Wondering What White Privilege Looks Like?

Filed in National by on October 27, 2016

Via TPM:

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -The leaders of an armed group that took over a national wildlife refuge in rural Oregon have been found not guilty of conspiracy and possession of firearms at a federal facility.

A jury on Thursday exonerated brothers Ammon and Ryan Bundy and five others of conspiring to impede federal workers from their jobs at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Some of the defendants also were charged with possession of firearms at a federal facility and were acquitted on that count as well.

Here’s two comments from the post:

1. “So African-American patriots aggrieved about the criminal justice system are presumably now free to head over to Oregon and occupy a federal courthouse for several weeks while armed to the teeth with AR-47s and that will be legal too, right?

There’s one law for armed white people seizing our federal land, and another law for unarmed black people walking down their street. It makes me sick.”

2.”Imagine how the Native Americans at Standing Rock feel. If they loaded up on weapons and occupied a government building how lone would they last?”

I’m speechless.

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  1. Jason330 says:

    Can a lawyer tell me..How in the world could a prosecutor fuck up this bad?

  2. AQC says:

    Ridiculous!

  3. pandora says:

    I’m not sure the prosecutor messed up. Jury nullification?

  4. kavips says:

    Jury intimidation?

  5. Brian says:

    Any word on the demographic makeup of the jury?

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  7. anonymous says:

    Why do they call it the Just Us system again?

  8. Prop Joe says:

    “I believe that there will ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those that do the oppressing. I believe that there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice and equality for everyone and those who want to continue the systems of exploitation.”

    I’m sure the ratio of “unarmed black males shot to death by police” to “acquitted white, armed, militia member seizing federal lands” is something in the neighborhood of 50-1? I don’t even know if that makes sense… Feeling so fed up with the Just Us system in America.