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  • White Philadelphia Officer Ordered to Get Rid of Cornrows

    This was on the front page of Foxnews.com

    White Philadelphia Officer Ordered to Get Rid of Cornrows
    Tuesday , September 22, 2009



    ADVERTISEMENTPHILADELPHIA —

    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 said Strain's boss told the officer to cut his hair to look more "professional."

    Vanore said 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.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,...tml?test=faces

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    And the point of this thread would be?
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    • #3
      I think the better question is...

      And this is news because?
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      • #4
        Why would a white guy wear cornrows

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mikeymedic View Post
          Why would a white guy wear cornrows
          Ice, ice baby....
          Molly Weasley makes Chuck Norris eat his vegetables.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by willowdared View Post
            Ice, ice baby....
            AHHHHH, good point....well played.

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            • #7
              http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/10/07/...ion/index.html
              Last edited by Nobody; 10-08-2009, 09:33 AM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Nobody View Post
                the dept. allows black officers to have 'rows, but apparently it's not allowed for the white officers
                No they don't. Did you skip the end of the article where it says "Vanore recalled only one black officer with braids in the past several years. He says that officer also was told to get a haircut"?

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                • #9
                  http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/10/07/...ion/index.html
                  Last edited by Nobody; 10-08-2009, 09:33 AM.

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                  • #10
                    I can recall a period in the 70s when the "Natural" hair style was all the rage and a number of white CHP officers had their hair styled in that manner.

                    They took some r***ing, but were permitted to wear their hair in that manner as long as it was not over a certain number of inches in length and was presentable. No one really cared.
                    Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence!

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                    • #11
                      IMO, I believe males, in general, should have a short or medium short modest haircut. Don't have to be high and tight, but short.
                      "Abandon your animosities and make your sons Americans." - Robert E. Lee, 1865

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by az4code23 View Post
                        IMO, I believe males, in general, should have a short or medium short modest haircut. Don't have to be high and tight, but short.
                        I would think it is a distinct advantage if you have to go hands on with somebody, I giggle every time I see a wannabe billy b*d *ss biker like fella with his beard all done up in a nice neat braid, and 1 or two hair braids too, seems to me in a wrestling match those are gonne get wrapped around something or stood on while he gets his head kicked in.
                        Just pay your dues, and be quiet :-)

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