Rick Jensen, 6/26/2015 [Archive]

Liberals Wrong About Killers and 'White Privilege'

By Rick Jensen

Racist murderer Dylan Roof wanted a race war.Perhaps he even believed his fellow racists, whom he accused of hiding behind computer keyboards, would rise up and slaughter innocent, loving black Christians as he planned.

Something else happened.

Thousands of white people came to Charleston to show their love, and Republicans led the charge to begin the process to constitutionally remove the confederate battle flag from the state capitol.

That doesn't mean everyone came together in peace.

Since Roof was not killed by police when he peacefully surrendered, Professor D. Watkins has written a column gaining popularity in the liberal press, notably Salon and Huffington Post.The theme is that Roof is an example of "white privilege." Police kill black people and get away with it. The comparative cases are questionable at best.

Remember, Roof pulled his car over at a traffic stop and surrendered peacefully.

Watkins' comparative killings include "the innocent, unarmed Cleveland couple, Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams."This couple with arrest and criminal histories led police from a suspected drug deal on a 100 mph chase.Suspicions were now raised.During the chase, there were sounds like gunfire, which were likely backfire from the car. Timothy and Melissa were killed when police wrongly thought they spotted a weapon in their stopped car.Homicide?Certainly.Murder?Could be. Cop gets away with it?A police officer who fired over 40 shots is being prosecuted for murder.

Fleeing Walter Scott was shot in the back and killed by white police officer Michael Slager after a traffic stop. Slager is on trial for murder.

In a rather sick, false portrayal of the Ferguson case, the professor chooses to ignore all of the conclusive investigative facts and writes, "Michael Brown was an unarmed black teenager who was on his way to college before he was murdered by a white police officer."Michael Brown, a violent thief fresh from the scene of a crime, would likely be alive today if he hadn't grabbed the police officer's gun and then, after running away, turned back and ran toward the officer to attack him.Police have the right to defend themselves as did Darren Wilson.

"Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old kid, was murdered for having a toy gun."True. I saw the video. I call it murder.A judge has recently decided the investigation supports prosecuting the officer for murder.

"Freddy Gray." Yes, dear writer, those 3 white and 3 black police officers are being prosecuted for killing Freddie, though there is question as to the competency of the state prosecutor.

Police officers who wrongly kill in the line of duty are being prosecuted, and it needs to continue.

Consider this information from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City College of New York and the Centers for Disease Control:More whites are killed by police each year than blacks.In 2012, 123 blacks were killed by police with a gun.In the same year, 326 whites were killed by police with a gun.

Roof's capture is actually similar to "The Beltway Snipers," John Allen Muhammed and Lee Boyd Malvo.You may recall they were not white, though most of their victims were.They murdered ten people in the D.C. metropolitan area and along I-95 in Virginia.Cops surrounded them in their car, not unlike Dylan Roof, and arrested them without incident.

A google image search of "Lee Boyd Malvo vest" quickly proves, like Dylan Roof, police followed protocol and forced the black murderer to wear a bullet-proof vest during transport, something Professor Watkins authored for eternity as "white privilege."

Instead of spinning issues via omissions of facts and presenting false narratives in language that drives people away from working together for solutions, how about we confront truths and continue to work toward unity?Or would that fail to generate the clickbait so desperately desired by Salon and HuffPo?

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Rick Jensen is Delaware's award-winning conservative talk show host on WDEL, streaming live on WDEL.com from 1pm — 4pm EST. Contact Rick at rick@wdel.com, or follow him on Twitter @Jensen1150WDEL.

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