Southern Man

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Justice for Christopher

Person A, who is lawfully carrying a firearm, encounters person B. Shots are fired and person B dies. The shooter claims that his actions were taken in the necessity of self-defence; the victim's family claim that he was a good person, gentle and harmless, who was minding his own business. The shooter stands trial for murder and is aquitted. What happens?

If it's George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin, all hell breaks loose.

But when the shooter is Roderick Scott, a black man, and the victim is Christopher Cervini, a white man...crickets. No threats of riots in the streets. No pastors organizing rallies in a hundred cities. No crowds of angry crackers demanding "justice for Christopher."

And that's the way it should be. A jury heard both sides and made their decision. Justice was served.

Oh, and by the way, a hundred young black men have been murdered in Chicago this year. Alas, they were, by and large, the victims of other young black men, so their stories - like Christopher's - have no place in the mainstream media's narrative and you didn't hear much of anything about them. Did you?


At Wednesday, July 17, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Shorts" are fired?
More exploding underwear?
Sorry, couldn't resist. GP

At Wednesday, July 17, 2013, Blogger Southern Man said...

LOL, it's good to have an editor. Fixed!

At Friday, July 19, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you think of the President injecting himself into the verdict today at the press conference? What is your opinion of the DOJ investigating Zimmerman on civil rights violation?

At Friday, July 19, 2013, Blogger Southern Man said...

I hope that Z sues the hell out of the DOJ for civil rights violations.


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