Andrew Lester is an old White guy who shot a 16 year old boy in the head and then again as the boy lay on the ground. The teenager, Ralph Yarl, rang the doorbell to pick up his younger siblings. Too bad for Ralph he rang the door bell of an aging racist. I would bet you money, this old guy is a Christian. You know those Christians, who practice, "love thy neighbour?" So the teenager was shot for being Black. The old guy took a while to answer his doorbell, I guess he was getting his gun, he opened the door, told the teenager, "don't come back around here," and than he shot the boy. Just like that. In one of his statements he (Andrew Lester) was "scared to death." Ralph's crime, was he went to the wrong house to pick up his siblings.
The "feared for my life," is a police mantra for using deadly force against Black people and People of Colour. The White population has seen how successful the "fear for my life" cry has become. Police can kill without any consequence when they scream, "stop resisting, I fear for my life." White people use the phrase as a "get out of jail free card." White Women add their tears to the phrase and it works as the perfect weapon against scrutiny of their actions. Those Women's tears, along with a fair complexion, will certainly mean extreme trouble for a Black person. There are many examples of White Women's tears as the lit dynamite to an explosion, where a life is taken. You only have to mention Emmett Till and many people know of the ugliness of White Women and their tears. Society does not find anything wrong with killing Black people and People of Colour. I predict a not guilty verdict for the Old Man with the criminal charges he may receive. When he was first at the police station after shooting an armed teenager, the cops let him go home with no charges. He said he was so scared, the kid was Black and that is good enough for any cop.
I guess the Black community didn't like it when another White Guy was let go, so they, the Black people voiced their disappointment. The Kansas City Mayor Lucas was made to see the situation didn't look good: "There is no way you can see fear when you look at the kid - if you really look at him, and not just the color of his skin. There is now way you can see fear." said Ralph's Aunt. Mayor Lucas also agreed: "To pretend that race is no a part of this whole situation would be to have your head in the sand. This boy was shot because he was existing while Black." In a similar but different situation, a White guy shot at a car that mistakenly went down his driveway. The people in the car started to turn around but the guy got up from his porch and shot at the car, twice, killing a 20 year old woman. The difference in this situation was the girl is white. No being released after two hours for this man. Talk is the shooter is going to face a long prison term. Just sad and awful situation for the family and friends of the young woman. The thing is the white guy shooter can't use the "so scared, I had to kill," rationale.
The seeing Blacks and People of Colour as menacing is a great cloak for White People to shield themselves with. I compare it to the cloak of Priests, who are child predators but immune to any consequence, just because of the collar and black suit, or the Nun's Habit. The cloak can not only protects you from racism, it is also used by the sexual predator, the political prostitute and other criminals. It is so successful even People Of Colour have started to use the "so scared, so I killed" excuse. Maybe not to kill but using the "so scared" to gain some type of advantage.
In Manitoba the opposition political party is lead by a Neechie, an Anishinaabe fellow named Wab Kinew. Speaking of Indians, did you every hear the phrase, "tough Indian?" Well I guess that would be Mr. Kinew (Kinew is Ojibwe for Eagle - Golden Eagle) and tough Indian is redundant. Mr Kinew is in the news because a former professional football offensive lineman and Member of Provincial Govenrment, Obby Khan, said he "was swore at, shoved" and held in a hard handshake by Mr. Kinew. Mr. Khan used his time in Question Period to say how scared his was; "The leader of the Opposition pulled me in and said 'you piece of shit. How dare you politicize this fucking event. What you did is fucking wrong,' Khan, the minister for sport, culture and heritage, told the legislature chamber later in the afternoon. "I'm emotionally shaken by this. I wasn't expecting that -- intimidation attempts, insulting language and ... when we left the handshake, there was a shove in the stomach." Khan is taking a tried and true method of White society, which is stroke up some fear about the Person of Colour, in this case the Indian guy. It is quite comical in how it appears; this six-foot-four ex-football player crying about the wild Indian.
Making People of Colour and Black people out as scary is a staple of society. In the movies, in jokes, in fiction writing and in the systems of government, (Justice, Social policies, Politics) the scary person exists and that person is Black, is Indian, and is Latino. If you are Indian, Black, a Person of Colour, in someone's world you are so scary. So scary they might decide to kill you, figuratively and/or literally.