A Louisiana black man was given a life sentence for stealing a pair of hedge clippers and an Alabama black man spent 38 years in prison for stealing $9 and an Illinois man was given a life sentence for stealing $20 and a pack of cigarettes. 94 percent of the inmates serving three-strike life sentences, hundreds for petty property offenses, are black – and in California black men are 13 times more likely to be sentenced to three-strikes life sentences than white men.
White House staffers, all white, have been either photograph or filmed in recent days leaving their place of employment with government property in hand—one with a bust of Lincoln under his arms.
Some of this property is most assuredly government owned property—maybe not all but certainly most is.
These so-called “honest” white public servants are committing crimes far more heinous than that old black man who spent 38 years in prison for stealing $9.
America in its “finest” hours has always had two standards of justice: one privileged white standard and one underprivileged black standard.
Before the Civil War, blacks had to live under the “pro-slavery” laws and after the Civil War they had to live under the “Jim Crow” and “Black Code” laws.
Not much has changed about these two standards of justice.
White public servants are filmed stealing federal government property in broad daylight with naked impunity while a poor black man in Louisiana was given a life sentence for stealing someone else’s hedge clippers.
We’ve seen at least 75 violent white insurrectionists who stormed the nation’s capitol, left five people dead (one of whom was a police officer beaten to death trying to protect the capitol), ransacked the capitol building, threatened the lives of the nation’s senior leaders, destroyed government property and stole classified government material.
They were arrested without incident, not so much as a greasy hair or a spit-soaked beard harmed in the process.
Yet in recent weeks two black men were killed by white police officers in Columbus, Ohio—one for holding a cell phone in his hand and the other for holding Subway sandwiches in his. Both were not suspects in any criminal wrongdoing.
And let’s not forget the “Mommie dearest” rioters.
The “zip tie” rioter is a 30-year-old bartender who still lives with his 57-year-old mommie. Together, they want to return to 1776 and engage it yet a second Revolutionary War.
Then there is the “horned rioter” whose mommie told the media that the jail menu does not meet her son’s dietary need because he gets “sick if he doesn’t eat organic food.” His riotous little tummy cannot handle jail beans and rice although the food is considered just fine for Black Lies Matter inmates.
Let us hope that law-and-order will prevail. That U.S. Marshals will investigate to make sure that the outgoing White House staff and other “special” aides and assistants are not “looting” the government buildings on their way out.