America’s Mass Shootings: Human Hunting Season Needs To End
There have been two mass shootings in two weeks as of March 30, 2021. We’ve lost 18 people and as the whole country mourns brutal attacks on Asian people are happening at alarming rate. It seems like human hunting season has started again and apparently the only ones who have a license to ambush, attack and kill are (predominately) white men.
January 6, 2021 — DC
There was an insurrection and people died. Yet, the media and conservatives want us to believe lies and argue semantics. A group of armed and dangerous white men stormed our nation’s Capitol to destroy our government and planned to hang Vice President Pence because facts and truth no longer make sense
March 17, 2021 — Georgia
Robert Aaron Long, murdered 8 people and blamed it on temptation when we know racism was his motivation because he drove to 3 different locations, shot 6 women — some were elders — all of which were Asian
March 22, 2021 — Colorado
Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, murdered 10 people. Biased media and conservative politicians want to play the name game and blame it on radicalization instead of dealing with mental health, gun reform, and racism in our nation —
In the meantime, unarmed Black men, women and children are killed by police in their homes like Atatiana Jefferson and Breonna Taylor or innocently walking like Elijah McClain who was compliant or Joshua Feast or Casey Goodson, Jr. who were both running away and shot in the back by the police.
He told the trooper that he would use his time in jail to “think about getting even with people,” a remark the trooper viewed as threatening.” A judge released him…
White gun rights trump American safety and common sense
When did hunting season begin for people again? When are the police going to start profiling the hunters and when is the criminal justice system going to fairly prosecute and imprison the hunters (even if they have a badge)?
If this last case is any indication — we all should be terrified!
March 17, 2021 — Nebraska
Adam Vannoy, was arrested and released by Nebraska police after driving 120 miles per hour and:
According to the Colorado Sentinel — “troopers seized from Vannoy’s jacket, a loaded AR-style semi-automatic rifle with an illegal silencer, four other firearms, ammunition, a bulletproof blanket and vest…and an Air Force costume. They also found marijuana.
They jailed [Vannoy] on weapons and drug charges. He was released after posting $5,000 bond on March 17, even though he threatened to kill [and] exposed his penis to guards, threw feces from his cell into a common area…
March 26, 2021 — Iowa
Adam Vannoy, was arrested again 6 days later. According to the Colorado Sentinel:
“…he tried to purchase [another] AR-style rifle… The store denied the sale after Vannoy said he was surprised his friends hadn’t called to find out if he was responsible for Monday’s shooting in Boulder…Vannoy also said he had 500 rounds of ammunition in his truck.
“In addition to denying the sale, the store notified the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives about his comments. Agents arrested Vannoy in Iowa this week on a new federal charge stemming from the Nebraska traffic stop, illegal possession of a firearm as an unlawful user of marijuana.”
One of the Nebraska troopers said, Vannoy was leaving Denver because, “his neighbors didn’t like him, he had a mental breakdown and quit his job. He told the trooper that he would use his time in jail to “think about getting even with people,” a remark the trooper viewed as threatening.” A judge released him…
A judge set this very low bail and released this heavily armed, vengeful, mentally unstable man from jail. Who is this judge and why did he think it was safe to released him in the first place?
When are we going to wake up and realize that gun rights and police bias aren’t helping anyone? How can we continue to justify the peaceful arrest and release of dangerous white men like Vannoy, and Kyle Rittenhouse and the killing of unarmed Black people?
The same system that doesn’t see heavily armed white men as a threat somehow can choke innocent Black boys to death and sit on a Black man’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds like he killed a fresh buck.
For Black and brown people in America, human hunting season never stopped, it just has peak seasons. My fear is it’s peak season again and this time we’re all in danger.
America wake up! Violence and guns don’t make us better, it makes us brutal and only leaves death and grief. When are we going to get tired of mourning and living in fear?
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