|“Mobs are ubiquitous in The Simpsons: it only takes a tiny catalyst to transform a crowd from a band of angels to a bloodthirsty lynch mob and back again.”|
Lynching is a murder carried out by a mob, often by hanging, but also by burning at the stake or shooting, in order to punish an alleged transgressor, or to intimidate, control, or otherwise manipulate a population of people.
Lynching is sometimes mistakenly thought of as an exclusively North American activity, but it is found around the world as vigilantes act to punish people outside the rule of law.
Now would you like to have a look-see at an actual lynching in progress? First, here's the story being circulated:
November 5, 2013: Members of Renisha McBride’s family said they believe the African-American woman was racially profiled by the homeowner. They said McBride, whose cell phone had died, had gone up to the house on Outer Drive seeking help after she was involved in an auto accident early Saturday morning.
They say McBride was shot in the back of the head with a shotgun as she turned to leave.Police released few details and would only say that McBride was shot as she stood on the porch.
“Why didn’t he call 911?” asked Bernita Spinks, 48, of Allen Park, an aunt of McBride. “That’s what I want to know. ... It’s racial profiling.”
Spinks said the man who shot her niece was arrested, but later let go. She said she didn’t know why McBride was driving in that area.
...and the lynching began:McBride’s family said they were told the house was about four blocks away from where the accident occurred. Spinks said McBride had been driving her 2001 white Ford Taurus when she struck another car, parked and walked to find help. LINK
black teenage girl shot in the back of the head by homeowner after knocking on door for help #RenishaMcbride http://t.co/yJyezqYDbd
— Tierra Leone (@PaintingDaBlues) November 6, 2013
Justice For Renisha McBride, now. Trayvon Martin all over again. #RenishaMcBride #JusticeNow
— swayne harris (@swayneharris) November 6, 2013
Homeowner shot #renishamcbride in the back of the head, claims he feared for his life, Police lax on investigation.we need you here Rev.
— RACHEL SALTMARSHALL (@RACHELTHESALT) November 6, 2013
Im curious to know how America will justify the murder of #RenishaMcBride
— TheOriginalAshleyRae (@AshleyRae817) November 6, 2013
#RenishaMcBride was only 19 years old. She survived a car accident only to be killed by a coward. http://t.co/TpZuVyzdgX
— T. Brown (@TheBlackVoice) November 7, 2013
RT @jasiri_x: According to her aunt #RenishaMcBride was shot in the back of the head as she walked off the porch http://t.co/wiGSUxAgbw
— Davey D (@mrdaveyd) November 7, 2013
Going in depth on the #RenishaMcBride story now on #CNN. She was shot to death on the porch in Detroit. Was it racial profiling?
— Don Lemon (@DonLemonCNN) November 8, 2013
Video by Dream Hampton who seems more interested in promoting her videos than finding justice for anyone. "Who is this man, who is he connected to, and why don't we know his name??"
...and it's not an official lynching until Michael Skolnik gives his blessing:
Why is identity of the person who shot and killed Renisha McBride being protected? If he is claiming self defense, then prove it!! #Nerdland
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) November 10, 2013
Why is the identity of the person who shot and killed Renisha McBride being protected? If the person is not a minor, release the name!@dreamhampton announces: "Looks like we finally have #RenishaMcBride's killer's name: Theodore Paul Wafer"
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) November 8, 2013
November 10, 2013 The Voice of Detroit exposes the man who shot Renisha McBride. (@dreamhampton)
We live in a new day. When mainstream media fails to get answers, indy & social media can. Theodore Wafer = killer of #RenishaMcBride.
— Dawud Walid (@DawudWalid) November 10, 2013
Notice in the last video on this page members of the vigil are walking right up to the door of the man's home.
|Vigil attendees illegally walk right up to door of Mr. Wafer's home|
The story is only building momentum and people seem to be losing patience. What is so wrong about wanting justice - stirring the pot - marching for a cause? Nothing....as long as you're being truthful and you're not giving out the name and address of the person you THINK might be a murderer because the family told you so. Tweeting the man's full name and address that you THINK is the murderer in a town where people kill each other over $20 or for shit's and giggles, is like signing the man's death warrant.
There are very few facts available as of this writing that we know for certain: 1)Renisha McBride smashed her car into another car on Bramell Rd at 1:30 a.m., on Saturday, November 2, 2013 2) An ambulance was called but Renisha left the scene after being told they were on their way 3) At 3:40 am she was shot in the face, below her mouth, by a homeowner about one mile from where she had her wreck. 4) Mr. Wafer called 911 - That is all we know as fact.
Read this story and you'll see what can happen when righteous mob mentality reaches fever pitch:
Two Europeans accused of murdering a young boy in the most popular tourist resort in Madagascar have been burnt to death by a mob of vigilantes, it emerged today.
A third European man who was quizzed over the alleged killing of the eight-year-old boy was lynched hours later and his body set ablaze in a separate attack.
Locals on the Madagascan island of Nosy Be are allegedly pictured watching one of two European men accused of murdering an eight-year-old boy being burnt to death on Wednesday night
|Taking video of the burning bodies on a cell phone|
There were claims that the men, whose surnames have not been revealed, had not only killed the boy, but cut off his tongue and genitals.
Police commander Guy Bobin Randriamaro said: "The rioters launched a manhunt and killed the Europeans."Mr Randriamaro said the men were finally chased and cornered on the palm-fringed Ambatoloaka beach on Nosy Be, where they were attacked.They were kept alive long enough to be tortured, and are said to have ‘confessed’ to killing the boy, and to trafficking organs, before both were set on fire. Both died from their burns.
Does this sound familiar?
Many Madagascar residents believe human organs are ‘stolen’ for use by cults, or in witchcraft ceremonies.It is common for them to blame outsiders for this practice, and incidents of mob justice are commonplace.
If you want mob rule, go to Madagascar, we are trying to be civilized here.