This comic is the result of a few items swirling in the news lately. We’re talking about profiling black men in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting and apparently how that’s okay. Check out this Pat Oliphant cartoon that I’m sure he would say isn’t about race–just people who look dangerous. CNN anchor Don Lemon called out black males last week for sagging their pants and littering too much. He said they need to get their act together if want people to stop treating them like thugs. Well, Trayvon Martin wasn’t sagging the night he was shot, nor had he littered, but who knows where he would have thrown that Skittles wrapper had he been allowed to finish eating them.
The more realistic threat to every day people is from the big five banks, who have illegally thrown so many people out of their homes they had to work out a $25 billion settlement with the federal government. Would you be surprised if I told you most of that money has yet to find its way into the hands of the victims?
A woman in Ohio recently had her house broken into by a bank and all her possessions destroyed. It wasn’t even her bank–they were repossessing a house across the street and got mixed up. She’s asking for a mere $18,000 from the bank. They are demanding receipts for every item she wants compensation for. If you see any of these people coming for your house, make sure to Stand Your Ground.