“A white kid gets killed and the damn whole world stops… Fuck that white motherfucker," said Seth's killer, who pled down to manslaughter.
This shit is enraging. Everyone sees what's going on. Everyone sees that when blacks kill whites and Asians, they can babble openly about BLM and racial hatred, and somehow it's never a racially motivated hate crime. Look at the New York subway shooter, just a couple months ago. And everyone sees that every time the races are reversed, it's suddenly a national emergency.
To white libs, it's only a problem when something bad happens to their pets. That includes their pets being punished for misbehavior. Their pets savaging innocent people? Well they had it coming, how dare you be angry.
Funny how they do everything they can to avoid living close to their pets, though. Almost like they know.
On the death penalty: it's also more merciful. When a dog bites a child you don't throw it in the basement and beat it for the rest of its life. That would be senselessly cruel. You put it down, and that's the end of it.
Karl, Sorry to say I would have blown off Seth's mom's tweets because of the "Gun Control Now!!" Terrible story, heartbreaking. The Berkeley Chancellor is grotesque. That POS human debris murderer shares a name with my dog, makes me want to rethink it. He does, in fact, deserve to die in prison. And they said he'd never accomplish anything.
I wouldn't have found this article if it weren't for Real Clear Politics, but I'm glad I did.
I'm a liberal, and as a liberal, I don't understand the concept of a hate crime to begin with. (All crime includes some element of hate.) But if you're going to have hate crime laws and augmentations, then you apply them in a colorblind manner (yes, I'm that kind of liberal). And, yes, the media is complicit in this. But Mr. Walker should not have been walking the streets.
As someone else mentioned, and I paraphrase, while I don't blame the mother for blaming guns, this asshole would have stabbed the kid if he hadn't had the gun. This is a problem of people, not weapon choice. Violent people will find any reason to commit violence and they will just choose a different weapon.
The whole thing with George Floyd is sickening. The man is no kind of hero. He left a trail of damage in his wake. And while I don't think Chauvin was an angel either and deserved to lose his job or spend some time in jail, turning George Floyd into a saint actually hurts the black community's cause. If George is the best you've got for a martyr, you're in a sad state. And Obama always has been a race arsonist. I voted for him (twice), but he was bad enough in office, and now that he's becoming a bit obsolete, he's worse. That tweet showed his true colors. A dead bunch of little kids of a range of ethnicities to him is not nearly as useful as one dead imperfect black man. Why? Because of who killed that black man and who didn't kill those kids.
Why would you ruin your son's brilliant young mind.... by sending him to Berkeley??
The real lesson from 2020 is we are NOT all in this together and anyone who says otherwise can take a hike.
Scroll through the mother's twitter feed. She lives in CA and is experiencing the consequences of her votes. She's getting what she wanted. Her timeline is a caricature of even a half-baked leftist, complete with voteblue22 hashtags.
It's a damned shame the young man was murdered; may he rest in peace.
And she still doesn't see it. She can DIAF and rot.
Seth Smith's murder is disturbingly close to my brother's murder which occurred in 1969 in Washington DC. He was white, 22 years old, and due to graduate with a Masters degree in physics in two days from the Catholic University of America. He was the victim of an armed robbery. He attempted to leave and was shot in the back of the head, dying on the spot. The murderer and his accomplices were all teenagers and black.
Two of the accomplices were sentenced as juveniles so the records were hidden and their sentences were consequently set aside as is often done for juveniles.
One accomplice and the murderer would be sentenced as adults by judge Aubrey E Robinson Jr. The judge was also black (he can be found in Wikipedia). The adult the accomplice was sentenced to 10 years in jail. The murderer was sentenced to time served (it took nearly four years before his sentencing). He was free to leave through the front door the courthouse if he wished.
Both the adult accomplice and of the murderer were sentenced with a now repealed Youth Corrections Act. Upon completion of parole their sentences would be automatically set aside, which was the functional equivalent of expungement provided they committed no new felonies. They could even state under oath that they had not been convicted for my brother's murder.
So far as I know, not a single conviction exists today. My brother's murder was treated as a learning experience for young people rather than a capital offense.
There are many details too involved for a comment section.
Racial injustice against whites is not new. When it happens silence from the media is to be expected. Black lives matter.
I had quite [radical? progressive? liberal?] beliefs in my long-agos. Then I started traveling, and I ended up in a very poor very conservative country where I lived closely with people who were, actually, poor. Nothing like life itself to educate you. I knew people who had no realistic hope that educating their children would lead to much success, in a society brutally stacked against them where merit is crushed under the advantages received by bribery and influence. And yet some of them would sacrifice everything to enable their children to go to a crappy little school to get some basic literacy and numeracy.
I learned that if you live in a solid weatherproof structure; have hot and cold running water and reliable electricity and a fridge and a stove, you are not, in fact, poor. If you get a free government-provided education, regardless of how crappy it is, you are not deprived.
There's no durable cure for lousy parenting. Everything starts pre-conception; by birth, unfortunately, many children are already doomed to not be competent at life. The ones born with a fighting chance are often destroyed before they make it to kindergarten. And universal pre-k won't fix it. Freedom is very costly; it's worth it, but the innocent and helpless often pay the most.
new here. Found you via Instapundit. Looking forward to being a paying member after reading some of your stuff, especially economics related.
At the risk of sounding crass, I wonder if Seth's mom is a big lib. Her "Gun Control Now!!" thing sets off the Spidey-senses. And while I am very sympathetic to the loss of her son, if she voted leftie, I hate to say it, but what the hell did she expect??? And now she wants ME to give up MY guns???
Sorry toots. Ain't gonna happen
I'm a resident of West Berkeley. Seth was murdered just up the street (Dwight Way) from me. A 5-10 minute walk, during the George Floyd riots. At the exact same time, two "nooses" (looped ropes) were reported hanging from a tree at nearby Lake Merritt, in Oakland. This was a major news story that was reported on daily, for a week. Solid evidence of white supremacists (unicorns) residing here. The mayor of Oakland appointed a special committee to investigate white supremacist terrorists here, over this shocking discovery. Seth's brutal racist murder was glossed over in the local news. A UCB student was found murdered on the street. No details. When Walker was arrested, the media reported his name and age. Nothing about race or motive, with the notable exception of the Berkeleyside news outlet, much to their credit. They followed this disturbing story in detail, including Walker's obscene racist statements regarding Seth. A week after the shocking discovery of looped ropes hanging from a tree branch, a black gentleman who lived near Lake Merritt came forward to report that the "nooses" were his. They were loops that he used to do pull-ups when he exercised at the park. They had been there for a year. The message of the sick and perverted media is that Seth's racist assassination is not worthy of attention. Forget Seth Smith. We should be mourning the white supremacist attack on Jussie Smollett.
Unfortunately it is NOT so called gun violence. It is newsom and his party that have opened the prisons, run narratives about whites being racist and promoting racism with their agenda. The Brits have severe gun control and it has resulted in murders using knives to the point that knives have surpassed killings in NY with guns. It's not the firearm.. Stop it. Your wonderful son was killed by a hated filled racist black who got it from listening to the racists in BLM. Disarmament is being pushed by the Crats for pure power.
top to bottom, this is what media and politics is now -- the promotion of narratives to create legally enforceable American class distinctions
why do you think Hillary Clinton and Hunter Biden are still merrily grifting after committing hundreds of well-established felonies, while perfectly innocent Jan 6 protesters languish in prison, careers destroyed?
do you suppose it would be national news if children of press or prominent Democrats got the Seth Smith treatment?
our national institutions are already thoroughly corrupted, secession from this madness is the only rational answer remaining, to preserve our lives and liberty and children
leave them to their cop-free paradise of government-funded baby organ harvesting, public school grooming, double-digit inflation and 90% tax rates, where the only crimes are wrongthink or owning a gun
and lock the doors behind us
He was visiting and not an American, but the recent death of David Giride of Columbia University (phd program) is similar at least in violence and randomness
Remembering Seth Smith and Yiran Fan this weekend. Such loss.
Incredible article. Thank you so much for bringing this reprehensible tragedy to the world's attention.
Berkeley is a shithole.
If you think about it, isn’t anger the most pointless of the emotions?
Above all, don’t ever take out your anger on the innocent who had nothing to do with what caused your anger—that’s the height of injustice.
A Vow To Never Get Angry Again