If this man was black, he'd be dead now

White privilege just doesn't seem to cover it:

A white Rocky Mount man on probation for aiming his shotgun at black children has been flying dozens of Confederate flags over his compound-like home in the predominantly black Arrington Avenue neighborhood for years.

West was charged in 2010 with assault with a deadly weapon. He was accused of firing a gun during a fight in the street then pointing the weapon at responding police officers. West backed into his fenced yard as more police officers arrived and surrounded the house. After a tense standoff, West surrendered to authorities, according to archived news reports. He eventually pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of discharging a firearm within the city limits.

Bolding mine. If he had been black, they would have gunned him down without blinking an eye. Even if they hadn't, there's no way they would have reduced the charges after arresting him. He's threatened children with a deadly weapon, but kept both his freedom and his guns. And this comment is very telling:

“I ain’t got nothing to do with them people in South Carolina,” West told the Telegram on Thursday. “I’m sorry for what happened to the women.”

That wasn't a mistake on his part. He knows there were three black men murdered in that church, but he's not sorry for that.

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He'll do it himself

He'll probably shoot himself or someone else who isn't bothering him. He sounds like a bitter, paranoid nutcase.

Yeah, it's only a matter of time

before he falls completely off that edge he's been perched on for so long. The problem is, it will probably involve the death or serious injury of an innocent person, likely of African-American descent, and the Rocky Mount authorities will share in his guilt.

Very disturbing

And trying to comprehend how somebody could arrive at that kind of mindset is just...Well, I can't grasp it.