At what point did murderers and thieves join the ranks of the respected and esteemed?
With our own Congress full of liars and miscreants that change the verbiage to cover their own transgressions, crime is merely malfeasance; the penalty, a slap on the wrist. It’s no wonder “trickle down liberalism” has arrived at street level.
The most recent example has perp-turned-victim Dante Williams gunned down while robbing a Waffle House.
When Williams pulled his piece and demanded cash from the cashier, a bystander with a conceal carry permit put four holes in him. For Williams’ family, Dante went from perp to victim, and his family members called him a “respectable” man.
Williams’ case is not isolated, where the family paints a much different picture than reality.
In 2013, two men robbed a corner store at gunpoint but were then both shot and killed by a private citizen. The sister of one of the men described her brother as being “a good kid”.
Again in 2013 in a similar incident, 18-year-old Adric White was shot and killed while robbing a Dollar Store. White had his gun to the head of a store employee and was warned to drop it by a good Samaritan that was also packing. When White swung around to drop him, the Good Samaritan dropped White. A family member was later quoted as saying “If no one had a gun up to him….what gives him [good Samaritan] the right to think it’s okay to just shoot?”.
The black Liberal lesson: It’s okay to point a gun at someone, just not hold it to their head.
How do thugs make the transition from criminal to victim in the eyes of their family and friends? In a word: liberalism.
Volumes can, and, indeed, have been written concerning the broken judicial process, the rising rate of recidivism for violent crime and boundaries of legal defense. But, in truth, the core of the problem lies in a society that no longer adheres to the strictures of right and wrong, actions and consequences.
There seems to be less and less of any sort of moral compass to guide our actions by and even less of a presence of authority willing to stand by that guidance, as the courts give lesser and lesser sentences to murderers, and other naer-do-wells.
The co-opting and bastardization of the black experience by the Left has twisted it into something completely unrecognizable from its humble beginnings in the fight for civil rights. With the rise and infiltration of the Liberal agenda in every facet of society, the demand for basic civil rights and, indeed, recognition of human dignity has been perverted into a force-fed form of social justice, wherein blacks are continually portrayed as victims by the Left. The system that demands their inclusion in the broader framework does more damage by handcuffing blacks to government, thus sealing their fates as wards. The by-product is the loss of autonomy, and the silent repudiation of personal responsibility.