James Fulford writes in VDARE:
James FulfordEmmanuel Aranda, a black man living in Minnesota, is alleged to have thrown Landen Hoffman, a white five year old, off the third floor of the Mall Of America.
April 18, 2019, 10:52 PM
The boy is still alive but Aranda has been charged with attempted murder. (It’s likely that only a child that young could have survived—an adult who falls forty feet is usually Dead Right There).
Significantly, however, this incident not being treated as a hate crime by police or the Main Stream Media. That’s because of Black Privilege—and it means this sort of thing will continue.
You will notice (but almost nobody else will) that the heaver didn’t target a woman, he targeted a white. Of course, nobody is talking about a hate crime charge for Aranda.
Aranda had previously been removed from the mall and had a long record of trouble with the law...
But while Aranda may be guilty of this assault, the people responsible are the judge and prosecutor back in his home town of Chicago who failed to put him in jail for his first assault conviction there. In Chicago, however, the justice system is apparently more concerned with not arousing the anger of blacks and “Civil Rights” organizations than with protecting the public. Call it Black Privilege.
All over America, there are “Civil Rights” organizations attacking police for enforcing the law, and attacking victims for calling the police, backed by a Main Stream Media which thinks that any law enforcement action that falls on a black is ipso facto racist.
The L.A. Times explains one of Aranda’s many crimes:
Aranda was born in Chicago, where Cook County court documents showed a 2014 arrest for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon at a Golden Nugget restaurant in the city. A case summary said Aranda beat a restaurant employee with a telephone when she threatened to call police about his bill, and pulled a knife on a bystander who intervened. He ultimately pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 18 months’ probation.
A long time ago, my wife had been a waitress at a Golden Nugget in Chicago. So a younger version of her could have been this victim of Aranda. But Aranda was still out on the streets (or to be precise, the mall) despite all of his crimes.
Meanwhile, the New York Times Magazine runs a giant, highly complimentary article about an academic kook who is making a nice living campaigning for abolishing the imprisonment of any and all violent criminals like Aranda:
[Comment at Unz.com]
In three decades of advocating for prison abolition, the activist and scholar has helped transform how people think about criminal justice.
By Rachel Kushner
April 17, 2019