Race-Baiting Mailer Featuring a Gabacha Being Followed by a Hoodie Sent For Anaheim Council Candidate/Dirty Cop Steve Lodge

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Election Day is less than two weeks away and mailers are bombarding residents and irritating the shit out of postal carriers who deliver the daily bulk of junk. Predictably, in the wake of Anaheim's summer of social unrest, political action committees are pouring it on with tough on crime, law and order messaging.

Hoping to get a slice of the reactionary pie, the Anaheim Police Association's mailer in favor of Steve Lodge is the worst so far!

Coming in at No. 6 on our current OC's Scariest People 2012! issue, the former SanTana cop's excessive force lawsuit for beating up an Iranian immigrant jaywalker and his wrongful imprisonment for more than a year of a man for murder should be enough to give Anaheim voters a case of the Halloween heebie-jeebies!

Not to be outdone, the APA attempts to turn the table with not-so-subtle messaging. The image of a white woman in danger from a would-be hoodie wearing perpetrator positioned next to a large image of a brown man's hands cuffed in the mailer is a sociological handful.

In the wake of the Trayvon Martin killing this year by self-appointed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in Florida, the teen's attire became the topic of chattering pendejos across the nation. Brown clown Geraldo Rivera even got dinged by his own son after suggesting that the hoodie Martin was wearing in the rain that February night was equally responsible for his death as Zimmerman's actions as he cautioned black and brown parents against letting their children dress that way.

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Another Lodge mailer hopes to rope in the reactionaries



This national discussion aside--or perhaps front and center--the APA has no qualms in perpetuating the criminalization of the now emblematic hoodie. That's a bad look for a department facing accusations of racial profiling from residents!

And the gabacha in distress? Whose fears (and votes) are being stoked here? Never mind raza on raza crime in Anaslime. Behold loaded messaging that would bring a smile to the decomposed face of D.W. Griffith!

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14 comments
fc2479
fc2479

The dude in the hoodie looks like Gustavo with a tamale in his ass.....he probably likes it in the rear

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young

" by self-appointed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman "

 

Hey, that's self appointed ***Peruvian*** neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman.

 

"And the gabacha in distress? Whose fears (and votes) are being stoked here? "

 

Yeah, it's highly likely that the murdered 28 year old jogger in Rossmore was a white female. Maybe she should have been more careful around the raza.

 

 

KELLYWASKILLEDBYYOU
KELLYWASKILLEDBYYOU

Here is the key, it does not matter if it is a journalist, a politician or a cop. If you use race to divide it is WRONG. 

Do NOT buy into ANYONES RACISM!

We are all in this TOGETHER!

Justice for US ALL

Sandra
Sandra

Benson, nicely put.

I'm sick of this reverse racism. If the opposition or the media brings up race, then I drop all other criteria and vote based strictly on race. He gets my vote.

Benson
Benson

Why is it "race baiting"? The guy in the hoodie looks white.The "brown hands" are just reflecting reality, the reality of the majority of the criminals seen right here in the pages of this paper. I suppose now that not pretending all criminals are White is somehow racist?

There's a nearby country that's missing one of its citizens. Perhaps you'd feel more comfortable there?

GustavoArellano
GustavoArellano moderator editortopcommenter

 @fc2479 Thinking about me on a Sunday night? What a creep...

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young

 @MarlenaC Tell that to Gustavo. Tell it to all the MEChA members, the 'National Council of La Raza' etc etc.

gabrielsanroman
gabrielsanroman topcommenter

 @Sandra Ha! Anti-racism is always brushed off as "reverse racism." Ignore the decoder. That's privilege in action!

gabrielsanroman
gabrielsanroman topcommenter

 @Benson "There's a nearby country that's missing one of its citizens. Perhaps you'd feel more comfortable there?"

 

Gracias for proving my point!

gabrielsanroman
gabrielsanroman topcommenter

 @Mitchell_Young  @MarlenaC Understand that following the "riot," City Hall was flooded with overt and unequivocally racist garbage. This represents a voting base that sly targeted mailers are vying for. It may even prove to be the most pivotal and that wouldn't surprise me one bit.

 

This is all very cynical especially considering the APA can turn around and send out another on a Hispandering tip showing a Latino boxer saying "Chavez" Lodge will fight for us. (Anyone want to argue that messaging? We love our boxeo!)

 

Remember Audre Lorde. "It's not our differences that divide us. It's our inability to recognize, accept and celebrate those differences."

 

Real recognize real.

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young

 @gabrielsanroman  @SandraThe concept of 'white privilege' itself is a lie, and anti-white lie. It is child's play to prove that blacks and other 'people of color' are privileged in this society. One data point among many --the President, half-black half white, raised by white grandparents identifies as black exclusively. As does the obviously mostly white attorney general of the United States. 

 

Make that two, two data points

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