When “arrested without incident” becomes “white privilege”

posted at 8:01 pm on January 5, 2015 by Jazz Shaw

Leave it to our fine mainstream media to build an entire narrative based on one, off the bell curve incident. The latest case of this comes from Charles Blow at the New York Times who makes a herculean effort to show that cops are just, you know… racists. Why? Because one of the many maniacs roaming the country wound up being arrested without incident and wasn’t gunned down by the Five O. And she happened to be white. I include a fair bit of this just to give Blow a fair chance here.

The day after Christmas, a shooter terrorized the streets of a Chattanooga, Tenn., neighborhood. According to the local newspaper, the shooter was “wearing body armor” and “firing multiple shots out her window at people and cars.” One witness told the paper that the shooter was “holding a gun out of the window as if it were a cigarette.”

“Officers found two people who said they were at a stop sign when a woman pulled up in a dark-colored sedan and fired shots into their vehicle, hitting and disabling the radiator. Then more calls reported a woman pointing a firearm at people as she passed them in her car, and that she fired at another vehicle in the same area.”

When police officers came upon the shooter, the shooter led them on a chase. The shooter even pointed the gun at a police officer.

Surely this was not going to end well. We’ve all seen in recent months what came of people who did far less. Surely in this case officers would have been justified in using whatever force they saw fit. Right?

According to the paper, the shooter was “taken into custody without incident or injury.”

Who was this shooter anyway? Julia Shields, a 45-year-old white woman.

Blow describes this as “the privilege” of being detained without incident or injury. Given the hashtags running all around on Twitter regarding these protests, it’s not much of a stretch to see this as a thinly disguised claim of #WhitePrivilege. And if all you knew of any of these stories was Blow’s description, your conclusion would probably be clear. Holy cow! He’s right! The cops must all be racists!

Of course, Blow only cites one bit of coverage of the story (available here) and, indeed, all it says is that the white woman in question was arrested without incident. Now, I’ll agree that Ms. Shields is probably lucky to be alive. Towards the end of things she did indeed point a weapon at an officer briefly, and if the police had dropped her right then I don’t think anyone would blame them. I certainly wouldn’t. But the cop was under cover, and if Charles Blow had the journalistic integrity to check a few more sources where additional interviews were conducted, he would have found this.

Lt. Joel when asked about a possible motive, replied: “At this time it’s still being investigated but it’s pretty safe to say she is a mental health consumer so I can only speculate.”

After a brief car chase, police say shields stopped in the middle of the road and aimed her gun at an officer. Authorities say the officer was able to talk Shields into putting her weapon down. She was taken to custody without incident or injury.

Now, just to be clear, I still think the officers probably should have just taken her out, but they put in the time, defused the situation and took her in alive. So they must do that with all white people, right? Well, here’s a story from just this week which you’ll probably never hear about from Charles Blow or on any of the cable news outlets.

A man shot and killed by San Francisco police had brandished what appeared to be a handgun but was actually an air gun, officials said.

“We don’t know his motive or why he challenged the officers or approached them in the first place,” police spokesman Albie Esparza told KPIX-TV. “It was very erratic behavior by the suspect, very unusual.”

Whoa! Another guy with an Airsoft pistol was gunned down by the cops? How is that not all over the news and generating marches on the Mayor’s office? Oh, wait… (emphasis added)

The shooting took place around 5:15 p.m. Sunday outside the Mission District police station, Esparza said. Officers fired after the 32-year-old white man, who has yet to be identified, pulled the gun from his waistband. Three officers had ordered the man to leave a restricted parking lot The officers got into a police vehicle to leave and the man blocked their way, Esparza said. The man lifted his sweater and showed what appeared to be the butt of a handgun. When he pulled it out, two of the officers opened fire, hitting him three times.

It was a white cop shooting a white guy. (Which happens pretty much every week.) And, as such, you’ll never hear about it on the news. For the record, just as with the woman above and so many other cases covering people of all colors and gender, the cops had every right to shoot him. I have no sympathy for him. If you pull out a gun when confronted by the cops (or anything that looks like a gun) bad things are going to happen.

I guess that guy in San Francisco didn’t make out so well with his White Privilege, huh? Maybe somebody should mention that to Charles Blow.


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I got as far as Charles Blow…

bernzright777 on January 5, 2015 at 8:06 PM

Charles Blow is a racist.

RebeccaH on January 5, 2015 at 8:06 PM

Racists can all burn in the hell of their own making, I don’t care what color they are. These days apparently, the biggest racists of all aren’t white. They’re the scum pushing this white priv. crap.

and that’s exactly what it is. Crap.

Andy__B on January 5, 2015 at 8:07 PM

This is Chucky Blow, so why are we even bothering? Let me know when he’s exhausted his supply of “black mendacity”, hmmmm Kay?

wolfplus3 on January 5, 2015 at 8:10 PM

but it’s pretty safe to say she is a mental health consumer

Oh she was Prog-tarded…GOT IT..!!

Pelosi Schmelosi on January 5, 2015 at 8:10 PM

Given the hashtags running all around on Twitter regarding these protests, it’s not much of a stretch to see this as a thinly disguised claim of #WhitePrivilege.

Twitter and other social media allow non-identifiable user IDs and as long as that exists, social media (especially twitter) will be fraught with a plethora of very crazy individuals who rely on a being anony to act-out against others. Taken to extremes, and many accounts like that on twitter, especially, are extreme, they intentionally target the RIght, and especially Christians, with all sorts of irrational insults, accusations, even allegations.

Which is why Conservatives using twitter, especially, should continue to use twitter. It matters when they do.

The “#whiteprivilege” hashtag is another example of some people behaving cravenly who either can’t or won’t define just what they mean by insulting so many other people with it.

Someone has new shoes, or is eating an ice cream cone. Someone else resents them for that (either/or). So they start screaming whatever-works at and about them. That’s about how the Left uses twitter. Have a nice pair of shoes? “You’re a racist.”

Lourdes on January 5, 2015 at 8:12 PM

Another case of selective reporting and the Myth of White Privilege…

Unarmed White Man Killed by Cops; Not Protests, No Riots, No Looting, No Fires, No Charges of Racism

30 December 2014 – An unarmed white man was shot and killed by police in the small town of Dothan, Alabama, on Tuesday, and so far there have been no visible riots, protests or charges of police brutality or racism. Nor have there been groups formed or Twitter hashtags like #WhiteLivesMatter.

Dothan, AL, Police say that Robert Earl Lawrence attempted to turn over an animal, reportedly a stray cat, at a local animal shelter on Tuesday afternoon, but refused to show the required identification. Police arrived on the scene after Lawrence was allegedly acting “disorderly” when he was not allowed to leave the animal without showing identification.

When police officers arrived on the scene, a physical altercation then occurred, which resulted in Lawrence being fatally shot in the abdomen, according to police reports.

The Dothan Eagle reported on New Year’s Eve that Lawrence died as a result of the gunshot.

Thus far, there have also not been movements started to stop animal shelter’s from requiring ID, similar as there is from leftist Democrats to stop voter ID.

According to WKRG, the ALEA State Bureau of Investigation “quickly responded to the scene and will handle the investigation by request of the Dothan Police Department.

Resist We Much on January 5, 2015 at 8:15 PM

And the Left assumes that, because they’re Leftwing, they can do *whatever* to and about “cops” and any reaction is “racist” when they do.

Lourdes on January 5, 2015 at 8:16 PM

Even when justified, shooting still involves lots of paperwork and meetings.

Julia is damn lucky to be alive.

rbj on January 5, 2015 at 8:17 PM

#WhiteLivesMatter

Let’s see the leftist/racist trolls come out and argue how that’s racist.

Andy__B on January 5, 2015 at 8:24 PM

I guess the black people’s grand jury didn’t get enough traction to bring back #Feguson, so the left has filed suit on behalf of a juror

The investigation of Wilson “had a stronger focus on the victim than in other grand jury cases,” the suit says. The presentation of evidence and “the State’s counsel to the grand jury” had “differed markedly and in significant ways … from the hundreds of matters presented to the grand jury earlier in its term.”

The suit also claims the legal guidelines presented to jurors in applying facts of the case were “muddled and untimely” compared to other cases.

The plaintiff is represented by the American Civil Liberties Union and the law firm of Sowers & Wolf, in Town and Country.

“The rules of secrecy must yield because this is a highly unusual circumstance,” Tony Rothert, legal director of the ACLU of Missouri, said in a prepared statement. “The First Amendment prevents the state from imposing a lifetime gag order in cases where the prosecuting attorney has purported to be transparent.”

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/michael-brown-case-grand-juror-sues-st-louis-county-prosecutor/article_e88d07f3-5e9d-57d9-a7a1-cdcd85de9633.html

they want themselves a scalp…and that scalp would be Darren Wilson’s.

The left wants ‘special prosecutors’ for all police cases. Well, that certainly helps the criminals. But even lefties like Tobin aren’t so sure they want to jump

It is true that local prosecutors like Thompson have, on occasion, brought successful cases against local police officers. And outsiders, who are not subject to the usual checks and balances on prosecutors, can abuse their freedom. “When you start to talk about special prosecutors—do we really want another Ken Starr?” Frank Sedita, the Erie County District Attorney, asked in response to Schneiderman, referring to the federal independent counsel who led the investigation of President Bill Clinton. The risk, according to Sedita, is ending up with “somebody who is not accountable to the public and specifically not accountable to the citizens of that county.”

Schneiderman’s idea has considerable appeal; his judgment in the Eric Garner case would surely have had more credibility than the one rendered by Donovan. Still, special prosecutors are not necessarily good or bad. Like the locals they replace, they are only as good as the cases they bring, or refrain from bringing. That, ultimately, will rest on the good judgment of the individuals involved, and no one has yet figured out a way of putting the right person in place all the time.

Justice is a subtle thing….the Left wants to put a thumb on the scales, especially wrt black incarceration.

Rather than talk about drug laws…which would have bipartisan support…they want to dis the police.

r keller on January 5, 2015 at 8:25 PM

#BlackBrunchNYC protests disrupt ‘white’ N.Y. breakfast spots
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/01/05/blackbrunchnyc-brings-police-brutality-protests-to-white-breakfast-spots/

Pelosi Schmelosi on January 5, 2015 at 8:26 PM

I say we just wall up the ghettos and let blacks self-govern themselves for a while. Clearly they don’t trust whites to do the job so let them fend for themselves. No cops out there “hunting” blacks for fun. No profiling of the DeBlasio’s mixed-race brat. No having to put up with whites at all! It will be just like Detroit now, but as a gated community!

Happy Nomad on January 5, 2015 at 8:27 PM

I don’t believe Blow and others doing the same thing are making honest arguments. They are seizing upon an opportunity to further inflame a bunch of knee-jerk idiots. It’s pathetic.

forest on January 5, 2015 at 8:31 PM

#WhiteLivesMatter

Let’s see the leftist/racist trolls come out and argue how that’s racist.

Andy__B on January 5, 2015 at 8:24 PM

How about BlueLivesMatterMore? Let’s see these filthy animals argue that Michael Brown or Eric Garner’s deaths were far more a crushing blow to humanity than the death of a police officer.

Happy Nomad on January 5, 2015 at 8:31 PM

if Charles Blow had the journalistic integrity

Blow has NO integrity. Blow has an agenda.

GarandFan on January 5, 2015 at 8:34 PM

Charles Blow…

it’s pretty safe to say she HE is a mental health consumer

Pelosi Schmelosi on January 5, 2015 at 8:34 PM

So what?

By which I mean, for the sake of argument lets say that everything he says is true, and “white privilege” rules the country.

What then? What’s the solution he will propose to fix this that the left hasn’t tried – at great expense – a million times before?

Rebar on January 5, 2015 at 8:38 PM

I remember listening to Rush in 2008 talking about the narrative being pushed about Obama that electing him would heal racial divisions in America, let us move beyond the past after so much turmoil of years gone by.

Even some Republicans were buying this, in columns and TV appearances.

Rush predicted the exact opposite would happen, that any resistance to Obama’s agenda or criticism of his actions would be attributed to racism and it would make things far worse than they otherwise would have been.

The man was right on the money, it is now clear and indisputable.

Brian1972 on January 5, 2015 at 8:38 PM

Chudi!!!!!

Del Dolemonte on January 5, 2015 at 8:39 PM

Charles Blow. Who’s his “life partner”, James Suck.

TXUS on January 5, 2015 at 8:41 PM

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report
Saturday, December 27, 2014

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County:

SHIELDS, JULIA A 1504 CLOVERDALE DRIVE
HIXSON, 37343 45 Chattanooga

ATTEMPTED FIRST DEGREE MURDER
ATTEMPTED FIRST DEGREE MURDER
ATTEMPTED FIRST DEGREE MURDER
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
POSS.A FIREARM DURING COMMISSIION OR ATTEMPT TO CO
EVADING ARREST FELONY
RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT FELONY

http://www.chattanoogan.com/2014/12/27/290949/Latest-Hamilton-County-Jail-Booking.aspx

canopfor on January 5, 2015 at 8:46 PM

“White privilege”?

Left won’t discuss this but denigrates any who publish these statistics — statistics that are based on facts.

http://i.imgur.com/d0U0rSq.jpg

Lourdes on January 5, 2015 at 8:46 PM

FL Man Beats Police Officer Outside Dallas Phone Store – Causing Cuts, Bruises, Possible Brain Damage

Dallas News reported:

Police say a 26-year-old Florida man beat an officer who tried to get him to leave a Far North Dallas cellphone store.

Thomas Landell Davidson of Lake Wales, Fla., has been charged with assaulting a public servant and criminal trespass. Police say the officer suffered multiple cuts and bruises and showed signs of a brain injury.

Police say Davidson tried to pay for three cellphones in cash Sunday at the wireless store in the 13700 block of Dallas Parkway. The cashier declined and asked Davidson to leave, making him upset, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

The officer, who was working off-duty security at the store, walked over to Davidson and grabbed him by the arm to get him to leave, police said.

Police said the officer escorted Davidson out, pushed him out the doors and told him he was no longer welcome in the store. Police said that is when Davidson turned around and clocked the officer “at least three times.” Davidson is listed at 5-foot-10 and 225 pounds.

After throwing the punches, Davidson grabbed the cop’s uniform and pulled him outside, police said. The two tried to take each other down; Davidson succeeded.

Police said Davidson straddled the officer’s chest and began beating him. A pair of onlookers came over and tried to pull Davidson off of the cop.

The officer managed to sit up and use his Taser on Davidson, but only one prong made contact, and didn’t appear to have an effect, according to the affidavit. The officer then took Davidson down, straddled him and used his stun gun repeatedly on Davidson’s back.

Davidson is black…and is still ALIVE!

Resist We Much on January 5, 2015 at 8:46 PM

Oh my golly I just realized I’m a RAAAAACIST…

I’ll have an egg WHITE omelette, with a side order of toasted WHITE bread, and a glass of milk please

#WhitePriviledge

Pelosi Schmelosi on January 5, 2015 at 8:49 PM

Woman in Body Armor Leads Police on Car Chase After Shooting Spree – Julia Shields – Tennessee
Published on Dec 29, 2014
*************************

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJKm3i_uutg

canopfor on January 5, 2015 at 8:50 PM

This meme that the police are hard on blacks is so weak, it’s all they’ve got now in terms of civil rights issues, and they’ve got the President behind them, and Holder, and the MSM, but still. Do they really want to highlight how much more often blacks commit violent crimes than whites? And the facts, the circumstances of such encounters, are generally not on their side either. But they just keep going with it, and will not stop until blacks are allowed to commit crimes without resistance, which means one thing above all others — a lot more black victims of crimes, particularly violent crimes like murder.

LashRambo on January 5, 2015 at 8:51 PM

Here’s some darts to pop the ferguson balloon.

So much for #gentlegiantprivilege.

Andy__B on January 5, 2015 at 8:53 PM

Charles Blow is a racist.

RebeccaH on January 5, 2015 at 8:06 PM

Blow has NO integrity. Blow has an agenda.

GarandFan on January 5, 2015 at 8:34 PM

Both of these are absolutely correct.

He is running an agenda, an intellectually, morally, and ethically bankrupt agenda that is shared by Obama, Holder, Farrakhan, Sharpton, de Blasio, Blow, the anarchist-marxist hard left nitwits of Occupy WS, CPUSA, etc.

People need to realize that the far left wallows in the agenda of race baiting and vile identity politics that is intended to divide, not unite. They need victims, so they create victims…and are, clearly, highly selective in whom they select as ‘victims’.

Athos on January 5, 2015 at 8:55 PM

Well, that’s as clear-cut and open-and-shut case as I’ve ever seen Charles Blow make.

flataffect on January 5, 2015 at 8:56 PM

This meme that the police are hard on blacks is so weak, it’s all they’ve got now in terms of civil rights issues, and they’ve got the President behind them, and Holder, and the MSM, but still. Do they really want to highlight how much more often blacks commit violent crimes than whites? And the facts, the circumstances of such encounters, are generally not on their side either. But they just keep going with it, and will not stop until blacks are allowed to commit crimes without resistance, which means one thing above all others — a lot more black victims of crimes, particularly violent crimes like murder.

LashRambo on January 5, 2015 at 8:51 PM

http://i.imgur.com/d0U0rSq.jpg

I don’t ascribe to or am involved in/with ANY politic, group, people, organization that defines itself/it’s cause/membership by race or on any terms associated with racial characteristics.

HOWEVER, even despite that, I am routinely harassed by the Left and other Progressives as being (so they allege, and it’s utterly irrational, not based on reality, in other words) “a white supremacist”.

AND YET most if not all of the Democrat/Leftwing political groups define by means of race, or gender (same discriminatory terms, in other words), and if any “White” person (me, in this case) mentions ANY aspect that contends with the Left-racism, I get irrationally labeled as some kind of “White racist”.

So what the Left seems to be after is SILENCING any discussion that points out the Left’s ills. They’re as racist as any can be — statistics, their own words, actions — define them as such.

Yet it’s those of us who comment about these issues that are cruelly and irrationally labeled by the Left.

Lourdes on January 5, 2015 at 8:58 PM

Results for #whitepriviledge

https://twitter.com/hashtag/whitepriviledge

canopfor on January 5, 2015 at 8:59 PM

What about the “orange privilege” that we see in the house of representatives?

Redstone on January 5, 2015 at 9:07 PM

Results for #whitepriviledge

https://twitter.com/hashtag/whitepriviledge

canopfor on January 5, 2015 at 8:59 PM

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/privilege?s=t
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/priviledge?s=t

The hashtagging idiots couldn’t even spell the word right.

Andy__B on January 5, 2015 at 9:09 PM

Resist We Much on January 5, 2015 at 8:46 PM

Too bad we got jobs and we’re not students or paid agitators. This is one I’d gladly show up to wreak havoc about. Thanks for sharing, and God bless that officer.

TXUS on January 5, 2015 at 9:09 PM

Results for #whitepriviledge

https://twitter.com/hashtag/whitepriviledge

canopfor on January 5, 2015 at 8:59 PM

“Hell is empty and all the devils are (there).”

with apologies to William Shakespeare for the modified quote above.

I’m not referring to race. I’m referring to depravity.

Lourdes on January 5, 2015 at 9:10 PM

What the he11 is a “mental health consumer”?
How exactly do you consume mental health?

Just more PC BS jibberish.

dentarthurdent on January 5, 2015 at 9:15 PM

How about this?

If whites had “white privilege”, they would be living in a country without blacks with their extreme “affirmative action” race preferences, extremely high welfare rate and their staggeringly high violent crime rate.

VorDaj on January 5, 2015 at 9:17 PM

If Obama had not destroyed the job market I think maybe there would not be so many with the time or inclination to protest over lies.

This is some kind of attempt to keep Black Americans voting Democrat. Which is against their own best interest. They must have been losing them, so they drummed up this latest bunch of lies to exploit historical fears.

petunia on January 5, 2015 at 9:21 PM

Here’s some darts to pop the ferguson balloon.
So much for #gentlegiantprivilege.

Andy__B on January 5, 2015 at 8:53 PM

Except the article you linked to says it was NOT Brown in the video and that the video was recorded in Texas.

I don’t doubt Brown was a thug, but trying prove that by using videos of other people that look vaguely similar doesn’t accomplish anything.

dentarthurdent on January 5, 2015 at 9:21 PM

canopfor on January 5, 2015 at 8:59 PM

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/privilege?s=t
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/priviledge?s=t

The hashtagging idiots couldn’t even spell the word right.

Andy__B on January 5, 2015 at 9:09 PM

Andy__B: The twits probably added (d),..for Dumbocrats!:)

canopfor on January 5, 2015 at 9:22 PM

blink on January 5, 2015 at 9:16 PM

Think you have your stories mixed up. The one Jazz was writing about said nothing about him being tazed.

Barred on January 5, 2015 at 9:24 PM

Charles Blow has the lovely endearing leftist quality of smugness down cold

rik on January 5, 2015 at 9:27 PM

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canopfor on January 5, 2015 at 9:52 PM

In another clear example of racism, police decline to use guns on assailant in body armor.

The Schaef on January 5, 2015 at 10:45 PM

Blow is a lying leftist hack, which is his main qualification for NYT.

And his skin shade, of course.

Adjoran on January 6, 2015 at 12:12 AM

I think we just figured out who chudi really is!

Deadeye on January 6, 2015 at 12:24 AM

I say we just wall up the ghettos and let blacks self-govern themselves for a while. Clearly they don’t trust whites to do the job so let them fend for themselves. No cops out there “hunting” blacks for fun. No profiling of the DeBlasio’s mixed-race brat. No having to put up with whites at all! It will be just like Detroit now, but as a gated community!

Happy Nomad on January 5, 2015 at 8:27 PM

Tell them to leave the dead bodies outside the gate. SWAT will pick them up when they’ve secured the location. All 911 calls will get directed to the local Dem mayor’s office.

BuckeyeSam on January 6, 2015 at 2:26 AM

This poor sick Republic is spiraling down the drain at warp speed. The native Americans have self governed reservations . . . why not let the Blacks have the same thus eliminating white cops and all white authority below the federal level.

rplat on January 6, 2015 at 7:35 AM

I’m surprised that Jazz, in a Herculean effort to encourage “white equality” here (ex. “I still think the officers probably should have just taken her out”), failed to stress the most important point about those alleged criminals who survive encounters with the police: they don’t resist the arrest. If you decide to fight with the cops, which is your prerogative, bad things are likely to happen to you, and you will have no one to blame but yourself for the result.

JKG

jgoodish on January 6, 2015 at 8:22 AM

A perfect last name for good old Charlie…..

crosshugger on January 6, 2015 at 8:35 AM

A perfect last name for good old Charlie…..

crosshugger on January 6, 2015 at 8:35 AM

Tack on three more letters at the end and it would really be a perfect last name.

ricoliv on January 6, 2015 at 1:19 PM