John Derbyshire Was Right: Mike Ainsworth Memorial Edition
Apr 30th, 2012 by Unamused
(10h) Do not act the Good Samaritan to blacks in apparent distress, e.g., on the highway.
As this series lurches forward, bear in mind that I am not looking up stories of Black people attacking Good Samaritans. I’m looking up stories of people attacking Good Samaritans.
Not why Derbyshire was right
Our next story, from January of this year, is actually not a reason not to “act the Good Samaritan to blacks in apparent distress.” It’s just a story that needs to be told, about a man who was murdered in front of his kids, at seven o’clock in the morning, in his peaceful little neighborhood, while trying to save a woman from a violent criminal.
A story about human lives, and why some are worth more than others.
From the Algiers Point neighborhood (67% White, 25% Black) in New Orleans (67% Black, 27% White): “Loved ones and neighbors mourn loss of murdered Good Samaritan” (January 25, 2012, with video).
Bill Ainsworth describes his brother, Mike [White], as a loving father — a man who often put others first.
“He was a really good person all the way around,” Ainsworth said. “(He was) a Christian, helped anybody in any way possible.”
Wednesday, that selflessness cost 44-year-old Harry “Mike” Ainsworth his life, as he rushed to the aid of a woman [presumably White] who was being carjacked.
Police said the attacker managed to get inside the woman’s car, and, when Ainsworth jumped onto the hood of the vehicle to intervene, the suspect opened fire.
It all happened with Mike’s two sons looking on.
It’s a loss for the entire Algiers Point neighborhood, where Ainsworth was well-known as a construction worker, a great friend and an all-around nice guy.
“Always happy, hard working man, always had his two children with him, a very doting father. You saw the man, you saw the two boys. It’s just horrible. Horrible,” said neighbor Amy Duplessis. “Out of anybody it could’ve happened to, for it to happen to a man like that, it’s just devastating.”
Family members said Ainsworth leaves behind his two boys, his girlfriend, who is also the boys’ mother, and a daughter who lives in Florida.
“They loved their dad and their dad loved them. That was his world, his family,” said an emotional Bill Ainsworth. “I don’t know what I’m gonna do without him.”
So who was behind this “carjacking gone wrong” — at seven o’clock on a Wednesday morning, in this “usually safe neighborhood” (WWL)?
A month later, they caught the guy: 17-year-old Kendall Harrison (“Suspect arrested in murder of Algiers Good Samaritan”, February 28, 2012, with video).
Police have arrested a suspect in the murder of Harry “Mike” Ainsworth who was killed in January when he attempted to stop a carjacking in Algiers Point.
Police arrested a 17-year-old suspect, Kendall Harrison [Black, obviously], announced Superintendent Ronal Serpas. Harrison will booked on a first-degree murder charge.
Serpas said Harrison was taken into custody without incident. He credited several tips from citizens in the apprehension of Harrison, saying that some of the tips identified Harrison by name. DNA was also used to link Harrison to the incident, according to Serpas.
Ainsworth’s murder capped a particularly bloody month in New Orleans and sparked outrage and an outpouring of support from residents, as the brazen, daylight murder became of a symbol of the escalation in violence throughout the city.
The count so far:
- assault and carjacking of a young woman by two 14-year-old Black girls “in apparent distress”
- carjacking and robbery at gunpoint of a young couple by a Black male “in apparent distress”
- robbery at gunpoint of a middle-aged man by a Black male “in apparent distress”
- murder by stomping of an elderly man by a Black couple “in apparent distress”
- murder by stabbing of a middle-aged man by a young Black woman “in apparent distress”
- murder by shooting of a White father of three trying to save a woman in (actual) distress, the perpetrator of both those crimes being the same 17-year-old Black male
On second thought, I’m pretty sure leftist scum (and, frankly, more than a few Black people) would actually consider carjacking a sign of “apparent distress” on the part of the perpetrator, as long as he or she was Black.
Did I say “perpetrator”? I meant to say “poor innocent victim of institutional racism and White privilege.” Then by leftist logic (not to mention Black racialist reasoning), Mike Ainsworth, the Good Samaritan, would actually be the bad guy in this story.
What a wacky world we live in.