Thursday, May 07, 2015

FL: Black Man shoots Unarmed white Man, ruled Justified

I have often read keyboard racists claim that black men cannot use firearms for self defense, that the courts will always find against them, no matter what.  This is a pernicious lie that is destructive to the rule of law in the United States.    

In this story from Florida, a black man defends himself from what appears to be a version of the "knockout game".    He is hit in the face, draws his firearm, then shoots another attacker who is charging at him.  The video does not show him doing anything to provoke the attack.  

His attackers appear to have been drunk.   If the races were reversed, I would expect the same result,  except that the media would be shouting out headlines about a white man shooting an unarmed black man.  From
An investigation showed the shooter, 28-year-old Jehrardd Williams, shot and killed in self-defense as he was being charged by a shirtless man who had been yelling racial slurs at him minutes earlier, according to a Lee County Sheriff's Office report.

Williams shot Dakota Fields, of Fort Myers, three times as the 24-year-old rushed toward him, the report said. Fields died six miles down the road from the restaurant after the SUV he and friends left in struck a car at the foot of the Edison Bridge.

 Link to article and video

A study of Florida's "stand your ground" law, found that black people are more likely to successfully use the defense than are white people.  Most homicides are intra-racial.   Black people tend to kill other black people, and the same goes for white people.   It is true that more black people murder white people than vice versa, but that is to be expected when you consider that black people have a much higher murder rate.    From
But approximately one third of Florida “Stand Your Ground” claims in fatal cases have been made by black defendants, and they have used the defense successfully 55 percent of the time, at the same rate as the population at large and at a higher rate than white defendants, according to a Daily Caller analysis of a database maintained by the Tampa Bay Times.  Additionally, the majority of victims in Florida “Stand Your Ground” cases have been white.
Black men and women are learning that their right to bear arms for self defense is protected under the shall issue concealed carry laws, just like citizens of any other color.   Stand your ground laws mean that you do not have to submit to a beating by white racists any more than white men or women  are required by law to submit to a beating by a black mob.

The sooner that black people learn that they can trust the rule of law, the faster that black homicide rates will fall.

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Wireless.Phil said...

Christ, they can't even get the story right.

Do you see a "shirtless man" in that photo?
I don't.

Dean Weingarten said...

The shirtless man was outside, and came inside to attack the shooter. The shirtless man is in the video.

Unknown said...

If you are born in the USA you have the right to bear arms according to the 2nd ammendment. If you feel threatened you have the right to defend yourself and anyone around you that could ultimately lead to bodily injury. The media is stirring this racism pot or should it be called plot at every chance. We need to rise up as Americans no matter what our color and demand them to stop segregating the men and women of this country.

vimax bogor said...

thats crazy..!!

Unknown said...

The circumstances of this case and the Travon Martin case are completely different. No cameras were present to verify the story of the shooter, and the shooter admitted to chasing the slain boy almost 2 blocks from where he was when he was told to stand down by authorities over the phone. I am of the opinion that Zimmerman should have been arrested for murder. Race plays no role in that opinion. Everyone should exercise their right to defend themselves when being attacked, but when you initiate or instigate conflict with an unarmed person, shoot and kill them and keep your freedom those who felt you justified need to be addressed.

yellowsummer said...

This is rare. The right to bear arms was a law enacted to protect white people from so called freed slaves. Now, what the hell do you think you are needing this arms for. If you'd stop bothering us you wouldn't have problems. And there are more of us locked up in your pay to play jailer prisons that you. Everything is designed for us to fail. I don't play ball or sing, hell I can barely dance.So I struggle along like many others trying to survive. I don't need you calling a Niger, or a guerrilla, or any other horrible thing that you believe is okay for you to do. And I don't need you all up in my face telling my how to wear my hair, what to do with my body, and how to spent my money. Stop bring guns into out communities and stop treating us like we are still your slaves. Pay for equal work. Quit getting mad when one of us gets into a good school. When you brought us here you brought, doctors, lawyers, chemist, teachers, etc. The slave you killed, beat, maimed, raped was always smart. We are a smart people. Stop trying to white wash the history of Africa and get real. I know why you hate us. Erasing us will never change the truth. Until the powers that be realize that you can't run a country on hate and that even if you have all the money in the world it can't save society from the sick people that live in it.