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Gunman forces victim to apologize for what ‘white people did to black people’

Posted by on Aug. 16, 2013 at 6:15 PM
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Gunman forces victim to apologize for what ‘white people did to black people’

Seattle-area man was arrested on multiple charges for pointing a handgun at another man and demanded that he apologize “for all the things white people did to black people.”

Chikwanha E. Nyashanu, 35, was ordered held on $100,000 bail Tuesday after being arraigned on charges of malicious harassment and second-degree assault. King County District Court Judge Arthur R. Chapman called his actions “inexplicable” and deemed him a danger to the community, according to MyNorthwest.

“There appears to be no reason for this kind of behavior,” he said.

County prosecutors indicated Thursday that they will ask the court for a bail increase to $500,000 after learning that Nyashanu may have threatened as many as three other individuals Sunday in the same Seattle neighborhood.

Court documents indicate that police were notified that an unknown male had threatened someone with a handgun.

“Responding officers located a possible suspect in the area and ordered him to the ground,” the report said. “The suspect failed to follow the order. The suspect was tased.”

The victim, who is white, identified Nyashanu as the “same person who had just pointed a handgun at him for 15-20 seconds and demanded he apologize for all the things white people did to black people.” Nyashanu is a black male.

The weapon retrieved from the defendant was loaded, and a backpack in his possession contained “multiple rounds of ammunition” according to the court documents.

A woman, identifying herself as the defendant’s mother, appeared at Tuesday’s hearing and told the court that her son “has never exhibited any aggressive behavior toward others.”

“I am just pretty astounded that this is happening,” she said. Complicating matters further, the woman was described as white.

Court records reveal, however, that Nyashanu has a 2002 weapons-related conviction, a 2006 conviction for obstruction of justice conviction as well as reckless endangerment in 2009.

This is just the latest example of the hypersensitivity we’ve seen exhibited lately by the press and others, whether over a rodeo clown wearing an Obama mask, Oprah Winfrey’s imagined racial slights or accusations of racism directed toward George Zimmerman against all evidence to the contrary.

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“Duck Dynasty’s” Jase Robertson, a “victim of facial profiling.”

“The Five’s” co-host Greg Gutfeld recentlycommented that it all comes down to skin, but not skin color — skin thickness.

Fox News reported Friday that “Duck Dynasty” star Jase Robertson was kicked out of New York City’s Trump International Hotel when an employee thought the fully-bearded man was homeless. Unlike Winfrey and the rest, Robertson showed true class and grace by laughing the incident off and calling it a case of “facial profiling.”

We could all learn from Robertson.

by on Aug. 16, 2013 at 6:15 PM
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Della529
by Matlock on Aug. 16, 2013 at 6:18 PM
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 And the Second Semi-Annual DarP award goes to...

Lizard_Lina
by Silver Member on Aug. 16, 2013 at 6:18 PM
Here we go
momtoscott
by Platinum Member on Aug. 16, 2013 at 6:21 PM

And your point would be ... ? 

katy_kay08
by on Aug. 16, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Just to point out for the folks that say "white people aren't protected by hate crime laws", malicious harassment is the state's hate crime statute.  So clearly, as evidenced by this story, whites are protected under hate crime statutes.  

ExecutiveChick
by Bronze Member on Aug. 16, 2013 at 6:29 PM

I don't have a point yet. I simply posted the "Apt" to the group CEHT, story and wait to see where it goes. Then form a point.


Quoting momtoscott:

And your point would be ... ? 



PamR
by Pam on Aug. 16, 2013 at 7:11 PM

<sigh>

candlegal
by Judy on Aug. 16, 2013 at 7:16 PM
thank you for posting this, something tells me we are going to be seeing more and more of this.

Quoting ExecutiveChick:I don't have a point yet. I simply posted the "Apt" to the group CEHT, story and wait to see where it goes. Then form a point.
Quoting momtoscott:And your point would be ... ? 
mehamil1
by Platinum Member on Aug. 16, 2013 at 7:31 PM

I'm surprised it doesn't happen all the time all over the place. 

Just shows how much self control Black people have. I don't think what this guy did was right but I understand the anger as much as I can as a white woman. I'll never know the extent of the shit they go through simply because I am white but I am well aware of how they are shit on all over the place on an almost daily basis. 

Quoting candlegal:

thank you for posting this, something tells me we are going to be seeing more and more of this.

Quoting ExecutiveChick:I don't have a point yet. I simply posted the "Apt" to the group CEHT, story and wait to see where it goes. Then form a point.
Quoting momtoscott:And your point would be ... ? 
ExecutiveChick
by Bronze Member on Aug. 16, 2013 at 8:48 PM
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Oh good grief! I suppose that is one perspective.

Here is another...

The President is a black man. He is where he is because of this countries policies, the tax payers and the opportunity created for blacks in this country.

The wealthiest woman in this country (And I believe on the planet)is a black woman "BILLIONAIRE" because of this countries policies, the tax payers and the opportunity created for blacks in this country.

Any black person who believes they are a victim, it's because they have CHOSEN to be a victim rather than CHOOSING to be more.

IMHO, your view, while I believe you think you are being empathetic, is really what I believe to be the ugliest form of racism. The racism that makes you see all blacks as victims and not capable of overcoming their circumstances Like our President and Oprah did (Only 2 examples of the many, MANY successful blacks that have overcome life's challenges). Seeing them less.


Quoting mehamil1:

I'm surprised it doesn't happen all the time all over the place. 

Just shows how much self control Black people have. I don't think what this guy did was right but I understand the anger as much as I can as a white woman. I'll never know the extent of the shit they go through simply because I am white but I am well aware of how they are shit on all over the place on an almost daily basis. 

Quoting candlegal:

thank you for posting this, something tells me we are going to be seeing more and more of this.

Quoting ExecutiveChick:I don't have a point yet. I simply posted the "Apt" to the group CEHT, story and wait to see where it goes. Then form a point.
Quoting momtoscott:And your point would be ... ? 



ExecutiveChick
by Bronze Member on Aug. 16, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Now I have a point :)

See above


Quoting momtoscott:

And your point would be ... ? 



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