By Mick “Spin” Dumdell
Today was quite a day for whining white people to throw their little tantrums in front of the Senate. The occasion was a hearing about the sanctuary cities. Breitbart has a good recap of the histrionics:
Several Americans who’ve had loved ones murdered by illegal aliens are calling on the Senate to end sanctuary cities and are recounting the agonizing losses they suffered thanks to lax immigration enforcement.
Witness Susan Oliver recounted, through tears, sheriff’s deputy Danny Paul Oliver’s violent murder. Oliver served in Sacramento County, a “sanctuary city” that protected the very illegals who killed him.
“He put himself into harm’s way every time he put his uniform on. And on Friday, October 24, 2014, my husband and father of two approached a car on his beat, but this time, it was the last time,” said Oliver. “The last thing my husband attempted to do as a POP [Problem-Oriented Policing] officer was to ask the man inside the car how his day was going. But he never made it to the driver’s window.”
“At about 10:30 a.m., that man was in the country illegal and armed with numerous illegal weapons. He aimed one out of the car from the parking lot of a Motel 6 at Sacramento and opened fire, killing my husband with a shot to the forehead,” she said with difficulty. “I can honestly say that not a day goes by where this has not effected me… Many people ask if I have gotten past that terrible day, and the answer is no.”
Brian McCann, brother of slain Denny McCann, testified next about the violent drunk driving hit-and-run that claimed his brother’s life.
“Denny was crossing Kedzie Avenue on Chicago’s north side to visit a client of his,” said McCann. “And as he was crossing a walk, this kid [Saul] Chavez came by, drunk as a skunk, and dragged him for about a block and a half and killed him.”
Next came Michael Ronnebeck, uncle of Grant Ronnebeck, shot dead, allegedly by an illegal alien on January 22.
As a 21-year-old American, he was just starting out in life; starting to realize his dreams, starting to follow his heart in matters of career choices, and just discovering his life’s opportunities. His desire was to work his way up at the job he loved, working for the QuikTrip Corporation as he had for the previous five years, or possibly later to become a member of the law enforcement community.
Ronnebeck grimly detailed the last moments of Grant’s life:
At 4:00 a.m. on January 22, 2015, just six months ago, while working the overnight shift at his Quiktrip store, Grant assisted a man buying cigarettes. The man dumped a jar of coins on the counter and demanded cigarettes. Grant tried explaining that he needed to count the coins before he could give the man the cigarettes. The man then pulled a gun, and stated, “You’re not gonna take my money,” and “you’re not gonna give me my cigarettes.” Grant immediately offered up the cigarettes to the man, who shot him in the face point blank, killing him. Seemingly unaffected, the man coldly and callously stepped over Grant’s dying body, grabbed a couple of packs of cigarettes, and then left the store.
Grant’s alleged killer was 29-year-old Mexican illegal Apolinar Altamirano, with likely ties to the Sinaloa drug cartel, out on a $10,000 bond for pleading guilty to felony burglary, avoiding a slew of possible other charges — also he allegedly held a naked woman against her will for a week while raping her. Instead of serving time, convicted felon Altamirano got a slap on the wrist with two years probation. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, despite knowing he was a violent felon, released him while it processed his deportation proceedings. Even after he had protection orders filed against him from a man and a woman whom he threatened with a gun, ICE allowed him to roam free — until he killed Grant over a pack of cigarettes.
There is a lot more at the link, including videos in case you are into maudlin sobfests. This is just another example of White Privilege. Black people get killed all the time and there are no Senate hearings. Did Trayvon Martin get a Senate hearing? Mike Brown? Freddie Gray? Of course not! They weren’t white.
Now I am not saying that it isn’t tragic when a white person gets killed. Of course it is. Not as tragic as when a black person gets killed, or an undocumented worker, or a member of the LGBTQ community. But it certainly isn’t tragic enough to require Senate hearings. And certainly not when the thrust of the hearings is to deny undocumented workers the right to stay in America without the fear of deportation or imprisonment.
This is just more of the attempt by conservatives to blur the lines between Black Lives Matter, and All Lives Matter, or even worse, white lives matter. As I have said numerous times, we must not let ourselves be fooled into treating a white murder victim in the same manner we treat Black murder victims. If white lives matter, too, then everybody’s life is equally valuable, and there would be no reason to even say, Black lives matter. That would be the very essence of White Privilege!
Yours very truly,
Mick “Spin” Dumdell
FootNote: The Image is from the 1956 film, The Bad Seed. Wiki notes:
The Bad Seed is a 1956 American horror-thriller film with elements of Film Noir directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starring Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, and Eileen Heckart
The film is based upon a play (of the same name) by Maxwell Anderson, which in turn is based upon William March’s 1954 novel, The Bad Seed. The play was adapted by John Lee Mahin for the screenplay of the film.
Personally, I think the film was about White Privilege, and one day soon I will write an article on that topic.