To: Zhang Fei
Was it possible, for instance, that Batiste was seeking revenge against banks because they wouldn’t loan him money due to his criminal record (or perhaps the color of his skin), thereby derailing his real estate ambitions? “You’ll never understand the frustration that can build up in a young black man trying to make it in this society,” Albert told me. “And yes, Red had that frustration, not getting loans.”
Interesting article. Of course, at the end they had to imply it was all whitey's fault. The guy had a lengthy rap sheet, several stints in jail and no obvious source of income. Yet, his inability to get loans was due to his skin color? Idiots!
posted on 09/21/2019 1:53:20 AM PDT
("Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge." - Charles Darwin)
Batiste had grown increasingly upset over the years at police officers who randomly pulled him over, patted him down, pushed him to the ground, and jammed their knees into his backsimply because he was a well-dressed black man driving a nice Jeep.
This guy was a psychopathic murderous scumbag who killed people in cold blood yet every article about Batiste tries to play him up as some exceptionally clean, ambitious, doting, gentleman destined for greatness.
posted on 09/21/2019 5:39:55 AM PDT
Anyone who has “real estate ambitions” must be more creative than kneeling at the citadel of banks. My wife and I bought 4 houses in one year with no bank involvement. It was in the early 80’s when creative financing was the rage.
There is seller financing, there are real estate options, there are real estate partnerships, and lots more.
This guys “real estate ambitions” are on par with being a “budding rap star”.
posted on 09/21/2019 6:05:47 AM PDT
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