Skip to comments.Black Man Shoots White Teen, Jury says Self Defense. And Nobody Cares
Posted on 07/19/2013 6:04:24 AM PDT by marktwain
Huh. Roderick Scott went out of his house to confront a trio of punks breaking into cars in his Greece, New York neighborhood. Scotts story was that he fired two rounds at one of them when the young man charged him after being told to freeze and wait for the cops. So, we largely have an inverse image of the incident in which Trayvon Martin perished, complete with the kinfolk weeping thusly . . .
The message is that we can all go out and get guns and feel anybody that we feel is threatening us and lie about the fact, said Jim Cervini, Christophers father. My son never threatened anybody. He was a gentle child, his nature was gentle, he was a good person and he was never, ever arrested for anything, and has never been in trouble. He was 16 years and four months old, and he was slaughtered.
Alas, for the future value of the Christopher Cervini trademark and subsequent merchandise sales, young Chris didnt really look like the son of anyone famous or influential. If theyd had one.
How heavily did stories of gangs of rednecks beating the life out of a black man hang upon the mind of Mr. Scott in the split second before he pulled the trigger? Who cares?
The jury clearly believed that Scott was in fear for his life when he defended himself, and all the second-guessing and carping about him being a wannabe cop went either unmentioned, or unheeded. Absent more information that the state, with all its resources, was not able to cobble together a case to the satisfaction of the jury, I believe that Cervinis death is one of the possible outcomes of a young man being out screwing around when he shouldnt have been.
When I was growing up, thats what I was told. Run with a bad crowd, bad things can happen. Act a certain way, dress a certain way, mouth off to the wrong person, and bad things can and do happen.
Neither President Obama nor Attorney General Eric Holder were not available for comment.
This guy had the expectation of being physically harmed - where Zimmerman was already harmed physically and where he actually believed that Martin was going to kill him if he lost consciousness...although a group against a father who’s in fear of his family needs to be taken into account, as well as, he fired two shots - how many times did the 16 yr get struck - once or twice?
Seems like he was pretty quick to fire.
doesnt matter if you shoot the creep 6 times - it is still self defense
I thought the same thing as a good judge (!!) of a situation that I had only heard of 5 minutes ago.....
wow, and yet you did it too
Americans are getting fed up with the collapse of society and the rise of anarchy.
Governments are unable — or unwilling — to do anything about it.
It is probably unwise to confront young hoodlums, but once the decision is made to do so, being armed is a person’s only promise of personal safety.
Oh I believe in being armed, just not the willy nilly use of deadly force. Regardless of the shooters/targets race.
This case isn’t being mau-maued by black (brown, etc.) race-baiters because the defendant is black and was acquitted.
This is what journo-retart Leo Pitts calls (drumroll please): “racial justice.”
Q: Why did you have to shoot the mugger six times when it took only one bullet to do the job?
A: Because I was in fear of my life and the gun only had six rounds.
If a perp is charging at you after being told to "freeze", you had darned well better be "pretty quick to fire".....or dead.
From another story on this case “The prosecution claims Cervini was actually shot from behind. “
Once any last spec of order breaks down, those cowardly hoodlums will met into the background. They are all cowards when the real rule of law takes over.
Particularly if he has two buddies with him. Three against one is not a god scenario for the "one".
This thug-boy got what he deserved, too, but at least HE had the gonads for a face-to-face confrontation instead of hiding in the bushes like a coward.
Some more facts about the New York case:
It occurred in 2009.
The teenager had a high level of alcohol in his blood.
“Neither President Obama nor Attorney General Eric Holder were not available for comment.”
Okay, since neither Obama nor Holder were not available, let’s have their comments please.
“From another story on this case The prosecution claims Cervini was actually shot from behind.
Now THAT would be a problem if claiming self-defense.
“Crazy white dude be charging at me, running backerds. I had to shoot...he be nuts.”
I’m shocked, shocked!
There’s a legal gun owner in New York?????
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