It has become a common sight in the streets of America, the churches of America, the stores of America for white men and women to wander around with loaded weapons since they are simply defending us against potential criminals bent on death and destruction. On August 4, Ronald Ritchie was in a Walmart store when he saw a customer holding a BB gun. The man with the gun was a black dude so add one plus one. What is the result? If a black dude has a gun in his hands, then look out for trouble. Ritchie called the police and told them: “A black man was walking around with a gun in the store” and he was pointing it at children. Ritchie emphasized that the black man was loading the gun and was a threat to those in the store. Police soon arrived, and within moments had murdered John Crawford, the black dude.
Let me get this clear. Walmart sells guns. I assume those who purchase guns, pick them up. I assume they might even point the gun in some direction. I assume that thousands of men in Walmart stores have pointers guns at people in the store. It turns out Mr. Ritchie was thrown out of the Marines. It turns out that he now admits there was no reason why John Crawford should have been shot. I would be more impressed if the police shot white dudes who wander our streets armed to the teeth!