Comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director Chris Rock suggested in August of 2019 that most if not all mass shootings deal with a white shooter. This racist and sexist statement even had a terrible joke attached to it. “Betty White!” (I bet that he’s white) which scorched its way through social media sites and news agencies alike. The deceased shooter in the Molson Coors Beverage Company in Milwaukee ought to go to serve that males of color can commit egregious crimes like mass murder, too.
Here’s a thought experiment: imagine if all Americans from the youngest crawling to oldest walking possessed a gun. Consider the fact that each one of them received ample training in the art of firearms handling. Contemplate not free health care, but free guns. If the streets became flooded with boomsticks, what would happen to neighborhoods? If guns proliferated school buildings, churches, office buildings, movie theaters, and other businesses, what would the landscape of the United States look like?
The convicted felon Harvey Weinstein has enlisted personal care to give him tips on how to navigate his way through life behind bars. Did his survivors have someone to guide them through their way to fend off his advances and vicious actions? Why does he get the opportunity to get assistance?
America’s prisons swell with tens of thousands of drug related cases. Why is this? What role ought the government play in what substances are produced, distributed, sold, and consumed on the streets of the United States? Anthony “Geezy” Gonzalez recently broke free of the constraints of the legal system. As manager to the rap duo Clipse, he spent his time focusing on furthering their careers. That was until he was busted for running a multi-million-dollar drug ring for which he served eight and a half years behind the wall. His story is not unique. There are many nonviolent offenders or people who currently sit in prison who never started force against another human being. Now, what they were selling happens to be poison but what, besides setting an age limit on who can make and take these drugs, does the government have to do with regulating or prosecuting some adults who serve other adults? Geezy doesn’t appear bitter. With a salt and pepper beard and an extremely calm demeanor, he could be a college professor or a deacon to a church.
Does it matter if one’s skin color is a few shades lighter than someone else’s? What’s in their brain? What’s in their spirit, or consciousness? White supremacist groups in the state of New Jersey have been designated a higher threat level based on increased propaganda and the possibility for another incident like the shooting at the El Paso, Texas Walmart.
What does it take for a man to take the lives of two prisoners? Is it because he is already serving a life sentence for murder? Does evil ever get the chance to cancel out two evils? In Corcoran, California, Jonathan Watson, 41, a convicted felon serving time for a 2009 murder struck down two pedophiles while behind bars. This is a classic situation. The idea of what happens to child molesters, rapists, and other monsters is often regarded lower than even murder when the metal cage is locked and shut.