CAIR finds it “difficult to imagine a black man… being found not guilty or receiving the breaks that Kyle Rittenhouse received during the trial.” Let’s help them, shall we?
· · Nov 22, 2021 ·

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, is dedicated to promoting "a positive image of Islam and Muslims in America," and what better way to do that than to needlessly inflame racial tensions by issuing verifiably false statements.

"Although we respect the jury process and accept the jury‘s decision,...

Translation: "We don't." is difficult to imagine a black or Muslim defendant in the same circumstances being found not guilty or receiving the breaks that Kyle Rittenhouse received during the trial.

Difficult to imagine for them, I guess.

Difficult to sit at a computer for five minutes and Google it?

Not so much (we'll get to that in a moment).

"If our justice system is going to repeatedly give every break, benefit of the doubt, and legal protection to white defendants, people of color and other minorities must receive the same."

Yes, they do.

Regardless, this was a common sentiment among the Left.

For the counterargument – and by "counterargument," I mean "recitation of facts" – we turn to Amy Swearer, Legal Fellow for the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies.

The entire threads are worth a read, but permit me to highlight just a few examples.

Apparently, there is so much white privilege to spare in our justice system that the black Andrew Coffee IV managed to use some for himself.

Andrew Coffee was found not guilty on all counts of murder and attempted first degree murder Friday.

Coffee is accused of firing at Indian River County Sheriff's Deputies during an early morning drug raid at his home back in 2017.

His girlfriend, Alteria Woods was caught in the crossfire, shot 10 times and later died. Coffee was charged with the murder of Woods after a grand jury exonerated two law enforcement officers for her death.

The defense said Coffee was asleep and thought the flash-bang was gunfire so he fired his gun because he thought he was under attack.

Not only did Coffee exercise his right to self-defense during what he thought was a home invasion, he exercised his right of self-defense by shooting at police officers who had argued they were acting lawfully. Coffee is still in trouble over a gun charge since he is a parolee, but he got out of the murder charges arguing that he acted in self-defense.

A similar example:

A St. Paul man has been acquitted on all charges in a jury trial stemming from an incident where he shot at Minneapolis police officers in self-defense last summer.

That one is worth a read if only to remind ourselves that police officers are no more uniformly good and honorable than are humans in general.

Just a few more.

Oh, what the heck, some more:

I'm still on single digit pages of a basic Google search.

In all, Swearer provides over four dozen examples.

Could she have found more? Well, a little later she notes:

I'm bored tonight and Google is endless...

Oh, and just for some balance, sometimes white people get convicted even though they had a strong argument for self-defense.

Maybe he wasn't white enough.

Why is this important to point out?

As Swearer puts it:

Oh man, the amount of goalpost moving happening in response to this tweet is FUN. Like I'm very glad *you, specifically* have more nuanced arguments than "this never happens for black defendants" but let me tell you a lot of well-followed Twitter blue checks absolutely don't.

Our justice system is no more perfect than any institution created and run by human beings, but it's really not that "difficult to imagine" a black man being able to exercise his natural right to self-defense since it happens all the time.

Well, unless your grift depends on it.


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