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BIGOTS GONNA BIGOT: Left upset Open Carry Ohio defending black man shot by police

October 8, 2014

An Open Carry Ohio rally participant demonstrating in support of John Crawford, a young man killed by police after a caller made some false allegations against Mr. Crawford.


The radical Left loves a good social cause, but when Open Carry Ohio came out this past weekend to rally in support of a young black man shot by Beavercreek, OH police, the bigots on the liberal left quickly outed their racial prejudices for all to see.

John Crawford.

John Crawford was shot by police while he was talking on his cell phone in the lawn and garden section of the Beavercreek, OH Wal-Mart store.  He was holding an air rifle he had picked up in the sporting goods section.  Fellow shopper Ronald Ritchie called 9-1-1 and reported that a black guy was walking around the store with a gun pointing it at people and children walking by.  Unfortunately for Ritchie, Walmart surveillance tapes did not support Ritchie’s allegations.  In fact, a month later, Ritchie was publicly walking back his own words. From the UK Guardian:

When Ronald Ritchie called 911 from the aisles of a Walmart in western Ohio last month to report that a black man was “walking around with a gun in the store”, he said that shoppers were coming under direct threat.

“He’s, like, pointing it at people,” Ritchie told the dispatcher. Later that evening, after John Crawford III had been shot dead by one of the police officers who hurried to the scene in Beavercreek, Ritchie repeated to reporters: “He was pointing at people. Children walking by.”

One month later, Ritchie puts it differently. “At no point did he shoulder the rifle and point it at somebody,” the 24-year-old said, in an interview with the Guardian. He maintained that Crawford was “waving it around”, which attorneys for Crawford’s family deny.

Ritchie told several reporters after the 5 August shooting that he was an “ex-marine”. When confronted with his seven-week service record, however, he confirmed that he had been quickly thrown out of the US marine corps in 2008 after being declared a “fraudulent enlistment”, over what he maintains was simply a mixup over his paperwork.

Vocativ.com, a website owned by Bloomberg’s buddy and former Deputy Chief of Staff Scott Cohen, is howling like a freshly castrated pig.  “Shameless Open-Carry Activists Co-Opt Racially Charged Shooting” Vocativ trumpets while stomping their feet and clenching their fists.

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Ownership, a gun-grabber organization that’s been pretty much relegated to throwing rhetorical gasoline on Facebook, outed their own racial bigotry in the first two lines of their Facebook post about the rally:  “No you’re not John Crawford.  For starters, you’re white.”

What?  White people can’t march against perceived police misconduct, irrespective of the race of the victim?

CSGV concluded their misguided post with, “Second, John Crawford was peacefully shopping in a Walmart, not marching down the street with a loaded assault rifle to make an explicit threat of violence against his own government.”

Open carry of a scary rifle is an explicit threat of violence against one’s own government?

What’s next?

Will tomorrow bring us the charge that a man unzipping his fly is an explicit threat of sexual violence against women?

The rally last weekend turned out scores of supporters of John Crawford, including dozens of gun owners concerned about how the police handled the case as open carry is legal in Ohio.



4 Responses to BIGOTS GONNA BIGOT: Left upset Open Carry Ohio defending black man shot by police

  1. DM on October 8, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Certainly Mr Ritchie contributed to this wrongful death. It is also clear that he made false statements to 911 and the police. Why isn’t he in jail?

    All you Bloomberg types advocating to call police and claim a gunman is threatening innocents every time you see someone legally carrying a firearm – take heed. There is a reasonable argument that you are culpable in this death, as well.

    • jboch on October 8, 2014 at 5:21 pm

      To say nothing of civil liability for those idiots who brag on the Inet on social media how they’ll call the cops on an open-carrier and let the cops “blow them away”.


  2. Sam Whittemore on October 8, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Those on the left seem to be the biggest racists and bigots in my experience. And those who toss out the race card? They are the worst.


  3. JB on October 13, 2014 at 3:46 am

    Leftism doesn’t care about young black males. Rather, it seeks for episodes that fit it narrative for the purpose of exploitation.