Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Cracker kills black kid for strolling while black

... and gets away with it, claiming he felt threatened by a black kid walking around in his all-white gated community (kid was half-white and was visiting his white father). Because that's all ya gotta say under Florida law to justify killing someone, and the all white jury would agree, so what are the cops supposed to do -- arrest him and charge him with murder? When the only other witness to the incident, a black kid armed with Skittles of Mass Destruction (omg!), is, well, *dead*?

This reminds me of some incident that would have happened back in the Civil Rights era if a black kid had tried walking around in a white neighborhood. Yah, things sure have changed a lot since then -- nowadays they don't bother caperin' round in the woods wearing pointy hats and bedsheets, that was just sorta cosmetic frippery anyhow and looked vaguely ridiculous. But that's pretty much the *only* difference in some parts of the nation.

-- Badtux the "Yay, progress" Penguin


  1. Man am I confused. All this time I thought we were a Country, founded on Laws, and the common good. Freedom you know, stuff like that.
    It sure doesn't look like it from here. Poor kid: walking while black. So Sad.

  2. Common good? What are ya, some kindda Commie?!

    And hey, everybody knows there's one law if you're white, and another one if you're black. It's right there in the Constitution -- that blacks are only 3/5ths of a white. Duh.

    - Badtux the Snarky Penguin

  3. "George Zimmerman"? Really - "Zimmerman"?

    Well, to paraphrase another Mr Zimmerman

    "In Twin Lakes that's just the way it goes.
    If you're black, you might as well not show up on the street
    'Cos the crackers're packing heat."


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