Black Privilege: School Shooter Released on Just $75k Bond Thanks to the Color of His Skin
October 8, 2021 (2w ago)

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by Scott Greer

A school shooter wounded three people in a rampage at an Arlington, Texas, high school Wednesday. He spent a grand total of one day in jail before he was released on a $75,000 bond Thursday. Media outlets are sympathetically portraying him as a victim of bullying and amplifying his family’s defense. This may shock some readers. Who could be worse than a school shooter? Aren’t we supposed to keep these young monsters locked up so they don’t hurt any more kids?

But there’s something different about this school shooter from the ones you usually hear about on the news. Timothy Simpkins, the 18-year-old shooter is black. In the Globalist American Empire, that awards him privilege. No white school shooter could’ve expected such a generous treatment.

Simpkins’s defense claims he used a gun in self-defense. He allegedly grabbed a gun after the fight and unloaded it in the school. One of his victims is a 25-year-old white teacher who was shot in the back as he tried to break up the fight. He suffered a collapsed lung and broken ribs. Another victim is a 15-year-old male who remains in critical condition.

This sounds pretty indefensible, but Simpkins’s family and lawyer make the case anyway.

“I’m not trying to justify the gun that was brought, but when you’re being bullied, when there’s bullies, throughout this nation you hear of young people … committing suicide,” said family spokeswoman Carol Harrison-Lafayette. “The decision he made, taking the gun, we’re not justifying that. That was not right. But he was trying to protect himself.”

“There are numerous school shootings that have occurred across this country which are tragic. All school shootings are tragic,” Kim T. Cole, a civil rights attorney representing the family, exhorted to the press. “However, in this situation, this was not someone who was just out to go and shoot a school and had made up their mind [and said,] ‘You know hey I’m upset and I’m just going to shoot anyone I see.’”

“That was not the situation here. So I request the media correct their narrative with regard to what happened, and that you all respect the family’s privacy,” she added.

No white family could’ve gotten away with these public statements if their child did a mass shooting. They would’ve received a flood of online harassment and media denunciations. You’re not supposed to claim your kid, who just shot several people, is a lovely boy who did it to protect himself. But that rule apparently doesn’t apply to black school shooters.

It’s noteworthy the family turned to a civil rights attorney to defend Simpkins over a school shooting. Did systemic racism somehow drive him to go on a shooting spree? It’s also noteworthy that she implies this wasn’t a typical school shooting, but it actually resembles the typical mass shooting. Most mass shooters are black, according to a 2016 New York Times report, and the vast majority of them are not the work of some deranged loner murdering people at random. They’re mostly gang-related or the result of brawls—as was the case for Simpkins.

There are cases of whites who resorted to a gun to defend themselves against actual threats. Unlike Mr. Simpkins, they got the book thrown at them. Kyle Rittenhouse was hit with murder charges and a $2 million bail after he gunned down three men who attacked him during the Kenosha riot last year. You can face censorship on major tech platforms for daring to show support for that young man. Meanwhile, several people are openly supporting Simpkins on Twitter, even though there is far less evidence to support his act of violence.

Simpkins’s ridiculous defense may work in George Floyd’s America. Authorities now work hard to ensure black criminals escape justice. If Simpkins had committed this shooting in Chicago, it may have been categorized as “mutual combat” and charges would have been dropped. Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx (you might remember her from her infamous role in the Jussie Smollett hate hoax) dropped charges against gangbangers who engaged in a bloody gun battle last week under this curious legal doctrine. This could set a new legal precedent for progressive prosecutors everywhere. Just let these magical citizens shoot each other in peace.

Simpkins may also have a shot with the claim that being frightened justifies shooting. A black man in South Carolina was able to beat a murder charge in July with this defense. The man, Devon Dunham, admitted to shooting and killing 77-year-old Ernest Stevens, a retired fire chief, as the white victim sat alone in his vehicle one summer morning. The defendant simply claimed the white victim startled him and that was good enough reason for the jury to acquit.

Simpkins may still face punishment for his crimes, but he’s already received far more lenient treatment that could be expected for any other mass shooter. He was spotted partying with family as soon as he left jail. A white kid who opened fire and wounded multiple people at a school would never see the outside of a jail cell for a very long time.

That’s the definition of Black Privilege. And that’s now the norm in George Floyd’s America.

Scott M. Greer is a political commentator and the host of the Highly Respected podcast.

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Mike
12 days ago

School have a zero tolerance policy for fighting; that includes fighting back; which makes bullying an even bigger, worse problem. You fight back and you get suspended or expelled exactly like the one who started it. Schools raising boys to be girls.

Nemesis7
12 days ago

Inexcusable. He should be in a locked psych ward if not jail

Joe
12 days ago

I know of many of my conservative friends that if in the same situation, as an adult, they wouldn’t hesitate to pull their firearm to defend themselves. We all saw the video of the beating the kid was receiving and after knowing no one was going to help him, he defended himself, just like the rest of us would do. Bringing race into this was being racist, in my opinion.

William Wall
12 days ago

It will now be incumbent on defense counsel to prove that each of the victims was in some way directly responsible for bullying the shooter. No nexus, no self-defense.

yu
12 days ago

Kyle Rittenhouse only shot the people who attacked and pursued him. Simpkins mostly shot people unrelated to his bullying after his bullies let him off.

The bullying story is likely untrue as well.

KenyanFBI
12 days ago

The Chocolate Shield!

BuddSmith
12 days ago

This young man has been traumatized by slavery, Jim Crow, systemic racism and the situation in the Sudan. He needs counseling, not more oppression.

Oliver Clozoff
12 days ago

Yet 1/6 protesters are still being held in solitary confinement without bail.

interesting
12 days ago

Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were bullied too.

Although while searching their names that reality is now being retold as something totally different.

Matt Buckalew
12 days ago

Lol Scott sucked off richard hannia so hard only to have Richard come in and mog all over him on Twitter. Guess supporting Dave Chapelle ain’t the only
IQ tests for conservatives.

Thursday Reader
12 days ago

Are you all retarded? Prove he was bullied? WTF? Since when is being bullied evidence of justifiable homicide? You must have a reasonable belief that your life is in danger. He went to get the gun AFTER the altercation was over. Compare the white man with the black eye standing up for his gf outside a club now facing a murder charge. If you can’t see the racial double standard when it comes to justice in America you are either clueless beyond help or a paid zogbot shill.

RayCaruso
12 days ago

Wait a minute. That’s the conservative paradise of Texas! Could it be that liberalism has rotted the whole country, not just some states?

Alex
12 days ago

“Magical citizens” lol

Paul
12 days ago

If this would have been reversed they would be burning buildings and stealing right now.

NobodySAIDboo
12 days ago

send in more Mexican gangs,the blacks will run away.

Harry Schneider
11 days ago

who in their right mind would post 75000.- bond for a black hoodlum ?

Sallie Ann
11 days ago

Pandering to the black gangbangers much? This jerk needs to spend a lot of time behind bars….not just a few hours. He needs to learn how to live in a civilized society and not one where he is allowed to do horrible things with ZERO punishment. Time to grow up and face reality. Actions DO have consequences and you’re gonna learn that the hard way… in prison for a long time.

BobPhD
11 days ago

This is engineered racism, Affirmative Action with the right to comment crimes.

Mark Belk
11 days ago

It is very simple, blacks, followed by Feminists and Sodomites, are the communist’s number one tool to subvert this nation.
We have let this assault on our Liberties and the constitution go on so long that ONLY armed revolution will correct the Marxist assault on the US and the world. I believe it is called Armageddon in the Bible.
It is either that or world slavery!

Rick
11 days ago

Black Privilege, when the thin skinned black body accuses another of “White Privilege” They are really just delouse of what they perceive through their black glasses of racism. They are actually the ones who are racists, and seek privilege beyond that of their country men.

Tom
10 days ago

Greer wants to make this a racial issue instead of what it really is: self-defense against a major, repeated beat-down by a group of violent people. Doesn’t make any difference what race. What matters is that he was in jeopardy of serious injury by a violent group that had accosted him (again), and was fully entitled to exercise reasonable self-defense.

Richard Kennedy
10 days ago

I’m sorry, if the parents were aware of all this then why weren’t they taking action? This kid shot 4 people. He should be in jail. No sympathy.

Bryan Leed
6 days ago

great reporting!

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