When I saw the headline above, I could only wonder … who is Roderick Scott? Here’s the story:
In 2009, a man was asleep on his couch when he heard noises outside. He grabbed his gun, told his girlfriend to call 911, then went outside. Once there, he confronted three youths who were attempting to break into a neighbor’s vehicle.
His desire was to merely detain the three. He specifically stated it was not his intent to shoot anyone. As he approached the three, he could see that the dome light of the vehicle was on and at least one person was inside rummaging around.
From that point, things start to ramp up. “At that point, Scott testified he pulled his handgun out of the holster, and chambered a round. ‘I wanted to protect myself and I intended to,’ Scott said.” As he approached one individual, that individual began walking away. There were two still left looking through things on the inside of the vehicle.
At this point, Scott said he took the “shooter’s stance” because he said he did not know what he was up against and did not know if any of the individuals were armed.
“He told the individuals to stop, that his girlfriend had called 911, and that he had a gun. The individuals stopped, and a few seconds passed. Scott says the teens were talking, then one of them ran around the front of the truck. The other ran down the driveway toward him, screaming. Scott warned him he had a gun, then shot him.”
The shooter – Roderick Scott – was immediately arrested and charged with murder. A citizen’s grand jury recommended the lighter charge of manslaughter, which was what the prosecution went with for Scott. There was a trial and Scott was acquitted of all charges.
Cervini was an honor student who had never been in trouble or arrested for anything and whose father described as gentle. Cervini had also not laid a hand on Scott, had not even come in contact with Scott when he was gunned down.
Clearly, George Zimmerman was much more careful of Trayvon Martin’s life than Roderick Scott had been of Chris Cervini’s, yet they were both acquitted for defending themselves and only Zimmerman has been demonized … no doubt because “racial tension” goes only one way in this country and, in the Roderick case, the shooter was black and the victim was white.
Remember ANY racial tension or media brouhaha about the Roderick Scott case back in 2009?
Remember ANY Neo-Nazi Race-Baiting White Supremacists being praised by President Obama, appearing on television shows with friendly hosts, or having meetings with top Race-Baiting White Government Leaders and Justice and Liberty Loving White Hollywood Celebrities back in 2009?
Remember ANY Persons of Pallor holding vigils to honor White Martyr Chris or wearing shirts with Scott’s face and a target on them back in 2009?
Remember ANY Persons of Pallor marching, rioting, looting, setting fires or randomly attacking black people in the streets back in 2009?