If one “happened” to be a Black male in West Philadelphia in the early morning hours on April 5th, there is a good chance that “they” were pulled over and questioned.
Police Sgt. Robert Ralston claimed to have been shot by “a Black man with corn rows.”
He later admitted that the gun shot wound was self-inflicted and that the story was a lie.
This brought to mind two separate cases, both from the early 1990’s with eerily similar circumstances…
In Boston, Charles Stuart murdered his seven-months-pregnant wife, but told authorities and the media that the culprit was “a raspy voiced Black man.”
What followed was a “Black manhunt,” producing an alleged suspect, Willie Bennett. Mr. Bennett was singled out by Stuart from a police lineup.
In an effort to give his story credibility, Stuart, too, had a self-inflicted gun shot wound.
Stuart ultimately killed himself, jumping off of a bridge.
The other case involved Susan Smith, the former University of South Carolina Union student who murdered her two sons.
She claimed that a Black man stole her car and kidnapped her kids.
Susan Smith later claimed that mental health issues impaired her judgement.
Smith is currently serving time and will be eligible for parole in the Fall of 2024.
Clearly, all three cases fuel negative and damaging assumptions about race.
The initiation of searches and hunts for the Black Boogie Men do nothing more than raise the bar on racial discord, mistrust and suspicion.
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