I suppose that this is progress. Although, unfortunately, there are still some folks in A-merry-ca (I see you Mrs. Bachmann) who are always willing to take two steps backwards.
Norman Neesmith is one of those people. I bet he doesn't believe in all this bi-racial crap.
"LYONS, Ga. — Norman Neesmith was sleeping in his home on a rural farm road here in onion country when a noise woke him up.
He grabbed the .22-caliber pistol he kept next to his bed and went to investigate. He found two young brothers who had been secretly invited to party with an 18-year-old relative he had raised like a daughter and her younger friend. The young people were paired up in separate bedrooms. There was marijuana and sex.
Over the course of the next confusing minutes on a January morning in 2011, there would be a struggle. The young men would make a terrified run for the door. Mr. Neesmith, who is 62 and white, fired four shots. One of them hit Justin Patterson, who was 22 and black.
The bullet pierced his side, and he died in Mr. Neesmith’s yard. His younger brother, Sha’von, then 18, ran through the onion fields in the dark, frantically trying to call his mother.
On that day, Jan. 29, 2011, Mr. Neesmith was arrested. The district attorney brought seven charges against him, among them murder, false imprisonment and aggravated assault. On Thursday, Mr. Neesmith is expected to plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct, which might bring a year in a special detention program that requires no time behind bars." [Source]
Hey, at least he was arrested; unlike you know who. I guess this is what passes for progress in Georgia. There was a time in our not too distant past when Mr. Neesmith would have been given a commendation for his actions.
Finally, congrats to Joel Ward and the Washington Caps for taking out the B's in seven games last night. I love the irony: Black man scores winning goal against goalie who refused to meet with the black man in the White House.
Sadly, as is often the case here in "color aroused" A-merry-ca, racism raised its ugly head. Of course it didn't help that this happened in Baaastan, and that we are talking about hockey.
It was only when the winger — who scored the Game 7 overtime goal for the playoff series-deciding 2-1 win over the Bruins — got home that he saw the racist Twitter attack being leveraged against him.
“I was shocked,” said Ward, when reached by phone Thursday.
“I knew there’d be some angry fans probably but it’s just sad to see.”
Ward, a Canadian whose parents emigrated from Barbados, said the racist remarks “caught me off guard.” [Source]
"Shocked"? Joel, there is someone named Reality on line one for you.