Palo Alto man reports suspicious repairmen
Original post made on May 27, 2008
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on May 27, 2008 at 1:15 pm
Would he have called the police if the repairmen had been light-skinned blonds?
It seems that, even when they are in the act of working, "Hispanics" are suspected of criminal intentions.
on May 27, 2008 at 2:52 pm
Do not pull race card that quickly. I would certainly report on anyone who entered my place without permission or advance notice for whatever reason, and I am sure everyone would. It is spooky and color of the skin has nothing to do with it.
on May 27, 2008 at 5:26 pm
From this little bit of info, hard to say for sure, though I could certainly see why someone would call the police when there are unexpected people in your home.
If there's any race question here, for me, the question would be why the reporter mentions the race of the workers. Based on the reporting, we can't tell if race was part of the resident's thinking or not. But since we're not describing suspects at large or even describing a crime, and since there's no suggestion that the caller was suspicious based on race, then I question the reporting. Hard to imagine an article stating, "The man who made the call believed the three white workers had been checking out his house for a future burglary."