Unequal Justice: The 2009 Roderick Scott/Christopher Cervini Shooting That DIDN'T Become A Nation-Wide Circus
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Earlier: Woke Justice: Blacks Allowed To Murder Whites Now?

Above, Kenn Gividen notes a number of cases where blacks were punished with light sentences for killing whites.

In 2013, when George Zimmerman  was aquitted and found to have committed, as local police figured out for themselves in the first place, a justifiable homicide, John Derbyshire wrote this on  Radio Derb:

Among leftist commentators the commonest theme was: What if Zimmerman had been black and Martin nonblack?

As it happens, we know the answer to that. In April 2009, in a suburb of Rochester, New York, 42-year-old Roderick Scott, who is black, large, and muscular, shot and killed an unarmed white teenager, Christopher Cervini, aged 16.

There had been some burglaries of cars in the neighborhood. Mr Scott, inside his home at 3 a.m., saw Cervini and two other white teenagers behaving suspiciously around his car. He profiled them, you might say. He picked up his licensed handgun, went outside, and confronted Cervini. Cervini somehow caused Scott to feel threatened. Scott thereupon shot Cervini twice, killing him.

New York State has no Stand Your Ground laws—more about those in just a moment—so Roderick Scott was arrested, charged with manslaughter and brought to trial.

Quote from Michael Filozof's report at American Thinker, quote:

Despite the fact that he left his own property, confronted, and shot dead an unarmed white person thought to be committing a petty property crime, Scott was acquitted by a majority-white jury after claiming that Cervini charged at him, putting him in imminent fear of his life.

Despite the racial difference between the shooter and the decedent, there were no allegations of racial bias. Scott was not charged with a hate crime. There was no Federal civil rights investigation. There were no white protests.

And, admit it listener, you never heard of this case until now. It was not a media sensation, simply because it was not of any utility to the media in their mission to dramatize the fantasies of our liberal ruling class — fantasies about evil white proles being beastly to helpless trembling minorities.

This is life under Jim Snow.

  • Nonblack guy shoots black teenager: Months of wall-to-wall TV coverage, marches, protests, Justice Department investigations, comments from the President, Trial of the Century.

  • Black guy shoots white teenager: local story.

See also Roderick Scott: The Black George Zimmerman?, Ocala Post, July 22, 2013.

Now, self-defense writer Phil Elmore, who lives in Upstate New York himself, made the case in 2009 that this was a perfectly justifiable homicide: Roderick Scott Trial: What’s Wrong with New York? TheMartialist.com, December 21, 2009.

I accept that. The point is that when a white man kills a black teenager,  it doesn't matter that it was in self-defense. But when a black man kills a white teenager, no one but the family of petty criminal Cervini was able to object.

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