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3 Blacks on trial for Valentine's Day Robbery in Queens

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  1. BvBPL

    BvBPL Pour Decision Maker

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    Akeem Monsalvatge, Derrick Dunkley, and Edward Byam are on trial in federal court for a 2012 Valentine's Day daring daylight robbery at Queen's check cashing facility.

    The robbers apparently impersonated NY's Finest, showed the cashier a picture of her house to the tune of "we know where you live," and made off with $200,000.

    Security cam footage of robbers:



    Akeem Mosalvatge:



    The police were lead to the suspects through two key pieces of evidence.

    The first was the picture of the cashier's house. It was left behind, and the police were apparently able to trace it to the pharmacy where it had been printed. From that, the police obtained a receipt for the pictures with Byam's phone number on it.

    The second key piece of info was that Byam had apparently emailed Composite Effects with a customer testimonial for a product the police said was essential to the heist.

    The alleged robbers had also garnered attention because the large number of recent luxury purchases, such as an eleven-grand watch.

    Story.

    New York exceptionalism at its finest.
     
  2. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    They should have watched Goodfellas.

    But what does the color of their skin have anything to do with it, other than the $2000 masks they wore which you didn't mention?
     
  3. Berzerker

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    baldy looks whiter than george zimmerman

    oh no you didn't go there
     
  4. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    And so realistic too with that huge hole for a mouth that stayed open and the fold at the back of the neck. I'm sure people were really fooled.
     
  5. caketastydelish

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    ... Forgive me for missing the main point here, but two of those guys are obviously white, so why are three blacks on trial?
     
  6. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    Confusing OP. They wore expensive masks to look white. Read the article but keep in mind that it is a NYC tabloid.

    EDIT: Here is a better account from a reputable news organization:

    New York Robbers Unmasked by Grateful Note for Their Disguise

     
  7. FriendlyFire

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    Some very fine police work.
     
  8. Berzerker

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    hmm...smart enough to fool cameras and cops but dumb enough to get caught over some really stupid stuff

    I wonder if the people being robbed could tell they were wearing masks
     
  9. Formaldehyde

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    The more you find out about the police, the more sense it makes that so many criminals get away.

    Does this look that realistic?


    Link to video.

    The eyes and the folds at the base and back of the neck pretty well give it away. But I was wrong about the lips. They actually don't look that bad and move quite well with the mouth of the wearer.
     
  10. Kyriakos

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    I guess there is a meme for that already?

    Cool sounding name though. Like some sort of voodoo priest or something of that nature.
     
  11. warpus

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    Sounds like an Indian porn name to me.

    But.. They nab $200,000 and one of the first things on their shopping list is an $11,000 watch? What dumbasses
     
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    ^They should have been more inconspicuous and bid for a Van Gogh painting instead. Probably still wearing the masks :)
     
  13. IdiotsOpposite

    IdiotsOpposite Boom, headshot.

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    Why does it matter exactly that it's 3 black people?
     
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    For equally serious reasons that it matters to others that it was mentioned they are black.
     
  15. Bugfatty300

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    Don't they know whiteface is racist?
     
  16. IdiotsOpposite

    IdiotsOpposite Boom, headshot.

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    So complete frivolity then?
     
  17. Berzerker

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    I'll quote your article:

     
  18. Formaldehyde

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    And I'll quote me:

     
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    Free Bernie Madoff. He was framed.
     
  20. warpus

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    Yeah, how dare they forget the minstrel shows of the 19th century, where black men mocked their white counterparts by painting their faces white?

    Some people just don't care to remember history I guess
     

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