Student Sues Barney’s and NYPD for Racial Profiling

Trayvon Christian

A young college student discovered that racism is alive and well in high end retailing. Trayon Christian is suing Barney’s Department store and the NYPD for violating his rights after the retailer accused him of credit card fraud.

Christian, 19, went to the Madison Avenue Barney’s in NY to purchase a Ferragamo belt after spotting his favorite rapper, Juelz Santana, wearing the expensive accessory. Christian saved his money by working extra shifts at his part-time job. He was finally able to purchase the luxury $349 Salvatore Ferragamo belt, which he paid for with a debit card in his name.

Juelz Santana

Salvatore Ferragamo

But after completing the transaction, the sales rep notified security of a possible stolen credit card. The police were called and Christian was apprehended outside the store.

According to Christian:

“The detectives were asking me, ‘How could you afford a belt like this? Where did you get this money from,’” Christian told The New York Daily News. He was taken into custody, but was later released after police discovered his card was indeed real. Disgusted by the whole incident, Trayon returned the belt: “I got my money back, I’m not shopping there again,” he said. “It’s cruel. It’s racist.” Source

Barney’s plans to launch Jay Z’s Shawn Carter watch Collection during a private event on Nov. 20 in NY. I guess Barney’s only respects rappers in custom tailored suits?

Salvatore Ferragamo

Photos: Google images, Hublot



 


  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    America :tea: this is nothing new

  • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla&BrendenSittinInATreeW-H-I-P-P-I-N-GWhipfinity :whip:

    According to Christian:

    “The detectives were asking me, ‘How could you afford a belt like this? Where did you get this money from,’” Christian told The New York Daily News. He was taken into custody, but was later released after police discovered his card was indeed real. Disgusted by the whole incident, Trayon returned the belt: “I got my money back, I’m not shopping there again,” he said. “It’s cruel. It’s racist.”

    :clap: good for YOU young man, i’da done the same! :yes:

  • The Master Beta :D

    I hope he wins too

  • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla&BrendenSittinInATreeW-H-I-P-P-I-N-GWhipfinity :whip:

    he a cute young mayne :yes:

  • http://youtu.be/mak76-CMvus kingstonn

    ugh! azzholes! :rolleyes:

  • http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2013/10/15/endia_beal_can_i_touch_it_explores_gender_race_and_gene :buttshake: Pop that Razzle Dazzle Dazzle! :buttshake: Shake that Razzle Dazzle Dazzle!

    The clerk needs to be held responsible and fired…among other things.

  • gbellab

    IONO :tea:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    and dude looks a lil suspect and I’m not talking as in thug, stealing type :coffee:

  • Brownskin Cutie (Carrington’s E-boo)

    Wow, that’s a shame.

  • The Master Beta :D

    You truly hate the Carters don’t you Sandra :lol:

  • OutsidetheBox

    Disgusted by the whole incident, Trayon returned the belt: “I got my money back, I’m not shopping there again,” he said. “It’s cruel. It’s racist.”
    _____________

    :applause: Shout out to his parents.

    I hope the rappers FLOOD him with gifts! :cuss:

  • luVn_liFe…

    thats a COT dayum shame! KracKers Know they R fuKKing redik!

    I remember i was buying school clothes for my son in his Jr.Yr. I used my debit card WITH MY DAMN PICTURE ON IT
    and the bissh asked me for ID still!
    I was taken aback and told her that was some BS!

    KRACKERS do too Much, nad yes i was in a High end mall in boca-Rown Center mall
    I cant stand going in that mall
    :crying1: they have the best stuff FOr :(

  • http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2013/10/15/endia_beal_can_i_touch_it_explores_gender_race_and_gene :buttshake: Pop that Razzle Dazzle Dazzle! :buttshake: Shake that Razzle Dazzle Dazzle!

    I have a quesshun…

    Why somebody black gotta do something illegal in order to afford something expensive if they’re not a known being (i.e. “rapper” or baller)

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    Christian, 19, went to the Madison Avenue Barney’s in NY to purchase a Ferragamo belt after spotting his favorite rapper, Juelz Santana, wearing the expensive accessory. Christian saved his money by working extra shifts at his part-time job. He was finally able to purchase the luxury $349 ………
    ————–
    So mannie problems with this story
    1) by the time he finished saving his belt be outta style … Glad it was a belt and not a shirt :lol:
    2) Juelz Santana inspires you :smack:
    3) Jay ain’t had nothing to do with this
    4) if it was a debit card the money came right out.. Check his ID and Either except it or nah :rules:
    5) I :pray: he don’t stay in the projects and he planned on rocking a $400 belt while working at White Castle
    @Future.. I bet he eat goolash

  • buddapecan

    He worked extra hours at his PART TIME job to purchase a $349 BELT????? Let me go read this again cause I think I missed something….

  • OutsidetheBox

    And I’m not tryna be rude but its only 350 dollas. And debit cards SAY D E B I T. Fukk them yo.

    Its fukking Barney’s. They got chit in there quadruple the price of that belt AND I bet it was a crakka in there stealing RIGHT when they was worried about some chit that got PAID for. This ticks me off. :blink:

  • DoNotDeleteMe

    I would like to nominate…..

    “My name is Jethro. I recently became an author. Signed to Cash Money Content, the people who brought you Evelyn Lozada’s best seller :ashamed: I am proud to present you 101 ways to filet an Opossum. On shelves soon.”

    …..as the best handle on SandraRose.com :trophy: :champ:

  • OutsidetheBox

    You truly hate covet the Carters don’t you Sandra :lol:
    _________________

    :yes: :lol:

  • Smonae

    yea that sales rep needs to be fired and Barneys needs to appologize :no:
    He needs to sue

  • Anna

    Was it a black thing, or a age thing?

  • luVn_liFe…

    what the FcuK the Po Po mean how can U afford a belt like that-BTW it is a NICE ass belt!
    the belt cost $349 Not $3049!!

    auuugh I cant stand RACIST mofos.

    :ashamed: i know i sound racist right now in this post, but ummmh thats diffrent :D

  • VDot

    Fugg Barneys! Barney’s is a racist azz name anywayz. :angry:

    I feel :ashamed: for what I’m about to say, but is Mr. Christian holding that wrist a little my lipgloss is popping- limp like? :thinking:

  • http://youtu.be/mak76-CMvus kingstonn

    @ luvn
    they do that boolsht to me too. at frigging Aldo at that. I must look like I can’t have a credit card. :no:

  • puppylove

    Why does the store care if it was stolen, they still get paid regardless :shrug:

  • DoNotDeleteMe

    Nino Brown said it best:

    “When your kleptomaniac mother was housing sh*t in Bloomingdales…”

    :nino:

  • OutsidetheBox

    KRACKERS do too Much
    _________________

    !!! You checked your mail? :eek: I busted out one of my new frens in Publix for my sub and cookies and the cashier called over “Tanya” (a white lady :lol: ) all LOUD and chit! To what :huh: check it? Bish Im legit. You aint got no pen for this hoe. Fall back.

    She made me mad. :lol:

  • http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2013/10/15/endia_beal_can_i_touch_it_explores_gender_race_and_gene :buttshake: Pop that Razzle Dazzle Dazzle! :buttshake: Shake that Razzle Dazzle Dazzle!

    they know they steal more than us…they just lookout for one another…i.e. our law makers

  • VDot

    AND I bet it was a crakka in there stealing RIGHT when they was worried about some chit that got PAID for.

    *********************************

    :yes:

  • Starr

    Yeah, the sales rep should be fired. Not surpised.

    I don’t care if the young man is misguided spending all that money on a belt that will no longer be fashionable in a matter of months, but who the eff are they to treat like that.

    “Barney’s plans to launch Jay Z’s Shawn Carter watch Collection during a private event on Nov. 20 in NY. I guess Barney’s only respects rappers in custom tailored suits?”<<<< Real talk sandy

  • Crickett

    $10 per hour, 25 hour work week and living rent free with your moms. It would take him 2 weeks to pay for the belt. That kind of money is not a lot of money.

  • Phrozen1der

    $349 for a belt tho?! the fugg?! :no:

    Now a pair of shoes…. :yes:

  • luVn_liFe…

    kingstonn says:they do that boolsht to me too. at frigging Aldo at that. I must look like I can’t have a credit card.
    ~
    ~
    Right, BUT MY Plastic HAD MY PIC ON IT!!!! :shank: Fugging KracKers!

    B i did read it and responded , LMAO!!!!! U shoulda Had a pen for her a.s.s :hahaha:

  • DoNotDeleteMe

    “I guess Barney’s only respects former racist drug dealers turned mediocre rapper in custom tailored suits?”

    Fixed it for you! :grill:

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    Was it a black thing, or a age thing?
    by Anna on Oct 23, 2013 at 2:02 pm
    ————–
    Does it matter if he has proper ID, money and is not a minor? Seems like they didn’t bother to check that.

    Sorry it happened to him. Juelz probably don’t even shop there.. Probably got the belt from a stylist

  • OutsidetheBox

    Why somebody black gotta do something illegal in order to afford something expensive if they’re not a known being (i.e. “rapper” or baller)
    __________

    Thats the Black narrative.

    Chris Rock said it best, “the black man gotta fly to get to something the white man can walk to.” :tea:

  • The Master Beta :D

    Crackas hate to see a Black person doing better than them shyt makes them so :mad:

  • puppylove

    I used to work @Marshall’s and every year before the holidays they would send a memo specifically telling us ti STOP checking id with cc purchase. They know as long as its approved the cc companies still have to pay.

  • http://youtu.be/mak76-CMvus kingstonn

    sososososoo–
    did they ask for id? the hell did they take him to custody for when all he would have to do is produce his ID with the same name that’s on the debit card? did he put in his pin? ugh, so many questions! :mad:

  • luVn_liFe…

    @MisTaken SEE thats Y IOn Fewl witU!! -> And I like the grout too Matta fack I love it with the large tiles

    NO DOY U MUSt like it its yournS Right??!?!?!?! I WAS GIVING U a compliment :rolleyes:

  • luVn_liFe…

    Sorry it happened to him. Juelz probably don’t even shop there.. Probably got the belt from a stylist
    ~
    ~
    JULEZ Probably got it at the SWAP meat and it’s NOT Ebbeen REAL

  • KyCakes

    OutsidetheBox says:

    You truly hate covet the Carters don’t you Sandra :lol:
    _________________

    :yes: :lol:
    ————————————————————–
    Add to the list:
    The Obamas

  • OutsidetheBox

    U shoulda Had a pen for her a.s.s
    _____________

    :hahaha: She saw my face you know I can go from Pleasant Black to Those Blacks in an instant. That bish gonna try to chat me up about it :blink:

    Naw bish too late. Tombout it dont look like the picha in the break room. :eyeroll: I wanted to tell her if your ass wasnt so prejudice you prolly wouldnt be here. :huh: But I didnt. I just nodded and smiled. :nun:

  • OutsidetheBox

    Somebody else covets everything Carter tew :giggles: :no: :| :ha:

  • luVn_liFe…

    Tombout it dont look like the picha in the break room
    :no:

  • OutsidetheBox

    Was it a black thing, or a age thing?
    by Anna on Oct 23, 2013 at 2:02 pm
    ————–
    Does it matter if he has proper ID, money and is not a minor? Seems like they didn’t bother to check that.
    Sorry it happened to him. Juelz probably don’t even shop there.. Probably got the belt from a stylist
    ________________________

    :yes: :yes:

  • luVn_liFe…

    Mr.Christian shoulda just ordered him a FEW Mission belts and Been 5 belts sKrong! :wink:

  • Diva

    If your credit card is signed on the back, a merchant has no right to ask you for an id. Plus they have to accept your card without it. #helpful

  • Anna

    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    Was it a black thing, or a age thing?
    by Anna on Oct 23, 2013 at 2:02 pm
    ————–
    Does it matter if he has proper ID, money and is not a minor? Seems like they didn’t bother to check that.

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    It doesn’t really matter. I too wonder why they didn’t ask for ID. I think the clerk was jealous of this young man. :lol:

  • OutsidetheBox

    PhatCakessss :wave:

  • luVn_liFe…

    Anna says:

    MisTaken The Black Mamba says:

    Was it a black thing, or a age thing?
    by Anna on Oct 23, 2013 at 2:02 pm
    ————–
    Does it matter if he has proper ID, money and is not a minor? Seems like they didn’t bother to check that.

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    It doesn’t really matter. I too wonder why they didn’t ask for ID. I think the clerk was jealous of this young man.
    ~
    All behind a BELT #ForShame

  • Phrozen1der

    Anybody else want to take their pants off, and go lay down or nah? I’m schleepy.. :coffee:

  • luVn_liFe…

    Phrozen1der says:Anybody else want to take their pants off, and go lay down or nah?
    ~
    WEll Cot DAyum

  • Phrozen1der

    @Luvn :lol: That was innocent, see I add schleepy on the end..

  • Miany

    :waves: hey yall
    :steer: by post but I commend him. ..I would have sued too…this why we need to support one another these crakkkaz hate us n we make em rich :stop:

  • Diva

    Phrozen1der says:

    Anybody else want to take their pants off, and go lay down or nah? I’m schleepy.. :coffee:
    ———————–
    I thought you’d never ask :rofl:

  • OutsidetheBox

    Im sure some pants are already off. :hahaha: :kona:

  • luVn_liFe…

    Diva says:

    Phrozen1der says:

    Anybody else want to take their pants off, and go lay down or nah? I’m schleepy..
    ———————–
    I thought you’d never ask
    ~
    ~
    and THERE It is, BlOOp!

    :hi: Miany :wave: Diva

  • GellySammich

    :yawn: long as erbody keep their socks on

  • luVn_liFe…

    Fudge I need a haircut already :-(

  • KyCakes

    OTBizzle :lick:

  • Phrozen1der

    @DIva :yahoo:

    @Luvn :lol:

    @OTB :rofl:

  • KyCakes

    Phrozen1der says:

    Anybody else want to take their pants off, and go lay down or nah? I’m schleepy.. :coffee:
    ——————————————————————–
    :lol:

  • Phrozen1der

    @Gelly :rofl: Now ya’ll know I hate socks, that’s like feet imprisonment..Wash them whores, and let them breeve… :yes:

  • http://youtu.be/mak76-CMvus kingstonn

    @ phro
    go drink a Dr. Pepper and sat down somewhere! :lol:

  • OutsidetheBox

    :hahaha:

    Heyyy MIA :wave:

  • OutsidetheBox

    Baby say no barefeet :rofl:

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    @Luv I knew it was a compliment bew :lol: I was adding onto the compliment like Tamar saying I like the large tile too :rofl:

  • KyCakes

    @Phro That’s like when you tell the young family members you and your significant other are going to go ‘take a nap’…..

    I had a little niece tell me “I know what THAT means” :lol:

    These little kids are getting more and more hip by the minute…

  • Phrozen1der

    @Kingstonn Already on it.. :lol: :koolaid2: <—Dr.Pepper with the mystery flavor..

  • GAGIRL87

    Rapper Trayvon Christian
    __________________________________________________

    :think:

  • luVn_liFe…

    :duel: MisTaken :P

  • Diva

    :wave: <—-my socks and panties

  • KyCakes

    Phrozen1der says:
    Now ya’ll know I hate socks, that’s like feet imprisonment..Wash them whores, and let them breeve… :yes:
    ——————————————————————-
    Shyt. :tea: Not ery’one can ‘let them whores breeve’ nahmean?

    My cousins feet are so jacked, this bish can kick up sparks on a fuggin carpet….

  • Phrozen1der

    @Ky :rofl: You have to start telling them its grown up story time.. “Hickory ****ory..Dock..Your mom sat on my C***” :haha:

  • luVn_liFe…

    :happy: GaGaGoil! :kiss:

  • GAGIRL87

    Christian saved his money by working extra shifts at his part-time job. He was finally able to purchase the luxury $349 Salvatore Ferragamo belt, which he paid for with a debit card in his name.
    ___________________________________________________________________

    :no: Get your money Christian :coffee:

  • Phrozen1der

    @Ky :rofl:

    @Diva :yes:

  • luVn_liFe…

    My cousins feet are so jacked, this bish can kick up sparks on a fuggin carpet….
    :shock:

    :hahaha:

  • GAGIRL87

    Luvie :hug: :yahoo: hey my fav e boo

  • Diva

    luVn_liFe… says:

    My cousins feet are so jacked, this bish can kick up sparks on a fuggin carpet….
    ———————
    she gots daggers!!! :hahaha:

  • KyCakes

    @Phro :ghost: Headed to the Upper Room

  • KyCakes

    Diva says:

    luVn_liFe… says:

    My cousins feet are so jacked, this bish can kick up sparks on a fuggin carpet….
    ———————
    she gots daggers!!! :hahaha:
    ——————————————————————
    Sweater gawd
    My back itched and I told her to take off her shoes so I could scratch my back…bear to tree style

  • http://youtu.be/mak76-CMvus kingstonn

    @ ky
    omg, and those are the types who LOVE open toes shoes… regardless of their feet situation. :lol:

  • GAGIRL87

    Divalicous :kiss:

    Fashion maven (OTB) :hug:

    Taken :kiss: how old is the baby he’s adorable :heart:

    Hey Ky :waves:

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    :newpost: Not So Blind Item

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    We don’t even tell the kids we are taking a nap. My husband hand all the kids to Taken8 like here :armfullofbabies: ya’ll go in your room and watch tv for a little bit.
    Taken8 :blink: she think we wrestling and don’t wanna watch the kids
    TakenToddler :rolleyes: < that heffa be knowing
    TakenSon :lol: <cause he a Scorpio like his Diddy

    *husband locks the door and turns on R. Kelly song Green Light *

  • luVn_liFe…

    KyCakes says:

    Diva says:

    luVn_liFe… says:

    My cousins feet are so jacked, this bish can kick up sparks on a fuggin carpet….
    ———————
    she gots daggers!!!
    ——————————————————————
    Sweater gawd
    My back itched and I told her to take off her shoes so I could scratch my back…bear to tree style
    ~
    BWAhahahahahahha :stop: KY! i gotta pee :hahaha:

  • OutsidetheBox

    My cousins feet are so jacked, this bish can kick up sparks on a fuggin carpet….
    ___________________

    :rofl: So her feet look like tree bark

  • OutsidetheBox

    bear to tree style
    ___________

    BWAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAAHHAHAHHAA :rofl: I just said tree bark :wail:

  • GAGIRL87

    this bish can kick up sparks on a fuggin carpet….
    __________________________________________________________________

    :dead:

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    My cousins feet are so jacked, this bish can kick up sparks on a fuggin carpet….
    _______________________
    Ole Yabba Dabba Do foot hoe :rofl:

  • GellySammich

    Diva :( *pulls my pants back up over my belly*
    I’m finna go couch shopping *fingers crossed for a sale*

  • KyCakes

    kingstonn says:

    @ ky
    omg, and those are the types who LOVE open toes shoes… regardless of their feet situation. :lol:
    ———————————————————————-
    Girl…she is PASSIONATE about her mules and shyt….

    I tried to get her a pedi egg and this bish was like :blink: ION need that…

    Oh but you do, boo boo :no:

  • KyCakes

    OutsidetheBox says:

    bear to tree style
    ___________

    BWAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAAHHAHAHHAA :rofl: I just said tree bark :wail:
    ——————————————————————–
    :rofl:

    I don’t have many more ‘admit one’ passes left for the Upper Room, Jackson…but here I go :ghost:

  • KyCakes

    @MisTaken :wail: :rofl:

  • AllNYC

    In the Daily News, he said he showed his debit card and signed his name. So he must have said to process it as credit; therefore, the store could ask for ID – which he provided as well.
    I disagree with living with momma and buying $350 belts, but if you have money in the account, that is your decision.
    When you haven’t done a thing wrong, one minute in jail is too damn long! Someone is getting sued.

  • DaJazzyJazz1

    He didn’t need that expensive belt anyway

  • Carmez79

    on this site he’s a rapper but in the NYPost he’s a college student. I would think it would be the other way around.

  • Dreadhead85

    jeniefrumdabloc says:

    and dude looks a lil suspect and I’m not talking as in thug, stealing type

    ________________________________________________________________________

    Really though? Smh

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