Race and the Packers seen as a motive in slaying of woman

Saturday, February 02, 2008

What do you get if you're a 20 year-old black student studying to be a nurse getting your lunch?

If you were Brittany Williams you sadly were shot to death by Kyle Bormann who was dressed in camouflage waiting to pick people off at the local drive-thru, who apparently, in addition to just being "pissed" at black people in general, was also still angry over the officiating from a Packers football game:

Bormann, who had been drinking, mentioned being upset with the officiating in the New York Giants-Green Bay Packers NFC Championship game, Kleine said. Bormann said something about the officiating favoring the black players, Kleine said. In a later interview at Central Police Headquarters, Bormann also described being "pissed'' at black people but gave no specifics, Kleine said.
So basically if the Packers would have won and Brittany Williams would have been white, she would still be alive - but because of some racist white guy who doesn't understand that football's just a game and that people of color aren't connected at the hip and are out to get him, a life was taken - an innocent life.

This is why I'm not against laws that allow citizens to carry guns - I want to know that if some racist nutjob decides to actually have some balls and stick a gun in my face (because let's face it - getting tanked and shooting someone from afar is the most cowardly thing you can do) - well - I want to know I have options.