“Think of all the good the Purge does,” a fictional Midwest single mother kisses her teenage son for good luck, sending him off armed with an AR-15 rifle. “Now you call me if you need anything.”
A Real Life Purge
“Commencing at the siren, any and all crime, including murder, will be legal,” a female announcer says over the Emergency Broadcast System. “And no worries if you’re a white male whom crosses state lines to actively engage in reckless behavior with a firearm, resulting in cold-blooded murder. You won’t be prosecuted. Blessed be our racist judicial system.” Cue up Purge siren.
Now hold up! This isn’t a Hollywood horror movie.
It’s real life with real people, committing heinous acts of domestic terror on the streets of the United States of America.
Had this been anyone else (Black, brown or beige) other than the usual suspect, a Caucasian adult male, out with a firearm locked, loaded and ready blow a human being away, that person, regardless of age or gender, would not only be denied bail but most likely prosecuted promptly ending in a guilty verdict. Mostly.
Well, let’s see if a court trial of Mr. Kyle Rittenhouse turns out with him essentially getting away with murder. Because guess who jumped his bail?
Uh-huh, that’s right. Now granted, Rittenhouse was 17 years old, a legal minor, at the time of the alleged shooting back in August 2020.
However, he’s an adult now in 2021. That’s not a child but a grown-azz man.
A man whom purposely didn’t update his actual residential address. Like I said, if it were a Black youth skipping out on bail, I know the outcome would be deadly.
I mean, let’s just take a look at the felonies he’s being charged with here: first degree intentional homicide, first degree reckless homicide, attempted first degree intentional homicide, and two counts of recklessly endangering safety.
Now according to Wisconsin Law, the district attorney’s charging Rittenhouse as an adult. That means he could get life behind bars if convicted by a jury of his peers.
Well, his peers outside the jury box had raised $2 million to bail him out until the trial. And when he skipped, that only forced the DA to raise it to an additional $200 thousand.
Let’s see if his supporters will continue to have his cowardly back, possibly putting out the call for another round of donations to secure another bail. I wouldn’t be shocked if they came through again for him.
With that said, witnesses state that Rittenhouse’s victims were unarmed at the protest. And since neither of them were Black, Latino or other, it’s safe to assume that his defense team won’t attempt to say he feared for his life.
Free as Ph*ck
But if US judicial history has proved anything, being a white person has its perks, rather being the victim or the perpetrator. About the only thing his lawyers can do is try to persuade a judge or jury that political ideology was the deadly culprit of these deaths.
Yeah, they’ll probably paint a picture of a brave American patriot being forced to defend himself. Now if Rittenhouse proves to be a wise man, he’ll turn himself in.
I’m certain that’s what his attorneys are advising him to do. Just because of how crucial this case is, avoiding the consequences will only make matters worse for him.
Some are speculating that after his day in court, justice will be served. Others think he’ll skate, maybe end up serving a long probation.
I’m hoping for the former. Then again, hope’s not always enough now is it?
So, until next time, Brothers, please stay strong, watch your damn six, and whatever you do, don’t let anybody ph*ck with you!
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