Now, another white man is walking free after shooting a Black police chief in Oklahoma investigating a possible bomb plot against a Head Start school in the presence of four other law enforcement officers.
The Texas cases are telling in that there are two dead police officers as a result of not identifying themselves as law enforcement while breaking into private residences in the early morning hours. It is also revealing that a grand jury found that a white man who shot and killed what he thought was an armed intruder acted in self-defense, while a Black man in identical circumstances is charged by a prosecutor with capital murder and faces the death penalty.
There is a troubling new justification for the right to keep and bear arms the NRA supports and it is entrapping suspected burglars and gunning them down in cold blood with impunity as part of the NRA-written and ALEC proposed “stand your ground” or “Castle Doctrine” laws.
Truth be told, the real trial and victor in the Trayvon Martin killing was not George Zimmerman, but the NRA authored and ALEC legislated the “Castle Doctrine Act” that has been acquitted.
The Zimmerman trial is a microcosm of the pathetic state of this nation and demonstrates that conservatives, ALEC, and the NRA are driving the lawlessness targeting African Americans.
It’s not enough to vote for the President and leave the trench work unattended. You have the power to change to change the Castle Doctrine. Do something. Now.
Two young black men were recently killed in South Carolina. They were preparing to illegally break into an apartment, but the owner wasn’t in the apartment, and no break in had occurred
There is no reason for ALEC to promote the Castle Doctrine in 24 states except to allow racists to kill people of color.