Radicalize? I'm reversing the actual line from A Time to Kill. The lawyer's last line after describing the rape of a black girl was, "now imagine she's white".
Hispanic...Yes, the son of Mike and Wendy with an Americanized Germanic last name is obviously Hispanic. Any way to prove that, other than the speeding ticket he got where the cops checked the Hispanic box?
Would "imagine he's Ahmed Arbury" work better for you? Because when Ahmed Arbury fought back against people chasing him, I'm pretty sure that wasn't self defense for some reason.
When I read a biography on Williams, I was surprised to learn Williams was half Mexican. His full brother, on the other hand, did look quite Mexican. It's obvious, tho, that Rittenhouse is part Hispanic.
Don't care what ethnicity he is. Clear case of self defense.
Off his meds - the judge ruled that a registered nurse’s “highly questionable diagnosis” in 2018 that Arbery suffered from mental illness could unfairly prejudice the jury. So, the judge wasn't convinced that the diagnosis was valid.
So ignoring that for a minute. Two armed people chase you in their truck for several minutes. One of them steps out in front of you with a shotgun. Do you surrender? Do you run away counting on your kick ass serpentine skills to keep the guy from shooting you in the back? I'm truly curious: what would you do?
I don't know what I would do, tbh. I think most people don't know how they would actually react until they are in the situation. Thus, I find it difficult to judge whether he should have fought or continued to flee.
It is a tough situation, no doubt. Now, I believe he was a thief who faced karma. Now, I don't think he should have been killed but I would try to figure out if i were in danger of being killed, if not, I'd comply and sue the hell out of them, had I been innocent. Going for someones gun is a risky prospect, unless you think you are dead anyway. But it's subjective, of course. It's easy to either err on the side of caution or over react in the heat of the moment.
It displays your racist thinking. How the hell do you inject race into a situation where everyone involved was white? Only a racist would think of "checking your bias" by injecting a racial element where none existed, at least, not where normal, non-racist people are concerned.
If you're always looking around you to identify the racist then you can stop looking because the racist is you.
These things aren't happening in a vacuum. Protests (and yes, looting) that night were in reaction to Jacob Blake being shot. It is a safe assumption that if Kyle were black the social injustice warriors wouldn't have come out to back him. Sympathy is apparently reserved for people you agree with.
But maybe it isn't race, maybe its affiliation. Still, the meme is based off of "A time to kill", so...whatever.
Imagine someone counter-protesting on Jan 6 was attacked and shot someone. He's running away (trying to find police) and the crowd is yelling that he shot someone. Let the rest of it play out the same. If someone you suspect is Antifa showed up at a protest armed and shot people protesting the 2020 election and at the end of the day he walked away and there are 2 dead, 1 injured. Would he still be a hero?
WHILE WALKING AROUND WITH A RIFLE HE WAS ASSAULTED BY AN UNARMED MAN, WHO HE KILLED. HE FLED AND WAS ATTACKED BY ANOTHER MAN WITH A SKATEBOARD WHO HE KILLED. HE SHOT A THIRD MAN FOR POINTING A GUN AT HIM. I'M SURE YOU CAN IMAGINE THE WHOLE THING. NOW DO IT AGAIN, BUT IMAGINE THAT HE'S BLACK.
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