Unless your Memorial Day plans included backpacking to the inner wilds of Bora Bora, you’ve doubtless heard about the little kid who managed to get into the gorilla enclosure, which cost Harambe, a 17 year old zoo-raised gorilla, his life. Since then the death of this unfortunate primate has taken precedence over just about everything. Predictably, the animal rights activists are bemoaning the fact the animal was destroyed. And just as I’m one of those cynical old racists who, when he reads about a violent crime being committed, first assumes the perp doesn’t exactly look like me, so the victim class who sees racism behind every tree, they assumed it was a white kid the Gorilla was killed to save.
There are an awful lot of people who ended up with egg on their face late Monday.
The Daily Mail revealed Facebook photos of the couple who they reported as the parents of the inquisitive little four-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla habitat Saturday, resulting in the shooting death of the gorilla in order to save the life of the child.
This happened at the Cincinnati Zoo, and one of the zoo-goers captured heart-pounding video of the boy’s life-and-death struggle with the gorilla.
Liberals and Black Lives Matter activists took to social media to call the shooting of the gorilla an act of racism — killing a gorilla to save a white kid.
The boy’s mother thanked everyone on her Facebook page for their prayers and support:
Yes, it turned out that both parents of the boy are African-American. In the initial videos, it was hard to determine the race of the child. Not that anyone other than the race-baiters would even care to do so.
Meet the boy’s mother, Michelle Gregg, 32, who has three additional children by father Deonne Dickerson, 36.
Apparently having four children is not a motivation for getting married. I suspect if they did they’d lose some of the government handouts they live on.
Criminal filings against Dickerson stretch over a decade and include burglary, firearms offences, drug trafficking, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and kidnap.
In 2006 he was sentenced to one year behind bars for a drug trafficking conviction.
But in numerous pictures posted on Dickerson’s Facebook site in recent years he appears to have turned his life around to become the proud father of four.
She has been the subject of sharp criticism following the incident that saw zoo staff shoot dead Harambe who, according to new video footage, may have been protecting rather than threatening the child after he crawled through a barrier and fell into the gorilla’s enclosure.
More outraged animal lovers took to social media declaring the western lowland gorilla’s life was unnecessarily taken, and more than 290,000 have already joined ‘Justice for Harambe’ which place the blame squarely on the boy’s parents.
Welcome to the Summer: 69 People Shot In Chicago Over Memorial Day Weekend, 6 Killed
An aspiring rapper charged for a deadly shooting at a T.I. concert in New York has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and is claiming he was the victim.
Roland (Troy Ave) Collins’ lawyer said his client should be treated like the ‘real victim’, even though there is video of him shooting at patrons during a gig at Irving Place on Wednesday. The footage also seems to show him shooting himself in the leg.
The chaos that unfolded in the middle of the event led to one man being shot dead and three others, including a 26-year-old model, being wounded.
Police say his charges could be upgraded to murder if ballistics tests confirm that he was the one who shot Ronald McPhatter dead.
Collins is being held without bail.
Online date is arrested for murder after body of woman is found in shallow grave next to her burnt-out car
Remains of Angela Russo were found buried in Maricopa, Arizona
Was missing since April 19 when she went out with Lashawn Johnson
He is behind bars and has been charged with her murder
Diana Schalow, Russo’s mother, said discovery caused ‘excruciating pain’
They said they had gone out looking many times since she vanished
The Maricopa Police Department said in a news release Sunday that officials found ‘significant evidence of foul play’ when they found Russo’s body.