Opinion: Criminal Justice in Black and White – American Renaissance

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“Criminal justice was originally intended to protect society from the lawbreaker. By the time the Warren Court had finished with it, its chief function was to protect the lawbreaker from society. Needless to say, the Court’s exaggerated magnification of criminal rights worked directly to the advantage of minorities that shelter criminal castes within their ranks.”

Wilmot Robertson wrote these words over 50 years ago in The Dispossessed Majority. They still ring true today. Black crime — already high — has increased since de-policing and the 2014 “Ferguson Effect.” In 2022, blacks accounted for at least 60.4 percent of all murders in the US despite being only 13 percent of the population. Combined with the growing anti-white nature of all institutions in the United States, this is having an impact on race and criminal justice. Blacks are increasingly above the law while whites and other non-blacks are paying the price.

The most egregious example of this failure of our criminal justice system involves blacks attacking whites — often the elderly or children — and receiving little or no punishment. The following are just some of the cases from the past few years:

    • Devon Dontray Dunham was found not guilty of murder in the shooting death of a white volunteer fire chief, Ernest Martin Stevens, 77, in Hardeeville, South Carolina, in August 2017 despite his confession and 19 witnesses taking the stand against him. Mr. Dunham attempted to carjack Mr. Stevens, who simply tried to drive away.
    • Jadon Hayden, a 20-year-old black man, recorded himself beating an elderly white veteran, Norman Bledsoe, 75, in a Detroit nursing home in May 2020. Mr. Bledsoe died two months after the attack. The case was dismissed, as Mr. Hayden was found incompetent to stand trial.
    • An unidentified black woman shot and killed an off-duty white firefighter, Anthony Santi, while he was fighting with her boyfriend, Ja’Von Taylor, outside a convenience store in Kansas City in October 2022. She was not charged with murder, however. The altercation ensued after Mr. Taylor had been harassing a clerk inside the store and Mr. Santi intervened. Court documents showed that Mr. Taylor pulled a gun once the two men were outside, and then started fighting over the weapon, causing it to fall to the ground. The woman then picked up the gun and shot Mr. Santi. Prosecutors ruled it was a case of self-defense.
    • A black man, Stephen Spencer, shot and killed an unarmed white man, Christopher Williams, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in July 2017. The shooting occurred during a confrontation outside a bar after another man allegedly refused to shake Spencer’s hand because of his race following a dispute over a game of pool. Mr. Spencer was acquitted.
    • Former Wake Forest basketball assistant coach Jamill Jones, a black man, killed a white man he accused of smashing one of his SUV’s windows in Queens, New York, in August 2018. Sandor Szabo was leaving his sister’s wedding and may have believed that the SUV Jones was in was an Uber he had requested. Mr. Jones punched the victim, causing him to hit his head on the concrete and fall into a coma. There was no evidence presented that connected Mr. Szabo to smashing the window, the SUV was never examined by police, and Mr. Szabo’s hands were found to be unscathed during the autopsy. The judge in the case, Joanne B. Watters, let Mr. Jones off without any jail time, citing the “the positive impact Mr. Jones has had on his community.”
    • Black Chicago police officer Melvina Bogard was acquitted of felony battery charges in the shooting of an unarmed white man at a Chicago train station in February 2020. Officer Bogard attempted to arrest Ariel Roman for illegally moving between train cars at a Chicago Red Line stop. Mr. Roman resisted arrest, so the officers deployed their tasers. He remained on his feet, so Officer Bogard shot Mr. Roman in the stomach at point-blank range. She then shot him again in the back as he tried to flee.
    • Two black siblings, 15 and 16, may have been playing the knockout game when they approached 59-year old John Marvin Weed and asked him for a dollar at the Great Frederick Fair in Maryland. When he refused, one of the brothers sucker-punched Mr. Weed. They continued to punch him repeatedly in the head during the assault, leaving the victim unresponsive. One of the blacks then spit on the victim as he lay unconscious. Mr. Weed later died from the attack. Though Frederick County Sheriff Charles Jenkins thought it was a hate crime, the two attackers were given probation and ordered to complete anger management courses.
    • Black Virginia Tech football player Isimemen Etute killed a white transsexual in Blacksburg, Virginia, whom he had met on a dating app in May 2021. Mr. Etute said he was initially unaware he was sleeping with a transsexual. Upon finding out, Mr. Etute beat Mr. Smith to death. Mr. Etute claimed self-defense, as he claimed he had believed Mr. Smith might be reaching for a knife during the attack. A jury found him not guilty of all charges.
    • A 27-year-old black man who was working at a Dunkin’ Donuts in Tampa, Florida, attacked an elderly white customer who had complained about his service and allegedly used a racial slur against him in May 2021. Corey Pujols struck 77-year-old Vonelle Cook, causing him to hit his head on the floor. He died three days later after suffering a skull fracture and brain contusions. Mr. Pujols was sentenced to two years of house arrest after pleading guilty to felony battery.
    • Ethan Liming, a 17-year-old from Akron, Ohio, squirted a water gun at a group of blacks as part of a TikTok challenge in June 2022. He was accompanied by two black friends. The blacks who had been squirted then beat and stomped Mr. Liming to death. Police originally charged three of the black attackers with murder, but a grand jury indicted the trio on lesser charges. According to Bill Liming, the victim’s father, when he asked the prosecutor if race was a factor in how the case was being handled, he confirmed that it was. Mr. Liming added that he has “received emails celebrating the fact that [his] son’s head was crushed like a watermelon and laughing how his chest was stomped, and [he has] been called a white moron.”Ethan Liming
    • Tessa Majors was an 18-year-old white student at Barnard College in New York. Three blacks ranging in age from 13 to 14 attempted to steal her iPhone while she was walking through a New York City park in December 2019. Miss Majors fought back and was beaten and stabbed repeatedly by the attackers. She ran away, but later collapsed and died. One attacker, Rashaun Weaver, was given the minimum sentence of 14 years in prison. Another attacker was sentenced to 18 months in the custody of the Administration for Children’s Services.

Unlike the attacks listed above, the killing of Ashli Babbitt received national news coverage and generated some outrage. A black Capitol police officer shot the unarmed white woman at the January 6, 2021 protests inside the Capitol. He was not charged with any crime. Ashli Babbitt may not have been the only white murdered by a black cop that day.

Whites are not the only victims of black favoritism in the justice system. As the US becomes increasingly non-white, Asians, Hispanics, and others who are victimized by blacks are likewise not receiving justice.

A 66-year-old Pakistani immigrant who worked as an Uber Eats driver in Washington, DC, was carjacked by two black teenagers with a stun gun in March 2021. He died after being thrown from his car as the teenagers drove off. The girls, 13 and 14 at the time of the crime, were sentenced to a youth detention facility and must be released on their 21st birthdays.

A black man who attacked and killed a 58-year-old Asian woman in New York in July 2021 will serve only one to three years for the murder. An Asian-American media outlet reported, “Alvin Bragg is the first African-American Manhattan District Attorney and plans on fighting for a change. Apparently, one of those changes is helping his brothers and sisters beat the rap when it comes to murdering innocent Asian-Americans.”

While blacks getting little or no punishment for murder is the US criminal justice system’s most serious failing, this racial favoritism extends to other crimes as well:

    • A white track athlete in Kissimmee, Florida was sucker-punched from behind by a black runner during a race in March 2022 in front of dozens of onlookers. The family of the victim wanted to press charges, but deputies threatened to arrest their son if they did so.
    • A jury ruled that actor Bill Cosby sexually assaulted then-16-year-old Judy Huth in 1975, when she was 16 years old. But when the verdict was read, no punitive damages were awarded. One article notes that “Cosby’s spokesperson, Andrew Wyatt, smiled in the gallery and his lawyers were gleeful as they exited the courtroom.”
    • Quintez Brown, a black activist in Louisville, Kentucky, shot at a white mayoral candidate in February 2022. He was released on $100,000 bond posted by a local Black Lives Matter chapter. A lawyer for Mr. Brown claimed “this is not a hate crime — it is a mental health case.”
    • FOX News meteorologist Alan Klotz was beaten by a group of blacks when he tried to stop them from harassing another passenger on a Manhattan subway in January. “I was like, ‘Yo, guys, cut that out.’ And they decided, ‘All right, if he’s not going to get it, you’re going to get it.’ And boy did they give it to me. They had me on the ground. My ribs are all bruised up, too.” Police seized three attackers — ages 15 to 17 — but did not charge them with any crimes due to their age and the fact that the crime involved is a misdemeanor​.

Criminal justice reform and race

The push for “criminal justice reform” seems to be bipartisan, with both parties eager to reduce criminals’ sentences. President Trump signed legislation on this issue in 2018, perhaps in the hope of winning a greater percentage of the black vote. The “First Step Act” passed the Senate by a vote of 87-12 and reduced the mandatory minimum sentences for serious drug crimes, allowing more criminals to serve their sentences in halfway houses or under home confinement. It also reduced the “three strikes” penalty for drug felons.

Lenient sentencing puts many dangerous criminals back out on the streets, however. Here are just a few instances of career criminals who should be behind bars, but who were left free to commit more crimes — including murder — against whites and others:

    • Willie Collins, a black man, was a career criminal with 15 prior arrests when he appeared before North Las Vegas Justice Court Judge Kalani Hoo in September 2021 for a pre-trial hearing on a robbery charge. Though warned that Mr. Collins was a high-risk offender and a flight risk, Judge Hoo set his bail at $1,500 and allowed him to be released on house arrest with a GPS ankle monitor. He abducted and molested a 14-year-old boy in February 2022. He admitted to targeting his victim because he is white. Mr. Collins had prior convictions for child molestation. One of his victims was a special needs child.
    • Darriynn Brown, a black man, was seen on video kidnapping 4-year-old Cash Gernon from his Dallas home in May 2022. Cash was later found dead in a puddle of blood from multiple stab wounds. Mr. Brown was often seen walking around the Dallas neighborhood where the killing took place. Neighbors said they called police several times but never received any response. Mr. Brown was not behind bars despite facing charges of burglary and injury to the elderly from an incident in February 2021.
    • Graduate student Brianna Kupfer was brutally slain at her job at a luxury furniture store in Los Angeles in January 2022. Shawn Laval Smith, a black man, stabbed her to death while she was working alone in the store. The victim had just texted a friend that a man in the store was “giving her a bad vibe.” Mr. Smith was free on a $50,000 bond in Charleston, South Carolina, in relation to a November 2019 arrest on suspicion of firing a weapon into an occupied vehicle. He had dozens of previous arrests, including for assault with a deadly weapon, unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon, assaulting a police officer, trespassing, possession of a stolen vehicle, and misdemeanors for larceny and possession of stolen goods.
    • Semmie Lee Williams, Jr., a black “homeless drifter,” killed a 14-year-old boy in Miami who had gone for a ride on his bike, stabbing Ryan Rogers and leaving his body under an overpass. Mr. Williams had a lengthy arrest record, including for crimes such as battery of a person 65 or older, domestic violence, aggravated assault with strangulation, and carrying a concealed electric weapon.
    • Latif Williams, a black man, shot and killed Temple University student Samuel Collington during a botched carjacking in November 2021 near the campus. Only three months prior, Mr. Williams had been charged with aggravated assault and robbery in relation to another carjacking, but Municipal Court Judge Joffie C. Pittman III had allowed Williams’ release on unsecured bail, followed by house arrest.
    • Daisey “Jupiter” Paulsen, 14, was found bloodied and unconscious by police after being left for dead at a strip mall in Fargo, North Dakota. She had been choked, beaten, and stabbed more than 20 times while she was skateboarding. Arthur Prince Kollie, a black man, was arrested after he was spotted by a passerby standing over his victim. Mr. Kollie was on probation for assaulting a police officer at the time of the attack. He had also pleaded guilty to discharging a firearm within city limits, possessing a firearm as a felon, and possessing drug paraphernalia, for which he was sentenced to 18 months of supervised release and 27 days in jail.
    • An 18-year-old black woman shot and killed an off-duty white police officer during an attempted carjacking in Cleveland. Tamara McLoyd had been sentenced to three to four years in prison several months earlier, but the court had ruled that she didn’t have to serve time as long as she stayed out of trouble during a five-year probation period. She was also wanted for an armed robbery charge at the time of the murder. According to a local news station, she had a rap sheet that was eight pages long.
    • A career criminal with more than 100 arrests to his name shoved a 92-year-old woman into a Manhattan fire hydrant. The unprovoked attack caused the victim, identified only as Geraldine, to hit her head, and left her too scared to walk alone in her own neighborhood. Her attacker, a black man named Rashid Brimmage, had been arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance, assault, and attempted assault only months before the attack.
    • A black man, Isaiah Thompson, was filmed pushing a white woman head-first into a subway car in New York City in October 2019. He had been arrested at least 18 times before for other crimes.

Soft anti-crime policies come back to haunt black criminals in some cases. A white or Hispanic customer at a Mexican restaurant in Houston shot a black robber, Eric Washington, dead as he was in the process of mugging customers in January. The shooter returned the items Mr. Washington had stolen to the victims before leaving. Mr. Washington had been convicted of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon in 2015 and sentenced to 15 years in prison for the fatal shooting of an elderly man, but was released on parole in 2021 after serving less than half of his sentence.

Conservative commentator Matt Walsh has seemingly awakened to realities of race over the past few years. He summed up the feelings of many regarding this incident:


As has been documented at American Renaissance, the criminal justice system accords a different standard to whites accused of crimes against blacks — even if they are merely defending themselves. Of course, the United States is not the only nation that excuses anti-white violence by favored groups:

What can be done?

Black crime has always been a feature of American life. Even Abraham Lincoln recounted an experience fighting off black criminals as a young man in 1828. But crime in general — and black crime in particular — exploded in the 1960s when the legal system shifted its focus from protecting citizens to protecting criminals. Writing in the 1996 edition of The Dispossessed Majority, Wilmot Robertson noted that the US experienced over 23,000 murders in 1993. This was more than the casualty rates of some full-scale wars. He also described the racial dimensions of American crime: “What we really have is a simmering race war between the blacks and whites, with the former taking the offensive and the latter putting up a largely unsuccessful defense.”

But even as he was writing those words, a political solution was being implemented that helped drastically reduce crime in the US. Now known as the 1994 Crime Bill, the 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act included a “three strikes” mandatory life sentence for repeat offenders, money to hire 100,000 new police officers, billions in funding for prisons, and the expansion of the death penalty. Crime, which had hit a high in 1993, was greatly reduced until 2014, when police started to be blamed for the deaths of black criminals. This is when calls to abolish the police began, and crime started increasing again.

There no longer seems to be much enthusiasm for tough anti-crime policies in either political party. Republicans are using their control of the House of Representatives to prioritize “diversity and inclusion.” As I am writing this article, the all-Democrat council of the District of Columbia voted 12-1 to reduce sentences for carjackings, robberies, and gun-related felonies in the nation’s capital. President Trump even campaigned against Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election for supporting the 1994 Crime Bill:

Leftist control of the criminal justice system, particularly with regard to local prosecutors, means blacks getting little-to-no punishment for crimes against whites. It may be something we should expect for the foreseeable future:

This bias in the criminal justice system also applies to political ideology. Reporter Andy Ngo documented numerous instances of antifa supporters getting away with little-to-no punishment for their crimes — including murder.

Future leaders of the criminal justice system could be even worse.

Some commentators point out that most whites can still live a decent life despite the realities of black-on-white crime and the US criminal justice system’s priorities. But for how long?

Lack of punishment for black-on-white crimes may be one of those issues — such as homeless camps, mass immigration, affirmative action, the taking down of white statues, and loss of free speech — that whites are forced to live with. Still, the massive injustice of black violence — often committed against white children and the elderly — going unpunished should at least have the potential to galvanize some reaction. Is there a political leader out there willing to take up this issue? At the very least it should remind us that the United States is no longer our nation and that we must eventually find some way to separate from it.


2 thoughts on “Opinion: Criminal Justice in Black and White – American Renaissance”

  1. Pingback: Opinion: Criminal Justice in Black and White – American Renaissance | The Proud Asian

  2. Too long an article with a common theme. The piece would increase the hatred of racial crime but offered no solutions; only collective problems.
    I believe, the created welfare culture has created much of the out of control violent behavior by driving the man out of the home as a condition for “temporary” help. No effort is given to require the male who impregnates a young female to marry and support the child.
    The black and brown inner cities changed when racism was challenged in the 1960’s and responsible persons left for the safer suburbs’. Without good role models who were politically active, cities were ruled by people of bad character and so it continues with Marxist influence increasing the injustice and despair. Now we have national support for destroying true justice as Democrat socialists (Marxist) proceed to destroy the traditional American culture of justice and opportunity for all regardless of race.

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