Posted on April 20, 2021

Punished for Stopping Black Misbehavior

Robert Hampton, American Renaissance, April 20, 2021

U.S. Army Sergeant Jonathan Pentland is the latest victim of the Two Minutes Hate. A video that emerged last week shows the drill instructor confronting a black man in his South Carolina neighborhood. Sgt. Pentland shoved the man and yelled at him to “walk away.” “You’re in the wrong neighborhood,” the drill instructor shouted.

Richland County, SC police arrested the sergeant for assault and the Army suspended him. Both the Army and Department of Justice are investigating. Sgt. Pentland also had to leave his house. A black mob surrounded his suburban home and broke windows. Police were present but made no arrests.

The video is touted as another horrifying example of racism against an innocent young man who was “walking while black.” “We’re not going to let people be bullies in our community,” Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott told reporters. Many journalists and activists called Sgt. Pentland a bigot.

But there’s more to the case. The black man was menacing the neighborhood in the week before the altercation, according to two police reports filed on him. One says he grabbed a woman by the waist and pulled her pants part-way down. Another says he snatched a baby from another woman and tried to run away with it.

The sergeant told police he pushed the black man “in fear for his safety and the safety of his wife.” Neighbors reported to police that the alleged victim came up to them “in a threatening manner” and they asked the drill sergeant for help.

A member of the black mob that surrounded Sgt. Pentland’s house heard a similar account. Dayterouis Gallmon told local media that a young woman rushed to Sgt. Pentland’s house and begged for his help after the black man assaulted her. Mr. Gallmon said he didn’t believe her.

If these reports are true, Sgt. Pentland is a good Samaritan, not a bully. He ended a threat. He is just the latest victim in the attack on white community. Whites are told to look the other way when they see black misbehavior, even if it is threatening. They risk stiff penalties if they challenge this now-protected class.

“Karens” are reviled for questioning suspicious blacks or calling the cops on them. Most of these cases have not led to charges, but some lawmakers want change that.

California and New Jersey passed bills last year that outlawed “racist” 911 calls. California’s bill made it a “hate crime” to file a false police report based on a suspect’s race, sex, or religion. The bill also makes it a hate crime if the call is made to intimidate someone or interfere with his “free exercise or enjoyment of their rights.” It’s already illegal to file a false police report, so the purpose of the law is to intimidate whites.

New Jersey’s law is also designed to punish whites who may make the wrong call. “Using the threat of a 911 call or police report as an intimidation tactic against people of color is an unacceptable, abhorrent form of discrimination,” Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said last September. “Individuals who choose to weaponize this form of intimidation should held be accountable.”

San Francisco, New York, and Oregon let people sue “racist” 911 callers. In 2019, Grand Rapids, Michigan, made it a misdemeanor to call the cops on someone found not to be committing a crime. Minnesota, Washington, and Michigan have considered similar legislation. All these laws are written in racially neutral language, and some — ludicrously — criminalize 911 calls meant to intimidate for reasons of sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, weight, or height. But the prime targets are clearly whites.

It’s especially dangerous for whites to challenge Black Lives Matter aggressors. Last weekend, Stillwater, Minnesota police detained a man who fought back against a BLM mob that blocked his car and attacked him in his neighborhood. The police did nothing about the blacks who started the fight, and the BLM mob thanked the officers.

A Minneapolis pawn shop owner was arrested and investigated for six months after he shot a black looter who attacked him during the George Floyd riots. Police eventually cleared him of charges, but while he was in police custody looters ransacked the store.

In Omaha, Nebraska, bar owner and trump supporter Jake Gardner shot and killed a black looter who attacked him during the Floyd riots. The looter was part of a mob that tried to destroy the bar. After intense pressure from BLM activists, Omaha authorities charged Gardner with murder. Shortly thereafter, he killed himself.

Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael, and William Bryan have been charged in Ahmaud Arbery’s death in Georgia. The three white men tried to catch Arbery after he trespassed on a neighbor’s property. There were several previous reports of break-ins and stolen property in the neighborhood.

Arbery attacked the men and one of them fatally shot him. Prosecutors initially refused to press charges because they thought the killing was justified. After a video of the shooting was released, there was national outrage, and the men were charged — even though the video shows that Arbery was the aggressor. Arbery has been memorialized as an innocent jogger, but new evidence suggests he frequently claimed to be a jogger to cover his crimes.

The message of all these cases: See something, say nothing. Black lives matter more than your property, community, and even your life.