How did I ever miss this one from my adopted hometown, The Crescent City?
In Marigny, rival protests for and against homeowner charged with shooting 14-year-old
The elements are getting to be familiar to people paying attention:
1. White man who has a job and lives in one of the few relatively decent parts of the city--the gentrifying Marigny neighborhood, encounters a black teen in his yard late at night. The teen--who is not from this neighborhood--already has a record of several burglary arrests.
2. White man, fearing for his safety and that of his pregnant wife and baby daughter, shoots black teen.
3. Even though the man has been charged and a criminal case against him is proceeding, black protesters swarm the neighborhood, demanding "justice" and trying to paint the serial burglar as somehow being an innocent victim.
I'm getting sick of this. If you don't want to get shot, don't commit crimes. Don't attack people you think are following you, don't break into other people's houses, and don't jump fences into other people's yards at 0200 hours. It's really just that simple. But these days, it seems that any wrong you do can and will be excused--and you'll be held up as a hero/saint--if you are black and you come to harm during the commission of your crime at the hands of either a white person or the police.
This stuff needs to stop. Sadly, as we saw at this week's events in Washington DC, we have no shortage of fire-fanners, to include Barack Obama and his toadies.