Friday, November 16, 2007

Rare robbery case brings cries of racism

The Buffalo News: National: Rare robbery case brings cries of racism
Three young black men break into a white man's home in rural Northern California. The homeowner shoots two of them to death - but it's the surviving black man who is charged with murder.
Prosecutors said homeowner Shannon Edmonds opened fire Dec. 7 after three young men rampaged through the Clearlake house demanding marijuana and brutally beat his stepson. Rashad Williams, 21, and Christian Foster, 22, were shot in the back. Hughes fled.

Hughes was charged with first-degree murder under California's Provocative Act doctrine, versions of which have been on the books in many states for generations but are rarely used.
Edmonds' stepson, Dale Lafferty, suffered brain damage from the baseball bat beating he took during the melee. The 19-year-old lives in a rehabilitation center and can no longer feed himself.

"I didn't do anything wrong. All I did was defend my family and my children's lives," said Edmonds, 33. "I'm sad the kids are dead, I didn't mean to kill them."

He added: "Race has nothing to do with it other than this was a gang of black people who thought they were going to beat up this white family."


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1 Comment:

Tired of the hysterics said...

No apology needed here either... "Race has nothing to do with it other than this was a gang of black people who thought they were going to beat up this white family." His son was left brain damaged from being beat with a baseball bat. It's called self-defense; protection of his castle.

His mother, a blistering example of San Francisco values said she believes the group didn't intend to rob the family, just buy marijuana. She called the case against her son a "legal lynching."
"Only God knows what happened in that house," she said. "But this I know: My son did not murder his childhood friends."

No, but he planned the event which led to their deaths. He planned the event which left a teenager brain damaaged.

Why is it when blacks are held accountable for breaking the law, hysterics break out. SF values at work. Teach your young men the concept of Rule of Law.

BTW, How's that classroom ethics teaching thing going..... Need dictionary to look that word up?