Sunday, November 1, 2015


A few days ago, here in Palm Beach County, where I presently reside, no cracker county by any measure, a well known and respected black musician, coming home, late at night, from a gig, whose car stalled on the exit ramp of I-95, and who was awaiting assistance, was shot and killed by a plainclothes police officer in an unmarked car.  From a statement made by the police, I learned that the officer was under no obligation to identify himself.  A black man, sitting alone and afraid in a stalled car, is legally expected to submit to an unidentified white man who approaches the car.  

Let us do a "thought experiment" and suppose that a black undercover police officer approaches an armed white man, sitting in a car, and is killed by him, is the white man liable for homicide "in a stand your ground" state?  Does one honestly think that had the black officer killed the white motorist that he would just walk away from the incident?

I hear the anguished cries of black women who bear sons in this country.

1 comment:

  1. You know where I stand on this issue. Our entire policing, legal, and justice system is rigged in favor of wealthy, white males. Any deviation from that state warrants prejudiced and differential treatment. If you are a poor, black male, you won't be treated equally. Being female, non-white, poor, LGBT, other-than-Christian, or an immigrant, all are considered deviating factors. People claim that our justice system is blind; it isn't. All deviations from the accepted standard are visibly differentiated.