The Second Law of Black Crime According to Black People
Jan 19th, 2012 by Unamused
Our ongoing series Black Crime According to Black People explores the unique principles that govern how blacks react to black crime, which is very different from how they react to non-black crime and how whites react to any sort of crime.
These should not be confused with Unamusement Park’s Laws of Race and Crime:
- There is no significant bias against black people in the justice system.
- The news media are biased in favor of black people.
- Black people are more criminal than white people.
We emphasize that the Laws of Race and Crime describe and explain the reality of race and crime, whereas the Laws of Black Crime According to Black People describe and explain black people’s reactions to black crime. (To be precise: how the reactions to black crime of a large percentage of black people differ from their reactions to non-black crime and from the reactions of most white people to any sort of crime.)
Last time, we covered the First Law of Black Crime According to Black People: Police Be Racis’. This law holds that the entire justice system — police, prosecutors, judges, juries and all — is hopelessly, utterly biased against all black people, even though that makes absolutely no sense.
Today, we present the Second Law of Black Crime According to Black People. (It too makes absolutely no sense.) If you have any examples of the second law in action, feel free to leave a comment.
Second Law: More to the Story
The More to the Story law holds that any time a black person commits or is accused of a crime, there must be — can you guess? — more to the story. However horrific the crime and however obvious the black person’s guilt, there simply must be some mitigating factor — some missing piece of evidence, some fresh perspective — to justify or at least excuse what happened. The criminal may not be the hero of the story, but he is certainly among the victims — provided he is black.
It is not necessary to actually provide such a mitigating factor, even (perhaps especially) if its existence is implausible or indeed inconceivable to the rational mind. Still, it may be helpful to fabricate one.
We take as an example the murder of Hester Scott, a black veteran of the Chicago Police Department, by her adopted grandson, Keshawn Perkins, also black (Daily Mail, Nov. 7, 2011).
A veteran police officer, 55, was beaten and stabbed to death by her 15-year-old grandson after she came home to find he had skipped school, prosecutors said.
Keshawn Perkins was so incensed at being shouted out by Hester Scott, who was on the Chicago force for 25 years, that he ‘hit her with the lamp until she shut up’ then stabbed her repeatedly with two kitchen knives, it is alleged.
The ninth grade student, who had been adopted by his grandmother, wrapped her dead body in a blanket and dumped her in a backyard sewer trap before fleeing with her purse, a court was told.
We may observe the Second Law in action at MediaTakeout.com (link not recommended). Here are a few comments from their article on the murder.
Theres another side to this story i can feel it!
At this point, we should recall the passages I highlighted in that Daily Mail article: “beaten and stabbed to death by her 15-year-old grandson… so incensed at being shouted out [for skipping school]… ‘hit her with the lamp until she shut up’ then stabbed her repeatedly with two kitchen knives… wrapped her dead body in a blanket and dumped her in a backyard sewer trap before fleeing with her purse.”
That comment again:
Theres another side to this story i can feel it!
Can you feel it too?
yall need to take this post down, unless yall are willing to post the entire story
It’s always more to a story than what is initially reported to the public
people focus on how ‘grateful’ the orphan should be for being taken in
If by gratitude the commenter means not beating her with a lamp and stabbing her with a couple of kitchen knives until she dies, then robbing her corpse before dumping it in a sewer, then yes, I think the orphan should have exhibited more gratitude toward his adoptive grandmother. But maybe I’m focusing too much on the beating/stabbing/corpse-robbing/sewer-dumping angle.
Is only 1 side to the store who knows history between 2 people we should stop getting into we know the facts
“Since I broke up with Stacy, all our friends are taking her side, but they don’t know the facts. They haven’t heard my side of the story. You need to understand the history between two people, y’know?”
“Tell me about it. I stole my grandmother’s purse, which sounds bad, right?”
“See, but you don’t know the history between us.”
“Okay, I guess I can see —”
“Oh, and I beat her head in with a lamp, stabbed her a whole bunch of times and pushed her down a sewer trap. I should have probably led with that… Still, couldn’t be helped. History and stuff, y’know? Hey, is Stacy seeing anyone now?”
Just one more:
but while yall talkin do yall kno she was a cop that abused him nd broke his arm nd gave him black eyes no yall dnt yall dnt care at all what yall say aint no black child finna jus up nd kill somebody 4 getting yelled at nd yall kno dat if more people did research on him they would have known that yall dnt kno what yall talkin bout he was a good kid nd nice lookin they wanna get 1 of his bad pics man yall can quit it like 4 real every child go threw sum no matta what it is.. she used 2 beat him 4 no reason he was terrified of her until he couldnt take no more. THE THINGS BLACK PEOPLE SAY IS JUS SHAMEFUL REAL TALK
Allow me to translate.
But while you all talking do you all know she was a cop that abused him and broke his arm and gave him black eyes?
PO Scott was cleared of those charges by DCFS investigators.
No. You all don’t. You all don’t care at all what you all say. Ain’t no black child gonna just up and kill somebody for getting yelled at and you all know that.
I assure you, we all do not “know that,” and until quite recently, neither did anyone else.
If more people did research on him they would have known that you all don’t know what you all are talking about. He was a good kid and nice looking. They want to get one of his bad pictures.
More on that later.
Man, you all can quit it. Like, for real, every child go through some no matter what it is. She used to beat him for no reason. He was terrified of her until he couldn’t take no more. THE THINGS BLACK PEOPLE SAY IS JUST SHAMEFUL. REAL TALK.
Again, it is not necessary to actually provide the supposed mitigating factor, but it may be helpful to fabricate one, as in the sad case of Hester Scott and Keshawn Perkins. Either way, one thing is certain: when the perpetrator’s black, there’s always More to the Story.
And that’s the Second Law of Black Crime According to Black People.