Crime Break it down...vigilante justice for Michael Brown?

Discussion in 'Free Speech Alley' started by uscvball, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. uscvball

    uscvball Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2006
    Messages:
    4,248
    Likes Received:
    1,263
    "A 32-year-old Marine suffered life-threatening injuries after he was beaten by a group of men outside of a Mississippi restaurant Sunday, having ignored a warning earlier that it wasn't safe for white people in the wake of the Michael Brown killing in Missouri, the serviceman's friend said....
    Early Saturday morning, Weems and his friend got into an argument with black customers at a Waffle House in West Point, Miss., David Knighten, a friend of Weems, told the AP. When they left the restaurant, a man outside the Waffle House politely informed Weems that it wasn't safe for white people to be outside in the wake of the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Brown by a Ferguson, Mo., cop earlier this month, according to Knighten, an Air Force veteran of the Afghanistan war.

    Following the argument, "the pair was then followed by at least 20 African-Americans as they stopped at a Huddle House on their way to Weems' home, Knighten said. When Knighten emerged from the restroom, he said Weems was surrounded," according to NYDN. "When a security guard asked everyone to leave, Knighten said he was separated from Weems and couldn't reach him. Weems was on the ground being kicked by a group of people."

    http://www.hngn.com/articles/40515/...sippi-waffle-house-ignoring-warning-wasnt.htm
     
  2. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2002
    Messages:
    40,256
    Likes Received:
    5,955
    What kind of total coward needs 19 friends to whip a guy's ass? If this isn't a hate crime, then there are no hate crimes.
     
  3. tigerchick46

    tigerchick46 Quick Learner

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2011
    Messages:
    2,493
    Likes Received:
    985
    I'm sure Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Obama will be down there in the morning to give a statement and keep calm in the community ..........oh wait, nevermind.
     
    Bengal B likes this.
  4. shane0911

    shane0911 Veteran Member Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2005
    Messages:
    11,169
    Likes Received:
    3,712
    It wouldn't surprise me if they actually did, only to say it was the victims fault.

    Funny thing is I saw a news segment a week or so ago and they had a black man on the panel, well, it actually wasn't a panel it was only that dude and he flat out said any time that jessie and/or al is on the scene it hurts the cause. These two fools are losing ground with their own race.
     
  5. MLUTiger

    MLUTiger Secular Humanist

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2001
    Messages:
    4,190
    Likes Received:
    606
    Bullshit. Video tapes showed far fewer than 20 people and every time this guy goes in somewhere he's arguing with people. $20 says he instigated it. Otherwise, why not qattack both white guys equally? Every article I've read has Weems getting into arguments at both restaurants and his buddy trying to get to him and get him out of the mess. Just like white people to start shit and then play the victim. If someone tells you that you're not going to fare well in a restaurant, then go somewhere else. This is Mississippi. Chances are good there is another Waffle House within 10 miles of this one.

    If you're keeping score at home, the count for number of times you have been told you're not welcome at a restaurant because of your race in Mississippi is Blacks: 9,239,107,006 and White: 1.
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2014
  6. Winston1

    Winston1 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    2,859
    Likes Received:
    1,233
    So that makes it all right to beat and kick him as they did?????? Sort of like saying a woman deserves to be raped because she dresses provocatively!!!!
     
    Bengal B and tigerchick46 like this.
  7. shane0911

    shane0911 Veteran Member Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2005
    Messages:
    11,169
    Likes Received:
    3,712
    Not even close to being the same thing.
     
    Tiger in NC likes this.
  8. uscvball

    uscvball Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2006
    Messages:
    4,248
    Likes Received:
    1,263
    Okay, so 5 black men beat up 2 white guys because of their race and to exact revenge for Michael Brown. Hate crime or not?

    Would you tell a black man he should go to another restaurant if he "won't fare well"?
     
  9. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2002
    Messages:
    40,256
    Likes Received:
    5,955
    Be realistic. In the deep south and in most major cities there are rough black neighborhoods that it is not a good idea for white people to go naively expecting business as usual. Of course, there are some rough white rural areas in the south where the reverse is true. In New Orleans both white and black people will warn tourists about not venturing into some areas. I would warn a black man to avoid Vidor, Texas which has a long history of officially condoned abuse to black folks.

    I know good and well that there are Hispanic neighborhoods in your town that you would warn people not to wander innocently into.
     
  10. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2002
    Messages:
    13,056
    Likes Received:
    1,841
    It would be interesting to see the ages and rap sheets of the punks who beat Weems. A dollar to a doughnut they were young with most of them having some gang affiliation. This was a freakin' Waffle House, not a black nightclub or bar. I have eaten at Popeyes in bad areas of Atlanta, Baltimore and Philadelphia and I never felt the slightest bit nervous. Of course if there had been a large group of young thugs hanging out in the parking lot I wouldn't have stopped.
     

Share This Page