Yeah, that is precisely what the guy told the cops when they arrived on the scene of the shooting in Port St. Joe, Florida- a small town not far from where I live. Follow me below for the details and why dog whistles matter.
I'm angry. I am sick to death of people dying for no other reason than the color of their skin. It seems to be a epidemic in this State and I can only surmise it is the influx of Tea Party rational (read gun nuts with bibles) and old South values. I live among these @!$%#ing loons and I worry each day my husband leaves for work (he's Black) that one of these imbeciles will consider him a threat and shoot him.
I guess I'm asking too @!$%#ing much that in 2012, in the United @!$%#ing States that a wife shouldn't have to have a reasonable worry that her husband will be shot down like a dog for being...Black. No other reason. Just Black. Let that sink in for a minute while I fill you in on the details...
From what I am getting from the local TV News channel the suspect was calling the children in the apartment complex racial slurs and the victim had gone to the mans house to talk to him about his language. He proceeded to shoot the victim in the face for his trouble.
Deputies say Butler had been calling black children in the apartment complex racial slurs and Gant went to talk with him about the comments. Witnesses say Butler opened the door and shot Gant in the face. Butler told deputies after he shot Gant, he shut the door, called 911 and finished cooking dinner.
Now in case anyone didn't think it was a hate crime the genius went out of his way to let the police know that it was, in fact, a hate crime.
When Sheriff Nugent arrived Butler told him he did not understand the problem and acted as if he was being inconvenienced. "He was brought to the investigation unit where he was interviewed and basically admitted to shooting the victim and said he shot a, used a racial slur, and said that is what he shot and acted like it was not like a big deal or anything to him," said Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent.
Did you get that? Shooting another human being was "not a big deal or anything" to this useless piece of human waste. Keep in mind, this guy and his beliefs are NOT unusual in this area. I hear similar talk at the bar I work at on a regular basis. I watch good, decent folks ignore the comments and let them stand without challenge. This has to STOP. So long as these fools are allowed to spew their hatred without so much as being challenged or ridiculed, things like this will continue to happen. So long as people like Zimmerman are held up as heroes by people, this @!$%# will continue to happen. So long as victims are treated like they were "deserving" of being shot, things won't change. These people are actually being emboldened to act because nobody is calling them out for their twisted, sick beliefs. In their minds the "silent majority" is with them.
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