Jim Crow 3.0 Justice is the condition which can arise when cases involving Black suspects & White self or home defense claims collide!
Trayvon Martin looms like a sword of Damocles overhead, threatening to hack White subjects with deep gashes of accused racism!
Conversely, even a Black homeowner who shoots a Black intruder can just as easily find himself accused of now being a homicidal race traitor ( unlike thugs & gang members who aren't so labeled ).
Escaping this dynamic demands a multi-ethnic coalition whose evangelical zeal about urban safety must match that of the 1960s civil rights movement.
Todays' night riders aren't likely White men in white sheets. Too often they wear Black skin and sneakers.
I call them, " Chocolate Klansmen " and their national reign of terror is well documented.
Merritt Landry, a New Orleans home owner, recently met one during the wee hours of the morning in his gated yard; fired a historic shot and now his fate hangs precariously in the balance.
The intruder was discovered to be a Black 14 year olf with a burglary record, which accounts for his presence behind a locked six foot fence.
To their credit, Landry supporters routinely express concern for his recovery and the environment he grew up in.
Not quite the pack of racists some narratives suggest.
Years ago in my home town, I had my own 2am " Merritt Landry Moment. "
I didn't have a pregnant wife and child like he did. I was alone and but for a steel security door, the group kicking on it would have easily gotten inside my house.
My 911 call informed the dispatcher I had a shot gun and that a group was trying to break in.
I didn't shoot that hot Georgia night and while myself and the intruders shared the same ethnicity, I mistrusted the DA there more than these vandals!
Isnt it sad that we must worry if government will harm us more than private thugs?
Merritt Landry can escape Jim Crow 3.0 Justice by New Orleanians uniting around the color blind, common sense concern of urban safety, which we have done to date.
We don't have to travel down the torturous path imposed upon Sanford, Florida.
We don't have to repeat their enraged rallies and increased racial tension.
Can Merritt Landry escape Jim Crow 3.0 Justice?
Yes, if the community unites behind home defense and parental responsibility instead of defenselessness and irresponsibility, parental and personal.
Cap Black, The Hood Conservative & Anti Crime Activist is founder of Justice For Merritt
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