A story from 2012 illustrates the selective outrage of the race grievance industry. From the Washington Times:
|Unarmed Gil Collar, 18 years old. 5'7" 135 pounds killed by black cop in Mobile, Alabama. |
No riots. No looting. The cop wasn't indicted and still has his job.
Gilbert Collar, a white, unarmed 18-year-old under the influence of drugs was shot and killed Oct. 6, 2012, by Officer Trevis Austin, who is black, in Mobile, Alabama. Despite public pressure for an indictment, a Mobile County grand jury refused to bring charges against Officer Austin, concluding that the officer acted in self-defense.Another difference is that Officer Austin is still on duty unlike Darren Wilson who was forced to resign after death threats made his continued employment a security risk for other officers. There are no reports of death threats for Officer Austin.
The circumstances mirror those of the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, a black unarmed 18-year-old under the influence of drugs by Officer Darren Wilson, who is white, in Ferguson.
The discrepancy in the reaction to and coverage of the two grand jury decisions has not been lost on social media, where critics are citing the Collar case to counter those who say Brown was the victim of racism in both law enforcement and judicial system.
Critics also note there has been no rioting or sustained protest in Mobile, even though the slightly built Collar, unlike Brown, never touched the officer and, because he was naked when he was shot, was more obviously unarmed.
Both shooting victims were found with marijuana in their systems.
Collar also tried to bite the driver while the vehicle’s passenger, a former university football player, punched him repeatedly in the face.
Although Collar was just 5-feet-7 and 135 pounds, the blows “didn’t faze him,” Ms. Rich said at the press conference, a video of which was posted on AL.com.
When he arrived at the police station, Collar began banging on the outside windows, then walked in the general direction of Officer Austin, who had his gun drawn.
The officer shot Collar in the chest while he was still several feet away, according to reports based on a surveillance video.
“At no point during the ensuing moments did Gilbert Collar ever touch Officer Austin. On one or more occasions, Gilbert Collar went to the ground and put distance between himself and Officer Austin,” the complaint said.
“Officer Austin had ample opportunity to obtain his baton and pepper spray, to holster his weapon and to use his own physical abilities, if necessary, or to prolong the situation and wait for back up to arrive.”
Should whites now demand that black officers be removed from Police forces in predominantly white areas? Should whites riot for justice? Or should the fools in Ferguson pushing a phony racism charge just shut the f### up and stop lying about what really happened? I vote for the latter!
Where can I get a bumper sticker that says:
"Hands Up, Don't Loot or I shoot!"