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The racism and the three black teens that weren’t

What a terrible thing.

Christopher Lane, 22, was reportedly shot in the back as he jogged down a road in Duncan, Okla., in the middle of the afternoon last Friday. He was a victim of random violence, police say, after three teens — ages 15, 16 and 17 — saw him pass a house they were in. They allegedly got in a car, followed Lane and shot him.

The 17-year-old suspect, who police say confessed to the crime Sunday, said the boys were bored and “they just wanted to see [someone] die, or kill someone,” Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford said . .

That’s 16 year-old Chancey Luna on the left, 15 year-old alleged shooter James Edwards, center, and 17 year-old Michael Jones on the right. Luna is black, Edwards is probably too, but Jones is not. I need to point that out because conservatives are sure of one thing: This isn’t random violence. This is racism.

The National Review has got the goods:

Three Black Teens Kill White College Student; Racial Grievance Industry Silent

Somebody is unclear on which qualities – skin color for instance – belong to what race. But they’re somehow sure the victim was white. And really, what else matters? “Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson: call your office.” That’s so the two can thank the victim’s parents for being Caucasian, on behalf of the Review. Bill Buckley’s pimps were not the only race geniuses, Jammie Wearing Fools:

Three Teens Who Could Look Like Obama’s Son Murder Australian Man, NRA Gets Blamed

Maybe the President had an affair back in 1995 with a million-candlepower lighthouse. Maybe Johnny Winter has a niece in Chicago who can keep a secret. There has to be an explanation. As with everything else ‘Obama’ it’s all mysterious and entirely likely. But first a complaint:

Update: Some asshole from The Atlantic figured this would be a good time to take potshots at Oklahoma’s Republican senators while not even mentioning the names of the suspects or the racial aspect to the story. Of course!

Jammie was incensed The Atlantic’s Steve Clemons pointed out how Oklahoma favors giving guns rather than jobs to teenagers. I don’t want to be called an asshole too, so I’ll do whatever Jammie wants. Here come the “racial aspects” you were dying to hear about: The kids were black and brown and white. The lack of melanin on the part of some participants shouldn’t spoil a hate crime, right?

Oklahoma: Three Black Teens Murder White Australian Baseball Player Because They Were “Bored”

Weasel Zippers, and dead wrong. Can we get a witness? Somebody who knows something about what actually happened?

Chief Ford said yesterday the attack was not racially motivated.

“It was just three clowns who got together and decided to kill,” he said.

Everybody got that? Three teens of various colors “got together and decided to kill.” Which is not remotely like “Three Mau-Maus adjourned a tribal council and decided to eat a jogger.” Still, The Daily Caller:

Black teens in Oklahoma murder white Australian jogger for sport

The Examiner.com:

Black teens in Oklahoma shoot white man to death ‘for kicks’

World Net Daily:


It’s an Historic Race Crime, I tells ya. I understand Myrlie Evers lives in Oregon, so organizing a proper civil rights march could take at least a week, maybe more. Remember:

…Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford said he had secured the confession of Jones who had summoned investigators to his jail cell and claimed they were bored “so they decided to kill somebody”.

Chief Ford said the teens had no motive other than to ”make a name for themselves”.

Which is not had no motive other than to “drive the white man from Duncan, Oklahoma.” Though that is the sort of thing that used to happen in all sorts of places in America. Except that it happened to black people. Judging by the smoldering resentments across the entire right-wing spectrum, we may have mistaken the real victims of the Trayvon Martin shooting – or of at least the controversy.

And now this last bit, a special bonus. After an angry Aussie politician spoke out . .

Australians could help force the United States’ hand on gun control laws by not taking holidays there in response to the tragic death of Australian baseball player Chris Lane, says former Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer.

Lane, 22, was shot dead while jogging in Duncan, Oklahoma, on Friday. Fischer, who was a leading force behind John Howard’s renowned gun reforms in 1996, said he was “deeply angry” about the loss of Lane.

“Tourists thinking of going to the USA should think twice,” Fischer said. “This is the bitter harvest and legacy of the policies of the NRA that even blocked background checks for people buying guns at gunshows.”

. . what did conservatives make of his comments? This:

Australians told to boycott US after black teens kill white man ‘for fun’
Biz Pac Review | August 20, 2013 | Janeen Capizola

After three Oklahoma teens senselessly shot and killed rising college baseball star Chris Lane last week simply “just for fun,” Australia’s former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer has called for tourists to boycott the U.S.

No sense in letting anything spoil the reverse racism you’ve been rooting for. When the facts refuse to line up you can always just close your eyes.


Even when Richard Cohen’s a racist, he’s a joke

I can’t believe how much time I’ve spent parsing this “On the issue of racism I’m more or less a centrist” editorial of Richard Cohen’s currently dropping jaws across the internet. I’m not about to indulge him, or his dimwitted attempt to shake up what he believes is America’s too-polite racial politics [Mr. Cohen? Can I get you a seat near the window?], but I really do want to understand what he’s trying to get at. So here goes:

I don’t like what George Zimmerman did, and I hate that Trayvon Martin is dead. But I also can understand why Zimmerman was suspicious and why he thought Martin was wearing a uniform we all recognize.

If it’s something ‘we all recognize’, it must be true. So is Cohen saying we can tell a criminal by his clothes?

But I’m tired of politicians and others who have donned hoodies in solidarity with Martin and who essentially suggest that, for recognizing the reality of urban crime in the United States, I am a racist. The hoodie blinds them as much as it did Zimmerman.

Yes, he is. Criminals do like to wear hoodies. That’s how poor George Zimmerman recognized the ‘uniform’ yet knew nothing of Martin’s literal underlying innocence. On the other hand, it was politicians who remained willfully ‘blind’ to this:

. . the public knows young black males commit a disproportionate amount of crime. In New York City, blacks make up a quarter of the population, yet they represent 78 percent of all shooting suspects — almost all of them young men.

Black kids do like to commit crimes. So, to sum up:

The result was a quintessentially American tragedy — the death of a young man understandably suspected because he was black and tragically dead for the same reason.

. . that’s just how the dominoes fell. </cohen>

For many Americans, the tragedy came about because George Zimmerman made dangerous assumptions based on someone’s appearance. For Richard, it happened once Zimmerman made realistic assumptions for the same reasons. Or, in shorter fashion, it was Trayvon’s fault.


Zimmerman found not guilty

Breaking, unfortunately:

A Florida jury on Saturday found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, in a case that sparked a national debate on race and guns.

The panel of six women, which was sequestered, deliberated more than 16 hours over two days until nearly 10 p.m. on Saturday (0200 GMT Sunday).

Zimmerman appeared stoned-faced as the verdict was announced, but then showed a slight smile of relief. His parents embraced each other and his wife was tearful.


Demonstrators exclaimed disbelief, one by one, as they learned on their phones Saturday night that George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin.

At 10:02 p.m. ET “Justice for Trayvon!” chants erupted from fist-waving people at the fountain across from the courthouse.

“The system has failed!” irate demonstrators started chanting.

The waiting game under way for the hundreds of protesters anticipating a verdict outside the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center was finally over.

Nina Mays of Tulsa, Okla., was outraged by the verdict.

“This is going to impact a lot of people in a lot of different places,” Mays said minutes after the announcement., standing a few yards from chanting protesters.

“How is the law different for one and not for the other? Trayvon was standing his ground when Zimmerman came and messed with him, a young man coming from the store,” she said.

That’s a good question. How can the law be different for different people? It always has been, I suppose. It still is.

Of course:

And race was nowhere to be found in this case, though it loiters conspicuously on Twitter.


The Zimmerman clan, or klan, and the court of public opinion

The Zimmerman family are certainly paying close attention to what George’s lawyers, public relations flaks and social media advisers are telling them. Every two or so weeks one of them steps onto internet center stage and sings another charming passage of the rehabilitation opera.

Last month it was George’s brother Robert writing a piece for the Daily Caller. And wasn’t it a surprise to read that George spent his free time playing civil rights warrior:

In December 2010, a black homeless man named Sherman Ware was assaulted by a well-connected white man named Justin Collison in front of a bar in Sanford, Florida . .

My brother George Zimmerman, who lived in Sanford at the time, fought for justice on Ware’s behalf . .

George made fliers about the incident and distributed them at black churches. He asked the community for help, informing them of what he perceived to be a grave injustice. George was incensed that although a warrant for Collison’s arrest had been issued, Collison had not yet been arrested.

Meanwhile, though George pleaded with them, the evil NAACP did nothing. Until the brouha turned into a big deal, and then they stepped all over the poor wretch to take credit for whatever. In the meantime . .

. . George continued to demand that the police be held accountable. He attended a community meeting, where he spoke to the newly installed mayor and other leaders. He urged them to revoke the outgoing police chief’s pension. “The law is written in black and white,” George said. “It should not and cannot be enforced in the gray for those … in the thin blue line.”

Let’s pause a moment for everyone to dab their tears. In addition to this ‘Eyes On The Prize’ episode from the Zimmerman Public Broadcasting System, the family and their supporters have managed plenty more. They dug up better, bloodier photos of George on that fateful night. The lawyers also did swell business dirtying Trayvon in court, claiming they possessed a shocking video from the teen’s cellphone showing his pals beating up homeless men. When his ‘pals’ turned out to be more homeless people, the counselors snickered and offered an obligatory “Oops.” Mission accomplished.

And it continues. Today we see the latest effort in the extra-judicial trial. George’s dad, Robert Sr., just published an Amazon-available e-book about the murder called “Florida v. Zimmerman: Uncovering the Malicious Prosecution of my Son, George.” If you anticipated that the pater Zimmerman would exhibit a defter touch in matters of race than his sons, you were wrong.

The most striking chapter is called “Who Are The True Racists,” an apparent effort to rebut claims that his son’s actions were racially motivated.

Previously, Zimmerman Sr. “believed generally racism was a thing of the past.” He says that, personally, he hadn’t encountered much racism, even though his wife is Hispanic. But after his son shot and killed Trayvon Martin, however, Zimmerman learned that racism is “flourishing at the insistence of some in the African American Community.” He then goes on to list various black leaders and organizations that he believes are racist:

. . and I provide you the identities of these supremacists. See if your racial animus meter as well grows white hot at the mere mention of the brutes: The NAACP, President Ben Jealous, the Congressional Black Caucus, the United Negro College Fund, the National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers, the Martin family attorneys, and the NBA. They’re all racists, all of these organizations, all of these people, they can’t stand white people — every one of them.

If the gurus of public perception flitting about the Zimmerman compound believe this will endear George to the jurors among the masses, they’re stealing their salaries. Regular folk don’t think the NAACP are vicious. Nor do they think that cops and funeral directors are crazies. This makes me wonder if George’s begging America’s racists for donations for his defense wasn’t a rancid strategy. I wonder if it didn’t fill the Zimmermans’ pockets with bad intentions.

Zimmerman Sr. says that because of [Eric] Holder’s decision to investigate whether Trayvon Martin’s death violated federal civil rights laws, the FBI did not have “adequate resources to investigate clearly identified potential terrorist [sic] in the Boston area.” Now, “tragically, we have suffered the consequences of Mr. Holder’s politically motivated decisions.”

Both the Department of Justice and the FBI launched Sanford, Florida, investigations in March 2012. The Boston marathon was two months ago, in Boston. Maybe the Zimmermans are just morons.


What gets you life in prison by day is legal in the Texas night

Texas: Come for the barbecue, shoot and kill the hookers.

A Texas jury acquitted a man of the murder of a prostitute on the grounds that he was entitled to shoot her because she had “stolen” his property by taking his money but not having sex with him. The jury accepted Ezekiel Gilbert’s claim that he was only trying to retrieve his money when he shot 23-year-old Lenora Ivie Frago — an escort who he met on Craigslist — in the neck on Dec. 24, 2009, and hadn’t meant to kill her. Frago was paralyzed by the gunshot wound, and died seven months later.

Frago thought that ripping off a dog-dumb john wasn’t a capital offense. And she’d have been correct about that except for one crucial detail: The sun had already set.

Under Texas law, an individual is authorized to use deadly force to “retrieve stolen property at night,” and Gilbert’s lawyers cited that provision as justification for Gilbert’s action, reasoning that Frago had stolen $150 from him by taking his money without delivering sex.

Because she took his money “at night,” Ezekiel was allowed to shoot Frago in the neck, turn her into a quadriplegic, then snatch back his $150 from her frozen fingers. Also, to laugh his ass off for the following seven months while she clung to life and then died. There’s no requirement for the shooter to be involved in legal activity. So if Frago had shorted her pimp, he would have been entitled to shoot her too. “At night.”

The Texas provision authorizes deadly force not only to “retrieve stolen property at night” but also during “criminal mischief in the nighttime” and even to prevent someone who is fleeing immediately after a theft during the night or a burglary or robbery, so long as the individual “reasonably” thinks the property cannot be protected by other means.

Which means you can catch a glimpse of the next door neighbor’s kid, your son’s best friend, toilet-papering your yard on Halloween. You can run out the front door with your shotgun. You can make the poor boy run for his life in front of the trick-or-treaters, and then you can blow his head off. And it’s all perfectly legal, as long as it’s “in the nighttime.”


Right-wingers up to their same old tricks: whining, mayhem and murder

On the front page here, five months ago:

Arch-conservatives continue their banner August. In the first week of the month unemployed white supremacist Wade Page shot and killed six Sikhs at a temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. In week two unemployed gun nut and Palin/Beck/O’Reilly fan Thomas Caffall killed two people, one a constable, in College Station, Texas. Also in week two a group of barely-employed “sovereign citizens” and their girlfriends shot four Louisiana deputies in and around St. John the Baptist Parish, killing two.

Then four soldiers who planned a shooting spree (and a presidential assassination) were arrested before they could do any harm. Still: Ten dead and more wounded as the American right-wing made its presence known throughout August 2012. A hell of a month for the wingnuts.

The violence wasn’t that surprising. A 2009 Deparment of Homeland Security report predicted home-grown terrorism would likely emanate from the ultra-conservative crowd. As much as Michelle Malkin screamed about the conclusions, the report ended up being perfectly accurate. A trail of corpses proved how dangerous the far right-wing really were.

Which brings us to Monday. And the butthurts at the Daily Caller:

Army should fire author of report on conservative terrorism
Bill Wilson | President, Americans for Limited Government

. . the report warns of the rising militancy of so-called “anti-federalists” — or Americans who embrace radical notions like “civil activism, individual freedoms and self-government.” In other words, anyone expressing support for the fundamental democratic ideals upon which our nation was founded could be a terrorist.

According to [Dr. Arie] Perliger, these “anti-federalists” are dangerous because they “espouse strong convictions regarding the federal government, believing it to be corrupt and tyrannical, with a natural tendency to intrude on individuals’ civil and constitutional rights.”

Wait — government isn’t corrupt? And warrantless wiretaps, forced participation in a Social Security Ponzi scheme and Barack Obama’s health insurance mandate aren’t intrusions on our liberties?

It’s deja vu. And this is today, right now, this very hour and minute:

The man who ignited a hostage standoff in southern Alabama when he shot a bus driver and took a child into an underground bunker is a “survivalist” who has ties to the antigovernment movement, an official with the Dale County Sheriff’s Office told Hatewatch this morning.

The gunman is identified as Jimmy Lee Dykes, 65, a Vietnam veteran. On Tuesday afternoon, Dykes allegedly stormed into a school bus in Midland City, Ala., shooting the bus driver four times with a 9 mm pistol before taking a child to an underground bunker behind his home. The bus driver, identified as 66-year-old Charles Poland Jr., later died.

Tim Byrd, chief investigator with the Dale County Sheriff’s Office, told Hatewatch that Dykes had “anti-America” views. “His friends and his neighbors stated that he did not trust the government, that he was a Vietnam vet, and that he had PTSD,” Byrd said. “He was standoffish, didn’t socialize or have any contact with anybody. He was a survivalist type.”

Jimmy Lee Dykes is still holding the six year-old boy hostage and the police at bay.


Gina Miller misunderstands the ‘Shorter’

Gina Miller comes across a 2012 post featuring her and she doesn’t like it:

False Reporting on your site

I stumbled on a false quote attributed to me on the Sick Horses site, and I demand this be removed from your site: http://sickhorses.com/2012/03/29/gina-miller-trayvon-martin-came-from-a-sub-culture/

This ignorant misquote completely takes the meaning of my column out of context and attributes to it words I never wrote that are mixed in with words I did write–not to mention the Photoshopped image of my picture and Trayvon Martin’s image.

I never said, “It’s no surprise somebody shot Trayvon Martin.” NEVER. And, the rest of my words in the quote are doctored with other words that were not in my piece.

Delete this post immediately.

Gina Miller

Here is the offending material:

Pictured (l to r): elegant & eloquent, ugly & unintelligible

Shorter Gina Miller, Renew America:

“It’s no surprise somebody shot Trayvon Martin. Black people have become a sub-culture that glorifies incoherent music, anti-social behavior, despicable dress, and even its own unintelligible speech.”

Alright Gina. Let me explain the concept of the ‘Shorter.’ This is where I read something awful written by you and I do my best to understand what it is you’re trying to say. Then I compose a spirited synopsis and post it on my site. While it may look AS IF you had written it, the readers are aware that I have not in fact quoted you. Quoting the bloggers of Renew America is really not very funny. It is traditionally appalling. In the rare instance where I do quote somebody in a ‘Shorter,’ I make it clear. Like:

Pictured (l to r): geh basher, feh slasher

Shorter Verbatim Gina Miller, Renew America:

“America’s foundation is hanging by a thread, and the homo-radicals are wielding hell-sharpened scissors.”

See? I crossed out ‘Shorter.’ Because you wrote:

The militant homosexual campaign against our society is one that seeks to destroy the Christian moral foundation upon which this nation was built. That foundation is hanging by a thread, and the homo-radicals are wielding hell-sharpened scissors.

In all of these ‘Shorter’ posts (see here) I provide a link back to the source. This would be a silly gesture were I aiming to misrepresent anybody. And by now you should know I am not a “reporter,” I do not do “reporting.” So I am quite journalistic-ally unrestrained in offering my obnoxious opinions regarding your obnoxious opinions.

Now to particulars: I believe I did a pretty fair job in representing your reaction to the Martin murder. In “Trayvon mania highlights diseased culture of the left,” you began this way:

The ignorant, irrational mania being stoked by the black race hustlers in the wake of the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin is disgusting.

Call me crazy, irrational and pushed around by “black race hustlers” will you? I don’t think so. And usually standing in opposition to your targets, were you of sensible mania? Your mangled screed went on like this, denying that there were good reasons to be angered by the blasting of an unarmed teenager. This was disgusting:

Today, we see far too many young, black people — and “white” people, too — who are facing a bleak future, because they have chosen to become a sub-culture of America — a sub-culture that glorifies violent, incoherent “music,” anti-social behavior and despicable dress, and even its own unintelligible speech. How can many of these kids of today expect to be accepted and propelled ahead in the workforce when they insist on rejecting something so simple as proper dress and behavior?

No one appreciates being called a “sub-culture,” so you can go to hell. You were also insinuating that Martin and his ilk comprise a national Untermenschen incapable of behavioral norms and common decency, and that this is what understandably precipitates their deaths. I don’t know why people like you exist in the world. Have you ever thought of disappearing? You might find it refreshing.

So I mock you for being callous and indecent. That’s what the blog is for. What’s your blog for? Misanthropy? Just guessing.


Toure is right and the racists don’t like it

Touré Neblett is an MSNBC co-host of The Cycle. He caught Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained yesterday and he blogs it favorably.

Django Unchained is a heroic love story

. . Django is heroic not just for rescuing his wife but also for spreading justice by putting slavemasters in the grave. It’s honestly baffling to me that smart people could find Django’s slavemaster killings as anything other than heroic. The moral calculus between slave and master is clear and unambiguous . .

For the descendants of slaves, who live in a world still tangibly doused in slavery’s residue, watching Django kill his oppressors could possibly feel cathartic. If murder can ever be morally justified by the presence of clear, undiluted, sustained evil — and I believe it can — then it is justified when a slave kills a master.

Touré is smart. And his opinion is hardly crazy, I’m glad he said it. But I’m pretty sure he knows it will be controversial because America is still messed up, race-wise. See the Washington Times:

“Toure unhinged: Murder can be ‘justified'”

Weasel Zippers:

“MSNBC’s Race-Obsessed Toure: Blacks Killing White Slaveowners Morally Justified…”

And Lucianne Goldberg’s blog monkey:

Of course with morons like this guy it depends completely on your race. Those people at MessNBC have totally gone off the rails.


The actual slaves who actually lived in the USA were more decent than these idiots. They did not massacre their owners like the slaves of Haiti had done.

Remember when our slaves were law-abiding? That was nice. Unlike you, Touré. They knew right from wrong. If the War of Northern Aggression hasn’t thoroughly disgraced us, oh me. Look who feels similarly — the white supremacists at Stormfront:

“I think it’s okay for Black people to murder White people. Kill Whitey, y’all.”


They call it vertical integration

This was Bob Owens on Wednesday:

Written By: Bob – Dec• 12•12

It’s been a depressing day. As most of you aware aware by now, yesterday a defective 22-year-old missed a flight to Hawaii, or got his girlfriend pregnant, or maybe just realized how retarded he looked with idiotic gaping holes in his earlobes. Said douchebag stole a rifle [an AR-15 –ed.] from an acquaintance and shot up a mall in Clackamas, Oregon.

Bob on Thursday:

Billet Templar Custom for sale
Written By: Bob – Dec• 13•12

I’ve mentioned several times before my affinity for Templar Custom AR-15 rifles. I wrote about the Templar MCWS for Shooting Illustrated, and was impressed enough to pick up one myself.

While I didn’t have the cash to go all Victor Kiam and buy the company, I did just sign on to rebuild their website and work on their social media (consider this my disclosure and statement of complete and utter bias).

There is now a rare Templar in SPR configuration on Gunbroker if you want one of the best precision ARs built.

Bob on Friday:

Massacre in Newtown just the latest result of the culture of “violence for pleasure.”
Written By: Bob – Dec• 14•12

Our popular music is soaked to the brim with misogyny and glorified violence, especially rap and metal. Should it really be any surprise at all that the shooters are in the demographics that listen to this music? . .

We foist our kids off on popular media, filled with violence at every corner and every angle, while falsely telling them how precious each and every little thing they do is, and give them a participation trophy just for showing up. The end result?

A massacre. And Bob’s next bargain, of course, a sweet Bushmaster .223.


It comes with American cheese


Twenty-two children were hurt by a knife-wielding man at a primary school in central China.

Min Yingjun, 36, stabbed an elderly woman before bursting into Chenpeng Village Primary School in the Henan province yesterday.

Seven of the students, aged between six and 12 years old, were taken to hospital, some with severed fingers and ears.

And here:

A 20-year-old man wearing combat gear and armed with semiautomatic pistols and a semiautomatic rifle killed 26 people — 20 of them children — in an attack in an elementary school in central Connecticut on Friday. Witnesses and officials described a horrific scene as the gunman, with brutal efficiency, chose his victims in two classrooms while other students dove under desks and hid in closets.

Makes a difference, doesn’t it?


Blame anything

First, you kill me.

Why did Adam, after killing his mother, travel to the school where she worked? Shouldn’t some suspicion fall on the mother? She looks like a victim, but could she and her son have been operating together?

Then you kill my students. Got that?

One of the 9 mm.’s might reasonably have been for the mother, but the Bushmaster she must havee bought for him.

Serious problems of her own indeed.

Where’s that rifle I bought you?


Wife of executioner/entrepreneur victimized by liberal court system

After a routinely-fired shitnozzle launched a lucrative enterprise by provoking an unarmed Negro to kick his Pillsbury ass, shooting the teen point blank and then jacking internet dollars from fantasy teamers too cowardly to do the same, a post-modern legal quandary did arise.

How should a stodgy justice system dictate to web entrepreneurs? A man with a vision and a business model is hardly a criminal. He’s just a job creator. And knowing full-well the online sympathy market for nigger-shooters is hardly a reason to arrest him. These people, alive and dead, pose no threat to polite society. So what does it matter how the Zimmermans run their business? There’s no compelling interest for courts to bother with a company’s liquidity.

Prosecutors say the Zimmermans used a rudimentary “code” to discuss the money in recorded jailhouse phone calls — referring to $100,000, for example, as “$100.” At least two of the calls, the state alleges, were made while Shellie Zimmerman and her husband’s sister were at a local credit union making the transactions.

Zimmerman told his wife to “pay off all the bills” with the money, prosecutors said, including an American Express card and a Sam’s Club card. He also instructed her on how to pay his bail.

According to the affidavit, after her husband was released on bond days after the hearing, she transferred more than $85,000 back into his account.

Shellie was supposed to tell them about George’s hundreds of thousands worth of racist donations, but she lied. Understandably, freedom. So they arrested her for perjury. For a time, the Bill Gates and Paul Allen of hip-hop mud-duck target shooting for-reals LLC, a spontaneous venture, were imprisoned yards from each other. The exercise quad and the stoolies pen, to name but two.