By now you have probably heard that the three police officers on trial for the shooting death of Sean Bell in November 2006 were acquitted. A quick recap of the story: Bell was patronizing a sleazy strip club in Queens, NY on the night before he was to be married. He was at the club with two friends celebrating a bachelor party. In the early morning hours, Bell and his friends left the club, they were approached by undercover police officers and following a hail of gunfire, Bell was dead and his two friends were wounded.
It took barely more than 10 minutes for Queens Supreme Court Justice Arthur Cooperman to read his verdict, published in full by The New York Post. Following the reading of the verdict, protests of all sorts broke out within the crowd of people outside the court house. Many protestors shouted “Murderers! Murderers!” and “KKK”. It was abundantly clear that those shouting in protest to the verdict were clearly of the opinion that the police officers had just gotten away with murdering a black man. Had the police officers been white, they could easily make their case that this was racially motivated.
But they weren’t.
At least not all of them. Two of the officers, Gescard Isnora and Marc Cooper are both black. Detective Michael Oliver is white. Yes, he was once accused of making racial comments in 1995 as a rookie cop while arresting a black cab driver. According to The New York Daily News, the case was settled by the city and no other blemish can be found on Detective Oliver’s record. In fact, the Bell shooting was the first time in his 13 year career with the NYPD that Oliver had ever fired his weapon. Detective Isnora is the officer identified as the one who fired the first shot after observing one of the victims move in such a way as to be reaching for a gun. For all of the hoopla, it is hard to see how anyone can bring race into this case. The officers were found to be acting within the guidelines of their jobs and therefore, they were found to be not guilty of any crime and they were found to have been justified in their actions.
But if you were to ask civil rights crybabies, you’ll get a much different take on the verdict. On his radio show today, Sharpton called the verdict, “an abortion of justice.” Jesse Jackson likened the event to a massacre. Neither Sharpton nor Jackson have yet to offer any form of apology or restitution for their grossly negligent misconduct in cases in which they were involved in previous years, Sharpton for his link to Twana Brawley in 1987 and Jackson for his personal vendetta against the three Duke Lacrosse players two years ago. Yet these two individuals walk the streets with indignance toward all white people ready at a moment’s notice to point an accusing finger and speak the “r” word.
The “r” word. You know the one: racist. The word that is reserved in the vocabulary of many black leaders as a synonym for white people. And yet, according to them, there has never been a single racist black man walk the face of the earth. Oh, really? Well let’s get your buddy Louis Farrakhan on the phone and let’s ask him how he feels about Jews, shall we? Never mind that Farrakhan also once said, “Hitler was a great man” and “the white man is the skunk of the earth”. Of course that Hitler was a white man is a factual piece of evidence that is overlooked when anti-Semites gather together. Then let’s make sure to call up Jeremiah Wright and ask him about where the letters “KKK” fit into “USA”. Finally, we need to get Michelle Obama on the horn and ask her exactly what she meant when she said that she is finally able to be proud of America. Hang up that phone, you idiot! It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that she means that she thinks America is an evil racist nation because no black man has ever come this close to being elected president before. It’s also more than abundantly clear that Sharpton, Jackson and Farrakhan are all dyed in the wool, textbook, white-hating racists.
The problem with America today isn’t that whites are still racist. Whites are not racist. Blacks are racist. Before you get your panties in a knot, here’s a clarification: there are fewer white racists than black racists in America today. Racism is an industry for people like Jesse Jackson, Jeremiah Wright and Al Sharpton. This is how these men and others like them continue to live in the hypocritical lifestyle to which they have become accustomed. The longer they perpetuate racism, the more money they make. They lie and scare blacks into believing that the only way to make it in America is to play the race card wherever possible. They continue to lie to the black community, telling them that they are victims of white oppression. As a result, blacks flock to the churches of men like Wright, Jackson and Sharpton to hear messages about how in 2008, blacks are still oppressed by whites and how Republicans are racist and Democrats are the saviors of the black community.
The fact that black leaders like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and the NAACP are looking into ways to make this shootout a racial issue is a severe condemnation of the stupidity prevalent in many black leaders today. Black leaders perpetuating racism ought to be ashamed of themselves. They are acting like little children who don’t get their way and intend to make others miserable because of it. These black leaders are the ones who say, “If you’re not rich and well-off, it’s the white man’s fault.” They perpetuate lies like, “If you can’t afford heath insurance, you have to blame the white man for keeping you oppressed so that you cannot make enough money to pay for insurance.” When are blacks going to wake up and look at Jackson, Sharpton and the like and say, “Hey, wait a minute, you’re black and you’re rich. And yet, I keep sending you donations every month because you promise that if I give you my money you’re going to fight for me to make my life better, but I’m still living in squalor and you have a mansion and a yacht?” Yeah, just keep right on following that thread… Maybe you’re oppressed and poor because you let Jackson, Sharpton and others like them bilk you out of your hard-earned money all in the name of some religious affiliation that’s going to give you more money back because you gave money to it in the first place.
But Al and Jesse wouldn’t lie to us! They’re looking out for us. Really, so how come they’re so rich and you’re so poor? Why haven’t they put their own money where their mouths are instead of taking your money and using it?
Remember this, folks. Just because a man has the title “reverend” doesn’t mean he’s the kind of person you trust your money with.