Mr. White was convicted of shooting Daniel Cicciaro, 17, point-blank in the face on Aug. 9, 2006. Daniel and several friends had left a party and showed up Mr. White’s house just after 11 p.m. to challenge his son Aaron, then 19, to a fight, and had used threats, profanities and racial epithets. Mr. White awoke and grabbed a loaded Beretta pistol he kept in the garage of his house in Miller Place, a predominantly white hamlet on Long Island.
Mr. White testified that Aaron woke him from a deep sleep the night of the shooting, yelling that that “some kids are coming here to kill me.” Mr. White said he considered the angry teenagers a “lynch mob.”
He said their racist language recalled the hatred he saw as a child visiting the segregated Deep South and stories of his grandfather’s being chased out of Alabama in the 1920s by the Ku Klux Klan.
Mr. White testified that his grandfather taught him how to shoot and bequeathed him the pistol he used.
A lawyer for Mr. White, Frederick K. Brewington, insisted in his summation that this was a “modern-day lynch mob” and that Mr. White considered it “history replaying itself.”
Mr. White stood his ground against a few punks who, if left to their own devices, would have seriously injured or even managed to kill his son. For his troubles, he'll spend the next five to 15 years in prison.
Meanwhile, a man who went out of his way to pursue, corner, wrestle with and eventually kill a 17-year-old teen now has his freedom and, if he wants it, his gun.*
The above is further proof why claims of this country being in a so-called "post-racial" phase ring hollow. History has shown that the justice system will defend white hooligans who amass lynch mobs and terror gangs, all the while incarcerating blacks who dare defend themselves. This is why we are pissed.
Right about now, some conservative reader is shaking his or her head in disbelief, prepared to say the "liberal" justice system regularly springs "black mobs" all the time. I suggest that reader take a look at the arrest stats he or she loves to use to justify natural black criminality so much.**
*If I were George, I'd reconsider that offer. Being in a dark room with only your conscience and a loaded semi-auto for company can do some strange and permanent things to a person.
*In short, a black mob that breaks into a white home will get put down hard, one way or another.