Here’s hoping the court will “do the right thing” and rule in their favor.
Spikes innocent victims; Elaine and David McClain.
(Orlando Sentinel) …After Lee disseminated the tweet last year to his more than 240,000 Twitter followers, Elaine McClain said she began receiving hate mail and she and her husband, David, had to temporarily move out of their home because they were being harassed.
However, the lawsuit contends that other people continued to tweet and retweet the address afterward, causing them “substantial injury.” Lee, the suit claims, negligently encouraged “a dangerous mob mentality among his Twitter followers” and the public.
The lawsuit claims the couple still have trouble sleeping and are anxious and fearful. It also alleges that the market value of their home has dropped because of the publicity.
They are seeking more than $15,000, the standard in cases filed Circuit Court, where the suit was filed in September. The case was transferred in October to federal court.
The couple also reserve their right to seek punitive damages, the lawsuit states.
I wish the McClain’s all the luck in the world. They may need it, as the wealthy reactionary racist filmmaker is tightfisted when it comes to his own money, yet he has no qualms publicly begging from everyday Americans to ‘kickstart‘ his latest film project. Just goes to show you money does not buy class.
Note: IMO Racism is racism –period. I haven’t used the phrase ‘reverse racism’ for years. –VH Raymmar Tirado (YouTube):
After Treyvon Martin and the spectacle that was the trial of George Zimmerman I was completely outraged to hear that a “white boy” was senselessly murdered in a fit of black on white hatred and yet the media brushes the racial undertones under the table. They flip the conversation over to gun control. I couldn’t take it and had been wanting to discuss racism in one of my rants so I did. I know it is controversial and I do not post something like this lightly.
“We dont hate you because your black, we hate you because your ignorant!”
A BRIEF EXPLANATION ON MY THOUGHT PROCESS WHILE PUTTING TOGETHER THIS VIDEO.
My videos so not typically come with a disclaimer but I thought this one deserved a little explaining. I know this is a touchy subject. I just think it is time we started fighting fire with fire and had an open conversation about some hard issues. Whether you agree completely with my message or not, it is difficult to refute the facts. I am a realist and common sense thinker. Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.Ã‚Â
WHY I DID IT?
This is a rant I wanted to do after the Treyvon Martin murder but I was too late and missed the news curve. After hearing about the Chris Lane murder and hearing how the media was covering it compared to the Zimmerman case, when the racial undertones of the Chris Lane case were so apparent pushed me to the brink.
This video is made with the intent of stirring emotion, sparking dialogue and engaging bystanders in a conversation that needs to be had. My use of controversial and derogatory language in this video is to prove a point. Political correctness has completely taken over our society and people fear being attacked by a society that encourages and propagates the very behaviors we hide and excuse because it is easier than dealing with the issue.
I thought about whether or not to actually publish this video, even after spending the time to shoot and edit it for fear of blow back from the community, my friends and the world in general. I know this is a touchy subject and I know I am opening myself up to a barrage of racial comments and typical skin deep responses from people who wont even take the time to understand the view point of someone who would have the courage to put their opinion on a subject as controversial as this out for the whole world to see it.
IF THIS VIDEO OFFENDS YOUÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
then please donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t watch it. In all honesty I am offended at the behavior and actions of the people I talk about in the video and our society as a whole. I a not a perfect person but I believe in a freedom and America as a great country. That includes my right to offend you with a message that I think the world wants to hear. If you do not want to hear it then maybe you are part of the problem.
AMERICA SCREWED UP. PLEASE FORGIVE US, AND LETS MOVE ON!
I understand the mistakes we have made in race relations and do not intend to diminish those experiences with this video. I do however have a problem with people who claim that the world is racist against them and holding them back when in all reality they are often the ones standing in their own way.
Victim WWII veteran 89 year old Delbert “Shorty” Belton
(KXLY-TV) WWII veteran Delbert Belton survived being wounded in action during the Battle of Okinawa only to be beaten and left for dead by two teens at the Eagles Lodge in Spokane on Wednesday evening.
Belton, 89, died from the injuries he suffered in the beating Thursday morning at Sacred Heart Medical Center.
Witnesses say the Belton was in the parking lot of the Eagles Lodge at 6410 N. Lidgerwood, adjacent to the Eagles Ice-A-Rena, around 8 p.m. Wednesday when the two male suspects attacked him.
Belton died from his injuries Thursday at Sacred Heart Medical Center.
Spokane police are looking for two male suspects in the attack. They said the suspects are African Americans between 16 and 19 years old.
One suspect was described as heavy set and wearing all black clothing. The other was described as being about 6 feet tall and 150 pounds. There was no description of what clothing the second suspect was wearing other than a silk do-rag.
Police investigating the deadly attack on Belton are also working to obtain surveillance footage from the scene.
Investigators said Belton was attacked in the parking lot behind the arena, belonging to the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He had just arrived in his car to play pool with a female friend. A witness said she saw two young men run away from Belton’s car. She found him by his vehicle badly beaten.
The 88-year-old victim, Delbert “Shorty” Belton, had been taken to the Intensive Care Unit after the assault at the Eagles Ice-A-Rena at Francis near Lidgerwood around 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday. Officials said they found him with serious head injuries. He died Thursday morning at a local hospital.
Major Crimes is investigating and are asking anybody with information to please call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.
(CNN) — Spokane police arrested one 16-year-old boy and are looking for another in connection with the beating death of an 88-year-old World War II veteran this week, authorities said Friday.
The arrested teen has been charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree murder. Police said they’re looking for the other suspect, named by police as Kenan Adams-Kinard, 16.
Spokane Police are looking for Kenan Adams-Kinard, 16, in connection with the beating death of Delbert Belton.
Police said the victim — Delbert Belton — was beaten and left for dead by two teens outside a lounge in Spokane, Washington, where he loved to go play pool.The motive? Police don’t have one. The teens appeared to have picked him at random, authorities say.
Police found him in the parking lot, with serious head injuries.
The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office on Friday said the cause of the death was blunt facial and head injuries. It also said in a news release that the manner of Belton’s Thursday death was homicide.
“It does appear random,” Spokane police Lt. Mark Griffiths told reporters. “It appears he was assaulted in the parking lot and there was no indication that he would have known these people prior to the assault.”
Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub Jr. said Friday he is “asking for the community’s assistance in helping us to locate Adams-Kinard and bring him to justice.”
“We would encourage Mr. Adams-Kinard to surrender immediately,” Straub said.
On Wednesday night, Belton was outside the lodge waiting for a friend because he didn’t want her to walk home alone, Lillian Duncan told The Spokesman-Review newspaper. [...]
(Newsday) –In retirement, Belton loved to dance, play pool and repair old cars, family members said.
“He was very active and everybody liked him,” said niece Pam Hansen. “He’d never think about harming another person.”
Belton was called Shorty by his friends because he was little more than 5 feet tall, Hansen said.
She believes he was targeted by the assailants because of his age and size.
“He was defenseless,” Hansen said.
GREAT BIG HEAVY flashlights was the weapons of choice:
(CBS Seattle) –Belton’s daughter-in-law tells KREM-TV that the suspects beat him with flashlights.
“They used those great big heavy flashlights, Bobbie Belton said. The doctors said he was bleeding from all parts of his face.”
Update 4: Wanted posted for the remaining suspect:
Alex Rozier of KHQ-TV reported that Glenn is facing first-degree murder and robbery charges.
KHQ reported that court documents said his name was also spelt Demetruis Glenn, but was later corrected to Demetrius.
“I’m told by juvenile court that if the court decides to charge Glenn as an adult then he may make his first appearance on Monday,” Rozier wrote on Twitter. He is now on the juvenile docket but will likely be charged as an adult.
Rozier said the other suspect in the case is Kinard, born in 1997, and is likely driving a stolen vehicle. He is still at large, but Rozier says police are searching for him.
Rozier wrote that Glenn had run-ins with the law, including allegedly taking part in riot with a deadly weapon.
Note the offensive position (on his feet, both hands on the gun) the shooter (Zimmerman) is in. And notice that he is shooting the Trayvon figure in the back of the head. NOTHING at all to do with the reality of the incident.
Beyond the pale! (Ooops, that may be raaaacist.)
(First Coast News) –TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Florida artist joins the protesters at the Florida Capitol on the 25th day of their continuing vigil and unveils a painting and mural in honor of Trayvon Martin.
Miami-based artist Huong unveiled a painting Friday called “We Are All Trayvon Martin” in the Capitol rotunda.
It graphically depicts George Zimmerman firing a handgun at Trayvon Martin in February, 2012. The painting includes a mirror in a blood-soaked hoodie.
Ms. Huong has also produced a sprawling mural that’s 50-feet long and 8-feet high. “The American Color Mural” contains illustrations of those who have fought for freedom and equality around the world, including Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela and Rosa Parks.
The mural contains a lot of blank spaces and people are encouraged to write down their thoughts about the Trayvon Martin shooting and social issues.
Lee County NAACP president James Muwakkil could have simply responded that he disagreed with Sheriff Mike Scott and arrange a meeting with Scott to discuss the issue. But nooooooooo out comes the knee jerk race card.
The Lee county NAACP is calling Sheriff Mike Scott a racist. That’s not all – they are also calling for his job.
It comes after Scott sent a letter to group about why he will not attend or be a sponsor for the their annual fundraiser.
In the letter, the sheriff says there is a double standard when the NAACP picks and chooses which issues to rally around – citing the Zimmerman verdict and the Robert E. Lee painting in the commission chambers.
In response to the letter, Sheriff Scott says he’s heard people call him everything from a hero to a racist, and says the response was expected.
Scott said even in the face of backlash, he stands by what he wrote and says others do too.
“The feedback I’m receiving via email, phone calls texts and what we’ve all seen on [NBC2] Facebook posting, your Facebook postings right now are running about 75%-25% in my favor,” Scott said. [Facebook link–ed.]
The NAACP says this debate is far from over. They are sending the letter to Governor Rick Scott’s office and the national office of the NAACP.
As for having Scott removed from office – Scott won his last re-election in 2012 with 66% of the vote. He also noted in an email Thursday evening that he’s been awarded the local NAACP’s top honor twice in his eight years in office.
â€œI wrote an op-ed in the religion dispatches magazine this week about Americaâ€™s racist god,â€ she said. â€œI got attacked by the right. I got attacked by Fox, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh â€” Iâ€™m saying all you allâ€™s names out loud â€” Daily Caller.â€
â€œI was coming after their god,â€ she said. â€œI was not coming after the God of the scriptures, the God that we know, of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I was coming after the god they worship, Mammon; the god they worship, racism; the god they worship, white supremacy.â€
Butler also expressed gratitude to her tenure status at UPenn, which protects her from being fired no matter how many controversial statements she makes.
â€œThank God I got a great institution that takes care of me,â€ she said. â€œI have tenure. I canâ€™t get fired.â€[...]
What a nasty piece of work. A “typical raggedy communist“. Her tenure may prevent her from being fired, but she will always be an ignorant, blasphemous racist. Her soul is darkened with hate. She is dying from the inside out, and she doesn’t even know it.
Thanks to affirmative action, left-wing black supremacist Anthea Butler has made it all the way to the hallowed halls of Ivy League academia (as a professor) without the knowledge that the KKK was the terrorist arm of the Democrat Party.
If you are so inclined, you can read her vile bile in full here: http://www.religiondispatches.org/dispatches/antheabutler/7195/the_zimmerman_acquittal__america_s_racist_god
Update: Butler is not only a racist lunatic, she is a free speech hating slave to islam. Home to THE biggest bigots of them all.
“…if a white male teen was involved in the same kind of scenario, that, from top to bottom, both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different.”
“Might have been different”; not in this case:
The similarities between the Scott-Cervini case and the Zimmerman-Martin case are striking. One notable exception though is that ‘race’ was never brought into the picture. Gee, I wonder why… Racist grievance mongers, what say you?
“Scott is charged with manslaughter in the April 4 shooting across the street from his home on Baneberry Way in Greece (NY).” (YNN)
(YNN Rochester) Not guilty: The verdict in the manslaughter trial of Roderick Scott. After more than 19 hours of deliberations over two days, a jury acquitted the Greece man in the shooting death of Christopher Cervini, 17, last April.
“I just want to say thank you to the people who believed in me, who stood by me, Scott said following the verdict. I still have my regrets for the Cervini family; it’s still an unfortunate situation for them. I am happy that at least this chapter is over.”
As deliberations dragged on over two days and the jury asked for testimony to be read back, Scott admits he didn’t know how it would all turn out.
“I was nervous of course, he said. You never know what direction this whole thing is going to turn, so I have no idea. But it worked out and I feel that justice (was) served today.”
Cervini’s family members say justice wasn’t served. They say Christopher was murdered in cold blood, that he’d never been in trouble and Scott acted as judge, jury and executioner.
Christopher Cervini, 17
Scott says he acted in self defense when he confronted Cervini and two others saying they were stealing from neighbors cars. He told them he had a gun and ordered them to freeze and wait for police.
Scott says he shot Cervini twice when the victim charged toward him yelling he was going to get Scott. [...]
Back story here.
Michael Filozof at American Thinker reported on this case in March of 2012:
Unlike Florida, New York does not have a “stand your ground” law. New York law allows a person to use deadly force to defend his residence from home invasion only as a last resort. It does not allow the use of deadly force to prevent a property crime, and requires retreat if possible. Thus, while Zimmerman was not arrested under Florida law, Scott was tried for manslaughter.
New York law does allow a person to use deadly force anywhere, including off his own property, if he feels that his life is in imminent danger and retreat is not possible. Despite the fact that he left his own property, confronted, and shot dead an unarmed white person thought to be committing a petty property crime, Scott was acquitted by a majority-white jury after claiming that the Cervini charged at him, putting him in imminent fear of his life.
Despite the racial difference between the shooter and the decedent, there were no allegations of racial bias. Scott was not charged with a hate crime. There was no Federal civil rights investigation. There were no white protests. The case was settled for what it was: a tragedy caused by a series of poor decisions on behalf of the shooter, and a split-second decision that will forever be second-guessed.