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   Thinking of visiting Greece? You'd better be Caucasian. Or enjoy getting beaten by police

10 Jan 2013 07:34 AM   |   10419 clicks   |   BBC
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Tat'dGreaser     
Wait, there is racism in Europe!?!?!

10 Jan 2013 07:36 AM
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Zarquon's Flat Tire     
I wasn't, but if I get to watch the police beat everyone else that's dinner AND a show!

10 Jan 2013 07:37 AM
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AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
Actually, it's 'don't look like a bum'.

10 Jan 2013 07:39 AM
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lucksi     
"I can understand them asking me for ID and I even understand that there may have been a case to justify them hitting me in the first instance. But why did they continue beating me after I was handcuffed?"

Because they are police officers, that's why.

10 Jan 2013 07:40 AM
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Martian_Astronomer     
So, same as the US then?

/ Someone had to say it....

10 Jan 2013 07:43 AM
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BoboRod     
I am, so no worries.

/not going anytime soon

10 Jan 2013 07:45 AM
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DammitIForgotMyLogin    [TotalFark]  
If the Greeks think they have it bad right now, it's really going to hurt when their tourism industry collapses

10 Jan 2013 07:46 AM
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aagrajag     
The tourist industry is all that remains, and you do this.

After several thousand years, civilisation can fall far indeed.

10 Jan 2013 07:47 AM
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KeelingLovesCornholes     
Greece is one goat shy of being a third world country, so not surprised they don't know how to conduct themselves.

/not sure why anyone would migrate there. Haven't they been reading the papers?

10 Jan 2013 07:48 AM
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Dr.Mxyzptlk.     

DammitIForgotMyLogin: If the Greeks think they have it bad right now, it's really going to hurt when their tourism industry collapses


Yeah the lost of illegal African immigrants tourist dollars are going to kill the resorts.

10 Jan 2013 07:50 AM
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FirstNationalBastard    [TotalFark]  
Greece is the Alabama of Europe?

10 Jan 2013 07:51 AM
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Nurglitch     
That korean dude is kind of hot. I'd hit that.

10 Jan 2013 07:53 AM
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opiumpoopy     

KeelingLovesCornholes: Greece is one goat shy of being a third world country, so not surprised they don't know how to conduct themselves.

/not sure why anyone would migrate there. Haven't they been reading the papers?


According to TFA, they think wrongly that it's an easy route into the rest of the EU...

10 Jan 2013 07:53 AM
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Rapmaster2000     
Greeks are calling themselves caucasian now? What's next? Sicilians?

10 Jan 2013 07:54 AM
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Nemo's Brother     
Light socialism always tends to bring out uber racist in mainstream society.

10 Jan 2013 07:55 AM
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GrizzlyPouch     
In other news claiming police brutality is a good way to fund your 2 year long backpacking trip if you don't have a job

10 Jan 2013 07:55 AM
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padraig     
Am I the only one who thinks that Greece is going back to being a far-right brutal dictatorship?

10 Jan 2013 07:58 AM
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Habitual Cynic     
"DammitIForgotMyLogin: If the Greeks think they have it bad right now, it's really going to hurt when their tourism industry collapses

Yeah the lost of illegal African immigrants tourist dollars are going to kill the resorts."

Actually doesn't take many actions like this to have a very bad impact on tourism. Some years back, Jamaica had several similar incidents of tourists beaten by both locals and police. Enough people stopped going for enough time to kill many smaller businesses. Saint Croix had the same thing happen in the '70s. Tourism returned, but many small businesses were killed off before it did.

10 Jan 2013 07:58 AM
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the_vegetarian_cannibal     
www.50states.com
/proud

10 Jan 2013 08:01 AM
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orbister     
This is what happens when you employ Arizonans as immigration consultants.

10 Jan 2013 08:01 AM
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Soymilk     

AverageAmericanGuy: Actually, it's 'don't look like a bum'.


Or a visiting college professor.

10 Jan 2013 08:03 AM
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KrispyKritter    [TotalFark]  

Martian_Astronomer: So, same as the US then?

/ Someone had to say it....


i wish. Az is not the whole USA. fark illegals, right up the arse. you go their their world and see what happens to you.

10 Jan 2013 08:10 AM
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wellreadneck    [TotalFark]  
Those Greeks sure are a pain in the ass.

10 Jan 2013 08:11 AM
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lucksi     

Soymilk: AverageAmericanGuy: Actually, it's 'don't look like a bum'.

Or a visiting college professor.


He didn't have his ID with him, which is the law. I don't know why he is biatching about treated like a criminal, because in his country only criminals are handcuffed, when he has clearly broken the law.

I'm leaving this "papers please" country to visit another "papers please" country in some months and I know what they can do if I don't carry my passport with me.

10 Jan 2013 08:12 AM
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Tax Boy     

AverageAmericanGuy: Actually, it's 'don't look like a bum'.


The Greeks invented buttsecks, you know.

/and windex

10 Jan 2013 08:15 AM
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vudukungfu     
Put some Windex on it.

10 Jan 2013 08:16 AM
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liam76     

Dr.Mxyzptlk.: DammitIForgotMyLogin: If the Greeks think they have it bad right now, it's really going to hurt when their tourism industry collapses

Yeah the lost of illegal African immigrants tourist dollars are going to kill the resorts.


No but the lose of non-white tourism, and the loss of white tourism of people who don't want to support policies like this sure will.

My cousin studied abroad there 4 years ago and had no problem being half black. Wonder if he lucked otu or if this is just getting more common.

10 Jan 2013 08:24 AM
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Arkanaut     
I'm not, but I do enjoy getting beaten by police.

10 Jan 2013 08:27 AM
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Arkanaut     

Dr.Mxyzptlk.: DammitIForgotMyLogin: If the Greeks think they have it bad right now, it's really going to hurt when their tourism industry collapses

Yeah the lost of illegal African immigrants tourist dollars are going to kill the resorts.


The Chinese are one of the fastest-growing sources of tourism dollars these days, so there's that.

10 Jan 2013 08:28 AM
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ThisSideofSteinway     

padraig: Am I the only one who thinks that Greece is going back to being a far-right brutal dictatorship?


Oh, don't worry - there's a bright Golden Dawn ahead.

10 Jan 2013 08:41 AM
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Ebbelwoi     
Plenty of places in Europe where brutal, redneck, racist cops will hand you your azz for almost no reason. Greece, France, Southern Italy, Spain, Portugal. Happens all the time.

10 Jan 2013 08:43 AM
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Greek     
Sounds like the police brass said "Check the IDs of anyone you suspect of being here illegally." which, when filtered down though the ranks of cops became "Stop and be a dick to anyone who doesn't look like us." Not that it's at all justified. Great idea, guys- Tourism is a major part of your economy. So go destroy that, too!

10 Jan 2013 08:44 AM
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Marcintosh     
Costa Gravas, where are you now?

10 Jan 2013 08:45 AM
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Loucifer     
That's it. I'm signing up for being white again this year.

10 Jan 2013 08:49 AM
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namegoeshere     
Greeece, Arizona, Texas...

10 Jan 2013 08:54 AM
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david_gaithersburg     

KrispyKritter: Martian_Astronomer: So, same as the US then?

/ Someone had to say it....

i wish. Az is not the whole USA. fark illegals, right up the arse. you go their their world and see what happens to you.


.
That would require him to step outside of his self constructed bubble.

10 Jan 2013 08:56 AM
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Jim.Casy     

aagrajag: The tourist industry is all that remains, and you do this.

After several thousand years, civilisation can fall far indeed.


It's all been downhill since they lost Odysseus.

10 Jan 2013 08:59 AM
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the_vegetarian_cannibal     

namegoeshere: Greeece, Arizona, Texas...


Now, now. There are certainly plenty of assbackwards and derpworthy things to mock Texas about, but compared to the rest of the South and Southwest, aren't they actually one of the more sensible and hinged states when it comes to immigration policy?

IIRC, Rick Perry even got called out during last year's GOP debates for defending Texas' policy of providing scholarships to illegal immigrants' kids.

10 Jan 2013 08:59 AM
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cmb53208     
In other news, Greek cops are now getting training by the NYPD and various departments in Texas and Arizona.

10 Jan 2013 09:11 AM
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Cubicle Jockey     

Arkanaut: Dr.Mxyzptlk.: DammitIForgotMyLogin: If the Greeks think they have it bad right now, it's really going to hurt when their tourism industry collapses

Yeah the lost of illegal African immigrants tourist dollars are going to kill the resorts.

The Chinese are one of the fastest-growing sources of tourism dollars these days, so there's that.



This.
Greece has frequently been voted China's #1 tourist destination.
Half a million east asians visit Greece each year.

10 Jan 2013 09:11 AM
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whipbambucket     
Greece: great food, bad sex.

10 Jan 2013 09:11 AM
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RexTalionis    [TotalFark]  
Not surprising that Greece is getting racist and reactionary in their treatments. This is a country that voted a far-right Neo-Nazi party into Parliament in the last elections. A Neo-Nazi party complete with black-shirted thugs who would target non-Caucasians and beat them.
www.csmonitor.com
i.telegraph.co.uk
blogs.aljazeera.com
www.jewishproblem.com

10 Jan 2013 09:14 AM
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aagrajag     

RexTalionis: Not surprising that Greece is getting racist and reactionary in their treatments. This is a country that voted a far-right Neo-Nazi party into Parliament in the last elections. A Neo-Nazi party complete with black-shirted thugs who would target non-Caucasians and beat them.
[www.csmonitor.com image 619x408]
[i.telegraph.co.uk image 620x387]
[blogs.aljazeera.com image 620x410]
[www.jewishproblem.com image 619x464]


Could someone please 'shoop the guy on the left in the first picture into a frilly, pink tutu? There exists a jarring gap between my mind and reality.

You may wish to consult a tea-partier. They have some experience here.

10 Jan 2013 09:20 AM
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RexTalionis    [TotalFark]  

AverageAmericanGuy: Actually, it's 'don't look like a bum'.


news.bbcimg.co.uk

Damn, what a bum.

10 Jan 2013 09:22 AM
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tricycleracer     

Martian_Astronomer: So, same as the US then?

/ Someone had to say it....


I was going to narrow the scope and say Arizona.

10 Jan 2013 09:24 AM
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jigger     

RexTalionis: Not surprising that Greece is getting racist and reactionary in their treatments. This is a country that voted a far-right Neo-Nazi party into Parliament in the last elections. A Neo-Nazi party complete with black-shirted thugs who would target non-Caucasians and beat them.
[www.csmonitor.com image 619x408]
[i.telegraph.co.uk image 620x387]
[blogs.aljazeera.com image 620x410]
[www.jewishproblem.com image 619x464]


In that last pic is everyone using their fingers like little mouths and going "nee nee nee nee noo, nee nee nee nee noo!" ?

10 Jan 2013 09:25 AM
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namegoeshere     

the_vegetarian_cannibal: namegoeshere: Greeece, Arizona, Texas...

Now, now. There are certainly plenty of assbackwards and derpworthy things to mock Texas about, but compared to the rest of the South and Southwest, aren't they actually one of the more sensible and hinged states when it comes to immigration policy?

IIRC, Rick Perry even got called out during last year's GOP debates for defending Texas' policy of providing scholarships to illegal immigrants' kids.


Yeah, I was going strictly with the headline on that one: being unwhite and interacting with the police, not so much the immigration issue.

Fortunately, Arizona works on all levels.

10 Jan 2013 09:29 AM
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TheHappyCanadian     
I'd love to see this happen to one of those asshats who whip out their cameraphone and troll the cops. "LOL you can't tell me not to tape you, LOL I don't need to show you my ID. LOL I have the right to loiter here it's a free co-" *FACEPUNCH*

/in b4 "herpderp badgelicker"

10 Jan 2013 09:33 AM
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DammitIForgotMyLogin    [TotalFark]  

Dr.Mxyzptlk.: DammitIForgotMyLogin: If the Greeks think they have it bad right now, it's really going to hurt when their tourism industry collapses

Yeah the lost of illegal African immigrants tourist dollars are going to kill the resorts.


You didn't notice the part of the article that said that the US state department has issued advice against visiting Greece?

hint: not every non-white person in the world is an illegal African immigrant

10 Jan 2013 09:37 AM
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wellreadneck    [TotalFark]  

TheHappyCanadian: I'd love to see this happen to one of those asshats who whip out their cameraphone and troll the cops. "LOL you can't tell me not to tape you, LOL I don't need to show you my ID. LOL I have the right to loiter here it's a free co-" *FACEPUNCH*

/in b4 "herpderp badgelicker"


You didn't get your fill of that during your last G20 summit?

10 Jan 2013 09:38 AM
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