Re: This is True Conservatism
Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:52 pm
This will be so called "interesting".Dachshund wrote: ↑Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:36 pmphilosopher wrote: ↑Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:17 pm https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... shae-jones
A pregnant women is jailed for having been shot so the fetus got killed... she didn't fire the gun, someone else committed the crime against her/the fetus. Yet, the woman is jailed.
That's Conservatism for you, right there!
Conservatives are monsters.
On the 5th July, 2019 Alabama dropped the charges against the pregnant woman who was shot in the abdomen and lost her 5 month old foetus.
Here are some facts I would like you to consider in the context of this incident before I put a question to you...
(1) The incident took place in the city of Birmingham, Alabama.
(2) The current census shows that Birmingham's population is 75% Black/African American.
(3) FBI statistics show that Birmingham is currently the second highest rate of gun deaths in America.
(4) In 2018, 99% of known criminal homicide suspects in Birmingham were Black/African Americams
(5) Of the 99 criminal homicides 75% of the victims were Black/African males and 14 were Black/African-American females.
(A) The shooter in the case you mentioned in your OP was a 23 year old Black female, named Ebony Jemison who was a Birminham resident.
(B) The pregnant woman she shot was a 27 year old Black/African-American Birmingham resident named Marshae Jones.
Jones initiated and pressed a physical altercation between herself and Jemison regarding the paternity (that doesn't surprise me) of the child that she was carrying. IMO, that was very foolish, stupid and irresponsible behaviour for a woman who is 5 months pregnant to have engaged herself in.
Given this physical altercation took place between two females (i.e; it was what we call a "cat fight" where I come from) and ,generally speaking, young females lack the muscular strength (both Jones and Jemison were of slightly built) to do any kind of serious or potentially lethal harm with their fists or limbs (legs) in a fight, it was improbable that Jone's foetus would have been severely harmed or killed during the altercation. Sure, it was POSSIBLE, but , IMO pretty unlikely, given, as I say both of these young women did not have large , muscular physiques. But, one would expect that Jemison must have known for sure that firing a bullet from a handgun into Jone's abdomen would carry an extremely high probability of killing Jone's foetus. That is, that she was applying lethal force to defend herself in a situation ( a "cat-fight" between herself and Jones) that was very unlikely to taken her life or caused grievous bodily harm of any kind - a few scratches, cuts, bruises, maybe a sprain etc; is probably all she would have received. A reasonably fit and strong young male can kill with one well-connected punch - women cannot do that.
This incident was all-too-common, "black -on- black" gun homicide (the foetus was murdered) in Birmingham a 75% Black majority southern city; i.e; yet another example of one black/African -American shooting another to death with a firearm. "Interestingly", this is NOT a problem with the white population of Birmingham. The whites in the city do not go about blowing each other away with pistols/revolvers/rifles in order to settle disputes they are having.
Well, now. WHY is this the case, Philosopher? I know the reason, and I can back it up with empirical evidence. Let's see if you can work it out old sport? (It's not "rocket science !)