25-year-old Marine on date in Richmond is held up at gun point, hands over money, is shot anyway, in critical condition
The shooter is described as a “black male.” The victim is described as a male, no race. This makes it about an 85 percent likelihood that the victim was white. The fact that the perpetrator shot the victim after he gave him his money makes it even more likely that the victim was white.
Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to find and identify a man who shot a United States Marine during a robbery last night in Church Hill.
Wayne Lutton, editor of The Social Contract Quarterly, writes:
The part of Richmond where the Marine and his date were attacked is where Patrick Henry delivered his “Give me liberty or give me death” speech. Hollywood Cemetery, where many of Richmond’s leading citizens of the 19th and early 20th centuries were buried, is not far from there. Edgar Allen Poe is also believed to have lived on Church Hill. The area is well away from the downtown area. There was an attempt to “gentrify” it, with the same “disappointing” results seen elsewhere. The couple likely felt they had little to fear. Another grim reminder that there are fewer and fewer Safe Places in post-1964 America.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 29, 2012 08:11 PM | Send