July 23, 2013
Bring a rifle to the gas station in case you need to stand your ground
America lost. The only thing we've got left going for us is bangable TV news anchors, which we have in spades. I can see these stand your ground cases becoming a lot more common now that some places -- entire municipalities here in St. Louis -- don't have cops anymore.
With the proliferation of the surveillance state, which we can afford despite the fact that we can't afford cops to actually review any of this security footage, you don't have anything to worry about if it's a legit, cut and dried case of you "standing your ground."
In this clip, the guy's got an umbrella and a knife, and it looks like he does lunge forward with the knife before she pops a cap in his ass. That was enough for the old white guy interviewed, who said she probably won't be indicted. Was he someone who's actually in charge of deciding whether or not people who kill people should be charged with murder, or is he just someone's loveable old grandpa they found walking down the street? At any rate, you don't get the sense that he's concerned with the victim here (the one who died) one way or the other.
The guy had both a knife and an umbrella, and I'm wondering what the fuck he was doing with that umbrella. He couldn't have been concerned that it might start raining while he was stabbing this chick to death, because most modern gas stations have a ginormous awning covering the pumps, and everything in Texas is modern because no one lived there other than a few steers and queers until the advent of air conditioning.
This guy may have just been nuts. He's got that knife with him because he has to sleep in places where someone who was in 'Nam might try to eff you in the a. He's got that umbrella because, well, he's crazy. He was left out in the rain once as a kid, and he hasn't been quite right ever since. Nutty-ass Jay Electronica describes a similar incident in "Exhibit C." The fact that she pulled a loaded shotgun from the trunk of her car at a gas station, killed someone, instagrammed that shit and drove off into the sunset suggests to me that she's similarly insane, and that the guy may have realized this and approached her about sleeping with him on a pile of trash.
"You and me, babe. How about it?" (c) "Romeo and Juliet" by Dire Straits
If you notice, the guy who's standing nearby witnessing this, who was later interviewed by the TV news, doesn't seem at all concerned that there's both a crazy 'Nam vet with a knife and an umbrella and a woman with a shotgun in the trunk of her car, which leads me to believe that there might be more to this story than meets the eye. Who brings a loaded shotgun to the gas station to fill up? Could it be that she was worried that she might run into this guy, for some reason, or that there was some interaction preceding what the TV news is showing us on video here that led to him pulling that knife?
If you think you might have to shoot and kill someone at the gas station, make sure that anything you do that might cause someone to want to kill you, at which point you'd have to "stand your ground," is not captured on video. If not, at the very least, you might have to get a lawyer. Furthermore, and perhaps most importantly, make sure the person you kill is not someone law enforcement or the media won't be at all concerned with. If it's a CAC, and you're not a CAC, I wouldn't risk it. But if it's a black guy, I can't imagine a scenario in which it wouldn't be viewed as justifiable. Even if it's a child, it would have to be as young as Trayvon Martin was in that picture where he's still kinda cute and not a menace to society, to be put down with extreme prejudice if you can't ensure that he's just going to get something to drink. And why would he be going to a gas station anyway, at that age? I rest on your face.
Byron Crawford a/k/a Bol is the celebrated author of several books, most recently NaS Lost: A Tribute to the Little Homey.
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