Why are these people cheering?
a) Their cousin was just selected inmate of the month at Riverbend Maximum Security Prison
b) The long awaited return of Popeye’s Beer Can Rip’N Chicken.
c) A man who shot and killed his 11 year old daughter after she returned from her first day of school and lied to police about it got his bond reduced from $1,000,000.00 to $500k after a spineless judge bowed to the whim of a mob armed with a change.org online petition.
The answer is, of course, “c”.
A man shot his 11 year old daughter as she walked in the door from her first day of school, lied about how it happened, tampered with evidence, and then thousands of people sign a petition and hundreds show up to court and cheer like they just won the Pick 3 because they don’t want him to face justice because he shares their skin color.
There is no other way to look at this one. And I’m sorry to say that I tried to find one that would pass the smell test. There aren’t any. He was wide awake and caught on home security video pacing around his house with a gun when he claimed he was startled from a sound sleep by an intruder.
The change.org petition was started by the appropriately named “Greedy Gettinoff”.
Even if it was an accident, how is this behavior in the courtroom even remotely appropriate given that an 11 year old girl is lying in the morgue but you’re happy you think babydaddy is escaping Whitey’s justice system?
The petition continues, “He loved his three daughters dearly and was a great father figure in her life. We ask that he is able to attend his daughter funeral service and have a lowered bond. His bond is 1 million dollars and that’s insane for a accident we need Timothy batts home for his grieving family.”
The petition writers insist that Batts “would never intentionally hurt his family” and ask for signatures to advocate “for the equality of punishments being handed out by our judicial system. Same crimes are being committed but blacks are handed 20% longer jail sentences then whites.”
“Equality of punishments”? He was just arrested two days ago. He won’t even go before a jury for probably at least 6 months to a year. They ought to be ashamed for throwing the race card in on this but they are incapable of shame.
So remember that li’l churrens. When Daddy, Uncle, or Mama’s Boyfriend is playing with illegal handgun even though he’s a convicted felon, if he shoots you with it then the lead pastor at Long Hollow Baptist Church is going to stand in front of the cameras, God, and everybody to make sure he doesn’t get punished for it.
Disgusting behavior by all of these people. Disgusting and surprising for once.
If Little Timea had yelled “hands up, don’t shoot” would you all be torn between looting the Dollar General Store or demanding that the police arrest the father because Black Lives Matter?
Your cheers have told us that they don’t matter. Not even to you.