I was going to post on this later in the week, but JKB over at Gunfreezone beat me to it, albeit from a different angle. A Dunkin’ employee killed someone because that person called him the so-called “n word.”
In this case, the 77 year old white man received a sentence of death for daring to use that sort of language. The 27 year old black man, so threatened by the use of an unkind word, committed a battery upon the elderly citizen. That’s right, an old man received a death sentence for using mean words. I want to mention that the article also revealed that the 77 year old victim was a convicted sex offender. Since the killer had no way of knowing that, I don’t think it was germane to the story.
For this crime, the black man was permitted to plea to felony battery. OK, I am on board with this, so far. The death was an unintentional side effect of a young, fit man punching an old man. Here is where the justice system fails:
The sentence in the case was for 200 hours of community service and two years of house arrest. He will have to stay at home, unless he is at work or church. The prosecutor had this to say:
“Two of the primary factors were the aggressive approach the victim took toward the defendant and everyone working with the defendant, and that the victim repeatedly used possibly the most aggressive and offensive term in the English language,” Kamm told the newspaper.
We constantly hear about so called “white privilege.” Now name one thing that a black man can say that will allow a white man to kill him. Contrast this with the Kyle Rittenhouse case, or the George Zimmerman case. In both of those cases, the one who did the killing was engaged in self defense from an actual attack instead of meting out punishment for the mere use of a word.
You know, the word that is used every day by rappers and other assorted “people of color.” However, if this “magic word” is uttered a single time by a white person, it can be used as an excuse for anything that a black person does for him, even if the word was uttered decades ago and the black person didn’t even hear the white person say the word.
There are now two justice systems in this country. One for straight, white males, and one for everyone else. Yes, Vonelle Cook was a sex offender with multiple convictions for having sex with 15 and 16 year old children, so I don’t mourn his passing. At the same time, the killer in this case wasn’t aware of that, so I don’t see that it was at all pertinent to what happened here. Nope, Vonelle Cook proved that you can be cancelled for using the wrong word.