It is a fact of life that when most Whites commit a ghastly, horrifying crime, they are able to get away with it by pretending to be insane. Judges and juries are far more likely to be lenient in favor of White criminals that plead insanity than non-Whites, which is why you see White killers getting away with murder just like Aaron/Roy did in Primal Fear, whilst Blacks, Hispanics, and Native Americans are sentenced to death or given long prison stints.
Here in North Carolina, back in 1988 (17 July to be precise), a drug-addicted, work-shy redneck named Michael Hayes shot nine people – four of them fatally – in front of his parents’ moped shop near the Forsyth & Davidson County lines, before being apprehended by sheriffs deputies. Hayes’ family claimed he was mentally ill and that the system had failed him, which is what Hayes’ 2 Black lawyers stated in court, and that is what the jury found him to be – mentally ill. Therefore, he was deemed no guilty by reason of insanity and sentenced to a state hospital (since closed down) for an indeterminate amount of time.
Today, Michael Hayes is a free man, working as an assistant manager of all things for a convenience store in the state capital (unless he’s been fired or quit), supposedly ‘extremely sorry‘ for his actions of that night. I doubt that he is. Hayes’ parents took the keys to the moped shop from him so he wouldn’t steal any more money from the register to feed his drug habit, he threw a the tantrum of a spoiled brat, and 4 innocent people are dead, while 5 are forevermore traumatized, as a result of his actions.
As soon as a non-White commits mass murder, the racists will immediately scream in outrage. You get the likes of such conservatives as O’Riley, Rivera, Coulter, and all the other talking airheads calling anyone with brown skin ‘thugs’, ‘terrorists’, and all kinds of terms one doesn’t hear used against White killers. They are always ‘mentally ill’ even when they have no documented history of being treated for any mental illness. Roof’s crimes were not labeled one of hate even when he was known to be White and his victims Black. Yet if a Black man had done the same to White people in their church, the media outcry would have been far different.
You can’t drum any of this into a White American’s head because they firmly believe that racism of any kind no longer exists in this country except in the minds of Black folk, and that it is due to our behavior that bad things happen to us. What about those 9 Black people joining hands in a prayer circle? What did they do to deserve their untimely deaths at the hands of a White supremacist? Roof has already admitted that the reason he killed them was because ‘Blacks rape our women’. It is a hate crime and should be prosecuted as such. Roof deserves little else but the Death Penalty but I doubt he will get it unless a couple of Black prisoners take matters into their own hands.
I daresay that Dylann Roof will get away with his blood-drenched rampage same as Jared Lee Loughner, Andrea Yates, and that old substance abuser Michael Hayes got away with theirs.