Rwanda Genocide : 100 Days of Slaughter (Black History 365)

Welcome readers to another entry in Black History 365, a series where I explain, educate and explore historical events, unsung black figures in world history, and recount the struggles and triumphs of black people worldwide. In this entry, I will present the horrific events that happened during the Rwanda Genocide in the early 1990’s and the struggles and adversity the country had to endure to recover from the onslaught of deaths between two rival ethnic groups.

How did the genocide start?

Around 85% of Rwandans are Hutu’s but the Tutsi minority dominated the country. In 1959, the Hutus overthrew the Tutsi monarchy and tens of thousands of Tutsis fled to neighboring countries including Uganda. 

Afterward, a group of Tutsis exiles formed a rebel group called the “Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), which invaded Rwanda in 1990 and fighting continued until a 1993 peace deal was agreed upon. However, that peace deal was short-lived because on the night of April 6th, 1994 a plane carrying then-president Juvenal Habyarimana and his counterpart Cyprien Ntaryamira of Burundi – both Hutu’s extremists blamed the RPF and immediately started a well – organized campaign of slaughter. The RPF said the plane had been shot down by Hutu’s to provide an excuse for the genocide. 

How was the genocide carried out?

With a meticulous and strategic organization, lists of government opponents were handed out to militias who went and killed them along with all of their families. Neighbors killed neighbors and some husbands killed their Tutsi wives, saying they would be killed if they refused to submit to their orders. 

At the time, ID cards had people’s ethnic groups on them so militias set up roadblocks where Tutsis were slaughtered on sight with machetes, which most Rwandans kept around the house. Thousands of Tutsis women were taken away and kept as sex slaves. 

Why was it so vicious?

For one Rwanda has always been a tightly controlled society with strongly organized districts up to the top of government. MRND the then-governing party had a youth wing called the Interahamwe, which was turned into a militia to carry out an onslaught of slaughtering. 

Weapons and hit – lists were handed out to local groups, who knew exactly where to find their targets. The Hutu extremists set up a radio (RTLM) and newspaper which circulated with propaganda filled with hostility, urging people to “weed out the cockroaches” meaning to kill the Tutsis. To make the targets easier to capture and eliminate, names of prominent people to be killed were read on the radio. Furthermore, even though surprising, priests and nuns were convicted of killing people, people including some who sought shelter in churches. 

Did anyone try to stop it?

The U.N. and Belgium had forces in Rwanda but the U.N. mission was not given the mandate to stop the killing. Moreover, a year after U.S. troops were killed in Somalia, the U.S. was determined not to get involved in another African conflict. The Belgians and most UN peacekeepers pulled out after 10 Belgian soldiers were killed. France who were allies of the Hutu government and would supply them weapons, sent a special force to evacuate their citizens and later set up a supposedly safe zone but were accused of not doing enough to stop the slayings in that area. Paul Kagame, Rwanda’s current president has accused France of backing those who carried out the massacres, a charge denied by Paris. 

How did it end?

The well-organized RPF, backed by Uganda’s army gradually seized more territory, until July 4th, 1994, when forces marched into the capital of Rwanda, Kigali. Some two million Hutu’s – both civilians and some of those involved in the genocide fled across the border into the Democratic Republic of Congo at the time called Zaire, fearing revenge attacks. Others went to neighbouring Tanzania and Burundi. 

Human rights groups say RPF fighters killed thousands of Hutu civilians as they took power and more after they went into DR Congo to pursue the Interahamwe. The RPF denies this. Meanwhile, in the DR Congo, thousands died from Cholera, while aid groups were accused of letting much of their assistance fall into the hands of the Hutu militias. 

What happened in DR Congo?

The RPF, now in power in Rwanda embraced militia fighting both the Hutu militias and the Congolese army, which was aligned with the Hutu’s. On the other hand, the Rwandan – backed rebel groups eventually marched on DR Congo’s capital, Kinshasa and overthrew the government of Mobutu Sese Seko, installing Laurent Kabila as president. However, the new president’s reluctance to tackle Hutu militias led to a new war that dragged in six countries and led to the creation of numerous armed groups fighting for control of this mineral-rich country. 

An estimated five million people died as a result of the conflict which lasted until 2003, with some armed groups remaining active until now in the new Rwanda’s border. 

Has anyone faced justice?

The International Criminal Court was set up in 2002, long after the Rwandan genocide so those responsbile could not be put to trial. Instead, the UN Security Council established the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in the Tanzanian town of Arusha to prosecute the ringleaders. A total of 93 people were indicted and after lengthy and expensive trials, dozen of senior officials in the former regime were convicted of genocide – all of them were Hutu’s. 

Within Rwanda, community courts, know as Gacca were created to speed up the prosecution of hundreds of thousands of genocide suspects awaiting trial.

What is Rwanda like now?

President Kagame has been hailed for transforming the tiny, devastated country he took over through policies that encouraged rapid economic growth. He has also tried to turn Rwanda into a technological hub and is very active on Twitter.

But his critics say he does not tolerate dissent and several opponents have met unexplained deaths, both in the country and abroad.

The genocide is still a hugely sensitive issue in Rwanda, and it is illegal to talk about ethnicity.

The government says this is to prevent hate speech and more bloodshed but some say it prevents true reconciliation.

Charges of stirring up ethnic hatred have been leveled against some of Mr. Kagame’s critics, which they say is a way of sidelining them.

He won a third term in office in the most recent election in 2017 with 98.63% of the vote.

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4 little girls : 1963 Birmingham church bombing (Black History 365)

Welcome readers to another entry in my Black History 365 series where I present and explain historical events that have affected black people worldwide from the Americas, Africa, Caribbean and so forth. Some of the stories are familiar to some and some are not which is the reason I created this series to explore, educate and expand readers understanding of the black struggle and black triumphs in the face of obstacles and oppression.

It’s September 15th, 1963 and a bomb explodes during Sunday morning services at the 16th street Baptist church in Birmingham Alabama killing four young girls; Addie Mae Collins (14), Cynthia Wesley (14), Carole Robertson (14), and Carol Denise McNair (11).

The 16th Street Baptist church served as a meeting place for civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. who once dubbed Birmingham as a “symbol of hardcore resistance to integration”. Alabama’s governor George Wallace made racial segregation one of the central goals of his administration, and this created one of the most violent and lawless chapters of the Ku Klux Klan in Alabama. Once this was established their reign of terrorist attacks began and one of their targets was the church.

Baptist Street Church Bombing — FBI

When the bombing occurred it was the third in Birmingham in 11 days after a federal order came down to integrate Alabama’s school system. Fifteen sticks of dynamite were planted in the church basement, underneath what would turn out to be the girl’s bathroom. At 10:19 AM the bomb detonated killing Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson, and Addie Mae Collins (all 14 years old) and 11-year-old Denise McNair. Immediately after the blast the church members rushed out the church discombobulated, in pain and bloodied. Covered in debris and broken stained glass surrounding them, they began helping survivors through the rubble. More than 20 other members of the congregation were injured in the blast. 

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The 4 girls. Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson, and Addie Mae Collins (all 14 years old) and 11-year-old Denise McNair.

In the aftermath irate black protesters assembled at the crime scene. George Wallace sent hundreds of police and state troopers to the area to break up the crowd. Two young black men were killed that night, one by police and another by racist thugs. Meanwhile, public outrage over the bombing continued to grow, drawing international attention to Birmingham. At the funeral for three of the girls, one of the girls’ families preferred a separate, private service. Martin Luther King Jr. addressed more than 8,000 mourners. 

A well known Klan member, Robert Edward Chambliss was charged with murder and with buying 122 sticks of dynamite. In October 1963, Chambliss was cleared of the murder charge and received a six-month jail sentence and a $100 fine for the dynamite. During the FBI investigation three other men – Bobby Frank Cherry, Herman Cash, and Thomas E. Blanton Jr. was arrested for having helped Chambliss commit the crime. Subsequently, it was later revealed that FBI chairman J. Edgar Hoover blocked their prosecution and shut down the investigation without filing charges in 1968. Justice for the murders became stagnant and bleak after the case was closed, but once general Bill Baxley reopened the case it resulted in the conviction of Chambliss in 1977 and he was sentenced to life in prison. 

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Robert Edward Chambliss

Efforts to prosecute the other three men believed responsible for the bombing continued for decades. Even though Cash died in 1994, Cherry and Blanton were arrested and charged with four counts of murder in 2000. Blanton was sentenced to life in prison. Cherry’s trial was delayed after judges ruled he was mentally incompetent to stand trial. However, this decision was later reversed. On May 22nd, 2002 was convicted and sentenced to life, bringing a long-awaited victory to the friends and families of the four young victims.

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Hate and Love

  • In the memory of George Floyd

Hating is easy, but loving takes a lot more effort and integrity. For example, I’ll equate love to earning an “A” in school. You have to exert a lot of effort to be prepared for and do well on exams, do your homework, and attend classes regularly to get that coveted grade. That’s what love exemplifies, you have to work very hard to get the best outcome. On the other hand, hate can be equated to earning an “F”. As mentioned before, hating is easy and earning an “F” is just as easy. For one by neglecting to demonstrate any effort and providing mediocre attempts at applying oneself in their studies, the outcome would be inevitable. It all comes down to change, a failing student can always right his or her wrongs and become an “A’ student and so can hateful people towards people and things they discriminate against. 

While you’re praying for things to change, your enemy is PREYING. – TheRhymeRula

Rosewood Massacre (Black History 365)

Hello readers, 

Welcome to another entry in Black History 365. It’s been a bit of a while since I last posted a topic in this series. Anyways, in this post I will be discussing and explaining one of the most devastating events not only in Black history but American history that is usually overlooked and that is the Rosewood Massacre in 1923. 

Before I get into the events that happened I want to backtrack and set up the scene with situations that occurred beforehand. Prior to the destruction that would be the Rosewood massacre, there were a series of incidents that stirred racial tensions. For one in the Winter of 1922 a white school teacher was murdered in Perry and on New Years’ eve of 1922 the Ku Klux Klan held a rally in Gainesville not too far from Rosewood. 

Now the catalyst to the massacre began with the outcry of a white woman by the name of Fanny Taylor claiming she was sexually assaulted by a black man in her nearby home in Sumner. A group of white men began a manhunt to capture an ex-convict and alleged rapist by the name of Jesse Turner. They believed Turner wasn’t alone in this attack and went on to also look for his alleged accomplices Aaron Carrier and Sam Carter. Carrier was captured and incarcerated while Carter was lynched. The white mob of men believed that Aaron Carrier’s cousin Sylvester a Rosewood resident was hiding him away from the mob’s wrath. 

Three days later the mob made their way to Sylvester’s home in Rosewood a group of twenty to thirty white men approached Carrier home and shot his dog. When Sylvester’s mother came to the porch their anger intensified and they began firing their guns on her leading to her death. An irate Sylvester defended his home with all the strength he could muster and killed two men and wounded four before he was killed. I want to get back to Sylvester and the way he was portrayed in the motion picture from John Singleton later in the post. The remaining survivors fled to the swamps for refuge where many of the Rosewood black residents went to avoid conflict from the racial tensions. 

The white mob men had the momentum of their hatred at full speed and began to proceed by burning down the Carrier home and now the small total of 30 white men went to a total of 200 as their reinforcements came down and they were also livid that a black man allegedly raped a white woman in from their town. As nights went on the mob attacked and destroyed other black residents’ homes in Rosewood, slaughtered animals, and bombed businesses. An official report claims that six blacks were killed and two whites were killed, but accounts suggest the total casualties are much larger. Once all the carnage ended only two buildings stood standing, a house and a general store. 

Many of the Rosewood residents who fled to the swamps were evacuated in January 1923 by two local train conductors John and William Bryce. Other Rosewood residents were hidden by John Wright a general store owner and some went to Gainsvielle which eventually led to Rosewood becoming deserted. 

After the tragic events, the initial report less than a month after the massacre did not provide sufficient evidence for the prosecution and therefore no one was charged for the Rosewood murders. However, in 1994 as a result of new evidence and newfound interest in the even, Florida legislature passed the Rosewood Bill which entitled the nine survivors $150,000 each in compensation. The compensation is understandable but there will never be any amount of anything tangible in my opinion that would erase the suffering, pain, and death this massacre caused. 

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Rosewood Massacre (1923)

I said earlier in the post I would get back to Sylvester the man who gave his cousin Aaron a place to remain safe and protected his family with dignity and courage against hate and violence. In 1997 the late filmmaker John Singleton directed the film Rosewood which starred Ving Rhames, Jon Voight, and Don Cheadle who played Sylvester. Furthermore, this film was outstanding for depicting a forgotten event in American history that people were somewhat oblivious to, and with Rhames and Cheadle playing characters Mann and Sylvester they fought back against white supremacy that threatened the lives of their people. Even though Rhames character “Mann” was fictional and wasn’t based on an actual person during the events he provided the residents of Rosewood resilience, courage and strategy to fight hate without surrender. It was fitting his character was a World War 1 verteran because he came back from a war overseas to a domestic war with the same level of hate in the oppressors’ eyes. If you’ve haven’t seen the film I highly recommend you do because it is one of Singleton’s best works and he had plenty in his illustrious career. 

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Works cited : https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/rosewood-massacre-1923/

Cardinal love

The topic of this post came to my attention when one of my “Facebook friends” posted a link to something I thought would be interesting to share and I felt it would bring some light and positivity in these difficult times we’re going through. I want to state the words below are not mine and the source is unidentified so I will use unknown since I don’t know who to give credit to. I hope you enjoy reading this and leave a like and comment if you’d like to chime in. Also give my page a follow so you can stay up to date with future posts. 

Signs your angels are visiting

A feather, A Cardinal

A butterfly too, are all

signs your angels are

visiting you. – Unknown

I’m stronger because I had to be, I’m smarter because of my mistakes, happier because of the sadness I’ve known, and now wiser because I learned. – Unknown

Those we love never

go away, even when

they can’t be physically

present. They walk

beside us. Still loved,

and still missed.

In life we loved

you dearly, and in death

we love you still.

In our hearts, you

hold a place no one else will ever fill. – Unknown

Cardinals appear when Angels are near

Cardinals are often

a sign that a

loved one is around

So, if you have been

visited by one, know

it is your loved one

reaching out to say

I love you

When you keep seeing a

certain type of bird,

it is usually a

heaven-sent

messenger of

love for you.

No one is truly lost

when they remain

in the hearts and

minds of those who

love them. – Unknown

Extraction (Film review)

Extraction stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor) in an action thriller that packs a ton of action but suffers from a weak plot that drags behind all the constant mayhem. With that said, I want to talk about the film’s story and believe me I’m not spoiling anything because if you watch this film on Netflix the entire plot of the film is written in one sentence and the plot is extremely linear to the point where there isn’t any growth in narrative or character development. So, Hemsworth plays Tyler Rake, a ruthlessly proficient and emotionally congested hired gunman whose mission is to recover the teenage son of an Indian drug lord Ovi Mahajan Sr (Pankaj Tripathi). Ovi Jr. (Rudhraksh Jaiswal) is being held in Dhaka Bangladesh by a rival gang and Tyler has to race against them to locate and extract Ovi Jr before any more harm is done to him. Once he retrieves the kid, destruction and death is the only path they’ll know until the films ending. Extraction was directed by rookie director Sam Hargrave who used his experience as a stunt coordinator for several Marvel films to create visually appealing choreography that always ended with tons of blood being spilled. He used his strengths to shoot athletic combat sequences in close views which makes the actions and gun play immersive and captivating. In regards to that, this film felt like a long motion picture of a Call of Duty campaign and gamers that play COD would enjoy this film for its gun play and violence but its flop of a script negates making this film from being worthwhile. I will say that Hemsworth gave a solid performance but the rest of the actors didn’t deliver much in performance and characterization. Extraction delivers enticing visuals and is packed full of action that is relentless with its pacing, but at the end of the day, the main ingredient that holds everything together (plot) is lackluster and damages the film’s potential to be great. If you have Netflix and think this film is something that might interest you then check it out because even though I might have a dismissive perspective on certain aspects of the film I still feel that it had entertaining moments. Anyways like and comment if you would like to chime in and give my page a follow so you can stay up to date for my future posts. As always peace and keep it real.

My rating for the film : 2/5 Grade : C –

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COVID – 19 (Its impact thus far)

  • Hello reader, this post will be regarding the pandemic Corona Virus outbreak and the results thus far. If you could be please copy and paste the link below and the numbers this person is showing in the video has and will continuously be changing but it’s the last of the three categories of impact that needs to be addressed.
  • I also wrote a small poem after leaving an Open Mic and like all art it’s up for interpretation.

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COVID – 19 better know as Coronavirus has been spreading rapidly and a vaccine is in the works so they claim and a cure is far from being created. From China to Italy to now the U.S. and more nations this relentless disease has caused people to panic and fear the worst and that’s evident with school classes and even semester canceled and on stand by, Sports leagues canceling seasons, events and business canceling activities, and more. Not to mention it’s difficult to come by hand sanitizer and believe me I did my best to find some to no avail but the strange thing I didn’t understand was the excessive hoarding of toilet paper and then it dawned on that people as I said before were preparing for the worst as if The Walking Dead or apocalyptic times were upon us. From my perspective am I scared? No. Am I concerned about my health and what can happen next? Yes. We’ll all have to take precautions and continue washing our hands and not touching our faces after we touch surfaces that could have contaminates, and lastly limiting the exposure to ourselves where there is a crowd of people around us that we presume to be sick.

  • As of today these are the results and the impact of the corona virus.

Total infections – 141,398 people have been confirmed to be infected. This includes suspected cases.

Total Deaths – 5,371 deaths have been confirmed

Total Recovered – 70,654 people have successfully recovered from the virus. However, it is stated that this figure might be highly inaccurate and it is subject to removal. I’m not too sure why these numbers would be subject to removal when people are in a state of panic and need optimism so their lives can return to normal. You can prove me wrong in the comment sections but from my perspective I feel that the U.S. government incorporated yes I said incorporated only wants people to focus on the two parts of information with this virus (Infections and Deaths) and this will thus allow them to influence people to act irrationally and selfishly (hoarding items) for “survival”. In closing these figures are as of current but will continue to increase and all we can do now is be mindful of others and ourselves until this situation has a solution. Take some deep breaths, meditate and do your best to practice mindfulness in whatever way you feel comfortable to eliminate the fear, because if not the fear will only diminish the strength of your immune system. Stay safe out there.

H1NL, Y2K, Swine Flu, the list goes on with viruses

and scares that put everywhere on the edge of the seats.

They hoped they’d still be able to feel their asses on the seats surface

and then realized that even though some have fallen the rest remain still able to feel their seats.

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Honoring the legacy of Kobe Bryant: The Black Mamba

  • This post is in the memory of Kobe Bryant a.k.a The Black Mamba

Sometimes we hear news we don’t want to believe, but eventually as the truth comes to the surface it begins for us to mourn and reflect on the impact a person has had on ours lives even if we didn’t know them personally. I got the viral news today that NBA legend Kobe Bryant died alongside his daughter Gianna in a helicopter crash in Calabasas California. At first, I saw TMZ reports and couldn’t believe it but after an hour with multiple sources covering it the reality set in that an icon that I grew up watching and admiring as a kid was gone. It puts things into perspective that we can go at any time so we have to make the most of the days and affect not only ourselves but for others around us. As much I love the game of basketball and watched Kobe during his championship years with the Lakers it was great to know that he found success quickly outside of Basketball by creating a basketball theme series of books for adolescents. He topped that off by winning an Oscar for his short film “Dear Basketball” in 2018. Having said that, what is the most disheartening thing about his passing is that he wasn’t officially inducted into the Naismith memorial basketball hall of fame and we will never get to hear the speech he would have delivered, but hopefully by the end the year he will be inducted posthumously. He had a lot to give to other young players especially his daughter Gianna. With his help she probably could have made the WNBA. In conclusion, the game of basketball lost an icon and I salute and praise the achievements I was fortunate enough to witness Kobe Bryant demonstrate. Keep the people you love the closet to you and let them you love them because life’s short, and age isn’t a factor when death comes to collect. I would like to leave a link to the Oscar-winning short film Dear Basketball for you to witness the love Kobe had for the game of basketball. R.I.P Kobe Bryant the game has your impact embedded in it forever. If you can reciprocate my grief then leave a like and comment if you feel the need to, and give my page a follow so you can stay up to date with future posts. As always peace, keep it real and one love to the The Black Mamba.

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There is no safe zone

  • You can’t call nowhere safe

Maybe you’ve heard about the news story about the Texas police officer (Aaron Dean) taking the life of 28 year old woman Atatiana Jefferson. If not, I’ll fill you in. This is the second that I know of home invasion killing done by a cop and yes I said home invasion because that’s clearly what it is, there’s no dispute about it, you can debate me later. Anyways, she was at home spending time peacefully with her nephew playing video games, and had her life taken in a home invasion done by a police officer who didn’t identify himself to her when being in the vicinity of her home. This whole scenario started off with a concerned neighbor calling the cops because the door to Ms. Jefferson door was ajar, which I don’t find anything wrong with because neighbors should look out for each other when dangerous situations might arise. Fast forward to the cop who looked around with his flashlight to find anything unusual or such. He came across Ms. Jefferson and gave her a few seconds let’s say less than four, and told her to show her hands. Without hesitation he began shooting her. Like I said before, he didn’t identify himself to her, it was if he were like some terminator and knew his target to eliminate from existence. Moreover, these badge terminators always have something to fall back on and that is their fear of a “threat” to their lives when they find themselves in tense situations. Furthermore, they used a defense of feeling threatened and in danger from a “perceived threat” by coming across photographs of a gun in Ms. Jefferson’s home. And? We already know this is piece of “evidence” that they found is something they can use against the victim to portray her as hostile. I’m not buying that bullshit because regardless of what this incompetent officer says, Ms. Jefferson is gone, and at this moment has no justice! Even if he ( Aaron Dean) is brought up on charges of murder and hopefully charge with home invasion, I bet he’ll probably get the same treatment Amber Guyger got which was ten years for her slaying of Jean Botham last month in Dallas, but I’m getting my hopes up and expect some bullshit termination or such. With that said, they’re badge terminators who abuse their power out there and will probably continue to get away with these killings because the system is set up against civilians and their rights. This situation could happen to anyone anywhere and that’s the scary part about it. The people who are sworn in to protect and serve all wear the same badges so it’s difficult to distinguish the well trained officer who is doing his or her duties and the incompetent badge terminators who freak out in strenuous situations and have to bust back with shots. I’m not trying to make this a race issue, or my stance on the police force, I’m trying to point out the stupidity, negligence and recklessness these badge terminators have shown that always ends up with someone losing their life, and the justice system giving a half ass punishment to these perpetrators. Anyways, that’s my perspective on this situation. Whether you think I’m too hard on the “boys in blue” or anti police or whatever the case my be doesn’t bother or matter to me because, like I said before we live among police everyday and that one trigger happy badge terminator might be the one you come across and can end you or someone you know if you happen to provoke him or her the wrong way. This may sound harsh, but it’s the cold truth. Be aware, stay safe and thanks for reading. Leave a comment if feel the need too. Until next peace and keep it real.

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Home is where you rest and can die.

Justice has been served, and white privilege couldn’t save her…

This doesn’t happen often , and what I mean by that is a white police officer being found guilty for killing a black individual, but bear with me during my commentary on this one because this one is an insane story, and it has a plausible ending to a crime that could have been swept under the rug if she was on the line of duty . Anyways to the story, on September 2018 now former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger entered a mans home and shoot him dead because she thought he was an intruder in her home. And when interviewed she claims with a ridiculous statement. She said and I quote, “I thought it was my apartment,” Guyger told dispatchers 19 times on the frantic 911 call played in court. “I thought it was my apartment. I’m fucked. Oh my God. I’m sorry.” Come on now, unless she was inebriated or was on something then being able to distinguish her apartment and her surroundings shouldn’t have been a problem at all. And matter of fact this man mind you was sitting on his couch at 10PM eating ice cream doing the most least threatening thing in the world which somehow caused her to conjure up the thought of his lounging as intruding. Miss me with all that bullshit.

On another note, I recently attended Jury duty last week, but was excused due to obligations that I had to adhere to, but it was an interesting experience. There are a few stages before you’re chosen to become a juror and any biases or being impartial to the defense will usually disqualify you in being a juror. I however didn’t have the opportunity to be a part of the second pool of jurors who had to speak to judge, lawyers and so forth in order for them to asses a potential jurors judgements. Moreover, if a case similar to this was heading to trial and the judge asked the potential jurors if they had any conflicting opinions I would stand with my number (they give you numbered cards) and express my stance that I won’t be able to judge fairly due to her moronic mindset and her belief he was going to kill her because she thought he was coming toward her, when his only thought at the moment was confusion. With this guilty verdict, justice was served all right and the only thing that’s awaiting for her on the other end is a prison stint that won’t be surprised to see her. If you’ve made it this far, thanks for reading, peace and keep it real.

Source information – https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/30/us/dallas-botham-jean-911-police-officer-amber-guyger/index.html

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