Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Back to the old days again

Ah, the legacy of the Zimmerman verdict in Florida -- back to the way things had always been, except for the last couple generations.
Walter Henry Butler, 59, was arrested by Gulf County Sheriffs deputies after shooting Everett Gant, who is black. Gant was shot in the face after he confronted Butler about using racial slurs to address children living in the apartment complex where the two men reside.

Deputies said Butler admitted to shooting the victim, and even called 911 himself to report it, after which he reportedly went back to cooking his dinner. According to reports, officers on the scene said Butler seemed annoyed by the arrest and told officers, “I only shot a ni—r.
Florida, I already know that many of you don't feel shame, I just hope most of you are at least not too proud right now.

By the way, Mr. Gant is expected to live, thankfully -- to this point Mr. Butler has not claimed he was standing his ground.

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]


StonyPillow said...

Not so fast":

The defense team for 60-year-old Walton Henry Butler wants the case thrown out, based on justifiable use of force under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law.

Butler’s attorney argues that because Butler used justifiable force, he is immune from prosecution.

The defense claims Butler feared retaliation from 32 year old Everett Gant, for using a racial slur in front of neighborhood children.

Butler faces second degree murder in the death of Gant, who died in September.

Butler allegedly shot Gant with a 22-caliber rifle on July 30th, after police say Gant confronted Butler at his home.

newbroom said...

There are good people here in the State of Florida. Just like, there are good people everywhere.

Even the so called 'enlightened' States have their Republicans.

pansypoo said...

at leas this time the n****r didn't die + can give his side.

and yes, the crackers are pussies.

Anonymous said...

Why are right wingers so full of hate?

Racism... Guns...

funny how these are the folks who claim to love Jesus SO much... and care SO much about "the right to life"

fucking assholes.