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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 05:01 PM
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DWB: NFL Legend Warrick Dunn -- I'm No Gun Runner!
Former Atlanta Falcons running back Warrick Dunn says he feels "violated" -- after cops pulled him over outside ATL and told him he had the characteristics of someone "transporting drugs and guns."

36-year-old Dunn says cops told him they pulled him over because his tinted windows were "too dark" ... but Dunn insinuates he was racially profiled.

During the stop, Dunn -- who is black -- says 4 white officers targeted him with "a lot of personal questions" and told him "I had the characteristics of people transporting drugs & guns."

Dunn says the cops searched his car and gave him a warning for the tint.

http://www.tmz.com/2011/05/27/warrick-dunn-guns-arrest-police-atlanta-falcons-racial-profiling-violated/
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 05:17 PM
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1. Isn't Warrick Dunn the guy with the foundation that builds
homes for the impoverished? IIRC he is, and is one of the better guys ever to play in the NFL. Sounds like a case of driving while African-American to me.
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 05:28 PM
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2. Yup.
Edited on Fri May-27-11 05:30 PM by DeSwiss
Charity

Dunn established the Warrick Dunn Foundation and the Homes for the Holidays program, which helps struggling single parents purchase homes. The program buys homes through a down payment provided by Dunn, who also worked with area sponsors to furnish and outfit the homes. The program, as of April 2010, has assisted 93 single parents and 250 dependents in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Tampa, and Tallahassee. Dunn's goal is help these parents realize the dream that his mother was not able to give to him and his siblings, to own their own home. Dunn's achievements have been recognized over the years. He received a Giant Steps Award in civic leadership from former President Bill Clinton for his program. In 2005, Dunn was presented with the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award; named after the Chicago Bears running back who died in 1999, the award is the only NFL award that recognizes a player for his community service as well as for his excellence on the field. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Dunn challenged all NFL players, except for those who play for the New Orleans Saints, to donate at least $5,000 to the effort. The effort received over $5 million in contributions.

In 2007, Dunn, along with Andre Agassi, Muhammad Ali, Lance Armstrong, Jeff Gordon, Mia Hamm, Tony Hawk, Andrea Jaeger, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Mario Lemieux, Alonzo Mourning and Cal Ripken, Jr., founded Athletes for Hope, a charitable organization that helps professional athletes, sports industry professionals and fans get involved in charitable causes.<4>

For his exceptional involvement on and off the field, Dunn was awarded with the 2009 Bart Starr Award.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warrick_Dunn#Charity


- Harassment pure and simple. America, the Police State......

K&R

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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 05:30 PM
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3. Indeed he is. He's a good guy.
I don't blame him for being upset.
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Flo Mingo Donating Member (12 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 05:32 PM
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4. Self delete
Edited on Fri May-27-11 05:33 PM by Flo Mingo
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