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White Privilege or … Biden Privilege?

Posted on | June 22, 2023 | Comments Off on White Privilege or … Biden Privilege?

Decided against making this another Aspiring Rapper Update, but the lawyer for imprisoned Florida rapper Kodak Black makes an important point: Nobody else — certainly not a black man — would have gotten the sweetheart deal Hunter Biden got from the Department of Justice.

Perhaps this would be an appropriate place to admit that I am not always unbiased and objective when it comes to crime. The other day I was lamenting the fact that New England Patriots cornerback Jack Jones had gotten busted on a weapons charge for trying to carry two pistols onto a flight in his carry-on luggage. This was a crime of phenomenal stupidity by Jones, who was expected to be a starter for the Patriots this season. Here’s a look at Jones as a rookie last year getting a pick-six off future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers:

The lawyer for Jones points out that he’s innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, but his future as a Patriot is in jeopardy. As a Patriots fan, I was remarking on how unfortunate this situation is, but my brother Kirby responded that the court can’t grant leniency in the case of an NFL star, or else everybody would demand similar leniency. Legal experts say a case like Jones’s would normally result in a sentence of three-and-a-half years, which may mean that this promising young cornerback can kiss his NFL career good-bye and . . . Well, who’s fault is it?

Not mine. Not Bill Belichick’s. You can’t blame the cops or the judge, because they’re just doing their job. Do we want people bringing loaded pistols onto commercial flights in their carry-on luggage? No, we don’t, and to discourage this, we send people to prison for violating the law. We don’t do this out of malice — the TSA agents who busted Jones at Logan Airport were probably Patriots fans, too — but because there is no feasible alternative. The law must be enforced, and violators must be imprisoned, or else we shall descend into lawless anarchy.

Don’t do the crime, if you can’t do the time. Unless, of course, your name is Biden, in which case, the rules don’t apply to you.




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