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Is the U.S. Justice System Taking a Back Seat to ‘Black Privilege?’, by Robert Bridge

It looks like some defendants are more equal in the eyes of the law than other defendants. From Robert Bridge at strategic-culture.org:

With a court system more interested in the rights of criminals than the victims, the United States can expect the crime wave to continue unabated.

A recent school shooting in the United States indicates that the judicial system and the U.S. media are fully prepared to forgive and apologize for acts of violence – if they are carried out by minority groups.

On October 6, Timothy Simpkins, 18, shot four people inside of Timberview High School in Arlington, Texas following a reported altercation with another student. The very next day Simpkins, at the very same time one of his victims was in a coma following surgery, was out of jail after his family posted a $75,000 bond. That was just the first phase of the young Black man’s smooth journey from being a school shooter to a freed man in less than 24 hours later.

After a lengthy manhunt across northern Texas, Simpkins was charged in court not with ‘attempted murder,’ as might be expected in such a case, but rather with three counts of ‘aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.’

Aside from the leniency shown by the courts (Simpkins faces up to 20 years in prison, however, given the clemency that the U.S. justice system has been showing towards the perpetrators of such acts of violence, it is likely Simpkins will serve a mere fraction of that time, if any), the mainstream media presented a sympathetic portrait of the shooter, saying Simpkins was the victim of “bullying” at school.

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