Four Deaths with Police in Minnesota

Four Deaths with Police in Minnesota. By the Z-Man.

Fifty years ago, Minnesota was 98% white. The white population was almost exclusively Northern European. Germans were the largest “ethnic group” in the state, followed by Norwegians, Irish, Swedish, and English. The diversity was mostly the remaining American Indians from the frontier days. The typical Minnesotan could live his life, if he chose, without seeing a black person, other than in the media.

A lot has changed over the past half century. According to the state government, 17% of the population is now diverse, as of 2010. Since it has been a popular dumping ground for East African migrants, that number is certainly much higher today. According to official estimates, the black population has more than tripled over the past twenty years and the Hispanic population has quadrupled. …

Within living memory, Minnesota had no race problems, because the state had no diversity. It was a racially homogenous population and a relatively high trust society.

How things have changed with diversity:

Over the past five years, four high-profile cases involving the police and race have become national news.

  • In 2016 Philando Castile, a 32-year-old black man, was shot and killed by police officer Jeronimo Yanez during a traffic stop. Castile had a gun in the car, and he informed the officer that he had the gun. The officer thought Castile was reaching for the gun, so he shot him seven times at close range.  … Yanez was charged with second-degree manslaughter but was acquitted. …
  • Three years ago, officer Mohamed Noor, an Ethiopian, shot and killed Justine Damond, who was in her bathrobe waving her arms to flag down the police. She had called 911 reporting a possible assault. Damond was a matronly-looking white woman, and she was unarmed. Noor shot her from inside his car for no obvious reason. He later claimed that he shot her because he thought she was about to attack him. … Noor … was convicted of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. …
  • Of course, we have the case of George Floyd. Last year, he died from some combination of the struggle to detain him, advanced heart disease, and the massive number of drugs he had consumed. Derek Chauvin is one of the officers charged in his death, because he was seen with his knee on Floyd’s neck. His trial is ongoing, and the other officers will be tried later this year. … Chauvin faces forty years in prison …
  • The most recent addition to the growing number of race-related police killings in the state is Officer Kim Potter. During a traffic stop, she mixed up her Taser with her service weapon, shooting and killing Daunte Wright. He was wanted for weapons charges and tried to flee the scene. On the body-cam video you hear her yelling “Taser!” multiple times before she shoots Wright in the chest with her Glock. … Potter is currently looking at ten years in prison …

The Jim Snow standard:

On the righteousness scale, blacks are at one end, the good end, while whites, especially white men, are at the other end, the bad end. Chauvin is getting the harshest treatment, because he is a white man and George Floyd was black. Yanez walked even though his victim was black, but his name sounded Spanish, so it was a wash by the rules of the day.

Then we have the cases of Mohamed Noor and Kim Potter. Because the police department and the government are so proud of their East Africans, they dragged their feet charging Noor. He was allowed to resign. Kim Potter was also allowed to resign, but was quickly charged, because she is white. She will face the same charges as Noor, even though she accidentally shot a felon in the course of an arrest.

Another way of looking at this that exposes the reality of the Jim Snow standard is that we have three affirmative-action hires and one white guy. The most outrageous example is Noor, who will spend twelve years in prison. Yanez walked as his case was the most difficult to sort out given the evidence. There is a good chance Potter walks, as the law in Minnesota does not address police incompetence. Meanwhile, the white guy is on trial for his life, because he had his knee in the wrong spot.

Then we have the victims. Castile, other than his 49 traffic violations, had no criminal record and was a relatively good citizen. Justine Damond was a middle-class white woman with no criminal record. The two cases eliciting the most outrage revolve around career criminals, who could best be described as a blight on society. The blacker you are, in appearance and behavior, the more valuable you are as a victim in the racial politics being waged on white America by the ruling class. …

This is the reality of Jim Snow America. Whites, especially white males, will get the harshest treatment from the law. The usual suspects flood the zone with phony studies on racial differences in sentencing, but they never hold up under scrutiny. When adjusted for criminal history, whites get longer sentences than other races. Males, of course, will always get harsher sentences than females for the same crimes. …

Of course, the Jim Snow rules apply to victims as well. Ashli Babbitt was a right-wing white woman murdered by a black cop inside the Capitol, but he is black, and she is a bad white, so it is okay.

We see how white protesters are treated compared with the hyper-violent Black Lives Matter protesters. The former get the full weight of the federal government on them. The latter are ignored by the feds.

Anti-white racism in action:

As anti-whiteness becomes the official religion of the managerial class, the Jim Snow standard will become the de facto framework controlling white people.

Hmmm. That’s not fair.