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In the interest of equal time, since we’re spreading the word about the return of black flash mobs from last summer without being told what we should do about them other than packing heat (which I fully support of course) hating black people as a whole instead of the criminals and hoodlums for being well….criminals and hoodlums and defeating Obama (That’ll show ‘em for being uppity!) I thought CHT should also warn the citizenry about the return of white, loner insane gunman. You know the type: Oswald, Whitman, Brenner, Chapman, Hinckley, etc. A fellow such as this by the name Nathan Van Wilkins, 44, shot-up a bar in Tuscaloosa, Ala. near the University of Alabama campus the very morning of July 17. He injured 17 people in the crowded bar, thankfully no one was killed. And this fellow wasn’t just shooting wildly either. According to police reports, Van Wilkins reportedly “walked up a hill on 23rd Street to the bar, fired through the bar window and then shot at people as they fled the bar.” How nice of him. Here’s his mugshot, Willie Horton-style:
Now if you read the stories on the shooting in Tuscaloosa, other than his picture and perhaps his name as giveaway,the shooter is not listed as “white” nor are colors of his victims are mentioned either. Should they be? What is one of them was black? Does that make him a racist even if he may have no racial motive in the first place? And does it matter since this fellow has a rap sheet a mile long and may also be responsible for other crimes recently committed in the Tuscaloosa area?
You can cite statistics that blacks of a certain age group are more likely to be locked up or commit violent offenses. But if we start differentiating criminals and victims based on race rather than as individuals, then that’s the day we start taking crime and fighting crime and fighting back as law abiding citizens from the gangsters and hoodlums and yes, psychopath gunman, less seriously than we should. And that makes us all less safe.