Lakeysha Beard Talks for 16 Hours on an Amtrak Quiet Car, Makes Everyone Very Angry

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OK, there's no official record for how long anyone's been obnoxious on a quiet car. But we believe that Lakeysha Beard, who spoke loudly, and nonstop, on her cell as she traveled from Oakland, California, to Salem, Oregon -- for 16 hours -- surely wins at least the anecdotal record for obnoxiousness. Beard "said she felt 'disrespected' by the entire incident," in which she eventually (16 hours in) got into a verbal altercation with train passengers resulting in the train being stopped and her being escorted off it by cops.

Beard admitted that "she was indeed talking on her phone, but said she didn't understand why she had to be escorted off the train."

Here are some things we don't understand: Why would you talk for 16 hours nonstop anyway? Wouldn't your head hurt? Wouldn't your throat become dry and scratchy? Wouldn't your cell phone battery die? Wouldn't your conversations repeat themselves? Wouldn't you want to sleep, and eat, and live, and do anything but talk on the phone?

At any rate, the power of the malignant stares that must have penetrated this woman's skull during her Loud Time on the Quiet Car should really be harnessed: You could probably run trains with it! Also, if this had happened on the East Coast we'd give her 5 minutes, tops.

Woman feels 'disrespected' after being kicked off train [KomoNews]


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PaulaO
PaulaO

Look, it doesn't matter what her name was, what color she was, where she was from or any other peripheral comment, the woman was RUDE.  Rude, noisy, discourteous to everyone else in the car and in defiance of the very plainly posted policy of the train she was on. She deserved the treatment she got and a good scolding besides. And she thinks she was disrespected? Good grief. 

solidspine
solidspine

Lakeysha,

kind of a name like Barack Barry Obama,

wonder what her slavename was?

Sarah McCroskey
Sarah McCroskey

Have any of you ever actually lived in Oakland? I have and im not racist but let me tell you, the stereotypes are legit. My house with my 3 friends, we were the only white people for blocks and every person we saw was loud, ghetto, and rude. And with an obvious name like shaniqua or latesha, or rawsheed, You cant go anywhere without some loud ass black chick screaming into her phone and annoying everyone around her. There is a big reason why I moved.... People like Lakeysha. And im not racist, I grew up in an all black and mexican neighborhood and some of my best friends going up were black. But we live with these stereotypes because of people like her. I LOVE being able to take public transportation to work or to an outing without having to turn my ipod all the way and create a ringing in my ear because I dont want to hear what your "gurl mm mm oh hell no" had to say. Since im sure thats her name, thats what you refer to her as every fuckin 30 seconds. Get a life, learn to read, learn to respect others, and then maybe we wont stereotype and judge you.

shanaquia jones
shanaquia jones

seriously west cost, i dont understand you. this would have been resolved in 3 minutes on the NY to DC train. And i dont mean to say the woman would have been attacked or any thing, just that instead of people clearing their throat or frowning at her and sending negative vibes or whatever, something would have been done. Ask her to be quiet then get the conductor then the police, how hard is that? how does anything get done out there?

Jack
Jack

Hmmm....perhaps this tub of shit was talking on her phone since she clearly can't read the goddamn sign!  Oh, perhaps she is so self centered she chose to ignore the sign, "'coz it be disrespectin' her constitutional right to flap her gums wifout people gettin' all up in her grill & shit."

Stereotypes come from observation of what we see every day around us.  This knuckle dragging mouth breather only adds reinforcement.

If people don't want to be judged by stereotypes then they should stop their own kind from poor behavior.  Shame them, ostricize them, make them figures of derision.

Christ on a pogo-stick I hope this mouth breather hasn't reproduced.  As a friend of mine is fond of saying, "There are some people that shouldn't be allowed to vote, drive an automobile or reproduce."

Kuei
Kuei

Frow sista from duh twain.

Kuei
Kuei

Fat, black, loud, disrespectful and obnoxious. Now there's something you don't see everyday.

classie
classie

These types of blacks are of a totally different class than the norm. They grow-up with no father in the home and their mothers are off getting more babies and doing drugs. I grew-up with a mother at home and a father that worked his ass off.(bless his soul). My mom taught me how to act and my dad taught me to stand up for myself. When people hear me talk on the phone, they all say I sound white. What the hell does that mean. I speak clearly and like a lady.  People should excuse themselves when talking on the phone in public, if you can't step in another area to talk then get off the damn phone.  Learn what etiquette mean people, I don't want to hear your freaking conversation.  Period!!!!How hard is that to do.

lchingon
lchingon

She is entitled......selfish beotch!....next she is going to say" Its because I am black!"....noit's because your just ignorant and happen to be black....ask somebody!

Guest
Guest

 I hate to say this but I'm glad they arrested her. 

Faolanscross
Faolanscross

 Too bad her cell phone didn't blow up sending pieces of the screen into her brain.

Tdtudic
Tdtudic

affirmative action cant fix stupid! 

Hassan
Hassan

Cell phones are the worst thing to happen to human society ever!

Ty
Ty

She should have been escorted off after 16 seconds.

jamesclangelle
jamesclangelle

The original video was shot by KATU-TV, owned by Fisher Communications, which does not appear to have any minority directors on the board  of this public company; story followups, see:

HOLLYWOOD REDLINE

http://hollywoodredline.blogsp... 

Gdog10k
Gdog10k

I'm a teacher in a southern CA high school- we 'receive" many Laqueishas and by God- all are blabber mouth hippos like this one. What mom would name their baby child Laqueisha? Why? Cause it will make the child competetive for a job 20 years from now against really STRONG names like Mary, Josephine, Angelina, Ruth, etc---come on people (black mamas) THINK about how you are destining your child to failure with names like this? We had a student, not long ago, birthname "Latrina". Can you believe that? Latrines are in the stinky cigarrette filled truck stops and have plenty of greeen sputum all over them and fill with stinky urine- NOW.....TELL ME Ms Black mama, WHY you'd name your baby child with a name like any of these? As long as you think you're cutsie with these names, be advised, you are solidifying your postion in the low low class. Final words: Listen to Bill Cosby, HE says it best. 

Sam The Lion
Sam The Lion

 "Also, if this happened on the East Coast we'd give her 5 minutes, tops."  

This is true.  In fact, since she was inside the quiet car, I'd give her about a minute before I told her to STFU.  Drives me nuts!

frosty paws
frosty paws

 miss shanahan..you know what figures..

Jamie Green
Jamie Green

Ya and hes the president. HA HA HA your white supremist ass is ruled by a Black man who came from the enslaved race! Eat shit.

Jamie Green
Jamie Green

I think those black names are beautiful sounding, but yes they are genreally handed down by less educated poorer parents.  PS have you ever watched big brother or jersey shore?  Who are the ones acting like animals on those shows? WHITES.  Who are the ones now that are strategically defaulting on their mortgages so they don't have to take responsibility for their greedy attempt to get in on the housing bubble? WHITES. Who are the bankers and fund managers who got caught stealing all of the money? WHITES. So who's race is more superior? Fucking racist bitch.

Robin Laverne Wilson
Robin Laverne Wilson

Well, it is hard to love hu[wo]manity in general when you OBSERVE life and read the news EVERYDAY. But I forget that Black folks have an EXTRA responsibility to check ourselves because no matter what we do, we are reduced to the lowest common denominator in the eyes of people like YOU.

Could you please also check "your people" and tell them to stop being so damn prejudiced all the time [overtly or covertly]? Can you PLEASE tell the Snookies to STFU??? Since I am now responsible for the behavior of all Black people worldwide, you share the same burden [and the global/historical perspective of Americans of European descent isn't all that flowery for people of color]. Posts like yours only add reinforcement that we aren't that far removed from the mindset of medieval Europe to America 1951.

Greengrounds
Greengrounds

Red headed, fire crotch ugly four eyed raciest troll.  Fuck I hate gingers.

Robin Laverne Wilson
Robin Laverne Wilson

I would attrribute her behavior to social class, but it is an ugly stretch to assume she comes from a junkie parent. It's mindblowing the way everyone feels entitled to dump dysfunction upon demonization upon this woman, when I've seen such behavior demonstrated or ignored by teens with both parents present when on trains or buses in NYC. I think the vitriol spewed on this page is directly equivalent to her obliviousness. Not to defend her actions, but Lakeysha's crime is being ANNOYING, not theft or violence. She is still a human being.

Bscoot
Bscoot

Those words should be incised on all governmental buildings.

Kuei
Kuei

Actually, religion is. Cell phones are 2nd.

Supermario24
Supermario24

Coincidentally, that's the same amount of time she was taught manners. 

Quantfuzz2
Quantfuzz2

As a teacher, I believe we should respect diversity and not make generalizations.  And, yes, I've worked in the inner city with all black students and I am a white teacher.  Loud black girls are loud for a reason.  There is educational research on the subject.  As a teacher, I use research to learn more instead of acting like God with my judgments.  If I recall correctly, they are loud because they get ignored. 

Azra
Azra

also having names like Mary and Ruth may not be advantageous in a job search since people might assume you're a senior citizen.

Sshanika1
Sshanika1

So why don't you go teach in a school in Malibu that has all the names you like and deem respectable and upperclass?  Why teach people you have such contempt for? 

Youreatwt
Youreatwt

The fact that you're a teacher is worrying. 

ikenwan
ikenwan

Oh, because it drives you nuts, you've come on teh internets to be all the racist that you can be. It must be fun not having the balls to do anything in real life, lul.

Guest
Guest

Hahahahahaha yup Lakeysha figures a lot

Jamie Green
Jamie Green

Cold hard data is showing that it's nothing to do with the racial DNA. These cowards on here commenting on blacks have done nothing to make them superior, and are not superior by genetics despite what they might think. One of the worst people I met on my trip in south beach was an aggressive white thug on drugs trying to intimidate people on the street.  Fucking cracker.  They're all like that, no? PS I'm white.

None
None

I was taught in school that everyone was the same and Ibelieved it. I didn't meet my first black person until I was in my 20s. Overthe years of personal interaction with them I would say the stereotypes voicedhere are well founded.

What is truly interesting is that the blacks I have met inother countries are of normal IQ. It is only the American black that seems tosuffer from lower than normal IQ.

It would be interesting to find out if this is due toculture, downward selective breeding, or some environmental factor.

James Benson
James Benson

She was on her cell phone for 16 hours nonstop-- in the quiet car.

She is the epitome of dysfunction. Her crime is not being "ANNOYING". Her crime is being a blight on society.

What sort of torment does everybody else have to put up with from just one person ? Do you really think this is abnormal behavior for her, or a first offense ? If the passengers picked her up and threw her off the train at its highest speed, I would applaud them.

Lakeysha does not have a right to ruin the day of all she comes in contact with. Sometimes, people (Of any race) just need to be "dealt with" in a manner that they will remember. Lakeysha got off easy.

apkl
apkl

Maybe they are ignored because they are LOUD and BORING.

Jieikobu
Jieikobu

"Loud, black girls are loud for a reason." Too true. They're loud because they're teenage girls. Anyone who has had the misfortune of having to ride public transit through school zones when school has let out knows that teenage girls - regardless of skin colour - are loud. The boys aren't much better. Even the "quiet" kids have their stupid iPods cranked to 11... 

NapalmNick
NapalmNick

No Quant--they're loud because they know they can get away with it--try and discipline them and they play the race card.   You should know that! 

Esme12
Esme12

@Gdog10k - Unfortunately, the contempt grows from trying to teach them in the first place. My parents started out as altruistic do-gooders in the '60's, hoping for social change and equality. After 20 years of teaching Anquistas, Shapiquas, and Shaneyneys, my mother was mugged by 3rd graders, sexually harassed by 5th graders, and tired of trying to reason with crackhead parents, who would beat their kids for getting bad grades. My father, who won Teacher of the Year, retired early with a heart condition, most likely brought on by stress. Now, when my father watches the evening news, specifically perp walks, he says, "Another black person. What a surprise." Racists aren't born, they are made; usually by observing their surroundings. 

Someone has to "teach" these future inmates, but zoo keeping is a more accurate description. NYC has a shortage of qualified teachers. Anyone with half a brain would rather work in a better district! 

After watching my parents' lives be slowly corroded by a truly thankless job, I too have lost my patience. I would have told Lakeysha to STFU immediately. And she probably would've rolled her neck, gotten louder, and eventually taken a swing at me. Of course this ignorant woman feels "disrespected." Meanwhile she has no concept of the fact she was totally disrespecting people in the quiet car, where cel phone use is prohibited. Maybe she couldn't read the words, "Quiet car."

NapalmNick
NapalmNick

 Apparently you've never had to "teach" these primates Youreatwt!

Surfup111
Surfup111

Right on. I sense a growing sentiment of humans not putting up with this crap anymore. Non humans like Lakeysha's days are numbeted.

Guest
Guest

So basically, we're stereotyping? Really? She's her own ignorant person and if she wants to act like a fool, let her. Don't bring a stereotype based on a name into it.

Jamie Green
Jamie Green

It's to do with them being in ghettos and being denied civil rights for so many generations.  Now you expect the millions of offspring to become successful in one generation?  Not likely.  Especially since even the whites who have had parents who could get a college education aren't even much better off.

NapalmNick
NapalmNick

You're right,  frank, they "wernt" there--they were probably doing a nickle in Folsom for selling crack!

frank
frank

no there loud b/c there dads wernt there to tell them to shut up

Sshanika1
Sshanika1

What about the success stories?  There were some successful students and this my friend is what kept your parents teaching children in NYC for 20 years.  NO ONE would stay at a job for as long as they did if there wasn't some sense of accomplishment.  I am a black woman, a product of the NYC school system, and a Registered Nurse.  Yes there were many students who were out of control when I attended school, but there were also many students like me, with names like Shaniqua, and Laquita that went on to be successful professionals.

Azra
Azra

wow it's baffling to see how racist people can be when commenting anonymously. I agree Latrina is a shitty name (heheh) but hippos? primates? just wow.

Sam The Lion
Sam The Lion

 This is one stereotype with some truth to it.  There is a certain type of black woman that is just loud and loves verbal confrontation. 

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