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Dopehead Biker Dies of ‘White Privilege’ and Blunt-Force Trauma, But Mainly …

Posted on | November 18, 2020 | No Comments

. . . it was the blunt-force trauma:

A Berkeley County deputy will not face charges in connection with a fatal collision with a motorcycle that occurred in Summerville in April [2017].
A grand jury convened Thursday in Dorchester County and declined to indict for reckless homicide, according to Senior Assistant Solicitor Don Sorenson with the First Circuit Court.
“They found there was not enough evidence,” Sorenson said.
Robert Lee Clark Jr., 30, of Goose Creek, died after his Harley Davidson collided with Deputy James Vansant’s SUV on Main Street, near Richardson Avenue, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the lead investigative agency in the case. Berkeley County sheriff’s officials said its agency also conducted its own investigation.
Vansant has been on leave from the sheriff’s office since the April 19 crash.
In a statement Thursday afternoon, Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis said Vansant will remain on leave until the sheriff’s office completes its internal investigation.
He reiterated that Clark was driving “erratically” and failed to stop.
“It is important to realize that deputies have a dangerous job. Traffic stops and domestic violence investigations are among the most dangerous and unpredictable things that they do. It’s unfortunate that a loss of life occurred in this case and both families have been impacted by this incident,” Lewis said.
In the days after the incident, fellow members of the local motorcycle community gathered at Hutchinson Square to rally against the sheriff’s office and its pursuit policy.
The sheriff’s office was also quick to release dash cam footage of the chase and crash, which showed the deputy’s vehicle hit the motorcycle two different times. But sheriff’s officials said they believed Clark failed to shift properly, slowing the bike and causing the officer’s SUV to hit it. Vansant’s vehicle was traveling at more than 100 mph during parts of the chase.
The sheriff’s office said the chase started when Vansant observed the motorcycle traveling 66 mph in a 45 mph zone headed toward Crowfield Boulevard from Interstate 26. At the time Vansant was conducting radar near Ace Hardware on College Park Road, an incident report stated.
Despite lights and sirens, Clark failed to stop for the deputy and a 7-mile chase ensued. Dash cam footage showed the motorcyclist fluctuate in speed during the event. The motorcyclist also made “abrupt lane changes” at times, Vansant wrote in his report. A second deputy also joined the chase at Ridge Church Road.
The motorcyclist crashed when he swerved to avoid a third vehicle that had stopped for lights and sirens, and in trying to speed away, missed a gear, slowed down the bike and forced it to clip the front of Vansant’s vehicle, the sheriff’s office said. Clark and his bike crashed into the curb.

I found this story after watching video of the April 2017 pursuit:

 

Do “fellow members of the local motorcycle community” believe speed limits should not apply to them? Why? Because they’re white?

Honestly, that’s the only possible explanation why anyone would attempt to defend what Clark did. He was carrying nearly two ounces of marijuana when the deputy blue-lighted him and maybe — in his feeble dopehead brain — he thought he could get away, so he took off running for seven miles at speeds in excess of 100 mph. You watch enough police pursuit videos, and after a while you start hoping for the suspect to die, preferably in a spectacular crash, like when a Texas bank robber at the wheel of a Dodge Challenger “veered off the road, hit a power pole and went airborne into a tree.” Die, criminal, die!

 

The dead criminal in that case was black, and it would be racist of me not to applaud the death of a white criminal with equal enthusiasm.

We need to have a serious talk in this country about crime. Complaints about “mass incarceration” miss the point. People would not be incarcerated if they hadn’t broken the law, but they also wouldn’t be incarcerated if the cops had just killed them while they had the chance.

Maybe if we weren’t so sensitive about police using “excessive force,” there would be less crime. What if more Americans were like this grand jury in South Carolina that refused to indict the deputy for running the dopehead biker off the road? That is to say, what if we as a society stopped being so sympathetic toward criminals, and instead supported law enforcement as the authorized guardians of our safety?

Democrats like Joe Biden say law enforcement is part of “systemic racism” and what if we stipulate this, for the sake of argument? If enforcing the law is “white supremacy,” what does this say about situations where cops kill a white criminal? Will the SPLC say my lack of sympathy for white criminals is part of “white supremacy”?

Frankly, I would hesitate to deny such an accusation. Expecting people to conform to the rules of civilized society, and authorizing police to use force against those who don’t comply — if that’s what “white supremacy” means, then who wouldn’t be a “white supremacist”?

Americans have for too long permitted criminals, whatever their race, to impose on our sympathy. Too many movies have celebrated the outlaw as a heroic or romantic figure, which has resulted in a diminished respect not only for police, but for law-abiding citizens. White people are deeply implicated in this hero-worship of criminals. The Godfather won multiple Academy Awards for its celebration of gangster life. If it’s OK for white people to romanticize the Mafia, isn’t it racist for us to complain about black teenagers who think it’s cool to be gangbanging with the Crips?

If we don’t want our society to descend into anarchy, we must stop having sympathy for criminals and start supporting law enforcement, even if this means we must forfeit the “white privilege” that would otherwise permit us to do 100 mph on a Harley with two ounces of weed.

Let’s face it, everybody would like to do that. Toke up a big spliff, hop on your Harley and — ZOOM! — off you go at 100 mph.

Just don’t try that in Summerville, South Carolina. They’ll run you off the road, and you’ll get zero sympathy from me, dopehead loser.



 

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