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April 15, 2018

Fourteen Year Old Asking For Directions To School Shot At By Neighbor

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 10:34

I am tired of the bigotry so prevalent in parts of our country. The last two weeks I have been frustrated trying to a person to understand white privilege. This is a case of bigotry because of the assumption a black kid knocking on your door and on your doorstep is automatically assumed to be breaking in. How out of reality do you have to be to make that leap of non-logic. If a white teen had knocked on the door the reaction would have been far different based only on the skin color of the teen. This has to be acknowledged so racial bigotry can be wiped out once and for all. Thank you Xena for posting this. Hugs

We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

Jeffery Zeigler

Jeffery Zeigler is a White man of 53 years-old.  He lives in the Christian Hills subdivision of Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan.  He is a retired Detroit firefighter.  Because of his actions on Thursday, he has been arraigned on charges including assault with intent to murder and felony firearms.

On Thursday, April 12, 2018, Zeigler’s wife called 911 and reported that her husband had chased a Black male who tried breaking into their house.  Oakland County Sheriff deputies learned that a shot had been fired and found the 14-year old Brennan Walker down the street, unarmed.

Brennan told deputies that he missed his school bus.  His mother had taken away his phone so he didn’t have that to use to get directions.  He tried walking the bus route, but got lost.  He knocked on the door to Zeigler’s house.  A woman inside began yelling “why are you trying…

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7 Comments »

  1. Did you hear about the Starbucks incident this morning in Philly?

    Comment by maryplumbago — April 15, 2018 @ 11:27

    • Yes it disgusted me. Two guys waiting for a friend were arrested after the manager called the police. Why call the police on two men doing nothing wrong? They were black and the clientele was white. Same old story. Wonder if Amanda will see that white privilege is real now? Hugs

      Comment by Scottie — April 15, 2018 @ 11:29

  2. There simply are no words for these people …

    Wonder if the guy with the gun goes to church…and if he’s aware that Jesus was dark-skinned?

    Comment by Nan — April 15, 2018 @ 15:48

    • I like your question Nan. Remember when the fox news host claimed Jesus was white and that was all there was to it? She made the claim and stuck to it. Every picture I seen as a teen when in the SDA church was a white Jesus with soft brown straight hair. How crazy to not even think of that as a believer but as a teen in church school I never did. I wonder would these people change their religious views if they were shown how a man from that time and area would really look like? Hugs

      Comment by Scottie — April 15, 2018 @ 16:04

  3. Thanks for the reblog, dear friend.

    Comment by Xena — April 15, 2018 @ 17:09

  4. As a man who has seen the world I must ask, have you seen any place as bad as America at this moment? I see no place killing it’s own the way we do it, just a thought, I have a feeling we are the laughing stock of the world sometimes

    Comment by Cory Melancon — April 16, 2018 @ 11:38

    • I traveled to parts of Europe in the 1980’s. It was an enlightened time in Europe. As a US service member most places treated me with undue respect. IF we went to France back then we used civilian IDs not our military one as we were not respected there. However each country treated the people in the country as well or better than the US did. Now I knew there were countries that were horrible to their people but I did not go to them. Most were not democracies. Well I take some of that back. While stationed in West Berlin I did spend a bit of time in East Berlin and those people were miserable. They were treated as less than human by the soviet USSR.

      As to how we are seen today. You are correct the world is laughing at us. Our high moral stance is gone, our stance of promoting human rights around the world has become a joke, and we no longer promote democracy while pushing totalitarian governments to change. We have now a President who is against civil rights, admires dictators openly, and has the lowest moral standards that would make a street punk ashamed. Hugs

      Comment by Scottie — April 16, 2018 @ 11:48


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