I missed all the excitement and confusion
I’m just back from being away from my computer all afternoon, and in my Inbox there are about 20 e-mails from readers about Shareef Allman, reporting (a) that he’s been killed, (b) that he hasn’t been killed but captured, (c), that he’s still at large, or (d), some ambiguous combination of (a), (b), or (c). Here are the subject lines of some of the e-mails I’ve received, in the order in which they were sent, linked to the news articles they linked:
Allman Shot and Killed By PoliceI have some catching up to do.
UPDATE, 5:54 p.m.: The most recent story I find is from the BBC, posted at 5:48 p.m., saying that a man answering Allman’s description was shot and killed by three officers on routine street patrol after he crouched behind a car and brandished a firearm. His identity has not yet been confirmed.
The BBC story also has this gem:
It is not clear what may have prompted Allman to snap but it is said he became upset during a routine safety meeting and left, before returning with a rifle.Yep, just another one of those random, senseless, meaningless acts of homicide that have been increasingly common in America and Britain for the last fifty years. The BBC either is not reading or is deliberately ignoring the detailed accounts from Allman’s co-workers and victims telling that they had made numerous complaints to management about his unsafe and reckess driving of his truck, and that he had said all these complaints were made because he is African-American. The great likelihood is that this rampage was not the result of some isolated mad impulse that has no meaning, but the result of a combination of black dysfunction and an exacerbated false belief in black victimhood that has plenty of meaning. Just don’t expect to see such meaning talked about at the BBC, or anywhere in the mainstream media.
Leonard K. writes (12:58 p.m.):
Shareef Allman, the California cement plant shooter, is now dead. The media is full of lies telling us how great and peaceful he was. But his collegue, whom he shot and wounded, is painting a different portrait.Leonard K. writes (1:13 p.m.):
I have just read that Allman had been killed; now they are reporting that he’s been captured.Mike writes (2:25 p.m.):
David B. writes:Calif. workplace killing suspect reportedly shot dead Friends knew man as a ‘Mr. Mom,’ strong Christian and public access TV hostIt’s from MSNBC and of course it contains all the usual liberal clichés. “He was a wonderful man” blah, blah …
This CNN report states that Shareef Allman is believed to have been killed. Confirmation from the coroner is awaited. It ends with:LA replies:
Of course he preaches about and believes in non-violence. He was forced against his will into violence by the anti-black prejudices of his co-workers.David B. writes:
Allman’s ex-wife said he had a violent temper and assaulted her. Where have we heard this before?Nik S. writes:
Santa Clara County Sheriff deputies have shot and killed fugitive Allman. The news article is a virtual carbon copy of what we usually get with stories like this. The neighbors seem always to like the murderer:
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