Friday, February 10, 2012

Racism In A Right To Carry State

Man accused of racist rant, assault

Read the article

This is the best part though

The victim felt threatened at that point and pulled out his "legally carried pistol." The documents say he pointed it at Pierson, and told him to stay away while he left the store.

I have no tolerance for racism. By all accounts it sounds like this gentleman was minding his own business trying to do some shopping when this POS started harassing him.

I guess the moral here is that if you are going to be a racist bastard you should find a state in which your "victim" doesn't have the right to pack.

On a side note, I have to say that I am not a huge fan of racial intimidation laws. My thoughts are not about race but about being against political correctness. I think assault, for instance, is assault regardless of the reason and should be treated as such. Often racial intimidation charges seem as if they are thought crimes out of Orwell's 1984. With that said, I have a couple of thoughts on this case:

-I think it is appropriate here because racial intimidation was clearly the intent. I say charge this bastard with whatever you can to get him off the street longer. We won't miss him.

-Michigan has been fairly even-handed in using the law. We have had it on the books for quite a few years now and it does not appear as if it is over used. As the article states, it is rare.


BB-Idaho said...

Sometimes they don't 'carry' anything but a good right cross ...

Chuck said...

BB, the funny thing is he has to go back to his skin head friends (or his new ones in prison) after getting a beat down by a black guy

sue hanes said...

BB - The Journals of Lewis and Clark.

It wouldn't get much better than that - would it.

To Be The First To Explore This Great Country Of Ours - guided by a mere indian woman

and go back and report to old forked tongue himself

Alligator said...

The victim handled this situation quite correctly. I applaud his attempts to walk away from a dangerous situation, then taking a stand when the P.O.S. thug couldn't take the hint. Moral: never bring a knife to a gun fight. The thug should give thanks that his intended victim was not a gang-banger. He would have been making his way to nether world as soon as the first words came out of his mouth.

As for the racial intimidation charge, if someone pulls a knife, what difference does it make whether they are doing it because of their race, ethnicity, color of hair, body build, they are drunk or high or they simply want to rob you? Assault is assault is assault and it is totally unacceptable in a civilized society regardless of the reasons it is perpetrated.

Basing the severity of a assault (or murder) on the reason it is done (e.g. race or ethnicity) conversely implies that it can be "tolerated" or the punishment reduced in other cases. That type of thinking matters only to people who have social agendas, not to the victims and their families.

Z said...

I think the victim handled the horrible intimidation with perfection.
Good for him.
And what SCUM that Pierson is. What racist FILTH. He's really lucky that black man had the dignity and goodness he had.