Man. White people: “Surveillance video of a Tuesday morning attack a man carrying a concealed weapon in a Brandon Walmart was released by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office today…. Michael Foster, 43, of Lithia, was arrested after he attacked Clarence Daniels, 62, who had a handgun in a holster and a concealed weapons permit Tuesday morning, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.” This happened in… Florida. Indeed. Things like this always happen in Florida, it seems. Anyway, Foster’s in jail for assault, because ‘suspect was a moron’ isn’t really an acceptable reason to arrest anybody any more. Oh, and in case it isn’t obvious: Foster’s white, Mr. Daniels is black, and guess who I’m more sympathetic towards?
Video here, for the morbidly curious:
…and this testimony from an eyewitness seems apropos, somehow:
“He doesn’t even know who the victim is,” said Manton Sameuls. “But he just goes and attacks the man and throws him to the ground, necklock him, for what? Why? What did the man do?”
Come on, Mr. Sameuls, you know what the man did: he had the effrontery to be a black man exercising his rights in the sight of a would-be vigilante. Michael Foster should be thanking his lucky stars that Mr. Daniels had the presence of mind to carry responsibly; one of the recognized reasons to have a firearm is to defend yourself against a sudden, unprovoked attack. Which is what Foster did.
So, as I said… man. White people. And I am being nice, here: I haven’t once suggested that Michael Foster must be a gun-grabbing progressive hardcore Democrat with a carefully-sublimated racist streak, or anything. Although it wouldn’t shock me in the slightest if he was.
Moe Lane (crosspost)