May 16, 2011

Omar Thornton's victims exonerated of racism

Remember last August when Omar Thornton murdered eight white men, then called them racist? At the behest of a vigilant press, government officials have been diligently investigating the late Omar's charges ever since. In a shocking revelation last Friday, police reported that the victims of the thieving mass murderer didn't deserve to be murdered.

From Reuters via WHNT:
No proof of racism at site of 2010 shooting rampage: police
Zach Howard
Reuters
May 13, 2011 
CONWAY, Mass (Reuters) - There is no proof of systemic racism at a Connecticut beer distributor where a gunman shot dead eight people last year because he said African-Americans were treated badly, a police probe concluded. 
Omar Thornton, 34, a driver at Hartford Distributors, a family-owned beer wholesaler 10 miles east of the state capital in Manchester, shot eight people before killing himself in August 2010. 
Minutes before the frenzy took place, Thornton, who was black, was fired at a disciplinary meeting for having stolen beer and empty kegs from the company. 
Manchester police on Thursday released a 543-page report on its investigation into the killing ... 
Police Chief Marc Montminy told a press conference that there had been allegations that Thornton had photographic evidence of racial slurs against him on his cell phone. But Montminy said forensic analysis of the phone showed that "that is not true." 
"We also interviewed the other minorities that worked at the facility to see if there was systemic racism within the building, and not only did they not agree with Omar's position but they found quite the contrary," Montminy said. ... 
"You probably want to know why I shot this place up. This place is a racist place. They treat me bad over here," Thornton said in a recording of the 911 call. "They treat all the other black employees bad over here too. So, I took it into my own hands and handled the problem. I wish I (could have) got more of the people."

Clearly, our society needs a 543-page report on whether or not Matthew Yglesias was only getting what he deserved.

66 comments:

Anonymous said...

Steve, how would you propose finding "proof" of racism...

racism these days is usually casual... no written records...

no official policies...


still, i agree with your larger point.

also, if someone wants to kill you, and you can't find evidence of their intent, does that mean that they don't intend to kill you?

Chuck said...

is it just me or is the news filled with a lot of race issues this week? me likey.

Jack Aubrey said...

"Remember last August when Omar Thornton murdered eight white men..."

Nope, I don't remember. It strangely seems to have fallen down the memory hole at MSM Central. If a white guy had murdered ten black guys, however, I'm sure Obummer would be mentioning it in every speech.

Wes said...

Wow, I had forgotten about this story,which is sad. So, the white murder victims are innocent now. This is quite a country we are leaving our kids.

Anonymous said...

Hey, wasn't that awful how Obama went to Memphis and stoked those black kids' sense of racial grievance? Oh wait, he actually talked about how his (black) dad abandoned him and his (white) mother and grandparents raised him and disciplined him properly:

"As Chris said, my father left my family when I was two years old. And I was raised by a single mom, and sometimes she struggled to provide for me and my sister. But my mother, my grandparents, they pushed me to excel. They refused to let me make excuses. And they kept pushing me, especially on those rare occasions where I’d slack off or get into trouble. They weren’t that rare, actually."

Funny how when Obama speaks to black audiences he doesn't sound anything like the caricature the iSteve readership has of him.

Thripshaw said...

Some kind of crazy religious hysteria is at work here. All whites are obviously inherently and perpetually guilty of racism, and must prostrate themselves in endless postures of self-abasement to prove otherwise.

All "persons of color" are noble creatures whose guilt of any crime is the fault of their tormented, racist and deprived upbringing.

And all commenters on Yglesias' blog and HuffPo get to seethe in righteous indignation over these articles of faith.

RKU said...

I think the old "Outer Limits" TV show from the 1960s opened with the phrase "We will control all that you see and hear"...

Anonymous said...

How severe was the assault on Yglesias?

Anonymous said...

Well that's a relief. I had suspended any sympathy for the dead until this racism issues was dealt with. I'm sure the victim's families are also relieved by the news.

Anonymous said...

America - the only nation on Earth where the onus is on the urder victims to exonerate themselves, and the murderer is sainted if 'racism' 'justified' his slaughter.

Tanstaafl said...

After Thornton himself, "anti-racism" was to blame for those murders.

Thornton thought "anti-racism" justified him to shoot the people who had fired him.

The people who gave him that poisonous idea are accessories not only to this murder, but many more.

eh said...

So a racist company hired a black guy just to discriminate against/be mean to him. On the surface, that does not make sense -- about as much sense as the need for a 543 page report to say that.

Wandrin said...

"The people who gave him that poisonous idea are accessories not only to this murder, but many more."

ditto

eh said...

The Wikipedia entry on this is titled Hartford Distributors shooting (although Thornton's name appears in the URL). It includes an explicit mention of Thornton's race:

Thornton, a 34-year-old black man,...

Presumably because Thronton himself made race an issue.

Compare that to e.g. the Wikipedia page about the murder of Kitty Genovese, where, as you can see here, every attempt to introduce the race of her killer is edited out. One gets the impression that even if 90% of the murders that made it into Wikipedia were committed by Blacks race would never be deemed a relevant issue.

eh said...

Radio host James Edwards observes that no matter how hard whites try, they’re never going to dodge the “racism” charge. It just comes with being white.

Anonymous said...

No racism? This is just more white privilege. OF COURSE there was and is racism. America is racism. Whites are evil and deserve to suffer.

Lord we have become pathetic.

Anonymous said...

I've wondered how a race of men who could be hoodwinked into the nonsense of Christianity would fare in a secular world.

My conclusion: the fantasizing module overrides pretty much everything.

Chicago said...

If a person has a job that puts them into contact with blacks, either as co-workers or having them as clients, customers, then that person will sooner or later be assailed as being racially discriminatory. No matter how fair or well intentioned, sooner or later it will happen. It's all part of the pattern of attacking whites.
These poor folks get murdered by some loathsome creature then have their names besmirched.
Every year I have to hear about saint Emmett Till, a little sleaze-bag in the making who got himself killed trying to molest somebody's wife, yet all the victims of black race hate pass unmentioned.
I'd like to see a report cataloging all the victims of black race hate in the last fifty years. Now that would be something actually useful and instructive.

Mr. Anon said...

@Anonymous 5/16/11 10:01 PM

"Hey, wasn't that awful how Obama went to Memphis and stoked those black kids' sense of racial grievance?"

Trying to change the point? Eight whites were gunned down, and then investigated post-mortem for so-called hate-crimes.

And how often does Obama go out of his way to talk to white kids?

Mr. Anon said...

"Tanstaafl said...

After Thornton himself, "anti-racism" was to blame for those murders.

Thornton thought "anti-racism" justified him to shoot the people who had fired him.

The people who gave him that poisonous idea are accessories not only to this murder, but many more."

You are quite right.

Mr. Anon said...

"eh said...

Compare that to e.g. the Wikipedia page about the murder of Kitty Genovese, where, as you can see here, every attempt to introduce the race of her killer is edited out. One gets the impression that even if 90% of the murders that made it into Wikipedia were committed by Blacks race would never be deemed a relevant issue."

Interesting - thanks for bringing that up. I had not known that Kitty Genovese's murderer was black. I had never once heard it mentioned in all the editorials over the years that use that crime to make some point or another. They only ever mention the do-nothing by-standers, not the rather salient fact that the murderer was - surprise - a black guy.

Anonymous said...

Steve, how would you propose finding "proof" of racism...
the current marxist overload assumption is just to assume guilt.

of course there are 'signs'... going to church, belonging to the NRA, being a tea party member, or just against Obama's policies...

If you don't openly denounce the founding fathers, etc as 'racist' you probably are one.

Anonymous said...

is it just me or is the news filled with a lot of race issues this week?
This.... WEEK? It been like that since 1988 or so.

Truth said...

"Funny how when Obama speaks to black audiences he doesn't sound anything like the caricature the iSteve readership has of him."

Or, when he speaks to white audiences...or Hispanic audiences...or Asian...

Truth said...

"One gets the impression that even if 90% of the murders that made it into Wikipedia were committed by Blacks race would never be deemed a relevant issue."

Well wake me up when they are.

Anonymous said...

"Nope, I don't remember. It strangely seems to have fallen down the memory hole at MSM Central. If a white guy had murdered ten black guys, however, I'm sure Obummer would be mentioning it in every speech."

He wouldn't have to get his hands dirty here. He can rely on the media to have his back in all matters racial.

Anonymous said...

"is it just me or is the news filled with a lot of race issues this week? me likey."

Me too. My view is the more publicized accusations of racism there are (against prominent whites for saying relatively--to non-elite whites--non-controversial things), the better.

The Dude said...

Anonymous:"Funny how when Obama speaks to black audiences he doesn't sound anything like the caricature the iSteve readership has of him."

Nothing funny about it. Black folks always dissemble in front of white folks. It's called "not airing your dirty laundry in front of white folks".

I remember when my (black) wife first got me on her (black) family mailing list and started sending me (black) humor like "Twenty Ways To Tell If You Are A Hootchie Mama". [sample: 17. You name your son "Anfernee" because "dass de way it sound".] I had to explain to her (gently) that as a white man, any such emails would be ipso facto evidence of my racism and I would be fired for the color of my skin.

White folks should realize that black folks know perfectly well that black disfunction is the root of black problems. They talk about it freely among themselves and try to escape it by moving into much whiter (and safer) neighborhoods and schools. Unfortunately, they will not cut off all connections to their Cousin Pookie and Ray-Ray, who will visit the white neighborhood, see all the opportunities for mischief, and proceed to bring it down.

When white folks escape NAMs it is called "white flight". When black folks escape NAMs it is called "integration". When Mexicans escape NAMs, it is called "looking for a better life in America". Guess which one of these is called Evil by white liberals.

Anonymous said...

When will MSM come up with a headline like "OMAR THORTON: RACIST MURDERER OF EIGHT INNOCENT WHITES WHO WERE SMEARED BY JEWISH-CONTROLLED MEDIA"?

This was really worse than the Duke Lacrosse case. MSM dragged murdered victims across the mud.

Anonymous said...

From now on, if you or your loved one gets attacked or murdered by a black guy, you stand accused of racially provoking the black guy to violence, and you must wait to be exonerated. Until then, you are guilty until proven innocent in the eyes of MSM.

Camlost said...

After Omar Thornton was caught stealing, Hartford Distributors should have called the local police and had them arrest him at work.

Anonymous said...

What a disgrace.

-Osvaldo M.

Kylie said...

"Hey, wasn't that awful how Obama went to Memphis and stoked those black kids' sense of racial grievance? Oh wait, he actually talked about how his (black) dad abandoned him and his (white) mother and grandparents raised him and disciplined him properly..."

But he didn't exactly put it in terms of black and white, did he? Instead, he put it in terms of absent father/single mother, a family dynamic with which his audience would be able to identify. Note how he didn't talk about being the aspects of his childhood that would correspond to "white privilege": a mother doing doctoral work, a grandmother being vice-president of a bank, attending a private school, etc.

"...Funny how when Obama speaks to black audiences he doesn't sound anything like the caricature the iSteve readership has of him."

Real funny. Almost as funny as when Obama, son of a white mother and black father, checked only the "Black, African Am., or Negro" box when filling out the US Census form.

If you think that didn't "speak" to his black audience, you're even stupider than your comment would indicate.

Anonymous said...

You need to understand liberal America.

If black kills white - white victims either deserved it or it was a colorblind crime.

If white kills black - racism unless proven otherwise, and even then... I mean racism is so prevalant and hard to detect...

Anonymous said...

Of course race will continue to be a sticking point. Races are real and racial differences are real. Yet somehow to even think that is the worst possible thought crime.

It is as if we loudly announced that the sun rose in the west and those who dared to believe that it rose in the east were to be shunned and disparaged. We would brand as "Eastists" those who dared to accept the evidence of their senses.

The race issue isn't just troubling or annoying. It is full blown crazy.

Albertosaurus

Anonymous said...

The original charges, which were eagerly accepted by the MSM, received considerably more play than the "exoneration" will.

Anonymous said...

"Funny how when Obama speaks to black audiences he doesn't sound anything like the caricature the iSteve readership has of him."

Funny how everywhere else that he speaks, he does.

Anonymous said...

Gee, maybe we should hold off judgement on Hitler and Stalin until Jews and Ukrainians are exonerated of 'hate crimes' they might have commmitted to drive Hitler or Stalin, such wonderful lads, crazy and murderous.

Anonymous said...

Of course, the real issue should be that Thorton's crime was atrocious EVEN IF there had been anti-black sentiments among some workers at the factory. After all, if it's okay to kill people based on any perceived or real slight, we might as well defend lunatics like the Columbine or V-tech killers. After all, they might have been bullied!

And maybe Hitler and Stalin were really just victims of having been beaten by their fathers.

Anonymous said...

"Racism" has become the ultimate shibboleth of our times. Fifty times more then sex or homosexuality was in Victorian days. Blacks are obsessed with race. They filter EVERYTHING through the prism of race. They are easily offended and perceive everything as "racism". How sad that a black can murder eight whites in cold blood and all that matters is his ludicrous charges of "racism".

Anonymous said...

"Truth" seems unaware that his chosen username is ironic, like all those big fat bikers in movies who are invariably named "Tiny". No one in the USSR trusted Pravda (Truth) and no one reads Truth's posts here except for their entertainment value.

Truth said...

"When will MSM come up with a headline like "OMAR THORTON: RACIST MURDERER OF EIGHT INNOCENT WHITES WHO WERE SMEARED BY JEWISH-CONTROLLED MEDIA"?"

I'm guessing...when it's proven?

Truth said...

...and no one reads Truth's posts here except for their entertainment value.

What a coincidence! That's precicely why I read all of the other posts here!

eh said...

Well wake me up when they are.

They're at about 50%. So you can go back to sleep.

jody said...

he had a lot of swag, as the kids say now.

sadly, the prime purveyor of swag himself, a rapper who called himself m-bone, was shot twice in the head and killed last week.

m-bone was a member of the rap group cali swag district. (LOL, these names keep getting stupider) apparently these guys responsible were for this "dougie" thing of which i was vaguely aware. every once in a while i'd see some affirmative action black guy in the media break character and go into their "teach me how to dougie" dance, which was baffling to anybody not in on the joke.

it never became a major meme in the US, kind of a peripheral thing, but i think it shows just how stupid american rap really has become. it wasn't soulja boy level stupid though. come to think of it, it's too bad this m-bone person got shot and not soulja boy.

alonzo portfolio said...

Do I recall correctly that Truth lives in New Mexico? According to the Census dept. (2009) N.M. is 3.1% black.

Svigor said...

Well wake me up when they are.

Never ask a man to do the impossible.

Svigor said...

The race issue isn't just troubling or annoying. It is full blown crazy.

Yep. White America is batshit crazy as far as race is concerned. Clinically nuts, except, the inmates are running the asylum, too, so it's officially normal.

jody said...

"Or, when he speaks to white audiences...or Hispanic audiences...or Asian..."

LOL. you are a moron, Truth.

wasn't it just last week that he went down to texas and told everybody a string of deliberate, preposterous lies, and then to top it off, insulted anybody who thought otherwise. actually he went even further than that with his ludicrously dishonest speech. he insulted america and americans, both their intelligence, as well as their apparently silly and outdated idea that they have a separate nation with an actual border.

like his bitter clingers accident, his alligator moat speech shows where he's at mentally. at best he is clueless and completely detached from america (easy to understand since he shares almost nothing in common with the people he was elected to represent, and i'm talking about even the democrats too). at worst, he is openly hostile to the US.

i guess he's going to tone down the rhetoric any moment now.

Svigor said...

I'm guessing...when it's proven?

Are you high? God could write that on the moon in thousand-mile-high letters with a finger of fire and the media wouldn't print it.

And before anyone makes the obvious retort, the headline would read:

"God is an ANTI-SEMITE!!!"

Svigor said...

Alonzo, didn't you read The Dude's post?

When black folks escape NAMs it is called "integration".

Truth said...

"Do I recall correctly that Truth lives in New Mexico? According to the Census dept. (2009) N.M. is 3.1% black."

It's that high?!?!

As soon as we hit 4, I'm off to Pocatello!

Anonymous said...

So, what are the family members saying?

"Can we scratch off the 'racist pig' from the tombstones now?"

David said...

>Blacks are obsessed with race. They filter EVERYTHING through the prism of race. They are easily offended and perceive everything as "racism". How sad that a black can murder eight whites in cold blood and all that matters is his ludicrous charges of "racism".<

Not so fast. That real obsession gets an decisive boost from white liberals including the usual suspects, the Scots-Irish.

Every group naturally has some racial animus. The blacks' current supercharged political-racial animus is not wholly of their own making.

There are forces working to exacerbate their racial hatred even beyond the natural level, perhaps far beyond.

Here's a small example that is typical of the head games played on blacks 1940-present. Note the names of the producers.

Anonymous said...

Can I ask a question?

What is "NAMs" that people refers to here?

Whiskey said...

Why was this pushed down the memory hole instead of flogged for viewers/readers? Its a huge country, the possibility of control is pretty thin, there's desperation for viewers/readers, and its got murder and work, two attention getters.

The reason is ... White women. There's no conspiracy. Just White women's preferences. White women like Blacks, as objects for moral status and social climbing, and dislike stories where Blacks are bad guys. [White men either don't care or find that stuff interesting.] Since media is about 80% female oriented and dominated, big surprise it caters to female desires. Just today I bought groceries and as usual, scanned the supermarket tabloids and magazines in the checkout lines. A few bin Laden stories (of tawdry porn and heroin) but mostly about ... the Royal Wedding and whose got the best bikini body for summer.

A female oriented media will reflect the tastes of its consumers.

Whiskey said...

And that female taste is reflected upon HATE HATE HATE of White Beta males and a rabid desire to social climb.

Do women want to "slum it up?" Generally, not. They want to be princessess not chamber maids. Guys don't mind playing biker or whatnot on the weekend if it makes them look bad/dangerous and thus hotter to the opposite sex. That's Harley's business empire right there.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Anonymous Obama fan, but the speech Obama gave included some false information. Obama’s father didn’t leave after two years; his parents never lived together as husband and wife with child. Obama’s mother left with baby Obama within a month of his birth and moved to Seattle. And Obama’s father, Obama Senior, left Hawaii within Ten Months of Obama Junior’s birth.

The President really should stop telling those whoppers, he certainly knows the truth by now.

Maddie Dunham’s Ghost

Anonymous said...

Is Obama going to sue the American people for racism when he doesn't win re-election?

Truth said...

"Do women want to "slum it up?" Generally, not. They want to be princessess not chamber maids."

Oh, that explains all of the upper-butt tattoos I see.

Svigor said...

Is Obama going to sue the American people for racism when he doesn't win re-election?

If Americans are offered a decent alternative, Obama's prospects don't seem great, even with the media supporting him on overdrive, which is a given.

But I'm not convinced there will be any such on offer. I don't know that the Republicans have anyone, or if they even want to have anyone, who fits the bill.

Svigor said...

Whiskey's right. Wymminz insist upon seeing black men on TV. That's why porn, consumers of which are 80% women, demand to see black men with white women. If there were more men watching porn, and more Jewish guys making porn, we'd see a lot fewer black men paired with white women in porn. Also, if there were more Jewish guys making porn, and more white guys watching it, we'd see a lot fewer skinny, ugly, pasty Jewish men as porn "studs." But that's what the 80% female porn audience demands - skinny, ugly, pasty Jewish "studs."

And clearly, it's wymminz who keep Israel from getting the South Africa treatment; 'cuz scrawny, rich, brainy Jews beating up on muscular, poor, dumb Palestinians plays right into the female need for tattooed bike messengers.

And the whole "total blackout on treating Jews evenhandedly" thing is clearly female-motivated, too. Because women like dark, muscular, stupid, dangerous men, a description that fits Ashkenazis to a "T." Nothing says "alpha" like the holocaust.

And the whole "total blackout on black crime" thing is clearly female-motivated, too. Because women like dark, muscular, stupid, dangerous men, but they DEFINITELY don't like being told how dangerous dark, muscular, stupid, dangerous men are.

Makes perfect sense! When that Adler guy in CA went put out his ad about how minorities should stick together, he was actually appealing to white wymminz! The sneaky devil.

It's all about white wymminz, and their unwillingness to hear anything "icky." Fortunately, "whitey did it," "pervasive white racism and white privilege" and "you'll get yours soon" aren't icky at all. And we know the holocaust isn't "icky," since we've got a couple thousand movies about that.

The broad mass of white women are some idiosyncratic, but politically-canny devils, I tell ya.

In conclusion, I'd like to point out that Whiskey's enthusiasm for serially pushing women under the bus is obviously why Steve isn't taken seriously. If Jared Taylor lets Whiskey start posting at Amren, it's curtains for his celebrity status.

Svigor said...

On the other hand, McCain would probably win in 2012 if he got the numbers he did in 2008, so maybe the Republican chances aren't all that bad.

Silver said...

Can I ask a question?

What is "NAMs" that people refers to here?


Negroes and Mexicans.

Anonymous said...

Silver said...
Can I ask a question?

What is "NAMs" that people refers to here?

Negroes and Mexicans.

5/19/11 1:42 AM


uh..actually it means non-Asian minority.

Silver said...

uh..actually it means non-Asian minority.

Sure, sure...