What sets blacks off: anything, or nothing

(March 25, 3:20 p.m.: Comments have just been added to this entry. Several readers point out that Christopher Kernich died from the beating administered to him by two blacks in 2009.)

Karl D. writes:

You said in reply to a commenter:

“You seem oblivious to the common attitude in the black community that blacks should not respond to police and other authority figures who ask them questions, but should automatically resist them.”

Precisely. At 16 if a police officer, or in this case a neighborhood watch volunteer, had inquired as to why I was in the neighborhood at that time of night or who I was, I simply would have answered him. It would not have been any more complicated than that. And if cell phones were around back then and I had felt uncomfortable I would have called the police. As a 16 year old I might have thought it was strange to be asked questions and probably would have even gotten annoyed, but I would have complained to my friends and family about it later, and my initial response certainly would not have been nuclear. Something which seems to be almost standard operating procedure for blacks when dealing with authority figures. It is well known that you are taking your life in your hands if you politely ask a black to do something as innocuous as lower his voice in a movie theatre. Granted, it is still not clear what was said preceding the attack. But merely to question this young man could easily have been enough to set him off.

LA replies:

How many thousands of acts of black savage violence have been set off by the most innocuous behavior of whites (or no behavior at all, except for being white)? What about 23 year old Christopher Kernich, who, walking along Main Street in Kent, Ohio with two friends in 2009, was nearly hit by a car, one of the three yelled, “Watch what you’re doing,” and two blacks got out of the car and stomped Kernich almost to death.

No national soul searching over that that. No sirree Bob. No white politician said, “If I had a son, he’d look like Chris Kernich.”

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March 25

Jeannette V. writes:

Christopher Kernich died from that attack

Max P. writes:

On your page this evening you referenced a story from 2009 about Christopher Kernich. You wrote that he was almost stomped to death. I wasn’t aware of that case and searched the Internet. Sadly, I found a story in Cleveland that stated this young man died six days after the attack.

Here is a search page on Cleveland.com that has all the related stories of Christopher Kernich including the most recent one from this year where one of the defendant’s had his conviction overturned.

Brandon F. writes:

Jury convicts Shaker Heights man of murder in Kent State student’s death

OneSTDV writes:

The irrationally aggressive resistance of many blacks on being questioned by police is well known among blacks. Here’s a skit from Chris Rock entitled “How to Note Get your A** Kicked by the Police” in which he basically agrees with everything said in your comment. If the video wasn’t presented as a comedic exercise, the observations reflected would be considered absolutely racist.

Ironically enough, here’s a comment on that video from yesterday:

“Travon should’ve viewed it.”

Clark Coleman writes:

Karl D. said:

At 16 if a police officer, or in this case a neighborhood watch volunteer, had inquired as to why I was in the neighborhood at that time of night or who I was, I simply would have answered him.

Do we know that Zimmerman identified himself and/or asked Martin what he was doing, or did he just follow Martin?

LA replies:

This is one of the things that has not been clearly reported. To take one example, “Rich” Lowry, editor of America’ flagship “conservative” magazine, had a column in yesterday’s New York Post in which he said that Al Sharpton’s version of what happened is correct: that Zimmerman unnecessarily followed Martn and forced a confrontation on him, which led to the fight, which led to Zimmerman shooting Martin. But Lowry doesn’t prove his scenario at all. He doesn’t even raise the question: did Zimmerman properly identify himself as a neighborhood watchman and ask Martin what his business in the neighborhood was, prior to the confrontation? He simply assumes Zimmerman was the aggressor.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at March 24, 2012 04:47 PM | Send

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