In a way I blame some of you Negroes for this latest TrayvonMartin style killing in "cheese head" country. You kill each other so effortlessly and with such ease, that other folks feel that they can kill you (or people who look like you) without giving it a second thought.
Also, as was the case with Martin, I have to blame the actions of the authorities in the aftermath of the killing of 13 year old Darius Simmons for making a bad situation worse. Hey, I understand what being "color aroused" will make certain people do crazy things,- it’s the price some of you will pay for being young and black in A-merry-ca -but part of the blame belongs to their peers, and a part of it can be pinned on the the forces that drive popular culture and news in this country. When you are already easily "color aroused" and you throw all these other factors into the mix, it can be a recipe for disaster.What I don’t understand is why the folks who are in positions of authority and who are trained to deal with these types of situations always make the same mistakes. It's as if they are "color aroused" as well.
"After speaking with the family, Community Activist, David Muhammad, said that police questioned Darius’ mother for two hours while leaving his body on the sidewalk. Even after Darius was taken to the hospital, his mother was held in the police car. He was pronounced dead before she could get to him. Then police searched Darius’ home and found nothing. Instead, they arrested his older brother for having truancy tickets. Police have stated that the lengthy questioning was necessary in leading to an arrest.
Spooner’s family, however, was allowed to return to Spooner’s home (also a crime scene) and retrieve personal items.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Spooner was upset that his neighborhood had turned from a majority Caucasian neighborhood to a mixed-race neighborhood. Darius and his family had recently moved next door to Spooner.
Darius regularly attended church and worked in the church’s community garden. His pastor, Steve Jerbi, described him as, ”The kind of kid who, one quick look from the pastor, he’d quiet down.”
Sorry pastor Jerbi, he looked like a "thug" to Mr. Spooner. In 21st Century America that is a death sentence. Your look can literally get you killed.
Sadly, John Henry Spooner shot Darius Simmons to death, but we all helped him pull the trigger. (h/t Tia for this story)