By now you’ve probably heard the horrific story of Austin Harrouff, the white guy from Florida who police managed not to kill while subduing him after he murdered two people. Police say they were afraid they would hit one of the victims if they shot Harrouff, who was chewing off chunks of one of his victims’ faces when they arrived. Being a liberal blogger, I do have to stop right here for a second and ask the question, how many bullets would this kid have in him had he been black?
Yes, that may be a shitty way to have to look at this, but unfortunately, the grand scheme of things tend to matter. Here’ are some things about Harrouff you may not know:
Conservatives love to think they live on a higher moral ground because they like “Jesus Daily” on their Facebook pages. Their actions say otherwise. Republicans are well-known for hiding deviant behavior and enormous amounts of hypocrisy.
Some will say this kid simply fell victim to a bad batch of drugs, but considering that “bath salts” or “flakka” have been known to cause face-eating in Floridians before, one would think he would have been smart enough to not try them.
Others will say his color and affluence aren’t relative to the charges against him. We shall see about that, won’t we? My money says the kid gets $100K worth of lawyers who get him off on manslaughter because he either wasn’t in his right mind or was too rich to know better.
If only that were a joke.
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