Tuesday, September 11, 2007

My advice: Don't be black in Frisco

I don't care what the bank says, I don't care what the cops say, this doesn't happen to white guys:

It all started when a Wells Fargo personal banker called 911.

"We have two males that walked into our branch, possibility of a gun in his pocket," the teller said. "He's sitting down with a personal banker."

A second personal banker then played down the ordeal to the 911 operator and asked for either a plain-clothed officer to take a look or have an officer simply drive by.

The banker told the operator there was not a robbery in progress.

"We're talking to him about a loan that he's doing and everything else and one of our tellers thought that he had a weapon on him," the banker said.

An amateur photographer shot video that showed police enter the bank, handcuff Derrill Ewans and force him to the ground. Officers also surrounded a car where Ewans' girlfriend and her 3-year-old daughter were waiting for him. They handcuffed the mother and put the mother and child into a squad car.

I'm sorry, what? Now I'm not a banker or an FBI agent, so I'm not absolutely certain about this, but I'm pretty sure that most bank robbers don't go sit down and talk to a loan officer and apply for a loan.

Mr. Ewans has rightly retained a lawyer, Royce West. For those of you not familiar with Texas politics, Royce West is a Texas State Senator. More importantly, he's a local big-shot. Very big. It puts a smile on my face to say that Frisco's finest and Wells Fargo are probably going to have their asses handed to them for this incident that shows racism is alive and well in Texas.

By the way, it's the 2,000th post, guys!


adam said...

2000th post! That's awesome.

Royce West is also awesome and should get some justice for this guy.

Xanthippas said...

I love that our 2000th post is about some seriously local stupidity.

Nat-Wu said...

If anybody can get anything done, it'll be Royce West.

Pug said...

At first I thought you were talking about San Francisco, the home of Wells Fargo bank. Frisco, Texas . . . OK.