After Bernie Goetz shot the four thugs, more brave blacks stepped forward in the Edmund Perry case a year later.<quoted text>
Remember it well. Easy to blame the black boogie man; everyone wants to believe that story. I hope the truth comes out, whatever it is. Tough to be poor and black, especially in the South. No one gives a shyt.
Perry, a black teenager from Phillips Exeter Academy, along with his brother, mugged a cop and ended up getting himself killed. When Perry's brother Jonah was prosecuted for the mugging, two of the witnesses against Jonah were his black neighbors.
One neighbor testified that Jonah told him the night of the incident that his brother was shot when they were mugging someone. Another neighbor said Jonah told her that night that he tried to beat up a guy who turned out to be a cop. This was in a courtroom full of rabble-rousers, amen-ing everything defense lawyer Alton Maddox said.
They told the truth knowing they'd have to go back to the neighborhood. Whatever happened to them? Why aren't they the heroes? Where's THEIR Hollywood movie? There was a movie about the Perry case. It was titled: "Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story." (The grand jury had no difficulty finding the motive: The cop was being mugged.)
In the middle of one of these racial passion plays, it takes ENORMOUS COURAGE FOR A BLACK PERSON to step forward and say, "Yeah, I heard him say he mugged the cop," "If I had been Bernie Goetz, I would have shot them, too," or "I know George, he's my friend."
That last one was Elouise Dilligard, George Zimmerman's final defense witness. Clear as a bell, this black woman spoke warmly about "my neighbor George" and went on to describe his nose being disfigured and bloody right after the shooting.
YOU WON'T SEE HER ON CNN, THOUGH. In fact, you'll never hear a peep about any of these courageous black people, unless you obsessively research every "race" case of the last 30 years.
Whites never need to be brave this way. THERE'S ABSOLUTELY NO PRESSURE ON WHITE PEOPLE TO ROOT FOR THEIR RACE. In fact, there's often pressure to root against their race. Instead of being asked to weep over President Obama's ever having been looked at suspiciously (probably by Jesse Jackson), could we reflect on the fortitude of ordinary black citizens who resist "racial solidarity" and speak the truth?