After Dylann Roof was arrested last week for killing nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Twitter was flooded with people who had a specific axe to grind.
— Arlaadi (@arlaadi) June 18, 2015
Caught alive. Not gunned down in a hail of bullets. White privilege even after a hate crime. Just saying. #CharlestonShooting
— Ari Z. (@RezOKC) June 18, 2015
— Michael M. (@Mercury_Cap) June 18, 2015
Ah, yes. White privilege. The only logical explanation as to why Dylann Roof was taken into custody alive. Because, as everyone knows, only white people are ever taken into custody alive.
Except, of course, when someone who isn’t white is arrested. Alive.
That non-white someone would be Travis Boys, who was arrested yesterday after a 24-hour manhunt where just about every New Orleans police officer was out looking for him. What was his crime? He is “believed to have shot and killed a police officer while wearing handcuffs as he was being transported to jail.”
Wait……… you mean non-white Boys was taken into custody, alive, twice? Surely that’s a Guinness World Record right there.
And the second time was after he had killed Officer Daryle Holloway, one of New Orleans finest. If cop movies and TV shows have taught us anything, it’s that cops would rather kill a cop killer than take them in alive. Add to that the fact that Boys is black, and well………….
I’m sure everyone above who tweeted about Roof’s white privilege has already tweeted about Boys’ black privilege. Let’s check.
Seems like the kebab are very busy this holy month up 2 no good & their opponent, #Somalia gov are busy with their tail. God help us.
— Arlaadi (@arlaadi) June 21, 2015
I'm sick of the sight of Dylann Stormfront's ugly troll face.
— Ari Z. (@RezOKC) June 21, 2015
The truth always butt hurts you white supremacists doesntit.
— Michael M. (@Mercury_Cap) June 19, 2015
Well, it was a Sunday yesterday. Maybe they just haven’t heard the news yet.