But, you knew that, right?
And, yes, yet another post today (and watch out, I still have an IA comment to make ...)
Rachel Lucas pointed me to this. Now, I don't know if I'm allowed to pass this story along because I'm not black**, but reading the story I didn't initially know, or ultimately care, the color of the victims.
On June 18, 2007, a black woman was gang raped by 10 youths and forced at gunpoint to have sex with her own 12 year old son in a housing complex called Dunbar Village in West Palm Beach, Florida. The young men not only viciously punched, kicked and sliced this sister and her son with glass objects, but they also blinded her boy by pouring nail polish remover into his eyes.
The young men forced this sister and son to lay naked in a bathtub together, and attempted to set them on fire (they could not find matches). The youths boldly took cell phone pictures so that they could enjoy their violent, immoral and sadistic acts at a later time. The violence continued for more than three hours, and although this sister’s neighbors heard her screams, no one called the police or came to her aid.
This sister and her son had to walk a mile to the hospital, because the assailants stole her car, and threatened to kill her and her family if she told the authorities.
Only four of the young men have been apprehended, while the remaining six are on the loose, doing Lord knows what in our communities. There is no manhunt for the remaining suspects.
As devastating as this story is, what the NAACP and Al Sharpton have done about it will simply take your breath away:Not only did the NAACP ignore hundreds of requests to assist this woman because it was ‘outside the scope of their mission’, but they joined forces with Al Sharpton, and sent their lawyers to speak out IN SUPPORT OF THE RAPISTS.
You heard me right.
Al Sharpton's got his panties in a wad because these animals were denied bail while some white rapists (accused of date rape) were not. See, it's racism to give bail to whites and not to blacks, because their crimes were exactly the same. Right? I mean, feminists are always telling us rape is rape.
Tangled web we weave.
Anyway, there is an address (at the link, in comments) where you can send money to help this poor woman, and her son, out. So many philanthropic opportunities at my blog! Humn ...to which would you rather give to ... and keep in mind it's gonna take millions to keep Kwame at the helm of Detroit.
** The blogger, and commenters, seem a tad Afrocentric. Imploring that "feminist bloggers of color" pass this story along. That kinda stuff drives me nuts.