This is an omnibus thread to cover the injustices that black people and other minorities experience in this country. Here are a sampling of this month’s grab-bag. I will add more as time permits.
On May 31st, a Sherell L. Lewis Jr. was struck by Martin Matthew. He knew that Sherell had died on the way to the hospital and had openly bragged about it on Snapchat. Matthew wrote on Snapchat “y’all i just hit a whole guy on the highway,” followed by three sob emojis. He referred to the person who died as “some nigger”.
On July 3rd, State Rep Janelle Bynum had to police called on her while canvassing in a predominately white neighborhood for her re-election campaign.
On July 4th,Rodolfo Rodriguez, a 92 year old Hispanic-American was beaten with a brick. During the attack, the assailant said “Go back to your own country.”
Late June, a white couple - the Krakoras - in Ohio called the police on an 11 year old boy because he mowed a part of their lawn. 11 days later, on July 4th, the white couple called the police again because the children allegedly wetted their house while playing outside. The couple said “We have always been told by the police that if we feel threatened, ‘Don’t confront these people, just call us[.]" and "We’re a slightly older couple. We have a white couple in their eighties next to us. If we feel it’s going to be more of an issue to go over trying to talk to somebody, for our safety, we just call the police.”
In California,District Attorney Michael Selyem wrote of Maxine Waters, “Being a loud-mouthed cunt in the ghetto you would think someone would have shot this bitch by now …”
On July 4th,Devonte Ortiz was killed by a 41 year old white man. The white man claimed self-defense but the video that the police have indicate a different story. The video allegedly shows Ortiz, the white man, and the white man’s father arguing over firecrackers. The white man is seen unholstering and holstering his gun multiple times. The white man’s father attempts to intervene leading to shoving between Ortiz and the white man’s father. The white man’s father falls to the ground, and the white man responded by shooting Devonte Ortiz to death.
On July 4th, Larry Lappin was recorded flipping out because he heard Mexican-Americans celebrating the holiday with Spanish music. “Sometimes I wish they would assimilate more. I hear them playing [Spanish language] music in the backyard all the time and it doesn’t bother me. Because of the day and what July 4th means to me, I felt disrespected,” Lappin said.
On July 4th,Adam Bloom demanded the identification of a black woman and reported her to the authorities when she refused.
On July 7th an African-American millionaire, Frank Davis, found a note with a racial slur in his hotel room.