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SPRING HILL – While the world sits on the edge of their seats over nuclear sword rattling between North Korea and the United States, racial tensions are proliferating Stateside at a rate that many never expected to see in the 21st century.

Saturday’s clash in Charlottesville Virginia between a group of White Nationalists and a mixed group of counter protesters turned deadly, after a man drove his car into a crowd, killing one and injuring at least 19 others. Violent racial conflicts, the likes of what happened in Virginia, hasn’t been seen in our nation since the 1960’s.

Hatred on all sides seems to have crept back into our society and is starting to gain traction. But what is causing the rebirth of racism? Many blame President Barack Obama for opening old wounds and fueling a fire that was all but extinguished but others say President Donald Trump is responsible for more recent conflict, due to what some say is his complacency towards racial divisions.

There are certainly fringe groups on all sides that have wreaked havoc on our society but in recent years, none has taken center stage as often as the DNC-backed, Black Lives Matter organization. The same organization that has justified and even celebrated the assassination of law enforcement officers around the country, and coined the chant, “Pigs in a blanket, fry em’ like bacon.” BLM activists far outnumber members of the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazi’s, white Nationalists, and other white supremacist groups but their rhetoric isn’t deemed “hate speech” like that of a white supremacists.

Another group that was involved in Saturday’s riot is “Antifa,” an often-violent anti-fascism group that organizes protests at Conservative events and despises President Donald Trump. Antifa is the group that some say is responsible for the riots at Berkley University, which forced the cancellation of Conservative speaker Milo Younopolous’ scheduled event. Conservative author, Ann Coulter also canceled an event at Berkeley University, out of fear of violent protests.

Political Correctness is just one of “Hate’s” key tools in dividing a nation and last week RNRF fell victim to accusations of racism, after I used the term “Black male” to describe a stabbing suspect who was still at large.

On Friday, August 11th, deputies responded to 8559 Bay Drive after receiving reports of a stabbing. As I sometimes do when a violent crime occurs, I broadcast a Facebook Live news report from the scene. (CLICK HERE FOR FACEBOOK VIDEO) The only information I had, as the investigation was just getting underway, was a that the suspect was a Black male. My use of the word “Black” outraged RNRF viewer, Justine Haddock, who said, “Why do you have to say a “black male” you didn’t mention the victims race why mention the suspects race?” I tried to explain why I used the term by stating, “I’m sorry you were offended by mentioning the race as an identifying factor in reporting the incident. We always provide the race and other factors when there is a suspect at large. “Black male” is the only information we have at this time. When and if a clothing description is provided, we will update the story.” I further stated, “It’s disheartening that you believe it is in some way “racist” to mention someone’s race…”

Haddock’s comment sparked several responses from RNRF viewers, most defending the term and chastising Haddock for her statement. Jay Domico writes, “I bet if you were the one with the knife wound you wouldn’t care one bit what adjective they used to describe the suspect. Your only concern would be that law enforcement was utilizing every resource to find the person. There was a bit more sarcasm in Rob Cole’s response, when he said, “Because this isn’t CNN.”

Akindeji Hill, who refers to himself as Hillary Clinton’s Personal Assassin, defended Haddock’s remarks when he said, “That’s bull***t Tom. Black male is not an identifying factor unless you have other details. “Black male” doesn’t identify anyone. That’s the same as saying “all we know is that he was black so watch out around black people, you might get stabbed!” Hill continued his criticism and even went as far as calling me and the other commenters “racists,” when he said “…It’s seriously twisted minds who think this is ok. Most of these racist idiots don’t even realize that they are racist, or idiots. And they don’t realize that psychological warfare against blacks has not stopped since slavery. There is always an excuse for pointing out “black on black” crime or black suspects or associating blacks with rape or kidnapping. History is full of false accusations involving “black males.” Does Hill have a point? Should white people be bound to different set of vocabularies than other races? Lauren Yancy doesn’t think so, she says, “I strongly disagree with her [Justine Haddock]. I am white, my Husband and children are black & white. In no way did you say anything offensive! I am beyond exhausted with the race issues recently in the media, and they don’t seem to be slowing down.” Yancy goes on to say, “I’d prefer someone say he or our kids are black than “African American”. I kind of feel like it would be more offensive to call a black person “African American,” as if they’re not from here. You don’t hear black people calling white people Caucasian.”

Are we on the path of establishing “thought police” or are we already there? Should we continue to divide a nation by becoming more “Resistant” towards each other or should we organize groups that unify all races, religions, and lifestyles?

Follow this link for the related story: Search Underway for Suspect in Stabbing of Spring Hill Man

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  • Tom!!! What are you doing man?!? Your really making a name for yourself and its not a good one… Your in the most backwards ass racist red state and your letting these ignorant racist handicapped in the brain people right some cruel cruel things about good people OTHER HUMAN BEINGS …. which tells me and all the other intelligent educated people like myself that you are a racist and not only are you a racist you have the ability to let you and all the people like you show the world how racist and ignorant you really are smooth move ace! when you write your stories you’re clearly a racist you don’t even try to hide it …dont worry unhappy racist losers like yourself never NEVER have happy ending enjoy your pathetic excuse of a life tom….I’m sure u won’t!

    Friday, 25 August 2017, 8:16 am
  • Damn tom, your website should be tagged as hateful with all these hickerbilly f**cktards talking s**t. You should be ashamed of yourself for supplying a forum for this hateful b**llshit

    Friday, 25 August 2017, 7:57 am
  • So far I’ve surmised this in my own theological position. Before blacks were purchased from their own people, they knew nothing of the civilization being transformed in the rest of the world and didn’t understand it. They still don’t. They are a tribal community that keeps together and they hunt and kill in groups. This is built into their DNA. Now, the rest of the world were light years ahead when they were brought to this country. Yes, this was an atrocity of epic proportions…for both sides. My point is, just like the saying “you can take the rat out of the hood, but you can’t take the hood out of the rat”, they will always be at least maybe 50 years behind society. They don’t understand it. They hate it here, set up a tax to pay for travel to send them back to their homeland. I bet they wouldn’t stay and I’d bet that they’d be grateful to the generations centuries ago that boarded those ships. Because, like bringing a caveman into this modern world, they’ll live and die from the only way they know how and that’s what’s in their genetics.


    Friday, 18 August 2017, 4:41 pm
    • Ladies and gentlemen…Boys and girls….. This is the ramblings of an ignorant uneducated man. He is few and far between in the real world. However he excels when placed in the small confines of a rural compound like society……

      So take care to get a good education and travel the world, meet others who can show you a true path to enlightenment and humanity, so you can realize such ignorance is the true minority.

      Friday, 18 August 2017, 10:23 pm
  • sorry, but you lost me in the beginning when you said that prior to Obama, “racism was all but extinguished”
    Talk about bs!

    Friday, 18 August 2017, 12:07 pm
  • “BLM out numbers the KKK, Neo Nazi’s, White Nationalists and other Supremacists groups” Now that folks is some fake ass news.
    I thought this new face lift of RNRF was suppose to be more fact based and less biased reporting. #LyingToPeople

    Friday, 18 August 2017, 12:43 am
    • my sentiments exactly

      Friday, 18 August 2017, 11:40 am
  • For the record, I’m not white, I’m peach.

    Thursday, 17 August 2017, 10:44 pm
  • K, who are we monsters? educate us monsters? can you please explain in some detail? some definition? and all on here or just me? really I love to know………………….thanks for the DOLL compliment! been awhile since my girlie used that 1.

    Thursday, 17 August 2017, 8:38 am
  • OH YEAH, and this is my favorite quote “AND HE WAS JUST TURNING HIS LIFE AROUND !!!
    and the cow jumped over the moon.

    Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 6:34 pm
  • Now lets see-Blacks account for 13.3% of the population and 35% of the prision population in state prision
    Hispanic/latino account for 17% of the population and19% of the prision population in state prision
    White Caucasian account for 62.04% of the population and in prison is 35% in state prision.
    If these protester spent as much time looking for a job as they do protesting, this would be a better country, but I guess it’s easier to live off the government and then go out and loot whatever they dont have.
    I had to work for everything that I own. I never had time to protest anything. I worked overtime, Saturdays and Sundays when it was avaliable. This is the land of opportunity . Work hard and enjoy life. Steal, cheat, rob, carjack, mug, and commit other crimes and what you get is what you deserve !

    Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 6:25 pm
    • This is the favorite argument that racists use to try to paint black people as violent criminals, and then say “it’s the facts, it’s not racist”. So let me give you some facts. “Nearly half of the 2,000 people exonerated of crimes since 1989 are black” (- After you account for all of the falsely accused and falsely convicted blacks in jail, and the fact that blacks are much more likely to serve time than whites for the same crime, it more than accounts for the high number of blacks in prison. It’s easy to google black false convictions and find out the truth about false conviction statistics. I told you that blacks have been the target of psychological warfare since the end of slavery, and this is a part of it. YOU ARE A PART OF IT, and just adding insult to injury. Stop it now.

      Thursday, 17 August 2017, 5:33 pm
        • I would love to talk with you more about this.

          Thursday, 17 August 2017, 6:48 pm
          • Let’s meet at the courthouse

            Thursday, 17 August 2017, 7:13 pm
      • excellent post

        Friday, 18 August 2017, 11:47 am
  • HEY ( K ) !!! or KK sweetie pie! since you don’t seem to like anything on this site, why you here? huh?

    Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 3:32 pm
  • Ninja lives matter

    Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 12:38 pm
  • This all comes down to an ignorant hotheaded person whining about racism for no reason whatsoever except to be starting trouble. If the offender had been a WHITE male…they would have said they were looking for a WHITE male…they are looking for a BLACK male…guess what kid…they would say they are looking for a BLACK male…now do you get it kid? You’re stirring a pot that you sure don’t want spilled on you.

    Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 8:55 am
  • when a suspect is at large u give a description ie med build short brn hair stupid arm tattoo. well when you say he is white guess what? black folk dont need to worry. its a god damn description of the perputrator if i get robbed by a clown they better be looking for a clown w/ a gun shot wound, stfu and gtfo it life is way to short

    Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 8:50 pm
  • As the Late /Great Rodney King Once Said! Can’t We All Just Get Along : ) I Know Most of You Libtards Don’t even know who he is. LET THE BULLSH*T BEGIN

    Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 5:13 pm

    Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 1:56 pm
  • The way it appears to me the WHOLE BLACK LIVES MATTER , the kkk, and antifa are all terrorist organizations and should be treated as such.

    Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 1:53 pm
  • Robin and all those who replied to her. BLM is NOT about exclusion or other lives but is about FOCUS on black lives. You don’t have to agree, join, protest or stand up for them. But like any other group who has a FOCUS on their concerns, they have the right to try to bring forth their concerns. As long as those concerns do not intrude upon the civil, moral and ethical rights of others. Not all groups are 100% perfect, there r those who sideline the true cause & try to encourage violence, However, ALL AMERICANS deserve respect for their concerns and the right for better lives without fear of injustice, inequality and fear for their lives.

    Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 1:08 pm
  • They will be coming for our statue at the courthouse next!

    Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 6:26 am
  • The fact that you chose to headline an issue that should have been , and was being , discussed in comments on the original article , lends credence to Ms Haddock’s suspicions . FYI most Newspapers stopped using “color” to describe suspects in the early 80’s .

    Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 5:39 am
    • You sir have no idea what you are talking about. The media just called all the protesters from Virginia “White Nationalists” and went as far as to call them terrorists but when Black Lives Matter were wreaking so much more havoc on our nation, the media did not call them Black Lives Matter and never once referred to them as terrorist, but they shortened it to BLM. The media stokes these racial fires all the time by putting on the news their lead story of a white cop who lawfully and legally shoots a black criminal but at the end of the news, they show a small clip of a white cop playing basketball with a bunch of black children while he is on duty. Why do you think that is? Because the democrats want civil uprising and they are pushing that agenda through the media.

      Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 12:32 pm
      • Racial Tensions, I have to agree with you, we as individuals need to take responsibility for ourselves, and not jump onto the bandwagon of idiotship, we need to go on with our own lives and realize that our lives would be so bland if we didn’t have different cultures.

        Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 5:31 pm
  • white

    Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 3:51 am
  • Come The Fu*K On For Real

    it’s not like he said any derogatory description in anyway whatsoever when is it gonna be enough ….

    I mean for all the crybabies Whether your black, white , gay , muslim or any other group if u don’t like the stereotype then stop doing, saying , acting, etc etc the way that created the stereotype in the first place and stop f*** king whining Jesus Christ if it’s so bad and your so miserable take your a** to North Korea and see how life is … Bet you’ll come back with a different attitude

    Thank u RNRF for warning the community of the stabbing and you did nothing wrong whatsoever people are just pu**ys

    Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 3:15 am
    • Oh so when Blm was burning down buildings and rioting over a drug addicted thug that just so happen to rob a liquor store prior his death,and attempt to take a gun from a cop that asked him to get out of the street while getting high,what would yoy classify that as? just asking.

      Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 7:18 pm
  • Hey, I’m black and I don’t find this to be a racist issue. What da hell is your problem here? This man is just tryin to report a great story that we all need to know and be aware of here. If the man was Hispanic or Puerto Rican, they would not be hollerin and yellin about it. If da man was Korean or oriental, they would not be yellin or cryin about it. White people sure as hell don’t yell or cry bout it. None of these people do. But hey, the facts and are da facts. To help find this loser, the true facts need to be told. And that’s what Tom did. I’m glad he’s out there coverin these stories, we need to know this stuff
    Black people need stop cryin racist. It’s a tragedy that we can’t enjoy our heritage bcuz too many have been taught to always play the victim and you win. Well I’m black too, but I’m nobody’s victim. I rise above racism and refuse to be a party to this kind of juvenile behaviour. Unfortunately our former President Obama did do a true injustice to our country by fueling the race wars and overlooking the violent protests that brought ruin and devastation to many towns and businesses. These protests brought shame and blame to the black race. Sooner or later they will grow up and realize this, and hopefully become part of the solution and less of da problem. I’m just so sick of hearin an seein it all over da news.

    Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 2:11 am
    • lol….agreed

      Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 9:12 pm

    Monday, 14 August 2017, 10:05 pm
    • Oh damm!! I had always heard it as ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but whips and chains excite me.” LOL

      Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 7:55 pm
  • So if the suspect was a White Male would that be considered racial as well? What about a Hispanic Male, an Asian Male? Just wondering?

    Monday, 14 August 2017, 9:59 pm
  • Thanks tom for bringing this issue to attention. This cultural sensitivity shit has gone too far. potentially dangerous criminals can remain at large because listing an identifying factor is “racist.” The fact that people buy into this shit is not just insane but terrifying. Pass the red pills please!

    Monday, 14 August 2017, 9:53 pm
  • I do not understand how people actually think this is a racist comment???? If it was was a white guy they would describe as white male on the run, or Spanish male or white female , black female. WOW, people , you have a lot more to worry about in life than how a local news caster described a human!!!!!!

    Monday, 14 August 2017, 9:42 pm
  • I’m proud to have made the front page for standing against racism. I honestly never expected to get such attention, but thank you Tom for the use of your platform. We have a real problem with racism in this county. One of the comments actually stated “This is so flipping stupid! … Black people wonder why they have such bad reputations when 90% of them rob one another and everyone else and kill and rape and have multiple kids!!!”

    Unbelievable. It is precisely this type of irresponsible reporting that helps perpetuate such hateful stereotypes. Shame on you Tom for setting aside your pursuit to become a real journalist to instead use your platform for cyberbullying and rallying cowardly anonymous racists.

    Monday, 14 August 2017, 9:41 pm
      • Sorry, I didn’t realise that you were trying to contact me. Regardless, the news media in general for decades has perpetuated negative stereotypes against minorities. By stating that the assailant was a black male with no other details you are not only contributing to this, but putting me in direct danger because that road is in my running route. I shouldn’t have to find other places to run because you put a target on my back.

        Monday, 14 August 2017, 10:21 pm
        • Just in case you haven’t noticed YOU are no longer a minority.

          Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 1:30 pm
          • ummmm…..i would like this to be explained. curious

            Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 9:14 pm
        • If you didn’t do anything wrong you shouldn’t have to worry…..just saying…….this country is raising a bunch of cry babies!!!!! GROW UP PEOPLE

          Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 11:40 pm
      • i know that this reply is not in direct response to your answer to the gentleman above. However, despite the fact that my opinion is uneducated and unwanted i feel a desire to share it with you. There is a lot of bullying, bashing, hatred, and name calling being done here. i wonder if any of these people that have made a negative comment about you or attacked you personally have ever met you. I wonder if they have spent any time with you speaking with you, getting to know you. I can’t say with certainty that i have met you in person, maybe we passed on the street or perhaps our eyes have met in a restaurant. I will never know. My point is this, in order for someone to be insulted and labeled as one thing or another isn’t it common practice to meet the person in question and form an opinion based upon first impressions and later facts? I do my best to respect everybody. I treat others how i would like to be treated. Regardless of what you reported, regardless of how your statements were received by others and how they were perceived by others. It stands to reason that you have been falsely accused of being “racist” and an “idiot”. Now i realize there is no legal recourse for such a harmful accusation but the way i see it, it is defamation of character. I read your reports and stories and not once have i ever read or seen anything i would consider to be racist or idiotic. I would like to personally Thank you Tom, for being an honest reporter. You do your best to report the news as it should be reported. Just the facts. Nothing more. Nothing less. I can see no racial bias or emotionally fueled reporting in your stories. The world could do with a few more men like you.

        Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 8:40 am
  • I don’t think the idiot that wrote this article proof read it, or he would have realized how racist it is. In fact he even lied in it by saying the BLM supported police killings that libel. Anything for a story I guess.

    Monday, 14 August 2017, 8:44 pm
    • Really ??? Calling names??? Come on, grow up!!!!

      Monday, 14 August 2017, 9:40 pm
    • WRONG!!
      BLM has supported brutality against law enforcement from day one that DeRay & his crew of thugs hit the streets to riot. Fully supported by the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton & Brack Hussein Obama with major funding from non other than George (I hate America) Soros.

      Monday, 14 August 2017, 10:06 pm
    • BLM openly supported, suggested and planned attacks on law enforcement!!! Get your head out of your ass.

      Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 12:33 pm
      • All you people that are trying to argue with K,what is wrong with you all.clearly K is a BLM supporter,duhh facts dont matter.only black lifes.laws and order also dont matter.nothing else matters but black lifes!!!!in real life common sense says obey the law,dont rob steal loot burn down things and tey to lay off the crack pipe dont point guns at copsi bet you the odds of getting shot by law enforcement drops extreamly.even if you must break the law comply when you get busted.i myself been arrested several times,i have not 1 bullet wound not 1 time beenn tased or pepper sprayed never once injured.they turn around i turn around.amazing aint it.

        Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 9:25 pm
  • When will people realize that we are ALL the same RACE????? Yes, that’s right!!! White/Caucasian, Black/Negro/African-American, Latino/Mexican/Hispanic, Native American, Asian etc are simply ETHNIC GROUPS, NOT RACE!!!

    I don’t see anyone else stepping up to the plate to report what is going on in our communities! Leave Tom alone!

    Tom, you are doing an AWESOME job!!! Keep doing what you’re doing! Stay safe out there!

    Monday, 14 August 2017, 8:39 pm
    • ALL of us are the ‘HUMAN RACE’!!!!

      Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 9:09 am
  • Why not just write the article about Hadden’s views instead of using politics. Politics is your REAL AGENDA here! Not to mention that you just ENJOY getting a rise out of people and CREATE more HATE!

    Monday, 14 August 2017, 8:18 pm
  • May Tom should have said the police were looking for a yellow male, because anyone that stabs someone else (other than in self defense) is a coward.
    The racism word has little to no meaning any more because the left throws it at everything. They have convinced people that they are victims of something. I experienced years of domestic abuse, but one day turned that into survivorship. That whole time of my life made me stronger, not weaker and dependent like all these “victims” today. Are you too stupid to see that that is exactly what the left wants, you dependent on them for everything in your life. Grow up and wake up.

    Monday, 14 August 2017, 7:39 pm
    • I’m actually more libertarian, but that’s besides the point. White supremacy doesn’t care what your political views are because this goes beyond politics. What they want is genocide.

      I’m very glad that you got out of your domestic abuse situation. Please understand that this is exactly what minorities are trying to do in this country. We are trying to stop abuses that others refuse to even acknowledge is going on. Just because you don’t live with these particular issues doesn’t mean they aren’t real for others.

      Many years ago in college my friend’s car was broken into while at an impound in Tampa (toed from her own apartment complex, long story). My girlfriend and I went with her to get it and we had to wait for hours outside the impound because no one was there. When the impound worker finally arrived we found out that her car window had been smashed and her cell phone stolen. The impound worker accused me of doing it for no reason at all other than to be cruel. Because of him a cop had to question me and it was already 3am and I had class at 8am. Thankfully I had two witnesses with me the whole time and the cop was a good man and after a few questions he left me alone.

      Fortunately I haven’t had the horrible experiences that blacks in other places have had, like being stopped and searched constantly, feeling like their freedom and dignity is being stripped away each time. However that and many more examples have happened to friends and family members. I would like to prevent this place from becoming like that. I would like to continue to feel safe in my neighborhood while I am jogging or walking without people looking out for a “black male”. I used to ride with my dad when he would patrol with the official neighborhood watch in this neighborhood back when there was one, before many of you even moved here. I don’t want to be taken down by a self proclaimed neighborhood watch Zimmerman type because of irresponsible journalism.

      It’s human nature unfortunately to not really care about issues that don’t effect you, but to blame and insult the people whom it does affect and ridicule their pleas for it to end, that is just cruel.

      Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 12:58 am
      • Hill is a complete idiot your the problem. Im western European dont call me white damn it. Looking at all the arrest made looks about right 90% white 10 Hispanic and blk you have no leg to stand on Mr Hill we get pulled out of cars searched are from neptune? Hey dont loose your cat it would be hard to find JUST A CAT well what color i cant say cause it might offend.. GOT your platform Tom gave you a chance you blew it now shut up.

        Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 12:54 pm

    Monday, 14 August 2017, 7:23 pm
  • If the police came to your neighborhood, knocked on your door and said we are looking for a man. Could you help them? How is it helpful to say, I’m looking for a man? How is it helpful to say, I’m looking for a woman? Ok, for the sake of argument, I’m looking for a white man… Can you help? Ask yourself, honestly… Say it out loud… I’m looking for a white man, help me find him…??? Seriously, don’t you need more information than that? The suspect is black??? Ok and what does that mean. How helpful is that in an article or to the police? I’ll wait for someone to tell me they would be able to help the police with that lack of information. Can the public protect themselves with ONE piece of information? You can’t even get away with that lack of info on a dating site let alone a serious crime. So, my two cents is to get more information before you give out just enough to racially profile. Saying, I’m looking for a white guy is racially profiling. Tell me what he looks like, what he was wearing, what he may be driving, if he’s on foot, what shoes, how tall, facial hair, color of his hair, eyes, any other distinguishing facts to include his race. Don’t give race and walk away.

    Monday, 14 August 2017, 7:03 pm
    • I see your point but have to respectfully disagree. It is an identifying characteristic. Not unlike blonde hair or green eyes. If the police are looking for a car they don’t say we are looking for a car. They say we are looking for a gray car. It eliminates those not involved. If it was alleged that a black male did the crime then say it! It’s not racism, it’s information being relayed. Using the logic provided by some why include gender? Hair color? Age? It all segregates. It all classifies. But that is how the bad guys are found. It is a universal truth that the police look for perpetrators of crimes using the categorization of people. It’s a waste of time to say it’s a male when you know you are looking for a black male. It’s a waste of time and resources not to include this information. I live near where this happened. So yes to me and mine it is pertinent information. If I see a man unknown in the area walking on my street and he is white and I know the police are looking for someone white you are damn right I’m going to say something to the cops. Same if he was black, asian, latino, albino, walks on his hands, whatever the descriptor. If it matches I am reporting it. We live in a mixed society and I am grateful for that. But at the same time with that diversity comes the need to be able to identify and if that means using descriptors like black, white, male, female, short, tall, hairy, bald, or dances like a pretty pretty princess you best believe I am going to use them.

      Monday, 14 August 2017, 8:02 pm
    • For crying out loud, Tom said that there was no other description given to him other than the fact that the possible assailant was a black male. If that is all the information there is, at least that eliminates having to worry about Caucasians, Asians, and females. If blacks make up roughly 13% of the U.S. population, and males make up 50% of the U.S. population, a description of “black male” narrows your potential suspects down to something like 6.5% of the citizens in Hernando County. Give Tom a break!

      Monday, 14 August 2017, 8:30 pm
    • I would be able to help more if I knew more. Fine, Tom, Next time make sure you state how many eyes, ears, nose(s) he has along with being a black man in your description so people know that you are still talking about a HUMAN and the only ones getting offended are the ones trying to start a fight over the color of the skin. It is very low. Babies are dying from vaccinations and parents are losing their rights. You have ALL OF YOUR DANG RIGHTS and you want to be selfish and put attention where it is not deserved…on racism. BLM is racist. When there is a WLM then we can talk about racism. Good day!

      Thursday, 17 August 2017, 9:54 pm
  • If you go through life thinking you’re a victim, you always will be. Pretty sad and pathetic.

    Monday, 14 August 2017, 6:34 pm
  • Amen !!!!!! Keep up the good work Tom, the haters will always hate, no matter what you say or do, keep putting the facts, as you know them to be, out to the public like you do. Alot of us greatly appreciate the service you provide to the law abiding community !!!!

    Monday, 14 August 2017, 6:20 pm
  • I just get plain sick and tired of people who are so eager to read a story which was posted by Tom and then pick out one word….one simple word, Tom is said to be racist. To all of those who are complaining about the use of the word “black”, I ask you all this……”If there were a child who was kidnapped in your neighborhood and the only identifying factor was that the man or woman was black, tell me you wouldn’t want Tom to report that a child was kidnapped and people in the neighborhood saw a “black man” at the same time that the child was taken”. What should Tom have written….”A child was kidnapped on (whatever street) in Spring Hill and the Sheriff’s Office is working on the case”. Don’t tell me that you wouldn’t want to know if the suspect was black, white, or he looked like he was from one of the Islamic Countries, even though that was the only description that anyone could say in identifying the suspect? I always say this….”Some people always look for their 15 minutes of fame, and lately they’ll even settle for 5 minutes of fame!!!”

    Monday, 14 August 2017, 6:09 pm
    • Take one word or statement out of a story and give it to the liberal Fact Check outfits
      (Tampa Times) and they make it a “Pants on Fire” lie.
      FAKE NEWS at its finest.

      Monday, 14 August 2017, 10:18 pm
      • So how do you properly describe a black male suspect,please enlighten us with libtard political correct explanation…thanks

        Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 9:35 pm
  • It was a description, period. Suspect is a male (describe), he is a black male. Just like if he was a white male, one with red hair and freckles. If you describe a car in an incident, how do you start – it’s a green car. That way we get an idea what to look for. What in your opinion would have been proper? An african american male? The media and most socially aware people use the proper words so as not to offend – and yet someone is still offended. I guess it’s time for you to just get over it. I personally don’t like the description “elderly female” but I deal with it.

    Monday, 14 August 2017, 6:05 pm
  • Tom, your racist since everytime I see a crime listed here they are always black men mug shots 9 times out of 10 and your racist for being white and your racist for looking at a blackman and your racist for having a black dog and your racist for having a black car and your racist for graduating from high school and your racist for driving by a blackman walking down the road and your racist for locking your car door when a blackman wants to carjack you and your are racist for watching in living color on tv and your are racist for not voting for Obama and you are racist for not having your pants down to your knees and your are racist for not watching Oprah on a daily basis and finally your racist for not writing like a kindergarten while sending your plea to the judge for slapping your hole to death because she didn’t get your 40oz of Malt liquor.

    Monday, 14 August 2017, 5:43 pm
  • This is so flipping stupid! She should get off fb and find a hobby instead of creating problems where there wasn’t one! The only issue was the BLACK MALE still being at large! Black people wonder why they have such bad reputations when 90% of them rob one another and everyone else and kill and rape and have multiple kids!!! Why don’t you start by being the change you wanna see in the world and then maybe people will treat you different!

    Monday, 14 August 2017, 5:36 pm
  • As humans, we are all to some extent, racist. Regarding the idiot epithet, that is a specific, measurable condition and rare. However,
    Akindeji might be advised to learn that entering a battle of wits half armed is an indication.

    Monday, 14 August 2017, 5:26 pm
  • I guess they will want frijolis negros pulled off the shelves

    Monday, 14 August 2017, 5:10 pm
  • Ive known akindeji hill since middle school he is one of the kindest and most intelligent men i know he makes a good point when saying most people dont even realize they are racist and ill bet that 90% of your readers would clutch their purse or wallet a lil tighter if a dark skinned man walked up and asked them for directions that in itself may not be considered racist but is a direct reaction of the steriotypes given to men of african heritage by those who are whole heartedly racist it is discriminatory in nature which is the heart of racisim my advise to anyone is get to know a man before passing judgement on him because the color of his skin doesnt mean hes a bad person akindeji hill is a good man that is tired of the bull crap going on in this country as am i treat eachother right there is no need to point out race in any report unless they are asking for help finding a suspect Akindeji i stand with you my friend

    Monday, 14 August 2017, 4:57 pm
    • You cant cry inequality anymore If anything, the minority now is the middle aged white man. Minorities have equal opportunity and actually better opportunities than white people. If you have a a black man with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and a white man with the same degree, the chances of the black man getting hired first are greater because companies have to hire a certain amount of minorities for fear of being sued for not employing enough minorities. It happens in the retail world with your huge chains like Walmart and Target and it happens in huge companies like the NFL and MLB. If you cant get hired or dont want to get hired, that is your problem.

      Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 12:43 pm
    • so it would be better if he just said ” a male ( not to be offencive ) armed , is out in your neighborhood, ( not to be named as to not pin point any particular neighborhood so we don’t offend anyone.)
      its time for everyone to stop this offencive bulls987. Get over it.

      Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 1:42 pm
  • As long as the DNC & John Soros funds these protests the hate will continue.

    Monday, 14 August 2017, 4:35 pm
  • People are just looking for someone to blame their own self hatred and anger on. Seems that more and more people are ANGRY, the don’t gave any reason to be angry so they go around looking for something or someone to blame. It is sad and I feel very sorry for them. Hopefully someday they will look for things to be happy about.

    Monday, 14 August 2017, 4:27 pm
  • I guess these morons won’t the police to put out APB that say ” Be on the lookout for a person! Pure stupidity!

    Monday, 14 August 2017, 3:53 pm
  • Wow all the REAL problems we gave in this area and this girl is worried about Tom saying “bkack male” thats crazy it is what it is. If the guy was blue he would have said blue. Tom u r far from racist. Ppl need to grow up and realize the world is happening all around and there’s no protecting ppls feelings.If he was black then he was BLACK get over it. He stabbed someone dumb ass

    Monday, 14 August 2017, 3:26 pm
  • People are just ignorant. Thats pretty much saying that I should be offended if you said the suspect was a “white female”. That doesn’t offend me at all. I’m proud to be a white female.

    Monday, 14 August 2017, 3:12 pm
    • When the police start picking up white females while pointing their guns at your head will you still be comfortable?

      Monday, 14 August 2017, 8:40 pm
      • Mr. or Ms. Hill,
        You certainly have very little or no respect for the men & women in law enforcement.
        Hope you never need their assistance/support.

        Monday, 14 August 2017, 9:42 pm
        • Mr. Hill is a cop

          Monday, 14 August 2017, 11:54 pm
        • My family has always had the utmost respect for the police and military service. You should keep you assumptions to yourself because they are wrong, tained with your biased.

          Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 12:02 am
      • Mr Hill….if you are truly a cop, then you should be terminated immediately for that statement. Police respond to calls based on descriptions and if they are given the description of a black male armed with a knife, who just stabbed someone, the police should 100% respond with weapons drawn. If you watch the videos of the police shootings recently, most did not have their guns out of the holster until the dumbasses did something stupid like Michael Brown.

        Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 12:46 pm
      • I would never do anything to put myself into a situation where that would happen.

        Saturday, 19 August 2017, 1:18 pm
  • I wonder,if that back guy lost that cat on his shoulder,would he ask people in the neighborhood if they have seen a black cat?

    Monday, 14 August 2017, 3:09 pm
  • Why say ‘Male’ ? that’s sexist! Why even mention the human race? Let’s let people assume a pack of coyotes did it. Justine, there is nothing in the Constitution protecting you from being offended. Describing someone in part by their ethnicity should be no more offensive to you than when using the words Chevy or Ford when describing vehicles. Perhaps you’re focused on race and perceived slights a little too much? Open your mind and stop letting the culture define your thoughts, you may find less need to try to define mine.

    Monday, 14 August 2017, 3:08 pm
  • No. It is not gaining traction. The fringes are just getting more vocal, egged on by articles like this. The internet provides a great echo chamber for them to organize, but it really is their last gasp. More young people today are not growing up in the environments we commonly did with racial epithets being thrown around constantly in the home. They also do not view race like their elders do. Therefore, this is an issue that will resolve itself as time passes and the generations turn over.

    Monday, 14 August 2017, 3:01 pm
  • but, you may very well be racist. We know you are conservative, but how did Obama “fuel a fire?” His Presidency emboldened ‘closet racists’ to reveal themselves when they saw there was strength in numbers. Then you go on to try and blame BLM, even referencing a fake video that was proven to be edited (Pigs in a Blanket was never actually chanted) Yes Tom, me thinks you might be racist; not actively oppressing, but the bias in your opinions is clear.

    Monday, 14 August 2017, 2:55 pm
    • Lol the kkk, blm and antifa are all terrorist organizations created by the democrats and they represent the democrats/left/libs’ very fabric of their being. Obama did not condemn blm but rather created and embraced them. The chants were absolutely fact, including “What do we want? Dead cops. When do we want them ? Now.” Do your research Scotty boy. You might be enlightened if you do. Btw, the word “racist” has absolutely no meaning anymore due to the eternally offended overusing it.

      Monday, 14 August 2017, 5:04 pm
    • BLM had an open door to Barack Hussein Obama’s White House (or was it the Black House?) In fact, they were welcomed for their achievements in support of the progressive democrat/liberal agenda.
      Along with the socialist clown Robert Cramer who had over 300 visits to Obama’s house. In case you forgot he is the joker who orchestrated the anti-Trump protests across the country busing the BLM and Antifa thugs in to attack law abiding citizens supporting Trump.
      This morning I read the following from the WGN News Chicago web site. “Police describe the suspect as a black male, 20-30 years old, 5’9″ tall with a thin athletic build with the sides of his head shaved & a scruffy top.” Racist News reporting according to U.

      Monday, 14 August 2017, 9:58 pm
    • Amen Scott, and very well said. You hit the nail right on the head with: “me thinks you’re racist.”
      The “bias” has been very clear ever since the 2016 Presidential election
      He could have made his point in this article without bringing politics into it. But Tom likes to PROVOKE HATE from the people. And of course he is no better than the white supremacist groups, in my honest opinion.

      Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 6:42 am

        Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 1:50 pm
  • Just goes to show you that the world does have a bunch of trash both Caucasian and non-Caucasian. PERIOD, oh did I forget the idiots who are looking for trouble?

    Monday, 14 August 2017, 2:55 pm
  • I am so tired of this black lives matter bs. There are people of all races harmed and killed by police. Blacks choose to you the racist card whenever they aee fit. If you were born in america you are an American period. Stop stereotyping yourselves as something other other than an american. Then maybe we can get past some of this hatred. All lives matter plain and simple.

    Monday, 14 August 2017, 2:53 pm
    • amen

      Monday, 14 August 2017, 3:23 pm
    • Amen Robin! This has got to stop.

      Monday, 14 August 2017, 4:12 pm
    • Amen..

      Monday, 14 August 2017, 4:39 pm
    • You hit the nail on the nail on the head. Americans are Americans regardless of race. I judge people by how they act not the color of their skin.

      Monday, 14 August 2017, 7:34 pm
      • AMEN

        Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 1:48 pm
    • that was an excellent analogy….Thank you. I will borrow it in my many debates with misguided souls trying to label BLM as terrorist organization.

      Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 9:19 pm

    Monday, 14 August 2017, 2:40 pm

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