Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Felony Will Get You Probation If Your White In America


Today, I read the article regarding the "Fake Acorn Pimp's" sentencing. Yeah, he got a slap on the wrist and a chump change fine that more than likely is lunch money to him. I'm sure the $1,500 fine he's been ordered to pay won't make a dent in his wallet. It probably won't even make a slight crease. He'll probably do his community work at some pristy church in some upscale neighborhood, and probation in his case does not mean a thing. Only in America are white kids allowed to commit a felony and get sentence diverges compared to those bestowed upon brown and black skin kids.

The "Fake Acorn Pimp" was instrumental in the Senate cutting off funds for an organization that helped poor people, smear and slander job that caused ACORN employees to be added to the unemployment list, a help resource for poor people to be eliminated, and attempted to wire tap a United States Senator's government office telephones. In addition, he edited a tape and presented a phony one of ACORN that caused the big mess in the first place.

Yet and still, the sentence he was given is an injustice to ACORN whose organization doors were closed. Because of his fake tape, fake hoe and pimp outfit, and a conversation that never took place, ACORN's federal funds were cut off behind lies and deception that James O'Keefe and fake hoe created. Nevertheless, he gets what is known as the traditional slap on the wrist and a chump change fine. However, us brown and black folks already knew what the verdict would be in the case of O'Keefe.

Although, this is nothing new in America if your not brown or black skinned people. O'Keefe won't get the felony label that is issued out like free tickets to the circus. We all know that had he been black or brown he would have been singing that tune they sing when baseball player hits a baseball out of the park-bye,bye baby! And some white folks wonder why black and brown people get all puff out of shape and complain about the sentencing system in the courts of America. Puleeeeeze!

3 comments:

PRIMALDATA said...

As I always say because he looks like them, he's just a wayward kid his heart was in the right place.

Yeah he destroyed peoples lives, but his heart was in the right place, he lied. I mean those people were trying to help him with legitimate issues and what did he do, he screwed them so that he could be loved by the conservative elite.

And best part about it the conservative elite tends to rule the courtrooms. A bunch of people who all think that people who look like them are losing power so they have to look out for each other.

I'd say it was a disgrace but I remember what country I live in. It's just par for the course

Black Diaspora said...

Granny, it's another great day in white America.

And to continue your baseball analogy:

"Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright,
The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,
And somewhere men are laughing, and little children shout;
But there is no joy in Mudville — mighty Casey has struck out."


Mighty Justice has struck out, but, then, she often does, when it's whites doing the pitching.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Amen Primadata! America does have a history of handling business that way.

Diaspora:

"Granny, it's another great day in white America."

It would be an even nicer great day in America if we could eliminate the words "Justus" and become a nation that really believes in justice for ALL.