It took me 2+ hours of searching the tubes this morning to find something appropriate for this week's WTF Wednesday post. I never thought I'd see the day when it would be so hard to find something ridiculous.
A firearms instructor has died after he was shot by a nine-year-old girl when she fired an Uzi at a shooting range in the Arizona desert.
Mohave County Sheriff Jim McCabe told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Vacca was standing next to the girl when she pulled the trigger. The gun recoiled and it went over her head.
Arizona law prohibits minors from possessing a firearm unless they are accompanied by a parent, guardian or an instructor, among other exceptions. Deputies said the 9-year-old girl was at the shooting range with her parents.
Happily, the gun instructor is dead and the little girl is fine (physically, at least). In a just world, the parents would be charged with and convicted of negligent homicide and imprisoned. But this isn't a just world, as you might have noticed.
Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, will soon be the receipient of hundreds of thousands of dollars. He's on paid administrative leave so he shouldn't have any problems paying his ongoing bills and won't the City of Ferguson provide him with an attorney?
Regardless, his racist supporters have started a GoFundMe campaign and since Monday have raised more than $207,000.
My wingnut cousin posted Ted Nugent's status update on her Facebook page this morning. It is supposed to be a list of whites murdered by blacks since June 1 that didn't make the national news.
Yup. If you have a pea-sized brain you can clearly see that this is exactly the same as a black teen shot down in the street by a police officer for jaywalking.
If you use your google-fu you'll discover that of the 31 names listed, 3 of them didn't die (2 were stabbed and survived and 1 was a purse snatching), 10 are questionable because the victims were found dead without a smoking gun or bloody knife held by the suspect, and in 2 cases the race/ethnicity was wrong. One victim was black, not white and in another the suspects were Hispanic, not black.
In one of the questionable cases, the victim was a 97-year old man and the witness was his 94-year old wife. The crime? Home invasion in the middle of the night.
Other questionable cases include a motorcyclist found dead on the road at 1:55 am and only later was a bullet discovered in his body; a man found shot to death in his own driveway; a man found dead in the street in the early morning hours; and a couple were drug deals gone bad. Some of these murders took place during business robberies and one was due to domestic violence.
So yeah, these are JUST LIKE WHAT HAPPENED TO MICHAEL BROWN AND TRAYVON MARTIN.
My cousin really needs to have a heart-to-heart talk with her son-in-law, who is .... wait for it .... black! If Eric Holder, as a grown man, can be stopped for running down the street on his way to see a movie, then you know her SIL has been accused of doing *something* in his lifetime, when in fact he was just minding his own business.