you can put up a table to sell your magazines. With so many African-Americans getting shot knocking on white doors…what were they thinking?

    • I don’t think they were stupid to sell in White neighborhood. I know it was dangerous – for some whites would be upset to see Blacks around. But the truth is this a free Country which anybody should chase the dream. These individuals were in business-which all people are encouraged to have – a business instead of being hired or dependent on government. Like other business, this was risky business although they had a right to be where they were.

      • They didn’t have a right to be soliciting. Soliciting was illegal there. And for good reason. It is a nuisance. Aggressive nuisance business tactics should not be tolerated. The defenders of the illegal solicitors are just defending capitalism run amok.

  5. Have you wondered why progressive Blacks and White sing: “We shall overcome?” Do you know who they mean to overcome? I have found. First group are White cops in Red states. They still want to bully and hurt Blacks if have chance. Still other groups are government White Republican governors and their appointed supervisors. In Wisconsin Department heads have been told not to appoint a Blacks as supervisor at HQs. DNR Secretary cannot stand talking to a Black person. Federal government supervisor have been tamed now. I see quite a few Blacks supervisors and regular employees. They know their Boss is. Next are private sector employers such as banks; department stores; construction orgs; plane and auto assembly plants; manufacturers. They hire Blacks only if they can’t find Whites or forced to hire Blacks. Blacks should watch out if they outdo Whites at work. I had that experience at Sears when I was getting more customers and therefore commissions. However, private sector employers try at least to obey the law. They know they are caught they can be hit easily with heavy damages. Next are right wing News people such as Rush and FoxNews people. These cannot stand to see an African-American as Commander-In Chief. They spread lies which are listened and praised by racists. Along with Republicans and TPs these right wing media organized to defeat re-election of President Obama. They lost. They are still hurting internally; some have been admitted in hospital for heart problems. Last and most dangerous are racist federal republican appointed white judges. Discrimination would have ended long ago if we had impartial tough federal judges. Not the republican federal judges. They think it’s fun and funny to dismiss discrimination cases. These dismiss all employment discrimination cases because they have been raised to believe Blacks are intellectually inferior to them as whites. They treat poor whites, Blacks and other racial minorities as nobodies. I am fighting with two now: Hon Judge Crabb of Wisconsin and Judge Easterbrook of the 7th Circuit. I have filed a misconduct complaint with the Supreme Court. Solution: We have to stop discrimination and peacefully. Please if you have discrimination complaint, asks your lawyer to investigate judge’s discrimination case dispositions; second if you’re bullied by police, file a complaint in court; if you’re denied a job in private sector; file a complaint with state or county agency. These will do it for you free. Do not flip with anger. These racists love to see whining and angry Blacks. They think we are animals who should be tamed in prisons. They’re too late now. We are just as smart as them. Let me know where I went wrong or right.

  6. Have you wondered why progressive Blacks and White sing: “We shall overcome?” Do you know who they mean to overcome? I have found. First group are White cops in Red states. They still want to bully and hurt Blacks if have chance. Still other groups are government White Republican governors and their appointed supervisors. In Wisconsin Department heads have been told not to appoint a Blacks as supervisor at HQs. DNR Secretary cannot stand talking to a Black person. Federal government supervisor have been tamed now. I see quite a few Blacks supervisors and regular employees. They know their Boss is. Next are private sector employers such as banks; department stores; construction orgs; plane and auto assembly plants; manufacturers. They hire Blacks only if they can’t find Whites or forced to hire Blacks. Blacks should watch out if they outdo Whites at work. I had that experience at Sears when I was getting more customers and therefore commissions. However, private sector employers try at least to obey the law. They know they are caught they can be hit easily with heavy damages. Next are right wing News people such as Rush and FoxNews people. These cannot stand to see an African-American as Commander-In Chief. They spread lies which are listened and praised by racists. Along with Republicans and TPs these right wing media organized to defeat re-election of President Obama. They lost. They are still hurting internally; some have been admitted in hospital for heart problems. Next most dangerous to Blacks are racist federal republican appointed white judges. Discrimination would have ended long ago if we had impartial tough federal judges. Not the republican federal judges. They think it’s fun and funny to dismiss discrimination cases. These dismiss all employment discrimination cases because they have been raised to believe Blacks are intellectually inferior to them as whites. They treat poor whites, Blacks and other racial minorities as nobodies. I am fighting with two now: Hon Judge Crabb of Wisconsin and Judge Easterbrook of the 7th Circuit. I have filed a misconduct complaint with the Supreme Court. Solution: We have to stop discrimination and peacefully. Please if you have discrimination complaint, asks your lawyer to investigate judge’s discrimination case dispositions; second if you’re bullied by police, file a complaint in court; if you’re denied a job in private sector; file a complaint with state or county agency. These will do it for you free. Next, do not vote for TPs and Republican candidates. Let them stay home with their mothers. Maybe they will learn how to be bullied. Do not flip with anger. These racists love to see whining and angry Blacks. They think we are animals who should be tamed in prisons. They’re too late now. We are just as smart as them. Let me know where I went wrong or right.

  7. I don't want ANY of them at my door no matter what color they are. There are so many black people getting arrested for doing absolutely nothing. Murdered in cold blood by the police. Why on EARTH are we talking time away from and diminishing the seriousness of those stories with silly ones like this? They were not boy scouts, they were grown men begging you to buy something you don't need or want. What I want to know is, where in the hell are the police when you get approached at the grocery store to buy bootleg movies?

  8. Stop crying sucker.

  9. Everyweek somewhere in american white people pull another fast one.

  10. ?

  11. THEY CRY THE BLUES BECAUSE THE SAY BLACKS DO NOT WANT TO WORK, BUT WHEN THEY SEE YOU WALKING IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD TRYING TO MAKE A HONEST BUCK THEY GANG UP ON YOU FOR TRYING….AMERICA THE LAND OF THE FREE…EXCEPT US

  12. There is a new GM CEOs today. I hope Mary Barra, the new GM Boss will include Americans of all races to develop and design GM vehicles. In 2008 I was about to sue GM for causing the auto giant to fail. First, people that were developing engines and designing vehicles were all White- Americans. If GM had included African-Americans, Japanese-Americans, Chinese-Americans; Latino-Americans GH would have the best looking autos in the world. Not them. They were hiring nephews and uncles who knew nothing designing good looking vehicles. Second, I think GM manager and Japanese auto makers had conspiracy against Americans and American auto industry. They wanted Americans lose jobs and auto-industry to collapse. I just could not trust GM CEO and his relatives. These were making each millions per year designing shitty looking vehicles. And I believe President Obama found out the conspiracy. President Obama fired GM CEOs. Now GM is back. Look how good looking GM cars and trucks are now. Beautiful. Actually I am planning to purchase the new Chevy SUV with twin exhaust. The ride and go fast. So Mary Barra should do the current American way – Hire qualified people of all races at the top.

  13. When I was in college I had a door to door sales job. My territory was an upper-middle-class Jewish neighborhood. I quite after my first day because they wouldn't change my assignment. A young black boy knocking on strangers' doors asking for money just isn't realistic in this racist society. I was the only employee of color as well. Hmmm?

  14. Thank god! They only arrrested him….in Detroit ya get shot if you knock on the wrong door. It's called "shoot first, think second…..get acquitted later." Given the possibilities, this was a pretty good outcome. It says volums about todays society. SAD!

  15. that's one of the reasons why i got out of the business.

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  17. Because bruns, it's attitude that causes this, that leads to blacks being killed by the police.

  18. Wat???

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  20. Soliciting without a license is illegal in that Omaha neighborhood. Solicitors had been harrassing the neighborhood people for a long time. We need government regulation to prevent people from being harmed by aggressive business tactics like this kind of soliciting.

  21. What in the hell Is "white Obama neighborhood"!!! Another poorly written article!!

  22. You are a very intelligent individual!

  23. I too think so, perfectly written post!

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