Couple Pointed a Shotgun and Threatened to Kill Partygoers Including Kids
February of 2017 saw a couple raid an 8 year old black kids party with Confederate flags and a shotgun. Why talk about this now? It’s been 3 years and they were given 35 years together, so why bring it up now? Because the confederate flag as a symbol is being misunderstood.
In February of 2017, a couple and 13 others drove trucks to the party and began harassing and threatening a party for an 8 year old boy. Waving Confederate flags and pointing a shotgun at the party. Yelling racial slurs and refusing to leave.
But like I said all of them got sentenced for a total of 35 years. Jose Ismael Torres and Kayla Rae Norton were the names of the couple who led the charge. Jose was given 13 years and Kayla was given 15. The others were found guilty and given shorter charges. They violated the street gang terrorism law.
I’m bringing this up now because I’ve heard people trying to protest the banning of the Confederate flag. The flag stood for their “home” or “family.” But this flag was first flown to fight America for the rights to have slaves. This flag has been used or mentioned so many times in crimes against Black people. Before the argument comes up that bad people can fly any flag and it wouldn’t make it the flag’s purpose. This flag was made because the South didn’t want to give up slavery. I’ll let the video below speak for itself.
This is what is stands for, the oppression and degradation of black folk as a people to something lower than white folk. It stands for white folk killing black folk, for white privileged, and for the ability to abuse the penal system. It stands for my grandparents nightmares, and now mine as well. This flag stands for so much negative that I can’t find any justifiable reason for it to fly. But maybe that’s just me?
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